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Water Breathing
Water Breathing JE2 BE2.png
Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Water BreathingLingering Potion of Water Breathing
Sources

See #Causes

Particle

#2E5299 (dark blue)

Type

Positive

Water breathing is a status effect that prevents or delays drowning, and allows waterlogged beds[Bedrock Edition only] to be used. It also prevents or delays squid, salmon, cod, pufferfish, tropical fish, and glow squids from taking suffocation damage from being on land.‌[Bedrock Edition only][verify]

Causes[]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Potion of Water Breathing I 3:00 Witches drink this potion when underwater.
Potion of Water Breathing (extended) I 8:00
Splash Potion of Water Breathing I 3:00
Splash Potion of Water Breathing (extended) I 8:00
Lingering Potion of Water Breathing I 0:45
Lingering Potion of Water Breathing (extended) I 2:00
Arrow of Water Breathing I 0:22
Arrow of Water Breathing (extended) I 1:00
Turtle Shell I 0:10 Only counts down underwater. Instantly replenishes in air.

Conduit Power also gives the player a similar effect to Water Breathing (among other things).

Immune mobs[]

Boss mobs are immune to Water Breathing.[verify]

Notes[]

Helmets with the Respiration enchantment slow down oxygen depletion, granting an extra 15 seconds of underwater breath per level. However, this is not done through the Water Breathing effect.

Data values[]

ID[]

This section is about the effect IDs. For the IDs on potions, see Potion § Item data. For for the IDs on tipped arrows, see Arrow § Metadata.

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Water Breathingwater_breathing13effect.minecraft.water_breathing

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Water Breathingwater_breathing13potion.waterBreathing

Achievements[]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Free DiverStay underwater for 2 minutesDrink a potion of water breathing that can last for 2 minutes or more, then jump into the water or activate a conduit or sneak on a magma block underwater for 2 minutes.20GSilver

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

History[]

Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseWater Breathing is added along with 18 other status effects but is currently unobtainable in regular gameplay.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Water Breathing JE1 BE1.png The effect sprite for Water Breathing has been added to inventory.png.
Potions which grant the Water Breathing effect are added.
Milk now cancels the Water Breathing effect.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Water Breathing no longer has any associated potions.
1.7.213w36aDedicated Water Breathing potions added.
1.915w31aAdded the Arrow of Water Breathing.
Potions no longer use damage values to determine their effect, the effects moved to the Potion NBT.
1.1318w08bThe Water Breathing status effect no longer gives the player enhanced underwater vision.
1.1418w43aWater Breathing JE2 BE2.png Changed effect icon texture.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Water Breathing JE1 BE1.png Added water breathing, which was unobtainable at the time.
v0.12.1build 1Water breathing is now obtainable via Potion of Water Breathing and splash potion of water breathing.
v0.14.0build 1Witches can now grant water breathing effect when drinking a potion underwater.
v0.15.0build 1Added Arrow of Water Breathing.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Added Lingering Potion of Water Breathing.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Water breathing no longer gives enhanced underwater vision.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Water breathing can now be obtained by wearing turtle shells.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5Water Breathing JE2 BE2.png Changed effect icon texture.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Water Breathing" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.