Minecraft has recently added many new caves and cliffs in the 1.18 update. And, many players, including old players are facing problems with how to find caves in Minecraft.
If you are one of the players who is facing problems finding caves in Minecraft, then you are in luck today. It’s because not only we have come up with some amazing tips but also some secrets that will make your Minecraft gaming easier than ever.
Minecraft is a block-type building game and it is fun to make houses and decorate them here. So, exploring new caves, especially lush caves, can be beneficial as it holds many rare flowers such as glow berries, spore blossoms, etc. We can collect these beautiful flowers and use them to decorate buildings and many more.
Seems interesting? Well, we will help you with Minecraft editions other than just Java edition, Bedrock or Pocket edition for example. So, you better stick with us until the end.
How To Find Caves In Minecraft?
As mentioned in the above subsection, Minecraft has brought new caves, cliffs, and other new features in the 1.18 update. You can find lots of rare items in those dark caves and use those items to build your home, buildings, and weapons too.
- To find caves, you can mine underground and you will find caves with 100% certainty. You can also look into the mountains because there reside bigger caves.
- Furthermore, you can dive deep into ravines and the holes in the ground will take you directly to the caves underground.
- Another way is to dig underneath the Azalea trees and dig about 10-12 blocks and you will reach the cave. Caves can be at any height, so make sure to dig until either you hit the bedrock or the cave.
- You can also use the ‘F3’ button on your keyboard. By tapping ‘F3’ you can see multiple options and there is a ‘C counter’ option. You should dig towards Y:11 and take a look around. If you are nearby any cave then the C counter will show you the maximum number on the screen. Then dig that place thoroughly to get to the cave.
- Caves contain biomes and you can use that information to find out caves. You should use the biome-finder website(http://chunkbase.com/apps/biome-finder). You can plant your world seed and this website will provide you with a map with biomes drawn on it. You can locate those biomes and that is where you will find caves surely.
- A further easier way is to use the F3 button on your keyboard and that can only be used if you are playing Minecraft on your windows. The F3 button will normally show biomes but that only works when you are on the overworld. And as you know caves are underground.
So first of all, dig through the ground anywhere you like and go under 10 to 12 blocks under the surface. Now tap F3 and it will show you biomes everywhere. Follow the road to where you see maximum biomes and that will lead you to bigger caves.
Now, there are many types of caves in different versions of the Minecraft game. So, if you want to know more about finding caves in different Minecraft editions, stay with us till the finish line. ( We are going to describe everything on how to find caves in Minecraft in further detail).
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How To Find Lush Caves In Minecraft?
For those of you who are unaware of what lush caves are, it is a type of cave where you can find different types of flora and fauna. In fact, this cave can only be found underneath the Azalea trees. You can find these trees pretty easily on the surface of the overworld.
Now, if you don’t know what Azalea trees look like, then you need to learn to find these trees. To do that, you should look for trees with bright green leaves and pink-colored flower-type patterns on those leaves.
Once you find such trees, should note that those are the Azalea trees. Azalea tree roots reach out toward the lush caves. Lush caves can be at any height underneath the Azalea tree roots.
Therefore, remember to dig underneath Azalea trees until you reach the ceiling of the cave whenever you venture into the world and you will get in touch with a lot of lush caves.
Lush caves will contain different types of plants and rare items. Therefore, look for Azalea trees and you will surely be able to find lush caves.
How To Find Lush Caves In Minecraft Using F3?
Minecraft has a feature to easily find biomes and that is using the “F3” button. If you use the F3 button, it will show you nearby biomes (but those biomes have to be on the surface). Some examples of unique surface biomes are Deserts Taiga, Snowy Tundra, Ice spikes, etc. But, the F3 button wouldn’t show biomes that are underground.
We won’t be able to detect any lush cave biomes using F3 if we are on the overworld or the surface. Henceforth, you must go underground and then press F3. Consequently, it will show you every biome near you including the lush cave biomes.
How To Find Caves In Minecraft Bedrock?
Finding caves in Minecraft Bedrock is just as easy as finding caves in Minecraft Java because both versions of Minecraft are almost identical other than some irrelevant features.
So, as you were told before, to find caves in the bedrock edition, you should try to find Azalea trees on the surface because that is where you will be able to start looking for caves. Along with Azalea trees, you should also look for unnatural vines in the mountains.
Now, if you do notice either of these two, you just have to dig until you hit the last layer of the world and you will find a cave. Caves can be at any height underground. Henceforth, keep digging until you hit the cave ceiling or hit the bedrock.
How To Find Lush Caves In Minecraft Pocket Edition?
In the Minecraft pocket edition, if you want to loom for a better solution for finding caves rather than tapping F3, you will have to take some extra steps and use the Biomes Finder from the Microsoft store.
Otherwise, you can use the Chunk Base website. To easily find caves using Chunk Base, you’ll have to plant your world seed on this website. This way, you will get a map of your overworld on the Chunk Base website and biomes will be marked on it.
How To Find Lush Caves In Minecraft Bedrock PS4?
Finding caves in ps4 can be a little tough because you can not just use the F3 button as pc players do. And, you can’t use Biomes Finder to help you find clues for lush caves. But, we do have 2 other solutions.
The first one is to find a specific tree called an Azalea tree just like in the other 2 versions of Minecraft (Bedrock and Java). After you find it, you need to dig into its roots until you hit the last stop of your world. That is one way how you can find caves in Minecraft.
The other way is to look for unusual vines or unnatural vines around mountain areas. This method is also similar to the Java and Bedrock edition. After you see these vines, dig through the ground and you should eventually reach a lush cave.
How To Find Lush Caves In Minecraft Bedrock Xbox?
There are Xbox One, Xbox S, and X series where you can still play Minecraft bedrock edition. But, the methods to find the caves are still the same as any other Minecraft editions. However, there is an easier method, and by applying that you can know the whole map of the Minecraft world.
First of all, you need to check out the website called Chunk Base (you can click the link to visit the site right now). You can put your world seed into that website and after some time, you will get a complete map of your world with markings of the biomes on that map.
Minecraft is a famous game and is played by approximately 3.6 million people every day constantly. We also love this game and therefore we want you to have great fun exploring new caves, cliffs, and other new features that were added in the 1.18 update.
So, we did our very best to let you know everything we know on how to find caves in Minecraft. Hopefully, our effort was beneficial to you all. Best of luck!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find Azalea trees in my overworld?
There is only one type of tree that has green glowing to it and pink colored flower patterns drawn on the trees. Those are called Azalea trees. It is easy to spot these trees from above the ground because you won’t have similar-looking trees which might make it difficult for you to distinguish the Azalea trees. So, finding the trees by flying should be the easiest method to find Azalea trees.
What is the reason for me not being able to find any caves in Minecraft?
If you are a new player, you should remember these steps that are given below.
- Create new world
- Select the “caves” option
Do not select “single biome” if you are trying to find caves in the new 1.18 update of Minecraft. If you select “single biome”, you won’t be able to find caves in the Minecraft game.
Where can I find lush biomes in Minecraft?
To find lush biomes, you must find a lush cave first. If you are a pc player, then just tap F3 after you go underground. And, it will show you where the biomes are (including lush biomes).
If you are a Pocket or Bedrock edition player, then you can use the chunk base website to get a map of your Overworld and detect the lush caves easily. This would lead you to lush biomes.
Are there any tricks to find biomes in Minecraft?
There is a command called “/Locatebiomes”. You just have to use this as a command and it will show you biomes in three areas (Overworld, Nether, and End). Even though it is faster to apply, it is only available in the Nether update and it is considered a cheat too.
Where should I look for caves spawning in Minecraft?
Nowadays, caves are usually spawning 12-14 blocks above the bedrock. But, the spawning isn’t completely random. You will notice that new caves often disrupt the natural structure of your overworld. For example, ravines, dungeons, other old caves, etc. You should also look for caves into mountains with unnatural disruption.