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Not to be confused with Trading.

A reference table of Piglin Bartering as of 1.16.2 to 1.17. Bartered items may differ in Bedrock Edition.

Bartering is an action the player can perform with piglins to obtain various items.

Mechanics[]

To barter with a piglin, either throw by dropping a gold ingot near an adult piglin or use a gold ingot on it. After the piglin takes the gold ingot and examines it for six seconds in Java Edition or eight seconds in Bedrock Edition, it tosses a random item to the player. Piglin brutes ignore gold ingots and baby piglins will take the ingot without giving anything in return.

Piglins pick up many other items that are made of gold; however, ingots are the only items that piglins accept for bartering. Baby piglins are incapable of bartering and treat gold ingots like any other gold items.

Hitting a piglin causes it to "confiscate" the ingot; the piglin does not complete the barter. It cannot be bartered with again unless it puts another item in its inventory. Piglins who are killed in one hit before they finish examining always drop the ingot.

Bartering is controlled by the loot table minecraft:gameplay/piglin_bartering. If the gamerule mobGriefing is false, piglins only barter when the player uses a gold ingot on them.

If a piglin is zombified into a zombified piglin before the bartering is complete, the newly-zombified piglin drops the gold ingot.

The player can only barter with piglins, not piglin brutes or zombified piglins, even if the zombified piglin was a piglin that was zombified in the Overworld or the End.

When a piglin is admiring a gold ingot while bartering, it does not run away from nearby zoglins or nearby zombified piglins.

A piglin looking at a gold ingot.

Items bartered[]

The item the piglin throws may be one of the following:

Bartering items
Item given Quantity Chance Ingots needed
per item (average)
Enchanted Book
with Soul Speed (random level)
1 5459
(~1.09%)
91.8
Iron Boots
with Soul Speed (random level)
8459
(~1.74%)
57.375
Splash Potion of Fire Resistance
Potion of Fire Resistance
Water Bottle 10459
(~2.18%)
45.9
Iron Nugget 10–36 1.996
Ender Pearl 2–4 15.3
String 3–9 20459
(~4.36%)
3.825
Nether Quartz 5–12 2.7
Obsidian 1 40459
(~8.71%)
11.475
Crying Obsidian 1–3 5.7375
Fire Charge 1 11.475
Leather 2–4 3.825
Soul Sand 2–8 2.295
Nether Brick
Spectral Arrow[JE only]
Arrow[BE only]
6–12 1.275
Gravel 8–16 0.96
Blackstone

Bartering is the only renewable source of nether quartz, crying obsidian, soul sand, nether brick‌[JE only], gravel, blackstone, as well as the Soul Speed enchantment.

History[]

Java Edition
1.1620w07aAdded bartering.
20w09aSoul sand, mushrooms, crimson fungi, flint, rotten flesh, and raw porkchops have been removed from the possible barters.
Crying obsidian, string, Fire Resistance potions and splash potions, and netherite hoes have been added to the possible barters.
Barter chances have been tweaked.
Due to a bug, all barters give stacks of 1–5 items.[1]
20w10aBarters now give the correct amounts of items.
Warped nylium, warped fungus, and shroomlights have been removed from the possible barters.
Iron nuggets have been added to the list of barters and soul sand has been re-added.
Barter chances have been tweaked.
20w11aEnchanted books and iron boots with Soul Speed have been added to the possible barters.
20w13aItems enchanted with Soul Speed are now slightly more common.
20w20aNetherite hoes can no longer be obtained through bartering.
1.16.220w28aWater bottles, spectral arrows, and blackstone have been added to the possible barters.
Magma cream and glowstone dust have been removed from the possible barters.
Barter chances have been tweaked.
Many barters give fewer items.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Added bartering.
beta 1.16.0.57Updated the loot table to match Java Edition 20w13a. Previously, right-clicking the piglin would give the player obsidian or flint and steel, while dropping gold onto the ground would result in a Nether wart block
Piglins now "inspect" the gold ingot before giving the player an item, as opposed to giving the item instantly.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.54Updated the loot table to match Java Edition 1.16.2. Arrows are used in place of spectral arrows.

See also[]

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Bartering" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • Piglins sometimes pick up and equip the iron boots enchanted with Soul Speed that they have just offered while bartering. A player wanting to obtain the iron boots without killing the piglin can induce the piglin to discard the iron boots by offering a pair of golden boots.

References[]

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