Minecraft biomes: what they are and how many are in the game

A biome is a group of ecosystems with common characteristics related to Climate, geology, flora and fauna. This definition is just as applicable to planet Earth as it is to the world of Minecraft, although logically there are types of biomes in Mojang’s video game that don’t exist in the real world.

In the case of Minecraft we are talking about a game whose world is generated with a certain randomness: no two worlds are the same, each has its own shape. However, in Minecraft, for example, you will never see blocks of lava and snow nested within each other. This is precisely because the creators thought about the use of biomes: each part of the game world (region) is assigned a biome, while it is not possible that in a snowy biome we see lava blocks characteristic of the biomes, that are in the Nether.

Total exist in Minecraft source code 99 different biomes, many of which are variants and others are never used. Each of them has been assigned a different ID. Below is a list of all biomes in Minecraft along with their ID numbers.

Ocean biomes

Oceanic biomes exist mainly from waterright There is ice in the frozen biomes, while in the deep biomes you can find some vegetation in the depths.

ocean biomeocean biome

  • ocean (0)
  • Frozen Ocean (10)
  • Tiefsee (24)
  • Warm Ocean (44)
  • Lukewarm Ocean (45)
  • Cold Ocean (46)
  • Warm deep sea (47)
  • Lukewarm Deep Sea (48)
  • Cold Deep Sea (49)
  • Frozen Deep Sea (50)

Plains biomes

There aren’t many trees in the plains biomes, and the few that you do find tend to be small. However, what you find is high levels and some animals. It is also possible to find some flowers.

  • levels (1)
  • Layers with flowers (129)


Desert biomes are flooded with sand and contain very little life. In terms of vegetation, there is only one few shrubs and cacti, as it never rains in these biomes. Zombies and skeletons are common in these biomes.

  • desert (2)
  • Desert Hills (17)
  • Desert Lakes (130)


Mountain biomes are characterized by their relief, with high elevations throughout the region. It is easy to find caves in these biomes, and the predominant blocks are stone, earth, Mineralien and gravel. Snow can be found high in the mountains.

Mountain BiomeMountain Biome

  • Berge (3)
  • Bergrand (20)
  • Bergwakd (34)
  • scree mountains (131)
  • A variant of the scree mountains (162)


Forest biomes are very common. They offer all kinds of trees and plants. They also contain all sorts of animals and enemies. The most common building blocks of these biomes are grass and flowers.

  • Wald (4)
  • forest with hills (18)
  • Birkenwald (27)
  • Birkenwaldhügel (28)
  • Dense forest (29)
  • Blumenwald (132)
  • Hochbirkenwald (155)
  • High birch forest with hills (156)
  • Dense hill forest (157)


Taiga biomes are cold biomes, with snow and some vegetation. Special features of this biome are the high probability of the occurrence of wolves and the prevalence of spruce trees. In Taiga biomes you can find small huts.

  • Taiga (5)
  • Taiga with hills (19)
  • Snowy taiga (30)
  • Snowy taiga hills (31)
  • Riesenbaumtaiga (32)
  • Riesenbaumtaigahügel (33)
  • Taigaberg (133)
  • Giant spruce taiga (160)
  • Giant spruce taiga hill (161)

swamp biomes

Swamp biomes are notable for being very flat and stretching flache Seeform n. In these biomes, the temperatures are very variable and the color of the water takes on gray and greenish tones.

  • swamp (6)
  • Swamp Hill (134)


These biomes are characterized by water in the form of lakes or rivers out. Sand blocks, dirt, and some vegetation can also be found in these biomes.

river biomeriver biome

  • river (7)
  • Frozen River (11)

Biome des Nether

There are many different biomes in the Nether where Lava and volcanic materials, such as basalt or black stone, predominate. In these biomes you will find some of the more atypical opponents, such as the Ghast or the Lavagant.

  • Nether Wasteland (8)
  • Soul Sand Valley (170)
  • Karmesinwald (171)
  • tangled forest (172)
  • Basaltdeltas (173)

Biomes of the End

The End is the final island in the game that has its own biomes. she consists mainly from stonen. The sky and the stars do not move or change, they hold a constant, faint light here.

  • The end (9)
  • Small End Islands (40)
  • End Mittelland (41)
  • End Highlands (42)
  • End-Kargland (43)


Tundra biomes are the coldest biomes in the game. They contain a lot of snow and very little vegetationion. It is also possible to find lakes, but they are mostly already frozen due to the temperature.


  • Snowy Tundra (12)
  • Snowy Mountains (13)
  • Icicle Tundra (140)


These biomes are extremely difficult to find. Their most recognizable feature is that in these biomes Mushrooms happen. Mushroomland biomes appear as islands in the middle of the sea.

  • Pilzland (14)
  • Pilzlandküste (15)


Beach biomes are notable for being on the coast located and have sand blocks. They can also have rocks in the case of a pebbly beach, or ice and snow in the case of a snowy beach.

  • Strand (16)
  • rocky coast (25)
  • Snowy Beach (26)

Jungle Biomes

In these biomes you can find very lush and tall trees and caves. In the jungle biomes there are also some animals and Fone. Very characteristic blocks of these biomes are blocks of vines, melons and bamboo.

  • jungle (21)
  • Jungle Hills (22)
  • Jungle Edge (23)
  • Jungle (variant)(149)
  • Jungle Edge (variant) (151)
  • Bamboo Jungle (168)
  • Bamboo Jungle Hill (169)

Savannah Biome

Savannah biomes have high temperatures and are generally flat in relief. They are home to acacia trees and animals such as horses and llamas.

Savannah BiomeSavannah Biome

  • Savannah (35)
  • Savannenhochebene (36)
  • Rugged Savannah (163)
  • Rugged Savanna Plateau (164)


In the Table Mountain biomes you can find reddish or even yellowish clay. The vegetation in these places can be summarized as cacti and dead bushes. In this type of biome it is very likely that you will find very valuable minerals.

  • Table Mountains (37)
  • Table Mountain Forest Highlands(38)
  • Tafelberghochebene (39)
  • Eroded Mesas (165)
  • Table Mountain Forest High Legs (Variants) (166)
  • Table Mountain High Legs (Variants) (167)

Void biome

The last of the biomes does not follow any geographical or climatic rules, but is a simple stone or gravel platform of 33×33 meters. Its function is to support testing of Minecraft development.

  • The Void (127)

cave biomes

There are two special biomes dedicated to cave building. One of them, this stalagmite caves-Biome, forms caves where stachytes and stalagmites can be found. Hanging roots of azalea trees can be found in the lush cave biomes.

  • Tropfsteinhöhle (174)
  • Lush Caverns (175)

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