Pufferfish (item)

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A pufferfish is a poisonous type of fish that is used to brew water breathing potions.



The easiest way to obtain pufferfish is fishing. The pufferfish catch rate can be increased by Lure (which reduces wait time) and decreased by Luck of the Sea (which increases treasure, decreases fish).

Mob drops[edit]

Guardians and Elder Guardians[edit]

Guardians and elder guardians drop a random fish as a rare drop besides the common raw fish drop. This has a 13% chance of being pufferfish. The chance of getting a fish can be increased with looting, but the type of fish is not affected.


Pufferfish mobs will always drop 1 pufferfish in its item form when killed.



Pufferfish restores 1 (Half Hunger.svg) and 0.2 saturation, and inflicts Hunger III for 15 seconds, Poison IV for 1 minute, and Nausea II for 15 seconds. Unlike rotten flesh, it is not helpful to eat pufferfish while starving because they inflict more health damage than they earn.


Pufferfish can be used to tame ocelots, get cats off of chests, beds, etc., breed cats, and make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only]

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Potion of Water Breathing Pufferfish +
Awkward Potion

Mundane Potion Pufferfish + Water Bottle

Data values[edit]


Item ID Name Numeral ID‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Pufferfish pufferfish ?


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Lion TamerTame an Ocelot.‌[Legacy Console Edition only] / Gain the trust of an Ocelot.‌[Bedrock Edition only]YesYesYesYes15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngHusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-raw.pngFishy BusinessCatch a fishHusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch a fish.minecraft:husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 36 foods. Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.2 13w36a Added pufferfish.
Potion of Water Breathing added; they can be brewed by adding a pufferfish to an Awkward Potion.
13w43a Changed pufferfish texture.
1.8 14w25a Pufferfish is now obtainable as a rare drop from guardians and elder guardians.
1.13 17w47a The different data values for the fish ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 349.
18w08b Pufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which will drop its item form when killed.
Updated the texture of pufferfish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added pufferfish.
0.12.1 build 1 Pufferfish will now restore hunger instead of health.
Pufferfish can now be used to make potion of water breathing.
0.16.0 build 1 Pufferfish is now dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Pufferfish has been added as a mob, which will drop its item form when killed.
Updated the texture of pufferfish.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU191.22Patch 3 Added pufferfish.
TU69CU571.76Patch 38Pufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which will drop its item form when killed.
Updated the texture of pufferfish.


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  • The consumption of pufferfish inflicting the player with nausea and poison is actually based on reality, as real pufferfish contain the extremely dangerous toxin Tetrodotoxin within their organs, especially their liver. Muscle tissue and blood only contain trace amounts. In East Asia, pufferfish are considered a delicacy known as fugu, as small parts of the fish are actually edible.
    • If this dish is prepared incorrectly, it can be lethal through respiratory paralysis. Therefore, any chef preparing fugu would have to have special licensing/certification to prepare this dish.


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