Biomes, also unofficially called ecosystems, are areas with specific height, light levels, vegetation, and types of Blocks. Minecraft Pocket Edition currently has most PC 1.7.2 biomes with an exception of a few other biomes.
In total, Pocket Edition has 34 biomes.
- Frozen River
- Ice Plains
- Ice Plains Spikes
- Cold Beach
- Cold Taiga
- Cold Taiga (Mountainous)
These biomes are cold, but not cold enough to have snow everywhere.
- Extreme Hills
- Extreme Hills M
- Taiga M
- Mega Taiga
- Mega Spruce Taiga
- Extreme Hills+
- Extreme Hills+ M
- Stone Beach
Lush biomes are warm and often contain Flowers. They are great for crop cultivation.
- Sunflower Plains
- Flower Forest
- Swamp M
- Jungle M
- Jungle Edge
- Jungle Edge M
- Birch Forest
- Birch Forest M
- Birch Forest Hills M
- Roofed Forest
- Roofed Forest M
- Mushroom Island
- Mushroom Island Shore
Dry Biomes are very hot, and rarely contain any moisture or any foliage. It does not Rain here either.
- Desert M
- Savannah M
- Mesa (Bryce)
- Plateau M
These biomes are either completely filled with Water, or have tons of variants that vary depending on their biome.
- Deep Ocean
- Hills (Variants)
Plains are the most common biomes. They are good for building due to the large available area.
- Have large amount of Trees.
- Plentiful Passive Mobs
- Have exposed Caves and ravines
- Lava Pools are more common
- Hot and Dry
- Large amounts of Sand and Sandstone
- Cacti and Dead Bushes can only be found here
- Desert Villages rarely spawn here
- Desert Temples rarely spawn here
- Desert Wells spawn as rare source of water
- In Update 0.15.0, Husks have an 80% chance to spawn in place of a Zombie.
The Extreme Hills is a huge, steep, mountain-like biome.
- Has Stone in plentiful quantities
- Emerald Ore can be found here
- Silverfish and Silverfish Stone spawn here
- Ores can be found more commonly here
The Forest is a common biome featuring a large amount of Trees.
The Taiga is a relatively cold biome.
- Spruce Trees spawn commonly
- Leaves are frost-covered
- Ferns and Podzol appear exclusively here
- Rarely, Moss Stone Boulders may spawn
The Swamp is an uncommon biome featuring murky water and an unpleasant atmosphere.
- Lily Pads spawn on the water
- Trees grow with long Vines
- Mushrooms of both types are common
- Water is darker, murkier, and does often contain patches of Clay
- Witch Huts rarely spawn here
- Slimes spawn more commonly in swamps
- Slime Blocks have a small chance of spawning
- Depends of the Biome it cuts through
- Can cut through variety of biomes
- Squids spawn frequently
- Clay is easily found here
- Snow is found very commonly in the form of layers and blocks.
- Endermen may create Snow Golems by accident here.
- In Update 0.15.0, Strays have a 80% chance to spawn in place of a Skeleton.
- In Update 1.0, Igloos will have a chance of spawning here.
Mushroom Biomes are rare biome spawning in oceans. It features mushroom-themed surroundings.
- Mycelium, a purple, spreading block can be found in bountiful quantities
- Trees are very rare
- Giant Mushrooms spawn here in plentiful quantities.
- Mushrooms are very common and can be found in any light level
- Mooshrooms spawn exclusively here.
- Hostile Mobs do not spawn
The Beach features Sand, Gravel, and clumps of Clay. It is often found when a Desert Biome reaches an Ocean Biome.
- Have few to no trees
- Clay can be found easily
The Jungle is a dense, lush biome filled with trees and lots of unique resources.
- Only Jungle Trees can be found here
- Can sometimes create 'bush' like structures.
- Ocelots spawn exclusively.
- Cocoa Beans can be found growing on jungle trees
- Melons can be found commonly as a good source of Melon Slices.
- Vines often hang from the Jungle Trees
- In Update 0.15.0, Jungle Temples may spawn here.
A variant of the Forest biome that only has Birch Trees.
Also called the Dark Forest, the Roofed Forest features a thick foliage complete with giant mushrooms.
- Dark Oak Trees can only be found here
- Hostile Mobs may spawn due to low light level
- Giant Mushrooms spawn here in plentiful quantities
Cold Taigas are more cold, snowy versions of Taiga biomes.
- Also feature Snowy Leaves
- Have all other Taiga features
A warm, vast biome with Acacia Trees and large amounts of grass. They are almost always found near a Desert.
- Villages are found most commonly here
- Acacia Trees spawn in this biome exclusively, generate differently to normal trees
- Features pale, yellow grass
A Desert-like biome featuring Cactus, Dead Bushes, Red Sand, and Stained Clay of all kinds. Also called 'Red Deserts'.
- Red Sand is exclusive to here, and can be found in large quantities
- Clay, Stained Clay, and Hardened Clay spawn commonly
- Mesa Mineshafts spawn here
- Gold Ore spawns at any level, thus more common here.
The Ice Spikes is basically the Ice Plains Biome, but with huge tree-like ice spikes that release water when destroyed. It also features steep cliffs.
Mega Spruce Taiga
Mega Spruce Taiga is a large Taiga forest featuring large Spruce Trees.
- Podzol spawns here instead of grass.
- Similar features to the Taiga
- Mossy Cobblestone can be found naturally in the form of Moss Stone Boulders.
- Dead Bushes spawn rarely.
Deep Oceans are vast, deep bodies of Water.
- The world generator used for MCPC and for MCPE generates almost the same biomes, thus making it possible to use Biome Finders for MCPC for locating MCPE biomes.
- However, if the MCPE seed is negative the Player needs to add 4,294,967,296 to the seed number to make this process work.