The Eating Animation


Game Mechanic

First Appearance

Update 0.12.1

Eating is a game mechanic that allows a Player to gain Hunger Points using Food.


Eating is a very important game mechanic, since keeping the Hunger Bar high allows the Player to regenerate Health. Not eating can result in an inability to Sprint, a non-regenerating health bar and starvation.

Eating Mechanism

To eat, the Player must long-press the screen while holding an edible Food Item. The eating animation will occur, and the Player will regenerate Hunger.


  • Before Update 0.12.1, instead of gaining Hunger Points, the Player would gain Health points instead.
  • Even though there is food in Creative Mode, it is only for Breeding or decorational purposes, until Update 1.7.
    • The two food items that can be consumed in Creative Mode is the Chorus Fruit and Milk.
  • Cakes are the only food that don't have an eating animation.
  • The Player can't eat if he/she has full Hunger.
  • As of Update 1.1, the eating animation can be seen in third person.
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