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 9px-Half Heart.svg. If the player regains health while the poison effect is still active, their health will continue to deplete until it once again reaches 9px-Half Heart.svg.

Like all status effects, it can be removed by drinking Milk.

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 9px-Half Heart.svg, which kills the player. It is only obtainable through the use of cheats.

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