Don't Starve Wiki

We've Moved! Just as Gamepedia has joined forces with Fandom, this wiki had joined forces with our Fandom equivalent. The wiki has been archived and we ask that readers and editors move to the now combined wiki on Fandom. Click to go to the new wiki.


Don't Starve Wiki
Pig King
Pig King.png
Gold Nugget.png (Traded for Meats.png or Trinkets.png)
(Sketch.png for Statue Bishop Marble.png Statue Rook Marble.png Statue Knight Marble.png (Traded for Black Bishop.pngWhite Bishop.pngBlack Rook.pngWhite Rook.pngBlack Knight.pngWhite Knight.png)
Halloween Candy.pngx5 for Trinkets.png during Hallowed Nights Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Can't be killed
Common Biomes
Pig Village
Wilson Portrait.png
Ewwww, he smells!


Willow Portrait.png
Blech. What a slob.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Ha! Is good people!


Wendy Portrait.png
Live it up while you can, Your Majesty.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
He appears to be the leader of the village.


Woodie Portrait.png
He's not MY king.


Waxwell Portrait.png
That's a man with his priorities in order!


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Is it pig-Ödin?


Webber Portrait.png
King of the bullies!


Walani Portrait.png
Haha. Am I supposed to curtsy or something?


Warly Portrait.png
Well, you've got the chops for it.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
'E's rich, this one.


The Pig King can be found in one of the Pig Villages that generally spawn on a Grassland patch or in a Forest biome. He is usually lying 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 if they kill his fellow pigs or even his Guardian Pigs.

Adventure Mode

Unlike in Sandbox 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.png

Drumstick.pngFried Drumstick.pngLeafy Meat.pngCooked Leafy Meat.pngFish.pngCooked Fish.png

Batilisk Wing.pngCooked Batilisk Wing.pngKoalefant Trunk.pngWinter Koalefant Trunk.pngKoalefant Trunk Steak.png

Small Jerky.pngJerky.pngMonster Jerky.pngPig Skin.pngSlurper Pelt.pngBeach Toy.pngSea Worther.png

Gold Nugget.png×1
Bunny Puff.pngSecond-hand Dentures.pngSextant.pngToy boat.pngBent Spork.pngAir Unfreshener.png Gold Nugget.png×2
Leaky Teacup.pngShoe Horn.pngOne True Earring.png Gold Nugget.png×3
Ball and Cup.pngGord's Knot.pngMelty Marbles.pngTiny Rocketship.pngOld Boot.pngBlack Bishop.pngFrayed Yarn.pngWire Hanger.pngBlack Rook.pngWhite Rook.pngBlack Knight.pngWhite Knight.pngWine Bottle Candle.png Gold Nugget.png×4
Eel.pngCooked Eel.pngFrazzled Wires.pngGnome.pngLying Robot.pngBeaten Beater.png Gold Nugget.png×5
Fake Kazoo.pngToy Trojan Horse.pngUnbalanced Top.pngOrange Soda.pngUkulele.pngBrain Cloud Pill.png Gold Nugget.png×6
Mismatched Buttons.pngSoaked candle.pngBack Scratcher.pngLicense Plate.pngAncient Vase.png Gold Nugget.png×7
Dessicated Tentacle.pngHardened Rubber Bung.pngLucky Cat Jar.pngVoodoo Doll.png Gold Nugget.png×8
Potato Cup.png Gold Nugget.png×9
Broken AAC Device.png Gold Nugget.png×10

Prototype.png Tips

  • Meats that are 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 an infinite resource if there is a Pig King spawned in the world, as meat is a renewable resource in the game.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Pig King will throw the gold towards the player's camera. Turning the camera will cause the gold to land in a different place.

Mosquito.png Bugs

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

Blueprint.png Gallery