Exclusive to: Hamlet.
Pig Traders are Mobs exclusive to the Hamlet DLC. Various Pig Traders (besides the Mayor and Pig Queen) can be found wandering the Pig City during the Day and will retreat to their homes as soon as it is Dusk. Compared to normal Pigs, Pig Traders are taller, completely passive, elaborately dressed, have noticeable genders depending on their professions and will not turn into Werepigs during a full moon. Trading Items with these Mobs is the player's primary source of Oincs.
One Pig Trader will spawn from each Town house, being of any type except for Mayor Truffleston, Pig Queen, Farmer, and Miner. These Pig Traders will wander randomly around their house and eat any edible items left on the ground, including Pig Skin. Every so often they will drop one Manure where they are standing, and if the player picks up that Manure the Pig Trader will approach them and give them one Oinc.
One Pig Trader will also be found in each of the game's shops. These Traders never leave their shops and will barter with the player until Night, when they reject trades and shops close. During the Aporkalypse, all Pig Traders will remain in their homes and all shops will be closed.
Attacking a Pig Trader will cause Royal Guards near the outside of the building to become hostile to the player, and the attacked Trader will flee. In addition, two Royal Guards will enter the building who are hostile to the player. Killing a Pig Trader inside their shop will add 6 points to the player's Naughtiness level.
In the Palace City, the player can find several souvenirs inside the leftmost room of the Palace. If the player gives any of the souvenirs (either Post Card of the Royal Palace or the Queen Malfalfa statue) to any Pig Traders outside of Palace City such as those in Swinesbury City (the city with the City Hall building) or those from player-created Town Houses, they will reward the player with one of the following items:
Each Pig Trader can only be gifted once. Afterwards, they will reject all souvenirs.
Each Pig Trader has specific items they desire and will reward Oincs for such items. Attempting to trade an undesired item will result in rejection. Additionally, if the player is Wilba, Traders in the streets will occasionally gift basic resources such as Twigs.
The table below lists all Pig Traders, their desired items, Oincs rewarded upon satisfactory trades, daily trading limits, and the Trader's locations:
|Beautician||2x||Once per day||
|Worker||2x||Once per day||
|Florist||1x||Once per day||
|Farmer||1x||Once per day||
|Miner||1x||Once per day||
|Erudite||5x||Once per day||
|Hatmaker||5x||Once per day||
|Usher||4x||Once per day||
Pig Traders have random names. They can be viewed by mousing over the pig and pressing the examination key. The names are dependant on the gender of the Traders; Farmers, Workers, Collectors, Bankers, Professors, Miners, Ushers and the Mayor Truffleston are male and have masculine names while Shopkeeps, Hatmakers, Erudites, Florists, Beauticians and the Pig Queen are female and have feminine names.
Possible pig names:
- Like Royal Guards, Pig Traders found on the streets will warn of the oncoming Aporkalypse if it is near.
- After picking up the manure Pig Traders drop, it is possible to lure them away from Royal Guards for an easy kill, since they will follow the player even outside the Pig City to give them an Oinc.
- Stingers can be traded to the Collector for 3 Oincs or the Hunter for 5 Oincs, and Silk can be traded to the Collector for 3 Oincs or the Hatmaker for 5 Oincs. However, both the Hunter and the Collector only trade once per day, while the Collector can be traded with without limit.
- Upon buying a shop item, Pig Trader may continuously run against its own desk, not being able to go around it to restock the item. User has to exit and re-enter the building in order to get Pig Trader restock the item.