To fill an empty bucket with water, use it on a water source block. The block is consumed in the process. Flowing water does not fill a bucket.
Using an empty bucket on a cauldron filled with water (water level 3) empties the cauldron and fills the bucket.
Water buckets can also be filled by placing an empty one in the fuel slot of a furnace, and a wet sponge into the oven slot. The bucket is filled when the smelting process completes, which also leaves the sponge dry and ready to be reused.
|Water Bucket||Village||Fisherman's chest||1–3||24.2%|
[Java Edition only]
Using a full water bucket on a solid block places a water source block against that block, emptying the bucket. In the Nether, however, the water evaporates and nothing gets placed.
A dispenser can be loaded with a water bucket, and when activated it places a water block directly before it, emptying the bucket. A dispenser loaded with an empty bucket and a water source right in front of it draws the source into the bucket when activated.
A single water bucket can fill a cauldron, and using an empty bucket on a water-filled cauldron fills the bucket. Empty buckets cannot be filled from partly-filled cauldrons.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Gear equipped||Players||When used in survival|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
In Bedrock Edition, buckets use data value to determine contents. Once used, each data value is set to 0 (Empty Bucket). If no data value is provided, data value is 0.
|Bucket of Cod||2|
|Bucket of Salmon||3|
|Bucket of Tropical Fish||4|
|Bucket of Pufferfish||5|
|Bucket of Mud||5000[Minecraft Earth only]|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|20100615||Added water buckets.|
|1.3.1||12w15a||Dispensers have now been given the ability to shoot out the liquids inside water buckets. They can also collect the liquids if activated again.|
|1.8||14w25a||A water bucket is now shown as the icon when water is used as a layer in Superflat.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to the Flattening this item's numerical ID was 326.|
|18w08b||Water buckets can now be used to pick up fish mobs.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of water buckets has now been changed.|
|Water buckets can now suck up liquids directly adjacent to the side they are facing.|
|19w02a||Water buckets can now be used to put out campfires.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.7.0||Added water buckets.|
|0.7.4||Water buckets no longer stack to 64.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Dispensers can now shoot out water from water buckets.|
|1.4.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Water buckets can now be used to pick up fish mobs.|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||The texture of water buckets has now been changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added water buckets.|
|TU9||Dispensers have now been given the ability to shoot out the liquids inside water buckets. They can also suck up the liquids if activated again, but a bug prevents the empty bucket from being filled.|
|1.90||The texture of water buckets has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added water buckets.|