See § Data values
See § Data values
Zombies, husks, and zombie villagers have a 2.5% chance of dropping either an iron ingot, carrot, or potato when killed by a player or tamed wolf. This is increased by 1% per level of looting. This gives potatoes the following chances of dropping:
- 1⁄120 (about 0.83%)
- 11⁄600 (about 1.83%) with Looting I
- 17⁄600 (about 2.83%) with Looting II
- 23⁄600 (about 3.83%) with Looting III
Potatoes can be found in 44.9% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 2–6; in 66.3% of snowy village house chests, 74.2% of plains village house chests, and 65.6% of taiga village house chests, all in stacks of 1–7; and in 57.5% of pillager outpost chests in stacks of 2–5.
A potato can be used on farmland to plant a potatoes crop. When farmed, potatoes require 8 stages to grow. However, there are only 4 distinct textures, so only 4 visible stages: every two stages have the same texture, except that growth stage 7 keeps the same appearance as stages 5–6, so that only stage 8 has the final, 'mature' appearance.
Fully grown potato crops drop 1 to 4 potatoes (about 2 5⁄7 per crop harvested on average) and have a 2% chance of dropping an additional poisonous potato. Potato yield can be increased using a tool enchanted with fortune. Bone meal can be used to mature the potato to its last stage of growth.
Pigs follow and can be bred by a player holding a potato.
Villagers can pick up potato items to become willing to breed. Villagers require 12 potatoes to become willing.
|Baked Potato||Potato +
This recipe awards 0.35 experience.
Placing a potato into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
|Potato||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID [BE only]|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Husbandry||The world is full of friends and food||—||Eat anything that can be eaten.|
|A Balanced Diet||Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you||A Seedy Place||Eat each of these 38 foods. In Java Edition 1.15,[upcoming] consuming a honey bottle is also required for the advancement. Other foods are ignored for the advancement.|
|1.5||13w09b||The Fortune enchantment now works when harvesting potatoes.|
|1.8||14w02a||Potatoes can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 15–19 potatoes for 1 emerald.|
|14w04a||Villagers can now be made willing using 12 potatoes.|
|1.9||15w31a||Potatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.|
|15w38a||The drop chances of potatoes have now been slightly improved from the average 2 3⁄5 per crop harvested to 2 5⁄7.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 392.|
|18w11a||Potatoes now have a chance of generating in shipwreck chests.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of potatoes has now been changed.|
|18w47a||Potatoes now generate in pillager outpost chests.|
|18w50a||The texture of potatoes has now been changed, once again.|
|19w03a||Placing a potato into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.|
|19w05a||Potatoes now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added potatoes.|
|Potatoes are a rare drop from killing zombies.|
|build 3||Potatoes now have a chance to drop when tilling grass blocks.|
|build 4||Potatoes are no longer dropped from tilling grass blocks.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Potatoes can now be used to lead and breed pigs.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Potatoes now restore hunger instead of health.|
|0.16.2||Potatoes can now be found in the chest inside large houses in ice plains and cold taiga villages.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Potatoes can now be found in pillager outposts and plains village houses.|
|The texture of potatoes has now been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Potatoes can now be used to fill up composters.|
|Potatoes can now be found in taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village house chests.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Trading has now been changed, farmer villagers now have a 25% chance to buy 26 potatoes for an emerald.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added potatoes.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of potatoes has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|