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Coral Block: 30
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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.
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.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Coral blocks and their dead variants can be used as building or decoration blocks.
Dead coral blocks
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.
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|May 21, 2009||Notch expresses interest in a suggestion regarding corals by user "solarblade".|
|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."|
|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||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.|
|Added dead coral blocks, which at the time were called dead coral and did not have any variants.|
|18w10a||Changed texture of all coral blocks.|
|18w10b||Replaced the single dead coral block with five dead coral blocks (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.|
|1.4||beta 18.104.22.168||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.|
|Added dead coral blocks.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.5||beta 22.214.171.124||Coral blocks will no longer die as long as one side is touching water.|
|1.4.0||Added coral blocks.|
- 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.