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For the pigman mob commonly encountered in the Nether, see Piglin.

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 zombified counterpart, zombified piglins , 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. They were the predecessors of the Piglins which were added in the 1.16 Nether update .


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 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, drowned, husks, and players.
  • 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.
  • The Pigman was originally body guards that can equip any armor the player gives it.
  • The Pigman is reincarnated in the form of similar mobs such as Piglins, Piglin Brutes and Zombified Piglins.
  • 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 Zombified Piglins, 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
CodBody Fish (various) HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace Brown Mooshroom
ParrotFaceParrot PigFace Pig Big-rabbit-face Rabbit SheepFace Sheep
Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid TurtleFaceTurtle Villagerhead Villager
WanderingTraderFace Wandering Trader Fox FaceZ Fox StriderFace Strider
Neutral Mobs
DolphinHead Dolphin EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem Big-llama-face Llama
PolarBearFace Polar Bear BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace Zombified Piglin PiglinFace Piglin
Panda FaceZ Panda BeeFace Bee SpiderFace Spider (12 Neutral) CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider (12 Neutral)
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon EndermiteFace Endermite
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


PiglinBruteFace Piglin Brute (Upcoming 1.16.2)
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
BeastBoyFace Beast Boy BlackSteveFace Black Steve ZombieFace Giant Illusioner Illusioner
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