110 Java Edition Minecraft Advancements: Categories, Themes, and Achievements

Discover the 110 exclusive advancements in Minecraft Java Edition. From survival to adventure, Nether to Husbandry, here's what you need to know.

As of 2023, there are 110 advancements in Minecraft, which are exclusive to the Java Edition. These advancements are designed to guide players through various aspects of the game and can be accessed by pressing the L key to open the advancements UI screen. The advancements are categorized into five themes: Minecraft, Adventure, Nether, The End, and Husbandry.Here’s a brief overview of each category:

  1. Minecraft: This category focuses on the core aspects of the game, such as crafting, mining, and basic survival.
  2. Adventure: This category is centered around exploration, combat, and various adventures players can embark on.
  3. Nether: Advancements in this category are related to the Nether dimension, including its unique biomes, mobs, and resources.
  4. The End: This category covers advancements related to the End dimension, including the Ender Dragon, End Cities, and Shulkers.
  5. Husbandry: Advancements in this category involve farming, breeding animals, and other aspects of agriculture and animal husbandry.


  1. Stone Age: Mine stone with your new pickaxe.
  2. Getting an Upgrade: Construct a better pickaxe.
  3. Acquire Hardware: Smelt an iron ingot.
  4. Suit Up: Protect yourself with a piece of iron armor.
  5. Not Today, Thank You: Deflect an arrow with a shield.
  6. Hot Stuff: Fill a bucket with lava.
  7. Ice Bucket Challenge: Form and mine a block of Obsidian.
  8. Diamonds!: Acquire diamonds.
  9. We Need to Go Deeper: Build, light, and enter a Nether Portal.
  10. Cover Me With Diamonds: Equip a piece of diamond armor.
  11. Enchanter: Construct an Enchantment Table.
  12. Zombie Doctor: Cure a zombie villager.
  13. Eye Spy: Follow an Eye of Ender.
  14. The End?: Enter The End dimension[1].


  1. Adventure: Discover all biomes.
  2. Voluntary Exile: Kill a raid captain.
  3. Hero of the Village: Successfully defend a village from a raid.
  4. A Throwaway Joke: Throw a trident at something.
  5. Take Aim: Shoot something with a bow and arrow.
  6. Monsters Hunted: Kill one of every hostile monster.
  7. Postmortal: Use a Totem of Undying to cheat death.
  8. Hired Help: Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a village.
  9. Two Birds, One Arrow: Kill two Phantoms with a piercing arrow.
  10. Arbalistic: Kill five unique mobs with one crossbow shot.
  11. Adventuring Time: Discover every biome.
  12. Very Very Frightening: Strike a Villager with lightning.
  13. Sniper Duel: Kill a Skeleton from at least 50 meters away[1].


  1. Nether: Enter the Nether dimension.
  2. Return to Sender: Destroy a Ghast with a fireball.
  3. Those Were the Days: Enter a Bastion Remnant.
  4. Hidden in the Depths: Obtain Ancient Debris.
  5. Subspace Bubble: Use the Nether to travel 7 km in the Overworld.
  6. A Terrible Fortress: Break your way into a Nether Fortress.
  7. Spooky Scary Skeleton: Obtain a Wither Skeleton skull.
  8. Into Fire: Relieve a Blaze of its rod.
  9. Local Brewery: Brew a potion.
  10. Bring Home the Beacon: Construct and place a Beacon.
  11. Uneasy Alliance: Rescue a Ghast from the Nether, bring it to the Overworld, and then kill it.
  12. Withering Heights: Summon the Wither.
  13. A Furious Cocktail: Have every potion effect applied at the same time.
  14. How Did We Get Here?: Have every effect applied at the same time.
  15. Who’s Cutting Onions?: Obtain Crying Obsidian[1].

The End

  1. The End?: Enter The End dimension.
  2. Free the End: Defeat the Ender Dragon.
  3. The Next Generation: Collect the Dragon Egg.
  4. Remote Getaway: Escape the island using an Ender Pearl.
  5. The End… Again…: Respawn the Ender Dragon.
  6. You Need a Mint: Collect dragon’s breath in a glass bottle.
  7. The City at the End of the Game: Find an End City.
  8. Sky’s the Limit: Find Elytra.
  9. Great View From Up Here: Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker.
  10. The End… Again…: Respawn the Ender Dragon[1].


  1. Husbandry: Breed all the animals.
  2. The Parrots and the Bats: Breed two animals together.
  3. Best Friends Forever: Tame an animal.
  4. Fishy Business: Catch a fish.
  5. A Seedy Place: Plant a seed and watch it grow.
  6. Two by Two: Breed all the animals.
  7. A Complete Catalogue: Tame all cat variants.
  8. Tactical Fishing: Catch a fish without a fishing rod.
  9. A Balanced Diet: Eat everything that is edible, even if it’s not good for you.
  10. Serious Dedication: Use a Netherite ingot to upgrade a hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices[1].

These are the advancements in each category as of 2023. For more detailed explanations and tips on how to achieve them, you can refer to websites like Beebom[1] and AFK Gaming[7].

[1] https://beebom.com/minecraft-advancements-list/
[2] https://minecraft-archive.fandom.com/wiki/Advancements
[3] https://www.cloudbooklet.com/minecraft-advancements/
[4] https://youtube.com/watch?v=wzeEi_xThkw
[5] https://afkgaming.com/esports/guide/full-list-of-advancements-in-minecraft
[6] https://gamewith.net/minecraft-guide/article/show/8824
[7] https://www.sportskeeda.com/minecraft/full-list-advancements-minecraft
[8] https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Advancement
[9] https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Achievement
[10] https://www.polygon.com/minecraft-guides/23296533/minecraft-achievements

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