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Savanna Acacia.png

The Overworld

Biome ID



≥ 1.0



First appearance

1.7.2 (13w36a)


Savanna M, Savanna Plateau, Savanna Plateau M

The savanna (also known as the savannah) biome is a relatively flat and dry biome similar to the plains. Savanna biomes feature acacia trees and flat terrain with tall hills occasionally generating. Horses and villages can also be found, as well as yellow grass.


S Requires additional data from the saved game's Data array to fully define the block.
I Has a different ID as an inventory item.
E Requires a block entity to store additional data.
Red Cannot be legitimately obtained. Only available using the /give command or via inventory editors.
Light Blue Cannot be obtained no matter what. (Some can be placed using /setblock)
Blue Available in Creative mode by item list.

Naturally generated[edit]

Naturally generated includes blocks that are created through the world seed.

Icon Dec Hex Block
0 0 Air
Stone.png 1 1 Stone
Grass.png 2 2 Grass D
Dirt.png 3 3 Dirt D
Bedrock.png 7 7 Bedrock
Water.png 8 8 Water S
Lava.png 10 A Lava S
Sand.png 12 C Sand D
Gravel.png 13 D Gravel
Gold Ore.png 14 E Gold Ore
Iron Ore.png 15 F Iron Ore
Coal Ore.png 16 10 Coal Ore
Wood.png 17 11 Wood D
Leaves.png 18 12 Leaves D S
Lapis Lazuli Ore.png 21 15 Lapis Lazuli Ore
Tall Grass.png 31 1F Tall Grass D
Dandelion.png 37 25 Dandelion
Poppy.png 38 26 Poppy D
Brown Mushroom.png 39 27 Brown Mushroom
Red Mushroom.png 40 28 Red Mushroom
Diamond Ore.png 56 38 Diamond Ore
Redstone Ore.png 73 49 Redstone Ore
Clay Block.png 82 52 Clay Block
Sugar Canes.png 83 53 Sugar Cane D S
Pumpkin.png 86 56 Pumpkin
Acacia Leaves.png 161 A1 Acacia Leaves D S
Acacia Wood.png 162 A2 Acacia Wood D
Sunflower.png 175 AF Sunflower D


The savanna biome was officially released alongside three variations, which follow:

Savanna Plateau[edit]

A savanna plateau biome. A village can be seen to the right.

A plateau like in the mesa biome, is raised up to about 30 blocks above sea level. These make up much less of the area than in the mesa biome, but are easily seen as sudden walls of hill. Like the mesa plateau, they are very flat on top.

Savanna M[edit]

A variation of the savanna. These are quite rare, and consist of stone and coarse dirt, and are more mountainous than their regular counterpart. These mountains can almost reach the cloud limit, and sometimes go slightly above, even without using the AMPLIFIED world type.

Savanna Plateau M[edit]

An extremely mountainous variation caused by the plateau and the M variation combining, with very steep hills very much around, with acacia trees atop them. The generation of this biome can cause several strange 'structures' to be created. Their peak has a huge range of altitudes. They can go above Y: 200 sometimes, whilst others don't reach the clouds. These have a huge amount of variation and are the closest to AMPLIFIED terrain on default. Like the M variation, these have a lot of exposed stone and coarse dirt.


1.2.0 The biome was introduced alongside 10 others.
1.8 The biome, and the other ten, were removed to make way for new ones.
Official release
1.7.2 13w36a The biome re-introduced, with various changes, alongside various others.
13w43a Jungle wood in the acacia trees is replaced by acacia wood.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added the savanna biome.


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