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Movement is a game mechanic which allows the Player to travel from one Block to another. There are several modes of movement in Minecraft Pocket Edition.



Walking is the most basic form of movement in Minecraft PE. The Player can walk by pressing the forward, backward, left or right keys on the D-Pad. They can also press forward, backward, left, or right on a controller. 


The Player can jump by pressing the jump button. Jumping allows the Player to move 1 block up (before falling back down.) Jumping is necessary to climb onto 1 block heights.


The Player can sprint by double-tapping the 'forward' key twice. It allows the Player to move at double the speed of walking. It also allows the Player to jump up to 3 blocks. The Player can only sprint when the Hunger bar has at least Hunger 35 left.


The Player can sneak by double tapping the sneak button, the button is normally between the movement buttons but can be switched with the jump button. It allows the Player to move slowly, and doesn't allow the Player to fall off ledges. It also makes the Player's nametag less visible. 


The Player can swim in Water the same way they walk. However, movement in water is much slower. The Player can swim faster if he/she presses the 'forward' button twice. 


The Player can fly exclusively in Creative Mode or by using mods, by double tapping the jump button. The Player can move up and down by pressing the buttons on the right side of the screen that appear when a Player starts flying. Pressing the forward button twice will allow the Player to fly extremely fast. Moving down while flying causes the Player to look like he/she is crouching. This is because in PC, the only way to move down while flying is to press the Left Shift button.



Horses can be tamed and equipped with a Saddle, after which they can be used for riding. To ride, the Player must approach the Horse push the Ride button, and then tap sneak/crouch button to dismount. When riding, the Player will have less access to the ground as the Horse restricts the range of the Player. Riding a Horse is faster than sprinting, and allows the Player to leap up to two blocks in height.


Pigs can also be tamed and equipped with a Saddle, and when the Player is using Carrot On a Stick, he/she can control where the pig goes. There is also a Boost button, and when the Player clicks it, they will get a speed boost. The stick will wear out, however, so it is recommended that the Player must have multiple for long-distance travel.



The Player can also travel through Minecarts. Minecarts have to be placed on Rails, and the Player can move by pressing the forward button. The Minecart will speed up if on a Powered Rail, but may derail if too fast.


Boats can be used as a fast and efficient way to travel across large stretches of water. There are two arrow buttons. The right arrow makes the boat go left and the left makes the boat go right. Pressing both arrows at the same time makes the Player go straight. The direction the Player is looking does not affect the rowing direction, only the push of the buttons.


  • In earlier versions, walking was the only way to move in Minecraft PE.
  • Swimming speed can be increased by wearing boots enchanted with Depth Strider.

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