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How To Get Gunpowder In Minecraft

In this step-by-step tutorial, we're going to show you how to get gunpowder in Minecraft!

Minecraft gunpowder is an item that can be used in explosion-related recipes, like fireworks, fire charges, and Minecraft TNT.

How To Get Gunpowder Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Get Gunpowder

How To Get Gunpowder In Minecraft

1. Find A Creeper

To make gunpowder, we must first find a creeper to attack. If you're having troubles finding a creeper, you can change the time to night or you can use a spawn egg.

Find A Creeper

2. Attack The Creeper

Once you find a creeper you need to attack it.

Attack The Creeper

Continue attacking the creeper until it dies. Upon death, creepers will drop 0 to 2 pieces of gunpowder (so you may have to kill multiple creepers to get gunpowder).

3. Pick Up The Gunpowder

When you see the gunpowder appear after killing the creeper, be sure to pick it up before it disappears.

And that's all there is to getting gunpowder! Other than creepers, you can also kill ghasts and witches to get gunpowder (witches may leave up to 6 pieces). Minecraft gunpowder is a useful item and is needed to make explosion-related recipes, like firework recipes, fire charges, and TNT.

Minecraft Gunpowder

Minecraft Gunpowder Command

You can also use a Give Command to make gunpowder in Minecraft. The gunpowder command is available in the following Minecraft editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the gunpowder command in Minecraft, open your chat window and type in the command below depending on your version of Minecraft:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p gunpowder 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p gunpowder 1 0

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