How to stop minecraft nether portals from spawning zombie pigs

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How to stop minecraft nether portals from spawning zombie pigs
A zombified piglin spawned from a Minecraft Nether portal (Image via Minecraft)
A zombified piglin spawned from a Minecraft Nether portal (Image via Minecraft)

The Nether is one of the most iconic features in Minecraft. The Nether was the first dimension added to the game and is a literal representation of the underworld, complete with lava lakes and strange demon-like creatures. However, the dimension changed in the 1.16 Nether update.

The Overworld and the Nether are entirely separate dimensions, requiring players to create a portal in a very specific way to move between them. While this boundary between dimensions holds firm most of the time, there are times when it fails and zombified piglins can enter the Overworld through the player’s Nether portal.

Here’s how to stop the zombie pigs from infiltrating the overworld through the nether portals.


How to stop zombie piglins from coming out of minecraft nether portals

How to prevent zombie pigs from appearing in portals

An unlit Nether Portal (Image via Minecraft)
An unlit Nether Portal (Image via Minecraft)

While there is no way to stop these zombified piglins from spawning from an active Minecraft Nether portal, the trick to stopping spawning can be found within these spawn conditions. The Nether portal needs to be turned on to spawn zombified piglins. This means that players can break their portal to prevent zombified piglins from spawning from a portal while it is not in use.

The most basic way for players to do this is to always carry flint and steel and some blocks or a bucket of water. This will allow players to place a block in the portal frame or place water temporarily for the portal to break, and flint and steel will allow players to relight the portal when they need to use it.

Minecraft players can also set up dispensers attached to different levers or buttons, one with a water source and one with flint and steel. These will allow players to automatically break and relight portals using redstone systems instead of carrying the necessary items in their inventory at all times.

Unfortunately for players looking to keep strange mobs out of their base, there is no easy way to prevent zombified piglins from spawning in illuminated Nether portals, as they will spawn regardless of the light level.

This is doubly true for Java Edition players, as zombified piglins spawn directly within the portal itself, meaning players cannot place any blocks, transparent or otherwise, to prevent them from spawning.


Understand how the portal works and why zombie piglins appear in portals

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It should come as no surprise to players that the Nether is full of zombified piglins. Just as players can move back and forth between dimensions using the portal, so can these piglins. While the player is in the Nether, the portal is fully rendered and any entity that enters it will be transported to the Overworld.

While the player is in the Overworld, the Nether is uncharged, meaning no entities can exist to move through the portal. In an attempt to replicate this feeling of random beings wandering through the portal, zombified piglins have a chance to spawn in the bottom frame of a portal on the Overworld side if any of the portal blocks above the frame receive a tick mark. blocking.

In Java Edition, the zombified piglins will spawn inside the portal frame. However, for the Bedrock Edition, the piglins will appear in blocks adjacent to the frame. All zombified piglins spawned this way have a 15 second portal cooldown to prevent them from being instantly teleported back to the Nether.

Zombified piglins will spawn twice as many times on Normal difficulty and triple times on Hard difficulty. These are the only mobs that can be spawned from Nether portals this way.


For detailed guides, tutorials, tips, and more, check out minecraft-wiki

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