The Forgotten Grotto is just one of many secret lots in The Sims 4 and can be an awesome place for your sims to hangout and do things like fishing and collecting. However, you do need to gain some skills and answer a few questions to get into the Forgotten Grotto, so let’s dig into how to access the secret area.
Where to Find Openings to The Forgotten Grotto
There are 2 places where you can find entrances to The Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs. The first, is in the main park in the world, Desert Bloom Park and is located at the back of the park. You’ll know you found it if you see a hole in the cave that is covered in wood panels. The second entrance is located behind Affluista Mansion (The Landgraab Household).
How to Access Forgotten Grotto
Before you can access the Forgotten Grotto you must make sure your sim has level 10 handiness as this is a requirement. Of course, you can gain that skill naturally through fixing and upgrading household items or by using the woodworking table.
Or, you can use a cheat code to get the job done. To do this you type in ctrl + alt + c and use the cheat testingcheats true to make sure that cheats are useable and hit enter. Then, you can type in stats.set_skill_level major_handiness X and fill the X with the number 10 to max out the handiness skill.
Once your sim has broken through the door to The Forgotten Grotto they will have to answer a series of questions correctly in order to be granted access. If you want to figure out these answers on your own skip the next paragraph!
The answers to these 3 questions are: Wide Path, Climb Ladder, and Step onto Ledge.
Once you answer the questions correctly you’ll then be able to access the grotto and start exploring!
Note: You won’t be able to satisfy your sim’s needs at the Grotto except there is a toilet near the entrance. So maybe bring a sack lunch or a few fruits so your sim doesn’t get hungry if you’d like to stick around a while.
Fishing in Forgotten Grotto
Like most places in The Sims 4, there is a specific type of fish you’ll be able to find easier in the Forgotten Grotto. I’ve found that this is the only place you can find a batfish so if you want to finish your fish collection you’ll need to grow your handiness and take a visit to forgotten grotto.
You can also find a Rainbowfish in the Forgotten Grotto or you can also find it in the waterfall in Sylvan Glades.
Other Collections in Forgotten Grotto
You can also find frogs in Forgotten Grotto located in the water pump, so if you’re looking to breed frogs or finish that collection this can be helpful.
Your sim will also be able to find a few havestables in the Forgotten Grotto including potatoes, sage, onions, and lily flowers. As well as a few minerals.
Wellness Skill and The Forgotten Grotto
If you have The Sims 4: Spa Day installed you have access to a new skill, the wellness skill. Developing this skill to level 7 gives you the opportunity to teleport to the Forgotten Grotto while you’re meditating. However, this is only available if you’ve already visited the Forgotten Grotto, so it isn’t the most useful.
Finding secret locations in The Sims 4 is a really fun way to add a bit of variety to your game, these places are awesome for finding special collectibles and just unlocked cool new places for your sims to spend time. Have you ever unlocked the Forgotten Grotto? If so, how did you like it? Let me know in the comments.