|First Appearance||0.0.18a_02 (June 14, 2009) (2)|
|Type of Block||Solid block|
|Stackable?||Yes (Max 64)|
|Data Values||Hex: 13|
With the introduction of Ocean Monuments, Sponge blocks can now be harvested while exploring. Sponge can be mined with or without a tool.
In the 0.0.19a, after they were added they were removed again.
As of 1.8 sponges can absorb water within a 5×5×5 area and then becoming a wet sponge.
Heating a wet sponge in a furnace will return it to a dry sponge.
Sponges absorb water source blocks around themselves. The
|Data Values||Hex: 13-1|
sponge must be directly touching a water source to absorb water, and will only absorb water connected to an adjacent water block touching the sponge.
When a sponge absorbs water, it will convert to a wet sponge, which is darker, drips water, and is unable to soak up any more water. To get back the normal sponge, you need to smelt it in a Furnace. Elder Guardians also drop 1 Wet Sponge when defeated.
- Placing an empty bucket in the Fuel Slot of the furnace while smelting the wet sponge will fill the bucket with the "evaporated" water. (1 bucket for each wet sponge).
- A wet sponge will "drip" water if placed in world.
- Sponges first appeared in the 0.0.19A update, where they were changed slightly 50 minutes later, until being removed from survival in Beta 1.8.
- Wet Sponges are available as a drop from the Elder Guardian or can be found in a room in the Ocean Monument structure.
- They share the same sound as Grass.
- Sponges don't absorb water in Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
- In Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, the old texture for the sponge is still used.