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This article is about the item. For the mob, see Salmon.
Raw Salmon
Raw Salmon JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


2 (🍗)

Raw salmon is a food item.



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.

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 25% chance of being raw salmon. The chance of getting the fish drop can be increased by 1% per level of Looting, but the type of fish is not affected.

Polar Bears[]

Polar bears have a 25% chance to drop 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.


Salmon always drops 1 raw salmon in its item form when killed. If the salmon is killed while on fire, then it drops cooked salmon instead.

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 (🍗) and 0.2 saturation.


Salmon can be used to tame cats with 13 chance of success. Salmon can also be used to get cats off of chests, beds, etc.; breed cats or ocelots; make baby cats and baby ocelots grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time; and gain ocelot's trust. Additionally raw salmon can be used to heal cats by 2♥.


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
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]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameResource locationItem tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Raw SalmonsalmonfishesItemitem.minecraft.salmon

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Raw Salmonsalmon460Itemitem.salmon.name


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other platforms
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-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 Complete Catalogue
Tame all cat variants! Best Friends ForeverTame each of these 11 cat variants: Other cat variants, if any, can be tamed, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/complete_catalogue
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


Java Edition
1.7.213w36aRaw Salmon JE1 BE1.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png Added raw salmon.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Raw Salmon JE2 BE2.png The texture for raw salmon have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Raw Salmon JE1 BE1.png Added raw salmon.



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