How to Summon Ghast Fireballs in Minecraft

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This page contains the guide to summon ghast fireballs in Minecraft. You are able to summon a ghast fireball whenever you want using a cheat or game command in the game. It is done using the /summon command.

In order to run the game commands in Minecraft, you have to turn the cheats on in your world.


Summon command (Java)

Summon command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

  • In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.16, the syntax to summon a ghast fireball using the /summon command is:

/summon fireball [pos] [nbt]

  • In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.14, 1.15 and 1.16, the syntax to summon a ghast fireball using the /summon command is:

/summon fireball <pos> <nbt>

  • However, you need to provide the direction NBT tag or the command will not work:

/summon fireball ~ ~ 1 ~ {direction: [0.0,0.0,0.0]}

Pos is needed. This one is the x y z coordinate where the fireball should spawn.

Nbt refers to a compound NBT tag (used to be called data tag) that sets a property for the fireball such as {ExplosionPower:4}.

Example (Java)

Example in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.16

  • In order to summon a ghast fireball in Minecraft:

/summon fireball

  • In order to summon a ghast fireball that has an Explosion Power of 4:

/summon fireball ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionPower: 4}

  • In order to summon a ghast fireball that has an Explosion Power of 4 and moves East at an initial velocity of 3.0:

/summon fireball ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionPower:4, Motion: [3.0,0.0,0.0]}

Example in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.14, 1.15 and 1.16

  • In order to summon a ghast fireball in Minecarft 1.14, 1.15, and 1.16:

/summon fireball ~ ~1 ~ {direction: [0.0,0.0,0.0]}

  • In order to summon a ghast fireball that has Explosion Power of 4:

/summon fireball ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionPower: 4, direction: [0.0,0.0,0.0]}

  • In order to summon a ghast fireball that has Explosion Power of 4 and moves East at an initial velocity of 3.0:

/summon fireball ~ ~1 ~ {ExplosionPower: 4, direction: [3.0,0.0,0.0]}

How to enter the command? The first thing that you have to do is to open the chat window. The easiest method to run a command in the game is within the chat window. Keep in mind that the game control to open it depends on the version of Minecraft. Then, type the command. In this instance, we are going to summon a ghast fireball in Minecraft Java Edition 1.16 with the following command:

/summon fireball ~ ~1 ~

Please type the command in the chat window. As you are typing, you will be able to see the command appear in the lower left corner of the game window. Please press the Enter key to run the command. Once the cheat has been entered, the ghast fireball will spawn and appear in your world. You will be able to see the message “Summoned new Fireball” show up in the lower left of the game window to indicate that the ghast fireball has been summoned.

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