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Red Mushroom.pngBrown Mushroom.png










Yes (64)


Yes, 1 (brown only)

First appearances

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Data values

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Mushrooms are fungi that grow and spread in dark areas.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Mushrooms can be instantly mined with anything.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Mushrooms naturally generate in poorly lit areas (light level of 12 or less), as well as in mushroom island biomes and the Nether.

Witch huts have a flower pot with a red mushroom inside.[Bedrock Edition only] Mushrooms also generate inside woodland mansions.

Huge mushrooms[edit | edit source]

Mining a huge mushroom block drops up to 2 mushrooms of the same color.

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 red mushrooms and turns it into a normal cow.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Mushrooms can be planted and grown on blocks in light levels below 13 and not directly underneath the sky. If planted on mycelium or podzol, they can stay planted in any light level. Both brown and red mushrooms grow at the same rate regardless of light level.[1][2]

Besides being mined directly, mushrooms are dropped as items if:

  • the block below them falls, is moved, or destroyed;
  • a fluid flows over them;
  • it is above light level 12 and a block updates next to it.

Huge mushrooms[edit | edit source]

When bone meal is applied to a mushroom, the mushroom has a chance to grow into a huge mushroom of the same color, provided that it is on a proper block (dirt, coarse dirt, grass, podzol or mycelium), has enough space, and that the light level is dark enough.

Spread[edit | edit source]

See also: Tutorials/Mushroom farming

Mushrooms will spread randomly onto nearby blocks when in appropriate conditions. They will spread only if there are fewer than 5 mushrooms of the same type in 9×9×3 area.

Light source[edit | edit source]

Brown mushrooms emit a barely visible light level of 1.

Decoration[edit | edit source]

Either type of mushroom can be planted in a flower pot.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Fermented Spider Eye Brown Mushroom +
Sugar +
Spider Eye

Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +

Rabbit Stew Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +

Data values[edit | edit source]

ID[edit | edit source]

Block ID name ID number
Brown mushroom brown_mushroom 39
Red mushroom red_mushroom 40

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

0.0.20 Red Mushroom.pngBrown Mushroom.pngRed and brown mushrooms added.
Mushrooms were a decorative item, having no crafting use and remaining in the ground when planted. Mushrooms could be placed on any block except another mushroom, and would remain planted when the block below them was removed.
Pigs had a chance of dropping red mushrooms and sheep dropped brown mushrooms.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TEST Consumption of a red mushroom healed 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg).
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 8 Mushrooms now only spawn underground.
?Consumption of a red mushroom causes 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg) damage to the player's health.
?Mushrooms were generated in rare instances under trees or in the shadows of other floating continents in the "Floating" map type.
0.31 January 29, 2010 Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
1.2.0 With the addition of biomes and the dimly-lit Nether, mushrooms became a more common sight.
1.6 Mushrooms could be generated in the open when exploring during night, or under low-light conditions such as those found under trees or overhangs. If planted in direct sunlight or a light level higher than 12 they popped out of the ground. Several bug reports mentioned mushrooms growing on top of trees, but this was a very rare phenomenon.
Mushrooms were given an ability to spread in light levels under 13 onto any block touching their own, including blocks located upwards and downwards diagonally. Mushrooms could be placed on any solid, non-transparent, block including pumpkins, workbenches, furnaces, and chests.
1.8 Mushrooms' spreading ability was severely restricted - a mushroom would only spread if there were fewer than 5 mushrooms of the same type in a 9×9×3 area around the original mushroom.
Bone meal can be used on mushrooms to grow new huge mushrooms.
Mushrooms could also be found more easily in the new swamp biomes.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre1 Mushrooms can now spawn in new mushroom island biome.
Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 red mushrooms.
Beta 1.9-pre2 Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
1.7.2 13w36a Added podzol, which allows mushrooms to grow on it regardless of the light level.
1.8 14w27a Red or brown mushrooms are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.11 16w39a Mushrooms now generate in woodland mansions.
1.13 17w47a Changed names to brown mushroom and red mushroom, respecitvely.
Mushrooms can now be found in the flower pots inside of witch huts.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Red Mushroom.pngBrown Mushroom.pngAdded mushrooms.
0.4.0 Red mushrooms can be smelted to obtain rose red.
Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
0.5.0 Mushrooms now spread.
0.9.0 build 1 Added huge mushrooms.
Shearing a mooshroom drops red mushrooms.
0.12.1 build 1 Mushrooms are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
0.14.0 build 3 Hitboxes of mushrooms no longer occupy an entire block.
?As of 0.15.0 (possibly earlier), red mushrooms can no longer be smelted to obtain rose red.
?Mushrooms can now occupy the same space as snow layers.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Mushrooms now generate in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Red Mushroom.pngBrown Mushroom.pngAdded mushrooms.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Red mushrooms bear a strong resemblance to Amanita muscaria mushrooms, more commonly known as fly agarics. Consuming them will cause delirium and hallucinogenic effects if their psychoactive properties have not been reduced by parboiling. Similarly, red mushrooms in the Minecraft Survival Test damaged the player when eaten.
  • Mushrooms can generate on the leaves of trees. It is unknown if this behavior is intentional or not.

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