This article is about the drinkable potions. For minecraft potions guide throwable potions, see Splash Potion. Potions are brewable items that imbue the consumer with specific, time limited effects.

Witches drop Potions of Healing, Fire Resistance, Swiftness, and Water Breathing, but only when they die while drinking that potion. Water bottles may be caught as junk when fishing. Using a glass bottle on water source block or a cauldron that has water will turn it into a water bottle. Using a glass bottle on a cauldron that contains potion will turn it into a bottle of that potion. Almost all potions can be obtained by brewing, starting with the water bottle as the base. Two Instant Health II potions can be found in a brewing stand on ships in end cities, and one Splash Potion of Weakness can be found in a brewing stand in igloo basements.

The cauldron in witch huts contains a random potion, making the only way to obtain potion of decay in survival. In Bedrock Edition Potion of Regeneration can be found in 34. In Bedrock Edition Potion of Water Breathing can be found in 46. Potions have a different effect according to their damage value, with the exception of reverted potions being identical to their base potions.

Upon using, they will apply the corresponding status effect to the player. Potions can be modified in five ways. The first is by adding glowstone to enhance the effect level. The second is by adding redstone to extend the duration of the effect. The third is by adding gunpowder to make a potion a splash potion. Corrupting an extended or enhanced potion usually results in a corrupted potion with the same modifier applied, if it is supported by the corrupted effect. Of the four corrupted potions, Harming is the only one which cannot be extended, and also the only one which can be enhanced.