Rotten Flesh

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Rotten Flesh
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4 (Hunger.svgHunger.svg)
80% chance of
for 0:30






Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 367 hex: 16F bin: 101101111



Rotten flesh is a food item which can be eaten by the player, but with the risk of food poisoning.


Zombies and variants[edit]

Zombies, husks, zombie villagers, and drowned 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.

Natural generation[edit]

Rotten flesh can be found in 55.3% of igloo chests and 59.6% of small underwater ruins chests in stacks of 1; 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 39.6% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 5–24; and in 28.7% of desert temple chests and 60.5% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 3–7.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 60.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 3–7.



See also: Hunger management

To eat rotten flesh, press and hold use while rotten flesh is selected in the hotbar.

Eating rotten flesh restores 4 (Hunger.svgHunger.svg) hunger and 0.8 hunger saturation, but has an 80% chance of inflicting food poisoning for 30 seconds (a Hunger effect).


Rotten flesh can be used to breed and heal tamed wolves, lead them around, and make baby tamed wolves grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.

Wolves are at no risk of food poisoning.


Cleric villagers buy 36–40 rotten flesh for an emerald as part of their first tier trades.


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

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. minecraft:husbandry/root
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. Other foods, like cake, are ignored for the advancement. minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



1.8 Pre-release Added rotten flesh. Zombies and zombie pigmen now drop rotten flesh instead of feathers and cooked porkchops respectively.
Official release
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.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 367.
18w09a Rotten flesh now can generate in the loot chests of underwater ruins.
18w11a Drowned 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.


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