Bucket

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Bucket
Bucket.png
Type

Tools

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Empty: Yes (16), except in furnace fuel slot
Full: No

First appearances

See History

Sounds
Data value

dec: 3250 hex: 1450 bin: 1010001010

Name

bucket

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png BUCKET TO THE RESCUE! Three iron ingots and a crafting table later, and you’ve got yourself the perfect vessel for transporting any liquid or wet fish that your heart desires. And I know how much your heart desires wet fish.
Duncan Geere[1]

Buckets are tools used to carry water, lava, milk and fish.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

Natural generation[edit]

Buckets can be found in 18.5% of dungeon chests and 18.5% of woodland mansion chests in stacks of 1. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 11.3% of village house chests in stacks of 1.

Usage[edit]

Empty buckets can be used to "pick up" a water or lava source block by pressing use item on a block of the relevant type. Similarly one can press use when looking at a cow or a mooshroom to fill a bucket with milk. Empty buckets can also be used to collect fish in buckets.‌[Legacy Console and Bedrock editions only]

A bucket filled with a source block can then be used to place its source block contents in the empty block next to the side of the block the player is currently looking at, or replacing the block looked at for some replaceable blocks.

A bucket full of milk can only be emptied by drinking it or by using it in crafting a recipe (like cake).

An empty bucket can be used to empty a full cauldron, filling the bucket with water.

Data values[edit]

In bedrock edition buckets use data value to determine contents. Once used, each data value is set to 0 (Empty Bucket). If no data value is provided, data value is 0.

Bucket Data value
Bucket 0
Milk 1
Bucket of Cod 2
Bucket of Salmon 3
Bucket of Tropical Fish 4
Bucket of Pufferfish 5
Water Bucket 8
Lava bucket 10

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Infdev
June 15, 2010 Added buckets, they can pick up only water and lava.
June 25, 2010, 2 Buckets can now be found in the new dungeon chests.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11 Cows are now milkable, using buckets.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Added mooshrooms, which can be milked like normal cows.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 In creative mode, buckets will now remain empty when used to pick up water and lava.
1.2.1 12w06a Buckets are now renewable.
1.3.1 12w21a Buckets are now stackable up to 16.
12w22a Smelting in a furnace with a lava bucket will now leave an empty bucket for the player to retrieve.
1.8 14w25a An empty bucket in the fuel slot will now fill and become a water bucket after a wet sponge is dried. This happens for empty buckets placed by the player while the furnace is still smelting, and for empty buckets left by lava buckets.
Stacked buckets in the fuel slot will now become a single water bucket.
14w26a The player can only now place one bucket in the fuel slot, which fixes the bug above.
1.9 15w44a A full cauldron can now be emptied with a bucket, filling the bucket with water.
The average yield of buckets from dungeon chests has now been substantially decreased.
15w46a Buckets will now replace single snow layers when used on the top, instead of placing the water or lava in the air above the snow layer.
15w50a Added sounds for buckets: item.bucket.fill, item.bucket.fill_lava, item.bucket.empty, and item.bucket.empty_lava.
1.11 16w39a Buckets are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 325.
18w08b Added fish buckets, which turn into regular buckets when used.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0 Added buckets.
?Filled buckets will now no longer stack.
?Empty buckets will now no longer allow liquid sources to be targeted and broken like blocks.
?The stack limit for empty buckets has now been changed from 64 to 16.
0.14.0 build 1 A full cauldron can now be emptied with a bucket, filling the bucket with water.
0.16.0 build 1 Added sounds when using buckets.
An empty bucket in the fuel slot will now fill and become a water bucket after a wet sponge is dried. This happens for empty buckets placed by the player while the furnace is still smelting, and for empty buckets left by lava buckets.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha 1.1.0.0 Buckets will now generate in woodland mansion chests.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2 Added fish buckets, which turn into regular buckets when used.
Empty buckets can now be used to catch fish.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added buckets.
TU9Buckets are now stackable up to 16.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Buckets.

Issues[edit]

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See also[edit]