Hobgoblins are as pure as Goblinoids can get, they are the only natural born Goblinoid, being the template that Ancient Wizards used to create the Goblin and the Bugbear. Hobgoblins are not their original names, the original being lost to time.
Hobgoblins are highly militaristic, and tend to follow the lead of their Bugbear kin. They are cunning and just as intelligent, bur while Bugbears are born for war, Hobgoblins are only raised for it.
Hobgoblins live as long as humans, but do not breed as fast as their kin, making them quite a rare sight among the masses of Orcs, Bugbears and Goblins commonly seen.