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Rotten flesh is dropped by all kinds of zombies, and zombie pigmen. Zombies drop from 0 to 2 units of rotten flesh, and zombie pigmen drop from 0 to 1. 0 to 2 rotten flesh is also dropped by zombie horses, but they can only be summoned with commands or spawn egg.
Rotten flesh can be obtained as a "junk" item while fishing.
Rotten flesh can be found in 55.3% of igloo chests in stacks of 1, in 28.7% of desert temple chests and 60.5% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 3–7, and in 57.8% of dungeon chests, 59.0% of desert temple chests, and 57.8% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1–8. In 1.13[upcoming] they can be found in 59.6% of small underwater ruins chests in stacks of 1, and in 39.6% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 5–24.
In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 59.6% of small underwater ruins chests in stacks of 1, in 60.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 3–7, and in 39.6% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 5–24.
- See also: Hunger management
To eat rotten flesh, press and hold use while rotten flesh is selected in the hotbar.
Wolves are at no risk of food poisoning.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Iron Belly||Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh||Eat a piece of rotten flesh while starving (zero hunger points).||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Husbandry||The world is full of friends and food||—||Eat anything that can be eaten.||
|A Balanced Diet||Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you||A Seedy Place||Eat each of these 36 foods. (1 added in 1.13[upcoming]) Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement.||
|1.8||Added rotten flesh. Zombies and zombie pigmen now drop rotten flesh instead of feathers and cooked porkchops respectively.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Food poisoning can now be stopped by drinking milk.|
|1.2.5||Eating rotten flesh on Peaceful difficulty will not cause food poisoning.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Rotten flesh can now be found in the new desert temple chests.|
|Priest villagers would buy rotten flesh.|
|12w22a||Rotten flesh can now be found in the new jungle temple chests.|
|Priest villagers would no longer buy rotten flesh.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Rotten flesh can be obtained as one of the "junk" items by fishing.|
|1.8||14w02a||Cleric villagers will now buy 36–40 rotten flesh for 1 emerald, as their tier I trade.|
|1.9||15w43a||Rotten flesh may now be found in igloo basement chests.|
|15w44a||Added to dungeon chests, and increased the average yield from desert temple chests.|
|1.11||16w39a||Rotten flesh is now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w09a||Rotten flesh now can generate in the loot chests of underwater ruins.|
|18w11a||Drowneds may drop rotten flesh upon death.|
|Rotten flesh will sometimes generate in shipwreck chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.11.0||build 1||Added rotten flesh. As the hunger bar has not yet been added, it inflicts poison rather than hunger.|
|build 11||Can now be used to feed wolves.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Eating rotten flesh now gives the player the Hunger status effect.|
|Rotten flesh now restores hunger instead of health.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU5||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added rotten flesh.|