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Not to be confused with Enchanted Golden Apple.


A golden apple is a food item that bestows beneficial effects when consumed, and is also used to cure a zombie villager under the Weakness effect into a normal villager.

Obtaining[]

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot +
Apple

Chest loot[]

On the base of ancient_city/city_center/city_center_2, a single golden apple is contained in the chest. Eating it at that location unlocks the piston doors to the redstone labs beneath.

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Golden Apple Dungeon Chest 1 21.5%
Mineshaft Chest 1 28.2%
Bastion remnant Hoglin stable chest 1 11.4%
Generic chest 1 10.1%
Desert temple Chest 1 23.5%
Igloo Chest 1 100%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.5%
Underwater ruins Big ruins chest 1 4.3%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.8%
Bedrock Edition
Golden Apple Dungeon Chest 1 21.5%
Mineshaft Chest 1 28.2%
Bastion remnant Hoglin stable chest 1 11.4%
Generic chest 1 10.1%
Desert temple Chest 1 23.5%
Igloo Chest 1 100%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.4%
Underwater ruins Big ruins chest 1 4.3%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.5%

Usage[]

To eat a golden apple, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. It restores 4 (🍗🍗) points of hunger and 9.6 hunger saturation.

Unlike most foods, golden apples can be eaten when the hunger bar is full.

The golden apple provides:

  • Absorption I for 2 minutes (providing 4♥♥ points of absorption health)
  • Regeneration II (1♥ every 25 ticks, ♥ × 0.4 per second) for 5 seconds (long enough to heal 4♥♥ points of damage)

Curing zombie villagers[]

A golden apple and a potion of weakness can be used to convert a zombie villager into a regular villager.

Horses[]

Golden apples can be used for improving the chances of taming a horse by 10%, for breeding and leading horses, and for speeding up the growth of baby horses by 4 minutes.

Piglins[]

Piglins are attracted to golden apples. They run toward any golden apples on the ground, and inspect it for 6 to 8 seconds before putting it in their inventory. However, piglins do not eat golden apples (or any food).

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
EatingPlayersWhile a player is eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eatvaries [sound 1]0.8-1.216
EatingFriendly CreaturesWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat1.00.6-1.416
BurpPlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.player.burpsubtitles.entity.player.burp0.50.9-1.016
  1. Can be 0.5, 1.0, or 1.5

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhile a player is eating somethingrandom.eat0.5-1.10.8-1.2
PlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingrandom.burp0.50.9-1.0

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Golden Applegolden_appleItemitem.minecraft.golden_apple

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Golden Applegolden_apple258Itemitem.golden_apple.name

Achievements[]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using goldGive a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-oval-rawZombie Doctor
Weaken and then cure a Zombie Villager We Need to Go DeeperUse a golden apple on a zombie villager under the Weakness effect; the advancement is granted when the zombie villager converts into a villager.
In multiplayer, only the player that feeds the golden apple gets the advancement.
story/cure_zombie_villager
Advancement-plain-rawOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherWhile aggravated, give a piglin one of these 25 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag: Other gold-related items do not distract the piglin and do not trigger this advancement.nether/distract_piglin
Advancement-fancy-rawA Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same time Local BreweryHave all of these 17 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions
Advancement-fancy-rawHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 31 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
nether/all_effects
Advancement-plain-rawHusbandry
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-rawA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet

History[]

Java Edition Infdev
February 23, 2010A player named JTE put a crafting recipe for golden apples as a joke at the bottom of a crafting guide she made. The recipe used gold ingots instead of gold blocks.
20100227-1Golden Apple JE1 BE1 Added golden apples.
Golden apples heal a full 20♥ × 10 health points, making them the best food in the entire game.
Golden apples are crafted with an apple and eight blocks of gold.
However, since apples were not yet obtainable in normal gameplay, golden apples were not obtainable either.
20100625-2Golden apples can now be rarely found in dungeons, making them obtainable in normal gameplay.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseDue to the addition of hunger, golden apples have been changed so that they restore 10 (🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗), instead of 20♥ × 10 health points, but also give Regeneration for 30 seconds.
Apples can now be found in stronghold storeroom chests, making golden apples craftable in normal gameplay for the first time.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Golden apples have been given 'glint' (animated purple glow) when viewed from the player's inventory, and its tooltip has now changed from the standard white to a magenta color.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Golden apples can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
1.111w48aGolden apples are now easier to craft. Standard apples now rarely drop from oak leaves, meaning that players no longer need to venture into strongholds/dungeons to find one.
As gold is also renewable via zombie pigmen, golden apples have become a renewable resource.
releaseGolden apples have been changed, so that they now restore 4 (🍗🍗) and give only 4 seconds of Regeneration.
The crafting recipe of golden apples has been modified, requiring 8 gold nuggets instead of 8 blocks of gold to craft. Although its natural spawn is rare, it is easier to obtain through crafting.
1.3.112w21aWith the addition of enchanted golden apples, which got a purple tooltip, the standard golden apple's tooltip changed to blue. However, the standard golden apple's effects remain unchanged.
1.4.212w32aGolden apples can now be fed to zombie villagers with the Weakness debuff causing them to revert to villagers after a delay of about 3 minutes.
1.6.113w23aGolden apples now use 8 gold ingots instead of 8 gold nuggets.
The Regeneration effect of golden apples has been slowed down.
13w23bGolden apples now give the player Health Boost for 1:30 and Regeneration II for 0:10. This temporarily gives the player 4 extra base health points, and it heals a total of 4♥♥ health points.
13w24bThe Health Boost effect has been replaced with Absorption, lasting 1:30.
13w25aAbsorption from golden apples now lasts 2:00.
?Golden apples can now be used to tame, breed and heal horses and donkeys.
1.915w37aThe Regeneration effect from golden apples has been reduced to Regeneration I (from II in Java Edition 1.8).
15w43aA single golden apple can now sometimes be found in igloo chests.
15w43bA single golden apple is now always found in igloo chests.
15w44aThe Regeneration effect from golden apples has been returned to Regeneration II, as it had been in 1.8.
The average yield of golden apples from dungeon chests has been increased.
Golden apples have been added to desert temple and mineshaft chests.
1.1116w39aGolden apples are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aThe names and IDs have been split into golden apple and enchanted golden apple.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 322.
18w09aGolden apples can now generate in the chests of underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aGolden Apple JE2 BE2 The texture for golden apples has been changed.
1.1620w16aGolden apples can now be found inside ruined portal chests.
20w18aGolden apples are now less common in ruined portal chests.
1.16.220w30aGolden apples are now found in bastion remnant chests.
1.18experimental snapshot 6Horses, donkeys and mules now follow players holding golden apples.
1.1922w14aA single golden apple may now be found in the chest at city_center_2 in ancient cities.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Golden Apple JE1 BE1 Added golden apples.
build 3A crafting recipe has been added for golden apples.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Golden apples can now generate in the chests of underwater ruins.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Golden Apple JE2 BE2 The texture for golden apples has been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Golden apples can now be found inside ruined portal chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Golden Apple JE1 BE1 Added golden apples.
TU5Due to the addition of hunger, golden apples have been changed, so that they restore 10 (🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗) instead of 20♥ × 10 health points, but also give Regeneration for 30 seconds.
TU19CU7 1.12 Golden apples now give extra "Absorption" health for a short period.
1.90 Golden Apple JE2 BE2 The texture for golden apples has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Golden Apple JE1 BE1 Added golden apples.

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

Prior to Java Edition Beta 1.8, the golden apple outwardly restored the player's full 20♥ × 10 health points; Internally however, it is set to restore over double that, at 42♥ × 21 health points. This is most likely a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, making it restore (the meaning of) life, 42 (health points). This is far before either the Absorption or Health Boost effects, causing this reference go unnoticed.

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