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Lily Pad
Lily Pad (on the water).png



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Any tool

Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


A lily pad is a short, flat non-solid block that can be found naturally growing only on water, in swamps and wheat farm rooms in woodland mansions.



Lily pads can be instantly mined with anything. They also break when collided with a boat.

Natural generation[]

Lily pads can be found naturally on water in swamps and wheat farm rooms of woodland mansions.


Lily pads can be obtained as a "treasure"‌[Bedrock Edition only] or "junk"‌[Java Edition only] item while fishing.


Wandering traders can sell lily pads in sets of 2 for one emerald.


Lily pads can be used to make paths over water without having to build bridges or use full blocks. Lily pads are broken and drop as an item when water flows on it. Mobs cannot spawn on lily pads.

Normal blocks can be placed on the bottom side of lily pads (from below). This breaks the lily pad (dropping it as an entity), but leaves the block in place. Blocks can also be placed on top of lily pads, though the placed block appears to hover over the pad rather than rest on it.[1]

A lily pad can be used as a starting point for construction on an ocean surface without having to build up from the ocean floor.


Lily pads can be placed only on top of water, ice or frosted ice. Lily pads occupy the block above water and are not part of the water block itself. It changes texture when placed on water.

Lily pads must be directly planted on the top of a water, ice or frosted ice block; unlike most blocks, targeting the side of a block that would result in it being placed on top of a valid block does not allow it to be placed.[2] Since 1.13, lily pads can be placed on waterlogged blocks, including top half slabs.

A lily pad faces a consistent direction that depends on its location; it is unaffected by the direction the player faces. Replacing a lily pad does not change the direction.

In Bedrock Edition, unlike most blocks entities can collide with, lily pads can be placed directly inside players.[3][4]


Placing a lily pad into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


  • In the inventory, lily pads have the color:
  • Otherwise, lily pads have the color:


Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
Lily Padlily_padBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.lily_pad

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Lily Padwaterlily111Block & Itemtile.waterlily.name


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseLily Pad JE1 BE1.png Lily Pad (texture) JE1 BE1.png Added lily pads.
Lily pads are non-solid, and can be placed only in swamp biomes.
Lily pads are currently the shortest block in the game, at 164 of a block tall.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Lily Pad (item) JE2.png Lily pads are now tinted in the inventory.[more information needed]
Lily pads have a name tag.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Lily pads are now solid blocks.
?Lily pads no longer are restricted to being placed in swamps.
1.3.112w21aBoats no longer break when they collide at high speed with lily pads. Instead, the lily pad is destroyed.
1.7.213w36aLily pads can now be caught in fishing as treasure, making it renewable.
1.814w25aLily Pad (item) JE3.png Lily pads have now been tinted with the inventory color
in the inventory instead of the Overworld color
1.915w43aLily pads can now be placed on ice and frosted ice.
15w45aHeight of lily pads has now been increased from 14 of a pixel (164 of a block) to 1 pixel (116 of a block).
Due to the height change of lily pads, they are no longer the shortest block in the game.
15w49aHeight of lily pads has now been decreased from 1 pixel (116 of a block) to 1516 of a pixel (15256 of a block), and the width has now been changed changed to be inset from three edges of the block by 1 pixel (116 of a block).
15w50aAdded a sound to lily pads: block.waterlily.place.
Lily pads now play this sound when placed on water.
16w04aHeight of lily pads has now been increased to 112 pixels (332 of a block), and is now inset 1 pixel (116 of a block) on all sides.
1.1116w39aLily pads now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe ID of lily pads has now been changed from waterlily to lily_pad.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 111.
17w50aLily pads now play a different sound when they are placed on top of ice.[5]
1.1418w43aLily Pad JE2 BE2.png
Lily Pad (item) JE4.png The texture of lily pads has now been changed.
19w03aPlacing a lily into the brand-new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aLily pads now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Added wandering traders, which sell lily pads.
1.1519w37aLily pads now display a hand animation when placed in third person mode, like other blocks.[6]
1.1620w21aLily pads when fished is now considered as junk loot instead of treasure loot.
20w22aLily pads can no longer be placed inside entities.[7]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Lily Pad JE1 BE1.png
Lily Pad (item) BE1.png Added lily pads.
build 3Lily Pad (item) JE2.png Lily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
v0.11.0build 1Lily pads can now be caught in fishing as treasure.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha pads now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Pad JE2 BE2.png
Lily Pad (item) JE4.png[verify] The texture of lily pads has now been changed.
Lily pads can now be bought from wandering traders.
1.11.0beta pads can now be used to fill up composters by an unknown amount.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 1Lily Pad JE1 BE1.png
Lily Pad (item) JE2.png[verify] Added lily pads.
1.90 Lily Pad JE2 BE2.png
Lily Pad (item) JE4.png[verify] The texture of lily pads has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Lily Pad JE1 BE1.png
Lily Pad (item) JE3.png[verify] Added lily pads.


  • When lily pads are placed on water source blocks that do not take up the space of the entire block (when the water is flowing to the block next to it), the lily pad appears floating above the water source block.
  • Lily pads are the only block whose height is not a multiple of 1/16 (size of one pixel on the default texture pack). It is 1.5 pixels high, or 0.09375 or 3/32 blocks high.
  • If the player sprints[verify] or falls on lily pads, they appear to give off water particles. This is because the game thinks the player is technically on the water below the lily pad.[8][9]



  1. MC-14156 Resolved as works as intended
  2. MC-136405
  3. MCPE-32638 Resolved as works as intended
  4. MCPE-112516
  5. MC-97355
  6. MC-42248
  7. MC-667
  8. MC-1133
  9. MCPE-18063