How to Make a Night Vision Potion in Minecraft

See clearly at night and underwater

The Potion of Night Vision in Minecraft allows you to see clearly in the dark. With the night vision potion, you can also see underwater.

Instructions in this article apply to Minecraft for all platforms including Windows, PS4, and Xbox One.

What You Need to Make a Night Vision Potion

Here's everything you need to make the Potion of Night Vision:

  • A Crafting Table (craft with 4 Wood Planks)
  • A Brewing Stand (craft with 1 Blaze Rod and 3 Cobblestones)
  • 1 Blaze Powder (craft with 1 Blaze Rod)
  • 1 Water Bottle
  • 1 Nether Wart
  • 1 Golden Carrot

There are also several variations of this potion. To make them, you'll also need:

  • Redstone
  • Gunpower
  • Dragon's Breath

Witches will occasionally drop potions, including Potions of Night Vision.

How to Make a Potion of Night Vision in Minecraft

To craft a night vision potion, follow these steps:

  1. Make Blaze Powder using a Blaze Rod.

    Make Blaze Powder using a Blaze Rod.
  2. Make a Crafting Table using four wood planks. Any type of plank will do (Warped Planks, Crimson Planks, etc.).

    Make a Crafting Table using four wood planks.
  3. Put your Crafting Table on the ground and interact with it to bring up the 3X3 crafting grid.

    Put your Crafting Table on the ground and interact with it to bring up the 3X3 crafting grid.
  4. Craft a Brewing Stand by placing a Blaze Rod in the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row.

    Craft a Brewing Stand by placing a Blaze Rod in the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row.
  5. Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and interact with it to open the brewing menu.

    Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and interact with it to open the brewing menu.
  6. Add the Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate the Brewing Stand.

    Add the Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate the Brewing Stand.
  7. Add a Water Bottle to one of the three boxes at the bottom of the brewing menu.

    Add a Water Bottle to one of the three boxes at the bottom of the brewing menu.

    Add Water Bottles to the other bottom boxes to make up to three night vision potions at once.

  8. Add the Nether Wart to the top box of the brewing menu.

    Add the Nether Wart to the top box of the brewing menu.
  9. Wait for the brewing process to complete. When the progress bar is full, your bottle will contain an Awkward Potion.

    When the progress bar is full, your bottle will contain an Awkward Potion.
  10. Add the Golden Carrot to the top box of the brewing menu.

    Add the Golden Carrot to the top box of the brewing menu.
  11. Wait for the brewing process to complete. When the progress bar is full, your bottle will contain a Potion of Night Vision.

    When the progress bar is full, your bottle will contain a Potion of Night Vision.

    If you want to extend the duration of the night vision effect, add Redstone to the Potion of Night Vision.

How to Make a Splash Potion of Night Vision

To brew a night vision potion that you can use on other players, add a Potion of Night Vision to the bottom box of the brewing menu, then add Gun Powder to the top box.

Add Gun Powder to the top box to brew a Splash Potion of Night Vision.

How to Make a Lingering Potion of Night Vision

To make a Lingering Potion of Night Vision, add a Splash Potion of Night Vision to the bottom box of the brewing menu, then add Dragon's Breath to the top box.

Add Dragon's Breath to the top box to brew a Lingering Potion of Night Vision.

What Does the Potion of Night Vision Do?

When you use the Potion of Night Vision, your vision will stay the same in darkness and underwater. The Splash Potion of Night Vision has the same effect, but it can be thrown at other players. The Lingering Potion of Night Vision creates a cloud that gives the underwater breathing effect to anyone who steps inside. How you use a potion depends on the platform you're playing on:

  • PC: Right-click and hold
  • Mobile: Tap and hold
  • Xbox: Press and hold LT
  • PlayStation: Press and hold L2
  • Nintendo: Press and hold ZL