We want to introduce a first for Pro Game Guides: a tl;dr! You can't tame a Hoglin, but you can distract them with Crimson Fungi so they don't attack you. If you're bored or want to farm them, though, read on!
We hope you understand — there was a strong urge to write just two words for this article: You can't. We somehow managed to resist because here at Pro Game Guides, we like to be thorough and go the extra mile, providing extra content for our readers. So while those two words are technically correct, we're going to provide you still the next best thing.
How to Tame a Hoglin in Minecraft
As we said, you can't tame the Hoglin in the same way you can tame a donkey or a horse. You can, however, still use Hoglins as a hefty supply of pork chops and leather! Hoglins are the first (and currently only) hostile mob you can breed to produce offspring, making them a valuable animal to farm. It may even help remove the guilt of killing innocent little non-hostile piggies.
Hoglins can only be found in Crimson Forests, which is a relatively rare biome in the Nether. The Crimson Biome is also the exclusive home to Crimson Fungi, which you need to breed the Hoglins. Let's get into the basic steps to get you this farm.
- Step One: Find a Crimson Forest. Since they're exclusive to the Crimson Forest, you'll, of course, need to find one! Once you find it, we recommend building whatever farm you want to build in the Crimson Forest itself. You cannot bring the Hoglins up to the Overworld, or they turn into Zoglins!
- Step Two: Harvest Crimson Fungi. Hoglins are food-oriented and only breed when you feed them. The Crimson Fungi also provide a distraction from their naturally hostile state. They don't attack you if you're holding one! If you enter a Crimson Forest, you'll want to have one handy or find one fast!
- Step Three: Get the Hoggies! That's what we call baby Hoglins, and we're absolutely determined to make that name stick. So spread the word. To get the Hoggies, you find at least two Hoglins, distract them with the Crimson Fungi and pull them into your farm, lock the gate, and feed them! A Hoggie will appear and be ready for more breeding or...harvesting...in about 20 minutes.
There you have it. A farm full of tamed (aka trapped) Hoglins that can't attack you. Once you hear the constant hog squeals, that guilt you lost might come flooding back.