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Podzol is a block that was added in the Minecraft 1.7 update and 0.9.0 for the Pocket Edition. It has a similar look to standard grass, but the top texture is covered with dead leaves. It doesn't spread. If it is mined without a Silk Touch tool, it will turn into regular dirt. This unique block is one of two blocks, the other being mycelium, that allows a player to place and cultivate mushrooms at any light level. It can be found in the Bamboo Jungle biome or the Mega Taiga biome.


  • Podzol does not spread to adjacent blocks like grass.
  • Podzol is found in the Giant Tree Taiga Biome  and Bamboo Forest Biome.
  • Podzol must be mined with Silk Touch to be harvested.
  • Dead Bushes can be placed on podzol, but not on grass or normal dirt.
  • Before the 1.14 update podzol could only be found in the mega taiga biome.
  • Unlike Mycelium and grass it makes the dirt sound when broken or walked on or placed.
  • Wandering Traders will sell podzol in exchange for Emeralds.


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