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Pufferfish (item)

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Data value

dec: 462 hex: 1CE bin: 111001110



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



Pufferfish can be obtained through fishing. The pufferfish catch rate can be increased by Lure, which reduces wait time generally.

Pufferfish can only be caught when fishing outside jungle biomes and its variants.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Mob drops[edit]

Guardians and elder guardians[edit]

Guardians and elder guardians have a 2.5% chance of dropping a random fish upon death. This has a 13% chance of being 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 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,‌[Legacy Console Edition only] get cats off of chests, beds, etc., breed cats, make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time and gain an ocelot's trust.

Brewing ingredient[edit]

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

Mundane Potion Pufferfish + Water Bottle


Master-level fisherman villagers buy one‌[Bedrock Edition only] or four‌[Java Edition only] pufferfish for an emerald.


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.png HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
Advancement-plain-raw.png Fishy BusinessCatch a fishHusbandryUse a fishing rod to catch a fish.minecraft:husbandry/fishy_business
Advancement-fancy-raw.png A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 38 foods. Other foods are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.7.213w36a Added pufferfish.
Potion of Water Breathing added; they can be brewed by adding a pufferfish to an Awkward Potion.
13w43a Changed pufferfish texture.
1.814w25aPufferfish is now obtainable as a rare drop from guardians and elder guardians.
1.1317w47aThe 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.
18w08bPufferfish (and other fish types) has been added as a mob, which will drop its item form when killed.
Changed the texture of pufferfish.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1 Added pufferfish.
0.12.1build 1Pufferfish will now restore hunger instead of health.
Pufferfish can now be used to make potion of water breathing.
0.16.0build 1Pufferfish is now dropped by guardians and elder guardians.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta has been added as a mob, which will drop its item form when killed.
Updated the texture of pufferfish.
1.8.0beta can now be used to feed ocelots to gain their trust.
1.11.0beta can now be sold to fisherman villagers.
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. Tetrodotoxin leads to quick death through respiratory paralysis. 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. Any chef preparing fugu would have to have special licensing/certification to prepare this dish.


See also[edit]