For the Food Poisoning status effect, see Food Poisoning.

The icon for the Poison effect

Poison is a Status Effect which impacts a player's health bar by gradually depleting hearts.


This effect is temporary, and will not kill a player unless an additional source of damage is dealt to them. This is because the effect pauses when a player's health reaches (Half Heart). If the player regains health while the poison effect is still active, their health will continue to deplete until it once again reaches (Half Heart).

Like all status effects, it can be removed by drinking Milk. It can also be cured by drinking a honey bottle.

Sources of Poison

Fatal Poison

A variant of the poison effect (called Fatal Poison), is exclusive to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. This effect will continue to deduct health from a player, even after they reach (Half Heart), which kills the player. It is only obtainable through the use of cheats.

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