Wilson Portrait.png
It still has the tail on it.

Wilson

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.png Downloadable Content[edit | edit source]

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Pig Skin is required in two more recipes: Scalemail and Summer Frest. Also although Webber is half Spider, he still finds Pig Skins inedible.

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.

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'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 item that held the slot initially. Any Pig Skin? dropped by the effects of Hay Fever will drop as regular Pig Skin. The Pig Skin?'s spawn code is "bat_hide".

Pogs and Snaptooths will eat both Pig Skin? and Pig Skin left on the ground.

Icon Tools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

Pig Skin.png
Pig King Icon.png
Gold Nugget.png
Pig Skin.png

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Gold Nugget.png

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Beefalo Wool.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Saddle.png
Pig Skin.png
Rope.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Football Helmet.png
Pig Skin.png
Twigs.png

×6

Silk.png
Silk.png
Science Machine.png
Umbrella.png
Pig Skin.png

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Silk.png

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Rope.png
Rope.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Piggyback.png
Pig Skin.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Meat.png
Meat.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Ham Bat.png
Pig Skin.png
Pig Skin.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Nightmare Fuel.png

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Prestihatitator.png
One-man Band.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Pig House.png
Pig Skin.png
Gold Nugget.png
Interface arrow right.png
Spectoggles.png
Wagstaff Portrait.png
Pig Skin.png
Pig Skin.png
Pig Skin.png
Log Suit.png
Scales.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Scalemail.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Pig Skin.png
Crimson Feather.png
Crimson Feather.png
Crimson Feather.png
Rope.png
Science Machine.png
Summer Frest.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Bamboo.png

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Palm Leaf.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Wildbore House.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Gold Nugget.png
Empty Bottle.png
Science Machine.png
Spyglass.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Pig Skin.png
Batilisk Wing.png
Compass.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Cowl.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Azure Feather.png

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Science Machine.png
Hogus Porkusator.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Peagawk Plume.png

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Cloth.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Gas Mask.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Beard Hair.png
Interface arrow right.png
Shamlet Mask.png
Hamlet icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Key to the City.png
Town House.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Honey Ham.png
Key to the City.png
The Sterling Trough Deli.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Axe.png
Axe.png
Axe.png
Key to the City.png
Pigg and Pigglet's General Store.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Honey Poultice.png
Honey Poultice.png
Honey Poultice.png
Key to the City.png
Curly Tails Mud Spa.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Eggplant.png
Eggplant.png
Eggplant.png
Key to the City.png
Swinesbury Fine Grocer's.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Petals.png

×12

Key to the City.png
Miss Sow's Floral Arrangements.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Ball Pein Hammer.png
Ball Pein Hammer.png
Ball Pein Hammer.png
Key to the City.png
'The Sty' Oddities Emporium.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Nightmare Fuel.png
Key to the City.png
The Flying Pig Arcane Shop.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Spear.png
Spear.png
Spear.png
Key to the City.png
The Boar's Tusk Weapon Shop.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

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Top Hat.png
Top Hat.png
Key to the City.png
The Sow's Ear Hat Shop.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Cut Stone.png

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Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Key to the City.png
Swinesbury Mineral Exchange.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Magnifying Glass.png
Magnifying Glass.png
Key to the City.png
The Tinkerer's Tower.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Boards.png

×4

Gold Nugget.png

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Key to the City.png
My City Hall.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Halberd.png
Key to the City.png
Watch Tower.png
Hamlet icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Gold Nugget.png
Blueprint (rare).png
Fashion Goggles.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Pig Skin.png
Fashion Goggles.png
Blueprint (rare).png
Desert Goggles.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Pig Skin.png

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Kelp Fronds.png

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Beefalo Wool.png

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Interface arrow right.png
Royal Tapestry Map Icon.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngConstructed by placing DIY Royalty Kit.png

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
    • In the Hamlet DLC, Pig Heads are found around mant hills instead.
    • Keep in mind that during a Full Moon, Pig and Wildbore Heads will additionally drop some Nightmare Fuel in the Reign of Giants, Shipwrecked and Hamlet 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 the player 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 the player must make sure to have a Beefalo Hat just in case and to not draw aggro with Pigs. At Night the Pigs will all transform and attack their closest targets; if it's the player then they should lead them to the Beefalo. After the Beefalo are done killing the Pigs, the player must pick the loot 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 Werepig. 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.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Pig Skin was edible in older Don't Starve versions, giving negligible Hunger Meter.png.
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