|Catches fire from lava||
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Endermen can pick up podzol blocks, and drop it if holding it when killed.
Wandering traders have 1⁄6 chance to sell 3 podzol for 3 emeralds.
Podzol replaces mycelium, grass blocks, dirt and coarse dirt around a large spruce tree when it is grown from 4 saplings arranged in a square. This includes dirt blocks that are underground, so growing a tree creates podzol with more podzol underneath, obtainable with silk touch.
Like mycelium, podzol allows mushrooms to be placed on it no matter the light level, which allows the growth of huge mushrooms. Unlike mycelium, saplings, all kinds of flowers, and sugar canes can be placed on it normally. It cannot be tilled with a hoe to make farmland.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Blocks||Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|snowy||If true, the block uses a snowy side and top texture.|
In-game, this is true when a snow block or snow is on top.
|1.8||?||Podzol no longer displays dirt as its side texture, if a block is placed above.|
|1.9||15w31a||Podzol can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different variant block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 3.|
|18w06a||Podzol now replaces the ground around large spruce trees when they are grown.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of podzol has now been changed.|
|Podzol now generates in the new bamboo jungle biomes.|
|19w12a||Podzol now has random orientations when placed, similar to grass blocks.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||20w45a||A shovel can now be used on podzol to create a dirt path block.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added podzol.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Podzol can now be obtained using the Silk Touch enchantment.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Podzol can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.|
|1.9.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Podzol now generates in the new bamboo jungle biomes.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||The texture of podzol has now been changed.|
|Podzol can now be obtained via trading with wandering traders.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Podzol now replaces the ground around large spruce trees when they are grown.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||Added podzol.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of podzol has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Unlike other similar blocks, podzol never spreads to dirt blocks, and it does not become dirt if a solid block is placed on top of it, no matter how long the block remains on top of it. Similarly, neither grass nor mycelium can spread to podzol.
- In real life, podzol is a type of acidic, infertile soil found in subarctic taiga biomes and pine forests. Podzol literally means "under-ash" in Russian because it contains a layer of ashy soil that has been drained or leeched of nutrients. This explains why it does not spread like grass or mycelium as it is not an actual plant or fungus, nor can grass or mycelium spread onto it because it is infertile.