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How To Get Flint In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get flint in Minecraft step-by-step. You can't make flint in Minecraft with a crafting table, so we'll show you exactly where to get it.

Minecraft flint is an item that can be used for crafting other items like arrows, flint and steel, and a fletching table.

How To Get Flint Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Get Flint

How To Get Flint In Minecraft

1. Find A Gravel Block

To make flint, we first need to find some gravel blocks. You can find gravel just about anywhere - underground, on beaches, near small bodies of water, rivers, and so on.

You'll want to find a block that looks like the one in the image below.

Find A Gravel Block

2. Mine The Gravel

Once you have found some gravel blocks, you need to mine them. This can be done with anything, including your hands, however, we recommend you use a shovel. And preferably a diamond shovel.

Mine The Gravel

Continue mining the gravel blocks until flint appears.  Keep in mind, that there's only a 10% chance that flint will appear after mining a block of gravel. If using an enchanted tool, that increases to 14%.  Regardless, you will need to continue mining gravel blocks until flint appears.

3. Pick Up The Flint

Once you notice a small piece of flint appear, be sure to pick it up before it disappears. Congratulations, you now have flint! You can craft arrows, flint and steel, and a fletching table with Minecraft flint.

Minecraft Flint

Minecraft Flint Command

You can also use a Give Command to make flint in Minecraft. The flint command is available in the following Minecraft editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the flint command in Minecraft, open your chat window and type in the command below depending on your version of Minecraft:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p flint 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p flint 1 0

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