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[edit]Jack o'Lantern
Jack o'Lantern.png
Jack o'Lantern
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

Partial (blocks light)

Luminance

Yes, 15

Blast resistance

5

Hardness

1

Tool

This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickest

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Alpha 1.2.0

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 91 hex: 5B bin: 1011011

Name

lit_pumpkin

A jack o'lantern is a solid block that provides light.

Obtaining[edit]

Jack o'Lanterns can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the quickest.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Torch +
Pumpkin




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Jack o'Lantern

Pumpkin

Torch

Usage[edit]

Light source[edit]

Jack o'lanterns can be used as light sources underwater.

Jack o'lanterns have a luminance of 15 and the ability to provide light while submerged under water. Like most light sources, they will melt snow and ice.

Video[edit]

Note: As of 1.8, Jack o'Lanterns can no longer be used to create golems.

History[edit]

Alpha
1.2.0 Added Jack o'Lanterns.
1.2.0_02 All Jack o'Lanterns on worlds were converted back into Pumpkins in name only.
Beta
1.1_02 Jack o'Lanterns are labeled Pumpkins when moused over in the inventory screen.
1.2 Jack o'Lanterns previously had the same icon and name in the inventory as pumpkins, making it impossible to tell which is which just by looking at them. However, it isn't possible to stack Jack o'Lanterns with pumpkins.
1.5_01 Jack o'Lanterns that already exist in-game now all appear facing the opposite way they were placed before the update. Placing a Jack o'Lantern will also have it placed facing away from you, as opposed to facing in your direction, as was the case before the update.
1.8 With the introduction of pumpkin farming, Jack o'Lanterns are now a renewable resource, because the player can make their torches from charcoal (or are in 1.4.2 and above and have access to the Nether to get coal from Wither Skeletons).
Official release
1.2.1 12w08a Iron Golems can now be made by using Jack o'Lanterns.
1.4.2 12w39a There is a bug where Jack o'Lanterns don't emit light or emit inconsistent light values from each of their surfaces.
12w39b Previously, Jack o'Lanterns lit up blocks all around them evenly. This snapshot changed the light values that Jack o'lanterns emitted, similar to how furnaces were changed in 12w39a.[1] (images showing difference) The light value of Jack o'lantern blocks as seen from their front and bottom surfaces remained 15, but the light value as seen from the top, both sides, and back was changed to 13.
12w40a The previous change was reverted until the new lighting system could be optimized.
1.6.1 13w26a Renamed "Jack 'o' Lantern" to "Jack o'Lantern".
1.8 14w26c Jack o'Lanterns can no longer be used to build golems.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Jack o'Lantern added.
0.9.0 build 1 Smooth lighting removed from jack o'lanterns.
Console Edition
TU1 Added Jack o'Lanterns.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Jack o'Lantern" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

A zombie and a skeleton wearing a jack o'lantern and a pumpkin, respectively, on Halloween.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

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