Race Pig
Gender Unknown

Poogie is an NPC in Monster Hunter World (MHW). NPCs are non-playable characters that interact
with the Hunter during the story or optional activities in game.


Poogie is a little pig wandering around in Astera, it is possible for the player to befriend it and get rewards.



  • Can be found wandering around the ground level of Astera.


Poogie Relationship

The player can pet Poogie, this works like the cooking mini-game where you need to press a certain button at the right time.
Near the end of the melody, a big red exclamation mark will appear above Poogie, this is when you have to press the button.
If successful, hearts will appear around a happy Poogie, if not, Poogie will kick the player and run back to its house,
respawning after the next quest.

Petting Poogie regularly will open new interactions with it, and at some point will create a bond with the player.
The heart and reaction from Poogie will be a lot more expressive.

- Pet
- Pick up
- Change Clothes
- Edit Name

At this point, only once between each quest, if the player can get Poogie to jump with a big heart, he can then pick it up, and walk around with it. Walking through certain places in Astera will make Poogie and the controller vibrate, signaling the player of a nearby hidden item. If you put Poogie down, it will look for it and give it to you.
Most of the hidden items spots only grant materials, but a few give new costume for Poogie.
Important note: There may be story progression requirement to unlock these costumes.

- Memorial Striped : Base costume
- Apprentice Fiver : Next to The Huntsman and the white flag.
- White Jammies : Next to the big fossil rock on the far left of the Ecological Research Area
- Hog in a Frog : Under the lamp on the right of the harvest baskets, near the water.
- Emperor's New Duds : All the way up inside the observation point, need to go through the Smithy Area and keep climbing.

Material Spots

-The centered spot behind the Provisions Stockpile grants a Nutrients or Mega Nutrients.
-You can pick up a Voucher next to the right of your Handler at the Canteen.

Below is a map of all known spots that Poogie will dig at. The list on the image is not complete (work in progress). 


Role in Main Story

  • Bringing poogie to certain locations with high affection will yield random items.
  • Encourages the hunter to keep fighting even when it seems impossible. requires all the head pats.



  • Poogie is part of the 5th Fleet.
  • When brought to the Canteen he will squeal and run, will appear after next quest


Admiral  ♦  Botanical Research  ♦  Commander  ♦  Ecological Research  ♦  Elder Melder  ♦  Endemic Life Researcher  ♦  Field Master  ♦  Field Team Leader  ♦  First Wyverians  ♦  Grimalkyne Tribes  ♦  Lynian Researcher  ♦  Mysterious Hooded Man  ♦  Piscine Researcher  ♦  Resource Center  ♦  Second Fleet Master  ♦  Shy Scholar  ♦  Steamworks  ♦  The Armory  ♦  The Handler  ♦  The Huntsman  ♦  Third Fleet Master

    • Anonymous

      07 Aug 2019 08:11  

      I got to pick him up finally, but never got a vibrate at any spot. I'll just keep telling myself it's a myth :')

      • Anonymous

        04 Aug 2019 04:16  

        There seems to be a weird bug or feature with Poogie collecting Vouchers. When the controller vibrates and I set him down to get the voucher near the Handler he just does a little dance and starts to run away. If I drop him away from it, wake him up by petting him, then guide him over to the table, THEN pick him up and set him down, he digs but finds nothing and falls asleep, wasting the item chance. I can't find anything about this from anywhere.

        • Anonymous

          29 Jul 2019 14:27  

          ... I only discovered this after 800 hours of play. That's right. This idiot, right here, only found out poogie will dig items up one time between missions. After 800 hours.

          • Anonymous

            11 Jun 2019 02:04  

            I have beaten the entire game, and haven’t once seen poogie. Is it because I’m always offline? Or should Poogie still be available even if you never go online?

            • Anonymous

              13 Feb 2019 04:13  

              I *****ing hate this stupid pig I wish I could super slam him on a concrete and slam my greatsword through his skull

              • Anonymous

                13 Feb 2019 04:10  

                Why can I just not drown this stupid waste of space all he does is eat food and waste my time, RUINING THE GAME REMOVE HIM!

                • Anonymous

                  22 Oct 2018 09:57  

                  what point in the story do I have to be in to get the apprentice fiver? Also I am HR 29 and I can't get the emperors new duds. Do I have to actually be HR 15 for this to work?

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Aug 2018 02:12  

                    Poogie disappeared .... he's no longer where he used to be beside the seller on the trade deck ..... :( The last time I saw him, he was headed towards the bottom part, behind where captured monsters are held .... but you can't follow him there ....

                    • 14 Jun 2018 08:07  

                      The pig has been in the game since the PS2 at least, back then it was just said if you pet him you would have good luck on the quests, then the cheat disks came out and everyone had good luck all the time lol.

                      • Anonymous

                        06 May 2018 14:55  

                        Just a fair warning, emperor's new duds you can't actually get until you've beaten xeno'jiva I'm pretty sure

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