Mushroom Island
A mushroom island

Accessible by:

Swimming or riding in a Boat. When it is connected to mainland, it can be also accessed on foot.


Mooshroom , Bat

Environmental Features:

Hilly terrain covered in Mycelium and Mushrooms



A Mushroom Island is a very rare Biome, often considered one of the rarest ones.



Mycelium is a somewhat rare block, considering it can only be found in this biome.

Mushroom islands are typically separated from all other biomes by a wide expanse of Ocean. They are typically small in size, but occasionally a larger island may be encountered. The surface of a mushroom island is usually completely covered in Mycelium. Mycelium is only obtainable by using a shovel enchanted with Silk Touch. Otherwise, it will turn into dirt. Giant Mushrooms can be found all over Mushroom Biomes, as well as regular-sized ones. Mushroom Biomes are rather devoid of life, aside from the occasional Mooshroom.



Mooshrooms spawn in mushroom biomes.

Mushroom Islands have their own unique mob, found only in this environment (Mooshrooms). A Mooshroom is an odd mix between a Cow and a Red Mushroom, and it can be considered the most valuable of all farming mobs. Mooshrooms can provide beef, leather, they can be sheared in order to get red mushrooms, and they will produce mushroom stew when a player 'milks' one while holding a bowl. Like regular cows, mooshrooms also provide Milk if a player uses a Bucket instead of a Bowl.

Hostile mobs won't spawn on a Mushroom Island, making these areas safer for players than most other biomes.


  • Mushroom biomes will not spawn any monsters/mobs both in the day and at night, including caves and underground areas, only if they are located under/within a mushroom biome. However, Mob Spawners will still spawn mobs.
  • Mushroom biomes are one of the most hilly biome types in Minecraft, so they can sometimes be inconvenient to build on.
  • In console editions, since mushroom islands spawn beside (or entirely within) Ocean biomes, and oceans are more common around the edge of the world, mushroom biomes are coincidentally more common toward the edge of a Minecraft world.
  • There are no trees on a Mushroom Island, typically. This makes it a potentially unfavorable biome to start on.

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