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Minecraft: What are Biomes and which ones are there, everything you need to know


Minecraft: What are Biomes and which ones are there, everything you need to know

With such a huge world to explore and almost endless possibilities, you should know that there is something very important when it comes to understanding the Minecraft universe . This block-based game has dozens of different territories that can be classified according to certain characteristics. And it is that, as in the real world, not everything is meadow or mountain in this game, there are some biomes that make there are all kinds of different terrains and that provide variety not only to the landscape, but also to the mobs, the materials and structures. In this basic guide you can find a list with all the Minecraft Biomes and how to find them.

Having the best Minecraft guide you can find, we couldn't go on without explaining what Biomes are in Minecraft . In fact, we are not only going to explain what defines them, we are also going to see all the types there are, what their identification numbers are and what you can find in them . If you do not know how to identify any during your game, take a look at this guide and we anticipate that you will understand absolutely everything.

What are Biomes in Minecraft?

Biomes are the different regions that you can find in the Minecraft world . They are extensions of land that are characterized by the type of weather, as well as by the enemies, the resources and the structures that are in them. The vast majority are on the surface, or above what is known as the Base Stone or Mother Rock. With 3 exceptions, you can access all of them by walking or exploring the world, without having to open portals or enter other game modes.

Each biome is characterized by an identification code or number called ID , which is usually classified so that the main ones go from 0 to 39 and the variations usually exceed the number 128. These numbers can be used when creating a personalized world, That is why you can also find them in this complete biome guide.

All Minecraft Biomes

There are many different biome types in all versions of Minecraft. So that you know all there are and the type of climate that you can find in each one , just take a look at the entire list that we leave below. We anticipate that there are many different ones, with tons of secrets hidden inside.

Ocean biomes

The ocean is one of the largest biomes in Minecraft. In it you can find the odd island, as well as come across some squid created in a totally natural way.

  • Main ocean - ID 0. Temperate climate.
  • Frozen ocean - ID 10. Snowy weather.
  • Deep ocean - ID 24. Temperate climate.

Beach biomes

Beaches appear on all shores of the game world. They are usually made of sand, although there are also stone and / or gravel ones. If their presence occurs in frozen areas, they can be frozen beaches and, in addition, they are quite curious because in some of them you can find sugar cane.

  • Main beach - ID 16. Temperate climate.
  • Cold beach - ID 26. Snowy weather.
  • Stone beach - ID 25. Cold weather.

River biomes

River biomes are the most frequent in inland areas, and they always end up leading to beaches. On rare occasions they can be closed in a circle without leading to oceans, although this is not the most common. If you explore them, they can be great places to get clay, sand, gravel, and dirt. Squids sometimes appear in them and if you are in frozen biomes the water may be freezing.

  • Main river - ID 7. Temperate climate.
  • Frozen river - ID 11. Snowy weather.

Swamp biomes

Water is abundant and land is scarce, the swamp biome is the best place to run into water lilies. They are areas of the game where sand, earth and clay frequent, as well as mushrooms. It is a biome where slimes appear more frequently, in addition to pigs. With any luck, you may stumble upon a witch hut here.

  • Main swamp - ID 6. Temperate climate.
  • Swamp M - ID 134. Temperate climate.

Grassland biomes

Of different sizes, grassland biomes are the best known. They are full of flowers, birch and oak trees, animals of all kinds and, in addition, they are the ones that usually house both villages and caves. Horses, bushes and other types of animals and materials are generated here.

  • Main meadow - ID 1. Temperate climate.
  • Pradera M - ID 128. Temperate climate.
  • Sunflower meadow - ID 129. Temperate climate.
  • Tundra - ID 12. Snowy weather.
  • Ice spikes - ID 140. Snowy weather.

Forest biomes

Forest biomes are completely random. Grass, earth and trees abound in them, especially oaks and birches. It is the easiest biome to find, also ideal for obtaining mushrooms or wood from the aforementioned trees. There is a very high probability of appearing in them when starting a new game.

  • Main forest - ID 4. Temperate climate.
  • Forest with hills - ID 18. Temperate climate.
  • Flowery forest - ID 132. Temperate climate.
  • Birch forest - ID 27. Temperate climate.
  • Birch forest with hills - ID 28. Temperate climate.
  • Birch forest M - ID 155. Temperate climate.
  • Birch forest with hills M - ID 156. Temperate climate.
  • Roofed forest - ID 29. Temperate climate.
  • Roofed forest M - ID 157. Temperate climate.

Jungle biomes

Known as jungle biomes, or also jungle biomes, these environments can have trees over 30 blocks tall. You can find temples and rivers inside, as well as lianas to climb and caves to explore. Only here you will find jungle trees, as well as melons, cacao and ocelots. If you want to get chickens, this is where they appear most often.

  • Main jungle - ID 21. Temperate climate.
  • Jungle with hills - ID 22. Temperate climate.
  • Jungle edge - ID 23. Temperate climate.
  • Jungla M - ID 149. Temperate climate.
  • Jungle edge M - ID 151. Temperate climate.

Taiga biomes

Taigas are similar to forest biomes. Pigs, chickens, wolves, cows, rabbits and sheep often roam freely through these territories. In addition, on very rare occasions you can find the odd ocelot. If you want fir wood, this is your place.

  • Main Taiga - ID 5. Cold weather.
  • Taiga with hills - ID 19. Cold weather.
  • Taiga M - ID 133. Cold weather.
  • Cold Taiga - ID 30. Snowy weather.
  • Cold taiga with hills - ID 31. Snowy weather.
  • Cold Taiga M - ID 158. Snowy weather.
  • Mega Taiga - ID 32. Cold weather.
  • Mega Taiga with hills - ID 33. Cold weather.
  • Mega Spruce Taiga - ID 160. Cold weather.
  • Redwood taiga with hills M - ID 161. Cold weather.

Extreme choline biomes

Immense hills form the extreme hill biomes, sometimes even with rivers of water or lava cascading down their walls. They are one of the most special terrains, since floating islands can even appear on them. This is where you should go if you are looking for emeralds or silverfish.

  • Main extreme hill - ID 3. Snowy weather.
  • Extreme hill edge - ID 20. Cold weather.
  • Extreme hill + - ID 34. Cold weather.
  • Extreme hill M - ID 131. Cold weather.
  • Extreme hill + M - ID 163. Cold weather.
  • Extreme cold hill - ID 13. Snowy weather.

Table biomes

Dead bushes and hardened clay shape tabletop biomes, one of the rarest biomes in Minecraft . Inside there are very deep caves and it also stands out to be able to find sand and red sandstone easily. One of the most hostile environments due to the abundance of mobs at night and the scarcity of trees.

  • Main table - ID 37. Dry weather.
  • Plateau table - ID 39. Dry climate.
  • Plateafu table F - ID 38. Dry climate.
  • Mesa Bryce - ID 165. Dry weather.
  • Table Plateau M - ID 167. Dry climate.
  • Plateau FM table - ID 166. Dry climate.

Savanna biomes

The savanna biomes are dry and yellowish grass, the villages frequent them, in addition to animals such as pigs, chickens and cows. They are usually very close to deserts and can sometimes be the perfect place to get pumpkins.

  • Main savanna - ID 35. Dry climate.
  • Sabana Plateau - ID 36. Dry climate.
  • Sabana M - ID 163. Dry climate.
  • Sabana Plateau M - ID 164. Dry climate.

Desert biomes

No wood in desert biomes. Here you can find TNT in its natural state and villages that are usually located near pyramids. The only resources to find here, apart from what the mobs drop, are sand and sandstone.

  • Main desert - ID 2. Dry climate.
  • Hilly desert - ID 17. Dry weather.
  • Desert M - ID 130. Dry climate.

Mushroom Island Biomes

One of the rarest biomes in all of Minecraft and the hardest to find, Mushroom Island is a place where both small and giant mushrooms grow. The only mob in this environment is the rare cowseta.

  • Main mushroom island - ID 14. Temperate climate.
  • Shores of the island of mushrooms - ID 15. Temperate climate.


The Nether, also known as Hell or Underworld, is a biome that is accessed by generating a Nether portal. Mobs are much more dangerous here, but you can also find materials that are impossible to find on the surface. The compass the map and the clock do not work here, there is no way to find water and the distances are much shorter in this place. Nether Stone, Ghast Tears, Wither Skeletons, and many other enemies appear here.

  • Nether - ID 8. Dry weather.

End / End

The End, or the End, is an alternate dimension of Minecraft that is only accessed by following very special steps. Inside is the Ender Dragon, considered the final boss of the game, in addition to numerous Endermans. If you enter it, you can only get out by dying or annihilating this dragon, which allows you to get some very special items.

  • End - ID 9. No weather.

Void / Void

The Void lives up to its name. You can only access this biome in Creative Mode, and if a player enters it in another way, they are automatically killed. There is nothing to do here.

  • El Vacío - ID 127. No weather.