Lily Pad

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Lily Pad
Lily Pad.png


Solid Block







Blast resistance





Any tool




Yes (64)



First appearances

See History



Data value

dec: 111 hex: 6F bin: 1101111



The Lily Pad is a collectable block found growing on water in swamplands.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Lily pads can be instantly mined with anything.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Lily pads can be found naturally on water in swampland biomes. It is also possible for lily pads to generate on the surface of underground lakes.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Lily pads can be obtained as a "treasure" item while fishing.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Lily pads can be used to make paths over water without having to build bridges or use full blocks. Lily pads are broken and drop as an item when water flows on it. Mobs cannot spawn on lily pads.

Placement[edit | edit source]

Lily pads can only be placed on top of water. Lily pads occupy the block above water and are not part of the water block itself.

Lily pads face a consistent direction which depends on their location and is not affected by the direction the player is facing. Replacing a lily pad will not change the direction.

In 1.9,[upcoming] lily pads can be placed on ice and frosted ice.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre1 Added lily pads. Lily pads are non-solid, and can only be placed in swamplands.
Beta 1.9-pre6 Lily pads are now solid blocks.
1.3.1 12w21a Boats no longer break when they collide at high speed with lily pads. Instead, the lily pad is destroyed.
1.7.2 13w36a Lily pads can be caught in fishing as treasure.
1.8 14w25a Lily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
1.9 15w43a Lily pads can now be placed on ice and frosted ice.
15w45a Height of the lily pad increased from 14 of a pixel (164 of a block) to 1 pixel (116 of a block).
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added lily pads.
build 3 Lily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
0.11.0 build 1 Lily pads can be caught in fishing as treasure.
Console Edition
TU7 Added lily pads.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lily pads break and drop as an item when the water beneath freezes.
  • When lily pads are placed on water source blocks that do not take up the space of the entire block (when the water is flowing to the block next to it), the lily pad will appear floating above the water source block.
  • In the Console Edition, if a swamp is next to a taiga at the edge of the world, lily pads in the swamp may spread to the taiga ocean, which could be frozen, causing it to generate on ice.
  • Until 1.9[upcoming], lily pads are the shortest solid block in Minecraft, being a measly 164 of a block tall.
  • If you sprint on lily pads, they will appear to give off water particles. This is because the game thinks you are technically on the water below the lily pad.

Gallery[edit | edit source]