|Golden Apple||Gold Ingot +
|Enchanted Golden Apple||Block of Gold +
|Legacy Console Edition only|
Golden apples (normal) can be found in 23.7% of desert temple chests, 22.2% of dungeon chests, 28.2% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts, all igloo chests, 22.2% of woodland mansion chests, and 2.5% of stronghold altar chests, all in stacks of 1.
Golden apples (enchanted) can be found in 2.6% of desert temple chests, 3.1% of dungeon chests, 1.4% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts, and 3.1% of woodland mansion chests, all in stacks of 1.
- See also: Hunger management
To eat a golden apple, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Both restore 4 () points of hunger and 9.6 hunger saturation.
The regular golden apple provides Absorption I for 2 minutes (providing 4 () points of absorption health) and Regeneration II (1 () every 25 ticks, × 0.4 per second) for 5 seconds (long enough to heal 4 () points of damage).
The enchanted golden apple provides Absorption IV for 2 minutes (providing 16 () points of absorption health), Regeneration II (1 () every 25 ticks, × 0.4 per second) for 20 seconds (long enough to heal 16 () points of damage), Fire Resistance I for 5 minutes and Resistance I (20% reduced damage from all sources except the Void) for 5 minutes.
Golden apples can be eaten even when the player's hunger bar is full.
Curing zombie villagers
|Dyed Thing Banner||Any Banner +
Matching Dye +
Enchanted Golden Apple
|Emblazons a dyed Thing (Mojang logo)|
In Java Edition, both golden apples have the ID
minecraft:golden_apple (322) and are further defined by their damage value.
|1||Enchanted Golden Apple|
In Bedrock Edition, golden apples have the ID
minecraft:golden_apple (322), and enchanted golden apples have the ID
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||Overpowered||Eat a Notch apple||Eat an enchanted golden apple.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
||Zombie Doctor||Cure a zombie villager.||Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Gold|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Zombie Doctor||Weaken and then cure a zombie villager||We Need to Go Deeper||Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand).|
|Husbandry||The world is full of friends and food||—||Eat anything that can be eaten.|
|A Balanced Diet||Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you||A Seedy Place||Eat each of these 35 foods. Other foods, if any, are ignored for the advancement.|
|February 23, 2010||A player named JTE put a crafting recipe for golden apples as a joke at the bottom of a crafting guide he made. The recipe used gold ingots instead of gold blocks, like the golden apple recipe introduced in 1.6.|
|February 27, 2010||Golden apples added. They healed a full 20 () health points, making them the single best food in the entire game. They are crafted with an apple and eight blocks of gold.|
|Seecret Friday 2||Golden apples can now be rarely found in dungeons.|
|1.8||Due to the addition of hunger, golden apples were changed so that they restored 10 () instead of 20 () health points, but also gave Regeneration for 30 seconds.|
|1.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Golden apples were given 'glint' (animated purple glow) when viewed from the player's inventory, and its tooltip was changed from the standard white to a magenta color.|
|Beta 1.9-pre3||Golden apples can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.|
|1.1||11w48a||Golden apples became easier to craft. Standard apples became able to very rarely drop from oak leaves, meaning that players no longer have to venture into strongholds/dungeons to find one.|
|?||Golden apples were changed so that they restored 4 () and only gave 4 seconds of Regeneration. Their crafting recipe was also modified, requiring 8 gold nuggets instead of 8 blocks of gold to craft. Although its natural spawn is rare, it is easier to obtain through crafting.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Added enchanted golden apples. Highly resembling the golden apple prior to 1.1, it has Regeneration IV (30 seconds), Resistance (5 minutes), and Fire Resistance (5 minutes). Crafted with 8 blocks of gold, it shines like an enchanted item and has a purple tooltip instead of the standard golden apple's blue one. The standard golden apple remained unchanged.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Golden apples can be fed to a zombie villager with the Weakness debuff causing them to revert to villagers after a delay of about 3 minutes.|
|1.6.1||13w23a||Normal golden apples use 8 gold ingots instead of 8 gold nuggets, and the Regeneration effect was slowed down.|
|13w23b||Normal golden apples give the player Health Boost for 1:30 and Regeneration II for 0:10. This temporarily gives the player 4 extra base health points, and it heals a total of 4 () health points.|
|13w24b||The Health Boost effect was replaced with Absorption, lasting 1:30. Enchanted golden apples gave the player Absorption as well, and Regeneration IV was increased to Regeneration V.|
|?||Absorption now lasts 2:00.|
|1.8||14w06a||Crafting an enchanted golden apple will give you the achievement "Overpowered".|
|1.9||15w37a||The Regeneration effect from normal golden apples has been reduced to Regeneration I (from II in 1.8).|
|Enchanted golden apples give Regeneration II (down from V) and Absorption IV (up from I), in addition to the unchanged Resistance and Fire Resistance effects. The duration of the Regeneration effect has also been decreased to 20 seconds.|
|15w43a||A single golden apple can sometimes be found in igloo chests.|
|15w43b||This golden apple is now always found in igloo chests.|
|15w44a||Enchanted golden apples are now uncraftable, making them no longer renewable.|
|The Regeneration effect from normal golden apples has been returned to Regeneration II, as it had been in 1.8.|
|Increased average yield of normal golden apples from dungeon chests.|
|Added normal golden apples to desert temple and mineshaft chests.|
|Added enchanted golden apples to dungeon, desert temple and mineshaft chests.|
|1.11||16w39a||Normal and enchanted golden apples are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added golden apples and enchanted golden apples.|
|build 3||Added golden apple crafting recipe.|
|build 4||Added enchanted golden apple crafting recipe.|
|1.1||build 1||Enchanted golden apple now known as Enchanted Apple.|
|1.2||build 1||Enchanted golden apples are now uncraftable, making them no longer renewable.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added golden apples.|
|TU5||Due to the addition of hunger, golden apples were changed so that they restored 10 () instead of 20 () health points, but also gave Regeneration for 30 seconds.|
|TU14||1.04||Added enchanted golden apples.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Gives extra "absorption" health for a short period|
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