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A Sim fishing in a pond

A pond is a pool of water on a lot. If a pond has the necessary requirements, fish can be found in the pond and a Sim can begin fishing.[TS:V][TS2:S][TS3][TS4] Various plants, like lily pads, can be added as cosmetic decoration.

Features[edit | edit source]

In The Sims: Vacation, a fishing pier is required for Sims to fish, in later games, Sims can fish anywhere along the shores of the pond.[n 1]

In The Sims 2: Seasons and The Sims 3: Seasons, ponds freezes in the winter, when it does, Sims can skate on it. In The Sims 3, if a Sim has at least 10 of one type of fish, they can "stock" the pond with the fish, in which the number of fish in the pond then becomes unlimited and can be fished from at anytime.

In The Sims 4: Get Famous, Sims can drown in the Luminary's Exotic Water Garden pond if they fall into it while the pond is filled with hungry fish. As of patch 95, with the overhauled Off-the-Grid lot trait system, comes a new feature to gather water from the water canals.

Constructing[edit | edit source]

Players can create a pond in the lot by selecting "Ponds" from the build mode menu and applying it to an area of terrain.[TS1][TS2][TS3] The Sims 3 for console is the only console game in The Sims series that allows ponds to be created. This can be done by going into the Landsculpting options and by selecting the Water tool and applying it to an area of exposed terrain. Ponds can be stocked with dead fish, which can be fished at anytime in the Sims' own personal pond.

In The Sims 2, ponds can be created under foundation and decks. In The Sims 2: Seasons introduced a fountain (The Flowy Fountain) for ponds, which can purchased from the sculpture section in buy mode.

In The Sims 4, ponds exist as an object found in parks. They cannot be placed onto the lot without the use of the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat. There are two types of ponds: normal and desert. Ponds that can be constructed using terrain tools will be added in the patch released alongside The Sims 4: Cottage Living. Sims will be able to fish in these ponds, as well as wade around them in their swimwear.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. In The Sims 2, players must click on the bottom of the pond in order to initiate the fishing interaction. If the pond is too deep, players may have difficulty clicking on the pond.