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Wilson Portrait
It still has the tail on it.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Ha ha. A pig's butt.

Willow

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

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
The hide of a pig that once was.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
THESE FLESHLINGS ARE DISGUSTING

WX-78

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

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Bacon with a tail.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It was him or me.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
The hide öf a pig creature.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Take that!

Webber

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

Walani

Warly Portrait
Crackling!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
'E lost 'is bottom.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
Rather useful in many civilizations.

Warbucks

Wilba Portrait
WILBA DISTURB'D

Wilba

Winona Portrait
The backside of an oinker.

Winona

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.

Wilson Portrait
Is the bat hide hiding in there?

Wilson, when examining Pig Skin?

Willow Portrait
Weird. Is it from a pig bat?

Willow, when examining Pig Skin?

Wolfgang Portrait
Is confusing pig skin.

Wolfgang, when examining Pig Skin?

Wendy Portrait
It doesn't matter if it's pig or bat skin.

Wendy, when examining Pig Skin?

WX-78 Portrait
ERROR: BAT DOES NOT EQUAL PIG

WX-78, when examining Pig Skin?

Wickerbottom Portrait
Absurd! This clearly came from a bat.

Wickerbottom, when examining Pig Skin?

Woodie Portrait
I'm sure I could use this for something.

Woodie, when examining Pig Skin?

Waxwell Portrait
Who knew bat and pig skins were so similar?

Maxwell, when examining Pig Skin?

Wigfrid Portrait
'Tis hide which hides in the guise öf anöther hide.

Wigfrid, when examining Pig Skin?

Webber Portrait
Huh. It's pig hide but it came from a bat.

Webber, when examining Pig Skin?

Walani Portrait
Weird. It's pig skin from a bat.

Walani, when examining Pig Skin?

Warly Portrait
Is it from a bat or a pig?

Warly, when examining Pig Skin?

Woodlegs Portrait
Woodlegs don't care we ye call it.

Woodlegs, when examining Pig Skin?

Warbucks Portrait
Rather odd mishmash of bat and pig hide.

Warbucks, when examining Pig Skin?

Wilba Portrait
'TIS THE PIG SKIN O' THE BAT

Wilba, when examining Pig Skin?

Pig Skin?

In the Hamlet DLC, Vampire Bats will drop an item called "Pig Skin?" (question mark included). It can be used to craft items with normal Pig Skin in their recipes. The Pig villagers will attempt to eat any Pig Skin left on the ground. Either types of Pig skins will combine together in one stack, with the icon in the inventory representing the current majority. The Pigskin?'s spawn code is "bat_hide".

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 backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Twigs

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Inventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkScience MachineInventory slot backgroundUmbrella
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

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Inventory slot background Silk

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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 backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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PrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundOne-man Band
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot backgroundCut StoneAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundPig House
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Log SuitInventory slot backgroundScalesAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundScalemailReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Crimson FeatherInventory slot background Crimson FeatherInventory slot background Crimson FeatherInventory slot backgroundRopeScience MachineInventory slot backgroundSummer FrestReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Bamboo

×8

Inventory slot backgroundPalm Leaf

×5

Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundWildbore HouseShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundEmpty BottleScience MachineInventory slot backgroundSpyglassShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Batilisk WingInventory slot backgroundCompassAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundCowlHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundAzure Feather

×4

Science MachineInventory slot backgroundHogus PorkusatorHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background Peagawk Plume

×4

Inventory slot backgroundClothAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundGas MaskHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot backgroundCut StoneInventory slot backgroundCut StoneKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundTown HouseHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundHoney HamKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundThe Sterling Trough DeliHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background BoardsInventory slot backgroundAxeInventory slot backgroundAxeInventory slot backgroundAxeKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundPigg and Pigglet's General StoreHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundHoney PoulticeInventory slot backgroundHoney PoulticeInventory slot backgroundHoney PoulticeKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundCurly Tails Mud SpaHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundEggplantInventory slot backgroundEggplantInventory slot backgroundEggplantKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundSwinesbury Fine Grocer'sHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundPetals

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Key to the CityInventory slot backgroundMiss Sow's Floral ArrangementsHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundBall Pein HammerInventory slot backgroundBall Pein HammerInventory slot backgroundBall Pein HammerKey to the CityInventory slot background'The Sty' Oddities EmporiumHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundThe Flying Pig Arcane ShopHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundSpearInventory slot backgroundSpearInventory slot backgroundSpearKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundThe Boar's Tusk Weapon ShopHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundTop HatInventory slot backgroundTop HatKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundThe Sow's Ear Hat ShopHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

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Inventory slot background Cut Stone

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Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundSwinesbury Mineral ExchangeHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Boards

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Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Key to the CityInventory slot backgroundMy City HallHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

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Inventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot background Cut StoneInventory slot backgroundHalberdKey to the CityInventory slot backgroundWatch TowerHamlet icon
Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot backgroundBeard HairInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundShamlet MaskHamlet iconWebber Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

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Inventory slot background Gold Nugget

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Inventory slot backgroundBeefalo Wool

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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

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.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Pig Skin was edible in older Don't Starve versions, giving negligible Hunger.
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Edible Items Batilisk WingButterButterfly WingsDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFrog LegsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyLight BulbMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorsel
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberCoconutDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDragoon HeartEye of the Tiger SharkFish MorselRaw FishTropical FishShark Fin Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectarPoison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon) (Leafy MeatPhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Crafting Resources AshesAzure FeatherBeard HairBeefalo HornBeefalo WoolBlue GemBunny PuffCharcoalCrimson FeatherFlintGearsHound's ToothJet FeatherLiving LogMosquito SackNightmare FuelPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider GlandStingerTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsSnakeskinTurbine BladesVenom Gland Shipwrecked icon) (ChitinHippopotamoose AntlerIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Thunder FeatherWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon) (Cut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftSaffron FeatherShroom SkinSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon)
Loot Blow DartFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeySnake OilTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdRoyal CrownSnake BoneSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsLavae EggRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (Gold NuggetKingfisherOrange PikoPigeonPiko Hamlet icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon)