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How to Get Sea Pickles in Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get sea pickles in Minecraft step-by-step!

Minecraft sea pickles aren't something you eat. Instead, they are small light-emitting animals found in colonies underwater.

How to Get Sea Pickles Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you where to find sea pickles, how to obtain them, and how to help them grow. Plus, we walk you through what sea pickles actually do in the game.

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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

How To Get Sea Pickles In Minecraft

1. Find a Sea Pickle

We first need to find a colony of sea pickles. These can be found underwater in the warm ocean biome or coral reef.

Find a Sea Pickle

*The red arrow is pointing at a group of four sea pickles.

2. Break a Sea Pickle

Next, we simply need to break a sea pickle using the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: left-click on the sea pickle.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the sea pickle and hold.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the RT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the R2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZR button.
Break a Sea Pickle

The sea pickle will break and you'll notice a smaller sea pickle floating in the water.

3. Pick Up The Sea Pickles

Finally, pick up the sea pickle before it disappears. Congratulations, you now have sea pickles!

How to Get Sea Pickles in Minecraft

Sea pickles are commonly used as a light source when underwater and as a smelting ingredient to make lime dye. You can also place sea pickles in a composter!

Minecraft Sea Pickle Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p sea_pickle 1

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

/give @p sea_pickle 1 0


Can you craft sea pickles in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, you can not craft sea pickles with a crafting table. You must find sea pickles underwater in the game.

How do you get sea pickles to light up?

Sea pickles will automatically light up when underwater. If they are taken out of the water they will die and no longer light up.

What can I do with a sea pickle in Minecraft?

Sea pickles are used as a light source when underwater, as a smelting ingredient to make lime dye, and you can also place sea pickles in a composter!

Can you bonemeal sea pickles?

Bone meal can be used on sea pickles as long as they are underwater and planted on coral blocks.

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