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The Sims 4 Island Living: Meet the Residents of Sulani

Hoapili Household

Household Description

Sitting high above the center of Ohan’ali Town, Keala watches over the townsfolk who 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.

Keala Hoapili

Age: Elder
Career: Unemployed
Aspiration: Freelance Botanist
Walk Style: Goofy
Voice: Melodic
Traits: Child of the Islands | Erratic | Hot-Headed | Collector (Bonus)
Skills: Cooking 6 | Gardening 5
Relationships: Lia Hauata – Granddaughter

Lia Hauata

Age: Young Adult
Career: Writer (4)
Aspiration: Renaissance Sim
Walk Style: Default
Voice: Lilted
Traits: Bookworm | Gloomy | Perfectionist | Quick Learner (Bonus)
Skills: Guitar 3 | Writing 3
Relationships: Keala Hoapili – Grandmother

Household Notes

  • The Hoapili household lives at Cheiftain’s Villa in the Ohan’ali Town district of Sulani. Their lot has the Island Spirits trait.
  • Lia is the first premade transgender Sim in The Sims series.
  • Lia’s gender is set to female with a masculine body build; however, Lia is able to become pregnant.
  • Lia and Keala are connected on the family tree. Keala shows up as Lia’s grandmother and vice versa, however, the parent relationship linking Lia and Keala is left blank. Lia also has a different surname than Keala. This may indicate that Keala’s family ties with Lia are spiritual rather than biological. This is further reinforced by the household bio which states that Keala took Lia under her wing as a pupil.

Don’t see your favourite Sim from the trailer here? Look for them around Sulani! There are only 4 premade households living in lots on Sulani, but the mermaid Sim from the trailer along with other Sims (some of them mermaids as well!) can be seen wandering around as townies. Befriend them and move them in if you like!

Did we miss an important detail about any of these Sims? Let us know about it here in the comments or on social media!

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  • I love that they’re adding LGBTQ+ couples and sims in the game! The sims has always made progress with that subject and I think its wonderful!!

  • AH! I was already planning a sort of love story between Scuba boy (that I now know is called Makoa) and our beautiful mermaid Nalani! XD Now I find out he HAS A WIFE AND A KID!! I dunno if I should laugh or cry!… lmao

    • At first I was also going to do that (match them up when I saw the trailer) but then “reality” hit with the wife and kids so I thought about having both husband and wife entering a relationship with her instead since I’ve already done a few affairs and never explored a poly sims relationship before. I plan to use WW so the jealousy factor doesn’t play in.

  • Leila Illes. In catalan (I’m from Catalonia) “illes” means “islands”. I don’t think that surname it’s a coincidence, but I will like to know who picked that name and where it came from. Also my dog’s name is Leyla lol

    • “Don’t see your favourite Sim from the trailer here? Look for them around Sulani! There are only 4 premade households living in lots on Sulani, but the mermaid Sim from the trailer along with other Sims (some of them mermaids as well!) can be seen wandering around as townies. Befriend them and move them in if you like!”

      She’s in the game! Just not living on a lot. I couldn’t find her in the homeless townie section of Manage Households, but I did see her wandering around Sulani. My Sim was able to talk to her like any other Sim. :)

  • I don’t understand who Lia is. She’s called a trasngender sim, but she has cis female settings. So is she a cis or a trans lady? She looks like a trans woman, but they can’t get pregnant. Can we get more information about it?

    • Lia has trans gender settings. She has a masculine body build with a female gender setting. You are right that in the real world, transgender women cannot get pregnant, but I imagine The Sims Team wanted to allow players to play out whatever stories they want with Lia. :) You can change her pregnancy setting in CAS for more realistic play if you like.

  • my plan was to create a mermaid and a grandma and grandson who took her in, and then she falls in love with the grandson. But seeing the premade sims, I think it’s going to be Keala who takes her in and Lia will be like a sister to her. Also she will probably fall in love with Duane since he actually looks similar to the grandson I was going to make

  • “Lia is the first premade transgender Sim in The Sims series.”

    Are they? I thought that was the character in the Karaoke Legends household in City Living (their name was darling, I think)?

    • Darling Walsh is a teen, assigned as female at birth, however she is non-binary and has a preference to masculine clothes.