Pig King

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That's a man with his priorities in order!


The Pig King can be found in one of the Pig Villages that generally spawn in or on the borders of a Deciduous Forest biome, usually at the end of a path. He can be found laying on Wooden Flooring surrounded by Obelisks, and may be guarded by Guardian Pigs if playing in Adventure Mode. He is immune to any damage and cannot be attacked.

During the day, the player can make offerings to the Pig King in exchange for Gold Nuggets. At Night, the Pig King goes to sleep and cannot be traded with. He will not hold any grudge towards the player, even if they kill his fellow Pigs or his Guardian Pigs. Despite Pigs' hostility to Webber and Wortox, the Pig King will still trade with them. However, he will refuse to trade with Wurt.

In Adventure Mode, worlds may have different chances of encountering the Pig King based on the specific world's individual rules. 

Exchange rates 

Item Gold Value

Egg.pngCooked Egg.pngMorsel.pngCooked Morsel.pngMeat.pngCooked Meat.pngDrumstick.pngFried Drumstick.pngLeafy Meat.pngCooked Leafy Meat.pngFish.pngCooked Fish.pngBatilisk Wing.pngCooked Batilisk Wing.pngKoalefant Trunk.pngWinter Koalefant Trunk.pngKoalefant Trunk Steak.pngSmall Jerky.pngJerky.pngMonster Jerky.pngPig Skin.pngSlurper Pelt.pngSea Worther.pngTuna Can.png

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Bunny Puff.pngSecond-hand Dentures.pngSextant.pngToy Boat.pngAir Unfreshener.png Gold Nugget.png×2
One True Earring.png Gold Nugget.png×3
Ball and Cup.pngGord's Knot.pngMelty Marbles.pngTiny Rocketship.pngOld Boot.pngBlack Rook.pngWhite Rook.pngWine Bottle Candle.pngQueen Malfalfa.pngPost Card of the Royal Palace.png Gold Nugget.png×4
Eel.pngCooked Eel.pngFrazzled Wires.pngGnome.pngLying Robot.pngCan of Silly String.png Gold Nugget.png×5
Fake Kazoo.pngOrange Soda.pngUkulele.pngBrain Cloud Pill.png Gold Nugget.png×6
Mismatched Buttons.pngLicense Plate.pngAncient Vase.png Gold Nugget.png×7
Dessicated Tentacle.pngHardened Rubber Bung.pngVoodoo Doll.png Gold Nugget.png×8
Broken AAC Device.png Gold Nugget.png×10

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  • Meat that is not accepted by the King can be converted into Eggs by a Bird in a Birdcage, and then offered to the King. This makes Gold Nuggets an infinite resource, as Meat is a renewable resource in the game.
  • A low cost method of obtaining Gold from the Pig King would be to place Lureplants on turf, such as Rocky Turf or Wooden Flooring, or a Boat, where they can't spawn Eyeplants, and repeatedly harvest the bait.
  • A quick method to amass Gold from the Pig King would be to make a few Fishing Rods and fish for Eels in the Caves, as each Eel trades for 5 Gold whether it is alive, dead or cooked.

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  • The Pig King will throw the Gold Nuggets towards the player's camera. Turning the camera will cause the Gold Nuggets to land in a different place.
  • Humorously, the Pig King will refuse a haunting from a Ghost Character in Don't Starve Together.
  • There is a Pig King Vignette in Don't Starve Together. Its flavor text provides a little background for the Pig King and his followers: "Legend has it the Pig King and his followers left their home long ago to rule freely in The Constant." Their previous home could possibly be the world of Hamlet.
  • Depictions of the Pig King appear in the Hamlet DLC. For example, one of the Intricate Topiaries is shaped like him.

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  • Sometimes, a Pig King does not spawn in Sandbox Mode because there isn't enough space for his Set Piece to be created during the world generation.

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