Hunger (status effect)

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For the game mechanic involving food, see Hunger.
The icon for the Food Poisoning/Hunger effect.

Food Poisoning, referred to in-game as Hunger, is a Status Effect added in the Adventure Update. Food poisoning is contracted when one eats raw chicken, pufferfish, or rotten flesh, with each object having a different chance of poisoning a player. Food poisoning will last about thirty seconds, but it can easily deplete the player's hunger bar. Drinking milk will cure a player from food poisoning immediately, removing all negative effects of it (note: drinking milk will also remove other status effects on a player, including positive ones). Food poisoning can be countered temporarily by moving as little as possible since movement is what drives hunger. Food poisoning can also be given when a player is attacked by a Husk.

Sources of Food Poisoning

  • Eating raw chicken
  • Eating rotten flesh
  • Eating a pufferfish
  • Husks

The Chance of Food Poisoning

If a player gets food poisoning from eating rotten flesh or raw chicken (unless they eat more than 1, or avoid being poisoned), the hunger bar will deplete by 1-2 hunger points.

Food Chance
Raw Chicken 30%
Rotten Flesh 80%
Pufferfish 100%