Rotten Flesh

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Rotten Flesh
Rotten Flesh.png

Type

Food

Restores

4 (Hunger.svgHunger.svg)
80% chance of
Hunger
for 0:30

Cookable

No

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 367 hex: 16F bin: 101101111

Name

rotten_flesh

Rotten flesh is a food item which can be eaten by the player, but with the risk of food poisoning.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Zombies[edit | edit source]

Rotten flesh is dropped by all kinds of zombies, and zombie pigmen. Zombies drop from 0 to 2 units of rotten flesh, and zombie pigmen drop from 0 to 1. A single rotten flesh is also dropped by zombie horses, but they can only be summoned with commands.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Rotten flesh can be obtained as a "junk" item while fishing.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Rotten flesh can be found in 57.9% of igloo chests in stacks of 1, in 29.0% of desert temple chests and 62.8% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 3–7, and in 59.0% of desert temple chests, 57.8% of dungeon chests, and 57.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1–8.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Food[edit | edit source]

See also: Hunger management

To eat rotten flesh, press and hold use while rotten flesh is selected in the hotbar.

Eating rotten flesh restores 4 (Hunger.svgHunger.svg) hunger and 0.8 hunger saturation, but has an 80% chance of inflicting food poisoning for 30 seconds (a Hunger effect).

Wolves[edit | edit source]

Rotten flesh can be used to breed and heal tamed wolves, lead them around, and make baby tamed wolves grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.

Wolves are at no risk of food poisoning.

Trading[edit | edit source]

Cleric villagers buy 36–40 rotten flesh for an emerald as part of their first tier trades.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
PC Xbox PS Pocket Wii U
Achievement-plain.png
Iron Belly Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh Eat a piece of rotten flesh. No Yes Yes Yes Yes 20G Bronze

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Beta
1.8 Added rotten flesh. Zombies and zombie pigmen now drop rotten flesh instead of feathers and cooked porkchops respectively.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2 Food poisoning can now be stopped by drinking milk.
1.2.5 Eating rotten flesh on peaceful mode will not cause food poisoning.
1.3.1 12w21a Rotten flesh can now be found in the new desert temple chests.
Priest villagers would buy rotten flesh.
12w22a Rotten flesh can now be found in the new jungle temple chests.
Priest villagers would no longer buy rotten flesh.
1.7.2 13w36a Rotten flesh can be obtained as one of the "junk" items by fishing.
1.8 14w02a Cleric villagers will now buy 35–40 rotten flesh for 1 emerald, as their tier I trade.
1.9 15w43a Rotten flesh may now be found in igloo basement chests.
15w44a Added to dungeon chests, and increased the average yield from desert temple chests.
1.11 16w39a Rotten flesh is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added rotten flesh. As the hunger bar has not yet been added, it inflicts poison rather than hunger.
build 11 Can now be used to feed wolves.
0.12.1 build 1 Eating rotten flesh now gives the player the Hunger status effect.
Rotten flesh now restores hunger instead of health.
Console Edition
TU5 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added rotten flesh.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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