The dragon egg.
The great trophy that you acquire from your final boss within Minecraft. An item that is one of it’s kind considering how you can gain the item, but it’s also a unique item that draws a great deal of speculation from Minecraft players, especially new ones. After all, since this is the egg of the ender dragon, is it possible to hatch such an item and tame what could possibly dwell within? In this article we shall answer such a question and hope to cover all the topics that come with it.
How to Acquire Egg
Before we can entertain hatching the egg, you are first going to need to acquire it from the ender dragon. To get to the ender dragon you will need access to an end portal, which can only be found in strongholds within survival mode.
If you plan to nix such an idea and plan to go straight to building your own end portal, just keep in mind that you should be in the center of the portal you are creating, otherwise it just might not work at all.
Once you’ve entered the end through your preferred method of access, you will then be greeted by a host of Endermen and an irate ender dragon.
Once all of these threats are dealt with, you will finally reach the coveted prize of acquiring the dragon egg. Something to keep in mind however, is that you cannot acquire the dragon egg, just by hitting. Doing so will only cause it to teleport, which will make holding it a difficult prospect. You will need to have a pick block in order to successfully gain the item.
Can you hatch it?
Now comes the bad news as far as those who were hoping to tame a baby ender dragon. In the base game of Minecraft, it is impossible for you to hatch the dragon egg. The unfortunate truth is that it is similar to how you would acquire the head of other mobs. A trophy that you can have within your base or your dwelling. The only viable way to actually hatch the egg is through mods and even those are limited. The best mod to accomplish this idea is the Baby Ender Dragons Add-on which is only available on the mobile version of the game. The download for which can be found here if you desire it:
Baby Ender Dragons Addon | Minecraft PE Mods & Addons (mcpedl.com)
There are other mods that allow for multiple versions of dragon eggs for you to hatch and these can come in different varieties. It all will ultimately depend on your preference.
As you can see, hatching a dragon egg in Minecraft isn’t something that can be done in the conventional sense if you’re looking to tame a baby dragon. With the power of certain mods and ideas from those who have created extra content for the game however, it makes what was previously impossible, easily obtainable. Much like the rest of Minecraft, obtaining the child of the ender dragon is limited and restrained only by your imagination as well as your drive to achieve such a thing in the first place. If you seek to add on to your journey by raising the child of your greatest foe, then these ideas are the solution for you.