| This article contains content about features that are unused, but are still in the current code.|
These features may only be obtainable through commands, or even only mods.
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. 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.