Hunger Status Effect Wiki Guide

This Minecraft tutorial explains the Hunger effect with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.


The Hunger effect is a status effect that depletes your food bar in the game.

There are levels of Hunger such as Hunger II, Hunger III, Hunger IV and so on. The higher the level of Hunger, the faster your food bar will deplete.


Status Effect Hunger
Type Harmful Effect
Description Depletes your food bar in the game
Effect Icon Hunger Status Effect - Wiki Guide 1
Particles Green particle effects appear floating around you
Items that give Effect Hunger Status Effect - Wiki Guide 2 Rotten Flesh
Hunger Status Effect - Wiki Guide 3 Raw Chicken
Hunger Status Effect - Wiki Guide 4 Pufferfish
Game Command /effect command

Icon and Particle Effects

When you have the Hunger effect, the following icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen (in older versions of Minecraft, the effect icons only appears when you are viewing the inventory menu):

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Your food bar will also turn greenish-yellow and you will see particle effects floating around you. In the latest version of Minecraft, these particle effects will be green.

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When the Hunger effect wears off, the icon and particle effects will disappear. You will be back to your normal status.


Depending on how you get the effect, the duration of the Hunger effect will be different. To see how much time is remaining for the effect, go to your inventory menu.

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In this example, it says 1:30 under Hunger so this means that there is 1 minute and 30 seconds remaining of the Hunger effect.

Items that give the Hunger Effect

The following are items that give the Hunger effect:

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How to make Rotten Flesh
Hunger Status Effect - Wiki Guide 9 How to make Raw Chicken
Hunger Status Effect - Wiki Guide 10 How to make a Pufferfish

Mobs that give the Hunger Effect

The following are mobs that give the Hunger effect when they attack:

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Effect ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, Hunger has the following effect ID and Name values:

Status Effect
(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Version
  • Icon is the image that will appear when you have this effect.
  • Status Effect is what the effect is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value used in the /effect command.
  • ID is the Internal number for the effect.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number that the effect was introduced for the name and ID that is listed.

Effect Command for Hunger

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (Current)


/effect give @p hunger 99999

Hunger IV:

/effect give @p hunger 99999 3

Hunger (highest level):

/effect give @p hunger 99999 255

To remove all status effects including Hunger, you can either drink milk or use the following /effect command:

/effect clear @p

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.11 and 1.12


/effect @p hunger 99999

Hunger IV:

/effect @p hunger 99999 3

Hunger (highest level):

/effect @p hunger 99999 255

To remove all status effects:

/effect @p clear

Other Status Effects

Here are the other status effects in Minecraft such as:


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