Jack o'Lantern

Jack o'Lantern was added to the game in October 2010 along with the Halloween Update (Alpha v1.2.0). This is a solid decorative block that is one of the light sources in the game. Jack o'Lantern is used to create a snow and iron golem.

Jack o'Lantern can be created independently from a carved pumpkin and a torch. Or find naturally generated Jack o'Lanterns in the taiga and snow-covered taiga villages. They are the easiest to find at night, because Jack o'Lantern will glow brightly.

You can get Jack o'Lantern with any tool, even with your hand, but the fastest way to do it is with an axe.

  • Minecraft versions: 11 / 10.5.1 / 1.22 / 1.21 / 1.20 / 1.19.1 / 1.19
  • COMMAND: jack_o_lantern
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Modify date: 10/16/2022

Questions about jack o'lantern

Here you will find detailed answers to frequently asked questions about jack o'lantern.

The level of illumination of Jack o'Lantern is comparable to the level of fire, lava and lightstone and is 15 units.

Interestingly, in early versions of Minecraft, all sides of the Jack o'Lantern radiated the same light intensity, and only since version 1.4.2, the front side began to emit light with a force of 15, and the rest – 11 (taking into account the presence of holes that do not block the path of light). But if you place Jack o'Lantern in a niche, then the lighting level will decrease to 14 and will be equal to the level of illumination of the torch.

Jack o'Lantern will not go out in the water, as well as a glowing stone. But it is much easier to make a Jack o'Lantern, so if you are looking for an economical and simple way to illuminate any buildings under water or reservoirs in caves and canyons, this is the best option.

In addition to Halloween decorations, Jack o'Lantern can be used to illuminate the home. For example, in the case when torches do not fit the Art Nouveau design. Besides, not everyone likes the texture of torches. And Jack o'Lantern will complement almost any style of interior design well. Another advantage of it is that the light comes not only from the sides, but also from the upper and lower sides, which makes it possible to place it under the ceiling or to embed it in the floor.

Also, if you dig them into the ground around the dwelling, leaving only the upper part, Jack o'Lantern will be an excellent replacement for torches and will effectively scare away mobs at night.

  • Jack o'Lantern cannot be mounted on a block of glass or ice, and it will not be possible to fix it on the wall. It can only be placed on an opaque block. But you can remove a block from under it, and it will not fall.
  • The piston will destroy Jack o'Lantern, and he will fall out as an object.
  • Jack o'Lantern can melt snow and ice.
  • Starting from version 1.4.2 on Halloween, you can meet zombies, skeletons, skeleton-desiccant and other mobs with Jack o'Lantern on their heads. In this case, zombies and skeletons will not burn in the sun, since Jack o'Lantern will be considered a helmet.
  • You can put objects on the Jack o'Lantern.

How to craft jack o'lantern

There is only one recipe for how to craft jack o'lantern in Minecraft. Below you can see a description of this recipe: a picture with ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to make jack o'lantern in Minecraft.

How to craft jack o'lantern in Minecraft
Carved Pumpkin in Minecraft
Torch in Minecraft
Crafting Table in Minecraft

Video about jack o'lantern

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Screenshots of jack o'lantern

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Command to get jack o'lantern

There is a command that allows you to get jack o'lantern in Minecraft. Below you can see a detailed description of this command to learn how to create jack o'lantern in Minecraft.

Jack o'Lantern can be got using a command in creative mode. This requires:

  1. open chat (press "T")
  2. write command /give @p minecraft:jack_o_lantern
  3. press "ENTER"

You can also specify the number and who jack o'lantern will be given:

/give @p minecraft:jack_o_lantern 10
get 10 jack o'lantern
/give MinecraftMax minecraft:jack_o_lantern
jack o'lantern will be given to the player with the nickname MinecraftMax