Minecraft Pocket Edition - How to get every achievement (Builder Guide)

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Minecraft Pocket Edition - How to get every achievement (Builder Guide)
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The latest version of Minecraft Pocket Edition adds an awesome new feature to the mix: Xbox Live achievements.

In this guide, we’re going to tell you how to unlock them all. But first, some caveats.

You must be signed in to Xbox Live to earn achievements. You must be in survival mode, and you can’t use a world that has swapped from creative to survival mode.

You can, however, use a custom seed to start your game.

Okay, sorted? Let’s begin.

Getting Wood - 10G
Punch a tree until a block of wood pops out

Getting Wood

An easy achievement, and one of the first things you'll do in any Minecraft world. Just walk to a tree and hold your finger on the bark until it breaks. Then pick up the wooden block to earn an achievement.

Benchmaking - 10G
Craft a workbench


Once you have your wood, open the inventory (press the three dots at the bottom of the screen) and then the crafting menu. Turn the wood into planks, to get the ability to turn the planks into a crafting table.

MOAR Tools - 15G
Construct one type of each tool


Tools are made on a crafting table from sticks and either planks, cobblestone, iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamonds. For this achievement it's probably easiest to use planks.

Just make sure you have a lot of wood - then make a bunch of planks and a bunch of sticks and craft an axe, a pickaxe, a sword, a shovel, and a hoe.

Hot Topic - 15G
Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks


Follow the rules in the achievement description. Just mine a few cobblestone blocks and then open up the crafting table and make a furnace.

Librarian - 20G
Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table


Bookshelves are crafted from three books and six planks. But how do you get books?

First find and harvest sugar cane, and then use a crafting table to turn that into paper. Then kill a cow to get a leather pelt. You can craft those into a book. When you have three you can make the shelves.

It's a Sign! - 15G
Craft and place a sign


A sign is crafted from six planks and one stick, which means it's very easy to build. When you go to place it down you'll see the keyboard spring up and can type a message for the sign to show.

Go on. Write a rude word. You know you want to.

Trampoline - 15G
Bounce 30 blocks upward off a slime block


Slime blocks are bouncy trampoline-like blocks, made from 9 slimeballs. Slimeballs are taken from slimes (found in swamps and underground) when killed. Just jump on the slime block to bounce into the ground.

Getting serious height, though, requires you to jump from an equally serious height.

Place down a slime block and then make a huge tower of other blocks (aim at the ground, jump, place a block. Repeat until you're really high) next to it.

Jump off, hit the slime block, and hope you bounce high enough. If not, you'll need to build the tower higher.

Dispense With This - 20G
Construct a Dispenser


A dispenser is crafted from seven cobblestone blocks, a bow (see our Warrior Achievements page), and redstone. Redstone can be found deep underground in blocks specked with red, and can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.

Put all of those together on a crafting table to get a dispenser. Read our redstone guide to find out more about what a dispenser can do for you.

Saddle Up - 20G
Tame a horse


First, find a horse. Then go up to it and press "Ride". You'll probably get kicked off - but just get back on and repeat this until the horse starts spouting love hearts.

Each time you jump on, you make it more likely that the horse will be tamed.

You can also feed a horse sugar, wheat, apples, golden apples, or golden carrots to reduce their temper, and make them easier to tame.

Despite the name of the achievement, you don't need to use a saddle to get this award.

You can check out our other Minecraft guides for the Engineer, Warrior and Teacher!