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Secret Collections in The Sims 4

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 has one of the most expansive lists of collections in the series. Sims can collect everything from plants to frogs to space aliens! And with more packs comes more collections to complete and either sell or display.

But there are some highly collectible items in the game that aren’t listed in the collections panel. They are “unofficial” collections, meaning there’s no way for your Sims to track their progress with the collection but they are still a series of similar items that can be collected, nonetheless.

Let’s take a look at some of The Sims 4’s “unofficial” collections!

Underwater Photos

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

There are a total of 10 underwater photos to collect for players who own Island Living. Purchase an underwater camera at any diving buoy in Sulani and start taking pictures of the marine life!

Spirit Dolls

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

There are 5 spirit dolls to collect and Sims can find them by interacting with any spirits they come across while hiking or on mountain excursions in Mt. Komorebi.


Secret Collections in The Sims 4

There are 3 relic bases and three types of relics in seven varieties each. These pieces can be mixed and matched to create different types of relics. Once assembled, the relic pieces need a refined crystal to become activated. Be careful when using them! Not all of them do something good! They also break after 2 or 3 uses. You can find these relics in treasure chests found in Selvadorada, especially inside the temple.

Jungle Souvenirs

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

The market tables in Selvadorada are the only place you can acquire these unique trinkets. None of them do anything special; they’re just fun pieces of decor you can use to decorate your home. There are 5 Omiscan dolls, 10 woven baskets, and 6 lotus statues.

Paranormal Rewards

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

While you probably don’t want to keep those cursed objects that pop up around a haunted house, you can earn benign versions of these objects as rewards from the Paranormal Investigator career. Happy specters can also drop some of these objects around a haunted house. There are 3 Specter Buddy Jars, 6 bizarre totems, 7 Hello Dahlia dolls, 3 clay hands, 3 specter sips, 1 ectocake, 4 strange overgrowth, 12 soul pieces, and 10 candy jars! That’s a lot of paranormal goodies!

Knittable Toys and Decor

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

Another large collection of items that isn’t an official collection are all the knittable toys and decor from Nifty Knitting Stuff! There are a total of 3 types of planters to knit in 3 different wall heights and in 6 different colours each. There are also 2 types of table planters in 6 colours each, 3 types of toy-like decor in 6 colours each, a playable Yarny toy for children in 10 colours, and a special Yarny statue in 11 colours that magically moves about the house. Sims need to knit all of these items themselves or purchase them on Plopsy. The only way to unlock the Yarny Statue to knit is by completing the Lord/Lady of the Knits aspiration.

Carved Pumpkins

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

If your Sim doesn’t have high Handiness skill, you might not want to keep these carved pumpkins from Spooky Stuff around for too long; they rot after some time but with high enough Handiness skill, Sims can carve all 9 of these designs in 4 different pumpkin colours and even preserve them so they stay fresh forever! To start making them, purchase a pumpkin carving station from Build/Buy.

StrangerVille Rewards

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

StrangerVille has a small collection of “unofficial” collectibles to get. There are 10 different military badges that can be displayed in their own display case, a piece of the Mother Plant in 3 different colours, and 5 different posters. The posters can only be acquired from the Curio Shop in StrangerVille. To get a piece of the Mother Plant, solve the mystery of StrangerVille and defeat her. Join the military career to earn all of the military badges.

Celebrity Awards

Secret Collections in The Sims 4

Celebrity Sims have quite a few different awards they can earn from doing a variety of things. There are awards for Drama Club, winning a Starlight Accolade, hosting Meet & Greets, Charity Events, Lampoon Parties and more. There are 6 types of awards to collect. 4 of them come in 4 colours each. 2 come in 3 colours each. There is also a celebrity tile your Sims can use to hold a ceremony on the walk of fame.

All of the above collections are available in the Gallery under the ID SnarkyWitch if you really want to get your hands on them right away and skip all the hard work!

Did you know about all of these unofficial collections? Which ones surprised you? Let us know in the comments or chat with us on social media!

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