Is it possible to change the motion for a only one direction?

I tried for example: Motion[0:1d,1:~,2:,~], but it didn't work.

  • You need to add more details to this question. For starters, show us the full command you're trying to run.
    – MBraedley
    Mar 26, 2017 at 19:21

2 Answers 2


In Minecraft 1.14 and later versions, this can be done using the /data modify command:

To set the X coordinate of an entity:

/data modify entity <entity> Motion[<coord>] set value <value>d

Use Motion[0] for the X coordinate, Motion[1] for the Y coordinate, and Motion[2] for the Z coordinate.

  • I might be wrong, but don't indexes normally start at 0? Or is NBT different? Just checkin
    – Penguin
    Dec 14, 2020 at 2:04
  • Yes, they do. Oops.
    – pppery
    Dec 14, 2020 at 2:55

No, you must specify the 3 directions, and cannot use ~ in NBT.

So you cannot do so.

  • ty ! i found another way to do it
    – GUEST
    Apr 18, 2017 at 18:29

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