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Data value

dec: 325 hex: 145 bin: 101000101



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

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Iron Ingot

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Buckets can be found in 54.0% of dungeon chests in stacks of 1. In 1.9,[upcoming] buckets can be found in 18.8% of dungeon chests in stacks of 1.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Empty buckets can be used to "pick up" a Water or Lava source block by doing use on a block of the relevant type. Similarly one can do use when looking at a mooshroom or a cow to fill a bucket with Milk.

A bucket filled with a source block can then be used to place its source block contents in the empty block next to the side of the block the player is currently looking at. If there is already a source block at that location, the bucket will be emptied and not create a new source block as one already exists there. If the aimed at block is too far, nothing happens. If the aimed at block contains a transparent block various things happen according the the properties of the block type. See the Article Liquids#How liquids work.

A bucket full of Milk can only be emptied by drinking it.

In 1.9,[upcoming] an empty bucket can be used to empty a full cauldron, filling the bucket with water.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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-pre1 Added mooshrooms, which can be milked like normal cows.
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.
12w22a 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.
14w26a You can only now put one bucket in the fuel slot, fixing the bug above.
1.9 15w44a A full cauldron can now be emptied with a bucket, filling the bucket with water.
Substantially decreased the average yield of buckets from dungeon chests.
15w46a Now replace single snow layers when used on the top, instead of placing the water or lava in the air above the snow layer.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Added buckets.
Console Edition
TU1 Added buckets.
TU9 Buckets are now stackable up to 16.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Bucket” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]