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This article is about the Hardmode enemy. For the mount, see Scaly Truffle.

The Pigron is a Hardmode enemy found in the Ice biome when it is overlapped by Underground Hallow, Underground Corruption, or Underground Crimson. It comes in multiple colors, depending on which biome it spawns in.

Pigrons have a special ability to become transparent and nearly invisible, allowing them to fly through solid blocks. As a transparent Pigron starts to attack, it will become visible again. When it starts moving towards the player, it occasionally makes an audible growl. If it is in its solid, visible state and is blocked by solid blocks on its path to the player, it will become transparent again to pass through them.

Variants[]

Notes[]

Tips[]

  • Utilizing the Hunter Potion makes finding and dispatching a Pigron much easier, as it glows when it would normally be nearly invisible.
  • Pay attention for growls while in Ice biome, since Pigrons will usually be heard sooner than they are seen, and the sound they make is unique.
  • The Pigron Statue can be used to easily unlock all three variants in the Bestiary, saving the player the trouble of having to create all of the respective biomes.

Trivia[]

  • The name is a portmanteau of the words "Pig" and "Dragon". This was confirmed by Cenx in the IRC.
  • Despite Pigrons coming in three different colors and slight variations, the banner (along with the Scaly Truffle's Pigron Mount) is always pink.
  • There is a discontinued plush Pigron sold in real life by Toynk Toys, based on its purple appearance in the Underground Corruption.[1]
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Pigrons: "This elusive dragon-pig hybrid has excellent stealth capabilities despite its rotund figure. It is uncertain how they came to exist."

See also[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Chance of dropping Bacon reduced from 33% to 6.67%.
    • Hallow Pigron no longer drops the Blessed Apple.
    • Can now spawn on Red Ice Blocks.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Now has a chance to growl when moving towards the player.
    • No longer plays the boss summon roar when encountering the player.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Now has a chance to drop Bacon.
    • Sprites updated to match Desktop 1.3.0.1.
    • Now appears in greater varieties.
  • Console 1.06: Now has a chance to growl when moving towards the player.
  • Mobile 1.3.0.7:
    • Now has a chance to drop Bacon.
    • Sprites updated to match Desktop 1.3.0.1.
    • Now appears in greater varieties.

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