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Shovel Anim
All 5 types of Shovels



Used to:

Dig loose blocks (dirt, etc)



Shovels are Tools in Minecraft Pocket Edition. They are able to dig up Dirt, Grass Blocks, Sand, Red Sand, Gravel, MyceliumPodzol, Clay Blocks, and Snow Blocks faster than any other tool.



  • Since Update 0.9.0, there is a glitch where occasionally a Stone Shovel will have the digging speed of a Diamond Shovel.
  • As of Update 0.11.0, Wooden Shovels are also used as paddles for Boats.
  • Using a shovel is the only way to obtain Snowballs.
    • To obtain Snowballs, the Player must tap or dig Top Snow with a Shovel.
  • Only Grass can be tapped with a shovel to make Grass Paths; this will not work on regular dirt.
  • The Player can get a Shovel and Enchant it with Silk Touch to get unobtainable blocks such as Grass Block, Mycelium, and Podzol.
  • They are the cheapest tool to craft in terms of tiered materials as only one of them is needed.


Sword | Pickaxe | Axe | Shovel | Hoe | Flint and Steel | Shears | Compass | Clock

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