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Defenition of an Item[edit]

What, exactly, is the defenition of an item, versus a block? Creamedice 21:26, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Read the items page, they're 2D, they aren't placeable (but, some links to blocks, means you can right click with items to place them (like cake)), and they have a 3D look in your hands. Why do you ask that ? Calinou - talk × contribs » 07:50, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Well, you've hit on it there. The Items page provides a good defenition of an item, but the Items chart does not. It lists a Bed as a Vehicle, which is weird enough, but it also states that Doors, Signs, Paintings, and Plants as items, but all are placeable. Why? Creamedice 01:46, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
I think it's because that the criteria for a block is both "3D" AND "Placeable". --HexZyle 04:40, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Items use item IDs, blocks use block IDs. Items do not exist outside of your hands/UI, blocks do. Doors, signs, beds, seeds, and sugar canes are just items that place a block when used (makes coding them easier, except for sugar cane, which doesn't have a reason as far as I know). All plants are actually blocks, except for seeds and sugar canes. FatherToast 05:06, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
(FACEPALM) Completely forgot about that. Silly me. Sorry about that. --HexZyle 06:08, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Possibly Useful?[edit]

The picture of all the items (including unused sprites) which can be found in the minecraft rar file, may be useful. --Spek 02:42, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Add an alphabetical list?[edit]

I'm finding that that an alphabetical list would be useful right about now --Icalasari 03:33, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

As far as I understand, the item types listed on this page seem to be in order of what is on the chart at the bottom. I don't know how that is ordered, however." -- Creamedice 22:31 (UTC)

Missing cacti[edit]

Is it me or is there no cacti under "Plants" in the Item page? --Fenix3 12:54, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

As far as I understand, Cacti are Blocks because they are placed and 3d. Creamedice 20:52, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Cacti are solid plants... You get hurt when you touch them :P Calinou - talk × contribs » 07:50, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Cactus is a block, because it well... is a block! It is square so it is a block :P are u blind? Emberdad 12:35, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Items disappear on ground?[edit]

If my observation was correct, items on the ground (thrown, or from destroyed chest or mobs) disappear after a while (a minute or two? don't know yet). It could be mentioned here if anyone knows more details. Hoemaco 20:02, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

I've tested it a few times and asked around, and the agreed time seems to be around 5 minutes. If anyone could confirm or correct that, it'd be great. -Lucien 15:33, 10 February 2011
In Talk:Chunk, there is a similar discussion going on. We’ll have to find out if we can get the chunk (on which some items are) to be saved to disk, then come back and see if the items still despawn. ‒ Flying sheep 13:14, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes, according to Notch, "they decay after five minutes, except if the chunk is unloaded, in which case they last forever". Items decay after 5 minutes: Does anyone want to add that to the page? I wasn't sure where to fit it in. --IQAndreas 12:33, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Wall Mountings[edit]

Wall Mountings have been announced to be planned. Do we have pages for planned items?

Item image[edit]

In the Blocks page, there is an image with all of them and I think it can be useful have a similar image in this page. I'm working on it.--Ua 16:53, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

1.9 PreRelease Item[edit]

If you go into the minecraft.jar for the downloaded 1.9 PreRelease by using 7-zip or WinRar to get into the gui folder and into items you can find a new item under slime balls - this hasn't been recorded here as far as I can tell (looks like something the new Magma Cubes will drop). You can see it here: Ffkid - 25/09/2011

Item Repair[edit]

Should Item Repair have its own page? --Ecksearoh 16:09, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Weapon or Tool?[edit]

Hey, I wanted to add in a smidge of info on Fire Charges, but I didn't know if that would be appropriate under Tools -- it has the same function as Flint+Steel -- but I checked the Item chart, and it's listed as a weapon. I understand it can be shot from a dispenser, but when used by hand it's really more of a tool.

The edit I had in mind was to just have the article say, "Flint and Steel *or Fire Charges* are used ...", the asterisks denoting the edit. What do you guys think? 21:13, 6 March 2012 (UTC) ArtDuck


This page has no introduction and could do with one. Maybe a definition of an item and information like how long they take to disappear (Apparently 5 minutes down below). Is it decided on what the definition of an item is? - GrinEnx 14:54, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Flower Pot Page[edit]

Since i think its confirmed by Dinnerbone, shouldn't Flower pots have their own page considering it will be coming soon or should it be considered a block? --~Legobatman3609~ 23:08, 17 August 2012 (UTC)


Dinnerbone has been talking about how he added hats to minecraft on his twitter and how they are dye-able in over 2000 colors. I think there should be a page on them. Coocoo617 23:33, 19 August 2012 (UTC)


In the "Tools" section, the article didn't mention shovels, axes, pickaxes, and hoes. I think we should add that.


Is "poop" vandalism, or an actually implied update? Cobalt32 04:08, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Vandalism. -- Hower64 05:08, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Magma Cream under Manufactured?[edit]

Shouldn't magma cream be listed under "Raw Materials" instead of "Manufactured"? I think its ability to be crafted should be considered second to its natural availability. --Sandman 06:03, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

What the...[edit]

There is one person with the IP which said something bad at Types topic, and is considered as vandalizing. Someone should block him, and restore the precedent information at that topic!!! -- DinnerBlazter1 19:52, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Heads Classified Wrong[edit]

In the list of items in the box at the bottom of the page, mob heads are classed as "creative only" They are really just very rare in survival, can someone fix this? Mine turtle 04:48, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Heads other than Wither Skeleton heads are not dropped by mobs unless mods or server plugins are being used. When and if Mojang changes this, the wiki will be updated accordingly. -- Orthotope 05:13, 31 January 2013 (UTC)