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

Pigs are passive, animal mobs that spawn in grassy areas of the Overworld.

Overview

Pigs have a height of 1.1875 blocks, a length of 1.2545 blocks, and a width of 0.62505 blocks. Hitting a pig will cause it to flee for a short while, but it will calm down after a while. Additionally, pigs make an "oink" sound when they walk around.

Farming

Pigs are good for gathering porkchops. First, the player should make a fenced-in area, 4 blocks wide and 1 block deep, with a fence gate, then lure a pig into the farm with carrots, carrot on a stick, or a leash. After getting at least two, breed them as often as possible, by right-clicking on them with carrots, potatoes, or beetroots in one's hand, and kill one every time there are three or more than 4 adults.

Riding

Main article: Saddle

To ride a pig, one must first find a saddle in a dungeon, desert temple, jungle temple, trading from villagers, or from fishing as you cannot craft one. A saddle can be placed on the pig by left-clicking the pig (in the PC version) while the saddle is held in one's hand. The pig will then be wearing an orange saddle, and it can be mounted. A player cannot control the pig's movement unless they use a carrot on a stick, holding it in the direction they want the pig to walk. A mounted pig can be told to sprint by right-clicking.

A saddle can only be removed by killing the pig.

Breeding

A pig can be fed these foods to enter love mode.

When two adult pigs are in love mode within 16 blocks of each other, they make a baby pig. It takes one full Minecraft day (or 20 minutes) for the piglet to grow into an adult pig.

Piglet

Piglets are the baby pig variant of the pig (Notice how giant its head is compared to the rest of its body). To breed them, you need to breed 2 pigs with a carrot. In previous versions, unlike the regular pig, you could put saddles on piglets, but you couldn't ride them; as of 1.2.4, you can no longer put saddles on piglets.

Double Pig Jockey

Piglet can ride a pig. A pig is at the bottom and the piglet is at the top. You can ride them on boats and minecarts.

Trivia

  • Because a pig can be saddled, it has two texture files: one with a saddle and one without.
  • The infamous hostile mob, creeper, was accidentally created when Notch was trying to create a pig model. Notch had swapped the length and height, and so he decided to make it a new mob.
  • As of 1.2.3, adult pigs no longer follow piglets.
  • The pig has 6 related humanoid mobs: pigmen (changed to Zombified Piglin in the Nether Update), zombified piglins, Piglins, Piglin Brutes, Hoglins and Zoglins.
  • As of Beta 1.5, a pig will morph into a zombified piglin if it's struck by lightning.
  • Like sheep, squids, iron golemscows, etc. Pigs are wall-eyed.
  • Pigs didn't always have a protruding snout, this was added in Beta 1.8.
  • If a player rides a pig and then they fall off a cliff and the pig takes more than 4 HP in fall damage, the player will get the achievement "When Pigs Fly".
  • Pigs used to only drop 0-2 raw porkchops upon death, but it was eventually raised to 1-3 porkchops upon death.
  • When killed with fire, an adult pig will drop 1-3 cooked porkchops.
  • In Survival Test 0.24_05, the pigs were completely cross-eyed. This was the version when pigs were first added.
  • On the PC/Mac edition, if the language is changed to Australian English, pigs will be referred to as "Wombats."
  • While riding a pig, players can truly make it climb vines and ladders.
  • Pigs can naturally spawn in village pens.


Gallery

Click for full Pig gallery.


Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace.png Bat OcelotFace.png Cat ChickenFace.png Chicken CowFace.png Cow
CodBody.png Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox Glow Squid Face.png Glow Squid HorseHead.png Horse
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom BrownMooshroomFace.png Brown Mooshroom OcelotFace.png Ocelot ParrotFace.pngParrot
PigFace.png Pig Big-rabbit-face.png Rabbit SheepFace.png Sheep Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
Squidface.png Squid StriderFace.png Strider TurtleFace.pngTurtle Villagerhead.png Villager
WanderingTraderFace.png Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
AxolotlFace.png Axolotl BeeFace.png Bee DolphinHead.png Dolphin EndermanFace.png Enderman
GoatFace.png Goat Vg face.png Iron Golem Big-llama-face.png Llama Panda FaceZ.png Panda
PiglinFace.png Piglin PolarBearFace.png Polar Bear SpiderFace.png Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
BetterWolfFace.png Wolf ZombifiedPiglinFace.png Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face.png Blaze CreeperFace.png Creeper Drownedheaad.png Drowned Enderdragon Face.png Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace.png Endermite EvokerFace.png Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang GhastFace.png Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian Big-elder-guardian-face.png Elder Guardian Hoglin face.pngHoglin HuskFace.png Husk
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube PhantomFace.png Phantom PiglinBruteFace.png Piglin Brute PillagerFace.png Pillager
RavagerFace.png Ravager Big-shulker-face.png Shulker SilverfishFace.png Silverfish SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
SlimeFace.png Slime Spider SkeletonFace.png Spider Jockey StrayFace.png Stray VexFace.png Vex
VindicatorFace.png Vindicator Warden Face.png Warden 50px-WitchFace.png Witch Wither face.png Wither
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton.png Wither Skeleton Jockey ZoglinFace.pngZoglin ZombieFace.png Zombie
ZombieVillagerFace.png Zombie Villager
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