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Podzol JE2 BE2.png
Snowy Grass Block JE3 BE3.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Podzol is a dirt-type block that naturally blankets the surface of the giant tree taiga and bamboo jungles, along with their respective variants. Grass blocks and mycelium cannot spread to this block.



Podzol can be broken using any tool or by hand, but the shovel is the quickest. It can be obtained using a tool with Silk Touch, otherwise it drops dirt instead.

Block Podzol
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Mob loot[edit]

Endermen can pick up podzol blocks, and drop it if holding it when killed.

Natural generation[edit]

Podzol generates only in giant tree taiga and bamboo jungle biomes, as well as their respective variants.


Wandering traders have 16 chance to sell 3 podzol for 3 emeralds.


Podzol replaces mycelium, grass blocks, dirt and coarse dirt around a large spruce tree when it is grown from 4 saplings arranged in a square. This includes dirt blocks that are underground, so growing a tree creates podzol with more podzol underneath, obtainable with silk touch.


Like mycelium, podzol allows mushrooms to be placed on it no matter the light level, which allows the growth of huge mushrooms. Unlike mycelium, saplings, all kinds of flowers, and sugar canes can be placed on it normally. A podzol block can be turned into a grass path by pressing use on it with any type of shovel,‌[upcoming: JE 1.17] but it cannot be tilled with a hoe to make farmland.[1]


Java Edition:

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

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.gravel?0.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.gravel??
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.gravel?0.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.gravel??
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.gravel??
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.gravel??
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.gravel?0.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.podzol

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Podzolpodzol243Block & Itemtile.podzol.name

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
If true, the block uses a snowy side and top texture.
In-game, this is true when a snow block or snow is on top.


Java Edition
1.7.213w36aPodzol JE1 BE1.png Added podzol.
1.8?Podzol no longer displays dirt as its side texture, if a block is placed above.
1.915w31aPodzol can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for the dirt ID have been now split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.
18w06aPodzol now replaces the ground around large spruce trees when they are grown.
1.1418w43aPodzol JE2 BE2.png The texture of podzol has now been changed.
Podzol now generates in the new bamboo jungle biomes.
19w05aWandering traders introduced, selling 3 podzol for 3 emeralds.
19w12aPodzol now has random orientations when placed, similar to grass blocks.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aA shovel can now be used on podzol to create a dirt path block.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Podzol JE1 BE1.png Added podzol.
v0.12.1build 1Podzol can now be obtained using the Silk Touch enchantment.
v0.14.0build 1Podzol can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta now generates in the new bamboo jungle biomes.
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of podzol has now been changed.
Podzol can now be obtained via trading with wandering traders.
1.16.0beta now replaces the ground around large spruce trees when they are grown.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Podzol JE1 BE1.png Added podzol.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Podzol JE2 BE2.png The texture of podzol has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Podzol JE1 BE1.png Added podzol.


Issues relating to "Podzol" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Unlike other similar blocks, podzol never spreads to dirt blocks, and it does not become dirt if a solid block is placed on top of it, no matter how long the block remains on top of it. Similarly, neither grass nor mycelium can spread to podzol.


Java Edition[edit]


See also[edit]