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)



Catches fire from lava




Data value

dec: 411 hex: 19B bin: 110011011

Namespaced ID


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

Natural generation[edit]

Sea pickle colonies generate on the bottom of warm oceans and are found on top of coral blocks in coral reefs. Each chunk has 16 chance to generate sea pickle colonies. They can be found in groups of 1 up to 4.

Sea pickles may also be found in desert village houses as decorative blocks.

Growth and spread[edit]

Using bone meal on a sea pickle placed on top of a coral block will create more sea pickles.‌[Java and Bedrock editions only] They do not grow or spread naturally.


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.


Sea pickles are sold by wandering traders for 2 emeralds.


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. More information regarding placement on transparent blocks can be found at Opacity/Placement.

Sea pickles produce light when underwater. A single pickle produces a light level of 6, and a colony produces an additional 3 levels per pickle (so 4 sea pickles produces a light level of 15). 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

This recipe awards 0.2 experience.


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


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]

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]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Number of pickles.
Whether or not there's water in the same place as these pickles.


Java Edition
1.1318w14bAdded sea pickles.
18w16aSea pickles can now be placed on top of non-solid blocks.
18w22aIf the player is inside the hitbox of sea pickle, and another is attempted to be placed, the placement will now fail, as with most other blocks.
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 instead of requiring the player to target the pickle stack directly
Sea pickles now require a supporting block underneath.
1.1419w03aPlacing a sea pickle into the new composter block has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aSea pickles now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta sea pickles.
1.7.0beta pickles will now break instantly when destroyed in Survival mode.
1.10.0beta pickles can now be bought from wandering traders.
2 sea pickles now generate in one of new desert village small houses.
1.11.0beta pickles can now be used to fill up composters.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Added sea pickles.


Issues relating to "Sea Pickle" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • 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.


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