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Yes (16)

First appearance

Infdev (June 15, 2010)

Data value

dec: 325 hex: 145 bin: 101000101



Buckets are tools used to carry water, lava, or milk.



Ingredients Crafting recipe

Iron Ingot

Grid layout Arrow (small).png Bucket
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Natural generation[edit]

There is a 53% chance to find a single bucket in a dungeon chest.


Empty buckets can be used to capture water or lava springs. To fill a bucket with water or lava, the player must press use when looking at a source block. To fill a bucket with milk, the player must press use when looking at a Mooshroom or a cow.



June 15, 2010 Added bucket, can pick up only water and lava.
1.0.11 Cows are now milkable.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 In Creative mode, buckets now remain empty when used to pick up water and lava.
1.2.1 12w06a Buckets are now renewable.
1.3.1 12w21a Buckets are now stackable up to 16.
When used on cows, buckets that are stacked all disappear leaving only one bucket filled with milk.
12w22a Fixed bug causing stacked buckets to disappear when used to milk cows.
Smelting in a furnace with a lava bucket now leaves an empty bucket for the player to retrieve.
1.8 14w25a An empty bucket in the fuel slot will fill and become a water bucket after a wet sponge is dried. This happens for empty buckets placed by the player while the furnace is still smelting, and for empty buckets left by lava buckets.
Stacked buckets in the fuel slot will become a single water bucket.
1.8 14w26a You can only now put one bucket in the fuel slot, fixing the bug above.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Added buckets. They have many bugs: You cannot use empty buckets to pick up liquids with Split-Touch controls on, crafting cake deletes your buckets, you can milk cows in creative, giving you the inability of removing liquids (fixable by restarting the world), when refilling the bucket with water and the inventory has only one slot open, the water-filled bucket will not appear.
0.7.1 Fixed all the bugs above except for the last one.
Console Edition
TU1 Added buckets.
TU9 Buckets are now stackable up to 16.


  • In the Pocket Edition, buckets can hold any block, with the data value corresponding with what will be placed. Since the Bucket of Air doesn't place anything, this slot is used for the milk bucket. Keep in mind all of the special buckets can only be obtained with an external editor. They have the normal bucket sprite.

See also[edit]