Sponges in Minecraft are a relatively rare item that cannot be farmed through conventional means and are usually obtained from players seeking them out. Because of this, many players want to know all the different methods of obtaining them, as they can very useful if you own them. In the guide below, we explain all the different ways to get Sponges in the game.
Elder Guardians are the only Mob to drop sponges when they're slain. Three Elder Guardians spawn in every Ocean Monument, and they can be difficult to kill if a player isn't prepared. Each Elder Guardian drops exactly one Wet Sponge when it's killed, and this amount is not affected by the Looting Enchantment. Because of the level of difficulty in slaying Elder Guardians and the limited amount of Sponges they drop, this is not considered the best way to obtain Sponges.
Generally, the best way to get sponges is from natural world generation. Every Ocean Monument has a chance to generate a Sponge Room that houses about 30 Wet Sponges. This is the fastest natural way to get Sponges, but most players will still get sponges from Elder Guardians first, since they are usually within a close range of these Sponge Rooms and will target any players that cross their paths. Not all Ocean Monuments generate Sponge Rooms. If you reach one and can't find a Sponge Room, you can still get sponges from that Ocean Monument by killing the Elder Guardians.
Creative & Commands
Outside of Survival, Sponges can be obtained via the Creative Inventory and Commands. In the Creative Inventory, Sponges can be found in tab for Natural Blocks in Bedrock Edition or in the Building Blocks tab in Java Edition. The commands to give a player a Sponge Block can be seen below.
/give [PlayerName] minecraft:sponge [amount]
/give "PlayerName" sponge [amount]
That's all there is to know about how to get a Sponge in Minecraft!
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