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Coral Block
Tube Coral Block.pngBrain Coral Block.pngBubble Coral Block.pngFire Coral Block.pngHorn Coral Block.png
Dead Tube Coral Block.pngDead Brain Coral Block.pngDead Bubble Coral Block.pngDead Fire Coral Block.pngDead Horn Coral Block.png











Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

Coral Block: 30
Dead Coral Block: 30

Tool


Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops
Name

Coral Block:
tube_coral_block
brain_coral_block
bubble_coral_block
fire_coral_block
horn_coral_block
Dead Coral Block:
dead_tube_coral_block
dead_brain_coral_block
dead_bubble_coral_block
dead_fire_coral_block
dead_horn_coral_block

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Coral block is a solid block which comes in five variants: tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn.

Dead coral block is a solid block which comes in the same variants as coral blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block
Coral
Hardness 0
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.05
Wooden 0.05
Stone 0.05
Iron 0.05
Diamond 0.05
Golden 0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Coral blocks and dead coral blocks[Bedrock Edition only] naturally generate in coral reef structures. These are found in warm oceans.

Usage[edit]






























































































































Schematic of valid block placements to kill or not
a coral block. The build requires the choosen
coral block and water. This schematic also gives an
idea of what coral blocks would look like in
a building.

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

Dead coral blocks[edit]

In order for coral blocks to stay alive, at least 1 of the blocks surrounding it must be water. If placed outside of water, it will transform into its respective dead coral block after a while.

History[edit]

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Classic
May 21, 2009 Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".
Alpha
June 28, 2010 Notch 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."
Official release
October 5, 2012 Coral were jokingly teased in the fake snapshot 12marc40awesome, along with fish mobs and "fish blocks".
Upcoming Java Edition
November 18, 2017 Coral blocks were shown in a clip at MineCon Earth. Horn coral, fire coral, tube coral, and dead coral were shown (only one variant at the time), and in the clip slab variants of coral were shown as well.
1.13 18w09a Tube Coral Block Revision 1.pngBrain Coral Block Revision 1.pngBubble Coral Block Revision 1.pngFire Coral Block Revision 1.pngHorn Coral Block Revision 1.png Added coral blocks, which at the time were called simply "coral," and the tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn variants were named blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow, respectively.
Dead Coral Block.png Added dead coral blocks, which at the time were called dead coral and did not have any variants.
18w10a Tube Coral Block.pngBrain Coral Block.pngBubble Coral Block.pngFire Coral Block.pngHorn Coral Block.png Changed texture of all coral blocks.
18w10b Dead Tube Coral Block.pngDead Brain Coral Block.pngDead Bubble Coral Block.pngDead Fire Coral Block.pngDead Horn Coral Block.png Replaced the single dead coral block with five dead coral blocks[1] (once again, called dead coral at the time). Like coral blocks, they were blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow at the time, but were later changed to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn.
18w10d Added coral reefs, allowing coral blocks to generate naturally.
18w14b Renamed what was previously called coral to coral blocks, and renamed coral plants to coral.
Renamed the blue, pink, purple, red, and yellow variants of all coral blocks and dead coral blocks to tube, brain, bubble, fire, and horn, respectively.
18w16a Mining coral blocks now requires Silk Touch to drop them.
Coral blocks now have a short delay before dying.
Coral blocks will no longer die as long as one side is touching water.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2 Tube Coral Block.pngBrain Coral Block.pngBubble Coral Block.pngFire Coral Block.pngHorn Coral Block BE.png Added coral blocks. At this time, coral blocks would only "die" if they touched air or void blocks, meaning that coral technically did not need water to stay alive.
Dead Tube Coral Block.pngDead Brain Coral Block.pngDead Bubble Coral Block.pngDead Fire Coral Block.pngDead Horn Coral Block.png Added dead coral blocks.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.5 beta 1.5.0.4 Coral blocks will no longer die as long as one side is touching water.
Education Edition
1.4.0 Added coral blocks.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • On the Bedrock Edition, horn coral blocks have a different texture than on Java.
    • Meanwhile, the dead variant of this block is the same.
  • After players have placed 10 million coral blocks underwater, Mojang will donate $100,000 to The Nature Conservancy to protect and restore coral reefs around the world.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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