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This article is about mushrooms in the Overworld. For Nether fungi, see Fungi. For the mob, see Mooshroom. For the solid mushroom, see Mushroom Block. For the structure, see Huge mushroom.
Red Mushroom JE2 BE2.png
Brown Mushroom JE2 BE2.png



Yes (64)



Blast resistance





Yes (1) (brown mushroom only)





Catches fire from lava


Mushrooms are fungi that grow and spread in dark areas.




Mushrooms can be instantly mined with anything. Mining a huge mushroom block drops up to 2 mushrooms of the same color. Fortune does not affect the drop rate of mushrooms in any form.

Natural generationEdit

Mushrooms naturally generate in poorly lit areas (light level of 12 or less). If this condition is met, each chunk has 18 (12.5%) chance to generate red mushroom and 14 (25.0%) chance to generate brown mushroom.

They are commonly found in patches on the bedrock roof of the nether.

Mushrooms can also generate in extremely bright conditions, namely on top of glowstone; this has been strongly considered by non-Mojang sources to be an intentionally programmed feature.[1]

Mushrooms also generate on surface in swamp, giant tree taiga, mushroom fields biomes and anywhere in the Nether.

Mushrooms can generate on the leaves of trees.

Witch huts have a flower pot with a red mushroom inside. Mushrooms also generate inside "mushroom farm" rooms in woodland mansions.

Fallen treesEdit

In Bedrock Edition, fallen oak, birch, spruce, and jungle trees have 0–2 mushroom generated on horizontal logs.

Mob lootEdit

Shearing a red or brown mooshroom drops 5 mushrooms of the corresponding color and turns it into a normal cow.

Chest lootEdit

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Bedrock Edition
Brown Mushroom Bonus chest Chest 1–2 100%


Mushroom can be bought from wandering trader for an emerald.


Mushrooms can be planted and grown on blocks in light levels below 13 and not directly underneath the sky. If planted on mycelium, podzol or nylium, they can stay planted in any light level, including be planted and remain under light from sky above. Both brown and red mushrooms grow at the same rate regardless of the light level.[2][3]

Besides being mined directly, mushrooms are dropped as items if:

  • the block below them falls, is moved, or destroyed;
  • a fluid flows over them;
  • it is above light level 12 and a block updates next to it and it is not on podzol, mycelium or nylium.

Huge mushroomsEdit

When bone meal is applied to a mushroom, the mushroom has a chance to grow into a huge mushroom of the same color, provided that it is on a proper block (grass, dirt or coarse dirt at a light level of 12 or below or on podzol, mycelium or nylium at any light level) and has enough space (7x7x9).


When receiving a random tick, a mushroom has a chance of spreading to a nearby block (including even above and below diagonally) if there are fewer than five mushrooms of the same type in a 9×9×3 volume around the original mushroom.

Light sourceEdit

Brown mushrooms emit a barely visible light level of 1.


Either type of mushroom can be planted in a flower pot.

Crafting ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Fermented Spider Eye Brown Mushroom +
Sugar +
Spider Eye

Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +

Rabbit Stew Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +

Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower


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


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation 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.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.grass0.80.8

Data valuesEdit


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Brown Mushroombrown_mushroomenderman_holdableBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.brown_mushroom
Red Mushroomred_mushroomenderman_holdableBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_mushroom

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Brown Mushroombrown_mushroom39Block &
Red Mushroomred_mushroom40Block &


Java Edition Classic
0.0.20a    Added red and brown mushrooms.
Mushrooms disappear when the light level is too low.
Mushrooms are decorative items, which currently do not have a crafting use and remain in the ground when planted.
Mushrooms can be placed on any block except another mushroom and remain planted when the block below them was removed.
August 25, 2009Notch showed mushrooms generating naturally in worlds.[4]
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTAdded mushrooms to world generation.[is this the correct version?]
The consumption of brown mushrooms now heals 5   .
The consumption of red mushrooms now causes 3   damage to the player's health.
0.25 SURVIVAL TESTPigs drop 0-2 brown mushrooms.
?Mushrooms now spawn only underground.
Java Edition Indev
?Mushrooms are now generated in rare instances under trees or in the shadows of other floating continents in the "Floating" map type.
0.3120100130Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
20100131Brown mushrooms now emit light.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewWith the addition of biomes and the dimly-lit Nether, mushrooms have now become a more common sight.
Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Mushrooms can now be generated in the open when exploring during the night, or under low-light conditions such as those found under trees or overhangs. If planted in direct sunlight or a light level higher than 12, they pop out of the ground. Several bug reports mention mushrooms growing on top of trees, but this is a rare phenomenon.
Mushrooms have been given an ability to spread in light levels under 13 onto any block touching their own, including blocks located upward and downward diagonally.
Mushrooms can now be placed on any solid, non-transparent, block including pumpkins, workbenches, furnaces and chests.
1.8Pre-releaseBone meal can now be used on mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms.
Mushrooms can now be found more easily in swamp biomes.
?The spreading ability of mushrooms has been severely restricted - a mushroom now spreads if there were fewer than 5 mushrooms of the same type in a 9×9×3 area around the original mushroom.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMushrooms can now spawn in mushroom island biomes.
Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 red mushrooms.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
1.4.212w34a    Mushrooms can now be added to flower pots.
1.7.213w36aAdded podzol, which allows mushrooms to grow on it regardless of the light level.
1.814w27aRed or brown mushrooms are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.1116w39aMushrooms now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe names of mushrooms have been changed to "Brown Mushroom" and Red Mushroom," respectively.
Mushrooms can now be found in the flower pots inside of witch huts.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 39 and 40.
1.1418w43a        The textures of mushrooms have been changed.
Mushrooms can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
19w03aPlacing a mushroom into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMushrooms now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
1.1620w07aBoth red and brown mushrooms have a 10109 (~9.17%) chance of being given by the new piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–4.
20w09aRed and brown mushrooms can no longer be obtained through bartering with piglins.
1.16.220w27aRed and brown mushrooms can now be placed on nylium.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-release    Added mushrooms. They could generate or be placed in any light level.
v0.4.0Red mushrooms can now be smelted to obtain rose red.
Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
v0.5.0Mushrooms now spread.
Mushrooms can now only be generated or placed in areas with low light, making them significantly less common.
Mushrooms are now obtainable after activating the nether reactor.
v0.9.0build 1Added huge mushrooms, which can be grown by applying bone meal to mushrooms.
Shearing a mooshroom now drops red mushrooms.
v0.12.1build 1Mushrooms are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
v0.14.0build 1Potted red mushrooms now generate in swamp huts.
build 3Hitboxes of mushrooms no longer occupy an entire block.
v0.15.0?Red mushrooms can no longer be smelted to obtain rose red.
?Mushrooms can now occupy the same space as snow layers.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta mushrooms can now be found in bonus chests.
1.10.0beta    The textures of mushrooms have been changed.
Mushrooms are now sold by wandering traders.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill composters.
1.13.0beta can now be used to craft suspicious stews.
1.16.0beta names of mushrooms have been changed to "Brown Mushroom" and "Red Mushroom," respectively.
1.16.100beta and brown mushrooms can now be placed on nylium.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1    Added mushrooms.
1.90     The textures of mushrooms have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0    Added mushrooms.


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