Wearable items; Solid Block
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Pumpkins can be mined with any tool, but axes are the quickest.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Pumpkin farming strategies parallel those of melons. Planted pumpkin seeds grow a central stem that, after maturing, spawns pumpkins randomly in adjacent vacant dirt/grass/farmland. If a pumpkin is harvested without also cutting the central stalk, another pumpkin will spawn afterwards without requiring replanting or waiting for the stalk to mature again.
Pumpkin stems take around 10 to 30 minutes to fully develop. Bone Meal can be used in pumpkin stems to become fully-grown, but will not produce a pumpkin immediately.
If a mob wearing a pumpkin is killed using a tool enchanted with Looting, there will be a chance equivalent to the level of Looting used to drop the pumpkin, up to a maximum of a 3% chance of a drop.
A pumpkin can be equipped as a helmet without any actual armor value, but will instead function as a mask that allows the player to look at Endermen without provoking an attack. When worn, they limit the player's viewing area to a mask pattern that resembles the pumpkin's carved face.
Pumpkins can be used to make Snow Golems and Iron Golems as shown below. Snow Golems require snow blocks for their bodies, while Iron Golems require iron blocks. The pumpkin must be placed last or the Golem will not spawn.
Pumpkins cannot be placed without a block under them, but once placed, will remain even if the block underneath is mined away. When placed, pumpkins automatically face the player. When a pumpkin is pushed by a piston, it breaks. Pumpkins also cannot be placed on a transparent block.
|0x0||Pumpkin facing south|
|0x1||Pumpkin facing west|
|0x2||Pumpkin facing north|
|0x3||Pumpkin facing east|
|0x4 (bit flag)||Pumpkin without face|
||The direction the pumpkin's carved face is facing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the pumpkin.
|1.8||Pumpkins become a renewable resource, they can appear in swamp biomes, and it is possible to farm pumpkins in the same way as melons. Mineshafts can have pumpkin seeds, providing another way to farm pumpkins besides finding them. Endermen won't become hostile when you look at them if you're wearing a pumpkin.|
|1.0.0||The ability to craft pumpkins into pumpkin seeds was added, making pumpkin farming much easier to start.|
|A snow golem can be "crafted" by stacking two snow blocks on top of each other, then placing a pumpkin on top of the snow.|
|1.1||Pumpkins no longer require farmland to grow on.|
|1.2.1||12w08a||Pumpkins can be used to make iron golems.|
|1.4.2||12w37a||Pumpkins can be made into pumpkin pie.|
|1.4.2||Some zombies, skeletons, zombie pigmen, and wither skeletons will be wearing pumpkins if it's Halloween on your computer's clock.|
|1.8||14w04a||Dispensers can be used to place the pumpkin to activate iron golems and snow golems.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added pumpkins.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Pumpkins now generate naturally.|
- The pumpkin is the only headgear that obstructs the player's view.
- Undead mobs (except withers) and spider jockeys have a chance to spawn wearing a pumpkin (or, more rarely, a jack o'lantern) on October 31 (Halloween). While zombies and skeletons burn normally in daylight, they do not do so when wearing a helmet, and these do count. Note that the mobs will not drop it if killed.
A skeleton and a zombie wearing a pumpkin and a Jack o'Lantern respectively on the date of Halloween.