Do you want to know how to tame a Hoglin in Minecraft? Players enjoying the brand-new Nether update have a lot to learn about the new mobs in the game like Hoglins and Zoglins, but not everyone knows how they work. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this new Minecraft mob!
How to tame a Hoglin in Minecraft
Hoglins are a new hostile mob that was released as part of the Minecraft Nether Update. These new mobs are a first for the game in that they can be bred and drop cookable meat, but they’re very different from cows, pigs, and sheep.
If you’re wondering how to tame a Hoglin in Minecraft, we’ve got some bad news: technically speaking, you can’t “tame” them the same way as you can a wolf. That said, you can manage to raise them safely.
Hoglins can attack the player and knock them back a fair distance; that’s certainly a problem in a world where lava is just around the corner. That said, you can tie them up with leads, and you can always fence them in.
If you do want to use Hoglins for food in the Nether, your best bet is to build an enclosed space with a fence at the minimum. This will keep them from attacking you, and you can stand outside of the fence to feed them.
How to breed Hoglin in Minecraft
Now that you know how to tame a Hoglin in Minecraft (or rather, that you can’t), you might want to breed some more for a steady supply of meat. This depends on another new item: the Crimson Fungi.
As one might expect, Crimson Fungi only grows in the Crimson Forest biome — that’s the same place where Hoglin spawn, making it a very convenient place to set up a Hoglin farm. Feed one Crimson Fungi each to two Hoglin and they’ll kiss and pop out a baby Hoglin. It’s as simple as that!
How to get Zoglin in Minecraft
Hoglins will drop raw porkchops just like pigs in the overworld, so there’s really not a reason to try and bring them through a Nether Portal. If you do, however, you’re going to be in for a surprise.
Any Hoglin that comes into the Overworld will rapidly turn into a Zoglin, a terrifying zombie version. Not only are these creatures hostile to you — now they won’t give you any useful meat. Zoglins can’t be bred, either, making them pretty useless to players. Now you know: if you’re going to raise Hoglins for food, make sure you keep them in the Nether!