Partial (blocks light)
|Catches fire from lava||
|— Alex Wiltshire|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
A jack o'lantern also removes and drops itself as an item if a piston tries to push it (trying to pull it does nothing) or moves a block into its space.
|Carved Pumpkin +
Zombies, zombie villagers, husks, skeletons, strays, wither skeletons, and zombie pigmen have a chance of wearing a jack o'lantern if they spawn during Halloween. If a mob wearing a jack o'lantern is killed using a tool enchanted with Looting, there is a chance equivalent to the level of Looting used to drop the jack o'lantern, up to a maximum of a 3% chance of a drop. The jack o'lantern does not emit light while being worn.
Note: Tables for block loot info are currently a work in progress. Please refer to this community portal discussion for more information and to provide feedback.
|Jack o'Lantern||1 (100%)|
Jack o'lanterns can be used to build snow golems and iron golems as shown below. Snow golems require snow blocks for their bodies, while iron golems require iron blocks. The jack o'lantern must be placed last or the golem cannot spawn.
Jack o'lanterns can be placed without a block under them. When placed, jack-o'lanterns automatically face the player. Jack o'lanterns can be placed on a transparent block.
Jack o'lanterns are transparent in their rendering only; otherwise they share the attributes of all opaque solid blocks. For example, mobs can spawn on them, they can suffocate mobs, and blocks attached to another block (such as torches and rails) can be placed on top of them or on their sides.
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(Plays when fallen on from a height)||Blocks||0.75||0.5||16|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
In Bedrock Edition, jack o'lanterns use the following data values:
|Lowest two bits value||Facing|
|0||Jack o'lantern facing south|
|1||Jack o'lantern facing west|
|2||Jack o'lantern facing north|
|3||Jack o'lantern facing east|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|facing||The direction the jack o'lantern's carved face is facing.|
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the jack o'lantern.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|direction||The direction the jack o' lantern is facing.|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Bedrock||Legacy Console editions|
|Body Guard||Create an Iron Golem.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
||Hired Help||Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a village||What a Deal!||Summon an iron golem.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.2.0||Added jack o'lanterns.|
|v1.2.0_02||All jack o'lanterns on worlds have now been converted back into pumpkins in name only.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.1_02||Jack o'lanterns are now labeled as "pumpkin"s when moused over in the inventory screen.|
|1.2||Jack o'lanterns previously had the same icon and name in the inventory as pumpkins, making it impossible to tell which is which just by looking at them. However, it wasn't possible to stack jack o'lanterns with pumpkins.|
|1.5_01||Jack o'lanterns that already exist in-game now all appear facing the opposite way they were placed before the update. A jack o'lantern is also placed facing away from the player, as opposed to facing in the player’s direction, as was the case before the update.|
|1.8||Pre-release||With the introduction of pumpkin farming, jack o'lanterns are now a renewable resource, because the player can make their torches from charcoal.|
|1.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Snow golems can now be made by using jack o'lanterns.|
|1.2.1||12w08a||Iron golems can now be made by using jack o'lanterns.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Inventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.4.2||12w39b||Previously, jack o'lanterns lit up blocks all around them evenly. This snapshot has now changed the light values that jack o'lanterns emit, similar to how furnaces were changed in 12w39a. (images showing difference) The light value of jack o'lantern blocks as seen from their front and bottom surfaces remain 15, but the light value as seen from the top, both sides, and back has now been changed to 13.|
|12w40a||The previous change for jack o'lanterns has now been reverted until the new lighting system can be optimized.|
|1.6.1||13w26a||Jack 'o' Lantern has now been renamed to Jack o'Lantern.|
|1.8||14w26c||Jack o'lanterns can no longer be used to build golems.|
|1.8.1||pre1||Jack o'lanterns can now be used to build golems again.|
|1.11||16w39a||Jack o'lanterns can now receive curse enchantments, but only through an anvil.|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID of jack o'lanterns has now been changed from |
|Jack o'lanterns can no longer receive curse enchantments through an anvil.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 91.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of jack o'lanterns has now been changed.|
|18w44a||The front texture of jack o'lanterns has now been slightly changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added jack o'lanterns.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Smooth lighting has now been removed from jack o'lanterns.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Jack o'lanterns can now spawn golems.|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Jack o'lanterns now generate in taiga and snowy taiga villages.|
|The texture of jack o'lanterns has now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added jack o'lanterns.|
|1.90||The texture of jack o'lanterns has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added jack o'lanterns.|
A lit jack o'lantern showing the range of the light.
A jack o'lantern in the 12w39a snapshot.
A zombie and a skeleton wearing a jack o'lantern and a pumpkin, respectively, on Halloween.
- Jack-o'-lantern at Wikipedia