A pond is a pool of water on a lot.
If a pond has the necessary requirements, fish can be found in the pond and a Sim can begin fishing.[TS:V][TS2:S][TS3][TS4] In The Sims: Vacation, a fishing pier is required for Sims to fish; in later games, Sims can fish anywhere along the shores of the pond.[n 1]
In The Sims 3, if a Sim has at least 10 of one type of fish, they can "stock" the pond with the fish, in which the number of fish then becomes unlimited and can be fished from at anytime.
Players can create a pond in the lot by selecting "Ponds" from the build menu and applying it to an area of terrain.[TS1][TS2][TS3] The Sims 3 for console is the only console game in The Sims series that allows for ponds to be created. This can be done by going into the Landsculpting options and by selecting the Water tool and applying it to an area of exposed terrain. Ponds can be stocked with dead fish, which can be fished at anytime in the Sims' own personal pond. In The Sims 2, ponds can be created under foundation and decks.
Various plants, like lily pads, can be added as cosmetic decoration. The Sims 2: Seasons introduced a fountain (The Flowy Fountain) for ponds, which can purchased from the sculpture section in buy mode.
- ↑ In The Sims 2, players must click on the bottom of the pond in order to initiate the fishing interaction. If the pond is too deep, players may have difficulty clicking on the pond.