Glow Berries

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Glow Berries
Cave Vines Plant JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines Plant (berries) JE1 BE1.png
Cave Vines (head) JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines (berries) JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

Yes

Transparent

Yes

Restores

2 (🍗)

Flammable

Yes

Catches fire from lava

No

Glow berries are a food item that is collected from cave vines and can be used to plant them.

Cave vines are a plant used to grow glow berries.

Obtaining[edit]

Glow berries can be found in lush caves, which can generate using only the buffet or custom world type. The only way they are currently found naturally is in Mineshaft chests.

Post-generation[edit]

Glow berries can be collected from a cave vine bearing them by using or breaking it, which yields one glow berries when bearing them and nothing when not. A cave vine also breaks if water runs over its location or if a piston extends or pushes a block into its location.

Fortune has no effect on the amount of glow berries dropped.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition 1.17[upcoming]
Glow Berries Mineshaft Chest 3–6 38.7%
Bedrock Edition 1.17.0[upcoming]
Glow Berries Mineshaft Chest 3–6 38.7%

Usage[edit]

Placement[edit]

Glow berries can be placed on, and grow from, only the bottom of a block. They have no specific lighting requirements. When placed, they can be of any length.

Growth[edit]

Placing glow berries on the bottom of a block creates a cave vine that grows downward one block at a time as long as air is beneath it or its maximum height (2 to 26 blocks) is not reached. Each newly-grown cave vine block has a chance of bearing glow berries. Only this tip can ever naturally grow them.[more information needed]

Using bone meal on a cave vine produces glow berries if the vine was not bearing any.

Food[edit]

To eat glow berries, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 2 (🍗) hunger and 0.4 hunger saturation points, like sweet berries.

Light[edit]

When bearing glow berries, cave vines give off a light level of 14.

Composting[edit]

Placing glow berries into a composter by using them on it has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Breeding[edit]

Glow berries can be fed to foxes to breed them. Foxes are similar to cats when being fed as a wild animal; a sudden movement by the player may cause the fox to flee even if the player holds glow berries. The baby fox trusts the player and does not flee.

Glow berries can be used on baby foxes to accelerate their growth by 10%.

Sounds[edit]

Glow berries[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Eating?Eating one single foodentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat???
Burp?Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp???

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Cave vines[edit]

Generic[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.cave_vines.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break??16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.cave_vines.fallNone[sound 1]??16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.cave_vines.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit??16
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.cave_vines.placesubtitles.block.generic.place??16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.cave_vines.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps??16
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Unique[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Berries popBlocks?block.cave_vines.pick_berriessubtitles.item.berries.pick??16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Cave Vinescave_vinescave_vines
lush_plants_replaceable
Blockblock.minecraft.cave_vines
Cave Vines Plantcave_vines_plantcave_vines
lush_plants_replaceable
Blockblock.minecraft.cave_vines_plant
Glow Berriesglow_berriesfox_foodItemitem.minecraft.glow_berries

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Cave Vinescave_vines577Block & Itemtile.cave_vines.name
Cave Vines Bodycave_vines_body_with_berries630Block & Itemtile.cave_vines_body_with_berries.name
Cave Vines Headcave_vines_head_with_berries631Block & Itemtile.cave_vines_head_with_berries.name
Glow Berriesglow_berries?Itemitem.glow_berries.name

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:
Body:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
berriesfalsefalse
true
Whether this cave vine has berries.

Head:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
age00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
How old this cave vine is.
berriesfalsefalse
true
Whether this cave vine has berries.

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHusbandry
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods:‌[upcoming: JE 1.17] Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet

History[edit]

October 3, 2020Cave Vines Plant JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines Plant (berries) JE1 BE1.png Cave Vines (head) JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines (berries) JE1 BE1.png Cave vines (named as glow berries) are shown as part of lush caves at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w05aGlow Berries JE1 BE1.png Added glow berries.
Cave Vines Plant JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines Plant (berries) JE1 BE1.png Cave Vines (head) JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines (berries) JE1 BE1.png Added cave vines.
21w11aRenamed from "cave vines head" and "cave vines body" to "cave vines" and "cave vines plant", respectively.
The IDs have also changed.
Cave vines now always give 14 light, regardless of the type of part.
Now slow down the player.
Can now be climbed.
21w13aGlow berries now generate as loot in mineshaft chest minecarts.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.220beta 1.16.220.52Glow Berries JE1 BE1.png Added glow berries.
Cave Vines Plant JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines Plant (berries) JE1 BE1.png Cave Vines (head) JE1 BE1.pngCave Vines (berries) JE1 BE1.png Added cave vines.
releaseGlow berries and Cave vines have been made inaccessible in the full release.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.230beta 1.16.230.54Glow Berries now generate as loot in mineshaft chest minecarts.

Cave vines "item"[edit]

Bedrock Edition
1.16.220beta 1.16.220.52(What texture item this use?) Added cave vines as an item.
The can be obtained via pick block.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.230beta 1.16.230.50Cave Vines can no longer be obtained via pick block.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • They are the first item to be usable as both a food and a light source.

Gallery[edit]