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How to Become a Mermaid, How to Change Back Into a Human and All Available Cheat Codes in The Sims 4: Island Living

If you want to make the most out of this new expansion, check out this guide.
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Perhaps the single most noticeable change introduced by the new expansion The Sims 4: Island Living is the ability to turn your sim into a mermaid (siren). After all, players have been excited for the big change weeks on end. Now, the time has finally come to see what all of the fuss is about.

If you want to transform your sim into a mermaid, figure out how to morph them back into a human or just want to see what new cheats this expansion is introducing, we’ve got you covered. Check out the information below for all of your The Sims 4: Island Living needs.

How to Become a Mermaid in The Sims 4: Island Living

The Sims 4: Island Living is filled with a ton of new features. Among them, players can now become mermaids. That being said, it will take a little work if you want to make the mythical transformation a reality.

How to Make a New Mermaid Character in The Sims 4: Island Living

The easiest way to become a mermaid is to create an entirely new character within the expansion. From there, click on the small icon at the bottom left corner of your screen so that you can “add a Sim.” From there, select the “special occult lifestyle” choice and you will then be presented with the option to make your new character a mermaid (siren).

Your mermaid can be customized from within the “Siren Editor,” assuring that the new feature is crafted to your liking. That being said, you can also transform a previously made character into a mermaid if you so choose.

How to Transform an Old Character Into a Mermaid in The Sims 4: Island Living

In order to turn a preexisting character into a mermaid, you will need to track down some Mermaid Kelp. Luckily, it is not too difficult to find.

The easiest way to earn Mermaid Kelp is by paying for it within the rewards menu. However, it will cost you 500 Satisfaction.

After you acquire the special treasures tool, you can dive underwater at deepwater buoys to search for lost treasure. There is a random chance that the treasure your find will be Mermaid Kelp.

Lastly, you can explore the “hidden cave” on the Island of Mua Pel’Am. Similarly, there is a random chance that you will discover Mermaid Kelp within this location.

Once you have acquired some Mermaid Kelp, consume it. Your sim will then experience a “Strange Sensation.”

If you enter the water within the next 24 hours, then your sim will be transformed into a mermaid. If you resist going into the water, however, the kelp will wear off to no effect.

Playing as a Mermaid in The Sims 4: Island Living

Once you become a mermaid, a few things will change. For starters, you will still retain your human form as long as you are on land. However, you will transform into your mermaid form whenever you enter a body of water.

While in your mermaid form, you will have a faster swimming speed and will be more effective at free diving. However, you will no longer be able to use scuba gear or snorkels.

Even when in your human form, your Hygiene feature will be replaced with a “Hydration” feature. This value will decrease the longer you spend time out of the water. Rather than die when your Hydration becomes too low, you will only begin to stink.

You will also gain a few mermaid spells. However, the spells are not very powerful. Still, it’s a nice change of pace.

How to Change Your Mermaid Back Into a Human in The Sims 4: Island Living

If you decide you are not enjoying your new mermaid form, don’t fret. It’s a reversible state.

In order to change back into a human once you have become a mermaid, you will need to consume two pieces of Mermaid Kelp and then reenter a body of water. After this, you will be back to your human form.

You can always eat another piece of Mermaid Kelp and return to the ocean if you want to become a mermaid once more. Beyond that, once in your mermaid form, you can also consume a single piece of Mermaid Kelp to earn a quick buff to your character.

All Cheat Codes in The Sims 4: Island Living

The new expansion pack is chock full of interesting cheat codes that console and PC players alike can take advantage of. If you want to utilize these fascinating features, however, you are going to have to follow a quick command.

How to Activate Cheat Codes in The Sims 4: Island Living

In order to use a cheat code on console, you will have to press L1, L2, R1 and R2 simultaneously on Playstation 4 and press LB, RB, LT and RT simultaneously on Xbox One.

In order to use a cheat code on PC, press CTRL, Shift and C simultaneously. On a Mac, you will have to press Command, Shift and C at the same time. Once you have opened the command, type “testcheats true.”

Once these steps have been taken, you will be ready to activate your cheat codes.

Every Cheat Code Available in The Sims 4: Island Living

There are a total 15 cheat codes within the game as of now. Once you have followed all of the steps listed above, the final step is to type in the cheat code commands listed here. Check them all out within the list below.

Cheat CodeDescription
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid Transforms your sim into a mermaid.
traits.remove_trait trait_OccultMermaid Restores your mermaid sim to a human.
traits.equip_trait trait_OccultMermaid_Mermaid_MermaidForm Allows your sim to retain their mermaid tail when on land.
careers.add_career Conservationist Adds the conservationist career to your sim.
careers.promote Conservationist Levels up your sim’s conservationist career.
careers.remove_career Conservationist Removes the conservationist career from your sim.
careers.promote PartTime_Diver Promotes your sim within the part-time diver career.
careers.promote PartTime_Fisherman Promotes your sim within the part-time fisherman career.
careers.promote PartTime_Lifeguard Promotes your sim within the part-time lieguard career.
traits.equip_trait trait_BeachBum_LaidBack Sims featuring the “Laid-Back” feature will never be tense.
traits.equip_trait trait_Hidden_IslandAncestor_Elemental Your sim will be embued with Sulani’s energy, allowing them to improve plant quality and cause volcanic erruptions.
traits.equip_trait trait_NaturalSpeaker Your sim becomes more friendly, making relationships easier with other characters.
traits.equip_trait trait_FriendOfTheSea Your sim can now manuever within the ocean more effectively. Your sim also befriends mermaids and dolphins more easily.
volcanic_eruption small If the volcanic activity feature has been activated, then small lava bombs will rain on the island.
volcanic_eruption large If the volcanic activity feature has been activated, then large lava bombs will rain on the island.
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