dec: 3258 hex: 1458 bin: 1010001018
See § Data values
To fill an empty bucket with water, use it on a water source block. The block is consumed in the process. Flowing water will not fill a 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 will be filled when the smelting process is complete, which also leaves the sponge dry and ready to be reused.
Using a full water bucket on a solid block will place a water source block against that block, emptying the bucket. In the Nether, however, the water will evaporate and nothing will be placed.
A dispenser can be loaded with a water bucket, and when activated it will place 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 will suck the source into the bucket when activated.
A single water bucket can fill a cauldron, and using an empty bucket on a full cauldron will make a water bucket. Empty buckets cannot be filled from partly-filled cauldrons.
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|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|June 15, 2010||Added water buckets.|
|1.3.1||12w15a||Dispensers were given the ability to shoot out the liquids inside water buckets. They could also collect the liquids if activated again.|
|1.8||14w25a||Now shows a water bucket as the icon when water is used as a layer in Superflat.|
|18w08b||Water buckets can now be used to pick up fish mobs.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of water buckets. They can also 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 126.96.36.199||Water buckets can now be used to pick up fish mobs.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Changed the texture of water buckets.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added water.|
|TU9||Dispensers were given the ability to shoot out the liquids inside water buckets. They could also suck up the liquids if activated again, but a bug prevented the empty bucket from being filled.|
- Water buckets can be used to break end portal blocks by placing the water on the side of a block corresponding to a side of an end portal block.