Kraken The Kraken swimming under a boat, ready to attack
The Kraken is a huge monster that lives underwater in the ocean in The Sims 3: Island Paradise. It is a reference to the legendary sea monsters called Kraken. Sims may encounter the Kraken in the ocean. The Kraken doesn't appear often but if Sims stay in a small boat too long, there is a 4% chance of seeing it. If a Sim has the "Friend of the Kraken" Lifetime reward, they can click on an idling boat aside from houseboats and select "Release the Kraken!" the Kraken will shortly afterwards attack the boat. After this is done, the Kraken will require rest before it is commanded again. They may also see the Kraken near their houseboat if it's far from land. Kraken's attack isn't life threatening, it only destroys the boat of the Sims.
There's a 1% chance that Sims might be attacked by the Kraken. The chance is increased by additional +1% if the Kraken has swum by a boat, the boat is nearby a hidden island, or during a heavy rain[TS3:S]. Technically, the Kraken can only appear in a neighborhood where the ocean is deep enough. Since neighborhoods in The Sims 3 mostly have shallow ocean, the Kraken can only appear in Isla Paradiso.