First Appearance First edition of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.
Type of Block Mob drop
Stackable? Yes (64)
How to Acquire Kill a Creeper.

Gunpowder is used as a crafting ingredient in all versions of Minecraft.


The easiest way to obtain gunpowder is to kill a Creeper without the Creeper blowing up. This can be very dangerous since you have to get close to them to kill them. Yet, you can use a Bow and Arrow to kill the Creeper. Creepers drop between 0-2 Gunpowder.


It can be used to make TNT. To make this you need 5 Sand and 4 Gunpowder.


Gunpowder can be used to turn a normal potion into a splash potion.

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