Minecraft Biomes in 1.18


Minecraft Biomes in 1.18

The Minecraft biomes are diverse, rich, and filled with everything you need. There are no guarantees that you will find the Minecraft biome that you want. However, you might be able to spot clues if you pay enough attention.

It is worth exploring the sky above ground to find the Minecraft biomes near your spawn point. Each one has different resources that you might need in your quest to beat the Ender dragon or build the best Minecraft house possible. Each biome has its own creatures, NPCs and loot. This means that while not all of them are necessary for your progress, they might be a little easier to find.

It can be difficult to remember all the Minecraft biomes and what they contain. It is difficult to remember random items in Minecraft games. We've compiled them all into one handy-dandy article so you can peruse as you please and find everything you need.


Plains are the most basic biome and the one you will see most often. They offer wide areas of grass and dirt that you can build in or dig in. Sometimes, they even have villages. A subtype of plains is called sunflower plains. This subtype is full of sunflowers.


Swamps look a lot like plains but have more trees and the water will be slightly off-colour. Because of the shallow water, you can easily find clay in swamps. You can also find slimes or witch huts in swamps. This is also a great spot to build a Minecraft slime farm.


Forest biomes are filled with trees. Although you can find animals in them, they are mostly used for wood farming. You can find birch trees in some forests, but oak trees are the most common. The only difference is the colour of the blocks produced.

You can also find Minecraft bees in a 'flower forest' version.

Dark Forest

Dark forests are home to massive trees and large mushrooms. This biome is different from normal forests in that it is dangerous because hostile Minecraft mobs may spawn due to lack of light. However, this biome can also produce a woodland mansion.


Jungles are home to huge, towering trees that are covered in vines. They can be a great place for finding unique resources. This biome is also home to ocelots and cocoa pods. You may also find jungle temples, which are small dungeons filled with stone and loot.


The noble spruce is the latest tree to be found in the taiga. This biome is extremely hilly and you will often see wolves and foxes roaming about. Here you can also find sugar cane. Another variant of the Taiga is covered in snow. It doesn't contain sugar cane, but it does have frozen waters. The 'Great Tree Taiga' is another variant of the taiga, which includes mushrooms and thicker trees.

Snowy Tundra

The snowy tundras are covered with ice blocks and snow. These areas often look similar to plains in terms underlying structure, but are much colder. Snowy tundras are covered with snow, which is a substitute for rain. You'll also find scattered spruce trees, roaming wolves, and snowy tundras that have snow falling. This Minecraft biome is also known as the “Ice Spikes Plains”, which is covered in spikes of packed snow. This is a great place to host your Minecraft Christmas.


You might be surprised to know that deserts are rich in sandstone and sand. You may also find desert wells or desert temples. Although it isn't the most exciting area, glass can be made out of sand. If you plan on building a Minecraft Minecraft build with windows, make sure to check for the nearest desert biome.


The badlands look a lot like deserts but are red. Their colour comes from the red sand blocks and clay that make up their makeup. They are often devoid any life, aside from the occasional cactus. Sometimes, you will find mineshafts beneath the surface of badlands that have rails and a few other useful items.


Savannas are often found near deserts or badlands. They act as a kind of middle ground between the more vibrant plains, and the less-vibrant wastelands. You can also find villages and horses, as well as llamas. It doesn't rain here, which is a nice thing.

Mushroom Fields

Mushroom fields are small islands that are located far from the main landmass. They are covered with a type of dirt called mycelium. There are giant mushrooms found here. A mob called a “mooshroom” is also there. This cow is made of mushrooms and should be protected/destroy as it is adorable/deeply haunting.


Mountains are home to huge stone hills, which often hide hidden caves. These can lead to some of most spectacular sights in the game. Here you will find waterfalls, lava fall, huge cliffs, deep valleys, and countless other sights. This biome is great for early-game ore access. The caves that spawn here can often be seen from afar.


Caves are often underground labyrinthine areas that can be found with a variety of ore types, enemies, and a variety other materials.

There are many options for them, including the Minecraft The Wild update which introduced new variants like the deep dark', which is home of the Warden boss, as well as the dripstone caves', which can be large enough to have rivers in them. There are also 'lush caves' that are full of plantlife. Caves are a great place for amethyst.


The ocean is a huge mass of water, which surprises no one. It is truly huge and full of aquatic animals. The depth and temperature of the ocean will affect how many aquatic animals you see. Deep ocean is a deeper variant, but can also contain abandoned mineshafts, ocean monuments and other opportunities for exploration if you hold your breath long enough.

We recommend making potions to aid with that. While you're there, be sure to keep an eye out also for the Minecraft trident!

Find a Minecraft biome

Are you looking for a specific biome in your Minecraft seeds? You can use the Minecraft Biome Finder command in Minecraft Java edition to locate the closest instance of each biome. You can simply type /locatebiome in the chat window to get the coordinates of the biome, which you can use for teleporting yourself there (or walking).

If you search for a biome in a dimension that isn't in your current dimension or cannot be found nearby, the game will tell you it “couldn't find [biome] within reasonable distance.”

This is all you need to know about Minecraft Biomes. As major updates are made, new biomes and biome variations are often added. We'll continue to update this guide with any information we get about future features. Check out these Minecraft tips to help you look your best, no matter where you are.