Ghost Pigsies and other Ghost Creatures can appear during (ingame-)nights on solid blocks on the surface of nearly all Biomes except for Frozen Oceans, however only during temporarily limited event times like around Halloween.
|Health:||100 health points|
|Time to tame:||cannot be tamed|
|Attack(s):||none known, Ghost Creatures are flight animals|
|Location:||all surface Biomes and on surface blocks, only at night in darkness|
General information Edit
In 2016 Ghost Creatures like Ghost Pigsies appeared during the event "Haunted Nights" that started on October 13th and ended on November 1st, but were re-instated once more for a short period afterwards to coincide with the "Festive" Season event around Christmas 2016.
During event-times players could often obtain Halloween items and/or their crafting recipes from (untameable) Ghost Pigsies by killing them.
During event-times Ghost Creatures usually show up a little later than common night creatures (that will start to spawn around 10:43 PM), and when hit by sunlight, Ghost Pigsies will start to burst into blue flames around 5:12 AM and will perish even more quickly than common night creatures do without leaving any trace (no Loot Bag).
During event-times Ghost Pigsies can also spawn on artificial biomes and on surface blocks that have been placed underground, even in the Corruption layer; however very rarely, and of course only during night-times.
Ghost Pigsies can be spawned on Mob Spawners. Please note that Mob Spawners are not intended to let you "farm" infinite animal loot. Instead they are Machines that will spawn specific Creatures as a fighting challenge, intended to be used within Adventures created for other players to play.
Creatures spawned on Mob Spawners do not drop any loot and cannot be tamed. However, Adventure creators can provide the first Creature that will be spawned with customary loot that other players will then receive when killing this Creature. Player-spawned Ghost Pigsies burn and perish in sunlight (while dropping loot bags with all the stuff inside that players have put into the Mob Spawner) and will flee from player characters that are approaching just like Ghost Pigsies that "naturally" spawn during events.
Ghost Pigsies are not aggressive towards player characters, but instead flee when players are approaching, and they even won't fight back when being attacked.
The bright glowing white Ghost Pigsies are very well visible in the darkness even from a great distance. They do not illuminate the area though.
Ghost Pigsies might react scared to explosions or battles happening close to them, but it is hard to tell because they constantly flee from player characters in any case.
Please note that Creatures seemingly have resistances and weaknesses against certain types of Swords.
According to Playful, Ghost Pigsies have 100 health points and based on tests, they require 15 hits with a Twig, 10 hits with a Wood Sword, 7 hits with a Stone Sword, 3 hits with an Obsidian Sword, hits with an Iron Sword, 2 hits with a Diamond Sword or 1 hit with a Lumite Sword to be killed.
It seems like Ghost Pigsies have 10 armor points.
Since Ghost Pigsies are flight animals, it is not necessary to circle them, since they won't fight back at all. If they are encountered underground, then tend to flee to the surface. If and as long as ghost creatures are trapped in dark places, they will not perish, but sunlight can kill them and prevent them from dropping Loot Bags.
Like all other Creatures, Ghost Pigsies can climb one or two blocks upwards, but not three blocks or higher without any steps, not even on worlds with low gravity (while your player character can use low gravity to jump up 5 blocks or more). However trapping strategies don't work well currently because of the glitching bug.
You can however throw Explosives or throwable items at Ghost Pigsies. Armor-Piercing Bombs are the most effective ranged weapons in general, followed by Explosive Bombs, Poison Bombs and Rimecones. Throwing Globs of Goo can only slow Creatures down.
Better do not throw Corrupt Bombs, Freeze Bombs or Fire Bombs at Creatures, since these Explosives inflict only a rather small amount of damage, and if Creatures should die from the elemental damage over time that these Bombs deal within a small radius around their point of impact, then the dying Creatures will not drop any Loot Bags.
Creatures can also drown when being trapped in/under liquids for too long, and will not drop any Loot Bags in this case (natural death). Also traps that use heat, cold or corruption to kill Creatures will not provide you with their loot.
When killed, then the Loot Bags of Ghost Pigsies can randomly contain different kinds of items during event-times like around Halloween.
The mininum loot of Ghost Pigsies consists of only Goo, but they can also drop up to 8 stacks of loot.
All Ghost Creatures will randomly drop Globs of Goo, Bones, Weeds, Dead Grass, Coal (rarely), Wood Slabs (rarely), Stone Slabs (rarely), Shredded Leaves (rarely), plus sometimes one or more of these Halloween themed items and/or their crafting recipes:
- Haunted Walls
- Haunted Stone Walls
- Haunted Floors
- Haunted Stairs
- Carpeted Haunted Stairs
- Haunted Roofs
- Haunted Lamps
- Haunted Gravestones
- Haunted Doors
- Haunted Pumpkins
Currently, ghosts creatures cannot be tamed; they can only be killed and will then drop Loot Bags with random content like listed above.
Family members Edit
Other Ghost Creatures appearing during Halloween event times:
The Ghost Pigsy has many relatives:
- the peaceful, but defensive yellow "daylight" Pigsy that spawns in nearly every Biome during the day, mainly on any type of Grass blocks
- the aggressive Night Pigsy that spawns on the surface at night, but also in Caves and on the Fossil layer during the day
- the small aggressive Night Hoglet that spawns only at night in Forests, Woodlands and more rarely in Grassland Biomes
- the aggressive Corrupted Pigsy that roves about in the dangerous Corruption layer deep underground in darkness during day and night
- the roguishly aggressive and poisonous Feral Pigsy that lives in lush Jungles and foggy Swamplands during the day
- and the proud territorial and somehow aggressive BossHog that roams golden Savannahs at day and night
Ghost Pigsies won't "replace" ordinary Pigsies, and Pigsies also do not transform into Ghost Pigsies. However since yellow Pigsies can only spawn during the day, you might not meet any when travelling at night, and you will instead come across Night Creatures only.
If you stay in an area where Pigsies fall asleep after darkness falls, Ghost Pigsies might spawn somewhere nearby sleeping yellow Pigsies in the darkness.