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Pumpkin Revision 2.png
Carved Pumpkin Revision 3.png

Partial (blocks light)



Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

A pumpkin is a fruit block that appears in patches of grassy biomes. Pumpkins have the same texture on all 4 sides.

A carved pumpkin is a carved versions of a pumpkin that can be worn or used to spawn golems. It can be made by placing a pumpkin on the ground and then using shears on it.

Natural generation[edit]

Pumpkins naturally generate with the terrain in most biomes in the Overworld, requiring only a grass block with air above (clear of any plants such as flowers or grass) and can generate whether or not that grass block has a layer of snow cover. Practically speaking, this means that the occurrence of pumpkins in stony or sandy biomes, or in very grassy biomes with few clear grass blocks, is comparatively rare.

Pumpkins naturally generate in stem farm rooms in woodland mansions.

4 pumpkins generate naturally in woolen tents in pillager outposts.

Pumpkins generate naturally in taiga and snowy taiga villages.

Carved pumpkins generate in rail rooms in woodland mansions.

Carved pumpkins also generate in pillager outposts as a part of scarecrows.


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

Block Pumpkin
Carved Pumpkin
Hardness 1
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 1.5
Wooden 0.75
Stone 0.4
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.15
Sword 1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

When a pumpkin is pushed by a piston, it breaks and drops as an item.

A carved pumpkin (and 4 pumpkin seeds) is obtained by using shears on an uncarved pumpkin. Once carved, a pumpkin cannot be changed back to uncarved. This changes the rotation of the top texture.[1]

Chest loot[edit]

Pumpkins can be found in 15.6% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–3.


Pumpkin farming strategies parallel those of melons. Planted pumpkin seeds grow a central stem that, after maturing, generates pumpkins randomly on adjacent vacant dirt/grass/farmland. If a pumpkin is harvested without also cutting the central stalk, another pumpkin generates afterward without requiring replanting or waiting for the stalk to mature again. If a carved pumpkin is desired, simply use the shears on the pumpkin on the ground, and then harvest it as normal.

Pumpkin stems take around 10 to 30 minutes to fully develop. Bone meal can be used on pumpkin stems to become fully-grown, but this does not produce a pumpkin immediately.


Zombies, zombie villagers, skeletons, wither skeletons, drowned, husks, strays, and zombie pigmen have a chance of wearing a carved pumpkin if they spawn during Halloween (October 31)‌[Java Edition only]. If a mob wearing a carved pumpkin is killed using a tool enchanted with Looting, there is a chance equivalent to the level of Looting used to drop the carved pumpkin, up to a maximum of a 3% chance of a drop.


Wandering Traders can sell a pumpkin for one emerald.



Steve wearing Carved Pumpkin.pngAlex wearing Carved Pumpkin.png

A carved pumpkin can be equipped as a helmet without any actual armor value. It functions 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 carved pumpkin's carved face.


Dispensers can equip a carved pumpkin on a player, mob or armor stand with an empty helmet slot, within the block the dispenser is facing.

Building golems[edit]

Carved 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 carved pumpkin must be placed last or the golem does not spawn. The orientation of the carved pumpkin does not matter while building an iron golem or snow golem.

Iron Golem build configuration
Snow Golem build configuration

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Jack o'Lantern Carved Pumpkin +

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin +
Sugar +

Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin


Pumpkins can be placed without a block under them.‌[Java Edition only] When placed, carved pumpkins automatically face the player. Pumpkins can be placed on a transparent block.


Apprentice-level Farmer villager buy 6 pumpkins for an emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Apprentice-level Farmer villagers have a 23 chance to buy 6 pumpkins for one emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Wandering traders can sell a pumpkin for one emerald.


Pumpkins (and carved pumpkins[2][upcoming: JE 1.15][verify]) can receive the following enchantments, but only through an anvil.


Placing a pumpkin or carved pumpkin into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Note blocks[edit]

Pumpkin can be placed under note blocks to produce didgeridoo sounds.‌[JE & BE only]


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.wood.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.wood.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.wood.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.wood.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.wood.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16
No subtitle block.pumpkin.carve (Plays when carving pumpkin) ? ? ? 16

Data values[edit]


Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID ‌[BE only]
Pumpkin pumpkin 86
Carved Pumpkin carved_pumpkin 410

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, carved pumpkins use the following data values:

Lowest two bits value Facing
0 Pumpkin facing south
1 Pumpkin facing west
2 Pumpkin facing north
3 Pumpkin facing east

Block states[edit]

Carved Pumpkin Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The direction the pumpkin's carved face is facing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the pumpkin.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem.YesYesYesYes20GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-oval-raw.png Hired HelpSummon an Iron Golem to help defend a villageWhat a Deal!Summon an iron golem.minecraft:adventure/summon_iron_golem



Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0?Carved Pumpkin Revision 1.png Pumpkins added, now generating in many of the newly-added biomes. They also can be crafted into jack o'lanterns.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releasePumpkins have become a renewable resource, they can appear also in swamps and it is possible to farm pumpkins in the same way as melons.
Mineshafts can now have pumpkin seeds, providing another way to farm pumpkins besides finding them.
?Endermen no longer become hostile when players look at them if they're wearing a pumpkin.
Java Edition
1.0.0?Pumpkins can now be crafted into pumpkin seeds.
Beta 1.9 PrereleaseSnow golems have been introduced, which 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.
1.2.112w08aPumpkins can now be used to make iron golems.
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing Carved Pumpkin Revision 3.png to .
1.4.212w37aPumpkins are now used to craft pumpkin pie.
?Some zombies, skeletons, zombie pigmen, and wither skeletons wear pumpkins during Halloween on the player's computer's clock.
1.7.213w37aBlock ID 104, pumpkin stem, is removed from the /give command.
1.814w02aPumpkins can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 8–13 pumpkins for 1 emerald.
14w04aDispensers can be used to place the pumpkin to activate iron golems and snow golems.
1.915w31aFaceless pumpkins are removed from the game, presumably due to block states not including it.
15w32cPumpkins now generate in end ships, replacing beacons.
15w33cPumpkins no longer generate in end ships, they are replaced by a hopper.
15w39aDispensers can now equip pumpkins onto players, mobs and armor stands.
1.1116w39aPumpkins now generate in woodland mansions.
?Pumpkins can be now enchanted in Survival mode using an anvil with cursed books.
1.1317w47aThe ID has been changed from pumpkin to carved_pumpkin.
"Pumpkin"s renamed to "Carved Pumpkin"s.
Pumpkin Revision 1.png Added new pumpkins that have no faces; these generate naturally and from pumpkin stems rather than carved pumpkins.
Shearing a pumpkin now turns it into a carved pumpkin, and drops 4 pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkins can now be placed without a block beneath them.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 86.
18w11aPumpkins now sometimes generate in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aPumpkin Revision 2.pngCarved Pumpkin Revision 2.png Changed the texture of pumpkins.
18w44aCarved Pumpkin Revision 3.png Changed the carved pumpkin texture slightly.
19w03aPlacing any pumpkin into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aPumpkins now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
19w09aPumpkin can now be used to play the didgeridoo, if they are under note blocks.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1519w35aCarved pumpkin now can be enchanted in survival mode.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 2Added pumpkins.
0.9.0build 1Pumpkins now generate naturally.
0.12.1build 1Pumpkins can now spawn golems.
0.14.0build 1Pumpkins can now be worn as armor.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 8–13 pumpkins for 1 emerald.
1.1.0alpha now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Revision 1.png Pumpkins no longer have faces when naturally generated.
Added carved pumpkins, which have the pumpkin's old texture.
Shearing a pumpkin now turns it into a carved pumpkin, and drops 4 pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkins now can be found inside shipwreck chests.
1.10.0beta Revision 2.pngCarved Pumpkin Revision 3.png Changed the texture of pumpkins.
Pumpkins now generate in pillager outpost tents, taiga villages and snowy taiga villages.
Carved pumpkins now generate in pillager outpost targets.
Pumpkins can now be bought from wandering traders.
1.11.0beta can now be used to fill up composters.
beta villagers now buy 6 pumpkins for one emerald.
1.13.0beta can now be used to play the didgeridoo, if they are under note blocks.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added pumpkins.
TU691.76Patch 38"Pumpkin"s renamed to "Carved Pumpkin"s.
Pumpkin Revision 1.png Added new pumpkins that have no faces; these generate naturally and from pumpkin stems rather than carved pumpkins.
Shearing a pumpkin now turns it into a carved pumpkin, and drops 4 pumpkin seeds.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added Pumpkins.


  • The carved pumpkin is the only headgear that obstructs the player's view.
  • Pumpkins, mob heads and banners are the only block that can be placed in an armor slot without commands.
  • Each chunk has a 132 chance to generate a pumpkin patch (grass blocks are required).
    • This makes naturally generated pumpkins rarer than diamond ore.


Halloween Mobs[edit]

  1. a b This screenshot was taken prior to the addition of carved pumpkins, leading to grown or naturally generated pumpkins being carved.


  1. MC-122685 resolved as "Won't Fix"
  2. Only regular pumpkins can be enchanted with these curses, and not the carved variant. Due to the bug MC-125810.