Zombie Pigmen wield Gold Swords just like the PC/Mac and Console versions and can deal about 2 1/2 hearts of damage per hit. They are slightly faster than the other hostile mobs, making them superior above all the other Mobs except Creepers. Despite having gold swords, which aren't the most useful type of sword, their attack power is both from zombie power and their swords.
Fighting Zombie Pigmen is rather simple. Once spawned, they will stand still for a few seconds. If they notice the player, they will then attack them. If not, they will circle the Reactor until they do. They are fast and they have more health than Zombies and Skeletons, meaning it is best you have a sword before fighting them. Armor would be useful as well.
- Zombie Pigmen drop Gold Ingots and Feathers, unlike other versions of Minecraft, in which Zombie Pigmen drop Gold Nuggets. This is what the developers intended.
- The Zombie Pigmen's face in Pocket Edition is completly green and white and is missing the hat layer, unlike other versions, in which they are pink and green and have the hat layer.
- Zombie Pigmen are always hostile to you like normal zombies, unlike other versions in which they only become hostile when attacked.