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The Sims 3 Supernatural: Fairies Guide

Fairy Magic Levels, Tricks, Inner Beauty and Bloom

The Sims 3: Supernatural Expansion
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The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  Inner Beauty makes a Sim very ugly on the outside.
Fairy using a Blessing on a Sim cursed with Inner Beauty.

The Sims 3 Supernatural introduces the Fairy, a type of Sim able to use magic to pull tricks, benefit themselves and others with auras, and have a natural connection to nature. All Fairies have the Green Thumb trait, so you should not select this on any Sim you intend to make a Fairy. This guide covers most things about this new Supernatural life state, and includes a list of all unlocks at each Fairy skill level.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  Fairies can Fly
The 'I Can Fly' Interaction Fairies start with.

Becoming a Fairy
To become a Fairy, make your Sim using the Supernatural type selector in Create-a-Sim or acquire a Bottled Blessing of the Fae for around $2000 in the Alchemy store. You can also make one yourself using Supernatural's Alchemy Skill. Fairies have the same basic needs as other Sims, but live five times longer with 100 days spent in Young Adult.

When creating your Sim, be sure to look to the basics tab in CAS so that you can select Fairy Basics, which allows you to choose your Fairy's wing color and design.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  Flying
All Fairies can Fly instead of running and will move at an increased rate.

Learning New Fairy Abilities
Fairies like other Supernatural life state additions can level up to learn new abilities. They receive experience any time they do something that consumes Magic Power. While running an Aura your Fairy is constantly gaining experience in the hidden Fairy Magic skill. So, continue to act as a Fairy and use those abilities and your Sim will level up naturally. Using Bloom while running an aura is perhaps the best, most useful way to level up but you do not unlock it until level 5.

Here is a list of all Fairy abilities and the levels at which they unlock:

Fairy Magic Skill Levels
LevelUnlock 1Unlock 2
0Hot Head: Makes a Sim's head heat up, blowing steam out their ears. The target will be singed.Chattering Teeth: Blows frost that makes a Sim cold.
0I Can Fly: Do a flying maneuver in place, pictured above. This gives a big, fast boost to Fun, and using this just a few times can fill the meter.Aura of Soothing: Gives a +20 moodlet that affects all nearby Sims including the Fairy. Consumes power while active and grants XP.
1Aura of Creativity: Sims perform better in Music (all instruments), Painting and Writing while under this Aura.Flight of Felicity: Bless a Sim, allowing them to fly like a Fairy. (replaces run)
2Fairy Trap Toilet: Causes water to gush when a Sim flushes the toiletFairy Trap Shower: Puts dye in the shampoo
3Fairy Repair: Magically repair a broken object.Aura of Body and Mind: Logic, Charisma, and Athletic performance is improved.
4Fairy Trap Trashcan: Makes trash explode all around when a Sim uses the can.Tummy Twister: make a Sim belch, embarassing them
5Bloom: Advances a Plant's growth one level or makes it harvestable. Subject of the Greener Gardens Lifetime Wish. See the section toward the bottom of this guide for detailed information.
6Fairy Trap Sofa/Loveseat: Makes a Sim fall asleep when this is used.Skivvies: Another embarassing prank, strip a Sim down to underwear.
7Gold and Toads: Sims will vomit gold or toads nearly a dozen times over six hours. Each pile of gold is worth $77, and they rarely seem to vomit toads. While Sims do make some money while vomiting gold, it may be interrupting a more lucrative activity!
8Fairy Trap Mailbox Makes bees fly out of the mailbox and attack the Sim.
9Fairy Trap LLAMA: The LLAMA teleporters that come with Supernatural can be trapped with this, which causes a Sim to travel to the wrong location - boring.
10Inner Beauty: Use this on pretty but mean Sims who need to learn how to behave. The curse lasts 24h and any time they use a mean interaction it is reset. The whole time, they will be horribly ugly and other Sims may gawk and make fun. There's a Lifetime Wish for this, Magic Makeover. Its goal is to cast Inner Beauty 12 times and reach level 10 in Charisma.
The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  Fairies stacking auras
Have Fairies use different auras for maximum effect.

Magic Power
Fairies, like Witches, consume magic power to use their abilities. Everything from the I Can Fly interaction you start with, to pranks and auras will consume this resource over time. To regenerate Magic Power faster, go inside a Fairy House or use the new Train Set which a Fairy can shrink down to ride. The bar will fill over about 4 hours' time on its own. Depleting your Magic Power results in a 6 hour negative moodlet, preventing you from using Fairy Powers.

During a Full Moon, Fairies get a +40 moodlet along with the +40 Lunatic boost. They are also able to get a +20 moodlet, and share it with all around with their Soothing Aura ability. The will also get some solid, long-lasting moodlets from pulling Fairy Tricks on Sims.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  A baby Fairy
Too bad the wings go through the back of the chair

Fairy Babies
Two Fairies would naturally have a Fairy Baby, but any other combination leaves a 50% chance the offspring will be a Fairy. Fairy Children can perform a few tricks, but cannot gain levels in their Fairy abilities until their Teenage years.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  casting Flight of Felicity

Fairy Dust, Flight of Felicity, and Interations
Fairies get several social interactions, such as bragging about wing color and how many pranks they've pulled. Those are great for varying conversations, with several found only under the Special category when picking Socials. The most interesting come from the other Sim's perspective. They can ask for a blessing, which gives the Flight of Felicity. This makes normal Sims float above the ground and move at the same increased speed as a Fairy. They can also request Fairy Dust through the Friendly menu, which has no value but allows you to use this blessing at will on yourself or another Sim.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  A Fairy shrinks down and flutters about a light like a moth.
A good shot of a Fairy in their smaller form.

Fairies can shrink and float into certain lights, like the mood light that comes with Supernatural. They are Drawn to the Light like a moth. This can shock them, and I'm not sure on the purpose although it's likely there more for autonomous actions and humor. There may be other objects Fairies can interact with share your revelations at the bottom of the guide in the comments section.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  A pretty picture of a Fairy House
A Fairy House

Fairy Houses
One of the new things you can buy is the Fairy House (or Castle), which is basically a little rabbit hole (find both House and Castle under Outdoor - Outdoor Activities). Fairies can demonstrate their ability to transform into a smaller form and enter these homes. Inside, they can drink Pollen Punch, which fills a bit of hunger and can give a 2h +50 moodlet. Not as good as a meal, though it is a bonus. Also, sleeping in the Fairy House does not give a mood boost from its Well Rested moodlet. Fairies can also throw a party, and may get a positive moodlet if it's good. When you throw the party, other Fairies on the lot may come to the House. The music will give a positive moodlet, and your Fairy can raise the fun motive by dancing.

As a reader pointed out below, Fairy Houses are portable and are the best item to pack while adventuring with World Adventures. This may make Fairies not only the best at gardening, but Adventuring as well. You have fun, hunger, and energy in one small package that often fits where a tent does not.

Forum member forloveofcake pointed out that a Fairy's aura doesn't consume magic while in the Fairy House, and confirms they continue to receive Fairy Magic skill experience.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  A Child Fairy uses a Trick
A child Fairy uses a hot headed trick against her mom.

Fairy Tricks
Fairies can perform two types of trick. First are the social interaction variety, which can give some skill experience and have various effects. Second, they'll learn Traps, which can be placed on objects like chairs, the toilet, or mailbox. When a Sim springs the Trap, your Fairy Sim will get a +15 12h moodlet. Not a bad reward. So, how can we capitalize on this?

Good Traits for Fairies
Since Fairies can do tricks at any age, the Rebellious trait suits them. Fairy Tricks count as rebelling and give a +15 12h moodlet (Fight the Power). Evil is also helpful, as Tricks will trigger the Fiendishly Delighted moodlet giving another +15 for 6 hours. That's a lot for one trick, but it takes up several traits. I strongly recommend Rebellious, but you can live without Evil. Childish was also tested but did nothing for the Sim, although we suspect they may perform more tricks autonomously with this trait. Big thanks to Forum Moderator samoht04 for testing these and feeding me results!

As mentioned in the intro (but repeated here in case you missed it) Fairies get all the benefits of the Green Thumb trait aside from bonus skill experience, so it is wasted on them. Instead, take Gatherer which will further boost the quality of anything you plant and give additional produce when harvesting them.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Fairies  A Fairy makes a plant Bloom so that it can be harvested immediately
A Fairy casts Bloom

Fairy Bloom Ability
At level 5, Fairies get the Bloom ability. This will make a mature plant instantly harvestable. What is more, it will bump a growing plant up one level. So, cast bloom a few times on a just-planted seed and you'll have the next generation of plants in your hands. Given the usually slow pace of Gardening, this is a big way to make money. Get to the Perfect level and start planting a large crop. You can then use Bloom and go for the Fairy Lifetime Wish Greener Gardens, to make 100 plants bloom and reach level 10 in Gardening. The Perfect Garden would also be an easy to attain LTW for a Fairy.

King of the Fae Lifetime Reward
You can purchase this LTR for 30,000 happiness. This will give you the ability to change your Fairy's wings and wing color at any time. Magic will also be consumed at a reduced rate when using Fairy abilities, and your Sim is able to summon any other Faeries they have met.

Comments (133)

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Corylea says...
Another fairy social is that they can Play Tag With Werewolf when socializing with werewolves. The fairy shrinks down to speck-of-light size and circles around the werewolf. The werewolf makes pawing motions at the fairy, trying to catch the light. It's all in fun, not intended for the werewolf to actually hurt the fairy, and both parties seemed to enjoy it.

Thanks for your guides; they're always very useful!
8th September 2012 3:28am
Zoe says...
I asked a fairy for some fairy dust, with curiosity, what does it doo???
17th February 2014 1:10pm
Wren says...
It gives you the ability to fly for a short time
1st March 2014 1:34pm
Mica says...
Fairies have the interaction "fairy frolic" when interacting with other fairies. Just wanted to point that out since it's not stated :)

The lifetime reward also allows the fairy to summon fairies which he/she met before
8th September 2012 4:07am
Lockesly says...
Fairies are quite possibly the single best race to play if you want to be a hardcore adventurer in World Adventures. Why? The Fairy House/Castle is portable. You get free Fun, free Hunger, and free Energy, all in the space of a 2x2 square that you can pick up and store in your inventory. They are MUCH cheaper than having to spend the simoleans on a cabin or ancient coins on a tabernacle. Not to mention that the 2x2 means they can easily sleep in areas where a tabernacle or tent cant go.
8th September 2012 5:07am
Aerith says...
Something else worth mentioning here.

The 'I can fly' action refills fun an at extremely high rate. Typically three or four uses of that action will completely restore a fairy's fun bar.

Also they're the single best gardeners in game.
8th September 2012 6:47am
Blue says...
I have had the hot head trick backfire on me, I tried to cast it and ended up having steam come out my ears and getting a bad moodlet instead of the other sim.
8th September 2012 10:37am
Tim says...
I can one up your fairy back-fire. My child fairy sim was visiting visiting a friend's place after school. Her friend's celeb big sis was rude (b/c my sim wasn't a celeb) so she decided to play the hot head trick... it worked sort of... the Sim she used it on ended up breathing fire and setting my sim on fire, which then caught the house on fire. My fairy child died in the ensuing inferno. =-(
7th October 2012 4:30am
Eve says...
That's actually really quite awful, lol
23rd December 2012 7:16am
TheKezta says...
That's horrible! My fairy did the 'hot headed' prank on her fairy sister and the smoke came out of her ears. However, the fairy was not set on fire, however the house was! I ended up rebuilding half the house.
6th April 2014 6:04am
Jayson says...
Another item that fairies can interact with is the train set that comes with Supernatural. They shrink down and will actually ride the train. Provides fun and refills their magic meter.
8th September 2012 11:50am
Liv says...
I can't figure out how to make Fairies do pranks! Do you have to have a high relationship? What? I don't get any of these options. :(
8th September 2012 3:59pm
Liv says...
I found the problem! You really can't have any mods downloaded. They're not compatible with Fairies. I had to stop the game, delete all of my mods, restart the game, and restart my family. Now I can do Fairy magic.
8th September 2012 8:41pm
Jaguwar says...
That's not true, I have a few mods and have had no problem with the fairy pranks. However, it's possible ONE of those mods (or a certain type of mod) wasn't compatible, either because it wasn't updated, the update introduced an error, or it modifies a core function too much. I suggest putting them back in one at a time (or a batch at a time) and using the half way method (If it works, add half of what's left; if it doesn't, remove half the ones you'd added and see if the problem persists).
14th September 2012 2:35am
allie says...
It should be pretty simple all you need to do is click on the SIM and go on to special then go onto hot headed chatter and stuff like that k?
31st December 2013 11:04am
Carl says...
You're all great - I just made a whopping 5 edits to this guide to reflect your information. I'd also forgotten Fairies' long lifespan.
8th September 2012 4:06pm
Skyte100 says...
Bloom seems to lower the quality of the plant if you spam it on the same one. I suggest using it sparingly. I dont know if its a glitch or intended. I've also seen someone quickly get a perfect plant but they also had Green Thumb.
I was able to advance plants multple stages in a row using bloom. Took Nice grapes and made them Excellent. Because of Gatherer + the Fairy's invisible Green Thumb trait, it jumped to perfect the next round. It could be glitching for you, or perhaps like other skills a Fairy's bloom can fail and damage the plant!
8th September 2012 4:07pm
Lessica says...
yea it most likely just backfired. i used bloom once on a plant and it made it die!
9th September 2012 3:32am
alantliber says...
I spent a lot of time doing this yesterday and I think it's related to the level of skill (the more skilled the fairy the less it fails) and possibly to the level of magic left in the fairy's meter... not sure about that one.

Recasting bloom on the plant usually fixes it (although I didn't have any die, so I'm not sure whether it fixes that). In one case I had an Excellent plant, bloom failed and the plant quality dropped to Very Nice (on the same level of growth as before), I recast and it came out Excellent again on the next level of growth.

If it makes a difference, my fairy had Gatherer but not Green Thumb.
10th September 2012 2:06am
DarkAngelsBlood1 says...
All fairies have green thumb automatically. It just doesn't show up. You fairy has green thumb.
6th October 2012 4:36pm
Shelley says...
My fairy used Bloom on a plant inside the new greenhouse and killed it. She used Bloom on the plant again and revived it, up'ing the plant to perfect status. I guess it's supposed to be a little random.
28th November 2012 3:08am
Alamain says...
It is based off skill and random effect. My fairy was able to bloom things up to perfect. Even if they go down in quality you can bloom them back up in quality. Keep at it. :) You can even bloom them to death and back to life (if the bloom killed them). It can still get to perfect, trust me!
27th January 2013 12:38am
Michael says...
You can also become a fairy by searching for fairies at the Fae Ray Arboretum and getting an opportunity.
8th September 2012 4:22pm
J says...
Yeah but how do you find the damn fairies!
17th October 2013 5:23pm
Bianca says...
When is was at the Toadstool, playing with the claw machine there was an option "trick the system", my fairy went into pixy form and got 1st a money bag worth 9000 the 2nd another 1 worth a bit less then a pink diamond
8th September 2012 7:47pm
Scott. says...
Fairies also have a cute interaction with Vampires to "Demonstrate bite Strength." It is a negative interaction, but it is still cute.
8th September 2012 11:58pm
Chris says...
Does anyone know if Fairy Children can level their magic? It would be disappointing if they can't. Child Witches can't even use wands! T_T
9th September 2012 8:26am
Mel3432 says...
The something that happened to Skyte100 happened to me to. After using bloom almost all my plants were bad quality. I don't know if it's a glitch, or my level or I just fail!
9th September 2012 9:29am
Aimee says...
Bloom also can increase the quality of the plant if successful. A bad bloom will decrease the plant quality.
9th September 2012 2:23pm
Naomi says...
I've noticed that my adult Sim who turned into a Fairy now has a huge life span. She's not due to grow up into an elder for another 100 days, so I think the long life span can last for Adults and not just Young Adults. That, or it may be because she was turned into a Fairy as an adult, it's giving the longer life span with the span she has already. That might be worth testing if you can so the guide can be updated.
9th September 2012 4:36pm
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