The Sims 4 Seasons Patchy
A Scarecrow that Helps You Garden
A new feature of The Sims 4 Seasons is a unique object called, 'Patchy the Straw Man'. While he appears to be a normal scarecrow, there are a few unique features about patchy worth noting. This guide will cover Patchy's abilities and how you can make the most of your scarecrow.
Befriending - Patchy Comes to Life
Buy the scarecrow from Outdoor Activities for $450. He's worth the investment in my opinion, and you can always get rid of him later. If you talk to Patchy around 6-12 times, you'll become his friend. Simply queue up a number of interactions under talk to scarecrow, and you'll successfully befriend Patchy. You can tell it's worked if you see, "Ask for Gardening Tips" when you click Patchy, also a notification that you've received a scarecrow outfit for Create-a-Sim.
You'll receive a scarecrow costume (and notification) when you've befriended Patchy the Straw Man.
Once he's your friend, Patchy will sometimes come to life and help with the garden. He can do a number of things, but won't use the shower or sleep in your house. He's not a rude guest. His AI prefers any gardening work that needs to be done.
You can woohoo patchy, but can't take it much further than that.
Patchy will visit for about 5 hours when he does. This gives you time to interact with Patchy in a more meaningful way. Patchy can become a great friend for your Sim While you can Wooohoo Patchy and make him your boyfriend, I had difficulty getting him to move in without cheating. Even at full friendship and romance bars, the option will not come up. If you want Patchy to move in, you might have to do add to family via testing cheats. This should work. Having a baby with Patchy results in a normal human baby, not some cute little straw guy.
Other Abilities: Gardening and Seeds
As stated, Patchy has a preference for gardening. The Scarecrow is an experienced gardener and you can Ask for Gardening Tips every 12 hours. This gives a big chunk of experience to your Sim. Additionally, there is a 'Check Pockets for Seeds' interaction which might help your Sim complete the Plant Collection (Gardening). Your Sim will search through Patchy's pockets and produce some random seeds that can be used to start plants. Just might give you something missing from your collection if you use it regularly. This ability is on a 3-hour cooldown.
Even with multiple copies of Patchy, you can only use the gardening tips and search for seeds one time. The cooldown is global and applies to every Patchy. There isn't really a benefit to multiple Patchy's as far as I can tell, but with a massive garden it might provide more more chance for him to come to life and take off some of the work load.
As I said, Patchy will return back to the tree after about 5 hours. This is a limitation of the magic that brings him to life, I suppose. If you fall in love with a scarecrow, you've got to get used to him taking off right in the middle of a conversation.
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Patchy still came out, and went back to his ash pile later on. Can't do any interactions with the pile of ash.
I'm really annoyed by the weather right now. I have also changed Patchy's everyday outfit to different things. I regret that and would like to change it back, but his normal outfit is not in CAS. PS - when Patchy goes to woohoo in the rocket, he's just the cute naked bald guy in the spacesuit
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