How to locate any structure in Minecraft Java Edition 1.19

With all the new naturally generated structures and biomes that have been added to Minecraft over the years, it has become a challenge in itself to try and experience all of these new areas.

Minecraft 1.19 saw the addition of the Mangrove Swamp and Deep Dark biomes, along with a brand new mysterious structure that spawns in the latter biome, Ancient Cities.

Neither the two biomes nor the new structure are particularly hard to find, but it could get tiring for players who aren’t as keen on exploring the outside world to try and search for these new areas.

Luckily, if players are willing to enable cheats in their world, it is possible to type a command (/locate) that can locate the exact coordinates of a particular structure, biome, or point of interest. in Minecraft Java Edition.


How to use the /locate command in single player mode in Minecraft

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In a single player world, it is relatively easy to enable cheats in order to use the /locate command.

  • All players need to do is press the escape key so they can access the pause menu.
  • From there, they should click Open to LAN.

While this will technically open up the player’s world to multiplayer, no one else will join the player’s game unless they are using the same wifi router/network. So, there is no need to worry about being tormented by grief.

  • From Open to LAN, the player will be presented with two options.
  • The only one the player needs to click is Enable Cheats option.
  • By clicking on it, you will see that the cheats are activated.
  • Now press Start LAN World.

Now the player will be able to freely use all cheats available in vanilla Minecraft, including /locate. To use the in-game command, all players need to do is:

  • Press the T key, so they can type in the game.
  • Then they should type /locate.
  • Now they can type in the name of any biome, structure, or point of interest, and the game will start autofilling the command name tag for said area.

After pressing the Enter key, the chat bar should display the coordinates of the nearest biome, structure, or point of interest requested by the player.


Complete list of biomes, structures and points of interest that can be found using /locate in Minecraft JE

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There are a plethora of biomes, structures, and points of interest that players can locate using the /locate command. Additionally, Minecraft Java Edition is the only version of the game to include “points of interest” as something that can be located using /locate. These points of interest are blocks that have been placed/generated in the overworld, such as beehives, cauldrons, lightning rods, etc.

Here is a full list of biomes that can be discovered using /locate:

  • Badlands
  • Wooded Badlands
  • Eroded Badlands
  • Desert
  • Savannah
  • Windswept Savannah
  • savannah plateau
  • stony peaks
  • Jungle
  • Bamboo Jungle
  • sparse jungle
  • mushroom fields
  • plains
  • sunflower plains
  • Beach
  • Swamp
  • Mangrove
  • deep black
  • Dripstone Caves
  • Black Forest
  • Forest
  • flower forest
  • ancient birch forest
  • birch forest
  • lush caves
  • cold ocean
  • Deep Cold Ocean
  • deep frozen ocean
  • Deep and warm ocean
  • warm ocean
  • frozen ocean
  • Deep and warm ocean
  • warm ocean
  • River
  • Meadow
  • Ancient Pine Taiga
  • Taiga
  • Ancient spruce taiga
  • Windswept hills
  • Windswept Forest
  • Windswept gravel hills
  • stony shore
  • snowy beach
  • snowy plains
  • ice spikes
  • frozen river
  • Grove
  • snowy slopes
  • snowy taiga
  • jagged peaks
  • frozen peaks

Various biomes that exist in other dimensions can also be located with this command, but the player must be in the Nether/End to get their coordinates.

Here is a complete list of structures that can be located using /locate:

  • ancient city
  • Remains of the bastion
  • buried treasure
  • Arrival city
  • Nether Fortress
  • Woodland Mansion
  • mine shaft
  • Ocean Monument
  • Nether Fossil
  • ocean ruins
  • Raider Outpost
  • ruined portal
  • sinking
  • Bastion
  • desert pyramid
  • Igloo
  • jungle pyramid
  • swamp hut
  • Town

Here is a complete list of points of interest that can be found using /locate:

  • Blast furnace
  • Honeycomb
  • Hive
  • Smoking
  • Cartography table
  • Brew Kiosk
  • Composter
  • Barrel
  • tail table
  • Bed
  • Cauldron
  • Lectern
  • Lightning rod
  • Magnetite
  • Stonecutter
  • Bell
  • Nether Portal
  • Loom
  • Forge table
  • grinding wheel

The POI feature is currently exclusive to Minecraft Java Edition, and it’s unknown if the developers will ever bring the ability to locate POIs to Bedrock Edition.


Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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