|Crafting||×1 ×1 ×1|
|Stacks up to||40|
When placed on the ground and lit on fire, it will proceed to explode after 3–6 seconds, destroying objects and dealing massive damage in a small radius (less than one Wall unit, or 1/4th of a Turf unit.). It deals 200 damage per charge and can be exploded in stacks, which is more than enough to instantly kill an unarmored character at full health, unless the player is playing as a mighty Wolfgang, an upgraded WX-78 or Wigfrid. This damage is not affected by Character's damage multipliers such as Wolfgang's or Wendy's.
Mobs killed by the explosion that drop any kind of Meats will drop the cooked version of their respective meat (for example, when killed, a Pengull may drop a Fried Egg or Cooked Morsel). Other kinds of loot will turn into Ash instead.
- Gunpowder was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
- Gunpowder explosions can cause structures to drop their resource, but not if they are on fire.
- Gunpowder explosions have the same lighting effect as a Lightning strike.
- Real-life black gunpowder is made by combining charcoal (carbon), nitre (potassium nitrate), and sulfur (a common sulfur compound, hydrogen sulfide, is known for smelling like rotten eggs).