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Hoglin JE2.png
Baby Hoglin JE2 BE3.png
Health points

40♥ × 20


Passive (Peaceful difficulty)

Attack strength

2♥ to 5♥♥♥
3♥♥ to 9♥♥♥♥♥
4♥♥ to 13♥ × 6.5
1♥[JE only]
0.5♥[BE only]


Height: 1.4 Blocks
Width: 1.3965 Blocks
Height: 0.9 Blocks
Width: 0.9 Blocks
Height: 0.45 Blocks
Width: 0.45 Blocks



Knockback Resistance



Crimson Forest

Grass Block JE6 BE5.png
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These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.

Hoglins are breedable hostile mobs and the main source of food in the Nether.


Hoglins are found in herds of 3 to 4 in crimson forests, respawning over time. 5% of hoglins spawn as babies. Some hoglins spawn in the "stable" kind of bastion upon generation.


When killed, adult hoglins drop:

  • 2–4 raw porkchop (cooked porkchop if they die burning). The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 7 with Looting III.
  • 0–2 leather. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 5 with Looting III.
  • 5 if killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Baby hoglins drop only experience.


Hoglins avoid warped fungus (including in a flower pot), nether portals and respawn anchors. They naturally sink in water and eventually drown. Also, they aren't immune to fire. Hoglins can be leashed despite the fact they are hostile.


Hoglins attack the player within 32 blocks. When an adult hoglin attacks, it flings a player into the air. Players still be flung even if they block with a shield. Baby hoglins also attack, dealing less damage and not flinging. If the player attacks back the babies, they flee. Hoglins also do not attack a player standing near a block that repels them, instead prioritizing running away from the block. This is unless they have already chosen to press the attack. Hoglins are 50% resistant to knockback.

Hoglins are hostile to piglins if they attack first. However, they avoid piglins if outnumbered.

Baby hoglins[edit]

Baby piglins run near and ride them. If there are more baby piglins than baby hoglins, the baby piglins occasionally jump on other baby piglins already riding a baby hoglin, with a maximum of 3 stacked on a single baby hoglin.


A hoglin turning into a zoglin.

If a hoglin spawns in or moves to the Overworld or the End, it shivers and turns into a zoglin after 15 seconds. Any lead attached to the hoglin breaks when the hoglin converts.


Hoglins can be bred with crimson fungi. It takes 5 minutes before the parents can be bred again and takes 20 minutes for baby hoglins to mature. They stay near their parents unless they see a player or get attacked, in which case they run away. Feeding a baby hoglin reduces the remaining time for it to mature by 10%.

Hoglins cannot be bred when they are running away from warped fungi, respawn anchors or Nether portals.


Because hoglins are hostile toward the player, the player can corral hoglins they want to breed, although hoglins can attack over fences and walls so precaution is needed. Hoglins despawn unless they have been fed or bred using crimson fungi.

Hoglins become passive while near warped fungi, nether portals, and respawn anchors. If there are too many in an area, they may still become hostile for a while if attacked. And if one is set upon attacking, sometimes others become hostile, too. They become passive again if they lose line of sight from the player.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Hoglin growlsHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.ambientsubtitles.entity.hoglin.ambient0.9116
Hoglin hurtsHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.hurtsubtitles.entity.hoglin.hurt0.9116
Hoglin diesHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.deathsubtitles.entity.hoglin.death0.9116
Hoglin retreatsHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.retreatsubtitles.entity.hoglin.retreat0.9116
Hoglin growls angrilyHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.angrysubtitles.entity.hoglin.angry0.9116
Hoglin attacksHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.attacksubtitles.entity.hoglin.attack0.9116
Hoglin stepsHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.stepsubtitles.entity.hoglin.step0.9116
Hoglin converts to ZoglinHostile Creatures? entity.hoglin.converts.to.Zoglinsubtitles.entity.hoglin.converted_to_zombified0.9116

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Hoglinhoglin entity.minecraft.hoglin

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Hoglinhoglin ?entity.hoglin.name

Entity data[edit]

  • Entity data
    • Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
    • Tags common to all mobs see Template:Nbt inherit/mob/template
    • Additional fields for mobs that can breed see Template:Nbt inherit/breedable/template
    •  IsImmuneToZombification: 1 or 0 (true/false) – If set to true, the hoglin does not transform to a zoglin when in the Overworld and TimeInOverworld does not increment.
    •  TimeInOverworld - The number of ticks that the hoglin has existed in the Overworld; the hoglin converts to a zoglin when this is greater than 300.
    •  CannotBeHunted: 1 or 0 (true/false) - If true, piglins do not attack the hoglin.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


Adventure, exploration, and combatKill any entity, or be killed by any entity.adventure/root


Monster Hunter
Kill any hostile monsterAdventureKill one of these 25 mobs. ‌In Java Edition 1.16[upcoming], elder guardians, ender dragons, endermites, hoglins, piglins, vexes, withers, and zoglins can also be killed for this advancement. Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob


Monsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monsterMonster HunterKill each of these 25 mobs. ‌In Java Edition 1.16[upcoming], elder guardians, ender dragons, endermites, hoglins, piglins, vexes, withers and zoglins are also required for the advancement. Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


The Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals togetherHusbandryhusbandry/breed_an_animal


Two by Two
Breed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 15 mobs. ‌In Java Edition 1.16[upcoming], hoglins and striders are also required for this advancement. A trader llama does not count as a llama, and donkeys and mules count as horses. Other breedable mobs, if any, are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals


September 28, 2019Piglin Beast Type A.png Piglin Beast Type B.png Piglin beasts are announced at MINECON Live 2019. They have a noticably slanted body section and two versions were shown with differing eye spacings.
October 19, 2019Hoglin preview.png "Piglin Beast" has been retextured, remodeled, and renamed to "Hoglin".
December 5, 2019Baby Hoglin JE1.png A video shows a baby hoglin.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1620w06aHoglin JE1.png Added hoglins.
Hoglin texture glitch 20w06a.png Currently, the mane texture of hoglins has a texture glitch.[1]
Hoglins currently have no function of attacking the player when provoked or breeding them.
Hoglins drop rotten flesh.
The hitbox size of hoglins is currently the same as an adult pig's hitbox.
20w07aBaby Hoglin JE1.png Added baby hoglins.
Hoglins now drop raw porkchops and leather.
Hoglins can now be bred with crimson fungi.
Hoglins are now hostile toward the player.
Hoglins now have their own sounds and subtitles.
Hoglins now run away from warped fungi.
20w09aHoglin JE2.png Baby Hoglin JE2 BE3.png The textures of hoglins have been changed.
Hoglin texture diff.gif The texture of the mane of hoglins has been fixed, which has changed the textures from Hoglin texture glitch 20w06a.png to Hoglin texture glitch 20w06a fixed.png. Also, the color channels of the transparent pixels have now all been filled with black.
Baby Piglin Riding a Baby Hoglin.png Baby hoglins can now be ridden by baby piglins.
20w11aBaby hoglins now drop experience.
20w14aHoglin being Zombified.gif Hoglins are now converted into zoglins when in the Overworld.
Hoglins now avoid nether portals and respawn anchors.
Their texture file has been downscaled and their parts rearranged, meaning the file now looks like this Hoglin (20w14a).png instead of this Hoglin (20w09a-20w13b).png.
20w15aBaby hoglins no longer drop loot.
20w16aHoglins now spawn in Bastion Remnants.
20w17aOne of the new converts to zoglin sound has been added.
20w19aHoglins now become zoglins when in the End.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta BE1.png Baby Hoglin BE1.png Added hoglins and baby hoglins.
The hitbox size of hoglins is currently the same as an adult pig's hitbox.
Hoglins take damage from fire and lava.
Hoglins currently use the player's hurt sound.
beta BE2.png Changed hoglin model to match like in Java Edition.
Hoglin BE2.png However, baby hoglins still don't have big-sized heads, unlike Java Edition.
Hoglins now have sounds.
Hoglins now spawn in Bastion Remnants.
Hoglins can now drop leather when killed.
Hoglin being Zombified.gif Hoglins are now converted into zoglins when in the Overworld.
Adult hoglin attack damage is now in a random scale.
beta Hoglin JE2 BE3.png The baby hoglin model has been changed: they now have big heads like on Java.
Added sounds for Hoglins converting to zoglins.
Hoglins now flee from zoglins.
Hoglins no longer despawn in Peaceful mode.
beta now have knockback resistance.
Hoglins no longer flee from zoglins.


Issues relating to "Hoglin" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


During Development[edit]

These images were showcased at Minecon Live 2019 or afterward, but before Hoglins were added in 20w06a.


  • Similarly to the ravager originally being called "Illager Beast" before its official name was chosen by the community, the Hoglin's name was also chosen by the community. Its initial placeholder name was "Piglin Beast".
  • Hoglins are the only hostile mobs, other than the unused killer bunny, that can be bred.
  • Baby hoglins are the only baby mobs that grow up that drop experience, when killed.
  • In Bedrock Edition, there are unused texture files named hoglin_meat_raw and hoglin_meat_cooked that are textured identically to raw beef and cooked beef, respectively.
  • Hoglins are the only general nether mob that does not spawn in the nether wastes biome.


  1. MC-170915
  2. MC-170818 [Invalid]: "We're closing Hoglin related bugs as the feature implemented right now is basically a placeholder."
  3. https://twitter.com/henrikkniberg/status/1202598609407135745
  4. https://twitter.com/_ulraf_/status/1217751534387257344