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Skills Cheats

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There are so many cheats available in the Sims 4 that you can alter mechanics such as editing your Sim’s looks, gaining satisfaction points for your aspirations, and more. If you have checked our other pages with our cheats, you’ll find information for those. You may be wondering as well if there are cheats for your Sim’s skills?

Thankfully in the Sims 4, there are indeed cheats that you can use to affect the skills that you currently have. In this guide we’ll be providing you with the cheats available in terms of the different Skills that are available for your Sims. There are a variety of cheat inputs that you can make for Skills so we’re here to assist you. Let’s get started!

How to level up your Skills

Whenever you interact with objects or Sims in the game, your Sim is able to learn a skill related to it. For example, you can learn the painting skill will require you to use an easel and start to paint. Once you learned that skill, you’ll have to level it up eventually and maximize it to gain more features with that skill.

Sims 4 Skills
Sims 4 Skills

This can be a time-consuming process however since you’ll need to do these tasks repeatedly in order to level up a skill of your choice. Not only will you level up a skill, but you’ll have multiple other skills that you might want to level up at the same time. This can take up your entire Sim’s day, and it can take a while. Thanks to cheats, you’ll be able to skip this process using the following cheat:

stats.set_skill_level major_skillname X

Before using this cheat, make sure that you have TestingCheats On. In this cheat, you’ll have to change the skillname part corresponding to your current skill, while X will refer to your skill’s level. You can change the skill level ranging from 1 to 10, but remember that there are some skills that have a limit (such as level 5 for bowling). An example for a code would be stats.set_skill_level major_painting 10 where the cheat will level up your Painting skill all the way to level 10.

What are the Skill names available?

Now that you know the cheat that you’ll need to use in order to change your current skill level, you might be wondering which codes are needed. We have compiled all the major skill names for you in this list, including the ones that you can get from expansion updates.

The skill names here will be listed in alphabetical order as well, so it will be easier for you to find which skill you’ll want to level up. This list will also provide you with the max skill levels that are available for your use:

Skill Name
Cheat Code
stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Bowling 5
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing 5
DJ Mixing
stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10
Flower Arranging
stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArranging 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10
Gourmet Cooking
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10
Media Production
stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 5
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting 10
Pet Training
stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog 5
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10
Pipe Organ
stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10
Rocket Science
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10
Selvadoradian Culture
stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture 5
stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing 10
Vampire Lore
stats.set_skill_level VampireLore 15
stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10
Video Gaming
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness 10
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10

Toddler and Children Skill Cheats

There are so many skills available that teenagers and adults can learn, but you might be wondering how about the younger ones? There may be a chance that you have a household that has some toddlers or children, and you might be wondering if there are also cheat codes for them?

Sims 4 Toddlers and Children (Credit:
Sims 4 Toddlers and Children (Credit:

Aside from teenagers and adults having their own corresponding skills, there are also specific skills available for toddlers and children. It might be surprising considering they don’t really do much, but their skills are actually more related to their growth and capabilities. In this list, we’ll be providing you with the cheat codes available for Toddlers and Children in order to maximize their growth potential:

Toddler Skill Cheats: The bonus that you can get from maximizing your toddler’s skills lets them learn skills much faster as they grow up. However, if you’ll be using cheats in order to maximize skills, this may not be needed. You can use these cheats if you want to play your Sim regularly as they grow up an learn skills on their own pace. Here are their skills as well as their cheat codes:

Skill Name
Cheat Code
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Communication 5
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Imagination 5
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Movement 5
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Potty 3
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Toddler_Thinking 5

Children Skill Cheats: The skills that you can level up for your children are more on the cognitive side. It’s important that you maximize them since children can have their own aspirations as well. Once you have maximized their skills, you can compete their aspirational goals and you can get corresponding reward traits. Here are their skills as well as their cheat codes:

Skill Name
Cheat Code
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity 10
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental 10
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor 10
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social 10

We hope that our Skills Cheats list will help you out maximize your Sim’s potential. There may be some skills you just want to maximize as fast as you want, since we do have busy lives in real life and want to make the most out of our game. Remember that there are other cheats available in the game as well, so please don’t forget to take a look at our other guides as well through the following pages:

Sims 4 Basic and Testing Cheats
Careers Cheats
Traits Cheats

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