Zombie Pigman
Zombie Pigman
Type Neutral Mob
Health 20
Attack Strength 5 (Easy), 9 (Normal), and 13 (Hard)
Drops 1 Rotten Flesh, 0-1 Gold Nuggets
Modded? No
Zombie Pigman

Zombie Pigmen are neutral mobs that spawn in the Nether. They hold a Gold Sword and attack the player only if provoked. They do not burn in sunlight, unlike Zombies and Skeletons


Zombie Pigmen spawn in the Nether. They can also spawn in Nether Fortresses, along with Blazes and Wither Skeletons.

In Minecraft Pocket Edition, Zombie Pigmen used to spawn from the Nether Reactor Core. but after Update 0.12.1, they spawn naturally in the Nether.


Zombie Pigmen spawn in groups of 4-5 in the Nether. If the player hits a Zombie Pigman, then all the others that are close will become hostile and attack the player, like Wolves. A Bow is recommended when fighting groups, while an Iron Sword and above can work too.

Baby Zombie Pigmen

Main Article: Baby Zombie Pigman

Baby Zombie Pigmen are smaller variants of Zombie Pigmen. They are faster and harder to fight than adult zombie pigmen. Their chance to spawn is lower, but sometimes they spawn on riding a chicken, creating a Chicken Jockey.


Zombie Pigmen drop 0-1 rotten fleshes, 0-1 golden nuggets. They do not drop the sword when killed, although they do in Pocket Edition.


  • Zombie Pigmen can sometimes spawn with an enchanted gold sword or armor, depending on the difficulty mode.
  • Before Update 0.11.0 in MCPE, Zombie Pigmen did not have a hat layer so they could burn during the sunlight.
  • Zombie Pigmen are immune to burning like Wither Skeletons, Blazes, Magma Cubes, and Ghasts.
  • A Zombie Pigman's Gold Sword might break if hitting the player for a long time.