Sea Pickle

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Sea Pickle
Sea Pickle.pngTwo Sea Pickles.pngThree Sea Pickles.pngFour Sea Pickles.png
Dry Sea Pickle.pngTwo Dry Sea Pickles.pngThree Dry Sea Pickles.pngFour Dry Sea Pickles.png




Yes; 6–15 (if waterlogged)

Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)







Sea pickles are light-emitting colonies of small stationary animals found underwater.


A sea pickle colony will break instantly and drop itself as an item if broken using anything, or if the block below it breaks, dropping as many pickles as there are on the block.

Natural generation[edit]

Sea pickle colonies generate on the bottom of warm and lukewarm oceans. They can also be found on top of coral blocks.


Sea pickles can be placed on top of most solid blocks, as well as non-solid blocks, up to four per block, similarly to turtle eggs. They produce light when underwater, and each additional pickle adds 3 light levels. When they produce light, there is a pale green glow at the end of the pickle.

Bone meal can be used on sea pickles if they are underwater, and planted on living coral blocks. This will increase their number on that block, and spread to empty areas underwater above other living coral blocks. They can spread to the original sea pickle's level or one level below, out to a horizontal taxicab distance of 2. Bone meal can be used on sea pickles planted on other blocks, or outside of water, but nothing will happen and the bone meal will still be consumed.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Lime Dye Sea Pickle +
Any fuel


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

One Pickle, Two Pickle, Sea Pickle, FourPlace four Sea Pickles in a groupXbox 360YesYesWii U20GBronze

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

See also: data values

Bedrock Edition uses the following data values.

DV Description

0 One Sea Pickle in water

1 Two Sea Pickles in water

2 Three Sea Pickles in water

3 Four Sea Pickles in water

4 One Sea Pickle out of water

5 Two Sea Pickles out of water

6 Three Sea Pickles out of water

7 Four Sea Pickles out of water

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

1–4Number of pickles.

Whether or not there's water in the same place as these pickles.


Java Edition
1.13 18w14b Added sea pickles.
18w16a Sea pickles can now be placed on top of non-solid blocks.
18w22a If the player is inside the hitbox of sea pickle, and another is attempted to be placed, the placement will now fail.
Sea pickles will now make placement sounds when the amount in a stack is increased.
More sea pickles can now be added to a stack when aiming at adjacent blocks.
Sea pickles will now require a supporting block underneath.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Added sea pickles.
1.7 beta Sea pickles will now break instantly when destroyed in Survival mode.
Legacy Console Edition
TU681.76Patch 38Added sea pickles.


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  • They appear to be based on Pyrosomes, real-life tunicates with blue-green bioluminescence. They are also commonly called sea pickles, which is where the name likely came from.