For articles on other pig-like creatures, see Pig Creature (Disambiguation).

Pigs are passive, animal mobs that spawn in grassy areas of the Overworld.

Overview

Pigs have a height of 1.1875 blocks, a length of 1.2545 blocks, and a width of 0.62505 blocks. Hitting a pig will cause it to flee for a short while, but it will calm down after a while. Additionally, pigs make an "oink" sound when they walk around.

Farming

Pigs are good for gathering porkchops. First, the player should make a fenced-in area, 4 blocks wide and 1 block deep, with a fence gate, then lure a pig into the farm with carrots or a leash. After getting at least two, breed them as often as possible, by right-clicking on them with carrots or wheat in one's hand, and kill one every time there are three or more than 4 adults.

Riding

Main article: Saddle

To ride a pig, one must first find a saddle in a dungeon, desert temple, jungle temple, or from fishing as they are not craftable. A saddle can be placed on the pig by left-clicking the pig (in the PC version) while the saddle is held in one's hand. The pig will then be wearing an orange saddle, and it can be mounted. A player cannot control the pig's movement unless they use a carrot on a stick, holding it in the direction they want the pig to walk. A mounted pig can be told to sprint by right-clicking.

A saddle can only be removed by killing the pig.

Breeding

A pig can be fed these foods to enter love mode.

When two adult pigs are in love mode within 16 blocks of each other, they make a baby pig. It takes one full Minecraft day (or 20 minutes) for the piglet to grow into an adult pig.

Piglet

Piglets are the baby pig variant of the pig (Notice how giant its head is compared to the rest of its body). To breed them, you need to breed 2 pigs with a carrot. In previous versions, unlike the regular pig, you could put saddles on piglets, but you couldn't ride them; as of 1.2.4, you can no longer put saddles on piglets.

Double Pig Jockey

Piglet can ride a pig. A pig is at the bottom and the piglet is at the top. You can ride them on boats and minecarts.

Trivia

  • Because a pig can be saddled, it has two texture files: one with a saddle and one without.
  • The infamous hostile mob, creeper, was accidentally created when Notch was trying to create a pig model. Notch had swapped the length and height, and so he decided to make it a new mob.
  • As of 1.2.3, adult pigs no longer follow piglets.
  • The pig has 3 related humanoid mobs: pigmen (unused), zombified piglins, and Piglins (unreleased).
  • As of Beta 1.5, a pig will morph into a zombified piglin if it's struck by lightning.
  • Like sheep, squids, iron golemscows, etc. Pigs are wall-eyed.
  • Pigs didn't always have a protruding snout, this was added in Beta 1.8.
  • If a player rides a pig and then they fall off a cliff and the pig takes more than 4 HP in fall damage, the player will get the achievement "When Pigs Fly".
  • Pigs used to only drop 0-2 raw porkchops upon death, but it was eventually raised to 1-3 porkchops upon death.
  • When killed with fire, an adult pig will drop 1-3 cooked porkchops.
  • In Survival Test 0.24_05, the pigs were completely cross-eyed. This was the version when pigs were first added.
  • On the PC/Mac edition, if the language is changed to Australian English, pigs will be referred to as "Wombats."
  • While riding a pig, players can truly make it climb vines and ladders.
  • Pigs can naturally spawn in village pens.

Gallery

Click for full Pig gallery.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) HorseHead.png Horse MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom
ParrotFace.pngParrot PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep
Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem Squidface.png Squid TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader Link=Fox Fox StriderFace.png Strider
Neutral Mobs
Big-llama-face.png Llama DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman Vg face.png Iron Golem
Panda FaceZ.png Panda BeeFace.png Bee SpiderFace.png Spider (12 Neutral) CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider (12 Neutral)
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon EndermiteFace.png Endermite
EvokerFace.png Evoker GhastFace.png Ghast HuskFace.png Husk Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube
PillagerFace.png Pillager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace.png Zombie Drownedheaad.png Drowned
StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex VindicatorFace.png Vindicator RavagerFace.png Ravager
PhantomFace.png Phantom Link=Guardian Guardian Link=Evocation Fang Evocation Fang Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager Hoglin face.pngHoglin ZoglinFace.png

Zoglin

PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute
Warden Face.png Warden
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