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Mysterious Mr. Gnome
Gnomes
‘Mysterious Mr. Gnomes, from left to right: Two usual Gnomes, The Magical Gnome of Sculpture in Stone, Abracadabra the Magical Gnome of Laundry, The Magical Gnome of Invention, Little Léon the Magical Gnome of France.

"Gnome" redirects here. For other meanings, see Gnome (disambiguation).
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The Mysterious Mr. Gnome is a special item found in The Sims 3. They are nameable, and can be stored in the inventory of a Sim. The Mysterious Mr. Gnome is kickable, like any gnome, but unlike a regular garden gnome, he cannot be cloned with the eyedropper tool, and has a habit of sneaking around the house.

The player will never see the gnome sneaking around, unless they are incredibly lucky. Instead, he will disappear from his current location and reappear elsewhere on the lot. He changes position on the lot at approximately 1 AM. If kicked, he falls in odd positions that are unusual for a gnome and sometimes ends up with a plaster across the bridge of his nose.

Sometimes, the Sim will automatically walk to the new location of the Gnome. It is impossible to prevent the gnome from moving; even if walls are built around him, The Mysterious Mr. Gnome will still pop up anywhere on the lot. His mysterious disappearing act usually causes him to materialise next to an object (e.g. Boom box, plant, couch, washing machine). He will even interact with some objects; for example, when he appears next to T.Vs or stereos, he turns them on. (Possibly waking sleeping Sims, so watch out!) If The Magical Gnome Of Inventing appears next to a Scraptastic™ Workbench with an unfinished project on it, he will magically complete it to 99% complete. A Sim at level 10 in the Science career can perform experiments on these gnomes. All Mysterious Mr. Gnomes sell for §1,000, although kicking the gnome can sometimes result in a decrease in value, thus making him worth only §999. It is possible to have multiple gnomes in one household. This can be accomplished by using the miner, finding them in random places and hoarding them, or by using the cheat "buydebug on" and clicking on the "misc." tab under the question mark in buy mode.

VarietiesEdit

There are different methods for acquiring different varieties of Mysterious Mr. Gnome. Differing varieties also have thematic poses, such as Sultan Sam's Egyptian walk.

Mysterious Mr. Gnome[TS3]Edit

Mysterious Mr. Gnome
Mysterious Mr Gnome
Game The Sims 3
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

The base game version of Mysterious Mr. Gnome looks just like a garden gnome, with an orange hat with a yellow star shaped flower on it with a brown center, a long gray beard, blue button down shirt and red pants and shoes of a brown/tan color. This unique garden gnome can be found when a Sim chooses to "Explore The Catacombs" at the graveyard, by activating the irreversible transfiguration on Carter's Display Case - XL Edition, within ore or gems when they mail them to their respective refiners, as an 'acquisition' from being promoted in the criminal career, as a reward for a case in the Investigator Profession or by fishing. It can also be found using the miner.

Mysterious Mr. Gnome is also obtainable by using the "testingcheatsenabled true" cheat, then "buydebug on". In buy mode under the miscellaneous tab, there should be one of every Mysterious Mr. Gnome, depending on the available expansion packs. They cost $1000.

Sultan Sam the Magical Gnome of Egypt[TS3:WA]Edit

Sultan Sam, the Magical Gnome of Egypt
Sultan Sam the Magical Gnome of Egypt
Game The Sims 3: World Adventures
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: World Adventures is found primarily in Al Simhara, Egypt. Sultan Sam will often adopt poses that harken to Egyptian wall motifs. He can be found when a Sim chooses to "Explore The Catacombs" in the Egyptian mausoleum, as a random event while fishing in Egypt, or by refining metals using the base camp mailbox in Egypt. He can be found on a display stand, along with the other gnomes from World Adventures, in the Champs Les Sims Museum. He can also be found as a treasure in some Egyptian tombs.

Little Léon the Magical Gnome of France[TS3:WA]Edit

Little Léon the Magical Gnome of France
Little Leon the Magical Gnome of France
Game The Sims 3: World Adventures
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: World Adventures is found primarily in Champs Les Sims, France. He can be found when a Sim chooses to "Explore The Catacombs" in the French mausoleum, as a random event while fishing in Champs Les Sims, or by refining metals using the base camp mailbox. He can be found on a display stand, along with the other gnomes from World Adventures, in the Champs Les Sims Museum. This gnome seems to be a caricature of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Master Manchu the Magical Gnome of China[TS3:WA]Edit

Master Manchu the Magical Gnome of China
Master Manchu the Magical Gnome of China
Game The Sims 3: World Adventures
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: World Adventures is found primarily in Shang Simla, China. Master Manchu's poses include martial arts kicks, and meditation. He can be found randomly when using the Miner from the inventing skill, when a Sim chooses to "Explore The Catacombs" in the Chinese mausoleum, as a random event while fishing in China, or by refining metals using the base camp mailbox.

  • Sultan Sam, Little Leon and Master Manchu can all be found in the museum in Champs les Sims. They can be picked up and placed in the inventory.

The Magical Gnome of Invention[TS3:A]Edit

The Magical Gnome of Invention
The Magical Gnome of Invention
Game The Sims 3: Ambitions
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: Ambitions is found primarily while using the "Invent" interaction at the Scraptastic™ Workbench. He can only be invented by accident. It can also be found using the miner. This gnome resembles a robot, and adopts poses similar to the Robot Dance.

Occasionally the Magical Gnome of Invention may stand on the Scraptasitc Workbench and watch your Sim invent. When this happens, if you leave the work bench with an unfinished invention the invention may jump to 99% complete and the Gnome will return to other tasks.

The Magical Gnome of Sculpting[TS3:A]Edit

The Magical Gnome of Sculpting
The Magical Gnome of Sculpting
Game The Sims 3: Ambitions
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: Ambitions is found primarily while using the "Sculpt" interaction at the Pedestrian Sculpting Station. He can only be sculpted by accident. It can also be found using the miner. This gnome's texture varies according to the sculpting medium he is sculpted in, meaning he can have many different looks, especially since each sculpting medium has different colors/types such as darker clay. He regularly adopts poses that mimic famous sculptures such as The Thinker.

Abracadabra the Magical Gnome of Laundry[TS3:A]Edit

Abracadabra the Magical Gnome of Laundry
Abracadabra the Magical Gnome of Laundry
Game The Sims 3: Ambitions
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: Ambitions is found only by using the most and second most expensive dryers available. Sometimes, while collecting laundry, a Sim will discover a Laundry Gnome.

Troglodyte the Magical Gnome of B.C.[TS3:A]Edit

Troglodyte the Magical Gnome of B.C.
Troglodyte the Magical Gnome of BC
Game The Sims 3: Ambitions
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome from The Sims 3: Ambitions is usually found during travels in the time machine, or by exploring a drill tunnel. He looks like a caveman, and often adopts stereotypical cartoon caveman poses with his club.

Blingaboo the Magical Hip-Hop Gnome[TS3:LN]Edit

Blingaboo the Magical Hip-Hop Gnome
Blingaboo
Game The Sims 3: Late Night
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

A Hip-hop gnome from The Sims 3: Late Night. He adopts rapping and dancing poses and can be received as a celebrity gift.

Magical Vampire Gnome[TS3:LN]Edit

Magical Vampire Gnome
Magical Vampire Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Late Night
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

A female Vampire gnome from The Sims 3: Late Night. Randomly found on lots with multiple plasma fruit bushes growing, and rarely with plasma fruits in the fridge. A greater number of bushes on a lot increase the chances of finding one.

This gnome gives every non-vampire Sim (other than Sims with the Brave trait) on the lot the 'Hunted' moodlet. This gnome has the power to transform a teddy bear into a Vampire gnome.

Freezer Bunny Magic Gnome[TS3:P]Edit

Freezer Bunny Magic Gnome
Freezer Bunny Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Pets
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

The Freezer Bunny, with a gnome hat. There is a 0.1% chance of spawning every time a dog barks or cat freaks out at the fridge. Sometimes seen holding an icecream cone or sitting on a llama

Felix Felinenimus[TS3:P]Edit

Felix Felinenimus
Felix Felinenimus Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Pets
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

A cat gnome. There is a 0.7% chance the gnome will spawn every time a cat receives the "Whacked Out" moodlet.

Carter Caninenimus[TS3:P]Edit

Carter Caninenimus
Carter Caninenimus Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Pets
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

A dog gnome. There is a 0.7% chance to spawn per Dog best friend. It is often found doing dog like things.

Zenyatta[TS3:P]Edit

Zenyatta
Zenyatta Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Pets
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

A horse gnome. There is a chance this gnome will spawn whenever a horse licks a salt lick for 80 minutes. The chance increases by 0.2% for every 20 Sim minutes the horse licks the salt lick.

The Zenyatta leaves produce around the yard for a Sim's animals.

She is named after Zenyatta, a famous Thoroughbread mare who won 19 consecutive races and was named the runner-up Female Athelete of the Year in 2010 by the Associated Press.

Lounge Lizard Magic Gnome[TS3:ST]Edit

Lounge Lizard Magic Gnome
MagicGnomeSinger
Game The Sims 3: Showtime
Buyable no
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome is a singer gnome which resembles a 50s singer. This gnome will appear randomly on the lawn of the player's house if the player's sim is in the Singing Career.

Cranstan Boonitz the Magic Gnome[TS3:ST]Edit

Cranstan Boonitz the Magic Gnome
MagicGnomeMagic
Game The Sims 3: Showtime
Buyable no
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome is a magician gnome. It will appear randomly on the lawn of the player's house if the player's Sim is in the Magician Career or if the player uses spells that make objects appear (a Genie using "Summon Food" for example).

Gnome of the Darned[TS3:SN]Edit

Gnome of the Darned
Gnome of the Darned
Game The Sims 3: Supernatural
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

Can be obtained from the Claw machine in the Supernatural expansion or as a reward when successfully researching ghosts at the Vault of Antiquity.

This gnome summons ghosts to your lot.

Bucktooth Butternut[TS3:S]Edit

Bucktooth Butternut
Bucktooth Butternut
Game The Sims 3: Seasons
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome has a chance of showing up in a Sim's inventory when collecting eggs at the spring festival in the Seasons expansion. Appears quite frequently when Sims garden as well. May also appear when WooHooing, on spring. This magical gnome will usually teleport nearby Sims who are WooHooing. Can be redeemed for 500 tickets at the Spring Concession Stand.

Brawn Brawn G'nome[TS3:S]Edit

Brawn Brawn G'nome
Brawn Brawn G'nome
Game The Sims 3: Seasons
Buyable Yes
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome can be found when throwing pool parties, making food from a BBQ, or having a lot of fireworks on your lot. Can be redeemed for 500 tickets at the Summer Concession Stand.

Cracklin Nackerbell[TS3:S]Edit

Cracklin Nackerbell
Cracklin Nackerbell
Game The Sims 3: Seasons
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

There's a chance Sims will receive this gnome when they enter the haunted house and trick or treat. Additionally, Sims may also redeem the gnome from the Fall concession stand with festival tickets.

s-GNOME-man Bittertotter[TS3:S]Edit

s-GNOME-man Bittertotter
S-GNOME-man Bittertotter
Game The Sims 3: Seasons
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

This gnome can be found on your lot with the Seasons expansion if a player has built a lot of snowmen, and can be bought at the winter festival consession stand with enough tickets.

Evil Mr. Gnome[TS3:S]Edit

Evil Mr. Gnome
Evil Mr. Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Seasons
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1

Evil Mr. Gnome has the same base figure as the base game version of Mysterious Mr. Gnome, but with a few differences. He has a red hat with flames, a long gray beard with a black mustache, black eye paint, a red button-down shirt, and black pants. Sims can find him by receiving him in the mail or through trick-or-treating.

When placed, Evil Mr. Gnome will spawn trash around, fight against Mysterious Mr. Gnomes, appear next to a sleeping Sim, giving the Sim "Gnightmare" moodlet; knock over the trash, un-make beds, and create puddles.

Graduation Gnome [TS3:UL]Edit

Graduation Gnome
Graduation Gnome
Game The Sims 3: University Life
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1
 This gnome appears in a Sim's inventory after they graduate from Sims University. Also, while a Sim is in class, a message may pop up saying "A Graduation Gnome was hiding in between some pages of your textbook," and the Sim will acquire it.  

Mr. Mariner Gnome [TS3:IP]Edit

Mr. Mariner Gnome
Mr. Mariner Gnome
Game The Sims 3: Island Paradise
Buyable No
Type Special
Size 1x1
A gnome with retro scuba suit. Gnome will appear randomly in Diving Areas or can be found while snorkeling or scuba diving in underwater caves.

Gnome familyEdit

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Generations.


With The Sims 3: Generations, the Mysterious Mr. Gnome can "get married" and have gnome children (this only applies to Mysterious Mr. Gnome).[1] The children start as toddlers and will age to children, then rebellious looking teens, then adults, the default look of the gnome, then elders. Gnomes will die after becoming elders, and they will have a respective tombstone, although it can only be bought through cheats.

AnticsEdit

The Mysterious Mr. Gnome has been spotted doing the following things:

  • Carrying a plumbob on his back (Only The Magical Gnome of Sculpting has been confirmed doing this)
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Turning the stereo on (and sitting next to it, listening)
  • Watching T.V. (Could also possibly break the T.V.)
  • Sleeping under a shade tree
  • Inside the Fridge
  • Pointing at death plant with look of fear on its face
  • Sitting on bar (probably getting drunk and enjoying the view)
  • Dancing in front of money trees/omni plants/normal garden plants (stereotypical Russian dance pose)
  • Sitting on a fountain bench
  • Leaning over in front of a barbeque grill
  • Appearing beside a bed that a Sim is asleep in
  • Sunbathing on an island in the middle of a pool
  • Kissing another gnome
  • Making silly faces at a fish in a fish bowl
  • Using hands to shield self from sprinkler
  • Crawling under hedges
  • Sitting at table where a chair would normally be
  • Admiring cut gemstones
  • "Heel click" in a bathroom
  • Peeping out of a snake charmer's basket
  • Staring at porch light
  • Doing a headstand on the dryer (Abracadabra, others need confirmation)
  • Lying on a table
  • Doing handstand on table
  • 'Heel click' on table
  • Appearing inside a partially-completed sculpture on the sculpting station
  • He appears on pictures taken with a camera in World Adventures
  • If two are acquired, they will frequently appear at the front door pointing and looking at something in fear
  • Lying and looking at a large space rock (enstatite chondrite)
  • Sleeping in front of water sprinkler
  • Browsing nectar racks
  • Seeking to the grave (must place Gnome on the Graveyard)
  • Seeking inside a bush (must place Gnome on Junkyard)
  • Standing on a table
  • Looking at swimming pool
  • Standing under a Beach Umbrella
  • Staring at the Miner (Magic Gnome of Invention, others need confirmation)
  • Staring at a tunnel made by the Miner (tunnel being investigated by a Sim, others need confirmation)
  • Staring at relics on display (Sultan Sam, others need confirmation)
  • Staring at Chinese decorations (Master Manchu, others need confirmation)
  • Hugging the stereo/Picking it up
  • Sitting on the corner tub
  • Vampire Gnome Seen flying In front of TV (not Directly in front of it if its the TV hanging on the wall, just below it)
  • Vampire Gnome seen doing "Vampiric Slumber" on the floor and on a coffee table.
  • Meditating (Master Manchu)
  • Vampire Gnome seen chasing other varieties of Gnomes
  • Running on Treadmills
  • Cranstan Boonitz the Magic Gnome watching an Acrobat do tricks with the Ring of Fire.
  • Standing in the middle of the kitchen with its arms in the air, with fire around him (fire spreads and burns down kitchen)
  • Squatting next to plants
  • The Freezer Bunny Magic Gnome has been seen riding on a small llama.
  • Flirting with a garbage can
  • Baby gnome chewing his foot
  • Freaking out at the Golf Court
  • Pointing at other Gnomes
  • Sitting in a circle with other gnomes
  • Various Seasons Gnomes have been spotted gathering in a circle around a snowman and staring up at it in awe
  • Mourning at Graves of Magic Gnomes
  • The Troglodyte has been seen "praying".
  • The Graduation Gnome has been seen carrying books.
  • Graduation Gnome hovering in the air, as if Jumping, throwing their graduation hat above head.
  • Crawling towards stairs.(Invention + Raining at the time)

Gallery of Antics Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/377902.page


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