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A renewable resource is a resource that can be recreated indefinitely in survival without exploiting glitches (as opposed to a non-renewable resource). While running out of resources isn't likely to be a factor due to theoretically infinite (and still quite vast in practice) map generation, this is a list of resources that can be produced over and over without having to explore for more. However, running out of resources can be a bigger issue on superflat worlds, where resources are less plentiful, or in PvP maps, where one would like to obtain resources without having to conquer more land.

The listed fully renewable craftable items are items which can be crafted, smelted, or brewed using only renewable resources. For example, cookies are renewable as they only require wheat and cocoa beans that can be regrown infinitely, while TNT isn't because it requires sand, which is not renewable. Anything that is dropped by a monster or animal, is renewable because more mobs of the same kind can spawn and be killed again for more loot. This is not the case for boss mobs (the Ender Dragon spawns only once per world, and the wither requires non renewable soul sand to spawn), nor the elder guardian, which spawns only three times per ocean monument.

Brief introduction to methods[edit | edit source]

There are some main methods to get renewable resources and some item-specific methods. Item-specific methods vary from building a cobblestone generator to harvesting obsidian from portals, so it's very important sometimes to choose non-renewable, but easier and/or safer ways to get them. The methods are listed in increasing difficulty order:

  • Farming - grow it on the dirt or farmland block, breed using renewable resources, etc.
  • Craft it using only renewable resource(s)
  • Buy it from villagers
  • Get it as a guaranteed or very probable drop after mob's death
  • Get it as a rare drop after mob's death
  • Find it while fishing

The first three methods are the easiest. They are especially worth using when the player wants to avoid risk such as while playing in hardcore mode. The fourth method is normally used to get something that is only possible to get by killing monsters such as blaze rods, arrows, or bones. The last two methods are worth using only when there are no other practical choices, as the player will spend a lot of time executing the method before getting what they need.

Renewable[edit | edit source]

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Arrow
Arrow
Banner
White BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerBrown BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerMagenta BannerLight Blue BannerBlue BannerPurple BannerCyan Banner
Crafted with wool and sticks, then modified with renewable dyes, oxeye daisies, and mob heads. Brick pattern banners are renewable by copying, but initially consume one brick block.
Blaze Rod
Blaze Rod
Brewing StandBlaze PowderMagma CreamEye of EnderFire ChargePotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessPotion of StrengthPotion of WeaknessFirework StarSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of WeaknessFirework Rocket Dropped upon death of blazes if registered as killed by a player.
Bone
Bone
Bone MealLight Gray DyeGray DyeLime DyePink DyeLight Blue DyeFirework StarWhite WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolLime WoolPink WoolLight Blue WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetLime CarpetPink CarpetLight Blue CarpetWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerLime BannerPink BannerLight Blue BannerWhite Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassGray Stained GlassLime Stained GlassPink Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassWhite Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PaneFirework Rocket
Cactus
Cactus
Cactus GreenLime DyeCyan DyeGreen WoolLime WoolCyan WoolGreen CarpetLime CarpetCyan CarpetGreen BannerLime BannerCyan BannerGreen Stained GlassLime Stained GlassCyan Stained GlassGreen Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PaneCyan Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Generates on sand in desert and mesa biomes.
  • Grown on sand to reproduce.
Carrot
Carrot
Carrot on a StickGolden CarrotPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilityRabbit Stew
  • Rarely dropped upon death of zombies if registered as a player kill.
  • Grown on farmland to reproduce.
  • Crops generate in some village farm-fields.
Coal and Charcoal
CoalCharcoal
Block of CoalTorchFire ChargeFirework StarFirework Rocket
Cobblestone and Stone
CobblestoneStone
CobblestoneStoneStone BricksFurnaceCobblestone StairsStone Brick StairsCobblestone SlabStone SlabStone Bricks SlabLeverButtonStone Pressure PlateDispenserPistonSticky PistonCobblestone WallMinecart with FurnaceBrewing StandStone SwordStone PickaxeStone ShovelStone AxeStone HoeRedstone RepeaterDetector RailDropperMoss StoneMossy Cobblestone WallChiseled Stone BricksMossy Stone BricksCracked Stone BricksArmor Stand Created as a block by letting lava flow against or over water. Mined with renewable pickaxes.
Cocoa Beans
Cocoa Beans
CookieBrown WoolBrown CarpetBrown BannerBrown Stained GlassBrown Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket Grown on jungle wood to reproduce.
Egg
Egg
CakePumpkin Pie Dropped by adult chickens every 5 to 20 minutes.
Ender Pearl
Ender Pearl
Eye of EnderEnder Chest Dropped upon any kind of death of endermen.
Experience Orb
XP orb animation.gif
See enchanting
Feather
Feather
Book and QuillWritten BookFirework StarFirework Rocket Dropped upon any kind of death of adult chickens.
Fern
Fern
Using bone meal on ferns and then breaking them with shears.
Flower
DandelionOxeye DaisyPoppyAzure BluetAlliumBlue OrchidRed TulipOrange TulipWhite TulipPink TulipSunflowerLilacPeonyRose Bush
Dandelion YellowOrange DyeRose RedPink DyeLight Gray DyeLight Blue DyePurple DyeMagenta DyeYellow WoolOrange WoolRed WoolPink WoolLight Gray WoolLight Blue WoolPurple WoolMagenta WoolYellow CarpetOrange CarpetRed CarpetPink CarpetLight Gray CarpetLight Blue CarpetPurple CarpetMagenta CarpetYellow BannerOrange BannerRed BannerPink BannerLight Gray BannerLight Blue BannerPurple BannerMagenta BannerYellow Stained GlassOrange Stained GlassRed Stained GlassPink Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassPurple Stained GlassMagenta Stained GlassYellow Stained Glass PaneOrange Stained Glass PaneRed Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PanePurple Stained Glass PaneMagenta Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Short flowers can be created when bone meal is used on grass blocks in the appropriate places in biomes.
  • Tall flowers drop when bonemeal is used on them.
  • Poppies are dropped upon any kind of death of iron golems.
Ghast Tear
Ghast Tear
Potion of RegenerationPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of Weakness Dropped upon any kind of death of ghasts.
Glass Bottle
Glass Bottle
Awkward PotionThick PotionMundane PotionPotion of RegenerationPotion of SwiftnessPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of PoisonPotion of HealingPotion of WeaknessPotion of StrengthPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingPotion of LeapingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Leaping
Glowstone Dust
Glowstone Dust
GlowstoneRedstone LampFirework StarFirework RocketThick PotionPotion of HealingPotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of Water BreathingPotion of LeapingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Leaping
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of witches.
  • Trading for glowstone with priest villagers and then breaking them.
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of blazes if registered as killed by the player in the Xbox version.
Gunpowder
Gunpowder
Fire ChargeFirework StarFirework RocketSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Leaping Dropped upon any kind of death of creepers, ghasts, and witches.
Brown Mushroom (block)
Brown Mushroom (block)Mushroom
MushroomMushroom StewRabbit StewPotion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
Created by using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with a tool that has the Silk Touch enchantment on it.
Red Mushroom (block)
Red Mushroom (block)Mushroom
MushroomMushroom StewRabbit Stew Created by using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then broken with a tool that has the Silk Touch enchantment on it.
Ice
Ice
WaterWater Bucket Created by letting water source blocks in cold biomes turn into ice over time (when there is no block above them), then broken with a tool that has the Silk Touch enchantment on it.
Ink Sac
Ink Sac
Gray DyeLight Gray DyeBook and QuillWritten BookBlack WoolGray WoolLight Gray WoolBlack CarpetGray CarpetLight Gray CarpetBlack BannerGray BannerLight Gray BannerBlack Stained GlassGray Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassBlack Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework RocketDark Prismarine Dropped upon any kind of death of squids and can be found in stacks of 10 while fishing.
Leather
Leather
Leather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsLeather BootsItem FrameBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelf
Magma Cream
Magma Cream
Potion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of Slowness
Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds
MelonMelon (block)Glistering MelonPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Harming
Milk
Milk
MilkCake Right-clicking (milking) cows or mooshrooms with an empty bucket.
Brown Mushroom
Mushroom
Brown Mushroom (block)MushroomMushroom StewRabbit StewPotion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
  • Waiting for normal mushrooms to spread.
  • Using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow them into huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then breaking with anything.
Red Mushroom
Mushroom
Red Mushroom (block)MushroomMushroom StewRabbit Stew
  • Waiting for normal mushrooms to spread.
  • Using bone meal on normal mushrooms to grow them into huge mushrooms (if there is enough space), then breaking with anything.
  • Shearing mooshrooms.
Nether Wart
Nether Wart
Awkward PotionPotion of HealingPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of HarmingPotion of PoisonPotion of SlownessPotion of WeaknessPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingPotion of LeapingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Leaping Grown on soul sand.
Obsidian
Obsidian
Ender Chest
  • Entering a nether portal for which there is no matching exit will generate 14 free blocks of Obsidian and 4 more "ledge" blocks if the portal is formed in mid-air. Mining only the corners and "ledges" will keep the portal active if desired. More here
  • Entering an end portal will always generate a 5×5 platform of Obsidian at the same position in the End. In other words, the obsidian can be mined, and the platform will be regenerated the next time the player enters the End.
Potato
Potato
Baked PotatoPoisonous PotatoRabbit Stew
  • Rarely dropped upon death of zombies if registered as a player kill.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more. Sometimes when breaking fully grown potato crops, poisonous potatoes will drop.
  • Generate in some village farm-fields.
Prismarine Shard
Prismarine Shard
PrismarineDark PrismarinePrismarine BricksSea Lantern Dropped upon any kind of death of Guardians.
Prismarine Crystals
Prismarine Crystals
Sea Lantern Dropped upon any kind of death of Guardians.
Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
PumpkinJack 'o' LanternPumpkin Pie
Rabbit Hide
Rabbit Hide
LeatherLeather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsLeather BootsItem FrameBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelf Dropped upon any kind of death of a rabbit.
Raw Beef
Raw Beef
Steak Dropped upon any kind of death of cows and mooshrooms.
Raw Chicken
Raw Chicken
Cooked Chicken
Raw Mutton
Raw Mutton
Cooked Mutton Dropped upon any kind of death of a sheep.
Raw Porkchop
Raw Porkchop
Cooked Porkchop
Raw Rabbit
Raw Rabbit
Cooked RabbitRabbit Stew Dropped upon any kind of death of a rabbit.
Redstone
Redstone
Block of RedstoneDispenserDropperPistonSticky PistonNote BlockRedstone LampRedstone TorchClockCompassEmpty MapMapRedstone RepeaterPowered RailDetector RailActivator RailMundane PotionPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of RegenerationPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of PoisonPotion of SlownessPotion of WeaknessPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water Breathing
Rotten Flesh
Rotten Flesh
Dropped upon any kind of death of zombies and zombie pigmen.
Saplings and trees
Oak SaplingSpruce SaplingBirch SaplingJungle SaplingAcacia SaplingDark Oak Sapling
Oak WoodSpruce WoodBirch WoodJungle WoodAcacia WoodDark Oak WoodOak LeavesSpruce LeavesBirch LeavesJungle LeavesAcacia LeavesDark Oak LeavesOak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood PlanksOak Wood StairsSpruce Wood StairsBirch Wood StairsJungle Wood StairsAcacia Wood StairsDark Oak Wood StairsOak Wood SlabSpruce Wood SlabBirch Wood SlabJungle Wood SlabAcacia Wood SlabDark Oak Wood SlabFenceSpruce FenceBirch FenceJungle FenceAcacia FenceDark Oak FenceFence GateSpruce Fence GateBirch Fence GateJungle Fence GateAcacia Fence GateDark Oak Fence GateOak DoorSpruce DoorBirch DoorJungle DoorAcacia DoorDark Oak DoorAppleGolden AppleCrafting TableChestTrapped ChestNote BlockWooden Pressure PlateBookshelfJack 'o' LanternTrapdoorLadderSignLeverArmor StandTripwire HookTorchRedstone TorchRedstone RepeaterButtonPistonSticky PistonDispenserHopperStickRailPowered RailActivator RailBowlMushroom StewRabbit StewPaintingItem FrameBoatMinecart with ChestMinecart with HopperCharcoalBedFishing RodCarrot on a StickBowVinesFire ChargeWooden SwordWooden PickaxeWooden ShovelWooden AxeWooden HoeStone SwordStone PickaxeStone ShovelStone AxeStone HoeIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoeGold SwordGold PickaxeGold ShovelGold AxeGold HoeFirework StarFirework RocketWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerBrown BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerMagenta BannerLight Blue BannerBlue BannerPurple BannerCyan Banner Trees are grown from saplings placed on lit dirt. When broken, a leaf block has a 5% chance of dropping a sapling. See tree farming. Charcoal can be obtained by smelting any kind of log in a furnace. Leaves can be obtained by breaking them with shears. Sticks are also dropped upon any kind of death of witches.
Seeds
Seeds
WheatBreadCookieCakeHay Bale
  • Dropped by breaking tall grass.
  • Grown on farmland (tilled dirt) to produce more.
  • Generate as crops in some village farm-fields.
Slimeball
Slimeball
Magma CreamSticky PistonLeadPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of SlownessSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of SlownessSlime Block Dropped upon any kind of death of slimes.
Snowball
Snowball
SnowSnow (layer)
  • Snow layers are created above a certain altitude in all biomes or in ice plains/spikes when it snows (See snowfall for altitude specifics). It can then be broken with any shovel to produce snowballs.
  • Snow cover is created by snow golems in certain biomes when they walk on a block where it can legitimately be placed. It can then be broken with any shovel to produce snowballs.
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of snow golems, but they drop less snowballs than are used to create them.
Spider Eye
Spider Eye
Potion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye Dropped upon death of spiders and cave spiders if registered as a player kill, and upon any death of witches.
String
String
White WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolBlack WoolPink WoolRed WoolOrange WoolYellow WoolLime WoolGreen WoolBrown WoolBlue WoolLight Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple WoolMagenta WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetBlack CarpetPink CarpetRed CarpetOrange CarpetYellow CarpetLime CarpetGreen CarpetBrown CarpetBlue CarpetLight Blue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple CarpetMagenta CarpetWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerBrown BannerBlue BannerLight Blue BannerCyan BannerPurple BannerMagenta BannerBowDispenserFishing RodCarrot on a StickPaintingBedLead
Dropped upon any kind of death of spiders or cave spiders.
Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane
PaperFirework RocketEmpty MapMapBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelfSugarCakePumpkin PiePotion of SwiftnessPotion of SlownessSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of SlownessPotion of PoisonPotion of HarmingPotion of WeaknessSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of WeaknessFermented Spider Eye
Tall Grass
Tall Grass
Seeds
Vines
Vines
Moss StoneMossy Cobblestone WallMossy Stone Bricks
  • Grown on the side of blocks, then breaking with shears.
  • Spawns on the sides of 2x2 Jungle Trees grown from saplings.
Water
Water
Water BucketIce
  • Created by having 2 water sources in the appropriate spots (See water for specifics).
  • A reusable sponge can become wet from flowing water and then be smelted with renewable fuel to produce a bucket of water which may be placed as a water source.
Wool
White Wool
Light Gray WoolGray WoolBlack WoolPink WoolRed WoolOrange WoolYellow WoolLime WoolGreen WoolBrown WoolBlue WoolLight Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple WoolMagenta WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetBlack CarpetPink CarpetRed CarpetOrange CarpetYellow CarpetLime CarpetGreen CarpetBrown CarpetBlue CarpetLight Blue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple CarpetMagenta CarpetWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerBrown BannerBlue BannerLight Blue BannerCyan BannerPurple BannerMagenta BannerPaintingBed
  • Dropped upon any kind of death of or by shearing sheep.
  • Crafted with 4 string.
  • White, light gray, gray, black, brown, and pink colors can be found on wildly spawned sheep.
  • Green, lime, red, orange, yellow, blue, light blue, cyan, purple, and magenta wool require renewable dyes to produce.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Resource Renewable products
Bone
Bone
Bone MealLight Gray DyeGray DyeLime DyePink DyeLight Blue DyeFirework StarWhite WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolLime WoolPink WoolLight Blue WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetLime CarpetPink CarpetLight Blue CarpetWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerLime BannerPink BannerLight Blue BannerWhite Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassGray Stained GlassLime Stained GlassPink Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassWhite Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PaneFirework Rocket
Bowl
Bowl
Mushroom StewRabbit Stew
Bow
Bow
Dispenser
Clownfish
Clownfish
Enchanted Book
Enchanted Book
See enchanting
Fishing Rod
Fishing Rod
Carrot on a Stick
Ink Sac
Ink Sac
Gray DyeLight Gray DyeBook and QuillWritten BookBlack WoolGray WoolLight Gray WoolBlack CarpetGray CarpetLight Gray CarpetBlack BannerGray BannerLight Gray BannerBlack Stained GlassGray Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassBlack Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework RocketDark Prismarine
Leather
Leather
Leather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsLeather BootsItem FrameBookBook and QuillWritten BookBookshelf
Leather Boots
Leather Boots
Lily Pad
Lily Pad
Name Tag
Name Tag
Pufferfish
Pufferfish
Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Water Breathing
Raw Fish
Raw Fish
Cooked Fish
Raw Salmon
Raw Salmon
Cooked Salmon
Rotten Flesh
Rotten Flesh
Saddle
Saddle
Stick
Stick
Oak FenceSpruce FenceBirch FenceJungle FenceAcacia FenceDark Oak FenceFence GateSpruce Fence GateBirch Fence GateJungle Fence GateAcacia Fence GateDark Oak Fence GateJack 'o' LanternLadderSignLeverTripwire HookTorchRedstone TorchRedstone RepeaterButtonPistonSticky PistonDispenserRailPowered RailActivator RailPaintingFishing RodCarrot on a StickBowDispenserItem FrameWooden SwordWooden PickaxeWooden ShovelWooden AxeWooden HoeStone SwordStone PickaxeStone ShovelStone AxeStone HoeIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoeGold SwordGold PickaxeGold ShovelGold AxeGold HoeTrapped ChestHopperFirework StarFirework RocketArmor StandWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerBrown BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerMagenta BannerLight Blue BannerBlue BannerPurple BannerCyan Banner
String
String
White WoolLight Gray WoolGray WoolBlack WoolPink WoolRed WoolOrange WoolYellow WoolLime WoolGreen WoolBrown WoolBlue WoolLight Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple WoolMagenta WoolWhite CarpetLight Gray CarpetGray CarpetBlack CarpetPink CarpetRed CarpetOrange CarpetYellow CarpetLime CarpetGreen CarpetBrown CarpetBlue CarpetLight Blue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple CarpetMagenta CarpetWhite BannerLight Gray BannerGray BannerBlack BannerPink BannerRed BannerOrange BannerYellow BannerLime BannerGreen BannerBrown BannerBlue BannerLight Blue BannerCyan BannerPurple BannerMagenta BannerBowDispenserFishing RodCarrot on a StickPaintingBedLead
Tripwire Hook
Tripwire Hook
Trapped Chest
Water Bottle
Water Bottle
Awkward PotionThick PotionMundane PotionPotion of RegenerationPotion of SwiftnessPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of PoisonPotion of HealingPotion of WeaknessPotion of StrengthPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingPotion of LeapingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of Leaping

Rare drops[edit | edit source]

These items are only occasionally dropped by monsters, so getting them quickly or in quantity is normally done by mining, then smelting/crafting non-renewable resources (mob farms being an option).

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Bow
Bow
Dispenser Bows are rarely dropped by skeletons and can be enchanted with Power I or with an even more rare chance of a Power II followed by secondary enchantments. Usually, one would rather craft a bow with renewable sticks and string.
Chainmail Armor
Chain HelmetChain ChestplateChain LeggingsChain Boots
Can regularly be found equipped to zombies and skeletons. Can also be found being sold by villagers.
Diamond Armor
Diamond HelmetDiamond ChestplateDiamond LeggingsDiamond Boots
Can very rarely be found equipped to zombies and skeletons. More commonly, diamond chestplates can be obtained by trading with villager blacksmiths.
Enchanted items
  • Equipped items rarely dropped by zombies, skeletons, or zombie pigmen will rarely have enchantments on them (chance increases with difficulty).
  • Enchanted items may be traded from villager Smiths.
  • Enchanted books are renewable by trading with Villagers, and Anvils may be made from renewable iron, and many unenchanted items are renewable.
  • A single enchantment table can also be used indefinitely to create enchanted items from renewable items, experience, and Lapis Lazuli but creating the table itself requires two non-renewable diamonds.
Gold Nugget and Gold Ingot
Gold NuggetGold Ingot
Gold NuggetGold IngotBlock of GoldGlistering MelonGolden AppleGolden CarrotClockGold SwordGold PickaxeGold ShovelGold AxeGold HoePowered RailGold HelmetGold ChestplateGold LeggingsGold BootsPotion of HealingPotion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilityFirework StarFirework RocketWeighted Pressure Plate (Light) Nuggets are dropped by killed zombie pigmen, and ingots are a rare drop by player killed zombie pigmen.
Golden Swords and Golden Armor
Gold SwordGold HelmetGold ChestplateGold LeggingsGold Boots
A sword is a rare drop by player killed zombie pigmen. These swords can be enchanted with any level I, level II, or III sword enchantments. Armor can often be found equipped to zombies and skeletons.
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot
Block of IronAnvilIron DoorIron TrapdoorIron HelmetIron ChestplateIron LeggingsIron BootsBucketWater BucketMilkCakeShearsCauldronTripwire HookMinecartMinecart with FurnaceMinecart with ChestMinecart with HopperRailDetector RailActivator RailIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoePistonSticky PistonCompassEmpty MapMapHopperTrapped ChestIron BarsWeighted Pressure Plate (Heavy) Dropped by killed iron golems and rarely dropped by player killed zombies.
Iron Swords, Iron Shovels, and Iron Armor
Iron ShovelIron SwordIron HelmetIron ChestplateIron LeggingsIron Boots
Armor can very rarely be found equipped to zombies and skeletons. Can be worn/held by zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons. Swords and shovels are equipped only to zombies.
Leather armor
Leather CapLeather TunicLeather PantsLeather Boots
Can often be found equipped to zombies, and skeletons. Can be worn/held by zombies, zombie pigmen, and skeletons.
Music Discs
Music DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscMusic DiscWait DiscMusic Disc
Dropped only when a skeleton kills a creeper. It doesn't matter who dealt most of the damage, as long as the final blow is dealt by the arrow of the skeleton.
Mob Heads
Wither Skeleton SkullSkeleton SkullZombie HeadCreeper Head
Firework StarFirework RocketBanner Mob heads are dropped by their respective mobs when killed by charged creepers. Wither skeleton skulls are also dropped as a rare drop from wither skeletons.
Rabbit's Foot
Rabbit's Foot
Potion of LeapingPotion of SlownessSplash Potion of LeapingSplash Potion of Slowness Rarely dropped upon death of a rabbit if registered as a player kill.

Tradable[edit | edit source]

Resources that in normal circumstances would be non-renewable, except that they can be obtained through trading with villagers.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Bottle o' Enchanting
Bottle o' Enchanting
XP orb animation.gif Obtained by trading with a priest villager.
Diamond tools
Diamond PickaxeDiamond AxeDiamond Sword
Obtained by trading with a blacksmith villager.
Emerald
Emerald
Block of Emerald

Obtained by trading renewable items to villagers such as raw chicken. These can be used to buy other things from villagers including resources that are otherwise non-renewable like glass. Villagers never run out of stock (but their selling offers may vary), and they can be "bred", making villagers themselves renewable.

Enchanted Book
Enchanted Book
Enchanted items Obtained by trading with librarian villagers. Enchanted Books can also be caught when fishing. A single enchantment table can also be used indefinitely to create enchanted books from renewable books, experience, and Lapis Lazuli but creating the table itself requires two non-renewable diamonds.
Enchanted diamond gear
Diamond SwordDiamond PickaxeDiamond AxeDiamond Chestplate
Obtained by trading with a blacksmith villager.
Glass
Glass
Glass PaneGlass BottleWater BottleAwkward PotionThick PotionMundane PotionPotion of RegenerationPotion of SwiftnessPotion of Fire ResistancePotion of PoisonPotion of HealingPotion of WeaknessPotion of StrengthPotion of SlownessPotion of HarmingPotion of Night VisionPotion of InvisibilityPotion of Water BreathingPotion of LeapingSplash Potion of Night VisionSplash Potion of InvisibilitySplash Potion of HarmingSplash Potion of HealingSplash Potion of Fire ResistanceSplash Potion of PoisonSplash Potion of RegenerationSplash Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of SwiftnessSplash Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of Water BreathingSplash Potion of LeapingWhite Stained GlassLight Gray Stained GlassGray Stained GlassBlack Stained GlassPink Stained GlassRed Stained GlassOrange Stained GlassYellow Stained GlassLime Stained GlassGreen Stained GlassBrown Stained GlassBlue Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassCyan Stained GlassPurple Stained GlassMagenta Stained GlassWhite Stained Glass PaneLight Gray Stained Glass PaneGray Stained Glass PaneBlack Stained Glass PanePink Stained Glass PaneRed Stained Glass PaneOrange Stained Glass PaneYellow Stained Glass PaneLime Stained Glass PaneGreen Stained Glass PaneBrown Stained Glass PaneBlue Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PaneCyan Stained Glass PanePurple Stained Glass PaneMagenta Stained Glass Pane Obtained by trading with a librarian villager. Glass bottles can be utilized to make potions. With redstone and glowstone bought from priest villagers, extended potions and level II potions can also be brewed renewabley. Glass bottles are also dropped by killed witches.
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli BlockLight Blue DyeCyan DyePurple DyeMagenta DyeBlue WoolLight Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple WoolMagenta WoolBlue CarpetLight Blue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple CarpetMagenta CarpetBlue BannerLight Blue BannerCyan BannerPurple BannerMagenta BannerBlue Stained GlassLight Blue Stained GlassCyan Stained GlassPurple Stained GlassMagenta Stained GlassBlue Stained Glass PaneLight Blue Stained Glass PaneCyan Stained Glass PanePurple Stained Glass PaneMagenta Stained Glass PaneFirework StarFirework Rocket Obtained by trading with a cleric villager.
Name Tag
Name Tag
Traded with a librarian villager.
Saddle
Saddle
Obtained by trading with a butcher villager.

Upcoming[edit | edit source]

Renewable[edit | edit source]

These items are renewable, however, they are only in snapshots and prereleases. An official update has yet to display them.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Beetroot Seeds
Beetroot Seeds
BeetrootBeetroot Soup
  • Grown on farmland to reproduce.
  • Crops generate in some village farm-fields.
Chorus Flower
Chorus Flower
Chorus FruitPopped Chorus FruitPurpur BlockPurpur PillarPurpur StairsPurpur Slab
Spectral Arrow
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  • Crafted with Arrows and Glowstone.
New Splash Potions
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  • Brewed from their respective potions and gunpowder.


Pocket Edition[edit | edit source]

Generally, all resources are renewable in the same way in both the Pocket Edition and the PC Edition. The exceptions are noted in subsections here.

Renewable[edit | edit source]

These resources are not renewable in the PC edition but are renewable in the Pocket Edition.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Beetroot Seeds
Beetroot Seeds
BeetrootBeetroot SoupRose Red
  • Hoeing grass blocks has a chance of giving the player beetroot seeds.
  • A fully grown beetroot crop has a chance of dropping beetroot seeds which are used to plant the crop.
Stonecutter
Stonecutter
Stone SlabStone Bricks SlabStone BricksStone Brick StairsCobblestone SlabCobblestone StairsCobblestone Wall Crafted from four renewable cobblestone.

Renewable, but requires non-renewable resources[edit | edit source]

These resources can be made infinitely but require the initial use of at least one non-renewable resource. Some of them are renewable in PC, but they do not require non-renewable resources.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Netherrack
Netherrack
Nether Brick (item)Nether BrickNether Brick SlabNether Brick Stairs Using the nether reactor creates a large structure of netherrack. Starting it requires crafting a nether reactor core out of nonrenewable diamonds and iron. Restarting it without mining and replacing the core will not consume the gold.
Some wool
Blue WoolCyan WoolLight Blue WoolPurple WoolMagenta Wool
Blue CarpetCyan CarpetLight Blue CarpetPurple CarpetMagenta Carpet These dyes are not renewable, but the player can still dye sheep, breed them, then kill an adult.
Filled buckets
Water BucketMilk
Cake Buckets are not renewable in pocket edition, but they are still reusable.

Not renewable like in PC[edit | edit source]

These resources are renewable in the PC edition but not in the Pocket Edition.

Resource Non-renewable products Reason
Diamond tools
Diamond PickaxeDiamond AxeDiamond Sword
Villager trading does not exist in Pocket Edition.
Emerald
Emerald
Block of Emerald Villager trading does not exist in Pocket Edition.
Coal
Coal
Block of Coal Wither skeletons do not exist in Pocket Edition.
Obsidian
Obsidian
The Nether reactor produces obsidian, but to activate it multiple times, the gold blocks must be mined with non-renewable iron or diamond tools.
Glass
Glass
Glass Pane Villager trading does not exist in the Pocket Edition.
Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot
Block of GoldGlowing ObsidianObsidianGlowstone DustGlowstoneGolden AxeGolden PickaxeGolden ShovelGolden HoeGolden SwordGolden HelmetGolden ChestplateGolden LeggingsGolden BootsClockPowered Rail There is no nether, so zombie pigmen don't make it renewable. The nether reactor does not provide enough gold to make a new nether reactor. Mining the gold blocks requires a non-renewable iron/diamond pickaxe.
Moss Stone
Moss Stone
Mossy Cobblestone Wall Vines are renewable, but to obtain them, the player needs non-renewable shears.
Ice
Ice
  • Water does not freeze into ice.
Iron Door
Iron Door
Iron doors can't be legitimately obtained in Pocket Edition.
Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot
Block of IronIron HelmetIron ChestplateIron LeggingsIron BootsBucketShearsMinecartRailIron SwordIron PickaxeIron ShovelIron AxeIron HoeCompassIron Bars
  • Iron is not dropped by zombies.
  • Iron golems do not exist in the Pocket Edition.
  • Villager trading does not exist in the Pocket Edition.
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli BlockCyan DyePurple DyeMagenta DyeLight Blue Dye Villager trading does not exist in the Pocket Edition.
Redstone
Redstone
ClockCompassPowered Rail
  • Villager trading does not exist in the Pocket Edition.
  • Witches do not exist in the Pocket Edition.
Magma Cream
Magma Cream
Magma Cubes can only be spawned from spawn eggs (either in Creative or through inventory editing).
Slimeball
Slimeball
Slimeballs can't be legitimately obtained in pocket edition.
Snow (layer)
Snow (layer)
SnowballSnow
  • Weather does not exist in pocket edition.
  • Snow golems do not exist in pocket edition.
Most Flowers
Blue OrchidOxeye DaisyAzure BluetWhite TulipRed TulipOrange TulipAlliumRose BushLilacPeonySunflower
Magenta DyeLight Blue Dye Using Bone Meal on any flower or a grass block in any biome will generate poppies and dandlions but no other flowers.

Console edition[edit | edit source]

Generally, all resources are renewable in the same way in both the Console Edition and the PC Edition. The exceptions are noted in subsections here.

Renewable[edit | edit source]

These resources are not renewable in the PC edition but are renewable in the Console Edition.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Nether items
NetherrackNether Quartz OreSoul SandGravelLava
Nether BrickNether Brick (item)Nether Brick FenceNether Brick SlabNether Brick StairsNether QuartzBlock of QuartzChiseled Quartz BlockPillar Quartz BlockQuartz SlabQuartz StairsRedstone ComparatorDaylight SensorNether StarBeaconFlintFlint and SteelLava Bucket The Console Edition allows the Nether to be reset without restarting a world or modifying the game save files.
Nether fortress loot chests
DiamondIron Horse ArmorGolden Horse ArmorDiamond Horse ArmorFlint and Steel
Diamond ShovelDiamond HoeJukeboxEnchantment TableFirework StarFirework Rocket
  • Nether fortress loot chests from using the Nether reset option. Contents of the chests may vary on renewability based on world.
  • Diamond shovels, diamond hoes, and flint and steel can also be traded from villagers, where as the trades were removed in the latest PC edition.

Renewable, but requires non-renewable resources[edit | edit source]

These resources can be made infinitely but require the initial consumption of a non-renewable resource.

Resource Renewable products Renewable method
Colored Wool
Blue WoolCyan WoolPurple Wool
Blue CarpetCyan CarpetPurple Carpet Lapis lazuli is not renewable in the Console Edition, but sheep can be dyed then sheared for colored wool

Not renewable like in PC[edit | edit source]

These resources are renewable in the PC edition but not in the Console Edition.

Resource Non-renewable products Reason
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli BlockCyan DyePurple Dye Villagers will not trade lapis lazuli.
Mob Heads
Creeper HeadSkeleton SkullZombie Head
Firework StarFirework Rocket The corresponding mob will not drop its skull when killed by a charged creeper.
Moss Stone and Stone blocks
Moss StoneChiseled Stone BricksMossy Stone BricksCracked Stone Bricks
Mossy Cobblestone Wall Cannot currently be crafted.

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