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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 (148)

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Marten says...
I'm having quite an annoying problem with fairy's. They don't seem to gain any levels been using the aura for day's now and pranking everyone in sight. Does anyone know a solution to this bug?
14th January 2013 3:06pm
Amy says...
I had wish to "forsake the fae". how do you even do that? if you take the fairy potion does it make a fairy human? and what about the other supernaturals trying to reverse
Forsaking the fae is an option that comes up when your partner is the fairy.  You can ask them to forsake their supernaturalness. The other person will then get an opportunity if they are controlled by you to go to one of the buildings around town.
29th July 2013 8:19pm
Fay says...
If you have fairy toddlers they are more self sufficient then other toddlers. If you place the fairy home inside there room they can feed themselves, put themselves to sleep, and also throw fairy parties, among other things. Not sure it was mentioned but i thought it made raising toddlers easier.
23rd September 2013 4:38pm
Maya says...
Is the fairy house ony able to be outside? Y
24th October 2012 11:46pm
Chilicheeezz says...
so for some really dumb reason my fairy has no interactions with her husband. I have no idea why but its really buggin me. The husband cant interact with her either so im clueless as to what it is. They can interact with other supernatural creatues but i just dont get this
17th October 2012 10:08pm
Julia says...
Do you have any mods installed that in any way affect social interactions? I've had that happen to me several times if I had an out of date/corrupt mod before.
20th October 2012 6:45am
Myst says...
I was having an issue not being able to use my magic as a fairy and I tried everything I could think of that would be causing the problem. Thankfully the alchemist skill came in handy because i was able to turn myself from fae to human then back to a fairy and my magic has worked fine since then.
13th September 2012 10:41am
Jazz says...
With fairy babies you can tell the color of their wings by looking at the sparkles floating around them. :)
13th September 2012 1:58am
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
CountessCrazy says...
I tested fairies and found that they do not have the green thumb trait built in. I gave four sims the same traits, just the first 5 on the list, and they all got their first gardening point at the exact same minute. I did give one fairy the green thumb trait and she got her skill point faster than the others, one of them being a fairy. Fairies do not have the green thumb trait built as far as I can tell.
They are able to talk to plants and seem to get the growth bonus when planting a seed as well, but I did edit the page to indicate they do not get skill experience. Did not test just now if they can revive dead plants if fairy magic is low (as opposed to bloom)

13th September 2012 12:55am
Emmanuel says...
In my game, my fairy don't have the option to revive my two death flower bushes. So, I'm guessing they can't.
1st October 2012 2:18am
Dawn says...
I have a fairy who is level 10 in gardening, level 9 fairy based off the list of unlocks and she can revive plants. Including the death flower
22nd October 2012 10:50am
faeryfyre says...
Just wanted to mention something I found regarding the Gatherer trait that you recommend instead of Green Thumb. It breaks money trees sometimes and makes them not be able to be harvested after the first few times. I never make a gardener anymore with this trait because I like money trees.
30th July 2013 7:16pm
Coocoo girl says...
I have had a fairy interact with the claw before. You click cheat the system and the fairy will shrink,fly in,and pick a prize at random. I got a valuable gem from this! But that only happened once and most of the time the things I get are pretty cheap.
11th September 2012 5:51am
kryssie says...
How do you use inner beauty!!!??

I have level 10 charisma and full fary levels and i have no idea how it works! i need it to unlock my life achievment
10th September 2012 3:09pm
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
Suzette says...
I can't figure out why I don't have the ''bloom'' option with my fairy. Do I have to have a certain trait or something??
9th September 2012 10:11pm
Redevance says...
You need to have a level 5 fairy skill, just turn on Aura of Soothing and let it stay on until it says you've gotten bloom! :)
10th September 2012 2:03am
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
Tiffany says...
Thank you so much! I was pretty much lost trying to get my fairy to level 10. You're awesome!
9th September 2012 5:20pm
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
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
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
Julia says...
I think it's also worth noting that the mood boost from Aura of Soothing goes up with your Fairy's level. It starts off at +20, but as of now (level 9 I think? I'll have to double check later) my Fairy gets a +40 moodlet. I imagine the affect of the other Auras on skill gain might be similar, but I'd need to test it out to be sure.
16th October 2012 2:09am
Julie says...
My fairy went to watch a unicorn and surprise the unicorn is fascinated by the fairy, he has a fairy thought bubble over its heads and follows her around. I guess magic attracts magic?
17th September 2012 4:35am
Bronwyn says...
How do you find a unicorn, anyway? I've never seen one, only ordinary wild horses. I didn't know unicorns existed until I saw the LTW that wants you to adopt one.
29th October 2012 7:46pm
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