Wilson Portrait
It still has the tail on it.


Willow Portrait
Ha ha. A pig's butt.


Wolfgang Portrait
Why long butt? Ha ha, Wolfgang is funny man.


Wendy Portrait
The hide of a pig that once was.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
The haunch of a semi-intelligent bipedal pig.


Woodie Portrait
Bacon with a tail.


Waxwell Portrait
It was him or me.


Wigfrid Portrait
The hide öf a pig creature.


Webber Portrait
Take that!


Walani Portrait
Not by the hair of his rumpy rump rump.


Warly Portrait


Woodlegs Portrait
'E lost 'is bottom.


Winona Portrait
The backside of an oinker.


A Pig Skin can be obtained by killing a Pig, Werepig, or Guardian Pig, or by deconstructing a Pig House with a Hammer or Deconstruction Staff or Pig Head with a Hammer. It is used to craft several items, such as the Football Helmet and Umbrella. Pig Skin is a "horrible" meat food item, which means that while the player refuses to eat it, Spiders and Pigs will see Pig Skin as food and will eat it if left on the ground. Additionally, it can be fed to Pigs to befriend them.

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Pig Skin is required in two more recipes: Scalemail and Summer Frest.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Pig Skin can be obtained from Wildbores and Wildbore Heads, which replace Pigs and Pig Heads, respectively. Pig Skin can also be used to craft Spyglasses and Wildbore Houses. Snakes will eat Pig Skin left on the ground.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • A good way to obtain Pig Skin is to find Pig Heads and dismantle them with a Hammer to get 2 Pig Skin and 2 Twigs. They can be found in Marsh Biomes near Merm camps and around Touch Stones.
    • In the Shipwrecked DLC, Wildbore Heads can alternatively be dismantled for 1 Bamboo and 1 Pig Skin.
    • Keep in mind that during a Full Moon, Pig and Wildbore Heads will additionally drop some Nightmare Fuel in the Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked DLCs.
  • A good way to obtain Pig Skin is to befriend a few Pigs, then take them to Beefalo during mating season.
    • A more advanced variant is to feed a handful of Pigs some food each in order for them to follow you during the Day coinciding with a Full Moon. Wait through Dusk until Night near the Beefalo; it does not need to be Spring but if it is, then make sure you have a Beefalo Hat just in case and do not draw aggro with Pigs. At Night the pigs will all transform and attack their closest targets; if it's you then lead them to the Beefalo, if it's the Beefalo then be ready for free Meat and Pig Skins. Make sure to pick them up as quickly as possible as Werepigs, just like Pigs, Spiders and Hounds will eat dropped Meat and Pig Skins.
  • Another method of getting Pig Skin is to force Pigs and Wildbores to transform into Werepigs.
    • This way, the player is certain to get 1 Pig Skin, in addition to 2 Meats when they are killed.
    • Gather 4 Monster Meat to feed to either pig variant and force it into a Werepig.
    • Make sure to not feed any normal meats or edibles as you may no longer be able to feed them the 4 Monster Meat without having to wait for them to be hungry again.
    • Monster Meat can be obtained with relative ease by killing Spiders or Hounds.
  • The easiest but most counterproductive way would be to build a Hammer and destroy a Pig House or a Wildbore House.
    • It drops half the amount of Pig Skin used in its construction.
    • Keep in mind that Pigs and Wildbores can no longer spawn should one destroy their respective houses, and each house destroyed is one fewer Pig or Wildbore spawning in that area.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinPig King IconInventory slot backgroundGold Nugget
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background RopeAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundFootball Helmet
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs


Inventory slot background Pig SkinInventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkScience MachineInventory slot backgroundUmbrella
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin


Inventory slot background Silk


Inventory slot backgroundRopeInventory slot backgroundRopeAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundPiggyback
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot backgroundMeatInventory slot backgroundMeatAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundHam Bat
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel


Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundOne-man Band
Inventory slot backgroundBoards


Inventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot backgroundPig Skin


Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundPig House
Inventory slot backgroundScalesInventory slot background Log SuitInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundScalemailReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundRopeInventory slot background Crimson FeatherInventory slot background Crimson FeatherInventory slot background Crimson FeatherInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinScience MachineInventory slot backgroundSummer FrestReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundPalm Leaf


Inventory slot background Bamboo


Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin


Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundWildbore HouseShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundEmpty BottleInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundPig SkinScience MachineInventory slot backgroundSpyglassShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundBeefalo Wool


Inventory slot background Pig Skin


Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget


Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundSaddleDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Gold NuggetBlueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundFashion GogglesDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Fashion GogglesBlueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundDesert GogglesDon't Starve Together icon

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Pig Skin was edible in older Don't Starve versions, giving negligible Hunger.
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Loot AshesAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherElectric MilkGlommer's GoopGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat HornWebber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberBooty BagCoconutChest of the DepthsDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDragoon HeartDubloonsEmpty BottleEye of the Tiger SharkEyeshotFish MorselHarpoonHornIron KeyMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakRaw FishTropical FishShark FinShark GillsSnakeskinSnake OilTarnished CrownTurbine BladesVenom GlandYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeCut GrassDeer AntlerDesert StoneFossil FragmentsFur TuftLavae EggLeafy MeatPhlegmRoseRoyal JellySaffron FeatherShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleShroom SkinSketchStag AntlerSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon)