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|— Tom Stone|
Fish spawn underwater at around 12–32 blocks away from the player.
Pufferfish spawn in warm ocean biomes in groups of 3–5. In Java Edition they can also spawn in lukewarm and deep lukewarm oceans. In Bedrock Edition, pufferfish only spawn on the surface (i.e., there must not be a spawnable block above the spawn location with a non-solid block on top).
Fish drop 1 of their item form when killed:
- 1 pufferfish
- 1 bone meal (5% chance) [Java Edition only]
- 1-2 bones (25% chance) [Bedrock Edition only]
- 1-3 experience orbs when killed by a player or tamed wolf.
The player may collect a fish by using a water bucket on it, giving the player a bucket of fish. Fish placed with buckets do not despawn naturally. When that fish bucket is used against a block, it empties the bucket, placing water with that fish swimming in it. An empty bucket may be used as well.[Bedrock Edition only]
Unlike other fish, pufferfish don't swim in schools.
Like other fish, pufferfish cannot survive out of water. Outside of water, they flop around like guardians for a while until they start suffocating, and then die like squid. In Bedrock Edition they rotate when flopping. Fish cannot swim or breathe in cauldron water.
A pufferfish inflates when approached by a player in Survival or Adventure mode, a drowned, or any non-water mob within a 5×5×5 volume around the fish, going from unpuffed, then semi-puffed, to fully puffed,[Java Edition only] or instantly to the fully-puffed state.[Bedrock Edition only] Pufferfish are technically passive mobs but going near one when fully puffed inflicts the player/mob with seven seconds of Poison, and touching one in its puffed or semi-puffed form deals damage separate from the poison. Pufferfish also instantly inflate to their fullest form after taking any kind of damage.[Bedrock Edition only] After inflating, they slowly deflate to their normal shape. Undead mobs are unaffected by the poison effect, but still take damage when they come into contact with pufferfish.
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Pufferfish have additional entity data, beyond what other fish have.
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
- Tags common to all mobs see Template:Nbt inherit/mob/template
- FromBucket: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Whether the fish had ever been released from a bucket.
- PuffState: A value from 0–2. 0 means the fish is deflated, 1 means it is halfway puffed-up, and 2 means it is fully puffed-up.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|I'm a Marine Biologist||Collect a fish in a bucket||Use a water bucket (or an empty bucket in Bedrock Edition) on any fish mob to collect it.||No||Alt||Yes||No||20G||—|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Tactical Fishing||Catch a fish... without a fishing rod!||Fishy Business||Use a water bucket on a fish mob to get a bucket of fish.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|June 28, 2010||Notch mentioned that fish might be a feature of coral, if he were able to add coral: "... I do know that the corals will have tiny fish particles around them."|
|October 4, 2010||Fish were a passive mob that Notch showed interest in adding. In the promotional graphic for the Halloween Update, Notch indicated he would add fish. However, they were added only as an item; there was no code for a fish mob.|
|October 5, 2012||Fish were jokingly teased in the fake snapshot 12marc40awesome, along with coral and "fish blocks".|
|April 13, 2013||When Jon Kågström was asked in his AMA on Reddit, "What mob would you like to implement into the game?" He responded, "I would like to add birds, fish and tree animals to make it more alive. However this will take some time before it can be done."|
|July 31, 2013||During Notch's AMA on Reddit, when asked about what happened to his plans of adding fish as a mob, he responded, "Oh yeah, the fish!"|
|1.13||18w08b||Added "puffer fish".|
|Puffer fish have 20 × 10 health.|
|18w10a||The health of puffer fish has now been changed to 3.|
|18w19a||"Puffer Fish" has now been corrected to "Pufferfish".|
|1.13.1||18w31a||Pufferfish now have a 5% chance of dropping bone meal when killed.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added pufferfish mobs.|
|1.13.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Pufferfish now drop experience when killed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Added pufferfish mobs.|
|1.4.0||Added pufferfish mobs.|
- The pufferfish will poison the player in creative mode if another entity causes it to puff up.
- In Bedrock Edition, the pufferfish plays the same sound effect as other fish mobs.
Dying pufferfish mob in Bedrock Edition.
Dying pufferfish mob in Java Edition.
A cod and pufferfish taking damage because they are not in water.
In other media
- "How We Ruin-ed Minecraft" – Minecraft.net, March 5, 2018
- – "fish bouncing and suffocating on top of the cauldron which fill with water" resolved as "Won't Fix"
- – "Puffer fish have 20 health", resolved
- – "Some display names don't follow the id", resolved