Lily Pad

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Lily Pad
Lily Pad.png





Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 111 hex: 6F bin: 1101111


See Data Values

The lily pad is a short, flat block found growing on water in swamps.


Lily pads can be instantly mined with anything.

Natural generation[edit]

Lily pads can be found naturally on water in swamp biomes, underground lakes and inside woodland mansions.


Lily pads can be obtained as a "treasure" item while fishing.


Lily pads can be used to make paths over water without having to build bridges or use full blocks. Lily pads are broken and drop as an item when water flows on it. Mobs cannot spawn on lily pads.

Normal blocks can be placed on the bottom side of lily pads (from below). This breaks the lily pad (dropping it as an entity), but leaves the block in place. Since lily pads can be placed anywhere on water, this is useful for starting construction mid-ocean without need to start from the bottom or shore, for example when starting construction of ocean monument draining system.


Lily pads can only be placed on top of water, ice or frosted ice. Lily pads occupy the block above water and are not part of the water block itself.

Lily pads face a consistent direction, which depends on their location and is not affected by the direction the player is facing. Replacing a lily pad will not change the direction.

Unlike most blocks entities can collide with, lily pads can be placed directly inside players. This is considered a bug in Java Edition,[1] but is a completely intentional feature in Bedrock Edition.[2]

Data Values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block ID Name

Lily Pad

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral ID

Lily Pad
waterlily 111



Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Added lily pads. Lily pads are non-solid, and can only be placed in swamplands.
Until 1.9, lily pads were the shortest block in the game, at 164 of a block tall.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 Lily pads are now solid blocks.
1.3.1 12w21a Boats will no longer break when they collide at high speed with lily pads. Instead, the lily pad is destroyed.
1.7.2 13w36a Lily pads can now be caught in fishing as treasure.
1.8 14w25a Lily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
1.9 15w43a Lily pads can now be placed on ice and frosted ice.
15w45a Height of the lily pad has been increased from 14 of a pixel (164 of a block) to 1 pixel (116 of a block).
15w49a Height of the lily pad has been decreased from 1 pixel (116 of a block) to 1516 of a pixel (15256 of a block), and the width was changed to be inset from three edges of the block by 1 pixel (116 of a block).
15w50a Added sound:
Lily pads will now play this sound when placed on water.
16w04a Height of the lily pad has been increased to 112 pixels (332 of a block), and is now inset 1 pixel (116 of a block) on all sides.
1.11 16w39a Lily pads now generate in woodland mansions.
1.13 17w47a The ID has been changed from waterlily to lily_pad.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 111.
17w50a Lily pads will now play a different sound when they're placed on top of ice.[3]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added lily pads.
build 3 Lily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
0.11.0 build 1 Lily pads can now be caught in fishing as treasure.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Lily pads will now generate in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added lily pads.


  • When lily pads are placed on water source blocks that do not take up the space of the entire block (when the water is flowing to the block next to it), the lily pad will appear floating above the water source block.
  • In the Legacy Console Edition, if a swamp is next to a taiga at the edge of the world, lily pads in the swamp may spread to the taiga ocean, which could be frozen, causing it to generate on ice.
  • If the player sprints on lily pads, they will appear to give off water particles. This is because the game thinks the player is technically on the water below the lily pad.[4][5]



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