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A pitcher pod is an ancient bulbous seed that has a chance to be dropped by sniffers when they finish digging. It is the seed for Pitcher Plants.


Sniffers occasionally bury their nose in the ground and start digging. Once the sniffer has finished digging, one pitcher pod has a chance to be dropped on the floor as an item.

Sniffers can only dig for pitcher pods in the following blocks:

They cannot dig for pitcher pods on mycelium.[1]


Pitcher Crop[]

Main article: Pitcher Crop Farming

Pitcher pods can be placed on farmland by using, where they grow through three stages as a pitcher crop.

Breaking the crop before it matures drops the pitcher pod, while breaking the final stage produces a pitcher plant and does not yield the pod. Pitcher crops break if pushed by a piston or if their supporting farmland breaks or turns to dirt (i.e. by being trampled), dropping their usual drops.

Farmer villagers can plant pitcher pods, but cannot harvest them once they have fully grown.[2]


Pitcher pods can be used to breed chickens and reduce the remaining growth duration of chicks by 10%.


Pitcher pods can be used to tame parrots.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.crop.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.90.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placeditem.crop.plant[sound 1]subtitles.block.generic.place0.45varies [sound 2]16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 3]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 3]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. Unlike all other block placement sound events, these are listed under items. Confirmed to be intentional by Mojang, see MC-177459
  2. Can be 1.2 or 0.96 for each sound
  3. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.grass0.80.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
Pitcher Croppitcher_cropBlockbee_growables
Pitcher Podpitcher_podItemvillager_plantable_seedsitem.minecraft.pitcher_pod

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Pitcher Croppitcher_crop-574Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
Pitcher Podpitcher_pod297Itemitem.pitcher_pod.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Unavailable with /give command
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Pitcher Pod/BS


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Planting the pastPlant any Sniffer seed10GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-rawA Seedy Place
Plant a seed and watch it grow HusbandryPlant one of these 7 crops: Other crops and plants can be planted, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/plant_seed
Advancement-plain-rawPlanting the Past
Plant any Sniffer seed Little SniffsThis 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.husbandry/plant_any_sniffer_seed


Java Edition
1.2023w12aPitcher Crop Age 0 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 1 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 2 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 3 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 4 JE1 Pitcher Pod JE1 Added pitcher crops and pods.
Pitcher Crop Age 0 (bottom) JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 1 (bottom) JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 2 (bottom) JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 3 (bottom) JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 4 (bottom) JE1 The bottom face on all pitcher crop models is missing.[3]
23w13aPlacing a pitcher pod in farmland now gives the player the "A Seedy Place" advancement.
Fully grown pitcher crops are now destroyed when the farmland they are placed in is destroyed.
23w14aPitcher crops can now be destroyed by ravagers.
Pitcher crops' hitboxes now change according to their age.
Pitcher Crop Age 0 (bottom) JE2 Pitcher Crop Age 1 (bottom) JE2 Pitcher Crop Age 2 (bottom) JE2 Pitcher Crop Age 3 (bottom) JE2 Pitcher Crop Age 4 (bottom) JE2 Pitcher crops now have their bottom texture.
23w16aHitbox shape of pitcher crop has been changed for each stage of its growth.
Villagers can now plant pitcher pods.
23w17aThe player now get the advancement "Planting the past" when they plant pitcher pods on farmland.
Bedrock Edition
1.20.0beta Crop Age 0 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 1 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 2 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 3 JE1 Pitcher Crop Age 4 JE1 Pitcher Pod JE1 Added pitcher crops and pods.
Unlike in Java Edition, pitcher pods can be used to feed chickens and parrots.



  1. MC-260259 — "Sniffers cannot dig nor find seeds on mycelium" — resolved as "Works As Intended".
  2. MC-263382 — resolved as "Works As Intended".
  3. MC-261208