Minecraft Pocket Edition - Pocket Gamer's ultimate guide

Every guide we've ever written

Minecraft Pocket Edition - Pocket Gamer's ultimate guide
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Minecraft is not an easy game to get into. You're dropped into a giant, empty world and told to just "get on with it".

That's what we're here for. Here's every guide we've ever written on the game, and we'll keep it updated with new guides when we make them.

The basics Basics

These guides are all about explaining the basic bits of the game.

How to survive your first night How hunger works, and how to turn it off How to use seeds Crafting


Crafting is the cornerstone of Minecraft. It's in the name, after all. With the right raw ingredients you can whip up everything from a cobblestone sword to a potion brewing stand.

Crafting Smelting Raw Materials Mobs Mobs

Mobs are the different creatures and characters that roam the world of Minecraft. From peaceful villagers to neutral ocelots to menacing creepers to hellish ghasts.

Horses Advanced Items Tools

Your Minecraft tool belt will start off with a wooden hoe and a cobblestone axe. But with a little knowhow you can use all sorts of items - from a compass to a map to a fishing rod.

Maps Boats Fishing rod Advanced Blocks


Likewise, there's more to Minecraft than a crafting table and a bed. Special blocks let you make potions, give weapons special abilities, and more.

Brewing stand Enchantment table Nether portal Redstone Redstone

Redstone is Minecraft's equivalent to electricity, which allows you to wire up powered devices. With a dash of redstone you can make levers, daylight sensors, pressure plates, and pneumatic arms.

The basics Power sources Devices Multiplayer Multiplayer

Minecraft is far from a single player experience. The game is made infinitely more fun with friends, and the game features lots of different ways to play with others

Multiplayer in version 0.15 (Xbox Live, LAN, Realms) Multiplayer before version 0.15 (Largely depreciated) How to change your skin Achievements Achievements

Since version 0.15, Minecraft Pocket Edition has featured Xbox Live Achievements. Do something special in the game - like breed a mule or attack a witch with a splash potion - and you'll get a boost to your gamerscore.

Teacher achievements Builder achievements Warrior achievements Wizard achievements Chef achievements Farmer achievements Engineer achievements Update guides


Want to know what got added in each version of Minecraft Pocket Edition? Here's the run-down of the most recent updates, either from our previews or Mojang's patch notes

Version 0.15 (Realms, horses, name tags, tipped arrows, etc)

Version 0.14 (cauldrons, maps, hoppers, repeaters, masks, etc)

Version 0.13 (redstone)

Version 0.12 (The Nether, cross platform play, ocelots, experience, etc)

Version 0.11 (skins, boats, game type editor)

Other guides


For all the stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else

How to play Minecraft: Pocket Edition with an Xbox 360 controller How to cheat in Minecraft: Pocket Edition