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Skills and secret skills, including talent badges, learned in each game or expansion pack.

Regular skillsEdit

Skill The Sims The Sims 2 The Sims 3 The Sims 4 Age Notes
Cooking X X X X Child and older
Mechanical / Handiness X X X X Toddler[TS2:FT] and older
Charisma X X X X Toddler[TS2], teen and older
Body / Athletic / Fitness X X X X Child[TS3:G] and older In The Sims 2 and its expansions, children can use some methods of building this skill (see Body). In The Sims 3, this changed to child and older in Generations.
Logic X X X X Toddler and older
Creativity X X X Toddler and older, child only[TS4] Was split into many skills such as Piano, Writing and Painting in The Sims 3 and The Sims 4. However is available as a child skill in The Sims 4.
Cleaning X X Child and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims.
Painting X X X Child and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2
Guitar X X Teen and older In Generations, it changed to child and older
Fishing Talent badge X X Child and older
Writing X X X Child and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2
Gardening Talent badge X X Teen and older In Generations, it changed to child and older
Photography X[TS3:WA] X[TS4:GTW] Child and older
Nectar Making X[TS3:WA] Teen and older
Martial Arts X[TS3:WA] Teen and older
Sculpting X[TS3:A] Teen and older
Inventing X[TS3:A] Child and older
Mixology X[TS3:LN] X Teen and older
Drums X[TS3:LN] Teen and older In Generations, it changed to child and older
Piano X[TS3:LN] X Teen and older In Generations, it changed to child and older
Bass X[TS3:LN] Teen and older In Generations, it changed to child and older
Riding X[TS3:P] Teen and older
Racing X[TS3:P] Horse only
Jumping X[TS3:P] Horse only
Hunting X[TS3:P] Cat and Dog only
Gambling X[Store] Young adult and older Only available in The Sims 3 Store
Alchemy X[TS3:SN] Teen and older
Science X[TS3:UL] Teen and older
Social Networking X[TS3:UL] Teen and older
Street Art X[TS3:UL] Teen and older
Violin X[Store] X Only available in The Sims 3 Store
Dancing X[Store] X[TS4GT] Only available in The Sims 3 Store. This is a separate skill from the hidden Dancing skill.
Scuba Diving X[TS3:IP]
Advanced Technology X[TS3:ITF] Child and older
Bot Building X[TS3:ITF] Teen and older
Laser Rhythm-a-con X[TS3:ITF] Teen and older
Artisan X[Store] Teen and older
Comedy X Teen and older
Gourmet Cooking X Teen and older Requires level 5 in base cooking skill.
Mischief X Teen and older
Programming X Teen and older
Rocket Science X Teen and older
Video Gaming X Teen and older
Herbalism X[TS4:OR] Teen and older
Baking X[TS4:GTW] Teen and older
Wellness X[TS4:SD] Teen and older
DJ Mixing X[TS4:GT] Teen and older
Singing X[TS4:CT] Teen and older

Other skillsEdit

Skill The Sims The Sims 2 The Sims 3 The Sims 4 Age Notes
Walking X X Toddler only
Talking X X Toddler only
Potty Training X X Toddler only
Nursery Rhyme X[TS2:FT] Toddler only
Study / Homework X X Child or Teen Is a hidden skill in The Sims 3
Dancing X X Child and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3
Meditation X X Teen and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2 and in

The Sims 4: Spa Day is merged with

yoga and massage in Wellness

Yoga X X Teen and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2 and in

The Sims 4: Spa Day is merged with

meditation and massage in Wellness

Pool X[TS2:U] X[TS3:ST] Teen and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2 and Showtime
Tai Chi X[TS2:BV] Child and older Is a hidden skill in The Sims 2
Magic / Spellcasting X[TS2:AL] X[TS3:SN] Teen and older Witch only
Parenting X[TS2:FT] Teen and older Life Skill
Fire Prevention X[TS2:AL] Teen and older Life Skill
Anger Management X[TS2:AL] Teen and older Life Skill
Lifelong Happiness X[TS2:AL] Teen and older Life Skill
Physiology X[TS2:AL] Teen and older Life Skill
Couple Counselling X[TS2:AL] Teen and older Life Skill
Driving X[TS3:G] Teen only
Ballet X[TS3:G] Child only Is a hidden skill in Generations
Scouting X[TS3:G] Child only Is a hidden skill in Generations
Sandbox X[TS3:G] Child only Is a hidden skill in Generations
Hopscotch X[TS3:G] Child and older Is a hidden skill in Generations
Mental X Child only
Motor X Child only
Social X Child only

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