The History of Gnomes in Sims
Gnomes have been a quirky and delightful part of the Sims universe for quite some time. In earlier iterations of the game, such as in Sims 3, these mischievous little creatures would mysteriously move around the house, leaving gifts, and sometimes causing mild disturbances. Their presence in Sims 4, however, has been greatly expanded, turning them into significant in-game entities with personalities, preferences, and interactions.How to Appease Gnomes in Sims 4
In Sims 4, there are several kinds of gnomes that you can appease, and there are different
ways of appeasing them. For the most part, all gnomes can be appeased using the following
- Future Cube
With these items, you may get a range of reactions, and some gnomes can work with a range of
items, but from the 12 different gnomes only a few accept more than 1 type of item. The
consequences of making a mistake will not be good! If you don’t choose the right item, your sim
will be struck by lightning, which can lead to some scary moments in Sims!
To appease a gnome is quite easy, all you need to do is walk over the gnome that you wish to
appease, and click into him as an action. Find the option for “Appease Gnome” and you will be
given the option of the above items to give to the gnome. Be careful, make sure you know what
item you give them, find out more below!
Sims 4 Harvestfest Gnomes
Sims 4 has it’s many quests, activities and Easter eggs, or should we call them gnome-eggs.
The gnomes appeared in Sims 4 as a small but fun addition to the game. Many people
have appeased the gnomes (referred to as the harvestfest gnomes and holiday gnomes). By
appeasing the gnomes can make the sims life easier as well as reaping other holiday-themed
awards for your sim and their home.
For a full list of Sims 4 Gnomes, take a look at the following.
Sims 4 Holiday Gnomes
Here are some of the Gnome’s and their types:
This smartly dressed gnome holding a piece of cake and a party blower can be
appeased with Coffee.
There’s no place like Gnome
This small, typical gnome is cute and small that can be put anywhere in your
sims garden, and can be appeased with coffee.
Gnome Matter What, I’m still your Baby
With his arms open wide for a new owner, this gnome can be appeased with
Happy Gnome Garden Pal
This happy gnome has a bearded re-enacting a smile and will look great in any
sim garden, and can also be appeased with coffee.
Strictly Business Gnome
This all-business gnome features a smart suit and a briefcase, and can be
appeased with coffee.
Bearly Gnome in Sims 4
Fancy a bear-inspired gnome that can make a scary outfit look so cute? Get the
Bearly gnome that can be appeased with pie.
Don’t Fear the Reagnomper
The grim reaper is coming home, but in the style of a gnome! This Reapgnomper
can be appeased with Pie and will look great in your garden!
This cute pool-side gnome can bring a new life to the pool. Can be appeased
with Pie although we don’t recommend feeding him Pie in the pool!
Mr. Floppy the Gnome
A cute gnome with a fancy bunny costume can be appeased with salad. What
else do you expect for Mr. Floppy!
Bare Essentials Gnome
The bare essentials gnome comes with a gnome, and nothing else! This nude
gnome (censored of course) can be appeased with a toy.
The Ghastly Ghostly Gnome
Spooky spooky, this Ghastly Ghostly Gnome can be appeased with a fruitcake,
which seems to be a strange food type for this spooky gnome!
Guardian of the Gnomelaxy Sims 4 Gnomes
This Guardians of the Galaxy inspired gnome showcases the green goblin
gnome that can be appeased with a Future Cube.
City Living Lot Traits
There were various lot traits introduced into The Sims 4 as part of the City Living expansion. This included both apartment lot traits as well as various lot traits as part of the base game. Lot traits allow players to customize their homes in various new ways to help sims get skills quicker.
How does this involve Gnomes? Well, the gnomes lot trait means that a broken household item will be repaired as if by magic before a sim wakes up in the morning.
Gnomes in the Cottage Living Expansion Pack
Gnomes are featured in the “Cottage Living” expansion pack, released in July 2021, for example there was a gnome statue given to people that purchased this expansion by September 2 and the name of the village pub is called ‘The Gnome’s Arms’. Gnomes aren’t going away from The Sims 4 any time soon!
Gnomes in Video Games Other Than Sims 4
If you love the gnomes in Sims 4 then you maybe interested in our dedicated guide to gnomes in videogames here. We look at how they are featured in Battlefield 5, Fortnite and Runescape as well as look at why they are in so many video games!
The Mystery of Gnome Movement
One of the unique characteristics of gnomes, apart from their appeasement rituals, is their ability to move around the Sim’s property when no one is looking. It’s always a surprise to find them in different locations every day. Some players have even reported gnomes appearing in unexpected places, such as on the roof or inside locked rooms! This unexplained movement adds an air of magic and mystery to the game.
Gnome Festivals and Special Days
Apart from Harvestfest, there are other occasions in Sims 4 where gnomes take center stage. During certain times of the year, especially around holidays, gnomes are more active and can be found more frequently around your Sim’s home. These periods offer additional opportunities to interact with and appease the gnomes, granting your Sim special rewards and bonuses.
Customizing Your Gnome Experience
Did you know that with the help of mods and custom content, you can add even more gnome variety to your game? Dedicated Simmers from around the world have created a plethora of custom gnomes, ranging from holiday-themed to popular culture inspired designs. Remember always to back up your game before adding any mods or custom content!
Tips for Gnome Interactions
- Keep a variety of appeasement items in your Sim’s inventory, especially during festivals or special days when gnomes are more active.
- Take note of each gnome’s preference. Once you’ve successfully appeased a gnome with a particular item, it’s likely they’ll prefer that same item in the future.
- While it can be tempting to sell gifted items for extra Simoleons, consider storing some of the rarer items. They can be beneficial during specific in-game events or challenges.
Gnomes in Sims 4 add a layer of intrigue, fun, and unexpected twists to the game. Their quirky personalities and the challenges associated with appeasing them bring additional depth to the Sims universe. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the world of Sims, taking the time to understand and interact with these mysterious creatures can yield exciting rewards and gameplay experiences. Embrace the gnome magic and let their whimsical nature bring joy to your Sim’s life!