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Motives, or needs, are the basic physical and mental requirements or desires of Sims and pets in The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, The Sims 4, and The Sims Social games. In The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, Sims in different life states may have different motives, and some motives will drop faster or slower depending on a Sim's life stage.

Motives ListEdit

Basic motivesEdit

In The Sims Social and The Sims FreePlay, fulfilling motives/needs will make the Sim inspired, and inspired Sims will earn more simoleons. In FreePlay, giving a Sim a cupcake will instantly fill the Sim's motives.

Moodlet-Motive Chart Edit

Note: These numbers below are approximate as there are no numerical indication for motives.

The Sims 3 Edit

Motive Resulting Moodlets

(Deficit)

% Full Resulting Moodlets

(Surplus)

% Full
Hunger Hungry

Very Hungry

Starving

20 %

10%

5%

No Moodlet
Bladder Has to Pee

Really Has to Pee

10 %

2%

No Moodlet
Energy Sleepy

Tired

Exhausted

10 %

5%

0%

Well Rested 100 %
Social Lonely

Desolate

10 %

0%

No Moodlet
Hygiene Grungy

Stinky

15 %

7%

Squeaky Clean 90%
Fun Strained

Stressed Out

33 %

15%

Entertained

Having a Blast

60 %

80%

The Sims 4 Edit

Motive Resulting Moodlets

(Deficit)

% Full
Hunger Hungry/Famished

Ravenous

Bladder Has to Pee

Really Has to Pee

Energy Tired

Exhausted

Social Lonely/Very Lonely

Desolate/Abandoned

Hygiene Grungy/Grubby

Filthy

Fun Needs Amusement

Desperate for Fun

Servo motivesEdit

  • Power (Replaces energy)
  • Social
  • Fun
  • Environment

PlantSim motivesEdit

The Sims 2: SeasonsEdit

  • Water
  • Love (Replaces social)
  • Sunlight

The Sims 3: University LifeEdit

  • Water (Replaces hygiene)
  • Energy
  • Social
  • Fun

Pet motivesEdit

All large pets in The Sims: Unleashed, The Sims 2: Pets and The Sims 3: Pets share these motives:

Other pet motives are:

Small pets have no visible needs, but will die if not fed for too long.

SimBot motivesEdit

  • Scrap Reserves (Replaces hunger)
  • Waste Buildup (Replaces bladder)
  • Charge (Replaces energy)
  • Human Interaction (Replaces social)
  • Trivial Entertainment (Replaces fun)

Plumbot motivesEdit

  • Battery Power (Replaces energy)
  • Maintenance
  • Social
  • Fun

Cut motivesEdit

  • Family[1] ([TS2], reverted to Social)
  • Friends[1] ([TS2], reverted to Social)

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2004/reviews/914811_20040831_790screen008.jpg

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