The Completionist’s Guide to Sims 3 iPhone

I play simulation games in two phases: first, I tackle the often-repetitive mechanics, unlocking every option and building up money so that I can creatively decorate my house or farm or whatever.

Sims 3 for iPhone was no different. Having accomplished nearly everything in the game, I will share a strategy for completing all 73 goals and acquiring the best job: $600 per day at the Pawn Shop.

The Objective

To open the pawn shop, you must complete the following 73 goals:

Goals for all Sims (55)

  • Try fishing
  • Try cooking
  • Buy fishing kit
  • Buy watering can
  • Buy repair kit
  • Buy a stove
  • Buy a bath
  • Gain a skill point at cooking
  • Gain a skill point at fishing
  • Gain a skill point at repairing
  • Meet a new Sim
  • Befriend a Sim
  • Begin a romantic relationship
  • Make an enemy
  • Make a Sim laugh
  • Annoy a Sim
  • Insult a Sim
  • Creep-out another Sim
  • Slap a Sim
  • Get a job
  • Buy something
  • Catch a fish
  • Catch a trout
  • Catch a salmon
  • Catch a catfish
  • Repair something
  • Discover a new recipe
  • Cook something
  • Cook grilled cheese
  • Cook steak & veggies
  • Cook minestrone
  • Grow something
  • Grow carrots
  • Grow corn
  • Grow tomato
  • Watch TV
  • Kick over a Trash Can
  • Sleep in another Sim’s bed
  • Use another Sim’s shower
  • Use another Sim’s toilet
  • Get a better couch
  • Get a better TV
  • Accumulate $1000
  • Catch 15 fish
  • Harvest 30 crops
  • Stay entertained for three days
  • Stay fed for three days
  • Stay rested for three days
  • Stay clean for three days
  • Meet all the Sims in town
  • Make a Sim jealous of you
  • Sleep in three other Sim’s beds
  • WooHoo with someone
  • Get a promotion
  • Reach the top of the career ladder

Maniac Personal Goals (4)

  • Use everyone’s toilet at least once
  • Use everyone’s shower at least once
  • Creep out five people
  • Watch three people sleeping

Sleaze Personal Goals (2)

  • Be romantically involved with three Sims
  • WooHoo eight times in one day

Power Seeker Personal Goals (3)

  • Accumulate $5000
  • Own the best house
  • Own the best TV, stereo and stove

Nice Guy Personal Goals (2)

  • Get married
  • Be liked by all the Sims in town

Jerk Personal Goals (4)

  • Be disliked by all the Sims in town
  • Slap four people
  • Insult five people
  • Kick over all the trash cans in town

Jack of All Trades Personal Goals (3)

  • Achieve the highest fishing skill level
  • Achieve the highest repairing skill level
  • Achieve the highest cooking skill level

There are six Sim classes:

  • Jack of All Trades
  • Nice Guy
  • Jerk
  • Sleaze
  • Power Seeker
  • Maniac

As previously mentioned, you will need to complete every Goal to unlock the Pawn Shop. Of the 73 total Goals, 55 randomly appear as Wishes, no matter which Sim class you choose, and they’re generally easy to complete.

On the other hand, each Sim’s Personal Goals are relatively difficult. You’ll need to create at least six Sims, one of each type. For the optimal path through the game, you should complete their personal goals from hardest to easiest. I will give an efficient play sequence below.

Play Order

Jack of All Trades

Create six Sims, and designate one as your “main” Sim. Your main Sim is the one with which you most identify.

Your main Sim is a Jack of All Trades (you’ll later need its Repair skill at the Pawn Shop). Play him or her first, building up skill levels as rapidly as possible. Learn to fish, because fishing is the best way to make money. As you accumulate money, buy as many of the cheapest stereos you can afford, filling your house. Each time you enter the house to eat or rest, turn them all on. Eventually, they will start breaking down, allowing you to practice repairing.

Practicing cooking is easy – simply buy bread, cheese, and the Grilled Cheese recipe and make it over and over again.

Once fishing, repairing, and cooking are level 5, save, quit and move to the next Sim.

Power Seeker

Your second Sim is your Power Seeker. Fish until you have $5000 and tool around town until you have the option to upgrade your house twice and buy the most expensive TV, stereo, and stove. Furniture and home upgrades simply take time. This is a good opportunity to accumulate general Goals.

At this point, you should have most of the 55 general Goals.

The Other Sim Types

Sleaze, Nice Guy, Jerk, and Maniac have fairly easy Personal Goals. The order in which you complete them does not matter.

At this point, you should have almost all of the Personal Goals. If not, keep playing — they’ll eventually show up.

Goal Tips

If you need the “Buy XXX” goal but you already have XXX, then try selling it. Eventually the Goal should appear as a Wish. Lock it in and repurchase the item.

If you need the “Gain a skill point at XXX” goal and you’re maxed out, switch to a Sim that is not maxed out.

If you’re having trouble Meeting all Sims, double-check all of the houses at different times of the day. I’ve noticed Bernie can be hard to find. Most Sims are sleeping in the middle of the night – try breaking into their houses, waking them up, and meeting them.

If you need to befriend a Sim but you’re already friends with all of the Sims, start a new Sim or insult a Sim until it becomes an enemy, then befriend him or her.

The best way to annoy, insult, and creep-out other Sims is to find a house with two Sims (e.g. Marcell and Theresa), barge in, and start flirting with one of them. Both will be creeped out and annoyed, and the flirting will insult the other and make him or her jealous. If that doesn’t work, start using their toilet, shower, and fridge.

Tips and Tricks

Fishing is the best way to make money. Each tuna sells at QuickMart for $100, and salmon for $65.

Besides the Pawn Shop, working at the Town Hall is the best. It’s easy to get promotions (both Ruth and the Town Hall are nearby) and you just need to be friends with everyone in town. As Vice President, you can make $300 per day.

Creating romantic relationships is easy. It sounds rude, but keep pestering the Sim with Flirt, Tender Embrace, Hot Smooch, and WooHoo. You should be able marry a Sim within two conversations.

Too many WooHoos and your Sim will die! Don’t overdo it in the bedroom!

If you get married, give your spouse a phone call and invite him or her over. Once your spouse arrives, you can invite him or her to move in.

Since the Town Hall is right by your house, it’s the best job until the Pawn Shop is open.

The Sims

  • Nina
  • Ruth
  • Johnny
  • Kia
  • Jake
  • Maggie
  • Jack
  • Jill
  • Walter
  • Luke
  • Bernie
  • Marcell
  • Theresa

The Jobs

Town Hall (boss: Ruth)

  • Campaign Intern ($100/day) M-F 8:30-18:00
  • City Council Member ($150/day) M-F 8:30-18:00
  • Local Representative ($200/day) M-F 9:00-18:00
  • Mayor ($250/day) M-F 10:00-18:00
  • Vice President ($300/day) M-F 10:00-17:00

Corsican Bistro (boss: Marcell)

  • Kitchen Scullion ($100/day) M-F 10:30-18:30
  • Ingredient Taster ($150/day) M-F 10:30-18:30
  • Line Chef ($200/day) Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
  • Sous-Chef ($250/day) Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
  • Chef de Cuisine ($300/day) Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00

Laboratory (boss: Kia)

  • Test Subject ($100/day) M-F 9:00-16:00
  • Lab Tech ($150/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
  • Fertilizer Analyst ($200/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
  • Carnivorous Plant Tender ($250/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
  • Genetic Resequencer ($300/day) M-F 10:00-16:00

Quickmart (boss: Bernie)

  • Filing Clerk ($100/day) M-F 08:30-18:30
  • It’s not worth getting promotions at Quickmart. Bernie is a dick and you have to work there FOREVER before he’ll promote you.

Pawn Shop (boss: Nina)

  • Con Artist ($300/day) M-F 16:30-23:55
  • Safecracker ($400/day) M-F 16:30-23:55
  • Cat Burglar ($500/day) M-F 17:00-23:55
  • Master Thief ($600/day) M-F 17:00-23:00

In the End

With the information given above, you should have no problem achieving 73 goals and as much money as you need to decorate your dream home.

If you get stuck at any point, feel free to leave a comment on this page and I’ll update the document.

280 thoughts on “The Completionist’s Guide to Sims 3 iPhone”

  1. It does not matter how much i chat to sims, i can’t pass Best Friend status and I can’t Woohoo, or at least the option doesn’t appear. What have I missed out or done wrong?

  2. I have completed all 73 goals, its written on the goals checklist that i have completed 73 out of 73 goals but still, when i come to the pawn shop, IT IS STILL CLOSED. any idea?

  3. my Sim 3 on my iphone can’t woohoo nor smooch! Theres no action for it even when I scroll down on Romance.

  4. I need help with the promotion requirement for the athletic career. It says that I have to run to work 14 days. I thought I was, but it’s not showing that I’m doing that. So evidently I’m doing something wrong…Please help!

  5. hiya evryone,
    id just like to say that this list has been very helpful!
    I have it on Nokia C3, and you need the cleaning skill as well as the others to complete Jack of all Trades.
    I see that a lot of you are having trouble with starting a romance. I have discovered (this may not be correct) that if you are past the ‘friend’ stage then you can’t start a romance with them. This is correct in my case anyway. Hope I helped!!!! x

  6. Thanx that helped slot with my other situations but exactly how do I get my sim to woohoo another sim on my iPod ? Any help would be great o and how do you plant stuff ?

  7. Once a wish expires does it reappear later?? And does the wish have to be on he tiny list down in the bottom right corner or can I do them at any time?

  8. If you need money go to … Left under after that you go to help&about after that to gardening tips. Shake your iphone or ipod touch and you will get 500 every time you shake

  9. To the peeps asking about how to get the “get a job” and “accumulate 1000” goals here is the answer. 1st stop being stupid! You said so yourself that all your sims have jobs so why would they want another!?!? Besides, you can make more cash fishin anyways. Same can be said with the 1000 cash goal. Keep your sim poor. Finally, here is a garrunteed woohoo. You must be dating. Then speak in this order: flirt, embrace, pick-up line, smooch then woohoo.

  10. “I have my fishing skill all the way to pro and 1 of my goals is to get a catfish but seeing that I’m a pro I guess that catfish don’t show up anymore only the really good fish… What should I do??? Please send me a e-mail”

    Hey Chad, Great Web Page… I have the same problem as above. Can you help me out? Thanks in advance

  11. @coreypmc1. it’s easier to start a new sim with a different type, and wait till the catfish goal comes up, lock it in, and then go fishing till you get the goal.

  12. HELP PLEASE – So far ive completed 45 goals but cant seem to woohoo anyone, is this because im best friends with all the other sims?!! I take it once you are best friends with all the sims there is no chance of being able to date and woohoo anyone now? If so then I’ll never be able to complete all the goals with my current sim. Will I have to create a new sim to be able to Woohoo? Aaaaargh!!!

  13. hey, im having loads of trouble with the gardening bit, i cant start anygardening thing at all, i have brought a watering can, seeds and fertiliser and have the first upgrade of the house but i cant move on form there. what do i do?

  14. There is only one goal so far that I have really had trouble with. I can’t seem to “meet all the sims in the city” even though I am already friends with all of them. What should I do?

  15. Has anyone had any trouble with their sim suddenly disappearing? I went to play the game and my sim was gone! I have been working on her for hours and hours on end. It is like she never existed. When I hit start game, she is not listed as an option. HELP!

  16. Great guide.

    My issue is burning food. Out of many, many cooking attempts, I’ve only cooked a meal successfully about 2 times. I shake the pots (by touching them or by shaking my ipod touch) and they always burn!

    Ingredients (and money) wasted! Not to mention no skill points gained.

    How do I cook the food without burning it?

  17. How do you get them to start dating? I can’t get passed the Best Friend stage so there is no option to smooch or woohoo. Please help!

  18. i’ve been playing this game for a week, and thanks to this guide i have discovered & completed all 72 goals, there is only 1 left “buy fishing kit”. i’ve tried everything, all types of sims & personality, but i can’t seems to get that wish discovered.. any help?

  19. I have completed 72/73 and the last one is not discovered yet. It has been a while…and what is “buy xxx” like it says in the completionists list? Please help. Any would be appreciated!

  20. Completed all goals opened pawn shop, now what?the only thing in pawnshop inventory is red car, bought it to see if something else would appear but didn’t change. Is the only benefit making $ no other point of the pawn shop? Thanks

  21. How do you discover a new recipe? I bought all the recipes and all the ingredients are stocked and I’ve tried planting all types of seeds but it just won’t work

  22. @Emi: If you have bought all the recipes, create a new sim, wait until the “discover a new recipe” wish appears, go to the corsican bistro and buy any recipe. I hope this can help you.

    @henry: I would like to know how do you own the best house. Any help will be appreciated.

  23. hi ive got a nokia touch screen phone and no matter what I do I cant gain the last skill point on cooking. It burns really quickly and has cost me loads in food lol. Only 2goals left to complete now, this is 1and its driving me mad! Please help :)

  24. Hi, one of my personal goals os to be friends with all the sims in town. When i started to play i fooled around and made Ruth my nemessis. Now no matter how much i talk to her or anything she still wont be my friend! How do i make her be my friend again? Please help me :]

  25. hi, i m stuck on slap on a sim and in a relationship wit a sim. i keep tender embrace and flick also cant. plz help.

  26. Re: How to slap? How to make an enemy?

    It’s not pretty. You have to go up to a Sim and use the Be Rude options – over and over and over if it’s a Good or Best Friend. After you’ve Insulted, Argued, and Humiliated enough times, the Slap option appears. Keep doing that and eventually you have an Enemy.

    If you don’t have a Be Rude option, do rude things like Barge In instead of Knock or Flirt with someone’s partner until the “Like-o-meter” drops back to Friend. At some point, you will surely get the Be Rude option.

    FWIW…

  27. Did I miss something? I completed the 75 goals and got the best job at the Pawn Shop.

    1. Pawn Shop
    After getting the Pawn Shop job, I thought the Sim would get some new actions, e.g. stealing cars or stereos. No?

    Pawn Shop only offered a car (could be bought for the same price at the car dealer) and no option to fence “inventory”?

    2. Maniac Sim
    The teasers suggested more than 1 new action for a Maniac Sim. I only found 1, the Talk To plants action. Are there more?

    3. Is there anything else to do?
    I figured there would be some kind of congratulatory pop-up upon getting the top job at the Pawn Shop – something like, “Good job; you’ve done it all and seen it all”.

    If that’s it, finishing the game is a bit anti-climatic, IMO.

  28. Hi I was just Wanted to know, Iv got my recipe but I don’t know the ingredents where do I get them

  29. bernie or quickmart does promotion. but you need to complete the 10days attendance for each level of promotion.

  30. one more thing, bernie can be found in his house during night hours. 20:00 onwards. anyway, thank you for posting this guide. it helps a lot. :)

  31. I’m stuck at being “partner” i can’t WooHoo there.. How do I move on to being spouse or fiance? So that I can WooHoo, And i also can’t find the airport, Can you please tell me how to find the airport, and how to WooHoo?

  32. Hey, so I’m stuck! Lol. It’s the last 5 before it will unlock the rest. I’m playing the nice guy. If anyone has some tips would be appreciated. Thank you!

  33. To make a sims jealous go marcell and theresas and flirt with one

    Get the ingredients from the supermarket

    The best way to marry your best friend is to be really rude and make them disliked then flirt and do sexy dances and stuff

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