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Pufferfish
Pufferfish (item) JE5 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Restores

1 (🍗)

Status effects
Hunger III (0:15)
Poison II (1:00)‌[Java Edition only]
Poison IV (1:00)‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Nausea I (0:15)‌[Java Edition only]
Nausea II (0:15)‌[Bedrock Edition only]

A pufferfish is a poisonous type of fish that is used to brew water breathing potions.

Obtaining[]

Fishing[]

Pufferfish can be obtained through fishing. The pufferfish catch rate can be increased by Lure, which reduces wait time generally.

In Bedrock Edition, pufferfish can be caught only when fishing outside jungle biomes and its variants (i.e. everywhere except in jungles).

Mob loot[]

Guardians and elder guardians[]

Guardians and elder guardians have a 2.5% chance of dropping a random fish upon death. This has a 13% chance of being pufferfish (0.325% chance of dropping a pufferfish). The chance of getting a fish can be increased by 1% per level of looting, but the type of fish is not affected.

Pufferfish[]

Pufferfish always drop 1 pufferfish in its item form when killed.

Usage[]

Food[]

Pufferfish restores 1 (🍗) and 0.2 saturation, but inflicts Hunger III for 15 seconds, Poison IV‌[Bedrock Edition only] for 1 minute or Poison II‌[Java Edition only] for 1 minute, and Nausea I for 15 seconds‌[Java Edition only] or Nausea II for 15 seconds‌[Bedrock Edition only][1]. Unlike rotten flesh, it is not helpful to eat pufferfish while starving because they inflict more health damage than they earn.

Cats[]

Pufferfish can be used to entice cats away from chests and beds, breed cats, and accelerate kitten growth by 10% of the remaining time. In Java Edition, they can also be used to gain an ocelot's trust.

Brewing ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Potion of Water Breathing Pufferfish +
Awkward Potion



Potion of Water Breathing
Mundane Potion Pufferfish + Water Bottle



Trading[]

Master-level fisherman villagers buy 1~4‌[BE only] or four‌[JE only] pufferfish for an emerald.

Wolves[]

In Bedrock Edition, pufferfish can be used to feed a wolf, healing it by 1♥, but only when the wolf is not at full health. Unlike other wolf food, pufferfish cannot be used to speed up the growth of baby wolves, and cannot be used to breed them.

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Eating?Eating one single foodentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat???
Burp?Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp???

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same time Local BreweryHave all of these 13 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.
nether/all_effects
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHusbandry
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngFishy Business
Catch a fish HusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch any of these fishes: Other items in the fish category, if any, can be caught, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDItem tags (JE)FormTranslation key
PufferfishpufferfishfishesItemitem.minecraft.pufferfish

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Pufferfishpufferfish462Itemitem.pufferfish.name

History[]

Java Edition
1.7.213w36aPufferfish (item) JE1.png Added pufferfish.
Added Potion of Water Breathing potions, which can be brewed by adding a pufferfish to an Awkward Potion.
13w43aPufferfish (item) JE4 BE1.png The texture of pufferfish has been changed.
1.814w25aPufferfish is now obtainable as a rare drop from guardians and elder guardians.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the fish ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 349.
18w08bPufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which drop its item form when killed.
Pufferfish (item) JE5 BE2.png The texture of pufferfish has been changed.
1.1418w43aPufferfish (item) JE4 BE1.png The texture of pufferfish has accidently been reverted.
18w43bPufferfish (item) JE5 BE2.png The correct texture of pufferfish has been restored.
19w11aFisherman villagers now buy pufferfish.
1.16.2Pre-release 2The level of Nausea given by pufferfish has been reduced from II to I.[2]
1.1720w46aThe level of Poison given by pufferfish has been reduced from IV to II.[3]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Pufferfish (item) JE4 BE1.png Added pufferfish.
v0.12.1build 1Pufferfish now restore hunger instead of health.
Pufferfish can now be used to make potion of water breathing.
v0.16.0build 1Pufferfish is now dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Pufferfish has been added as a mob, which drop its item form when killed.
Pufferfish (item) JE5 BE2.png The texture of pufferfish has been changed.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Pufferfish can now be used to feed ocelots to gain their trust.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Pufferfish can now be sold to fisherman villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 31.0.1Pufferfish (item) JE4 BE1.png Added pufferfish.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Pufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which drop its item form when killed.
1.90 Pufferfish (item) JE5 BE2.png The texture of pufferfish has been changed.

Issues[]

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Trivia[]

  • The consumption of pufferfish inflicting the player with Nausea and Poison is based on reality. Real pufferfish contain the dangerous tetrodotoxin within their organs, especially in the liver. Tetrodotoxin leads to quick death through respiratory paralysis. Muscle tissue and blood contain trace amounts. In East Asia, pufferfish are considered a delicacy known as fugu, as small parts of the fish are actually edible. Any chef preparing fugu must have special licensing/certification to prepare this dish.

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