Health Points: 10HP (5x Heart)
Attack Strength: None
Drops: 1–3 Raw Porkchop (Cooked Porkchop if killed by fire)
-Saddle (if it is wearing one when killed)
Location: Light level >9, on grass Blocks in the Overworld with at least 2 blocks gap above them
First Appearance: Survival Test 0.24_05
Experience Points: 1–3
Technical Name minecraft:pig

[view][talk] Pigs are passive, animal mobs that spawn in grassy areas of the Overworld.


Pigs have a height of 1.1875 blocks, a length of 1.25 blocks, and a width of 0.625 blocks. Hitting a pig will cause it to flee for a short while, but it will eventually calm down.


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. 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.


Main article: Saddle

To ride a pig, one must first find a Saddle in a Dungeon, Desert Temple, or Jungle Temple as they are not craftable. A saddle can be placed on the pig by left-clicking the pig (in 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.


A pig can be fed a






to enter love mode. When two 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.


  • Because a pig can be saddled, it has two texture files: one with a saddle and one without.
  • The 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 2 related humanoid mobs: Pigmen and Zombie Pigmen (the former is unused).
  • As of 1.2.4., saddles can no longer be put on piglets.
  • Like Sheep, Squids, Iron Golems and Cows, pigs are wall-eyed.
  • Piglets, like all baby animals, make a higher-pitched noise than the adult.
  • Pigs didn't always have a protruding snout, this was added in 1.8 - The Bountiful Update.
  • 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.
  • Pigs make an "oink" sound when they walk around.
  • As of Beta 1.5, a pig will morph into a zombie pigman if it's struck by Lightning.
  • 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, one can actually make it climb vines and ladders.
    Pig surv test texture

    original survival test pig texture



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Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot Parrot
PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem
Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager Turtle
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Big-llama-face Llama PolarBearFace Polar Bear Dolphin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk
Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker Shulker
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator Drowned
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
150px-Beast Boy Beast Boy Black Steve Black Steve ZombieFace Giant 150px-Mob1 Human
PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve