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Gunpowder is an item that can be obtained by killing Creepers, Ghasts, Witches and looting Dungeon, Desert Temple, or Woodland Mansion Chests. Wandering Traders have a chance to sell gunpowder in exchange for an Emerald. It is used for explosion-related recipes

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Gunpowder is a crafting ingredient for Fire Charges, TNT, Firework Stars, and Firework Rockets. It is also a brewing ingredient for making splash potions

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In Indev, mob drops were randomized, so when a pig was killed, it could drop gunpowder instead of a raw porkchop. This was the same with all other mobs that left behind an item when killed.

In Beta 1.0, gunpowder was renamed to sulfur, but it was reverted to its original term in Beta 1.3.

In Beta 1.9 pre-release 4, gunpowder was made usable in Brewing to create Splash Potions.

Gunpowder was added to the Pocket Edition in 0.4.

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