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Mushroom
Red Mushroom JE2 BE2.png
Brown Mushroom JE2 BE2.png
Transparent

?

Luminance

Yes (1) (brown mushroom only)

Blast resistance

0

Tool

?

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Unknown

Catches fire from lava

Unknown

Drops

Itself

Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Wait, go back a minute. Plant life? NO! Mushrooms aren't actually plants. All plants contain a chemical called chlorophyll which they use to turn sunlight into energy, and which also makes them green, but mushrooms don't have chlorophyll at all. Instead, they get their energy by breaking down decaying organic matter. So what are they then? They're fungi, which is a category all of its own, and also includes yeasts and moulds. Fungi don't get as much attention as plants, because they tend to live in soil or underground where they can't be seen. In fact, they're genetically closer to animals than they are plants. Think about that next time you cook up a mushroom stew.

Duncan Geere[1]

Mushrooms are fungi that grow and spread in dark areas.

Natural generation[edit]

Mushrooms naturally generate in poorly lit areas (light level of 12 or less). If this condition is met, each chunk has 18 chance to generate red mushroom and 14 chance to generate brown mushroom.

Mushroom also generate on surface in swamp, giant tree taiga, mushroom fields biomes and anywhere in the Nether.

Witch huts have a flower pot with a red mushroom inside.‌[Bedrock and Java editions only] Mushrooms also generate inside "mushroom farm" rooms in woodland mansions.

Fallen trees[edit]

in Bedrock Edition fallen oak, birch, spruce, and jungle have 0-2 mushroom generated on horizontal logs.

Obtaining[edit]

Mushrooms can be instantly mined with anything.

Chest loot[edit]

In Bedrock Edition brown mushrooms can be found in all bonus chests in stacks of 1–2.

Huge mushrooms[edit]

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

Mobs[edit]

Shearing a red or brown mooshroom drops 5 mushrooms of the corresponding color and turns it into a normal cow.

Trading[edit]

Mushroom can be bought from wandering trader for an emerald.

Usage[edit]

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 the light level.[2][3]

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 and it is not on podzol or mycelium.

Huge mushrooms[edit]

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]

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]

Brown mushrooms emit a barely visible light level of 1.

Decoration[edit]

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

Crafting ingredient[edit]

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


Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl


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

Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower


Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower


Composting[edit]

Placing a mushroom into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.grass.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.grass.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.grass.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.grass.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.grass.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID ‌[BE only]
Brown mushroom brown_mushroom 39
Red mushroom red_mushroom 40

History[edit]

Java Edition Classic
0.0.20aRed Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Brown Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Added red and brown mushrooms.
Mushrooms are decorative items, which currently do not have a crafting use and remain in the ground when planted.
Mushrooms can be placed on any block except another mushroom and will remain planted when the block below them was removed.
Pigs have a chance of dropping red mushrooms and sheep drop brown mushrooms.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TESTThe consumption of brown mushrooms now heals 5♥♥♥.
The consumption of red mushrooms now causes 3♥♥ damage to the player's health.
?Mushrooms now only spawn underground.
Java Edition Indev
?Mushrooms are now generated in rare instances under trees or in the shadows of other floating continents in the "Floating" map type.
0.31January 30, 2010Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
February 1, 2010 (1)Brown mushrooms now emit light.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewWith the addition of biomes and the dimly-lit Nether, mushrooms have now become a more common sight.
Java Edition Beta
1.6?Mushrooms can now be generated in the open when exploring during the 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 pop out of the ground. Several bug reports mention mushrooms growing on top of trees, but this is a very rare phenomenon.
Mushrooms have now been given an ability to spread in light levels under 13 onto any block touching their own, including blocks located upwards and downwards diagonally.
Mushrooms can now be placed on any solid, non-transparent, block including pumpkins, workbenches, furnaces and chests.
1.8Pre-releaseBone meal can now be used on mushrooms to grow huge mushrooms.
Mushrooms can now be found more easily in swamp biomes.
?The spreading ability of mushrooms has now been severely restricted - a mushroom will now only spread if there were fewer than 5 mushrooms of the same type in a 9×9×3 area around the original mushroom.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMushrooms can now spawn in mushroom island biomes.
Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 red mushrooms.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
1.7.213w36aAdded podzol, which allows mushrooms to grow on it regardless of the light level.
1.814w27aRed or brown mushrooms are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.1116w39aMushrooms now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aThe names of mushrooms have now been changed to "Brown Mushroom" and Red Mushroom", respectively.
Mushrooms can now be found in the flower pots inside of witch huts.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 39 and 40.
1.1418w43aRed Mushroom JE2 BE2.png Brown Mushroom JE2 BE2.png The textures of mushrooms have now been changed.
Mushrooms can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
19w03aPlacing a mushroom into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aMushrooms now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Red Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Brown Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Added mushrooms.
0.4.0Red mushrooms can now be smelted to obtain rose red.
Red and brown mushrooms are now used to craft mushroom stew.
0.5.0Mushrooms now spread.
0.9.0build 1Added huge mushrooms, which can be grown by applying bone meal to mushrooms.
Shearing a mooshroom now drops red mushrooms.
0.12.1build 1Mushrooms are no longer available from the Nether reactor.
Brown mushrooms are now used to craft fermented spider eyes.
0.14.0build 1Potted red mushrooms now generate in swamp huts.
build 3Hitboxes of mushrooms no longer occupy an entire block.
0.15.0Red mushrooms can no longer be smelted to obtain rose red.
?Mushrooms can now occupy the same space as snow layers.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Mushrooms now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Brown mushrooms can now be found in bonus chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Red Mushroom JE2 BE2.png Brown Mushroom JE2 BE2.png The textures of mushrooms have now been changed.
Mushrooms are now sold by wandering traders.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Mushrooms can now be used to fill composters.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Mushrooms can now be used to craft suspicious stews.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Red Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Brown Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Added mushrooms.
1.90Red Mushroom JE2 BE2.png Brown Mushroom JE2 BE2.png The textures of mushrooms have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Red Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Brown Mushroom JE1 BE1.png Added mushrooms.

Trivia[edit]

  • Mushrooms can generate on the leaves of trees.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]