Levitation Status Effect Wiki Guide

This Minecraft tutorial explains the Levitation effect with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.


The Levitation effect is a status effect that causes a player to involuntarily float upwards into the sky and continue to rise. Once the effect wears off, you will stop rising and fall back to the ground.

There are levels of Levitation such as Levitation II, Levitation III, Levitation IV and so on. The higher the level of Levitation, the faster you will float upwards in the game.


Status Effect Levitation
Type Harmful Effect
Description Causes a player to involuntarily float upwards into the sky and continue to rise. Once the effect wears off, you will stop rising and fall back to the ground.
Effect Icon Levitation Status Effect - Wiki Guide 1
Particles Blue-green particle effects appear floating around you
Mobs that give Effect Levitation Status Effect - Wiki Guide 2 Shulker
Game Command /effect command

Icon and Particle Effects

When you have the Levitation effect, the following icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen:

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You will also see particle effects floating around you. In the latest version of Minecraft, these particle effects will be a blue-green color.

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When the Levitation effect wears off, the icon and particle effects will disappear. You will be back to your normal status and begin to fall back to the ground.


Depending on how you get the effect, the duration of the Levitation effect will be different. To see how much time is remaining for the effect, go to your inventory menu.

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In this example, it says 2:20 under Levitation so this means that there is 2 minutes and 20 seconds remaining of the Levitation effect.

Mobs that give the Levitation Effect

The following are mobs that give the Levitation effect when they attack:

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Effect ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, Levitation has the following effect ID and Name values:

Status Effect
(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Version
25 1.9
  • Icon is the image that will appear when you have this effect.
  • Status Effect is what the effect is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value used in the /effect command.
  • ID is the Internal number for the effect.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number that the effect was introduced for the name and ID that is listed.

Effect Command for Levitation

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (Current)


/effect give @p levitation 99999

Levitation II:

/effect give @p levitation 99999 1

Levitation III:

/effect give @p levitation 99999 2

To remove all status effects including Levitation, you can either drink milk or use the following /effect command:

/effect clear @p

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.11 and 1.12


/effect @p levitation 99999

Levitation II:

/effect @p levitation 99999 1

To remove all status effects:

/effect @p clear

Other Status Effects

Here are the other status effects in Minecraft such as:


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