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Golden Apple
Golden Apple JE2 BE2.png
Enchanted Golden Apple JE2 BE2.gif
Enchanted Golden Apple
Rarity
Golden Apple
Rare
Enchanted Golden Apple
Epic
Restores
Golden Apple
4 ()
Absorption (2:00)
Regeneration II (0:05)
Enchanted Golden Apple
4 ()
Absorption IV (2:00)
Regeneration II (0:20)‌[JE only]/V (0:30)‌[BE only]
Fire Resistance (5:00)
Resistance (5:00)
Renewable
Golden Apple
Yes
Enchanted Golden Apple
No
Stackable

Yes (64)

Data values
Golden Apple
dec: 322 hex: 142 bin: 101000010
Enchanted Golden Apple
dec: 466 hex: 1D2 bin: 111010010

The golden apple is a special food item that bestows beneficial effects.

The enchanted golden apple[a] is a rare variant of the golden apple that has stronger effects.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot +
Apple

Natural generation[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Golden Apple Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Mineshaft Chest 1 28.2%
Desert temple Chest 1 23.5%
Igloo Chest 1 100%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.5%
Underwater ruins Big ruins chest 1 4.3%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.8%
Bedrock Edition
Golden Apple Dungeon Chest 1 21.8%
Mineshaft Chest 1 28.2%
Desert temple Chest 1 23.5%
Igloo Chest 1 100%
Ruined portal Chest 1 20.5%
Stronghold Altar chest 1 2.4%
Underwater ruins Big ruins chest 1 4.3%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 21.5%


Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Enchanted Golden Apple Dungeon Chest 1 3.1%
Mineshaft Chest 1 1.4%
Desert temple Chest 1 2.6%
Ruined portal Chest 1 1.5%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 3.1%
Bedrock Edition
Enchanted Golden Apple Dungeon Chest 1 3.1%
Mineshaft Chest 1 1.4%
Desert temple Chest 1 2.6%
Ruined portal Chest 1 1.5%
Woodland mansion Chest 1 3.1%

Despite the fact that the chance of finding one in a Mineshaft chest is the lowest, it is typically the best place to search simply because it tends to have more chests than the other structures.

Usage[edit]

To eat a golden apple or an enchanted golden apple, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Both restore 4 () points of hunger and 9.6 hunger saturation.

The golden apple provides:

  • Absorption I for 2 minutes (providing 4♥♥ points of absorption health)
  • Regeneration II (1♥ every 25 ticks, ♥ × 0.4 per second) for 5 seconds (long enough to heal 4♥♥ points of damage).

The enchanted golden apple provides:

  • Absorption IV for 2 minutes (providing 16♥ × 8 points of absorption health)
  • Regeneration level II in Java Edition or V in Bedrock Edition for 30 seconds (in Java Edition, 1♥ is restored every 25 ticks, ♥ × 0.4 per second) for 20 seconds (long enough to heal 16♥ × 8 points of damage; in Bedrock Edition, 1♥ is restored every 6 ticks, ♥ × 1.66 per second)
  • Fire Resistance I for 5 minutes
  • Resistance I (20% reduced damage from all sources except the void) for 5 minutes

Golden apples and enchanted golden apples can be eaten even when the player's hunger bar is full.

Curing zombie villagers[edit]

A golden apple and a potion of Weakness can be used to convert a zombie villager into a regular villager.

Horses[edit]

Golden apples and enchanted golden apples can be used to improve the chances of taming a horse by 10%, for breeding horses and for speeding up the growth of baby horses by 4 minutes.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Banner Pattern Thing Paper +
Enchanted Golden Apple
Enchanted Golden Apple

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Eating? Eating one single foodentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat? ? ?
Burp? Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp? ? ?
Gear equippedPlayersSometimes when eating in survival[until JE 1.16.2]
See MC-97507
item.armor.equip_genericsubtitles.item.armor.equip1.01.016

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Item Namespaced ID
Golden Apple golden_apple
Invicon Enchanted Golden Apple.gif Enchanted Golden Apple enchanted_golden_apple

Bedrock Edition:

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Golden Apple golden_apple 322
Invicon Enchanted Golden Apple.gif Enchanted Apple appleenchanted 466

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
OverpoweredEat an Enchanted AppleEat an enchanted golden apple.30GSilver
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold
Artificial SelectionBreed a mule from a horse and a donkey.30GBronze
Fruit on the LoomMake a banner using an Enchanted Apple StencilMake a banner using an enchanted apple.20GBronze
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using gold.Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-oval-raw.png

Zombie Doctor
Weaken and then cure a Zombie VillagerWe Need to Go DeeperThrow a splash potion of Weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand), then wait for the villager to be cured.story/cure_zombie_villager

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Oh Shiny
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items while it is aggressive toward the player. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

A Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same timeLocal BreweryHave all of these 13 potion effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other potion effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

How Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
nether/all_effects

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Husbandry
The world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.husbandry/root

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

A Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 39 foods. Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet

History[edit]

Java Edition Infdev
February 23, 2010A player named JTE put a crafting recipe for golden apples as a joke at the bottom of a crafting guide she made. The recipe used gold ingots instead of gold blocks.
20100227Golden Apple JE1 BE1.png Added golden apples.
Golden apples heal a full 20♥ × 10 health points, making them the best food in the entire game.
Golden apples are crafted with an apple and eight blocks of gold.
20100625-2Golden apples can now be rarely found in dungeons.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseDue to the addition of hunger, golden apples have now been changed so that they restore 10 (), instead of 20♥ × 10 health points, but also give Regeneration for 30 seconds.
Java Edition
1.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Golden apples have now been given 'glint' (animated purple glow) when viewed from the player's inventory, and its tooltip has now changed from the standard white to a magenta color.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Golden apples can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
1.111w48aGolden apples are now easier to craft. Standard apples are now able to very rarely drop from oak leaves, meaning that players no longer have to venture into strongholds/dungeons to find one.
releaseGolden apples have now been changed, so that they now restore 4 () and give only 4 seconds of Regeneration.
The crafting recipe of golden apples has now been modified, requiring 8 gold nuggets instead of 8 blocks of gold to craft. Although its natural spawn is rare, it is easier to obtain through crafting.
1.3.112w21aEnchanted Golden Apple JE1 BE1.gif Added enchanted golden apples.
Enchanted golden apples highly resemble the golden apple prior to 1.1.
Enchanted golden apples have Regeneration IV (30 seconds), Resistance (5 minutes) and Fire Resistance (5 minutes).
Enchanted golden apples can be crafted with 8 blocks of gold and one apple.
Enchanted golden apples shine like an enchanted item and have a purple tooltip while the standard golden apple's tooltip changed to blue. However, the standard golden apple's effects remain unchanged.
1.4.212w32aGolden apples can now be fed to a zombie villager with the Weakness debuff causing them to revert to villagers after a delay of about 3 minutes.
1.6.113w23aNormal golden apples now use 8 gold ingots instead of 8 gold nuggets.
The Regeneration effect of normal golden apples has now been slowed down.
13w23bNormal golden apples now give the player Health Boost for 1:30 and Regeneration II for 0:10. This temporarily gives the player 4 extra base health points, and it heals a total of 4♥♥ health points.
13w24bThe Health Boost effect has now been replaced with Absorption, lasting 1:30. Enchanted golden apples now give the player Absorption as well, and Regeneration IV has now been increased to Regeneration V.
?Absorption from golden apples now lasts 2:00.
1.814w06aCrafting an enchanted golden apple now gives the player the achievement "Overpowered".
1.915w37aThe Regeneration effect from normal golden apples has now been reduced to Regeneration I (from II in Java Edition 1.8).
Enchanted golden apples now give Regeneration II (down from V) and Absorption IV (up from I), in addition to the unchanged Resistance and Fire Resistance effects. The duration of the Regeneration effect has now also been decreased to 20 seconds.
15w43aA single golden apple can now sometimes be found in igloo chests.
15w43bA single golden apple is now always found in igloo chests.
15w44aEnchanted golden apples are now uncraftable, making them no longer renewable.
The Regeneration effect from normal golden apples has now been returned to Regeneration II, as it had been in 1.8.
The average yield of normal golden apples from dungeon chests has now been increased.
Normal golden apples have now been added to desert temple and mineshaft chests.
Enchanted golden apples have now been added to dungeon, desert temple and mineshaft chests.
1.1116w39aNormal and enchanted golden apples are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.1317w47aThe names and IDs have now been split into golden apple and enchanted golden apple.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 322.
18w09aGolden apples (non-enchanted) can now generate in the chests of underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aGolden Apple JE2 BE2.png The texture for golden apples has now been changed.
Enchanted Golden Apple JE2 BE2.gif The texture for enchanted golden apples has now been changed.
1.1620w16aRegular and enchanted golden apples can now be found inside ruined portal chests.
20w18aGolden apple are more common in ruined portal chests
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Golden Apple JE1 BE1.png Enchanted Golden Apple JE1 BE1.gif Added golden apples and enchanted golden apples.
build 3A crafting recipe has now been added for golden apples.
build 4A crafting recipe has now been added for enchanted golden apples.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Enchanted golden apples are now known as "Enchanted Apple".
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0?Enchanted apples now give Absorption IV rather than Absorption I.
1.2.13?Enchanted golden apples are now uncraftable, making them no longer renewable.
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Golden apples can now generate in the chests of underwater ruins.
?Enchanted apples now gives Regeneration V rather than IV.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Enchanted apples are no longer used to craft patterns on banners directly, but are now used to craft Thing banner patterns.
Golden Apple JE2 BE2.png The texture for golden apples has now been changed.
Enchanted Golden Apple JE2 BE2.gif The texture for the enchanted golden apple has now been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Regular and enchanted golden apples can now be found inside ruined portal chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Golden Apple JE1 BE1.png Added golden apples.
TU5Due to the addition of hunger, golden apples have been changed, so that they restored 10 () instead of 20♥ × 10 health points, but also give Regeneration for 30 seconds.
TU141.04Enchanted Golden Apple JE1 BE1.gif Added enchanted golden apples.
TU19CU71.12Golden apples now give extra "Absorption" health for a short period.
1.90Golden Apple JE2 BE2.png The texture for golden apples has now been changed.
Enchanted Golden Apple JE2 BE2.gif The texture for the enchanted golden apple has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Golden Apple JE1 BE1.png Enchanted Golden Apple JE1 BE1.gif Added golden apples and enchanted golden apples.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Golden Apple" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • The damage tag of an enchanted apple obtained in Bedrock Edition is 1.
  • They are the only food source in the game that restores health points when eaten.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Called the Enchanted Golden Apple in Java Edition and Enchanted Apple in Bedrock Edition.