The Unicorn is a magical creature introduced in The Sims 3: Pets. It can be difficult to find, as it only spawns at certain times of night. And there’s only a small chance a single unicorn will spawn each day.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to find a unicorn the vanilla way, how to spawn one anywhere with a mod, and how to increase your chances of finding one.
Where to Look
Every night at 8:00 PM, there’s a 33 percent chance that a unicorn will spawn in the world. They typically spawn near fishing spots, but they can appear anywhere.
To find one, zoom out so you can see the entire world map (or as much as possible). Look for a beam of light coming down from the sky, and then a cloud of light floating in the air. This indicates a Unicorn has spawned there.
If you don’t see this anywhere on the map, a Unicorn did not spawn that night. If you do see one, get your Sim there as fast as possible because unicorns disappear at 5:00 AM.
It might take a few minutes after 8:00 PM for the spawn to happen. If you don’t see the light right away, let the game play for a few seconds and look around again. After the initial beam of light, a cloud hovers above the unicorn at all times.
Instantly Spawn a Unicorn
If you’re tired of waiting for a Unicorn to spawn on its own, cheat one into existence with the Nraas Debug Enabler. Just install the mod, click on your Sim’s mailbox and select:
NRaas > Debug Enabler > Options: Colonial Mailbox > Spawn Unicorn
This method is usable at any time of day or night. The unicorn spawns on your home lot somewhere. You will know where by the beam of light shining down from the sky. It might take a couple seconds to spawn, so have patience.
If the “Spawn Unicorn” option is not showing up in the menu, this is because there’s already a unicorn in your world somewhere. If you can’t find it, try selecting “Despawn” and opening the menu back up. That worked for me!
Increase Chances of Spawning
If the Debug Enabler method feels too cheaty, there’s another mod you can use to increase chances of a unicorn spawning. It has three flavors – less unicorns, more unicorns, or even more unicorns.
More unicorns increases the chance of spawning to 66%. Even more unicorns increases the chance to 99% (this basically guarantees a spawn).
The mod also increases the number of hours the unicorn stays in the world before disappearing. Spawning time is moved back to 3:00 PM instead of 8:00 PM in the vanilla game. If you use this mod, make sure to look on the map earlier!