Hunger (status effect)

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This article may need cleanup to comply with the style guide. [discuss]
Please help the Minecraft Wiki clean up this page if you can.
The talk page may contain suggestions.

See #Causes


#587653 (dull green)



Hunger is a status effect which causes the hunger bar to deplete faster than normal.


Hunger increases food exhaustion by 0.005 × level per game tick (removes 🍗 per 80/level seconds if target has no saturation). It also turns the hunger bar a yellow-green color(🍗). Negative levels decrease food exhaustion, although they do not increase saturation or the hunger bar.

The status effect does not decrease hunger level on Peaceful mode, although it does re-color the hunger bar.

Hunger inflicted by eating rotten flesh, raw chicken or by being attacked by a husk adds 3.0 to the player's exhaustion level over the course of 30 seconds, draining 🍗 × 38 (if target has no saturation). When a pufferfish is eaten, 4.5 exhaustion points are added over the course of 15 seconds, draining 🍗 × 916 (if target has no saturation).


Cause Potency Length Notes
Husk I (7 x regional difficulty) seconds Attack
Pufferfish III 0:15 Does not apply to Wolves when fed pufferfish‌[Bedrock Edition only].
Rotten Flesh I 0:30 80% chance of receiving. Does not apply to Wolves when fed rotten flesh.
Raw Chicken I 0:30 30% chance of receiving. Does not apply to Wolves when fed raw chicken.

Immune mobs[edit]

Only boss mobs are immune. Only players are affected, as all other mobs do not have hunger.


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


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. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.

Data values[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Hungerhunger 17effect.minecraft.hunger

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Hungerhunger 17potion.hunger


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseAdded Hunger.
Hunger can be obtained through eating raw chicken and rotten flesh.
Java Edition
1.7.213w36aAdded pufferfish, which give Hunger when eaten.
1.1016w20aAdded husks, which can give Hunger when attacking.
1.1418w43a The effect icon texture of Hunger has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Added Hunger.
Hunger does not currently work due to the hunger bar not being implemented.
0.12.1build 1Hunger now works.
Hunger can now be obtained from eating rotten flesh.
0.15.0build 1Added husks, which inflict Hunger.