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Trait Hydrophobic
Hydrophobic is a physical trait in The Sims 3. It conflicts with the Loves To Swim[TS3:IP] and Loves Water[TS3 Wii] traits.

Hydrophobic Sims are terrified of swimming. They loathe every second they have to spend in the pool.


  • Hydrophobic Sims are scared of swimming and will avoid bodies of water at all costs.

Player notesEdit

  • Hydrophobic Sims will get a negative moodlet whenever forced to swim. They will act very distressed when being forced to swim.
  • Hydrophobic Sims will not appreciate baths as much as other Sims, and will even cry after taking one.
  • If the "Splash" interaction is used on a hydrophobic Sim being forced to swim, they will appear to plead pitifully with the Sim splashing them rather than getting irritated or angry.
  • Contrary to popular belief, a Sim with this trait is not excluded from the "Duck Time" moodlet when bathing.
  • Hydrophobic Sims do not like exploring Dive Wells.[TS3:WA]
  • Hydrophobic Sims can drown but are much less likely as they don't like to be in water.
  • SimBots always start with this trait.[TS3:A]
  • Hydrophobic Sims do not have the ability to initiate shower woohoo.
  • This trait is not available for mermaids, but oddly PlantSims can still have this trait.

Special MoodletsEdit

Image Moodlet Name Notes
Hydrophobic Hydrophobia Hydrophobic Sims will receive this negative moodlet when being forced to swim in water.

Hydrophobic SimsEdit

Nick Alto, Tragic Clown, Gretle Goth.

See also: Category:Hydrophobic Sims

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