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Trait hydrophobic.png

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 notes[]

  • 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.
  • Hydrophobic Sims will flat out refuse gift if the gift is Fish Bowl.
  • This trait is not available for mermaids, but oddly PlantSims can still have this trait.
  • There is a possibility that Trying for Baby in a shower increases the chance of the baby being born with the hydrophobic trait.

Special Moodlets[]

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

Hydrophobic Sims[]

Nick Alto, Tragic Clown, Gretle Goth.

See also: Category:Hydrophobic Sims