|First Appearance||Infdev (June 15, 2010)|
|Data Values||Hex: 145|
|Iron Ingot||None||Iron Ingot|
The main use of the bucket is to obtain liquids; mostly water, which is necessary for farming. Keeping some water while mining can guard you from lava. Water cannot yet be drunk. Buckets can also hold lava, which can be used in mob traps and creating useful resources like obsidian and cobblestone. Milk, also holdable in buckets, can cure all effects (e.g. Food Poisoning, Swiftness, Wither) and can be used to make Cakes. All liquids are obtained simply right clicking on the source of liquid, a cow in the case of milk.
In Minecraft Pocket Edition, buckets can be "cloned." This occurs when the player uses any crafting recipe requiring a bucket (the only available one being the cake). The recipe sees the end product as three buckets and a cake, however, the game is likely programed to automatically give these buckets back, as in earlier versions, duplicating buckets was impossible.