I use long-term Ender Pearl stasis on a server that I frequent as a sort of fast travel. A chamber has been failing on me lately, leading to a rather lengthy trek each time.

This leads to the question. Under what precise conditions will an ender pearl disappear without teleporting the thrower? The player being offline is an obvious one - are there any others?

  • Is the server you play on completely vanilla or does it have any form of plugins?
    – Lexibutt
    Commented Oct 13, 2021 at 9:25

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The pearl despawns on owner's death (unless the gamerule doImmediateRespawns is set to true) or if it's triggered (collides with a solid surface), regardless of whether the owner can be teleported or not: in particular, the owner may be in other dimension (no cross-dimension teleportation allowed), logged out or dead.

  • In old versions of Minecraft, a triggered Ender Pearl could still teleport a player to its coordinates just leaving the player in that dimension. I don't know if this still works.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Oct 13, 2021 at 10:01
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    @pinckerman It doesn't - and it was definitely a bug.
    – SF.
    Commented Oct 13, 2021 at 10:40
  • It makes sense.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Oct 13, 2021 at 12:27
  • Death. That must be it - thank you! Commented Oct 13, 2021 at 15:19

A EnderPearl will also despawn if you thow it into the void

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