Water Bucket

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Water Bucket
Water Bucket JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

No

A water bucket is a bucket filled with water.

Obtaining[edit]

Interacting[edit]

To fill an empty bucket with water, use it on a water source block. The block is consumed in the process. Flowing water does not fill a bucket.

Using an empty bucket on a cauldron filled with water (water level 3) empties the cauldron and fills the bucket.

Water buckets can also be filled by placing an empty one in the fuel slot of a furnace, and a wet sponge into the oven slot. The bucket is filled when the smelting process completes, which also leaves the sponge dry and ready to be reused.

Chest Loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Water Bucket Village Fisherman's chest 1–3 24.2%

Usage[edit]

Using a full water bucket on a solid block places a water source block against that block, emptying the bucket. In the Nether, however, the water evaporates, making a fire extinguishing sound and displays smoke particles while nothing gets placed.

Dispensers[edit]

A dispenser can be loaded with a water bucket, and when activated it places a water block directly before it, emptying the bucket. A dispenser loaded with an empty bucket and a water source right in front of it draws the source into the bucket when activated.

Cauldrons[edit]

A single water bucket can fill a cauldron, and using an empty bucket on a water-filled cauldron fills the bucket. Empty buckets cannot be filled from partly-filled cauldrons.

Filling bucket with fish[edit]

Water buckets can be used on a fish to create a bucket of fish.

Elevator[edit]

Water buckets can be used as a means of quickly descending great heights in the Overworld and End, either by creating a waterfall or using the water block while falling to create a safe water landing.

Water buckets can also be used to climb vertical surfaces anywhere but the Nether by repeatedly creating higher waterfalls from the bottom and swimming up them.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Bucket fills??item.bucket.fillsubtitles.item.bucket.fill??16
Bucket empties??item.bucket.emptysubtitles.item.bucket.empty??16
Gear equippedPlayersWhen used in survival
See MC-97507
item.armor.equip_genericsubtitles.item.armor.equip1.01.016

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Water Bucketwater_bucketItemitem.minecraft.water_bucket

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDAlias ID (BE)Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Water Bucketwater_bucketbucket / 8325Itemitem.bucketWater.name

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngTactical Fishing
Catch a fish... without a fishing rod! Fishy BusinessUse a water bucket on any fish mob.husbandry/tactical_fishing
Advancement-plain-raw.pngThe Cutest Predator
Catch an axolotl in a bucket Tactical FishingUse a water bucket on an axolotl.husbandry/axolotl_in_a_bucket

History[edit]

Java Edition Infdev
Minecraft Infdev20100615Water Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added water buckets.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.6Using a water bucket on blocks with GUIs (chests, furnaces, etc.) no longer places the water.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Water buckets can now be used to fill cauldrons.
1.3.112w15aDispensers have now been given the ability to dispense water buckets. They can also collect if activated again.
1.814w25aA water bucket is now shown as the icon when water is used as a layer in Superflat.
14w25bSmelting a wet sponge while an empty bucket is in the fuel slot fills the bucket with water.
1.915w44aA full cauldron can now be emptied with a bucket, yielding a water bucket.
15w50aAdded sounds for collecting and pouring water using a bucket.
1.1317w47aPrior to the Flattening this item's numerical ID was 326.
18w08bWater buckets can now be used to pick up fish mobs.
1.1418w43aWater Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of water buckets has now been changed.
Water buckets can now suck up liquids directly adjacent to the side they are facing. How this works is unknown, given the water bucket clearly already contains a liquid.
18w48aWater buckets can now be found in chests in village fishing cottages.
19w02aWater buckets can now be used to put out campfires.
1.1720w51aWater buckets can now be used to collect axolotls.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.7.0Water Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added water buckets.
Water buckets were simply called "Bucket".
v0.7.4Water buckets no longer stack to 64.
v0.14.0build 1Dispensers can now shoot out water from water buckets.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Water buckets can now be used to pick up fish mobs.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Water Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of water buckets has now been changed.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.56The ID of water buckets has been changed from bucket/8 to water_bucket.
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.52Water buckets can now be used to collect axolotls.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Water Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added water buckets.
TU9Dispensers have now been given the ability to shoot out the liquids inside water buckets. They can also suck up the liquids if activated again, but a bug prevents the empty bucket from being filled. Whether this was ever fixed is unknown.
1.90 Water Bucket JE2 BE2.png The texture of water buckets has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Water Bucket JE1 BE1.png Added water buckets.

Issues[edit]

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