Piglins are a relatively new addition to Minecraft since their Nether update. This was a massive update because it gave more reason to explore the Nether. There is much more to the Nether, from the new fortresses to the new biomes. Piglins came with this new update and updated versions of the Zombie Pigmen.
Piglins will attack when you provoke them, break a Gold Block in their vicinity, or open up any chest near them. If you don’t do any of these things, they won’t all attack you. Keep in mind that it depends on the vicinity of the other Piglins to come and attack you.
The farther they are, the less likely they will come and try to attack you. Once you defeat all the angry Piglins, the others in other areas of the world won’t attack you. This is good because you don’t want all the Piglins in the world to come after you simultaneously. Just try not to get them all angry at once or it will be difficult to fight off all of them.
1. When you provoke them
The main reason they will attack you is a mechanic that was the same thing the Zombie Pigmen had. Once you hit or defeat any Piglins, they will all come after you within a certain vicinity. Not every single one will attack you because that would be too overwhelming. All the closest Piglens will come in and attack you.
The baby Piglens are probably the most annoying because they are small and extremely annoying to hit. Make sure you take them out first because focusing on small and big Piglins simultaneously will be difficult. Try not to provoke them, or you are in for a wild ride.
2. When you break a Gold Block
The second reason they will attack you is if you break any gold block around them. This means if you break a gold block or ore. It can be relatively annoying, but you are most likely not going to the Nether for gold. If you find gold, defeat all the surrounding Piglins or get ready for a fight. If you go to the Nether, try to avoid destroying anything related to gold.
3. When you open any type of chest
Opening up any type of chest near Piglins will also make them aggressive toward you. Even if you place down an Ender Chest and open it, they will still get angry. They don’t want you stealing any of their items, so you need to clear out the area surrounding it before opening a chest so you don’t get surrounded.
Just try your best to stay out of the Piglin’s way or get ready to fight them. They are harmless if you leave them alone, so keeping the peace when exploring this dangerous area is best. If you need to do something that will make them aggressive, prepare for an epic fight for your life.