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Gunpowder is an item that is used for explosive-related actions.
Creepers have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Ghasts have a chance of dropping up to 2 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Witches have a chance of dropping up to 6 pieces of gunpowder upon death.
Gunpowder can be found in 57.8% of dungeon chests, 59.0% of desert temple chests, and 57.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1–8. In 1.13[upcoming] they can be found in 26.4% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–5.
|Fire Charge||Blaze Powder +
|Firework Rocket||Paper +
|When crafted this way (without a firework star), the rocket will have no explosion effects.|
|Firework Rocket||Any Firework Star +
|Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.|
|Firework Star||Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)
|Up to eight dyes can be added.|
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
|Splash Potion||Gunpowder +
|0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Added gunpowder (originally sulphur) as a crafting ingredient for TNT. It could be dropped by any mob.|
|February 19, 2010||Gunpowder now only drops from creepers.|
|June 25, 2010, 2||Gunpowder is found in the new dungeon chests.|
|v1.2.0||The newly introduced ghast mob drops gunpowder on death.|
|1.3||Sulphur was renamed to Gunpowder|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4||Gunpowder was made usable in brewing to create splash potions.|
|1.2.1||12w04a||Fire charges are crafted with gunpowder.|
|1.4.2||12w38b||Witches may now drop gunpowder.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Gunpowder is used to craft a firework star and a firework rocket.|
|1.9||15w44a||Added to desert temple chests.|
|Doubled the average yield from dungeon chests.|
|1.11||16w39a||Gunpowder is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w11a||Gunpowder now can generate in the chests of shipwrecks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added gunpowder. It can be used to craft TNT.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added gunpowder to the creative inventory.|
|Gunpowder was made usable in brewing to create splash potions.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Gunpowder now can be found inside desert temple chest.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Gunpowder is now dropped by witchs.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Gunpowder is now used to craft fire charges.|
|1.1||build 1||Gunpowder now generate inside woodland mansion chest.|
|1.2||build 1||Gunpowder now used to craft firework rocket, and firework star.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.2.14||build 1||Gunpowder now generates inside shipwreck chest.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added gunpowder.|
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