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- Mysterious Mr. Gnomes

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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The Sims 3 Guide - Sunset Valley

Collectibles - Mysterious Mr. Gnomes

When you manage to locate a Mysterious Mr. Gnome, if you put him in your house as any other item, indeed like you would an ordinary gnome, he will come to life in the early hours of the morning (around the same times as ghosts) and have some fun. He will also cause mischief and meddle with your objects!

You can find him as a gem, metal, while fishing, in Pleasant Rest Graveyard's Catacombs or as part of the Thief career. Try interacting with him to see his unusual character. You could also sell him from 1,000 Simoleons, but who would be that heartless? Tell him apart from regular gnomes by the flower on his hat.

Note: All collectible items can be displayed in some form or another in your house, or in your garden. Doing this can dramatically increase the attractiveness of your rooms and garden, and thus improve your Sims' moodlets. 


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Sep 15th 2015 Guest
I received all my Mysterious Mr Gnomes through the detective profession. Look for the cases which involve someone missing theirs. You'll get to keep it as a reward, along with your pay.
ID #608695
Jun 6th 2015 Guest
You can find the mysterious mr gnome in the graveyard catacombs, including all world adventures gnomes in their own native graveyards. And you can get pets in the apoolasa plains masoleum, which you can buy in Buydebug if you have the expansion pack.Guys
ID #566751
May 15th 2015 Guest
i rilly rilly want my own mysteriouse mr.gnome now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love the sims and cooper fox a you tuber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #556669
Dec 10th 2014 Guest
I think the gnomes relate to how much your sim does a particular action... Ive had gardening gnomes, dog gnomes (sims3 pets) and others
ID #483076
Nov 1st 2014 Guest
I heard you can also obtain the family gnomes through cheats, but so far noone has come up with the cheats. WHY!?!
ID #465685
Sep 1st 2014 Guest
what town does it have to be?
ID #443507
May 31st 2014 Guest
what if you dont have the gnome thing and what happens if you watch it break your stuff
ID #391740
May 8th 2014 Guest
ID #382593
Mar 26th 2014 Guest
Gnomes are so fun!
ID #368520
Oct 14th 2013 Guest
buydebug isn't working. I did testingcheatsenabled true on the main menu and in gameplay and it just doesn't work! help? x
ID #314537
Jun 7th 2016 Guest
Ctrl+shift+c and type TestingCheatsEnabled True and do one more time Ctrl_Shift+C and type one more time Buydebug on
ID #657271
Sep 16th 2013 Guest
i love sims
ID #309936
Aug 28th 2013 Guest
wow thanks guys I didn't know about these gnomes their cool
ID #307164
Apr 13th 2013 Guest
Use the testingcheatsenabled true then enter then command + shift + c then type in buydebug
Then enter and go and click on the buy and there should be a question mark you'll find him in there
ID #273488
Jan 27th 2013 Guest
I might just e stupid but I have never heard of these gnomes! Hehe xxx
ID #246876
Dec 23rd 2012 Guest
im finding a gnome with my cousin Smile
ID #226733
Jul 26th 2012 Guest
Try using the cheat: buydebug on. It work on my game
ID #168819
Jul 16th 2012 Guest
@ mysimisarockstar :

I've never had one deliberately break anything, but one night my tv blew up and I had my sim turn it off and repair it. Halfway through the repair, a Gnome dropped in and turned the tv back on and electrocuted my sim.

Also, if guests ever sleep on my sofa, the Gnomes always turn on the stereo just as the guest has fallen asleep.

ID #164675
Jul 14th 2012 mysimisarockstar
O3O do magical gnomes like that break your sink and almost flood your house? O_O Cuz' I bought one and then I took my dude to a concert (performing)... and his wife was at the spa... then when they both got back, the kitchen was flooded. And guess where the gnome was? Right underneath the area where the kitchen is. O_O
ID #164199
Jul 14th 2012 Guest
I got most of my gnomes by sending Gems to be cut, exploring in the Spectre catacombs (Sunset Valley), and rummaging through trashcans. The base value is $1000, but eventually they die (turn white), and the value increases.

(not 100% sure about this, but...) if you have a specialist career (eg. acrobat, magician, singer, etc., you're likely to get specialist Gnomes, too.

ID #164161
Jul 8th 2012 Guest
I love sims!!!
ID #161697
Apr 17th 2012 Guest
They start to move between 12:O0 am and 5:00 am they move as dust
ID #134382
Apr 14th 2012 Guest
I got one of those magical gnomes. It kinda looked like pedobear though :/
ID #133207
Jan 30th 2012 Guest
Try deleting the bed and buying a new one bt place it in a different location it's a glitch in the game.
ID #110718
Jan 22nd 2012 Guest
I've only just started Sims 3 on ds, my sim doesn't seem to be able to sleep in her bed. She wakes straight away and seems to be thinking of an alarm clock. I tried buying one for her, it didn't help and she doesn't have any problem sleeping anywhere else. I even bought a new bed. Can anyone tell me what I should do.
ID #108292
Dec 29th 2011 Guest
My female sim made a gnome while inventing. It does not have a flower on it's hat but it does move around. I never see it move, i only find it in new random spots. I don't know how to tell if it's magical or not.
ID #100173
Dec 20th 2011 Guest
hat buydebug cheat worked! It also lets you buy all kids more cool stuff. Smile My house has been invaded by 5 Gnomes it's so fun/funny to see them move around.
ID #96943
Dec 15th 2011 Guest
To the person who says buydebug doesn't work you must have testingcheatsenabled true on for it to work
ID #95170
Nov 23rd 2011 Guest
I have a simbot and he invented a miner thing, and my sims drilled in the backyard and found a magic gnome twice in a row. the neighbors didn't like the noise too much though.. i love these gnomes! they're cute. but kind of creepy..especially when they disappear. i spend a while looking around trying to find where they went..
ID #89640
Aug 2nd 2011 Guest
to use buydebug, you must first enter testingCheatsEnabled true. Then enter buydebug. it wont work otherwise.
also if you have done both You may see a white block while in buy mode. if you have moveObjects on enabled it will say "should not appear in game". it may cause problems with gameplay. :(
ID #63472
Jul 22nd 2011 Guest
The easiest way to get him is to explore the caticombs! It only took me 2 trys!!
ID #60105
Jun 26th 2011 Guest
""That buydebug cheat doesn't work on my Sims 3, (I have it loaded on a Windows 7) Any advice??""

try typing in the code at the menu, BEFORE you choose your household
ID #52525
Jun 19th 2011 Guest
The buydebug cheat does work on Sims 3, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and it works perfect!!!
ID #50379
Jun 16th 2011 Guest
That buydebug cheat doesn't work on my Sims 3, (I have it loaded on a Windows 7) Any advice??
ID #49555
Apr 20th 2011 Guest
what about uncommon seeds
ID #38585
Mar 14th 2011 Guest
Where exactly do you find mr. Gnome?
If you want 50000 type ctrl shift c and then motherlode
With an e not an a. motherlode
ID #32655
Feb 4th 2011 Guest
Theres a way to have a secret fridge with twice as much as the landgrabb one(atleast i think thats the name..)well its a real good tasty fridge whenever you eat out of it it boosts up your hunger real fast
ID #27940
Jan 27th 2011 Guest
Type in "testingcheatsenabled true" then type in "buydebug"go to the ? Tab in buy mode and scroll and you will find all of the gnomes!!!
ID #27038
Jan 27th 2011 Guest
the only things in my sim's house are 20 magical gnomes.......................................................not
ID #26978
Dec 22nd 2010 Guest
Oops, forgot to include the link to the guide I you go :D
ID #22081
Dec 22nd 2010 Guest
Only the Mr. Magical Gnome will move around and stuff. You can't buy him though. You can find him while fishing, exploring the catacombs in the graveyard, or in the mail when you send gems and metals to be cut and smelted.

If you have World Adventures you can go to the art mueseum in France and find three special gnomes. The french gnome(looks like Neopolian), the Egyption gnome(looks like a little pharoah), and the chinese gnome(looks like a little martial artist).

If you have the Late Night expansion, you can attract a vampire gnome by planting several Plasma bushes. She may change the Snugglesworth bear(the stuffed bear you can buy for your kids) into another vampire gnome.

Well, thats all I got. Have fun :D
ID #22080
Dec 19th 2010 Guest
Not all Gnomes move i bought at least 20 normal garden gnomes to cause mischief because my teen goes to school and both my parents work while my toddler sits in its crib all day with the babysitter reading a book and the whole day for 2 weeks not a single gnomes moved! Am i just dumb or did you mean you place regular gnomes in your home?

-Life Lessons make you wiser and after one century you will keep learning and getting wiser by the minute.
ID #21591
Nov 12th 2010 Guest
I was playing it with my friend one day and we used a cheat to buy like 10 of them and we went off and didi a few things and saw that there were 3 in the house already!! the also change possitions when u kick them.
ID #17936