Lily Pad

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Lily Pad
Lily Pad (on the water).png




Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Data value

dec: 111 hex: 6F bin: 1101111

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

The lily pad is a short, flat non-solid block that can be found naturally growing only on water, in swamps and wheat farm rooms in woodland mansions.

Natural generation[edit]

Lily pads can be found naturally on water in swamps and wheat farm rooms of woodland mansions.


Lily pads can be instantly mined with anything.


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


Wandering traders can sell lily pads in sets of 2 for one emerald.


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 an ocean monument draining system.


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

Lily pads must be directly planted on the top of a water, ice or frosted ice block; unlike most blocks, targeting the side of a block that would result in it being placed in top of a valid block does not allow it to be placed.[1]

A lily pad faces a consistent direction that depends on its location; it is unaffected by the direction the player faces. Replacing a lily pad does 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,[2] but is a feature intentionally programmed into the game in Bedrock Edition.[3]


Placing a lily pad into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


  • In inventory, Lily pad have the color:
  • Otherwise, Lily pad haveth color:


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

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Lily Pad lily_pad

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Lily Pad waterlily 111


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseLily Pad Revision 1.png Added lily pads. Lily pads are non-solid, and can be placed only in swamplands.
Until Java Edition 1.9, lily pads were the shortest block in the game, at 164 of a block tall.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Lily pads are now solid blocks.
1.3.112w21aBoats no longer break when they collide at high speed with lily pads. Instead, the lily pad is destroyed.
1.7.213w36aLily pads can now be caught in fishing as treasure.
1.814w25aLily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
1.915w43aLily pads can now be placed on ice and frosted ice.
15w45aHeight of the lily pad has been increased from 14 of a pixel (164 of a block) to 1 pixel (116 of a block).
15w49aHeight 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).
15w50aAdded sound:
Lily pads now play this sound when placed on water.
16w04aHeight 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.
1.1116w39aLily pads now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe ID has been changed from waterlily to lily_pad.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 111.
17w50aLily pads now play a different sound when they are placed on top of ice.[4]
1.1418w43aLily Pad Revision 2.png Changed the texture of lily pads.
19w03aPlacing a lily into the brand-new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aLily pads now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1519w37aNow display a hand animation when placed in third person mode, like other blocks.[5]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Lily Pad Revision 1.png Added lily pads.
build 3Lily pads are now brighter in the inventory.
0.11.0build 1Lily pads can now be caught in fishing as treasure.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha pads now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta pads can now be bought from wandering traders.
1.11.0beta pads can now be used to fill up composters by an unknown amount.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Lily Pad Revision 1.png Added lily pads.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Lily Pad Revision 1.png 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 appears 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 appear to give off water particles. This is because the game thinks the player is technically on the water below the lily pad.[6][7]