Jack o'Lantern

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Jack o'Lantern
Jack o'Lantern JE3 BE2.png
Transparent

Partial (blocks light)

Luminance

Yes (15)

Blast resistance

5

Tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 91 hex: 5B bin: 1011011

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png

Jack-o'-lanterns: great looks, super powers.

Alex Wiltshire[1]

A jack o'lantern is a solid block that provides light.

Natural generation[edit]

Jack o’lanterns can spawn within taiga and snowy taiga villages in the piles of pumpkins which also generate there.

Obtaining[edit]

Jack o'lanterns can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the quickest.

Block Jack o'Lantern
Hardness 1
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 1.5
Wooden 0.75
Stone 0.4
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.15
Sword 1
  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.

To craft a jack o'lantern, the player must first place a pumpkin and use shears on it to turn it into a carved pumpkin.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Carved Pumpkin +
Torch

Mobs[edit]

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.

Usage[edit]

Light source[edit]

Jack o'lanterns can be used as light sources underwater.

Jack o'lanterns have a luminance of 15 and the ability to provide light while submerged under water. Like most light sources, they melt snow and ice.

Building golems[edit]

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.


Iron golem build configuration
Snow golem build configuration

Placement[edit]

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.

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.wood.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.wood.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.wood.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.wood.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.wood.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Jack o'Lantern jack_o_lantern

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Jack o'Lantern lit_pumpkin 91

Block data[edit]

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


Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingnortheast
north
south
west
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.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
direction00
1
2
3
The direction the jack o' lantern is facing.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem.YesYesYesYes20GBronze

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-oval-raw.png Hired HelpSummon an Iron Golem to help defend a villageWhat a Deal!Summon an iron golem.adventure/summon_iron_golem

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0Jack o'Lantern JE1 BE1.png Added jack o'lanterns.
v1.2.0_02All jack o'lanterns on worlds have now been converted back into pumpkins in name only.
Java Edition Beta
1.1_02Jack o'lanterns are now labeled as "pumpkin"s when moused over in the inventory screen.
1.2Jack 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_01Jack 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.
1.8Pre-releaseWith the introduction of pumpkin farming, jack o'lanterns are now a renewable resource, because the player can make their torches from charcoal.
Java Edition
1.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseSnow golems can now be made by using jack o'lanterns.
1.2.112w08aIron golems can now be made by using jack o'lanterns.
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to Jack o'Lantern JE1 BE1.png.
1.4.212w39bPreviously, 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.[2] (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.
12w40aThe previous change for jack o'lanterns has now been reverted until the new lighting system can be optimized.
1.6.113w26aJack 'o' Lantern has now been renamed to Jack o'Lantern.
1.814w26cJack o'lanterns can no longer be used to build golems.
1.8.1pre1Jack o'lanterns can now be used to build golems again.
1.1116w39aJack o'lanterns can now receive curse enchantments, but only through an anvil.
1.1317w47aThe ID of jack o'lanterns has now been changed from lit_pumpkin to jack_o_lantern.
Jack o'lanterns can no longer receive curse enchantments through an anvil.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 91.
1.1418w43aJack o'Lantern JE2.png The texture of jack o'lanterns has now been changed.
18w44aJack o'Lantern JE3 BE2.png The front texture of jack o'lanterns has now been slightly changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0build 2Jack o'Lantern JE1 BE1.png Added jack o'lanterns.
0.9.0build 1Smooth lighting has now been removed from jack o'lanterns.
0.12.1build 1Jack o'lanterns can now spawn golems.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Jack o'lanterns now generate in taiga and snowy taiga villages.
Jack o'Lantern JE3 BE2.png The texture of jack o'lanterns has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Jack o'Lantern JE1 BE1.png Added jack o'lanterns.
1.90Jack o'Lantern JE3 BE2.png The texture of jack o'lanterns has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Jack o'Lantern JE1 BE1.png Added jack o'lanterns.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Jack o'Lantern" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery[edit]

Halloween Mobs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]