Piglin Brute

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Piglin Brute
Piglin Brute.png
Health points

50♥ × 25


Passive (in Peaceful difficulty)‌[BE only]

Attack strength

Easy: 7♥♥♥♥
Normal: 13♥ × 6.5
Hard: 19♥ × 9.5
Easy: 6♥♥♥
Normal: 10♥♥♥♥♥
Hard: 15♥ × 7.5


Bastion remnant

Natural equipment

Piglin brutes are hostile mobs which guard bastion remnants.


Piglin brutes spawn in bastion remnants only upon generation. Similar to elder guardians and shulkers, they do not respawn once killed.

Piglin brutes always spawn holding a golden axe. They do not spawn with armor and never equip armor from the ground.


  • A golden axe, which has an 8.5% chance of dropping.
  • 5 experience points are dropped upon death if killed by a player or tamed wolf.


Piglin brutes harm players, wither skeletons, iron golems (if provoked), and withers, and are not distracted by gold related items or blocks. In peaceful difficulty, piglin brutes do not attack in Bedrock Edition. In Java Edition, however, piglin brutes despawn immediately in peaceful difficulty. Piglin brutes do not retreat from soul fire related items, nor do they retreat from zoglins or zombified piglins. Unlike normal piglins, they do not attack adult hoglins, but they can join in if other piglins are hunting a hoglin. They also do not do a "victory dance".

Like piglins, piglin brutes can "hear" players through walls when they open containers (such as chests) and break gold-type blocks. They become hostile to these players, aggravating nearby piglins and other piglin brutes.

Like normal piglins, piglin brutes are not naturally immune to fire or lava.

Like villagers and piglins, piglin brutes can open wooden doors.

Piglin brutes do not pick up items off the ground, including armor and weapons. They also cannot be bartered with.


When in the Overworld or the End, piglin brutes transform into zombified piglins after 15 seconds. Upon transformation, the spawned zombified piglin has the Nausea effect for 10 seconds. This Nausea effect is purely cosmetic and has no impact on the behavior. In Java Edition, they keep their axes when turned into a zombified piglin. Besides wielding said axe in Java Edition, these zombified piglins behave the same as ones created or spawned from other sources.


Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Piglin Brutepiglin_brute entity.minecraft.piglin_brute

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Piglin Brutepiglin_brute 127entity.piglin_brute.name


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


Monster Hunter
Kill any hostile monsterAdventureKill one of these 33 mobs. ‌In Java Edition 1.16.2[upcoming], piglin brutes 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 33 mobs. ‌In Java Edition 1.16.2[upcoming], piglin brutes are also required for this advancement. Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


Upcoming Java Edition
June 25, 2020Piglin brutes are mentioned to come to Java Edition in a 1.16.x release.
1.16.220w27aPiglin Brute.png Added piglin brutes.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.20beta Brute.png Added piglin brutes.


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


  • Piglin brutes were created late in 1.16's development so they were pushed to a minor release as the developers did not want to add a new feature so close to release.[1]
  • The golden arm guard is meant to work as a "protection" and is the reason behind their high health.[2]
    • Even if a piglin brute is left handed, the arm guard always appears on their left arm.
  • When a Bedrock Edition 1.16.0 client joins a Bedrock Edition beta server, any piglin brutes in the world will be present. The piglin brutes will be invisible once spawned and have the same drops as normal.[3]



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