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Minecraft Piglins – A Guide On Trading, Bartering, Farms, Drops, Dancing, & More

Piglins are the main residents of the Nether in Minecraft and here is everything you need to know about them for trading.

Piglins are a race of Pig Humanoids that have made their homes in the hellish depths of the Nether Dimension in Minecraft. They were introduced in the 1.16 Update which revamped the whole Nether Dimension from a bland knockoff of Hell to a more horrifying place. With them also came a new mechanic to Minecraft, Bartering. Bartering is a similar concept as the Trading mechanic with the Villagers in the Overworld. In today’s guide, I will show you the best Piglin Bartering Farm in Minecraft.

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How to Make a Piglin Bartering/Trading Farm in Minecraft

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As we know, trading items with Villagers requires Emeralds. You either give them Emeralds for items or give items for Emeralds. For Piglins, it is a bit different. To Barter with Piglins, you will need Gold Ingots. Also, Bartering can only happen with an Adult Piglin Mob. Any other variant of the Piglin Mob won’t perform the Bartering mechanic. To initiate the Bartering process, you must drop the Gold Ingot next to the Piglin. After which the Piglin will pick it up, examine it for some time (6 secs in JE & 8 secs in BE), and then drop an item from its Loot Table.

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The best way to farm them is to take a Piglin and put them in individual cells. each cell is attached ith a dropper that drops a Gold Ingot every 6 or 8 seconds depending on your Minecraft version. The more Piglins you will have on your farm, the more loot you will get from your farms in Minecraft. The best place to make a Piglin Bartering FArm in Minecraft is right next to your Gold Farm. The excess Gold from that farm can supply the Bartering farm.

What are the Drops from the Loot Table for Bartering?

Piglins can drop various items which are determined by its Loot Table. Here are what it can drop:

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  • Arrows (BE only)
  • Blackstone
  • Crying Obsidian
  • Fire Charge
  • Gravel
  • Leather
  • Nether Brick
  • Obsidian
  • Soul Sand
  • Spectral Arrows (JE only)
  • Nether Quartz
  • String
  • Ender Pearl
  • Iron Nugget
  • Water Bottle
  • Iron Boots with Soul Speed of random level (between I & III)
  • Potion of Fire Resistance
  • Splash Potion of Fire Resistance
  • Enchanted Book with Soul Speed of random level (between I & III)

These are all of the drops you can get from Bartering with a Piglin. You can change the Loot Table with Data Packs.

What are Piglins?

dancing piglins

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Like I have mentioned before, Piglins are a race of Pig Humanoids that reside in the Nether Dimension of Minecraft. They are a Neutral Mob as long as you are wearing at least one piece of Gold Armor. Piglins come in three forms which are Adult Piglins, Baby Piglins, & Piglin Brutes. There is another form to them which is the Zombified Piglins. They occur when a Piglin is brought to the Overworld. They are a neutral mob till the player attacks them.

Baby Piglins are the baby forms and cannot be Bartered with. Piglin Brutes are tough protectors of Bastion Remnants. They will attack no matter what so better keep your distance. Piglins are commonly found in Crimson Forests and the Nether Wastelands. They can also be found in Bastion Remnants along with Piglin Brutes.

Minecraft Piglin Dance command

Piglins can start a hunt on to a Hoglin. If successful then there is a 10% chance for them to celebrate their victory by doing a Dance. As rare as it is, it is a fun thing to witness. Also if you want, you can type in this command and get them to dance any which way: /summon mnu:piglin ~~~minecraft:start_celebrating. Type this command in a Command block and it will spawn a Piglin with the dancing animation. This is only possible in Bedrock Edition f Minecraft. For Java Edition, you will have to do it the long way.

This was all about Piglins and a Piglin Bartering Farm. Hopefully, this guide has helped. You can also check our other guides on Pocket Edition (PE) – Best Texture Packs & a Skin Compiler To Add Custom Skins In Education Edition in Minecraft