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The Hoglin is a warthog-like hostile mob that spawns in the crimson forest biome of the Nether. They are the only breedable hostile mob, and they are also the main source of food in the Nether.[1]

Spawning[edit | edit source]

Hoglins spawn in groups of 4 in crimson forest biomes and may respawn over time. 25% of them will spawn as babies.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Hoglins will attack players within 32 blocks on sight, flinging them into the air. Baby Hoglins also attack but deal less damage and do not fling the player. Like Piglins, both adult and baby Hoglins are passive on peaceful difficulty. Hoglins will not attack the player when standing near warped fungus, running up to seven blocks away. Though baby Hoglins flee when hit, all Hoglins have high knockback resistance. Adult Hoglins will also try to attack Armour Stands. 

Adult Piglins will attempt to hunt and kill Hoglins. Adult Hoglins will also be hostile towards piglins.

If a Hoglin is brought to the overworld or end, it will start shivering and turn into a Zoglin after 15 seconds, or 300 game ticks. Hoglins can be summoned  using commands with the tag {IsImmuneToZombification} set to 1 which prevents them from turning into zoglins when in the Overworld or The End.

Damage[edit | edit source]

  • On Easy, an adult Hoglin does 1 - 2.5 hearts of damage.
  • On Normal, an adult Hoglin does 1.5 - 4 hearts of damage.
  • On Hard, an adult Hoglin does 2 - 1 x 6 hearts of damage.
  • On every difficulty, a Baby Hoglin does 0.5 hearts of damage.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

If you have a shield, you will not get damaged.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Upon death, a Hoglin will drop leather and raw porkchop. If they die burning, they would drop cooked porkchops. Adult Hoglins drop experience points, 2 to 4 raw porkchops, and 0 to 2 leather when killed. However, Baby Hoglin only drop experience points. 

Defeating[edit | edit source]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • They are the fourth mob to be derived from pigs, including the unreleased pigman.
  • They used to be called "Piglin Beasts" as a placeholder name before being named hoglin by the community.
    • This is similar to the ravager originally being called "Illager Beast" before the name was chosen by the community.
  • 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.
  • They do some knockback damage to the player and piglins when they attack with their tusks, but they do not take much knockback themselves. Netherite armor will be very useful against a hoglin because Netherite armor greatly reduces the amount of knockback received.
  • Hoglins and piglins are the only Nether-exclusive mobs that are not immune to fire or lava.
  • Baby piglins can ride baby hoglins.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Click for full Hoglin gallery.

References[edit | edit source]

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