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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 value

dec: 3493 hex: 15D3 bin: 1010111013



Pufferfish is an edible brewing ingredient caught by fishing.

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]

Another method of obtaining them is through killing guardians and elder guardians. This method is very inefficient, as 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 and breed ocelots. Unlike players, ocelots will not get poisoned.

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 Old Pufferfish.png Added pufferfish.
13w43a Pufferfish.png 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.

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]