The Sims 4 Not So Berry challenge explained

The Sims 4 Not So Berry challenge explained
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


15th Mar 2023 13:41

The Sims 4 has many popular legacy challenges that have arisen over the years, named so as they take place within the same household over the span of many generations. The Not So Berry Sims 4 challenge is one such challenge, that focuses on creating sims that represent different berries or colours and has players succeeding at different milestones in each generation.

The challenge was originally created and popularised by Sims YouTuber lilsimsie and has since become a popular challenge for players to try. For a detailed description of the Not So Berry Challenge in The Sims 4, and tips on how to play it for yourself, read on.

Sims 4 Not So Berry Challenge Explained

Sims 4 gallery showing Not So Berry uploads
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Originally created by YouTuber lilsimsie and Twitch streamer, alwaysimming the challenge spans across ten generations of a sim family, with each new generation taking up the challenge and representing a different colour.

Colour or 'berry' sims embody one particular colour, with their style, hair and make-up reflecting the colour of their name. Each berry will set out in the challenge with a career goal, three pre-allocated traits and a bio of their aspirations/goals.

The purpose of the challenge is to encourage sim players who wish to be driven out of their comfort zones and experiment with new sims and narrative opportunities. The order of berry sims is mint, rose, yellow, grey, plum, orange, pink, peach, green and blue.

Thanks to the success of the challenge amongst The Sims community, prominent YouTubers and sims players have given it a try.

Sims 4 Not So Berry Challenge Rules

Pink berry sim for the Not So Berry Challenge
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The basic rules of the challenge are as follows:

  • Use as few money cheats as possible
  • Each heir to the family takes on the next colour in the list (by appearance)
  • Lifespans set to 'normal'
  • Career and aspirations must be complete before moving on to the next heir

Sims 4 Not So Berry Challenge Colour Order

Green berry sim for the Not So Berry Challenge
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Sim Profile

Mint Berry Sim

Traits: Vegetarian, Jealous, Materialistic

Aspiration: Chief of Mischief

Career: Scientist

Rose Berry Sim


Traits: Hot-Headed, Snob, Romantic

Aspiration: Serial Romantic

Career: Politician 

Yellow Berry Sim


Traits: Clumsy, Ambitious, Loner

Aspiration: Nerd Brain

Career: Astronaut 

Grey Berry Sim


Traits: Active, Slob, Music Lover

Aspiration: Bodybuilder

Career: Athlete

Plum Berry Sim


Traits: Genius, Non-committal, Dance Machine

Aspiration: Renaissance Sim

Career: Fast Food, Doctor, Entertainer

Orange Berry Sim


Traits: Evil, Self-Assured, Glutton

Aspiration: Public Enemy

Career: Criminal

Pink Berry Sim

Traits: Neat, Unflirty, Creative

Aspiration: Best Selling Author

Career: Business

Peach Berry Sim


Traits: Foodie, Lazy, Goofball

Aspiration: Joke Star

Career: Detective

Green Berry Sim


Traits: Squeamish, Geek, Cheerful

Aspiration: Computer Whiz

Career: Tech Guru

Blue Berry Sim

Traits: Gloomy, Perfectionist, Family Oriented

Aspiration: Super Parent

Career: Critic

For additional rules and tips, read lilsimsie's blog post on the challenge here.

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