Ocean Monument
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An ocean monument

Accessible by:

Swimming or Boat


Guardian, Elder Guardian, Squid

Environmental Features:

Fully or partially-submerged pyramid structure made up of Prismarine, Sea Lanterns, Glass Panes, and Sponge


A few levels of interconnected rooms and hallways

Ocean Monuments, also known as Ocean Temples, Water Temples, or Water Dungeons, are naturally-generated structures which appear in Ocean biomes.


An ocean monument is constructed of Prismarine, Prismarine Brick, and Dark Prismarine, and is lit by Sea Lanterns. The monument consists of at least six rooms. These structures are large and pyramid-like. Inside the main entrance, there is a spire that goes up through the monument. At the top floor, there is an Elder Guardian that acts as a boss, though is not an official boss mob (except on Minecraft: Pocket Edition). One room has Wet Sponge covering the ceiling. In another room, eight gold blocks can be found hidden behind a 4x4x4 cube of dark prismarine.


  • Prior to the All Together Update, three elder guardians always spawn here: one in each wing, and one in the room with the treasure. Currently, there can be up to five elder guardians.
    • Once the elder guardians are killed, they do not respawn.
    • Once the elder guardians are killed, it's possible to use the sponge harvested from their rooms to completely dry out the inside of the ocean monument, provided one has the Coal and time for the operation.


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