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Minecraft Snapshot 20w06a adds Netherite & new biome to Nether Update

Published: 6/Feb/2020 12:36

by David Purcell


The new 20w06a Snapshot has been released for Minecraft, adding a whole host of new blocks to the game, including Netherite, a material that’s even stronger than diamond. 

The popular sandbox title might have been released over 10 years ago but is still one of the most popular games in the world, with Mojang releasing new content on a regular basis with updates.

Whether it’s a crossover with a big franchise like Toy Story, or adding some neat new features, the Swedish video game developer is always looking to add enough to keep players occupied.

This time, with the first Snapshot for patch 1.16, there’s not just new blocks for players to get excited about, but fresh biomes and a never-before-seen ore as well.

Minecraft Nether Update – What’s changed?

New blocks added

Basalt Rocks in Minecraft
Look out for Basalt blocks and many more new materials that have been added to Minecraft.

Let’s start with blocks, as they will be the thing many fans will be looking for right after downloading the update. Full list, courtesy of Minecraft’s official website, can be found here:

  • Crimson Stems and Warped Stems
  • Basalt blocks
  • Crimson Nylium and Warped Nylium
  • Nether Sprouts, Crimson Roots and Warped Roots
  • Crimson and Warped Fungi
  • Warper Wart blocks
  • Weeping vines
  • Shroomlights
  • Soul Soil
  • Soul Torches and Soul Lanterns
  • Nylium spreads on Netherrack with bone meal

Crimson Forest & Warped Forest

Crimson forest in Minecraft
Crimson forests have been added to Minecraft’s Nether.

Two brand new features have been added to the Nether, Crimson Forests and Warped Forests.

Crimson forests are home to a whole host of fresh vegetation, with huge Crimson Fungi making up the trees and Shroomlights stopping them from being completely dark. If you want to see new materials and blocks, finding a Crimson forest might be your idea of heaven.

On the other hand, Warped forests have huge Warped Fungi for trees and a dark blue fog covers the spaces. Interestingly, they are also the least hostile and safest places to visit in the Nether.


Netherite armor in Minecraft
Players can now make themselves a whole set of Netherite armor, or tools.

Have you ever wondered if there would be anything added to Minecraft that’s stronger than diamond? Well, if you’re one of those people, finally you have been given an answer – yes. Netherite has been added.

Its official description, from the patch notes, reads: “A new high-level material found in the Nether. Use it to upgrade your diamond gear.”

One of the most interesting qualities about it, too, is that it floats when it lands in lava, unlike diamond. There’s nothing worse than losing all of your diamonds while mining, never to be seen again, but with this new material players will be able to go back to the place they died and their Netherite items will be waiting to be picked back up.

Tools made with Netherite also last longer than diamond, with its weapons and knockback resistant armor also superior, making it a really interesting addition to the game.

Other changes

Minecraft’s latest update has also introduced a numbers of other changes, a full list of which can be found in the patch notes, including a tweak to the name of the Nether biome – which is now known as the Nether Wastes biome.

Shipwrecks and ocean ruins are less common now, too. A number of fixes for problems in-game have also been resolved.


Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake comes to life in Minecraft

Published: 26/Jan/2021 11:37

by James Busby


Pokemon fans have wanted a Diamond and Pearl remake for a while now, but one fan has taken it upon themselves to create the beloved Sinnoh Region in Minecraft. 

While Pokemon trainers around the world continue to battle and trade their favorite critters in Sword & Shield, many players are hungry for their next big adventure. Of course, if leaks are to be believed, then we could be looking at a Diamond & Pearl remake. Rumblings surrounding the 2006 title have been cropping up online since last year, but The Pokemon Company has yet to announce anything. 

So far, the only news we have regarding a new game is that of Pokemon Snap. The silence surrounding the Sinnoh remakes has led to a few fans creating their own Diamond & Pearl remakes. After all, we previously got a glimpse of what the beloved title could look like using the Unreal Engine.

Since then, another Gen 4 fan has used the blocky world of Minecraft to faithfully recreate areas of Diamond & Pearl. 

Diamond & Pearl Minecraft remake 

Twinleaf Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
Minecraft’s blocky graphics really capture the original DS game’s pixel aesthetics.

Mojang’s world of Minecraft is endless and players have been creating amazing worlds since the title released. From gigantic floating kingdoms to vast island paradises, there is always something new to be created. However, Reddit user bubsy200 has recreated a number of early locations from Diamond & Pearl. 

The sleepy starting location of Twinleaf Town has been carefully recreated and features its very own Furfrou and Ralts. A quick walk through the quaint town leads right on over to the dense forest of Route 201. Everything from blocky trees, sections of tall grass, raised platforms, and Verity Lakefront can be seen here. 

While swarms of Starly and Bidoof don’t make an appearance, the wooded area is just oozing with charm. After running through Route 201, bubsy200 enters Sand Gem Town and enters Professor Rowan’s lab. The interior has been kitted out with Rowan’s scientific tools and studies, while the Pokemon Center and Pokemon Mart include everything a trainer could possibly need. 

Once bubsy200 has finished their tour of Sand Gem Town, they head over to Route 202 and begin making their way over to Jubilife City. The city’s towering buildings can just be seen through the trees and we’re given a great aerial perspective as the Minecraft player takes to the skies. 

The Sinnoh city is home to all kinds of useful amenities like the GTS, Trainer School, Pokétch Company, and the Jubilife TV Station. All of these buildings have been carefully recreated to match the original game. 

To make matters even better, this project is still ongoing and bubsy200 aims to upload a new video once new towns have been added. While official news surrounding the rumored new Diamond & Pearl remakes may be scarce, this fan creation proves has helped sate our hunger for the Sinnoh title. 

Minecraft mods

Pokecube AIO
Pokecube AIO
Pokecube AIO adds some Pokemon magic to your Minecraft world.

If you wish to have a go an recreating your own Diamond & Pearl remake, you can find all the mods bubsy200 used below: 

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