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Dolphin's Grace significantly decreases the amount of "friction" from moving through water. This causes the player to swim significantly faster and lose speed at a slower rate, but also makes changing directions slower. Dolphin's Grace on its own allows you to travel 9.8 m/s underwater without Depth Strider, making it faster than a boat. Combining it with Depth Strider, players are able to travel at much higher speeds, adding 8.983 m/s per level. Potentially higher speeds are possible by adding Soul Soil underwater and using Soul Speed-enchanted boots, along with Speed II.
|Depth Strider level||Speed(m/s)|
This status effect is exclusive to Java Edition. Although players in Bedrock Edition are also able to experience a significant gain in speed if the same conditions as in Java Edition are met, it is not considered a status effect as no effect icon is shown.
|Dolphins||?||0:05||The player must swim near a dolphin to achieve this effect|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|How Did We Get Here?||Have every effect applied at the same time||A Furious Cocktail||Have all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time:
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1.13||18w19a||Added Dolphin's Grace.|
|pre6||Dolphin's Grace effect is now needed for "How Did We Get Here?" advancement.|
|1.14||18w43a||Dolphin's Grace now points to a fully transparent section of inventory.png. The icon that should be used for Dolphin's Grace is used by Slow Falling.|
|18w43b||The correct texture is now used again.|