Kelp

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Kelp
Kelp Plant.gif

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

?

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Name
Block
kelp_plant
kelp
Item
kelp
Jasper Boerstra Twitter avatar.jpg Kelp is the first plant to utilise a new kind of visual feature: Animation. Before, the only things that [were] animated were either particles or the lava/water and some other solid blocks. But we never animated a plant that used transparency.

This was a new challenge for the style of Minecraft - as it has never been done before, we had no frame of reference to adapt the animation style to - so we had to find it.
Jasper Boerstra[1]

Kelp is a non-solid plant block that generates in all oceans. It has an item form that can be smelted to dried kelp.

Obtaining[edit]

Kelp can be mined with any tool or without a tool. Breaking part of a kelp stalk will destroy the entire stalk. Each block has an undetermined chance to drop a kelp item.

Natural generation[edit]

Kelp naturally generates in any ocean biomes except warm ocean, near seagrass.

Farming[edit]

Kelp, when planted, will grow at an undetermined rate. It will only grow, however, if there is a water block above it.

Usage[edit]

Kelp can be placed underwater by hand, or anywhere by the use of commands such as /setblock. Placing it by hand will give it a random age value between 0 and 19.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Dried Kelp Kelp +
Any fuel









Data values[edit]

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states

minecraft:kelp

Name Value Description

 age
0–25 A freshly-planted kelp – and a kelp which has just grown kelp above it – each have a random age between 0 and 21.
The age is incremented at random intervals.
At age 25, a kelp may try to grow more kelp above it.

History[edit]

Classic
May 21, 2009 Notch shows interest in adding a "seaweed" block.
Official release
November 18, 2017 Kelp plants were shown in a clip of MineCon Earth.
1.13 18w07a
Kelp Top Revision 1.png Added kelp.
18w07b Kelp now behaves more like water, meaning mobs can no longer spawn within the plant under water nor can they replenish their breath by swimming through it.
18w10a Kelp Top Revision 2.png The top texture for kelp was overhauled.
18w14a Kelp Top.png Shifted the kelp textures slightly downwards.
The generation rules for kelp have been changed, it will now mainly generate in cold ocean biomes and can no longer generate in warm oceans.
18w20a Changed the "kelp_top" ID to "kelp," and "kelp" to "kelp_plant," for both the block and item forms.
pre2 Now destroyed by sponges.[2]
pre6 Added 5 new sound events that apply to kelp: block.wet_grass.break, block.wet_grass.fall, block.wet_grass.hit, block.wet_grass.place, and block.wet_grass.step.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2
Added kelp.
beta 1.2.20.1
Changed the kelp item texture to the Java Edition's.
1.5 beta 1.5.0.4 Updated the texture of the top of kelp plant.

Issues[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "How We Ruin-ed Minecraft" – Minecraft.net, March 5, 2018
  2. MC-127111
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