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For the pigman mob commonly encountered in the Nether, see Zombie Pigman.

A Pigman is a pig in a humanoid form that originally were going to inhabit villages. Although not implemented, their skin can be found within the game files, and their counterpart, zombie pigmen, have been part of The Nether since the Minecraft Alpha 1.2.0 Halloween Update. It has the same dimensions as a Player, and has no coding present within the game that spawns it. Although a pigman could be made from a pig getting hit by lightning in earlier versions, the feature has been since removed.


Minecraft user Miclee made up the idea for pigmen. He was given the bacon cape as a reward. However, when Notch was asked for personal capes by other users, the bacon cape was taken away from Miclee to prevent further commotion.

Notch mentioned April 25, 2011 that he might add pigmen as NPC villages' townspeople.[1] In Beta 1.9 Pre-releases, a different villager mob was introduced. Regular pig models were changed in Beta 1.8 to have a protruding snout. Whether this will be applied to Pigmen or Zombie Pigmen in the future is unknown, although possibly unlikely due to the fact stated above of sharing the same shape as other entities.




  • Pigmen have the same shape as Zombie Pigmen, Zombies, Humans, and a Player.
  • The model used in the source is called a "Biped." A lot of other models uses this as a base, such as the Creeper model.
  • There is much dispute about Pigmen being promised as an addition to the game in a future update.
  • There is a title screen splash which reads "Oh, ok, Pigmen!"
  • The pigman skin texture in minecraft.jar can be used like any other skins.
    • This is actually available as a skin for the Xbox version of the game through one of the skin packs.
  • In later versions of Pigmen, though not Zombie Pigmen, rubies (the previous version of emeralds) could be traded for items.

See also




Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
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ParrotIconParrot PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep
Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid 038792FB-22CE-4C7C-BD0A-ED191A6A0260Turtle Villagerhead Villager
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Neutral Mobs
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PolarBearFace Polar Bear BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman Panda Face2 Panda
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 DF3959D3-5B5D-40CC-B191-D2DA6A87FB68 Pillager Shulker Shulker 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 Drownedheaad Drowned StrayFace Stray VexFace Vex
VindicatorFace Vindicator Illager Beast Face Ravager PhantomFace Phantom Guardian Guardian
Big-elder-guardian-face Elder Guardian Illusioner Illusioner
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
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PigFace Pigmen 150px-Rana Rana 0A131A4C-9652-4579-87F5-1B7D308B0E0C Red Dragon 100px-SteveSteve
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