|Catches fire from lava||
In Bedrock Edition, it may be obtained as an item via inventory editing, add-ons, or bugs.
When generating the world, caves, aquifers and underwater ruins generate below the water surface. All bubble columns generate bubble column blocks until the column reaches the surface of the water or a solid block above the magma block.
When a magma block is placed underwater, a whirlpool bubble column is generated.
When soul sand is placed under source water blocks, an upward bubble column is generated.
Players and other air-breathing mobs can enter a bubble column to replenish their air supply, at the same speed that they would when they leave the water entirely. Water-breathing mobs avoid bubble columns because they suffocate if trapped in one. A bubble column is destroyed when moved by a piston. Bubble columns propagate only through water source blocks, stopping at any flowing water or waterlogged block. The height of a bubble column is limited only by the water's surface or by any obstructing blocks underwater.
A whirlpool, or downward bubble column, is the most common type that generates in the Overworld, often originating from magma at the bottom of underwater canyons. A whirlpool can be identified by the presence of air bubbles wandering downward. They drag entities downward. A boat ridden over a whirlpool shakes and eventually sinks if kept above the whirlpool for too long.
Upward bubble columns can be identified by the presence of vertically rising air bubbles. An upward bubble column accelerates entities upward. The longer an object rises through the bubble column, the faster it travels. At high enough speeds, players and entities can be launched out of water by several blocks. Sitting on the surface above a rising bubble column causes entities to bounce upward repeatedly by about 1 block.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Bubble Column||Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]||—|
- ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
- Unavailable with
- The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|drag||Determines whether the bubble column is upward or whirlpool.|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|drag_down||Determines whether the bubble column is upward or whirlpool.|
|November 18, 2017||Bubble columns were shown in a video clip during MINECON Earth 2017.|
|1.13||18w07a||Added bubble columns.|
|18w08a||Bubble columns now generate in underwater ravines.|
|18w09a||Bubble columns now generate in underwater ruins.|
|18w16a||Bubble columns can no longer be pushed by pistons.|
|1.5.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Added bubble columns.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Bubble columns can now be toggled to look similar to Java Edition, but only for devices that can handle them.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Added bubble columns.|
Bubble column "item"
- The following content is transcluded from Technical blocks/Bubble Column.
|?||Bubble columns exist as an item.|
|?||Bubble columns use this texture.|
- ? - ?: tile.bubble_column.name
Bubble columns naturally generated as part of an ]s under water..