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

A Piglin is a semi-neutral mob that is located in and throughout the Nether. It spawns in the Crimson Forest and Nether Wastes . They also generate in Bastion Remnants .


Piglins will be aggressive to players as long as they are not wearing any armor made out of gold. If the player is wearing any gold armor, the Piglin will not attack. Piglins are passive on Peaceful Difficulty. They will become hostile and attack the player if the player provokes the piglin. The piglin can be provoked when attacked, gold ore, nether gold ore, gold blocks or gilded blackstone is broken, or when chests, ender chests, chest minecarts, shulker boxes or barrels are opened or broken. They are not provoked when hoppers, furnaces or other container blocks are opened or broken, thus hoppers can be used to take items from loot chests without provoking the piglins. They wield golden swords and crossbows as weapons. If not angered, they will barter with the player for gold. They will also attack wither skeletons. They will also attack hoglins when hungry and have a chance to dance if successful. Piglins are afraid of Zombified Piglins and anything related to soul fire. They will run away as soon as they see them. Like villagers, piglins can open wooden doors. If a piglin enters the overworld or the end, it will turn into a zombified piglin after 15 seconds or 300 ticks, retaining gold armor and picking up a gold sword. After it zombifies, it will have the nausea effect for 10 seconds or 200 ticks. It can be summoned with commands with the tag {IsImmuneToZombification} set to 1 and it will not turn into a zombified piglin in the overworld or end.

Baby piglins are passive and play with baby hoglins, running around and playing with them. Up to 3 baby piglins may stack on top of each other while riding a baby hoglin.

Idle piglins retreat from zombified piglins, zoglins, soul fire, soul torches, soul lanterns, and lit soul campfires.

Piglins cannot swim, and drown if submerged, despite being living mobs; this is intentional behavior.[1] They are not naturally immune to fire or lava.

Piglins can open wooden doors.

Piglins snort enviously while watching players holding a gold-related item.

Baby piglins can be given gold, but they cannot barter anything.


The player can barter by right-clicking or dropping gold at a piglin as long as they aren't angered. They will give the player a random item on a six-second timer (eight in Bedrock Edition). This can give one of the following items: They like to barter with players. When a player attacks the piglin, they defend or escape.

[The following list is for 1.16.2+]


  • The death sound for the piglin is currently identical to that of the pig, but this is probably just a placeholder.
  • They are the second mobs to be able to naturally spawn holding crossbows, the first being the pillager.
  • The piglin will be the second mob in the game whose neutral status is affected by what the player wears. The first was the Enderman, which will not become hostile to a player that looks them in their eyes if the player is wearing a carved pumpkin.
  • If you give a piglin a piece of Gold Armor, they will look at it and eventually wear it.
  • Despite being passive to players and baby hoglins, baby piglins will still attack Wither skeletons.
  • They can pick up any armor as long as the armor piece is better than the one they have equipped (They do still always prefer gold).
  • Zombified piglins have a lighter shade of pink than regular piglins.
  • To avoid hostility from piglins, a player does not need to wear full gold armor. So long as at least one of the worn pieces of armor is gold, piglins will not be hostile.
  • A duplication bug exists within a baby piglin's inventory; if you give a baby piglin any item except armor or a non-stackable item, wait for it to take it into it's inventory, then give it a gold ingot, and then kill the baby piglin mid-barter, the original item will be duplicated, or doubled. This bug is only known to exist on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.



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Neutral Mobs
DolphinHead Dolphin EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem Big-llama-face Llama
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Hostile Mobs
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EvokerFace Evoker GhastFace Ghast HuskFace Husk Magma Cube Face Magma Cube
PillagerFace Pillager Big-shulker-face Shulker SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton
SlimeFace Slime Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch Wither face Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Drownedheaad Drowned
StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex VindicatorFace Vindicator RavagerFace Ravager
PhantomFace Phantom Guardian Guardian Pillager FaceZ Illager Captain Big-elder-guardian-face Elder Guardian
ZombieVillagerFace Zombie Villager Hoglin faceHoglin ZoglinFace


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Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
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