A pufferfish is a poisonous type of fish that is used to brew water breathing potions.
Guardians and elder guardians
Guardians and elder guardians have a 2.5% chance of dropping a random fish upon death. This has a 13% chance of being pufferfish (0.325% chance of dropping a pufferfish). The chance of getting a fish can be increased by 1% per level of looting, but the type of fish is not affected.
Pufferfish always drop 1 pufferfish in its item form when killed.
Pufferfish restores 1 () and 0.2 saturation, but inflicts Hunger III for 15 seconds, Poison IV for 1 minute, and Nausea I for 15 seconds[Java Edition only] or Nausea II for 15 seconds[Bedrock Edition only]. Unlike rotten flesh, it is not helpful to eat pufferfish while starving because they inflict more health damage than they earn.
|Potion of Water Breathing||Pufferfish +
|Mundane Potion||Pufferfish + Water Bottle|
In Bedrock Edition, pufferfish can be used to feed a wolf, healing it by 1, but only when the wolf is not at full health. Unlike other wolf food, pufferfish cannot be used to speed up the growth of baby wolves, and cannot be used to breed them.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Eating||?||Eating one single food||?||?||?|
|Burp||?||Eating a singular food||?||?||?|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|A Furious Cocktail||Have every potion effect applied at the same time||Local Brewery||Have all of these 13 potion effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other potion effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.|
|How Did We Get Here?||Have every effect applied at the same time||A Furious Cocktail||Have all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.|
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
|Husbandry||The world is full of friends and food||—||Eat one of these 39 foods. Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.|
|Fishy Business||Catch a fish||Husbandry||Use a fishing rod to catch a fish.|
|A Balanced Diet||Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you||A Seedy Place||Eat each of these 39 foods. Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Item tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Added Potion of Water Breathing potions, which can be brewed by adding a pufferfish to an Awkward Potion.|
|13w43a||The texture of pufferfish has been changed.|
|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 |
|Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 349.|
|18w08b||Pufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which drop its item form when killed.|
|The texture of pufferfish has been changed.|
|18w43a||The texture of pufferfish has accidently been reverted.|
|18w43b||The correct texture of pufferfish has been restored.|
|1.16.2||Pre-release 2||The level of Nausea given by pufferfish has been reduced from II to I.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.11.0||build 1||Added pufferfish.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Pufferfish 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.|
|1.4.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Pufferfish has been added as a mob, which drop its item form when killed.|
|The texture of pufferfish has been changed.|
|1.8.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Pufferfish can now be used to feed ocelots to gain their trust.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Pufferfish can now be sold to fisherman villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||1.0.1||Added pufferfish.|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Pufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which drop its item form when killed.|
|1.90||The texture of pufferfish has been changed.|
- 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. Tetrodotoxin leads to quick death through respiratory paralysis. Muscle tissue and blood contain trace amounts. In East Asia, pufferfish are considered a delicacy known as fugu, as small parts of the fish are actually edible. Any chef preparing fugu must have special licensing/certification to prepare this dish.
- Although Poison IV deals the same amount of damage as II, it gives Poison IV instead of II.