|Catches fire from lava||
Podzol is a dirt-type block that naturally blankets the surface of the old growth taiga and bamboo jungles, along with their respective variants. Grass blocks and mycelium cannot spread to this block.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Endermen can pick up podzol blocks, and drop it if holding it when killed.
Podzol replaces grass blocks, dirt, mycelium, coarse dirt, rooted dirt and moss block[Java Edition only] around a large spruce tree when it is grown from 4 saplings arranged in a square. The pattern of the podzol reaches at most 6 blocks in the eastern and southern (positive X and Z) directions, and 5 blocks in the western and northern directions.
In Java Edition, since podzol can be converted from moss blocks, and moss can be grown on renewable stone, dirt can be renewably created as long as there is access to water, lava, moss, spruce saplings and bone meal. This is especially useful on maps where dirt is limited.
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 cane can be placed on it normally. A podzol block can be turned into a dirt path by pressing use on it with any type of shovel, but it cannot be tilled with a hoe to make farmland. However, the player can first use the shovel on the podzol to turn it into dirt path, then use the hoe on the dirt path to turn it into farmland.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Name||Identifier||Form||Block tags||Translation key|
|Podzol||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Podzol||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
- ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
- Available with
- The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|snowy||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.
|August 7, 2013||Jens tweeted the first image of a podzol and mega taiga.|
|1.8||?||Podzol no longer displays dirt as its side texture when a block is placed above.|
|1.9||15w31a||Podzol can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.|
|1.13||18w06a||Podzol now replaces the ground around large spruce trees when they are grown.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of podzol has now been changed.|
|Podzol now generates in the new bamboo jungle biomes.|
|19w05a||Added wandering traders, which sell podzol, making it a renewable resource.|
|19w12a||Podzol now has random orientations when placed, similar to grass blocks.|
|1.17||20w45a||A shovel can now be used on podzol to create a dirt path block.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added podzol.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||Podzol can now be obtained using the Silk Touch enchantment.|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Podzol can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.|
|1.9.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Podzol now generates in the new bamboo jungle biomes.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The texture of podzol has now been changed.|
|Podzol can now be obtained via trading with wandering traders.|
|1.16.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Podzol now replaces the ground around large spruce trees when they are grown.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added podzol.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of podzol has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.13||17w47a||The different variant block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.|
- 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.
The first image of a podzol and giant tree taiga.