Pumpkin

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Pumpkin
Pumpkin.pngCarved Pumpkin.png


Transparent

Partial (blocks light)

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

5

Tool


Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png Part food! Part hat! All block.
Alex Wiltshire[1]

Pumpkins are blocks that appear on grass blocks, generated in random clusters in most Overworld biomes, though somewhat rarely. Pumpkins have the same texture on all 4 sides.

Carved pumpkins are carved versions of pumpkins that can be worn or used to spawn golems.

Obtaining[edit]

Pumpkins can be mined with anything, but axes are the quickest.

Block
Pumpkin


Carved Pumpkin
Hardness 1
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 1.5
Wooden 0.75
Stone 0.4
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.2
Golden 0.15
Sword 1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

When a pumpkin is pushed by a piston, it breaks and drops as an item.

A carved pumpkin (and 4 pumpkin seeds) is obtained by using shears on an uncarved pumpkin. Once carved, a pumpkin cannot be changed back to uncarved. This will change the rotation of the top texture.[2]

Natural generation[edit]

Pumpkins can naturally generate with the terrain in any biome in the Overworld, requiring only a grass block with air above (clear of any plants such as flowers or grass) and can generate whether or not that grass block has a layer of snow cover. Practically speaking, this means that the occurrence of pumpkins in stony or sandy biomes, or in very grassy biomes with few clear grass blocks, is comparatively rare.

Pumpkins naturally generate in stem farm rooms in woodland mansions.

4 pumpkins generate naturally in woolen tents in pillager outposts.‌[upcoming 1.14]

Carved pumpkins generate in rail rooms in woodland mansions.

Carved pumpkins also generate in pillager outposts as a part of targets/scarecrows.‌[upcoming 1.14]

Pumpkins can be found in 18.2% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–3. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 15.6% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–3.

Farming[edit]

Pumpkin farming strategies parallel those of melons. Planted pumpkin seeds grow a central stem that, after maturing, generates pumpkins randomly on adjacent vacant dirt/grass/farmland. If a pumpkin is harvested without also cutting the central stalk, another pumpkin will generate afterwards without requiring replanting or waiting for the stalk to mature again.

Pumpkin stems take around 10 to 30 minutes to fully develop. Bone meal can be used on pumpkin stems to become fully-grown, but will not produce a pumpkin immediately.

Mobs[edit]

Zombies, zombie villagers, skeletons, wither skeletons, husks, strays, and zombie pigmen have a chance of wearing a carved pumpkin if they spawn during Halloween (October 31). If a mob wearing a carved pumpkin is killed using a tool enchanted with Looting, there will be a chance equivalent to the level of Looting used to drop the carved pumpkin, up to a maximum of a 3% chance of a drop.

Usage[edit]

Helmet[edit]

A carved pumpkin can be equipped as a helmet without any actual armor value, but will instead function as a mask that allows the player to look at endermen without provoking an attack. When worn, they limit the player's viewing area to a mask pattern that resembles the carved pumpkin's carved face, excluding the New Nintendo 3DS Edition.

Dispensers[edit]

Dispensers will equip a carved pumpkin on a player, mob or armor stand with an empty helmet slot, within the block the dispenser is facing.‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only]

Building golems[edit]

Carved pumpkins can be used to make snow golems and iron golems as shown below. Snow golems require snow blocks for their bodies, while iron golems require iron blocks. The carved pumpkin must be placed last or the golem will not spawn. While building an iron golem or snow golem, the carved pumpkin can be placed sideways or upside down and the golem being built will still spawn.






Iron Golem build configuration



Snow Golem build configuration

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Jack o'Lantern Carved Pumpkin +
Torch











Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin +
Sugar +
Egg












Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin

Placement[edit]

Pumpkins can be placed without a block under them. When placed, carved pumpkins automatically face the player. Pumpkins cannot be placed on a transparent block.

Trading[edit]

Farmers will buy 8–13 pumpkins for an emerald.

Enchantments[edit]

Pumpkins[3] can receive the following enchantments, but only through an anvil.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Pumpkin ID Name Numerical ID ‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Pumpkin
pumpkin 86

Carved Pumpkin
carved_pumpkin ?

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, carved pumpkins use the following data values:

Lowest two bits value Facing
0 Pumpkin facing south
1 Pumpkin facing west
2 Pumpkin facing north
3 Pumpkin facing east

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Carved Pumpkin

Name Value Description

 facing
east
north
south
west
The direction the pumpkin's carved face is facing.
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the pumpkin.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem.YesYesYesYes20GBronze

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-oval-raw.png
Hired HelpSummon an Iron Golem to help defend a villageWhat a Deal!Summon an iron golem.minecraft:adventure/summon_iron_golem

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0 Carved Pumpkin.png Pumpkins added, now generating in many of the newly-added biomes. They also can be crafted into jack o'lanterns.
Java Edition Beta
1.8 ?Pumpkins have become a renewable resource, they can appear also in swamps, and it is possible to farm pumpkins in the same way as melons.
Mineshafts can now have pumpkin seeds, providing another way to farm pumpkins besides finding them.
Endermen will now no longer become hostile when players look at them if they're wearing a pumpkin.
Java Edition
1.0.0 ?Pumpkins can now be crafted into pumpkin seeds.
Snow golems have been introduced, which can be "crafted" by stacking two snow blocks on top of each other, then placing a pumpkin on top of the snow.
1.1 ?Pumpkins no longer require farmland to grow on.
1.2.1 12w08a Pumpkins can now be used to make iron golems.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing Carved Pumpkin.png to
.
1.4.2 12w37a Pumpkins are now used to craft pumpkin pie.
?Some zombies, skeletons, zombie pigmen, and wither skeletons will be wearing pumpkins if it's Halloween on the player's computer's clock.
1.7.2 13w37a Block ID 104, pumpkin stem, is removed from the /give command.
1.8 14w02a Pumpkins can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 8–13 pumpkins for 1 emerald.
14w04a Dispensers can be used to place the pumpkin to activate iron golems and snow golems.
1.9 15w31a Faceless pumpkins are removed from the game, presumably due to block states not including it.
15w32c Pumpkins now generate in end ships, replacing beacons.
15w33c Pumpkins no longer generate in end ships, they are replaced by a hopper.
15w39a Dispensers can now equip pumpkins onto players, mobs and armor stands.
1.11 16w39a Pumpkins now generate in woodland mansions.
?Pumpkins can be now enchanted in Survival mode using an anvil with cursed books.
1.13 17w47a The ID has been changed from pumpkin to carved_pumpkin.
"Pumpkin"s renamed to "Carved Pumpkin"s.
Pumpkin.png Added new pumpkins which have no faces, these generate naturally and from pumpkin stems rather than carved pumpkins.
Shearing a pumpkin will now turn it into a carved pumpkin, and drop 4 pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkins can now be placed without a block beneath them.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 86.
18w11a Pumpkins will now sometimes generate in shipwreck chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added pumpkins.
0.9.0 build 1 Pumpkins will now generate naturally.
0.12.1 build 1 Pumpkins can now spawn golems.
0.14.0 build 1 Pumpkins can now be worn as armor.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4 alpha 1.0.4.0 Pumpkins can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 8–13 pumpkins for 1 emerald.
1.1 alpha 1.1.0.0 Pumpkins will now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.13 beta 1.2.13.5 Pumpkin.png Pumpkins no longer have faces when naturally generated.
Added carved pumpkins, which have the pumpkin's old texture.
Shearing a pumpkin will now turn it into a carved pumpkin, and drop 4 pumpkin seeds.
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2 Pumpkin now can be found inside shipwreck chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added pumpkins.
TU691.76Patch 38"Pumpkin"s renamed to "Carved Pumpkin"s.
Pumpkin.png Added new pumpkins which have no faces, these generate naturally and from pumpkin stems rather than carved pumpkins.
Shearing a pumpkin will now turn it into a carved pumpkin, and drop 4 pumpkin seeds.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Pumpkins.

Trivia[edit]

  • The pumpkin is the only headgear that obstructs the player's view.
  • It is the only block that can be placed in an armor slot without commands.
  • Naturally generated pumpkins are rarer than diamond ore.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. https://minecraft.net/article/block-week-pumpkin
  2. MC-122685 resolved as "Won't Fix"
  3. Only regular pumpkins can be enchanted with these curses, and not the carved variant. Due to the bug MC-125810 in 1.13.2.