Across the world in The Sims 4, your Sim can collect tons of gadgets and gizmos. Throughout the base game and various packs, collectibles are featured items that cannot be found in purchase mode. All items can be displayed in your Sim’s home, and some collections come with wishes.
From crystals hidden in your backyard, to postcards from your hamster, to creatures that can only be found in space, there are tons of things to collect. So here’s a list of some of the most interesting collectibles your Sim can find and where they can find them.
Shells are a collectible included in the Island Living expansion pack, meaning they can only be found in Sulana, and the ways to obtain them are tied to the gameplay featured in the pack. Have your Sim comb the beach (home land included!) in hopes of digging one up, or send them diving into the water.
The cutest way to find them, however, is for your Sim to befriend a dolphin, who will then give him shells.
11 Experimental food photography
The objects in this collection are a series of art prints attached to experimental dishes in Dine Out. This collection is easy to achieve for a Sim with the Foodie Trait, as the way to obtain each item is for your Sim to go out to eat. When they arrive at a restaurant serving experimental dishes, choose a plate as it arrives and have them photograph it. Press will be automatically credited.
You can make your own restaurant (in which you can hang your new graphics) or use a pre-made one found in the gallery.
10 A message in a bottle
How romantic! These items were included in the My Wedding Stories pack and can only be found along the coast in Tartosa. Collecting them is very easy, as your Sim just needs to find and dig up piles of sand that will spawn on the beach.
The biggest requirements for this collection are time and patience, as digging up bottles you haven’t found yet can take some time. The messages range from silly pirate jokes and love songs to a creepy message from the Grim Reaper.
What’s better than having your Sim explore the world looking for collectibles? Let your Sim’s cat and dog do it for them! Feathers are included in the Cats & Dogs expansion pack and can only be collected by your pets.
Your canine companion may occasionally come home with a pen for you, but your feline friends are more inclined to hunt birds and come home with a prize. The feathers can be hung on a stand in your home that will display the feathers alongside a photo of the species of bird it came from.
8 Microscope prints
Eureka! If your Sim has a high Logic skill (which can be obtained more easily with the Genius trait), a microscope, and lots of items to analyze samples, they can end up completing a beautiful collection of microscope prints that can be hung.
Plants, fossils, and crystals are available samples to get these prints from, encouraging you to complete these collections as well while trying to find which items will yield the print. The prints themselves are beautiful and look like works of art.
Catching frogs is a fun activity for the whole family, as even the Sim children can contribute to this collection. Frogs are a basic collectible game that can be found in logs in Willow Creek and small ponds in Oasis Springs. Interestingly, however, catching them isn’t the only way to increase your collection.
You can breed frogs to get a new species, allowing you to discover increasingly rare species of frogs. But be careful how many of these frogs you choose to keep, as you can easily end up with frog habitat on every surface of your Sim’s home.
You might think that you can find geodes scattered around the world like fossils and crystals, but they’re actually one of the few collections that can only be found when your Sim gets in their rocket and explores space. It’s a smaller collection, with only six to be found, but it’s worth the journey to get to them.
Your Sim needs to unlock access to Sixam, and once they can explore the alien planet, they’ll find geodes in the ground, much like they find collectibles at home. They can display colorful space rocks in their home and show them to the welcome wagon.
5 Ancient Omsk artifacts
Deep in the jungles of Selvadoradan, which only the best Sim explorers can find, are ancient Omis artifacts. As your Sim moves through the world included in the Jungle Adventure Pack, they’ll discover a variety of collectibles, including these artifacts. But they won’t know for sure until they’re cleaned at the archeology table.
This is a must-check collection as each item has a fake that your Sim can eventually collect. Fakes are not tied to any collection, so apart from a funny story and unusual decor, they don’t count for much.
Not every Sim wants to go out into the world to find collectibles in dangerous places – some would rather stay at home and explore the world from the comfort of their computer. Online, your Sim can connect with a pen pal who will (upon request) send them a postcard from their neighborhood that you may recognize from The Sims 3.
Another way to get postcards is through the My First Pet Stuff package. Your rodent will occasionally go on adventures in his mini-rocket and return with a postcard showing you where he’s been.
3 Moonwood Relics
When the full moon rises over Moonwood Mill and your Sim transforms into a nocturnal beast, there’s only one thing to do… sniff out some rare collectibles. You can find these items from the Werewolves pack by cleaning up dirt in your Sim’s wolf form or by exploring the tunnels of the city.
This collection has some unique aspects, including a special display case made to fit each item, and some juicy lore that only Sim Werewolves can discover as they examine each item, ultimately unlocking the secrets of Moonwood Mill!
2 Space prints
To infinity and to the walls of your Sim’s home. While these footprints are pretty easy for your Sim, that doesn’t mean they aren’t some of the best looking footprints available in the game. The only thing your Sim has to do to get this collection is use the observatory to look at the sky.
Just make sure you switch up the time and interactions you use with the item to collect all 25 prints. Some helpful hints: use it during the day, be sure to watch the moon and watch out for UFOs.
No, not the kind you can make in Create-A-Sim. These aliens are small, strange creatures that can only be found by exploring space. Unlike the geodes found on Sixam, these collectibles are obtained by judiciously clicking the text options that appear when you enter the rabbit hole of space.
Each alien is obtained almost randomly, but try to select options that seem to lead your Sim to strange sounds or objects in the distance. Just make sure your rocket is updated so your Sim doesn’t crash and land when he gets home.
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