Piglin Brute

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For the mob in Minecraft Dungeons, see MCD:Piglin Brute. For the zombified variant, see MCD:Zombified Piglin Brute.
Piglin Brute
Piglin Brute.pngPiglin Brute attacking.png
Health points

50♥ × 25


Passive (in peaceful difficulty)‌[BE only]

Attack strength

Java Edition
Easy: 7.5♥ × 3.75
Normal: 13♥ × 6.5
Hard: 19♥ × 9.5
Easy: 4♥♥
Normal: 7♥♥♥♥
Hard: 10♥♥♥♥♥
Bedrock Edition
Easy: 6.5♥ × 3.25
Normal: 10♥♥♥♥♥
Hard: 15.5♥ × 7.75

Hitbox size

In Java Edition:
Height: 1.95 Blocks
Width: 0.6 Blocks

In Bedrock Edition:
Height: 1.9 Blocks
Width: 0.6 Blocks


Bastion remnant

Natural equipment

A piglin brute is a hostile, stronger variant of piglins that appears in all types of bastion remnants.


A small number of piglin brutes spawn in bastion remnants only upon generation and in some rooms. They do not have a baby variant.

Piglin brutes spawn with a golden axe, occasionally with enchantments. They never spawn with armor and do not equip armor from the ground.



A piglin brute attacking.

Piglin brutes attack players, wither skeletons and withers within 16 blocks and are not distracted by golden items or blocks. They also attack any mob that attacks any piglin, or piglin brute. Examples include snow golems and iron golems, which piglin brutes only attack when a piglin or piglin brute is attacked.

Piglin brutes spawn in all difficulty settings. In Peaceful difficulty, piglin brutes are passive only toward players.‌[BE only]

They despawn in Peaceful difficulty.‌[JE only]

Behaviors shared by both piglins and piglin brutes:

  • Open wooden doors.
  • Call nearby piglins and other piglin brutes once attacked, no matter whether the player wears golden armor or not.
  • Are not naturally immune to fire or lava.
  • Join in hunts

Behaviors specific to piglin brutes:

  • Piglin brutes do not retreat from soul fire items nor from zoglins or zombified piglins.
  • Piglin brutes do not do a "victory dance."
  • Piglin brutes are not alerted by opening/mining of containers or the breaking of gold-type blocks.
  • Piglin brutes pick up regular or enchanted golden axes only if walking over them. Unlike piglins, piglin brutes ignore all other golden items, meaning they cannot equip armor. However, they can still be equipped via dispensers or commands.

Like regular Piglins, Piglin brutes cannot swim, and will sink in water and eventually drown; this has been confirmed as intentional behavior.[1]


A piglin brute turning into a zombified piglin.

When in the Overworld or the End, piglin brutes transform into zombified piglins after 15 seconds. Upon transformation, the spawned zombified piglin has the Nausea effect for 10 seconds. This Nausea effect is purely cosmetic. When turned into a zombified piglin, they keep their axes.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Piglin Brute snortsHostile CreaturesPiglin Brute randomly snorts.entity.piglin_brute.ambientsubtitles.entity.piglin_brute.ambient0.9??
Piglin Brute snorts angrilyHostile CreaturesPiglin Brute finds the player breaking into the bastion.entity.piglin_brute.angrysubtitles.entity.piglin_brute.angry0.9??
Piglin Brute hurtsHostile CreaturesPiglin Brute is attacked by the player.entity.piglin_brute.hurtsubtitles.entity.piglin_brute.hurt0.64??
Piglin Brute diesHostile CreaturesPiglin Brute is killed by the player.entity.piglin_brute.deathsubtitles.entity.piglin_brute.death0.8??
Piglin Brute stepsHostile CreaturesPiglin Brute walks around the bastion.entity.piglin_brute.stepsubtitles.entity.piglin_brute.step0.75??
Piglin Brute converts to Zombified PiglinHostile CreaturesPiglin Brute converts into a zombified piglin via the overworld or the end.entity.piglin_brute.converted_to_zombifiedsubtitles.entity.piglin_brute.converted_to_zombified1.00.9?

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Piglin Brutepiglin_bruteentity.minecraft.piglin_brute

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Piglin Brutepiglin_brute127entity.piglin_brute.name

Entity data[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Piglin brutes have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


Java Edition
June 25, 2020Piglin brutes are mentioned to come to Java Edition in a 1.16.x release.
1.16.220w27aPiglin Brute.png Added piglin brutes.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.20beta Brute.png Added piglin brutes.
beta axe that is wielded by piglin brutes may be enchanted now.
beta attack animation of unarmed piglin brutes has been changed.
1.16.100beta brutes no longer spawn with enchanted axes.
Piglin brutes now drop 20 experience points, instead of 10.
beta piglins that are converted from piglin brutes now keep their golden axes.


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See also[edit]


This section is missing information about Officially given reasoning for why piglins turn hostile once a piglin brute is attacked. 
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
  • Piglin brutes were created late in 1.16's development, so they were pushed to a minor release as the developers did not want to add a new feature so close to release.[2]
  • The golden arm guard is meant to work as a "protection" and is the reason behind their high health.[3]
  • Piglin brutes along with the vindicator do the third-highest melee damage of all the non-boss mobs, first being the giant at 75♥ × 37.5, second being the iron golem at 32.25♥ × 16.125 (max damage) and fourth being the ravager at 18♥ × 9 on hard difficulty.
  • Piglin brutes have no pupils, unlike Overworld pigs.
  • Piglin brutes drop the highest number of experience points out of any non-boss mob, along with the ravager.
  • They are the only mob that was added in a minor release since Java Edition 1.0.
  • Sounds that are used by the piglins are lower-pitched when used by the piglin brute (like the converted_to_zombifiedsound).