Bonehilda in The Sims 4: Paranormal is back. This skeletal maid is an old NPC from the previous games, and she’s become something of a fan-favorite. With the new Stuff Pack out now, she has been added back. Her first debut was in The Sims: Makin’ Magic expansion back in the first game. She then came back again with an improved look The Sims 3 with the release of the Supernatural expansion. And now that she’s back, fans are very excited.
She doesn’t stay around forever, but you can summon her more than once, so it’s helpful if you’re overwhelmed. She’s very helpful when it comes to various household tasks, like having to cook, clean, and tend to children. Here’s everything you need to know about her. You can summon her pretty easily, and she’s very helpful, so let’s talk about that first.
What Can Bonehilda do in The Sims 4: Paranormal?
Bonehilda is a very useful NPC, as she can help around the house in a bunch of different ways. She has a special Maid role that allows her to focus on helping out around the house. She also has a special cooking ability that can create free meals. Here’s a quick rundown of what Bonehilda can do in this new Stuff Pack:
- Can cook both normal meals and create Quick Meals out of thin air
- Clean by mopping, taking out the trash, or doing dishes
- Repair broken objects
- Tend to Toddlers and Newborns to fulfill basic needs
- Help Toddlers with skills, as well as Children and Teens with homework
- Clean up after certain pet messes.
Sounds pretty great right? Here’s what you need to do to unlock Bonehilda in The Sims 4: Paranormal.
How to Get Bonehilda in The Sims 4: Paranormal Normally
You used to have to buy a special coffin in the older games to unlock her. But now, she doesn’t come out of her own coffin and instead must be summoned via the séance in The Sims 4: Paranormal. Now, you interact with the Table added in the Stuff pack, and as long as you have Level 3 Medium Skill, you can summon her at the new Séance Table. There are no other restrictions on summoning her rather than the level requirement.
Once you’re done with the summoning, she will stick around about a day, usually for 12 hours. During that time, she will help out with the tasks listed above. And when she goes away, you can summon her again immediately. You can do this an unlimited number of times, although the Medium Skill doesn’t appear to affect the duration.
How to Get Bonehilda With Cheats
Open the cheat console with CTRL+C (or all four back triggers on console), then type in testingcheats true and hit Enter (or X/A on console). Please be aware that using this cheat will permanently disable trophies/achievements on that save.
Once cheats are on, you can SHIFT-CLICK on Bonehilda (or O+X/B+A on console) to open up her debug menu. Do this once you have summoned her and you can keep her forever. You can go into CAS settings using this debug menu to force Bonehilda to be a member of your household as long as cheats are active.
You could also edit her Gender Settings in CAS to make it so she can get pregnant, although it’s not intended like this, and her child will not be a skeleton, sorry bone fans. Also if you do this, Bonehilda will lose her Maid role and not have the same focused abilities she had under normal conditions. Also, she will no longer be able to be summoned via normal means.