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Minecraft: How To Get Sponges

Learn how to get Sponges in Minecraft.

The creators of Minecraft are really something else, aren’t they? The amount of thinking that has gone behind creating a game of such a magnitude is just staggering. Minecraft is really unique on the basis of the resources it has. One such unique resource is that of Sponges. These are squishy blocks that do exactly what they do in real life. However, they are a bit difficult to obtain in the game. Follow the steps and instructions in this guide to know how to get Sponges in Minecraft.


How to get Sponges in Minecraft

How to get Sponges in Minecraft
Find out where you can get these Sponges in the game.

Sponges are found in the Ocean monuments in the game. In the Ocean monuments, there are 2 methods in which sponges can be found. Before that, however, you will have to do a fair bit of exploring to find these underwater ocean monuments. These monuments are found in the seas and do have some hostile enemies around them too.

The first method to get sponges is to find the Sponge room in the monument. These rooms at times can have up to 30 units of Sponge. They usually have an opening at the bottom of the ocean monument. Each of the 36 columns in the room has a 33% chance of being empty, a 50% chance of having one sponge, and a 17% chance of having two sponges.

The second method to farm sponges is by killing an Elder Guardian. These are found inside the monuments and have a guaranteed drop of one sponge. This is preferred as finding the sponge room can be a bit of a tedious task.

One handy tip you should follow is that you should carry night vision goggles so that you can see clearly. Also, the sponges that you get by these 2 methods will be wet sponges. You can convert a wet sponge to a dry sponge by taking it into the Nether world or by drying them in a furnace. A dry sponge can absorb 65 blocks of water when placed in a water body. A wet sponge can be reused by drying it.

This is everything you need to know about how to get Sponges in Minecraft. You can even learn how to find a Nether Fortress which is another hard location to find or learn about the Day-Night cycle.