Minecraft Piglin Guide – Trades, Bartering, & More!

Piglins were added as a snapshot in the 20w07a Snapshot and are apart of the 1.16 Minecraft Nether Update that has just been released. This new "neutral" monster can be found in the Nether and is useful for bartering and trading with for certain items that aren't renewable in your Minecraft world!

Where-to Find Piglins

Piglins can only be found in The Nether. They spawn most commonly in the Crimson Forest biome, but will sometimes rarely spawn in the Nether Wastes biome. If you're having trouble finding one of these, you can use the new Locate Biome (/locatebiome [biome name]) command! You can learn more about these with our Minecraft Console Commands List!

Piglins Are Attacking Me!

If you've found some Piglins, they might start attacking you! Well, if you want to prevent that you will need to equip Golden Armor. You need at least one piece equipped, and the Piglins will stop attacking you immediately!

Piglin Trades & Bartering

The main interest of Piglins is that you can trade with them to obtain an item at random. These items come from a set list, but you will receive some more often than others. Piglins only want Gold Ingots, which you can hand or throw them on the ground and they will reward you with one of the items listed below. The Piglin will stare at the Gold Ingot for a brief period, in this time you cannot give them another one. Once they put the ingot away, you can then give them another one and receive a new item.

Piglin Item List

I've included the percent chance of getting a particular item, as well as the amount you can get! This is the current list of items you can obtain from them at the start of the Nether update.

It appears that some players are still receiving Netherite Hoes as part of the trading system. These were supposed to be removed from the table, and it appears to only happen in the Bedrock version of the game. They should be removed now or in a future update.

~8.71% Chance to Receive

  • Obsidian (1)
  • Crying Obsidian (1-3)
  • Fire Charge (1-5)
  • Leather (4-10)
  • Soul Sand (4-16)
  • Nether Brick (4-16)
  • Spectral Arrow (6-12)
  • Gravel (8-16)
  • Blackstone (8-16)

~4.36% Chance to Receive

  • String (3-9)
  • Nether Quartz (5-12)

~2.18% Chance to Receive

  • Water Bottle (1)
  • Iron Nugget (10-36)
  • Ender Pearl (2-6)

~1.74% Chance to Receive

  • Iron Boots with Soul Speed Enchantment (random level)
  • Splash Potion of Fire Resistance (1)
  • Potion of Fire Resistance (1)

~1.09% Chance to Receive

If you're starting a new world in the update, check out our Minecraft 1.16 Nether Seeds post!

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  1. Erm I was trading with a piglin and it gave me a netherite hoe but its not included here?

    1. That’s because you play on bedrock edition. It used to be a thing in Java in the snapshots, but was removed in the official release. I got really lucky today and got two of them in 25 trades. Not sure of the exact odds.

  2. Does it not work if your gold armor is enchanted cuz it’s not working well

    1. It should still work if it’s enchanted, just remember it doesn’t work against Piglin Brutes.

      1. I am on bedrock

        1. And it gave me a netherite hoe

          1. I mentioned that in the post, it might still be happening in certain updates of the game.

  3. Uhmm… I have a golden helmet and one is still attacking me??

    1. It might be a Piglin Brute, they were recently added to the game and they attack regardless of if you are wearing something gold or not.

  4. But somehow I got a netherright hoe

    1. Do you play on Bedrock or Java?

  5. Got a netherite hoe, a book with Soul Speed II, and another with Soul Speed III

  6. I got a netherite hoe from a piglin while bartering how rare is it?

    1. Weird, I thought they removed that from the pool. That’d be one of the rarest drops.

      1. I got a nether it’s hoe as well

        1. I got the netherite hoe to

          1. Are you on Bedrock or Java?