All Minecraft Biomes

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Over the years, Minecraft's world generation mechanics have undergone massive overhauls. One of the biggest changes players have noticed is that many biomes get dropped, changed, added, or combined during updates. The full list of Minecraft biomes is completely different from what I've been used to for the past several years. There are now more caves, cliffs, and biomes to explore, which makes the game much more exciting for me. Here is a complete list of every biome in Minecraft.

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A complete list of Biomes in Minecraft

There are three dimensions currently in Minecraft: the Overworld, the Nether, and the End. The Overworld has the most biome diversity, including an assortment of biomes unique to the ocean. By discovering 17 distinct biomes, players can earn the Adventuring Time achievement.

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Overworld biomes in Minecraft

  • Type: Dry
    • Badlands
    • Desert
    • Eroded Badlands
    • Savannah
    • Savannah Plateau
    • Windswept Savannah (Java only)
    • Wooded Badlands
  • Type: Temperate
    • Beach
    • Forest
      • Birch Forest
      • Dark Forest
      • Flower Forest
      • Old Growth Birch Forest
    • Jungle
      • Bamboo Jungle
      • Sparse Jungle
    • Meadow (Java only)
    • Mushroom Fields
    • Ocean
      • Cold Ocean
      • Deep Cold Ocean
      • Deep Frozen Ocean
      • Deep Lukewarm Ocean
      • Deep Ocean
      • Lukewarm Ocean
      • Deep Lukewarm Ocean
      • River
      • Warm Ocean
    • Plains
      • Sunflower Plains
    • Stone Peaks
    • Swamp
      • Mangrove Swamp
    • Windswept Savannah (Bedrock only)
  • Type: Cold
    • Meadow (Bedrock only)
    • Taiga
      • Old Growth Pine Taiga
      • Old Growth Spruce Taiga
    • Windswept Forest
    • Windswept Hills
      • Windswept Gravelly Hills
    • Stone Shores
  • Type: Snowy
    • Grove
    • Frozen Ocean
    • Frozen Peaks
    • Frozen River
    • Frozen Slopes
    • Ice Spikes
    • Jagged Peaks
    • Snow-capped Peaks
    • Snowy Beach
    • Snowy Plains
    • Snowy Slopes
    • Snowy Taiga
    • Tundra

All Cave Biomes in Minecraft

Most of these cave biomes were added during the Caves & Cliffs update in 1.17 and 1.18.

  • Dripstone Caves
  • Lush Caves
  • Noise Caves
  • Deep Dark Caves
  • Ancient City

All Nether Biomes in Minecraft

These biomes exist in The Nether, which can be accessed using a Nether Portal.

  • Basalt Deltas
  • Crimson Forest
  • Nether Wastes
  • Soul Sand Valley
  • Warped Forest

All End Biomes in Minecraft

These biomes can be found in The End, where the final boss, the Ender Dragon, lives. To access this area, you must use an End Portal.

  • End Barrens
  • End Highlands
  • End Midlands
  • Small End Islands
  • The End

That's all the biomes currently in the game! Be sure to check back with each update for changes, especially if the update did any modifications to world generation.

Want to see more about Minecraft? Check out our guide on How to find Lush Caves here on Pro Game Guides!

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