Minecraft Bedrock has adopted the Emote feature from other multiplayer games. Players in Minecraft worlds can now communicate with each other using gestures instead of words. Emotes are creative and fun... but acquiring them is actually pretty tricky. In this article, we are going to showcase a list of all emotes in Minecraft Bedrock and how to get them.

1 - How to activate emotes in Minecraft Bedrock

Emotes are a part of the character creator that allows players to perform animations. The Java version does not have this feature as it is partially monetized.

Emotes in Minecraft make your multiplayer games much funnier and your characters more expressive.

Minecraft players can equip up to 6 emotes at the same time. When in a world, they can press a certain hotkey to open up the Emote menu. This differs based on the system the player is using:

  • PC: pressing B on a keyboard
  • Console: D-Pad left, Left button/+Control Pad left or D-Pad left on a console controller
  • Phone: Tapping the Emote button on the top of the screen

Afterward, just click on an emote to perform the animation. There is no cooldown for this and players can do emotes continuously.


  • As long as the player isn't riding anything, the player would still perform the emote. It actually doesn't matter whether the player is submerged (partially or fully) in a liquid (water or lava), flying, falling, levitating, sneaking, or on dry land.
  • Despite being shown at MINECON Live 2019, the  "Celebrate" and "Follow Me" emotes have not been made available yet.
Some of the free emotes you can get in Minecraft Bedrock.

2 - List of all emotes in Minecraft Bedrock and how to unlock them

The character creator includes 3 free emotes. Several others are available for free, purchase, and as achievement rewards. Overall, the free ones are sufficient for your purposes. You would need to pay 4520 minecoins to unlock them all, which is the equivalent of 26 USD.

Free emotes

  • Over There!, Simple Clap, Wave, The Woodpunch.

Paid emotes that cost 160 coins each

  • Chatting, Disappointed, Golf Clap, Shrug, Bow, Bored

Paid emotes that cost 310 coins each

  • Sad Sigh, Victory Cheer, Foot Stomp, Over Here!, Ah-Choo!, Ballerina Twirl

Paid emotes that cost 660 coins each

  • The Elytra, Giddy, Breakdance, Cowpoke Dancin', Ghast Dance

Unlock via Achievements

  • The Hammer: Acquire Hardware achievement - Pick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.
  • Diamonds To You!: Diamonds To You! achievement - Throw diamonds at another player and have them pick it up.
  • The Pickaxe: Adventuring Time achievement - Visit any 17 biomes. This does not have to be in a single world so you can just create new worlds over and over again to get new biomes to spawn.
  • Faceplant: Cow Tipper achievement - Pick up leather from the ground.
  • Fake Death: Cheating Death achievement - Have the Totem of Undying in your hand when you die. You can get them from Evokers.

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