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[edit]Pumpkin
Pumpkin.png
Pumpkin
Type

Wearable items; Solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

Partial (blocks light)

Luminance

No

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: 86 hex: 56 bin: 1010110

Name

pumpkin

Pumpkins are blocks that appear on grass, spawned in random clusters in most Overworld biomes, though somewhat rarely.

Obtaining[edit]

Pumpkins can be mined with any tool, but axes are the quickest.

Natural generation[edit]

Pumpkins may generate naturally in most biomes in the Overworld.

Farming[edit]

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.

Usage[edit]

Helmet[edit]

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.

Building Golems[edit]

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.






Iron Golem build configuration



Snow Golem build configuration

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Jack o'Lantern

Pumpkin +
Torch




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

Pumpkin

Torch

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin +
Sugar +
Egg




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Sugar

Egg
Grid layout Shapeless.png

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Pumpkin Seeds4

Pumpkin



Placement[edit]

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.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Alpha
1.2.0 Added pumpkins.
Beta
1.2 Pumpkin helmets appeared as if worn backwards. Despite the incorrect texture, they appeared to be facing the right way from the player's perspective. Similarly, pumpkins appeared flipped in the inventory.
1.5 Pumpkin helmets appearance is fixed.
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.
Official release
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. This is very helpful as players can preserve their hoes longer and not waste time re-tilling dirt or grass, while making fully automated fruit farming possible. It also makes it possible to farm pumpkins and melons reliably without water, as farmland with any type of plant on it will never decay (unless jumped on), even when dry.
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 Pumpkins added.
0.9.0 build 1 Pumpkins now spawn naturally.
Console Edition
TU1 Added pumpkins.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit]