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This article is about the item. For the mob, see Salmon.

Raw salmon is a food item that can be eaten by the player or cooked to make cooked salmon.


Mob loot[]


Salmon always drops 1 raw salmon when killed, unaffected by Looting.[1] If it is killed while on fire, it drops 1 cooked salmon instead.

Guardians and elder guardians[]

Guardians and elder guardians have a 2.5% chance to drop a random fish, with 25% of them being raw salmon, which drops as cooked if the guardian was on fire. The chance of getting the fish drop is increased by 1% per level with Looting (for a maximum of 5.5% with Looting III), but the type of fish is not affected.

Polar bears[]

Polar bears have a 25% chance of dropping 0–2 raw salmon when killed. The maximum amount can be increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III. If killed while on fire, they drop cooked salmon instead.


Main article: Fishing

Raw salmon can be obtained from fishing. The wait time of one being caught is decreased with the Lure enchantment and the chance of one being caught is slightly decreased with the Luck of the Sea enchantment (named as such because it increases treasure, not fish).

Catching salmon awards 1-6 experience.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Raw Salmon Bonus chest Chest 1–2 61.5%
Village Fisherman's chest 1–3 24.2%
Bedrock Edition
Raw Salmon Bonus chest Chest 1–2 100%

Villager gifts[]

in Java Edition, Fisherman villagers throw raw salmon at players under the Hero of the Village effect.


Smelting ingredient[]

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Salmon +
Any fuel



Raw salmon restores 2 (🍗) hunger and 0.2 saturation.


Raw salmon can be used to tame cats with 13 chance of success, get cats off of chests, and beds, breed cats, and make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time. Additionally, raw salmon can be used to heal cats by 2♥.

Raw salmon can be used to gain ocelot trust, breed ocelots, and make baby ocelots grow up by 10%.


A dolphin can be fed raw salmon to increase its trust of the player and cause it to interact with the player more often. However, unlike most other animal mobs, this does not cause them to breed.

Additionally, dolphins swim to the nearest chest in a shipwreck or underwater ruin after they are fed raw salmon. If the chest in the nearest structure is broken, they swim to another structure with a chest.


Apprentice-level Fisherman villagers have 50%‌[Bedrock Edition only] or 23[Java Edition only] chance to buy 6 raw salmon and one emerald for 6 cooked salmon.

Journeyman-level Fisherman villagers offer to buy 13 raw salmon for an emerald.


In Bedrock Edition, raw salmon can be fed only to wolves not at full health, healing them by 2♥. Unlike other wolf food, raw salmon cannot be used to breed wolves or to accelerate the growth of baby wolves.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
EatingPlayersWhile a player is eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eatvaries [sound 1]0.8-1.216
EatingFriendly CreaturesWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat1.00.6-1.416
BurpPlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.player.burpsubtitles.entity.player.burp0.50.9-1.016
  1. Can be 0.5, 1.0, or 1.5

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhile a player is eating somethingrandom.eat0.5-1.10.8-1.2
PlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingrandom.burp0.50.9-1.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormItem tagsTranslation key
Raw SalmonsalmonItemfishesitem.minecraft.salmon

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Raw Salmonsalmon265Itemitem.salmon.name


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Lion HunterGain the trust of an Ocelot.15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-rawFishy Business
Catch a fish HusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch any of these fishes: husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-rawA Complete Catalogue
Tame all Cat variants! Best Friends ForeverTame each of these 11 cat variants: husbandry/complete_catalogue
Advancement-fancy-rawA 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 and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.213w36aRaw Salmon JE1 BE1 Added raw salmon.
1.814w25aRaw salmon is now obtainable rare drops from guardians and elder guardians.
1.915w44aRaw salmon can now be found in bonus chests.
1.1016w20aRaw salmon is now dropped from polar bears.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the fish and cooked_fish IDs have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 349 and 250.
18w08bSalmon has been added as a mob, which drops raw salmon when killed (cooked while on fire).
Raw Salmon JE2 BE2 The texture for raw salmon has been changed.
1.1418w48aRaw salmon can now be found in chests in village fisher cottages.
19w11aFisherman villagers now buy raw salmon.
19w13aFisherman villagers now give raw salmon to players under the Hero of the Village effect.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Raw Salmon JE1 BE1 Added raw salmon.
v0.12.1build 1Salmon now restores hunger instead of health.
Raw salmon can now be used to tame ocelots.
v0.16.0build 1Salmon is now dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha polar bears, which drop raw salmon.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta salmon is now found inside bonus chests.
1.4.0beta has been added as a mob, which drops raw salmon when killed (cooked while on fire).
Raw Salmon JE2 BE2 The texture for raw salmon has been changed.
beta dolphins, which can be bred with raw salmon.
1.5.0beta salmon can no longer be used to breed dolphins.
Giving raw salmon to dolphins now leads the player to nearest underwater ruins or shipwreck.
1.8.0beta salmon can no longer be used to tame ocelots.
Raw salmon can now be used to breed ocelots.
Added stray cats, which can be tamed by being fed raw salmon.
1.11.0beta salmon can now be sold to fisherman villagers.
1.16.100beta salmon is killed while on fire, then they now drop cooked salmon instead of a raw salmon.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Raw Salmon JE1 BE1 Added raw salmon.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Raw Salmon JE2 BE2 The texture for raw salmon have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Raw Salmon JE1 BE1 Added raw salmon.


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See also[]


  1. MC-212795 — Salmon & Fish mobs are not affected by Looting