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This article is about the non-solid block. For the solid block, see Coral Block. For other uses, see Coral (disambiguation).
Coral
Tube Coral JE1 BE1.pngBrain Coral JE1 BE1.pngBubble Coral JE1 BE1.pngFire Coral JE2 BE1.pngHorn Coral JE1 BE1.png
Dead Tube Coral JE1 BE1.pngDead Brain Coral JE1 BE1.pngDead Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.pngDead Fire Coral JE1 BE1.pngDead Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Coral is a type of non-solid block that comes in five variants: tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn. It's the only animal that is a block and not a mob.

Dead coral is the dead variants of coral.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Coral generated in warm oceans.

Coral and Dead Coral can be mined instantly but can be obtained only when mined with a Silk Touch enchanted tool.

Dead coral can only be obtained with a Silk Touch pickaxe.[1]

Natural generation[]

Coral naturally generates in coral reef structures found in warm ocean biomes.

Post-generation[]

When using bone meal on dirt, coarse dirt, sand, red sand, gravel, or clay in warm ocean biomes, coral generates in place of some of the seagrass. In Bedrock Edition, the same can happen in any biomes as long as bone meal is used in a water source above the aforementioned solid blocks.

Dead coral is created when coral is placed out of water.

Usage[]

Coral can be used as a building or decoration block.

Dead coral[]

In order for coral to stay alive, at least one of the blocks surrounding it must be water. If placed outside of water, it dies and transforms into its respective dead coral after a few seconds.

Dead coral cannot be turned back into living coral.

Note Blocks[]

All types of coral and dead coral can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sounds.

Sounds[]

Alive[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wet_grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wet_grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wet_grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wet_grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wet_grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Dead[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Tube Coraltube_coralBlock & Itemcorals
coral_plants
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.tube_coral
Brain Coralbrain_coralBlock & Itemcorals
coral_plants
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.brain_coral
Bubble Coralbubble_coralBlock & Itemcorals
coral_plants
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.bubble_coral
Fire Coralfire_coralBlock & Itemcorals
coral_plants
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.fire_coral
Horn Coralhorn_coralBlock & Itemcorals
coral_plants
underwater_bonemeals
block.minecraft.horn_coral
Dead Tube Coraldead_tube_coralBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_tube_coral
Dead Brain Coraldead_brain_coralBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_brain_coral
Dead Bubble Coraldead_bubble_coralBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_bubble_coral
Dead Fire Coraldead_fire_coralBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_fire_coral
Dead Horn Coraldead_horn_coralBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.dead_horn_coral

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Coralcoral386Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.coral.blue.name
tile.coral.pink.name
tile.coral.purple.name
tile.coral.red.name
tile.coral.yellow.name
tile.coral.blue_dead.name
tile.coral.pink_dead.name
tile.coral.purple_dead.name
tile.coral.red_dead.name
tile.coral.yellow_dead.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block state[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
waterloggedtruefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this coral.

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
coral_color0x1
0x2
0x4
blue blue0Tube Coral
pink1Brain Coral
purple2Bubble Coral
red3Fire Coral
yellow4Horn Coral
dead_bit0x8falsefalse
true
0
1
Whether or not this coral is dead.

History[]

Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".
Java Edition Alpha
June 28, 2010Notch mentioned on his blog: "I tried adding corals, but it's really hard to draw a single block that looks like corals, since it's really more about crazy amounts of variation and diversity. But I do know that the corals will have tiny fish particles around them."
Java Edition
October 5, 2012Coral were jokingly teased in the fake snapshot 12marc40awesome, along with fish as mobs and "fish blocks".
November 18, 2017Green Coral Preview.png Orange Coral Preview.png Orange Coral Preview Type2.png Three types of coral were shown in a clip at MINECON Earth.
1.1318w10aTube Coral JE1 BE1.png Brain Coral JE1 BE1.png Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.png Fire Coral JE1.png Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png Added coral plants.
18w10bFire Coral JE2 BE1.png The texture of red coral plants has been changed.
18w10dAdded coral reefs, allowing coral plants to generate naturally.
18w14b"Coral Plants" have been renamed to "Coral".
Blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow coral plants have been renamed to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn coral, respectively.
pre65 new sound events that apply to coral have been added: block.wet_grass.break, block.wet_grass.fall, block.wet_grass.hit, block.wet_grass.place, and block.wet_grass.step.
pre10Coral can now be collected using Silk Touch. Prior to this, coral was completely unobtainable in survival.
1.13.118w31aBone meal used in water of warm ocean biomes now has a chance of growing coral, making them renewable.
18w32aDead Tube Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Brain Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Fire Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png Added dead coral.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Tube Coral JE1 BE1.png Brain Coral JE1 BE1.png Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.png Fire Coral JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png Added coral.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Dead Tube Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Brain Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Fire Coral JE1 BE1.png Dead Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png Added dead coral.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Coral can now be collected using Silk Touch.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Tube Coral JE1 BE1.png Brain Coral JE1 BE1.png Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.png Fire Coral JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png Added coral.
Education Edition
1.4.0Tube Coral JE1 BE1.png Brain Coral JE1 BE1.png Bubble Coral JE1 BE1.png Fire Coral JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral JE1 BE1.png Added coral.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Coral" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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