The Sims 4 Island Living Guide

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The Sims 4 Island Living Game Guide

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Contributors: Simserasera (Careers, Conservation, Diving), Scarlet (Testing and Info Gathering), Paulskayser (Mermaids, Dolphins, Elementals and Sharks) and Alexis of SimsVIP.
 

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Table of Contents

Basic Info

 

New Game Additions

Careers & Odd Jobs

Mermaids

 

Ocean Life

World

 

Buy Mode

 

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Game Summary

Explore a breezy world drenched in sun, sand and endless fun as your Sims make their own paradise in The Sims 4 Island Living. Whether they contribute to the conservation effort or prefer living off the grid, your Sims can take the plunge and enjoy what this unique culture has to offer. Embrace traditional events, wear native clothing styles or sip on some kava.
 


 
 
 
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Aspirations

The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Pack adds one new Aspiration for selection in Create-a-Sim. This aspiration grants Sims both a reward and bonus trait.

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Name
Description
Beach Life
This Sim wants to take it slow and enjoy beach life.

 
 
 
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Aspiration Rewards

The Sims 4 Island Living adds a new aspiration reward to the game. When completing aspiration milestones in the game, Sims can earn enough points to purchase new rewards.

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Name
Description
Cost
Acquired by..
Mermadic KelpEat this to turn into a Mermaid!500 PointsRewards Store

 
 
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Traits

The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Pack adds six brand new traits for Sims. Two of the traits can be selected in Create-a-Sim, one is earned by completing the new Aspiration, two are from completing the Conservationist Career, and one is inherited.

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Name
Description
Child of the OceanAnswer the call of the ocean! Sims with this trait will prefer water related activities and feel closer to denizens of the sea.
Child of the IslandsThese Sims experience a spiritual connection to islands of Sulani. Honor the islands by partaking in their culture, summon powerful elementals and reap the rewards of their blessings—or the consequences of their disfavor.
Sulani Mana (Inherited Trait)This Sim is imbued with Sulani's elemental energy due to their heritage. They can increase the quality of plants as well as summon Volcanic Bombs. (From Elemental Heritage)
Laid-Back
(Reward Trait)
Sims who are Laid-Back never become tense. (From Completing the Beach Life Aspiration)
Master of the Sea (Reward Trait)A Master of the Sea becomes friends with dolphins and mermaids faster, and can maneuver around the ocean much more easily. (From Completing the Conservationist Career - Marine Biologist Branch)
Natural Speaker (Reward Trait)Sims that are Natural Speakers have been empowered by nature with instinctive charisma. Being friendly is second nature. These Sims find it easy to Enthuse and Spread Awareness of their cause to other Sims, and find that their grant applications tend to get accepted. (From Completing the Conservationist Career - Environmental Manager Branch)

 
 
 
 

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Create-a-Sim Fashions

 
Female Adult/Teen/Elder – 15 Hairstyles and Hats, 18 Tops, 12 Bottoms, 8 Outfits, 4 Pairs of Shoes, 9 Accessories, 1 Set of Teeth, 4 Tattoos, 2 Makeup
 
Female Children – 2 Hairstyles and Hats, 4 Tops, 6 Bottoms, 5 Outfits, 3 Pairs of Shoes, 3 Accessories
 
Female Toddlers – 1 Top, 3 Bottoms, 9 Outfits, 1 Accessory
 
 
 
Male Adult/Teen/Elder – 7 Hairstyles and Hats, 13 Tops, 12 Bottoms, 1 Outfit, 2 Pairs of Shoes, 5 Accessories, 1 Set of Teeth, 4 Tattoos, 2 Makeup
 
Male Children – 1 Hairstyle and Hats, 2 Tops, 5 Bottoms, 2 Outfits, 2 Pairs of Shoes, 2 Accessories
 
Male Toddlers – 1 Top, 3 Bottoms, 1 Accessory
 

 
 
 

Hairstyles and Hats



 
 
 
 

Clothing


 
 
 
 

Shoes


 
 
 
 

Accessories


 
 
 
 

Teeth/Tattoos/Makeup


 
 
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New Game Additions

This section includes details of the new gameplay available with The Sims 4 Island Living. Images have been sized down in most cases, so click the images for a larger view.
 

 

New Music Genre/Radio Station

The Sims 4 Island Living adds the new “Island Radio” music genre to the game. You can listen to the new music and stations in game via the stereo and speaker systems.


 

 

Club Activities

If you own The Sims 4 Get Together Expansion, Island Living adds ten new Club Activities and Club Requirements. The following options are available when picking club requirements and activities.

  • Traits
    • Mermaid
    • Child of the Islands
    • Child of the Ocean
  • Careers
    • Diver
    • Fisherman
    • Lifeguard
    • Conservationist
  • Activities
    • Conservationist Activities
    • Dive in the Ocean


 

 

New Collectibles

The Sims 4 Island Living includes the brand new “Seashells”, “Buried Treasure” and “Underwater Photos” collections, and adds brand new collectibles to the already existing Gardening and Fishing Collections. Below is a detailed list of all the new collectibles.
 

 

Seashells

Seashells are a new collectible acquired by Fishing, Diving, and “Combing the Beach” for Seashells. There are 13 Seashells to collect in Sulani in order to complete the collection.

❗ The “Ordinary” Conch Shell has a special “Blow Conch” interaction on it. When used around Mermaids it will invoke a reaction. (Even when not in their “Merform”)

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Name
Rarity
Value
Description
Scallop ShellCommon§10It’s the classic scallop. Birthplace of delicious sea morsels and tiny goddesses alike.
Scallop ShellCommon§15It’s the classic scallop. Birthplace of delicious sea morsels and tiny goddesses alike.
Small Conch ShellCommon§20A small seashell that is easy to pick up, even on the move. Fair warning, they can go really far when thrown.
Small Conch ShellCommon§30A small seashell that is easy to pick up, even on the move. Fair warning, they can go really far when thrown.
Tulip ShellCommon§40Rough on the outside, smooth within. Just like the grumpy old sweetheart that used to live inside.
Tulip ShellCommon§50Rough on the outside, smooth within. Just like the grumpy old sweetheart that used to live inside.
Moon Snail ShellUncommon§80These moon snails sometimes come out at night to look up at the big light in the sky and long for the time when they can converge, become whole, and ascend to their true home.
Moon Snail ShellUncommon§90These moon snails sometimes come out at night to look up at the big light in the sky and long for the time when they can converge, become whole, and ascend to their true home.
Sea Urchin ShellUncommon§60This unassuming sphere once housed the hedgehog of the sea. Watch out when swimming in the ocean or you might feel the uncomfortable sting of one of these.
Sea Urchin ShellUncommon§70This unassuming sphere once housed the hedgehog of the sea. Watch out when swimming in the ocean or you might feel the uncomfortable sting of one of these.
"Ordinary" Conch ShellRareN/ANothing to see here. Just a plain old boring conch shell. Definitely doesn't provoke a response from the aquatically inclined.
Abalone ShellRare§120These shiny shells are sought in surf and sold at shore. Generations of paleontologists have supported themselves by selling these seashells on these sea shores.
Abalone ShellRare§130These shiny shells are sought in surf and sold at shore. Generations of paleontologists have supported themselves by selling these seashells on these sea shores.

PlaqueN/AN/AWell done! The Elder Crustacean Court has sent you this plaque to commemorate your gallant service in the ongoing battle against the mollusks.

 

 

Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure is a new collectible acquired by Fishing, Scuba or Free Diving for Treasure, or “Combing the Beach” for Seashells. There are 18 separate Treasures to collect in Sulani in order to complete the collection, each with a unique story description.

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Name
Rarity
Value
Description
The Eyes of SulaniCommon§60Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Eyes of SulaniCommon§50Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Eyes of SulaniCommon§90Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Fingers of SulaniCommon§100Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Fingers of SulaniCommon§130Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Fingers of SulaniCommon§140Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Heart of SulaniCommon§185Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Heart of SulaniCommon§205Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Heart of SulaniCommon§265Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Eyes of SulaniUncommon§550Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.

The Eyes of SulaniUncommon§295Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Fingers of SulaniUncommon§385Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Fingers of SulaniUncommon§610Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Heart of SulaniUncommon§425Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Heart of SulaniUncommon§810Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Eyes of SulaniRare§890Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
The Fingers of SulaniRare§1,000Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.

The Heart of SulaniRare§1,200Each Treasure has a long and unique story behind it. Read the full description in game.
PlaqueN/AN/AThe Sulani Preservation Society officially recognizes you as a collector, archiver, and protector par excellence of Sulani Islands historical artifacts.

 

 

Fish

The Sims 4 Island Living adds 14 brand new fish to the Fish Collection. The new fish are exclusive to Sulani, but can still be taken to other worlds for cooking, roasting, and mounting. Catching these new fish types depends on location and skill level.

❗ The Sims 4 Island Living introduces some new ways to fish. Sims can now Fish directly off boats and even use the “Spearfish” interaction on the Diving buoy.

❗ The Sims 4 Island Living also introduces a new “fish trap” item that can be purchased from the beach shack vending machine. When left in the ocean near schools of fish, Sims can set a trap and then return to retrieve fish at a later time.

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Name
Rarity
Description
Celestial Grouper
CommonThey are primordially hunters, they lie on the bottom and surge forward, preferring juvenile surgeonfish and crustaceans. Alternatively they may hover motionless in the water column before attacking. (Level 1 Fishing Skill)
Clownfish
CommonThirty species are recognized: one in the genus Premnas, while the remaining are in the genus Amphiprion. In the wild, they all form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones. (Level 3 Fishing Skill)
Mahi Mahi
CommonSurface-dwelling, ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado and dolphin. (Level 3 Fishing Skill)

Neon AngelfishCommonNeon...Shinier! Glossier than your garden variety Angelfish. (Level 3 Fishing Skill)
Bluefin Tuna
UncommonBluefin are the largest tuna. (Level 7 Fishing Skill)
Butterflyfish
UncommonAlthough some species are dull-colored, most wear intricate patterns with striking backgrounds of blue, red, orange, or yellow. (Level 5 Fishing Skill)

Fighting Plakat
UncommonPronounced pla-COT, they are a short-finned variety of Betta Splendens. They were originally selected out of rice paddies in Thailand and Southeast Asia and bred for their fighting abilities. (Level 4 Fishing Skill)
Parrotfish
UncommonParrotfish are colorful and voracious herbivores that spend up to 90% of their day eating algae off of coral reefs with their beak-like teeth. And they defecate sand, keeping beaches beachy. (Level 4 Fishing Skill)
Golden Mahi Mahi
RareThey are distinguished by dazzling colors, in this case GOLD! (Level 10 Fishing Skill)
Green Plakat
RareThey are quite intelligent as fish go, and they can even be trained to recognize their owners and do tricks. (Level 6 Fishing Skill)
Leopard SharkRareHarmless to humans, the leopard shark is caught by commercial and recreational fisheries for food and the aquarium trade. (Level 8 Fishing Skill)
Royal Sabrefish
RareHow Royal? We are not sure. (Level 9 Fishing Skill)

Scorpionfish
RareMembers of the scorpionfish family are experts at blending in with their surroundings, making them excellent ambush predators in their habitat. (Level 8 Fishing Skill)

Swordfish
RareThey are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. (Level 9 Fishing Skill)

 

 

Harvestables

The Sims 4 Island Living adds 4 brand new harvestables to the Gardening Collection. The new harvestables are exclusive to Sulani, but can still be taken to other worlds for cooking and planting. Sims can purchase the new harvestables from the beach shack vending machine, or by harvesting them in the wild.

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Name
Rarity
Value
Season
Description
Taro RootCommon§1Spring and SummerDon't eat this raw! Boil, fry, mash, or bake this starchy tuber for a slightly earthy and sweet taste.
CoconutUncommon§3Spring and SummerIf you're willing to make the effort to crack the hard husk, you'll be rewarded with creamy fruit and juice inside.
Kava RootUncommon§3Spring and SummerFound in the Sulani Islands, fresh Kava Roots are used to improve a drink best served for social events.
PineappleRare§3Spring and SummerYou can forgive the misleading name, as if apples grew on pine trees.

 

 

Underwater Photos

The Sims 4 Island Living introduces 10 new Underwater Photo collectibles. Underwater Photos are taken using the special “Take UnderWater Photos” interaction on the diving buoy. While they do not have their own dedicated collection in the game, Sims can still collect them to display in their homes. All photos are worth §200.


 

 

Recipes

The Sims 4 Island Living adds 10 brand new food recipes. Sims can either make the recipes at home, purchase them at a food stand, or cook them with the Sulani BBQ Searer. With the exception of the Coconut Cake which can be baked at home, the other recipes require the BBQ Searer or must be purchased at the new food stands.

❗ Although Blackened Swordfish is shown as a new recipe in the game code, I have not been able to figure out how to cook it. It is unknown if it is a live recipe in game.

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Name
Skill Level
Ingredients/Other
Coconut CakeLevel 3 CookingCan be cooked at home on the oven.
Fish SandwichN/AFound in Zee's E-Z Poke Stand.
Poke BowlN/AFound in Zee's E-Z Poke Stand.
Fish StewN/AFound in Zee's E-Z Poke Stand.
Pan Fried FishN/AFound in Zee's E-Z Poke Stand.
BBQ SalmonN/AFound in Jess' Big Island BBQ Shack.
Tropical Vegetable PlateN/AFound in Jess' Big Island BBQ Shack, and can be cooked with the Sulani Volcanic BBQ Searer.
Kalua Pork PlateN/AFound in Jess' Big Island BBQ Shack, and can be cooked with the Sulani Volcanic BBQ Searer.
Pork AdoboN/ACan be cooked with the Sulani Volcanic BBQ Searer.
Blackened SwordfishN/AN/A

 

 

Drinks

The Sims 4 Island Living adds 2 brand new drink options. Sims will need to purchase a special Kava bowl to create Kava, and reach Mixology Level 6 to create Lotta Cocolate.

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Name
Skill Level
Other
KavaN/ACreated with the Kava Bowl.
Lotta CocolateLevel 6 MixologyCreated at a Bar.

 
 

 

Food Stalls

The Sims 4 Island Living includes two new food stalls that are found in the public areas of Sulani, or in buy mode. Each of the food stalls have different offerings, but both allow Sims to purchase some of the new food recipes.

❗ Food stalls on a residential or commercial lot include the “Hire Vendor (§100)” interaction. This brings an NPC salesperson to the stall to sell the food items.

❗ The Zee’s E-Z Poke Stand also includes a special “Bring Your Own Fish” interaction which allows Sims to purchase any of the dishes at a discount in exchange for using fish from their inventory.


 
 

 

Kava Bowl

The Sims 4 Island Living introduces the special Kava Bowl. This bowl is used to prepare the new Kava drink that comes with the game. Sims can prepare Kava with or without Kava Root, but having the ingredient lowers the price.


 
 

 

Events

The Sims 4 Island Living adds some new random events available to Sims living in Sulani.

When a household moves to Sulani, they will be greeted by the friendly locals of the neighborhood with a special Island Welcome Wagon. The neighbors will welcome you with Kava, a special, relaxing drink that is a staple of the culture.

Sulani locals might visit Sims at their home from time to time, and might even bring over some plates of extra food they had made during the Extra Food Event.

Other events that occur are exclusive to Ohan’ali Town, where Sims can join in on local festivities and events. The following events will spawn in Ohan’ali:

  • Beach Bonfire — Sims will party around the bonfire.
  • Family Fun Day — Sims and their families will spend some time at the beach, doing activities such as swimming in the ocean, swinging on the swing set, and playing in the sand.
  • Fishing Competition — Sims are able to fish with each other at the designated fishing spot, and are able to have the fish they caught prepared for a meal at the food stall.
  • Flowers and Music — Sims are able to enjoy guitar playing and fire dancing while surrounded by vibrant flora.
  • Island Celebration — Sims are able to enjoy food from food stalls, play the guitar, paint on the easels, and dance around the bonfire.
  • Town BBQ — Sims will drink Kava and eat a BBQ Feast prepared from the Barbecue Pit.
  • Town Potluck — Sims will bring over food they have prepared to share for a feast.

Once the environment of Sulani has been conserved enough to the point where it is fully thriving, a Turtle Hatching Event may occur at Mua Pel’am. Here, Sims are able to watch and cheer on baby turtles as they hatch from their eggs and enter the ocean.

 
 

 

Elementals

Elementals are ghosts native to Sulani that can be found on the island. Elementals are protective of the land they inhabited when they were alive, so they like to see the Sulani culture and geography thrive.

Sims with the Child of the Islands trait have the ability to Summon Island Elements in Sulani, which will trigger an event called “Commuting with Sulani Elementals.” This will make a few Elementals appear for the Sim to interact with. However, this event only lasts a few hours, and once it is over, the Elementals will disappear.

Those who have the Child of the Island trait may also “Ask For Judgment” to see if the Elementals approve of how they honor the island’s traditions. If a Sim follows the island’s customs and helps conserve the environment, they are likely to please the Elementals with their special connection to Sulani.

Elementals and offspring to Elementals have the inherited Sulani Mana trait. This trait allows them to use their elemental energy to increase the quality of plants and summon Volcanic Bombs.


 
 

 

Island Spirits

Lots with the Island Spirits lot trait, such as the Hoapili residence in Ohan’ali Town, frequently experience visits from clusters of light known as Spirits.

Sims can “Commune” with Spirits, which may give them a positive moodlet that can last up to two days. These moodlets include the +1 “Island Energy” Energized moodlet and the +1 Confident “Island Luck” moodlet. Once the moodlet is applied, the affected Sim will have an occasional blue energy appear around them until the moodlet wears off.

❗ If a Sim does not want to receive a mood boost, they can simply use the “Release Spirits” or “Banish Spirits” interaction.


 
 

 

Death by Drowning

The Sims 4 Island Living has added a new way for Sims to die by Drowning. Sims who swim in the ocean with low motives have a high chance of drowning. The grim reaper will then come to take away the Sim’s soul and leave their urn floating on lifebuoy.

❗ Drowning can occur in any part of the ocean just like it can in swimming pools. Sims who are uncomfortable with very low motives should get out of the ocean as soon as possible to avoid drowning.


 
 

 

Death by Fire

The Sims 4 Island Living has added a new way for Sims to die by Fire. Sims who use the “Try to Touch” interaction on Volcanic Bombs run the chance of burning to death.


 
 

 

Waterfall Woohoo

The Sims 4 Island Living introduces a new Woohoo location for Sims. Any Sims that are in a romantic relationship can use the Waterfall area to “Woohoo” or “Try for a Baby”.

❗ The waterfall is located in the Mua Pel’am Neighborhood near the volcano.


 
 
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Careers & Odd Jobs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN PROGRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Conservationist Career


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN PROGRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Diving Career


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN PROGRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fisherman Career


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN PROGRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Lifeguard Career


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN PROGRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Odd Jobs


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IN PROGRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mermaids

Mermaids are the newest occult life state that come with Island Living. No Sim is more connected to the sea than Mermaids. They might seem like an average Sim on land, but when they are in water, they reveal their fishy, scaly tail. They also have special powers that set them apart from human Sims.


 
 

 

Create-a-Mermaid

The Sims 4 Island Living adds the new “Mermaid” life state. Aside from being able to find Mermaids throughout the game, and turning into one as you play, players can also use the new “Create-a-Mermaid” feature in CAS to make a Mermaid family immediately.

❗ Only Sims aged Teen-Elder can become Mermaids.

Just like human Sims, Mermaids can be created and customized from head-to-fin. However, because Mermaids are a special life state, they do lack some features like shoes and pants (the fin replaces those), but have additional features like Fin and Pupil Customization.

Mermaids can be customized using Hairstyles, Clothing, and Accessories available within the game, but MerSims also have their very own default “Mermaid Form”. This allows for customization of the “Mermaid look” when performing Mermadic actions within the game.

Both “sides” of a Mermaid can look the same by using the “Copy Mermaid Form to Sim” and “Link/Unlink Sim Form with Mermaid Form” options to carry over their looks.

❗ The Mermaid Form is not optional, so you will not be able to have Mermaids walk around with a fin when they’re not in water, nor will you be able to have them swim in the water without a fin. With the exception of the lower half of their body (shoes, pants, fin, etc), the Mermaid Form can be customized separately from the Sim form.


 
 

 

Becoming a Mermaid

Mermaids can be created directly from Create-a-Sim, but a human Sim can become one if they desire by consuming the special Mermadic Kelp. Mermadic Kelp can be obtained in a number of ways. The easiest way of obtaining it is by purchasing it in the Rewards Store for 500 Satisfaction Points. Mermadic Kelp will appear in the Sim’s inventory.

❗ Mermadic Kelp can also be found through other means like fishing, diving for treasure, requesting a dolphin retrieve treasure, and exploring the cave in Mua Pel’am.

Once a Sim has acquired Mermadic Kelp, they will need to consume it in order to to turn into a Mermaid. After eating Mermadic Kelp, Sims will receive the 24-hour +3 Energized “Strange Sensations” moodlet. Once the moodlet is activated, the Sim will need to enter the ocean and officially transform into a Mermaid. If they don’t enter the ocean within the 24 hour moodlet span, the Sim will remain human.

❗ MerSims can also produce Mermadic offspring. If two Mermaids Try for a baby, the baby will have Mermadic powers once they become a Teen. If only one parent is a mermaid, there’s a 50/50 chance of the offspring becoming a Mermaid.


 
 

 

Mermaid Hydration

Once you have a Mermaid in the family, you’ll need to care for their needs. In lieu of a hygiene need, Mermaids have the Hydration Need. Showering, bathing, swimming, and drinking water can all fulfill this need and keep Mermaids happy.

Mermaids with low hydration will receive a +2 Uncomfortable “Dried Scales” moodlet, and once the hydration bar is nearly depleted, the Mermaid will receive the +3 Uncomfortable “Dehydrated!” moodlet and start to smell. Hydration is very important for Mermaids.
 
 

 

Mermaid Powers and Abilities

Mermaids are able to do more in the ocean than human Sims. They can sleep on the water, interact with sea life, dive in deep water without scuba diving gear, call other Mermaids by blowing into a conch shell, and swim really fast. Mermaids are limited in some aspects, though. For instance, they cannot snorkel at buoys, and they get sad when they eat a fish or view a mounted fish on the wall. What Mermaid would want to eat their friends?!

Special abilities aside, Mermaids also depend on Hydration to fuel their special powers and interactions. Using hydration points, Mermaids can affect the mood of other Sims, change the weather, and interact with special Dolphins.

The following powers and interactions are available through Mermaids:

  • Mermaid’s Kiss (-30 Hydration Points) – This will give the receiving Sim a +1 Happy “Aquatic Breath” moodlet.
  • Aquatic Lure (-30 Hydration Points) – This action can be performed at fishing spots to increase the quality of fish.
  • Summon Ocean Threat (-30 Hydration Points) – This will cause a dark cloud to form under a Sim while they are in the ocean, which will pull them down under the water. This will give the receiving Sim a +3 Uncomfortable “Deep Sea Entity” moodlet, and might even cause them to drown to death.
  • Siren’s Lullaby…
    • Aegean’s Question (-30 Hydration Points) – This will give the receiving Sim a +2 Tense moodlet.
    • Charmer’s Lullaby (-30 Hydration Points) – This will give the receiving Sim a +2 Flirty moodlet.
    • Inspiring Berceuse (-30 Hydration Points) – This will give the receiving Sim a +2 Inspiring moodlet
    • Night’s Requiem (-30 Hydration Points) – This will give the receiving Sim a +2 Sad moodlet.

With the Seasons expansion pack, Mermaid Sims can also affect the weather.

  • Call Clear Skies (-75 Hydration Points)
  • Call Rainstorm (-75 Hydration Points)
  • Call Thunderstorm (-75 Hydration Points)

Mermaids also have additional abilities while in the ocean.

  • Sunbathe
  • Sleep
  • Call Over Azure Dolphin (-30 Hydration Points)

Lastly, Mermaids tend to befriend dolphins easier than other Sims. Once they get to know a dolphin better, they might become soulmates.

 
 

 

Becoming a Human

If a Mermaid decides that the Mermaid lifestyle is not for them, they can change into a human by consuming two pieces of Mermadic Kelp. After eating the first piece of Mermadic Kelp, the Mermaid will receive a 4-hour +1 “Heightened Sensations” moodlet. Once the moodlet is activated, the Sim will need to eat a second piece to become human. If they don’t eat the second piece within the 4 hour moodlet span, the Sim will remain a Mermaid.


 
 
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Ocean Life

The Sims 4 Island Living introduces a tropical ocean life experience to The Sims 4. From building sandcastles, to spearfishing, the Island Living Expansion Pack adds numerous new features and interactions for Sims to experience and enjoy.


 
 

 

Ocean Swimming

The Sims 4 Island Living introduces swimming in the ocean. This interaction is only possible in the world of Sulani, giving Sims the ability to swim around in different parts of the world.

The following interactions are available in the waters of Sulani:

  • Swim Here
  • Swim Around
  • Swim With…
  • Back Float
  • Wade Here
  • Skinny Dip
  • Skinny Dip With…
  • Ride Here (Requires Water Vehicle)
  • Play in Ocean (Toddlers)
  • Wade Here (Toddlers)
  • Sit Here (Toddlers)

 
 

 

Beach Towels

The Sims 4 Island Living introduces Beach Towels to the game. Sims Aged Child and older can use these towels to relax, nap, or sunbathe.


 
 

 

Beach Activities

When Sims are not napping on beach towels and swimming in the ocean, they can partake in various beach activities available when clicking on the sand. Sims of all ages can enjoy some of what Sulani’s beaches has to offer.

Sims can use any of the following interactions when clicking on sand:

  • Build Sand Sculpture
  • Build Sand Sculpture With…
  • Beachcomb (Seashells or Trash)
  • Play in Sand (Children)
  • Sit Here (Toddlers)

When building sand sculptures, Sims will create one of 5 types of sculptures. They can then use the “Monster Stomp” interaction, or if the sand slowly blows away, Sims can then use the “Restore” interaction on the sculpture to bring it back to its original form.

When using the beachcomb interaction, Sims will find random buried treasures and the new seashells available for collection. This interaction will yield some of the rare treasures that Sulani has to offer. Sims can also opt to beachcomb for trash if that’s their thing.

 
 

 

Sunbathing


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Diving


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Snorkeling


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spearfishing


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dolphins

Dolphins can be found Living in the waters of Sulani, and with the right conditions set, can be interacted with around buoys throughout the world. There’s a chance that a Sim might randomly find that a dolphin approaches them while swimming around a buoy, but if the dolphin is not a fan of the Sim, it will swim away. If a Sim is approached, they will be given a chance to learn more about this gorgeous sea creature.

When looking for a dolphin, it’s best to look out for the aquatic activity surrounding buoys. Sometimes dolphins will swim in groups, and when they do, there is typically a school of fish that will swim near the surface of the water. Clicking that swirling pool of fish will give the prompt to “Call Over Dolphin” that allows Sims to interact with a dolphin. Sims will need to be quick with their interactions as dolphins don’t stick around for long.

Sims can build up their relationship with dolphins by performing different social interactions, some of which are unlocked as the friendship develops. Once friends with a dolphin, a Sim can specifically call for them at buoys.

The following interactions are available with dolphins:

  • Talk to Dolphin
  • Ask to be Squirted – This can be performed by sims with the “Child of the Ocean” trait.
  • Pet Dolphin
  • Playfully Splash Dolphin
  • Feed Dolphin (§2)
  • Name
  • Dismiss
  • Request Trick…
    • Belly Rub
    • Dance
    • Fetch – The dolphin will go fetch an item from the ocean for the sim, such as fish or treasure.
    • Jump
    • Kiss

Sims will typically see the classic “grey” dolphins out in the ocean, but there are two additional dolphin types that can be found: Albino and Azure.

Albino Dolphins are a rare species that can only be found in Sulani once it has reached its most thriving state of conservation. These beautiful creatures are lighter than other dolphins and have a slight pink tone to them. Sims can befriend albino dolphins just like any other dolphin. They, too, can be found around buoys.

Finally, Mermaids are able to call over the special Azure Dolphin while in the ocean. Azure dolphins have a blue tint to their pigment, and because of their oceanic connection, mermaids are likely to become Soulmates with these dolphins. Mermaids are also likely to develop a relationship with all dolphins quickly, making it easier to interact with them.


 
 

 

Sharks

Sims may also encounter sharks while treading water. Sharks will appear at random and give Sims random moodlets as they swim nearby. The more uncomfortable moodlets can make drowning in the ocean more likely.


 
 
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Sulani (New World)

The gorgeous Sulani island chain welcomes all to a life of blue oceans and friendly neighbors. The main islands show off the many walks of life from the community centered Ohan’ali Town, to the more lavish upscale Lani St. Taz, and even down to the seemingly vancant Mua Pel’am. All around is the beauty of nature no matter where you look.

Sulani is divided into three neighborhoods: Lani St. Taz, Mua Pel’am, and Ohan’ali Town. Lani St. Taz contains a lush jungle environment, Mua Pel’am is most famous for its active volcano and romantic waterfall, and Ohan’ali Town is where all the history and locals are, including the Sand Bar Ohan’ali Beach.
 

World Screenshots

Sulani is a brand new world for The Sims 4. You can move your current or new household to this world, or simply visit by using the travel interaction on the cell phone.
 

 

Lot Traits

The Sims 4 Island Living has added 3 new lot traits available for use in any world. Each trait has a unique effect that can change how your Sims interact with the lot. Two of the lots traits can be used on any lot, and the third is a hidden trait that is pre-fixed to certain oceanfront lots in Sulani.

Image
Name
Effect
Availability
Island SpiritsAncient Island spirits inhabit this lot, visiting frequently. How will Sims choose to interact with them?All lots
Volcanic ActivityThis lot is near an active volcano! Beware of earthquakes, steam vents, and occasional lava bombs.All lots
Oceanic ParadiseThis lot has an abundance of ocean life. Swimming in the ocean is an inspiring endeavor and dolphins and rare fish are easily found here. Hidden. This Lot Trait is pre-fixed to certain lots in Sulani. It cannot be removed or added.

 

 

Neighborhood and Lots

Sulani comes with 3 neighborhoods filled with pre-built residential and community lots. This section of the guide gives you information on all lots.
 

Lani St. Taz

An idyllic tropical paradise where the beaches are filled with white sand, and the waters are warm and vibrant. The lush jungle environment here is a perfect place for getting lost in the timeless island spirit.
 
 
Sapphire Shores (Residential, 50×50, §10,750) – Pristine white sand where topical water ebbs against the shore, and the ocean is teaming with life. Locations like this are the true island living dream. (Oceanic Paradise Lot Trait)

 
Journey’s End (Residential, Occupied by the Kahananui Family, 40×30, §77,575) – As the self-appointed “Sulani ambassadors” this enterprising couple, Mele and Alika, have decided to live out their golden years in a dream retreat away from the bustle of Ohan’ali Town.

 
Reef Finery (Residential, Occupied by the Ngata Family, 40×30, §55,283) – Coming to Sulani for inspiration Leila didn’t expect to fall in love so deeply with the islands. And it wasn’t just the scenery that she fell for, but also for Oliana and her son Tane that welcomed her so easily into their family. The three are now an inseparable trio that call Sulani their home enjoying the sand and ocean at their own pace.

 
Pier Perfection (Residential, 30×20, §19,522) – When living right on the water is a goal, you can find Pier Perfection right here.

 
Sand Simoleon Beach (Beach, 40×30, §18,668) – Surrounded on all sides by tranquil waters, this beach is a must visit destination for any island lover. Only the finest of lounge amenities fill this beach to enjoy a relaxing day or night by the calming waters. (Oceanic Paradise Lot Trait)

 

Mua Pel’am

Nature rules this island, from the active volcano to the flowing waterfall and down into the depths of the secluded cave. This remote destination in the Sulani island chain is the place for exploring the beauty of nature.
 
 
Key Point (Residential, 40×30, §7,000) – This classic deserted islet formed from the natural accumulation of sand shored up by the surrounding reefs happens to make for the perfect untouched beach. (Oceanic Paradise and Off-the-Grid Lot Traits)

 
Caldera Camp (Residential, 30×20, §19,383) – This ramshackle shelter, precariously sits at the base of an active volcano, is the first and potentially last stop for the most intrepid conservationists. (Volcanic Activity Lot Trait)

 
Admiral’s Wreckage (Residential, 50×50, §51,146) – Few remember how or when an old trawler became so dramatically landlocked. Even fewer know what remains of this vessel in ruins. (Off-the-Grid Lot Trait)

 

Ohan’ali Town

Once a tiny fishing camp that was nestled between tropic jungles and calm lagoon waters, Ohan’ali Town has become one of the most bustling areas of Sulani. Devloping into the main town of the region has not changed the deeply rooted sense of community and their strong connection to the island traditions.
 
 
Tangled Flat (Residential, 20×20, §16,530) – This modest hut has withstood the test of time and constant encroachment of a voracious jungle environment.

 
Lagoon Look (Residential, 20×20, §17,206) – Ideally situated on the gentle shores of Ohan’ali cove, this simple but well-appointed beach house awaits its forever family.

 
Ohan’ali Beach (Beach, 30×30, §15,988) – This stretch of sand has been the local beach for time immemorial. Where the first fishing boats once launched, this beach now serves as the main access into the lagoon’s crystal clear waters.

 
The Sand Bar (Bar, 30×20, §30,353) – Local watering hole. Informal town center. Social hotspot. Refreshment support system. The only thing this open-air tavern doesn’t do is disappoint.

 
Chieftain’s Villa (Residential, Occupied by the Hoapili Family, 40×30, §73,312) – Sitting high above the center of Ohan’ali Town, Keala watches over the townsfolk that look to her for guidance. This spirited, young-at-heart grandmother has taken young Lia under her wing to pass on the knowledge and cultural history of Sulani through the generations. (Island Spirits Lot Trait)

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Conservation

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Weather System

If you have The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion installed, Sulani will have its own weather system. Being that it is a tropical world, Sulani is likely to experience rain, heat, and a new weather event called “Monsoons”. Below is a list of weather patterns to expect.

World
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Sulani
(Island Living)
Cool, Warm, and Hot Temps. Rain and Wind.Warm and Hot temps. Monsoons possible. Wind.Cool, Warm, and Hot Temps. Monsoons possible. Rain and Wind.Cool, Warm Temps. Thunderstorms, Rain, and Wind.


 
 

 

Secluded Cave

The neighborhood of Mua Pel’am includes a secluded cave at the base of the mountain right next to the waterfall. This cave can be explored by Sims, and is used frequently with the Conservationist Career. Sims will emerge from the cave with treasures and collectibles.


 
 

 

Waterfall

The neighborhood of Mua Pel’am is home to a gorgeous waterfall. While it may seem as though the waterfall is only there for aesthetics, Sims can actually interact with it. The following interactions are available with the waterfall object:

  • Play In
  • Play In With
  • Attract Frogs
  • Catch Frogs
  • Shower
  • Shower Nude
  • Woohoo 
  • Try for Baby


 
 

 

Volcano

Also located in the neighborhood of Mua Pel’am is the Volcano. This lava spewing crater is both beautiful and dangerous. Homes adjacent to the volcano have the special “Volcanic Activity” lot trait for good reason: Lava Bombs! Volcanoes will randomly erupt, causing a shaking effect and dumping large volcanic lava bombs on nearby lots.

❗ Sims who have the “Sulani Mana” trait can summon volcanic bombs on the fly.

Lava bombs are very hot and should only be touched after they cool down. Touching a lava bomb while it is still red hot can result in death by fire. Once it cools off, lava bombs have a special “Break Open” interaction that yields crystals, fossils, minerals and more.
 
 

 

Interactive Objects

The Sims 4 Island Living adds a variety of new interactive objects. These objects allow for new game play not previously available in game. Details on these objects below.
 

 

Fish Trap

The Admiral’s Fish Trap is a new way to trap and catch fish and other collectibles. Fish traps are available for purchase in buy mode, or at a local beach kiosk, and are carried around in a Sim’s inventory. Once a location is decided, use the “Place in World” option.

The main focus is to trap fish with these traps, so it’s best to place these near fishing spots around the world, or other areas where schools of fish are present. Keep in mind it will take a day or so for the trap to fill up with fish and other items.

The following options are available when using the fish trap:

  • Put in Inventory
  • Set Trap
  • Set With Bait
  • Check Trap
  • Release Fish
  • Empty Trap


 
 

 

Aqua Zip

The Aqua-Zip is a fun watercraft Sims can use to ride on the water. Aqua-Zips can be upgraded with additional features. The following interactions are available with Aqua-Zips:

  • Ride
  • Ride Around on Aqua-Zip
  • Add-Ons…
    • Change Paint Pattern…
      • Abstract, Black, Blue, Clownfish, Lime-Green, Pastel, Pink, and Polka Dot
    • Add on Fireworks Pod (§500)
    • Add on Flame Vents (§1,000)
    • Add on Lights (§500)
    • Add on Music Player (§1,000)
    • Add on Streamers (§500)
  • Rename Aqua-Zip
  • Put in Inventory


 
 

 

Canoe

Canoes are used as slower paced form of transportation on water. Canoes have additional interactions available while not in motion.

  • Sail Around on Canoe
  • Go Fishing
  • Lounge on Canoe
  • Activate Flower Sail
  • Rename Canoe
  • Exit Canoe
  • Aquatic Lure (-30 Hydration Points) — Mermaids Only


 
 

 

Float Lounger

Sims can lie on Float Loungers to take a breather and soak up some sun. The following interactions are available with Float Loungers:

  • Relax
  • Nap
  • Sunbathe
  • Sunbathe in Nude
  • Put in Inventory


 
 

 

Beach Kiosk

The Beach Kiosk is a vending machine can be used to buy beach supplies such as watercraft, fishing skill books, the new harvestables, lounge chairs, and beach towels.


 
 

 

Barbecue Pit

The Sulani Volcanic BBQ Searer is a new way to cook meals. This object can be purchased in buy mode and found during the Town BBQ Event around town. There are only two options available with the BBQ Searer, and limited recipe selections.

  • Cook Feast (Yields 8 Servings)
  • Grand Pit BBQ Feast (Yields 12 Servings)
  • Available Recipes… 
    • Fish Dinner
    • Kalua Pork
    • Pork Adobo
    • Tofurkey Dinner
    • Island Vegetable Feast
  • Hang Out – Available while food is cooking.


 
 

 

Bonfire

Bonfires are a brand new interactive object that allows Sims of all ages to enjoy some bonfire fun. This object can be found in a few places around Sulani, and can also be purchased in buy mode. The following interactions are available with the Fire Pit:

• Light Fire – Light up the fire pit and get started! Be careful though, your Sim may just end up with a burnt arm!
 
• Extinguish – Extinguish a fire pit.
 
• Hangout – Sims can either hangout alone or hangout together with a group.
 
• Possess (Ghosts) – Ghosts will create a really awesome skull-fire effect when possessing the large fire pit, and then light it for you! How convenient!
 
• Play – Use this interaction for a number of animations while Sims interact with the Fire Pit.
 
• Change Fire Color – Tired of the same color? Change the fire pit color to any of the following colors: Red, Grey, Light Blue, Light Purple, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Pink, Purple, Green, Teal, Dark Pink, Blue, Orange, or Light Red.
 
• Add Fuel – Sims will add lighter fluid or logs to keep the fire going. Fire Pits that do not receive enough fuel over time will burn out.
 
• Cozy up With – Have a special someone? Use this interaction to get Flirty!
 
• Dance – Sims can either dance alone or dance together with a group.
 
• Fire Dance – Sims can use this interaction for a whole new way to dance!
 
• Burn Money (§500) – Sims can use this interaction to burn some money. Sims must have at least §50,000 Simoleons or more to perform this action. This requires The Sims 4 Get Famous Expansion.


 
 

 

Buy/Build Mode Items

The Sims 4 Island Living includes 189 buy and build mode items. This includes objects, build items, styled rooms, and every other item that was included with the game. The slideshow below contains 180 of these objects, with the “Styled Rooms” listed right below.

The slideshow begins with the “Drift Away Single Bed” and ends with the “Wicker-O-the-Wisp Single Bed”. Check out the images individually in the Flickr Album.

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Styled Rooms