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Gunpowder item

Gunpowder is an item dropped by creepers. It can only be used to make TNT.


Gunpowder can currently only be obtained from Creepers. Once killed they may 0-2 Gunpowder. A Creeper has to be killed for it to drop the Gunpowder; if the Creeper explodes, then nothing will be dropped. This can make Gunpowder hard to obtain. Since Update 0.9.0 you may find them in chests from a dungeon.


  • 5 Gunpowder and 4 Sand are required to make TNT.


  • Gunpowder resembles glowstone dust and sugar, just recolored.
  • In real life, gunpowder is composed of sulfur, charcoal and saltpeter.
  • It was previously known as Sulfur in Minecraft.
  • Gunpowder can be found inside of village and dungeon chests on the occasion.

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