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Food, Potion Ingredient


1 (Half Hunger.svg)

II 0:15

IV 1:00

III 0:15






Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data values

PC: dec: 3493 hex: 15D3 bin: 1010111013
PE: dec: 462 hex: 1CE bin: 111001110


PC: fish
PE: pufferfish

Pufferfish is a food and brewing ingredient.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Pufferfish can be obtained by fishing. The chance of one being caught can be increased with the Lure enchantment.

Guardians[edit | edit source]

Pufferfish can be obtained by killing guardians and elder guardians. The drop rate is roughly 0.325% (2.5% probability of a rare drop times 13.0% probability that rare drop will be a pufferfish).

Usage[edit | edit source]

Food[edit | edit source]

Eating a pufferfish restores 1 (Half Hunger.svg) and 0.2 saturation points. It also gives the player
III for 15 seconds (total loss 3 (Poisoned Half Hunger.svgPoisoned Hunger.svg)),
II for 15 seconds, and
IV for a minute, forcing the player down to 1 (Half Heart.svg) for 48 seconds (30 seconds on peaceful).

Ocelots[edit | edit source]

Pufferfish can be used to tame ocelots, heal and breed cats, and make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.[Computer edition only]

Ocelots and cats are in no danger of food poisoning.

Brewing ingredient[edit | edit source]

Brewing a pufferfish into an awkward potion gives a potion of Water Breathing, which allows players to breathe underwater.

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe

Potion of Water Breathing

Pufferfish +
Awkward Potion

Data Values[edit | edit source]

DV Description

0 Raw Fish

1 Raw Salmon

2 Clownfish

3 Pufferfish

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.7.2 13w36a Added pufferfish.
Potion of Water Breathing added; they can be brewed by adding a pufferfish to an Awkward Potion.
13w43a Changed pufferfish texture.
1.8 14w25a Pufferfish are now rare drops upon killing guardians and elder guardians.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added pufferfish. As the hunger bar has not yet been added, they do not inflict hunger.
0.12.1 build 1 Pufferfish now restores hunger instead of health, and inflict hunger.
Console Edition
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added pufferfish.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Issues[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The consumption of pufferfish inflicting the player with nausea and poison is actually based on reality, as real pufferfish contain the extremely dangerous toxin Tetrodotoxin within their organs, especially their liver. Muscle tissue and blood only contain trace amounts. In East Asia, pufferfish are considered a delicacy known as fugu, as small parts of the fish are actually edible.
    • If this dish is prepared incorrectly, it can be lethal through respiratory paralysis. Therefore, any chef preparing fugu would have to have special licensing/certification to prepare this dish.

See also[edit | edit source]