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Raw Fish.pngRaw Salmon.pngClownfish.pngPufferfish.png
Cooked Fish.pngCooked Salmon.png




See Food


Raw Fish and Raw Salmon:Yes
All others:No




Yes (64)


Cooked: 0.35
Caught: 1–6

First appearances

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Data values

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Raw fish is a food item which can be obtained by fishing.

Raw salmon is a rarer variant of raw fish.

Clownfish is an even rarer variant of raw fish that cannot be cooked.

Pufferfish is a highly poisonous variant of raw fish.

Cooked fish is a food item obtained by cooking raw fish.

Cooked salmon is a food item obtained by cooking raw salmon.



The most common way of obtaining any type of raw fish is fishing. The wait time of one being caught is decreased with the Lure enchantment and the chance of one being caught is slightly decreased with the Luck of the Sea enchantment (so named because it increases treasure, not fish).


Guardians drop raw fish as a common drop. The fish will be cooked if killed while on fire.

Guardians and elder guardians also drop fish as a rare drop. This has a 60% chance of being raw fish, a 25% chance of being raw salmon, a 2% chance of being clownfish and a 13% chance of being pufferfish. The chance of getting a fish can be increased with looting, but the type of fish is not affected.

Polar BearsEdit

Polar bears drop 0–2 raw fish when killed. This has a 75% chance of being raw fish and a 25% chance of being raw salmon. Polar bears do not drop clownfish or pufferfish. The fish will be raw even if the polar bear is on fire when killed.

Natural generationEdit

Raw salmon can be found in 61.5% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–2.


Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Fish or
Raw Salmon +
Any fuel


Fisherman villagers will sell 6 cooked fish for 6 raw fish and 1 emerald.



Raw fish restores 2 ( ) and 0.4 saturation. Cooked fish restores 5 (   ) and 6 saturation. Raw salmon restores 2 ( ) and 0.2 saturation. Cooked salmon restores 6 (   ) and 9.6 saturation. Clownfish restores 1 ( ) and 0.2 saturation. Pufferfish restores 1 ( ) and 0.2 saturation, and inflicts
III for 15 seconds,
IV for 1 minute, and
II for 15 seconds.


Raw fish can be used to tame ocelots, get cats off of chests, beds, etc., breed cats, and make baby cats grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.[Java Edition only] Raw salmon, clownfish and pufferfish will also work. [Java and Legacy Console editions only]

Brewing ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Potion of Water Breathing Pufferfish +
Awkward Potion

Mundane Potion Pufferfish + Water Bottle

Data valuesEdit

DV Description

0 Raw Fish

1 Raw Salmon

2 Clownfish

3 Pufferfish
DV Description

0 Cooked Fish

1 Cooked Salmon


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

Delicious FishCatch and cook a fish!Pick up a cooked fish from a furnace output.YesYesYesYes15GSilver

Lion TamerTame an OcelotYesYesYesYes15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.minecraft:husbandry/root
A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 35 foods. Other foods, if any, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/balanced_diet



1.2.0 Added fish.
1.5 Cooking fish now gives the Delicious Fish achievement.
1.8 Fish is now stackable to 64 and fills hunger instead of health.
Official release
1.2.1 12w04a Raw fish can be fed to ocelots to tame them into cats.
1.3.1 12w21a Farmer villagers now buy 9–12 cooked fish for 1 emerald.
1.7.2 13w36a Added raw salmon, cooked salmon, a clownfish and pufferfish.
Potion of Water Breathing added; they can be brewed by adding a pufferfish to an Awkward Potion.
13w43a Changed pufferfish texture from   to  .
1.8 14w02a Cooked fish trade changed: fisherman villagers now sell 6 cooked fish for 1 emerald plus 6 raw fish. Farmer villagers no longer buy cooked fish, and cooked salmon can no longer be traded by villagers.
14w04a Corrected name from cooked_fished to cooked_fish.
14w25a Fish, raw salmon, clownfish, and pufferfish are now obtainable rare drops from guardians and elder guardians.
1.9 15w44a Raw salmon can now be found in bonus chests.
1.10 16w20a Raw fish and raw salmon are now dropped from polar bears.
1.13 17w47a "Raw Fish" and "Cooked Fish" renamed to "Raw Cod" and "Cooked Cod", respectively.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added all 6 types of fish.
0.12.1 build 1 All types of fish now restores hunger instead of health.
Pufferfish can now be used to make potion of water breathing.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added fish.
TU5Fish is now stackable to 64 and fills hunger instead of health.
TU12Raw fish can be fed to ocelots to tame them into cats.
TU13Raw fish is no longer removed from the player's inventory when trying to tame an ocelot in Creative mode.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added raw salmon, cooked salmon, clownfish, and pufferfish.


Issues relating to “Fish” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  • In the Halloween Update, Notch said he would add fish as a sea creature; however, he had limited time, and was thus only able to add them as an item. However, they will be added in 1.14 update.[1]
  • Raw fish most closely resembles white crappie or tilapia. However, the texture files and language text label them as cod.
  • The consumption of pufferfish inflicting the player with nausea and poison is actually based on reality, as real pufferfish contain the extremely dangerous toxin Tetrodotoxin within their organs, especially their liver. Muscle tissue and blood only contain trace amounts. In East Asia, pufferfish are considered a delicacy known as fugu, as small parts of the fish are actually edible.
    • If this dish is prepared incorrectly, it can be lethal through respiratory paralysis. Therefore, any chef preparing fugu would have to have special licensing/certification to prepare this dish.



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