Skin Packs


Game Mechanic

First Appearance

Update 0.11.0

Skins are textures which determine how a Player appears in Minecraft. Skins were added in Update 0.11.0.

Default Skins

There are currently two default skins in Minecraft Pocket Edition:

  • Steve, the male model, with 4-pixel arms
  • Alex, the female model, with 3-pixel arms

Skin Packs

Mojang has released official skin packs containing a variety of skins, mostly based on certain themes or other games. These can be either free or paid. There are currently twenty four skin packs:

  1. City Folk
  2. Town Folk
  3. Biome Settlers Pack 1
  4. Biome Settlers Pack 2
  5. Biome Settlers Pack 3
  6. Halloween Costumes
  7. Holiday Skin Pack 2015
  8. Journey to the West
  9. Redstone Specialists
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode
  11. Villains Skin Pack
  12. MineCon Skin Pack* (Only available during MineCon)
  13. Campfire Tales 
  14. Festive Mash-up 2016
  15. Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  16. Fallout
  17. Magic: The Gathering
  18. Greek Mythology
  19. Skyrim
  20. Adventure Time
  21. Battles and Beasts
  22. Cyber Space
  23. Pets
  24. Steampunk


  • A "*" indicates the Skin Pack contains a Skin with Capes.

Custom Skins

It is also possible to upload a custom skin into Minecraft Pocket Edition if the Player chooses to do so. They can do so using the Minecraft: Skin Studio Encore App or any image editor. They can also download a skin file from the internet, save it in their images, and access it through the Settings.


  • Skins were originally planned for Update 0.10.0, but were postponed as they were too buggy.
  • Before Update 0.11.1, there was a bug where Skin Packs could not be purchased.
  • From Update 0.12.3 and Update 0.14.2, new skin packs were added in every update.
  • As of Update 0.15.0, the skins UI was changed.
  • As of Update 1.2, it is possible for Player's to change their Skin in-game (without having to exit to the main menu).
  • As of Update 1.2, skin packs can be imported.