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Coral Block

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Coral Block
Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngBrain Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngBubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngFire Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngHorn Coral Block JE2 BE2.png
Dead Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngDead Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngDead Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngDead Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.pngDead Horn Coral Block JE2 BE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

6

Hardness

1.5

Luminant

0

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A coral block is a solid block that comes in five variants: tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn.

A dead coral block is a dead variant of a coral block.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Coral blocks can be obtained only with a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch; otherwise, they drop the respective dead coral block. Dead coral blocks can be obtained with any type of pickaxe.

Block Coral Block
Hardness 1.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 7.5
Wooden 1.15
Stone 0.6
Iron 0.4
Diamond 0.3
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Coral blocks and dead coral blocks naturally generate in coral reef structures. These are found in warm oceans.

Trading[edit]

In Java Edition, one coral block can be bought from wandering traders for 3 emeralds, while in Bedrock Edition, 3 of the same coral block can be bought for 1 emerald.

Usage[edit]

Schematic of valid block placements for coral blocks
with water around. Several ways are shown where the
arrangement would cause coral blocks to stay alive
or die.

Coral blocks and their dead variants can be used as building or decoration blocks.

Sea pickle farm blocks[edit]

If sea pickles are planted on coral blocks, using bone meal on the sea pickles increases the number of sea pickles and creates more sea pickles on nearby coral blocks. Specifically, they can spread to the original sea pickle's level or one level below, out to a horizontal taxicab distance of 2. This is the only way to farm renewable sea pickles.

Dead coral blocks[edit]

In order for a coral block to stay alive, at least one of the six directly adjacent blocks must be water. If placed outside of water, it transforms into its respective dead coral block after a few seconds — a grayscale version of the coral block. A coral block will still die if the Gamerule randomTickSpeed is set to 0.

Sounds[edit]

The following sounds section uses an outdated format and should be redone using {{Sound table}}.
You can help by converting the contents of this section into a sound table template.
Examples can be seen at Bee#Sounds and Ladder#Sounds.
The wikicode should be laid out neatly as in these examples for improved readability.
Remember to include a foot parameter so the table appears in the correct place. Do NOT convert the table using Visual Editor.
Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.coral_block.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.coral_block.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.coral_block.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.coral_block.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.coral_block.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16
Block breaking block.stone.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.stone.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.stone.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.stone.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.stone.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Tube Coral Blocktube_coral_block block.minecraft.tube_coral_block
Brain Coral Blockbrain_coral_block block.minecraft.brain_coral_block
Bubble Coral Blockbubble_coral_block block.minecraft.bubble_coral_block
Fire Coral Blockfire_coral_block block.minecraft.fire_coral_block
Horn Coral Blockhorn_coral_block block.minecraft.horn_coral_block
Dead Tube Coral Blockdead_tube_coral_block block.minecraft.dead_tube_coral_block
Dead Brain Coral Blockdead_brain_coral_block block.minecraft.dead_brain_coral_block
Dead Bubble Coral Blockdead_bubble_coral_block block.minecraft.dead_bubble_coral_block
Dead Fire Coral Blockdead_fire_coral_block block.minecraft.dead_fire_coral_block
Dead Horn Coral Blockdead_horn_coral_block block.minecraft.dead_horn_coral_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Coral Blockscoral_block 387tile.coral_block.blue.name
tile.coral_block.pink.name
tile.coral_block.purple.name
tile.coral_block.red.name
tile.coral_block.yellow.name
tile.coral_block.blue_dead.name
tile.coral_block.pink_dead.name
tile.coral_block.purple_dead.name
tile.coral_block.red_dead.name
tile.coral_block.yellow_dead.name

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, coral blocks have the following block data:

DV Description
0 Tube Coral Block
1 Brain Coral Block
2 Bubble Coral Block
3 Fire Coral Block
4 Horn Coral Block
8 Dead Tube Coral Block
9 Dead Brain Coral Block
10 Dead Bubble Coral Block
11 Dead Fire Coral Block
12 Dead Horn Coral Block

Block states[edit]

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
coral_colorblue blue
pink
purple
red
yellow
dead_bit00
1
Whether or not this coral is dead.

History[edit]

This section is missing information about when something about coral slabs not being added mentioned by a dev.
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".
Java Edition Alpha
June 28, 2010Notch mentioned on his blog: "I tried adding corals, but it's really hard to draw a single block that looks like corals, since it's really more about crazy amounts of variation and diversity. But I do know that the corals will have tiny fish particles around them."
Java Edition
October 5, 2012Coral were jokingly teased in the fake snapshot 12marc40awesome, along with fish mobs and "fish blocks".
November 18, 2017Coral were shown in a clip at MINECON Earth.
Blue Coral Block MineCon2017.png Magenta Coral Block MineCon2017.png Yellow Coral Block MineCon2017.png Dead Coral Block MineCon2017.png Coral slab.png Yellow coral, red coral, blue coral, and dead coral were shown (only one variant at the time), and in the clip slab variants of coral were shown as well, although they were not implemented.
1.1318w09aTube Coral Block JE1.png Brain Coral Block JE1.png Bubble Coral Block JE1.png Fire Coral Block JE1.png Horn Coral Block JE1.png Added coral.
Dead Coral Block JE1.png Added dead coral.
18w10aTube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral Block JE2 BE2.png The textures of all coral have been changed.
18w10bDead Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Block JE2 BE1.png The single dead coral has been replaced with five dead coral.[1]
Dead coral in worlds before this update now stop existing when the world is updated.
18w10dAdded coral reefs, allowing coral to generate naturally.
18w14bWhat was previously named "Coral" has been renamed to "Coral Blocks", and what was previously named "Coral Plants" have been renamed to "Coral".
The blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow variants of all coral blocks and dead coral blocks have been renamed to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn, respectively.
18w16aMining coral blocks now require Silk Touch to drop them.
Coral blocks now have a short delay before dying.
Coral blocks no longer die as long as one side is touching water.
pre6Living coral blocks now have new sound events: block.coral_block.break, block.coral_block.fall, block.coral_block.hit, block.coral_block.place, and block.coral_block.step.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral Block BE1.png Added coral blocks.
Coral blocks currently die only if they touch air or void blocks, meaning that coral technically do not need water to stay alive.
Dead Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Added dead coral blocks.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Coral blocks no longer die as long as one side is touching water.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Coral blocks can now be bought from wandering traders.
Horn Coral Block JE2 BE2.png The texture of horn coral blocks has been changed to look the same as Java Edition's texture.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral Block JE2 BE2.png Added coral blocks.
Dead Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Added dead coral blocks.
Education Edition
1.4.0Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Horn Coral Block JE2 BE2.png Added coral blocks.
Dead Tube Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Brain Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Bubble Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Fire Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Dead Horn Coral Block JE2 BE1.png Added dead coral blocks.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Coral Block" or "Dead Coral Block" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

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