Do you know about voidcritters? Collectible trading cards featuring a variety of cute little creatures in The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff pack. Many players might have heard of them; after all, they’re referenced in numerous other packs for The Sims 4 but recently, I was surprised to find out how many people have yet to unlock the full potential of voidcritters. They’re far more than just collectible décor! In fact, they have a lot of lore, gameplay, and mechanics attached to them!
Let’s see how much you really know about the Pokémon of The Sims world!
There are two versions of each voidcritter
If you open the collection panel from your Sim’s inventory, you’ll see 20 slots for 20 different voidcritter cards. But there are actually a total of 40 different cards to collect. Each voidcritter has a standard version and a Limited Edition Foil version. The foil versions are more valuable and they have a cool prismatic sheen to them when displayed. Have you collected all 40 cards?
Voidcritters have different elemental alignments
No two voidcritters are the same. Each voidcritter has an alignment and within those alignments, some voidcritters are stronger than others. The common voidcritters are less powerful than the uncommon and rare voidcritters. There are a total of 5 different alignments; earth, air, fire, water, and the void. Every voidcritter falls under one of these alignments. Why do the alignments matter? Well, just like Pokémon, some alignments are weak or strong against other alignments so there’s some strategy involved when you’re battling them. Fire is strong against earth, earth is strong against air, air is strong against void, void is strong against water, and water is strong against fire. Keep that in mind the next time you take your voidcritters into battle.
Children can battle with their voidcritters
On that note, did you also know you can play with your voidcritters? That’s right, they aren’t just decorations to display on shelves! Purchase a voidcritter battle station from Build/Buy in the Toys section under Kids. Then, with a voidcritter card in a child’s inventory, click the battle station to battle with your voidcritter. Only children can use the battle station and there must be another child on the lot to battle against. The outcome of the battle is determined by a combination of factors; the voidcritter’s rarity, alignment, and power level.
Voidcritters have a power level and can be trained
Power level, you ask? That’s right. In addition to alignments, voidcritters also have a power level. All voidcritters start out with a power level of 0 but kids can train their voidcritters on the battle station to increase their voidcritter’s power level. The maximum power level for a voidcritter is 10. Training your voidcritters can be a good way to give them an upper hand in a battle they might otherwise be at a disadvantage in. For example, Arcticorn is a rare water type and Yorier is a common fire type. This puts Yorier at a huge disadvantage. Not only is fire weak against water but Arcticorn is higher in rarity and therefore stronger. Arcticorn is sure to win that battle… unless Yorier has a much higher power level. If the Arcitcorn’s power level is 0 but Yorier’s power level is 10, Yorier has a much better chance of defeating Arcticorn in spite of its other disadvantages.
Voidcritters can be traded between children
Do you keep finding duplicate voidcritters? Why not try trading them with your friends to see if you can get a new one? Children can ask other children to trade voidcritter cards if they have at least one voidcritter card in their inventory. The other child doesn’t need to have a voidcritter card; the game will generate one for them. Only your active child Sim needs to have a voidcritter in their inventory. If the other child wants to trade, select the voidcritter you’d like to trade and see what the other child trades you back. You can’t pick and choose which voidcritter you get from a trade but you will usually receive another voidcritter of a similar rarity to the one you traded. If you’re looking for a rare voidcritter, try trading some other rare voidcritters you have duplicates of.
Each voidcritter has detailed lore
Click on any voidcritter card to read it. This will bring up a notification with more information about your voidcritter. Each voidcritter has its own personality and history associated with it and every card references a specific episode of the Voidcritter TV show that your Sims can watch on the BeTween TV channel! Take some time to read all your voidcritter cards and learn all about the amazing facts and history of the Voidcritters universe!
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