Water fountains

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Water fountains
  • Pure Water Fountain.png Desert Water Fountain.png Jungle Water Fountain.png Icy Water Fountain.png Corrupt Water Fountain.png

    Crimson Water Fountain.png Hallowed Water Fountain.png Blood Water Fountain.png Cavern Water Fountain.png Oasis Water Fountain.png
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Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 4 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 1 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Rarity level: 0 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Buy4 GC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Sell80 SC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Research1 required
Every water fountain in its enabled and disabled states on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile.
Every water fountain in its disabled and enabled states on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version. The three fountains at the bottom are not implemented.

Water fountains are mechanisms that change the color of all nearby water. They can be activated via Open / Activate or wire. There are currently (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 10 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 8 different obtainable fountains, all of which are purchased from the Witch Doctor for 4 GC each at any time. On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version versions, they are able to be purchased for free, but are only available after Plantera has been defeated. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The range of a Fountain is (when measured from the edges of the sprite) 60 tiles left, 53 tiles up, 60 tiles right, and 53 tiles down.


Fountain Water color
Pure Water Fountain Pure Water FountainInternal Item ID: 909 Water.png Common blue as in the Forest, Ocean, etc.
Desert Water Fountain Desert Water FountainInternal Item ID: 910 Desert Water.png Yellow as in the surface Desert (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) / Underground Desert (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Jungle Water Fountain Jungle Water FountainInternal Item ID: 940 Jungle Water.png Teal as in the Jungle
Icy Water Fountain Icy Water FountainInternal Item ID: 941 Icy Water.png Light blue as in the Snow biome
Corrupt Water Fountain Corrupt Water FountainInternal Item ID: 942 Corrupt Water.png Purple as in The Corruption
Crimson Water Fountain Crimson Water FountainInternal Item ID: 943 Crimson Water.png Pink as in The Crimson
Hallowed Water Fountain Hallowed Water FountainInternal Item ID: 944 Hallowed Water.png Magenta as in The Hallow
Blood Water Fountain Blood Water FountainInternal Item ID: 945 Blood Moon Water.png Red as in during a Blood Moon
Cavern Water Fountain Cavern Water Fountain(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4922 Cavern Water.png Murky purple as in the Caverns
Oasis Water Fountain Oasis Water Fountain(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4417 Oasis Water.png Turquoise as in Oases(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • Fountains work in priority from right to left. The furthest fountain to the right of a group of fountains will take priority over the water color of the overlapping affected areas.
  • Water fountains will change the color of water when the player is within about 100 blocks of the fountain.
  • Water fountains alter the color of the rain produced by the Eyebrella, the eye color of Cute Fishron when the bonus is active, and the player's hair color while Biome Hair Dye is used.
  • The effects of fountains are purely cosmetic. They have no effect on fishing, etc.
  • Water Fountains will not color Waterfall Blocks, or their respective wall.


  • The tile sprites for the Cavern Water Fountain were included in the files along with the rest of the water fountains since, but were not properly utilized until
  • Despite any given world only having one type of world evil, the Witch Doctor will still sell both types.
  • Despite the Hallow being a Hardmode feature, the Witch Doctor will sell the Hallowed Fountain at any time, even in pre-Hardmode.
  • After the fountains were re-sprited in, the Icy Water Fountain became the only fountain to have a colored part in its deactivated sprite.


  • Desktop
    • Cavern and Oasis Water Fountains introduced.
    • Rarity changed from 0 to 1.
  • Desktop
    • Water Fountains are now once again always sold, even if Plantera has not been defeated.
    • Price increased from no value to 4 GC.
    • All water fountains have new sprites.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: Fixed tile sheet for water fountain to remove two bars that vanish when you turn them on. (Jungle/Snow biomes).