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Jungle

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BiomeBannerJungle.png
Map view of a Jungle, Underground Jungle, and a Jungle Temple.
See also: Underground Jungle and Guide:Surviving in the Jungle.

The Jungle is a surface biome composed primarily of Grass, Vines, Mud, and Jungle Trees, with a dark green background. Jungle Trees grow automatically on Jungle Grass found there, though traditional Acorns can also be planted. The Underground Jungle is found just below the Jungle, beginning at cavern depths.

The Jungle is one of the more challenging surface biomes, especially for those just entering Hardmode. Jungle enemies have much more health and deal more damage than those typically found in other surface areas.

Players can seed new Jungle areas by planting Jungle Grass Seeds in Mud blocks. Jungle Grass spreads much more slowly than ordinary grass. A Jungle biome will activate once a minimum of 80 Mud blocks are covered with Jungle Grass, or with 80 Lihzahrd blocks.

The Jungle becomes substantially harder during Hardmode. Additionally, there is a danger that the Jungle can be completely overtaken by the spread of Corruption/Crimson once Hardmode has been in effect for some time, making essential Jungle items more difficult to acquire. Defeating Plantera will slow the spread of Corruption/Crimson and Hallow by 33% in Hardmode. As of 1.3.0.1 The Jungle Appears to be able to spawn anywhere on the side of the map opposite the dungeon. For example, there have been instances of it beginning directly next to the spawn point.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Note: See Underground Jungle for the content that can be found in and under the cavern layer.

Jungle
Characters Unique Drops For Sale
Enemies:
Piranha.png Piranha
Snatcher.png Snatcher
Jungle Bat.png Jungle Bat
Spiked Jungle Slime.png Spiked Jungle
Slime
Queen Bee.png Queen Bee
(Boss)

During the day:

Jungle Slime.png Jungle Slime

During the night:

Zombie.png Zombie
Demon Eye.png Demon Eye
Doctor Bones.png Doctor Bones
(rare)

Critters:
Frog.png Frog Pc only.png

In Hardmode:

Angler Fish.png Angler Fish
Arapaima.png Arapaima
Giant Tortoise.png Giant Tortoise
Angry Trapper.png Angry Trapper
Derpling.png Derpling
(day)
Giant Flying Fox.png Giant Flying
Fox
(night)
Plantera.png Plantera
(Boss)

From vegetation:
Moonglow.png Moonglow
Jungle Rose.png Jungle Rose
Jungle Grass Seeds.png Jungle Grass Seeds
Sky Blue Flower.png Sky Blue Flower
Rich Mahogany.png Rich Mahogany

From Fishing:

Double Cod.png Double Cod
Neon Tetra.png Neon Tetra

From Spiked Jungle Slimes:

Stinger.png Stinger
From Dr. Bones:
Archaeologist's Hat.png Archaeologist's
Hat

From any enemy
in Hardmode:

Jungle Key.png Jungle Key
(1/2500 chance)

From Angry Trappers
in Hardmode:

Uzi.png Uzi (rare)

From Angler Fish
in Hardmode:

Adhesive Bandage.png Adhesive Bandage

From Giant Tortoises
in Hardmode:

Turtle Shell.png Turtle Shell
From Painter:
Do Not Step on the Grass.png Do Not Step
on the Grass

From Witch Doctor
in Hardmode:

Hercules Beetle.png Hercules Beetle
(night)
Leaf Wings.png Leaf Wings
(night)
Tiki Totem.png Tiki Totem

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Players should have at least silver/tungsten armor when visiting the Jungle. (Shadow/Crimson for Underground Jungle)
    • While silver/tungsten armor is recommended, if you start your mines and/or base in the jungle, you can get some fairly high tier armor and weapons early on, at the downside of dying quite often, making it difficult to save up money. (This is not recommended for newer players.)
  • The Jungle will always be on the side of the map opposite the Dungeon and the Snow Biome.
  • In Hardmode, all enemies in the Jungle have a chance of dropping a Jungle Key.
  • Pc only.png In order to spawn Plantera, the player must have defeated The Twins, The Destroyer and Skeletron Prime.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Large living jungle trees now spawn in the underground jungle. Ivy chests are found here that can contain a living rich mahogany wand and rich mahogany leaf wand.
  • 1.2.0.3: Pre-Hardmode Jungle enemies now have a small chance of spawning in the Hardmode Jungle.
  • 1.2: Now contains Bee Hive mini biomes.
  • 1.1: Now has own specific background.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Corrupt chasms have less of a chance to spawn within Jungles.
    • Surface Jungles have been enlarged, and will override Deserts.
  • 1.0.4: Introduced.
Biomes
 
Surface Layers Forest • Desert • Ocean • Snow • Jungle • Mushroom • The Corruption • The Crimson • The Hallow • Space
Underground Layers Underground • Cavern • Underground Snow • Underground Desert • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld
Special Biomes Meteorite • Floating Island • Granite Cave • Marble Cave • Spider Nest • Bee Hive • Dungeon • Lihzahrd Temple
Other Living Tree • Enchanted Sword Shrine • Underground Cabin • Chasm • Pyramid • Jungle Shrine • Living Mahogany Tree • Ruined House