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Gunpowder
Gunpowder JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Gunpowder is an item that is used for explosion-related recipes.

Obtaining[]

Mob loot[]

Creepers[]

Creepers can drop 0-2 pieces of gunpowder upon death. Looting can increase this by one per level, with a maximum of 5 gunpowder.

Ghasts[]

Ghasts can drop 0-2 pieces of gunpowder upon death. Looting can increase this by one per level, with a maximum of 5 gunpowder.

Witches[]

Witches can drop 0-6 pieces of gunpowder upon death. Looting can increase this by three per level, with a maximum of 15 gunpowder.

Trading[]

Wandering traders have 16 chance to sell gunpowder for an emerald.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Gunpowder Dungeon Chest 1–8 57.8%
Desert temple Chest 1–8 59%
Shipwreck Supply chest 1–5 20.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–8 57.8%
Bedrock Edition
Gunpowder Dungeon Chest 1–8 57.8%
Desert temple Chest 1–8 59%
Shipwreck Supply chest 1–5 20.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–8 57.8%

Usage[]

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Fire Charge Blaze Powder +
Coal or
Charcoal +
Gunpowder
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Firework Star +
Paper +
Gunpowder
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Paper +
Gunpowder
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gunpowder +
Sand or
Red Sand

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gunpowder +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Brewing ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Splash Mundane Potion or
Splash Potion of Healing or
Splash Potion of Fire Resistance or
Splash Potion of Harming or
Splash Potion of Poison or
Splash Potion of Regeneration or
Splash Potion of Slowness or
Splash Potion of Strength or
Splash Potion of Swiftness or
Splash Potion of Weakness or
Splash Potion of Night Vision or
Splash Potion of Invisibility or
Splash Potion of Water Breathing or
Splash Potion of Leaping
Gunpowder +
Any Potion



Splash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Leaping

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
GunpowdergunpowderItemitem.minecraft.gunpowder

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Gunpowdergunpowder289Itemitem.gunpowder.name

History[]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120100130Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png Added gunpowder.
Gunpowder is a crafting ingredient for TNT.
Gunpowder can be dropped by any mob.
20100219Gunpowder now drops only from creepers.
Java Edition Infdev
20100625-2Gunpowder can now be found in the new dungeon chests.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewAdded ghasts, which drop gunpowder upon death.[needs testing]
Java Edition Beta
1.0The item now has a display name: Sulphur.
1.3Sulphur has been renamed to Gunpowder.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Gunpowder is now usable in brewing to create splash potions.
1.2.112w04aFire charges are now crafted with gunpowder.
1.4.212w38bWitches may now drop gunpowder.
1.4.612w49aGunpowder can now be used to craft a firework star and a firework rocket.
1.915w44aGunpowder now generates in desert temple chests.
The average yield of gunpowder in dungeon chests has now doubled.
1.1116w39aGunpowder can now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 289.
18w11aGunpowder can now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.
1.1418w43aGunpowder JE2 BE2.png The texture of gunpowder has been changed.
19w05aAdded wandering traders, which sell gunpowder.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png Added gunpowder. It is currently unobtainable.
v0.3.3Gunpowder now drops from creepers. It is still unobtainable due to creepers not yet spawning naturally.
v0.4.0Creepers now spawn naturally, making gunpowder obtainable in Survival mode.
Gunpowder can now be used to craft TNT.
v0.12.1build 1Added gunpowder to the creative inventory.
Gunpowder is now usable in brewing to create splash potions.
v0.13.0build 1Gunpowder can now be found inside desert temple chests.
v0.14.0build 1Gunpowder can now dropped by witches.
v0.15.0build 1Gunpowder can now used to craft fire charges.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Gunpowder now generates inside woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Gunpowder can now be used to craft firework rockets and firework stars.
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Gunpowder now generates inside shipwreck chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Gunpowder JE2 BE2.png The texture of gunpowder has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png Added gunpowder.
1.90 Gunpowder JE2 BE2.png The texture of gunpowder has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png Added gunpowder.

Issues[]

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References[]


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