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Nausea is an effect that warps and wobbles the player's vision similar to a nether portal. The effect does not change its power as its potency changes. It can be obtained only from eating a pufferfish. Drinking milk removes the effect. In Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Education, it can also be cured with tonic.


Nausea causes the player's vision to warp and wobble, with the distortion ramping up and down at the start and end of the effect. Although Nausea can be given in the normal range of levels, the level has no impact; it does not increase the distortion.

Nausea is affected by the "Distortion Effects" option under video settings or accessibility settings. As the distortion effects values is lowered, the nausea effect is increasingly replaced by a green screen effect around the edges of the screen. At lower values the warp and wobble effect is lesser and the green overlay effect is greater, and vice versa. At 100%, the green overlay is entirely disabled, and at "Off" (0%), the distortion is entirely disabled.

Distortion overlay

The green effect when the 'Distortion Effects' option is set to 'OFF'.

The effect can be removed by drinking milk. In Minecraft Education and Bedrock Edition when education options are enabled, drinking tonic also removes nausea.


Action Recipient Potency Length
Zombie Villager gets cured Villager I 0:10
Piglin gets zombified Zombified Piglin I 0:10
Piglin Brute gets zombified Zombified Piglin I 0:10
Hoglin gets zombified Zoglin I 0:10
Player or Fox eats a Pufferfish Player or Fox respectively JE:I



Unaffected mobs[]

Only withers and ender dragons are immune. Although not immune, all other mobs are unaffected by Nausea as its effects are limited to purely visual changes to the player's screen. Entering mob view in spectator mode in a mob with Nausea does not show the distortion effects.

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Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
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.


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseNausea is added along with 18 other status effects but is currently unobtainable in regular gameplay.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Nausea JE1 BE1 The effect sprite for Nausea has been added to inventory.png.
1.4.212w32aAdded zombie villagers, which, when cured into villagers, receive the nausea effect.[verify]
1.7.213w36aAdded the pufferfish, which inflicts nausea when eaten.
1.1418w43aNausea JE2 The effect icon texture of nausea has been changed.
19w08aNausea JE3 BE2 The texture has been further changed.
1.1620w07aAdded piglins, which, when zombified into zombified piglins, receive the nausea effect.
20w14aAdded zoglins, which, when zombified from hoglins, receive the nausea effect.
1.16.2Pre-release 1Nausea's distortion effect can now be reduced.
At lower values, the nausea effect is replaced with a green overlay as an alternative visualization.
Pre-release 2The level of Nausea given by the pufferfish has been now reduced from II to I.[2]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Nausea JE1 BE1 Added nausea.
v0.12.1build 1Villagers now get nausea after being transformed from a zombie villager.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta now remove the nausea effect when consumed.
1.11.0beta JE3 BE2 The effect icon texture of nausea has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Nausea JE1 BE1 Added nausea.[verify]
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Added the pufferfish, which inflicts nausea when eaten.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Nausea JE3 BE2 The effect icon texture of nausea has been changed.