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"Pimps Up, Hos Down" mission completion screen
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"Pimps Up, Hos Down" is a Stronghold mission in Saints Row: The Third.

Playa: "What the hell is the "STAG Initiative"...?"
Zimos: "If it's free porn for everyone - I'm down."
Pimps Up Hos Down intro
Playa and Zimos, after Monica Hughes announces the STAG Initiative at the Senate.


Pimps Up, Hos Down is the second Stronghold mission in the game, and becomes available after completing both "Trojan Whores" and "Painting a Picture".

Playa meets Zimos on a street corner where a crowd are gathering as Monica Hughes gives an address on television; following the attack in Stilwater[1] and the destruction of the Hughes Memorial Bridge, the Senate have launched the STAG Initiative. The two ponder on what the "STAG Initiative" is before walking off. Zimos has an idea to strike another blow at the Morningstar – he isn't particularly specific with his plan but it involves auctioning off Playa as a sex slave to get into Safeword.

Once inside the BDSM club, Playa, now naked and impaired, meets with Zimos once again. They head deeper into the club, fighting back the Morningstar and freeing all the hos. After disabling the security, they fight a Brute wielding a Mini-Gun and claim Safeword for the Saints.


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Pimps Up Hos Down
Meet Zimos
Go to the collection room

Head to the nearby collection room and kill the three enemies inside.

Disable security

After a few stumbles and some vomiting, Playa switches off the alarms and a few hos join in the fighting.

Go to the security center

Head out into the main lobby and gun down the myriad of enemies in here, including the Sniper Specialists on the second floor. After they're all dead, follow the location marked on the HUD.

Disable security
Eliminate all Morningstar

Several rooms have computers that can be used to free the captive hos; freed hos help join in the fight against the Morningstar.

Head to the garage
Kill the Brute

The final room contains a Mini-Gun-wielding Brute; as always with this variant of the Brute, their heads are their weak spot.


  • Cash awarded at the end of the mission
  • Safeword (Crib) unlocked
  • Safeword (Stronghold) unlocked
  • Strongholds - District Cash Per Hour unlocked after Pimps Up, Hos Down
  • Strongholds - Gang Customization unlocked after Pimps Up Hos Down
  • Strongholds - Garage - New Vehicles unlocked after Pimps Up Hos Down
  • Strongholds - Respect Bonus unlocked after Pimps Up Hos Down
  • Strongholds - Transfer Limit unlocked after Pimps Up Hos Down


  • As with all Strongholds, the opening dialogue differs completely depending on which voice is used.
  • Zimos' "Boogie Bus" van makes its sole in-game appearance in the opening cutscene of this mission.
  • This is one of two missions in the Saints Row series that requires Playa to be naked. The other one is "The Real World" in Saints Row IV.
    • Any backpack worn is not removed.
  • Zimos' reply to Playa questioning the STAG Initiative, "If it's free porn for everyone, I'm down", is a reference to the word "stag" being a slang term for pornographic films.[2]
  • The hos that can be freed throughout the mission fight against the Morningstar members in the club and pick up fallen weapons. These characters are like regular citizens so they fall with little fire from the Morningstar. They can also be recruited as Homies. Some of the hos use The Penetrator.
  • A Brute dressed as a female is in one of the cages; there is no way to set her free.[3]
    • If Oleg is a Homie during the mission, he says "You are no daughter of mine" to the Brute.
  • It is possible to kill the Mini-Gun-wielding Brute with one shot by shooting the propane tank that is to his right.
  • The name of the mission is both a reference to the 1998 documentary of the same name and the unlock screens for the pimp clothes and Pimp Cane in Saints Row.



Zimos: "Hey, I'm glad you called."
Playa - Male 1: "Why, so you can suggest more hookers that'll try to kill us?"
Zimos: "Don't be an asshole, that coulda happened to anybody."
Playa - Male 1: "It's a common problem, I'm sure."
Zimos: "Look, I got a plan to pay back the Morningstar..."
Playa - Male 1: "Mind filling me in?"
Zimos: "Let's meet up, then I'll tell you the details."
Playa - Male 1: "Better be worth it."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Male 1)

Zimos: "Man, I don't wanna hear it."
Playa - Male 2: "What, that you fucked up?"
Zimos: "Yeah, that."
Playa - Male 2: "Z, you fucked up."
Zimos: "I know, I know. But I can make it up to you."
Playa - Male 2: "Why, you got a plan to put some hurt on the Morningstar?"
Zimos: "As a matter of fact, I do."
Playa - Male 2: "Like what?"
Zimos: "Meet up first, it's a surprise."
Playa - Male 2: "I ain't gonna like this shit, am I?"
Zimos: "Who knows, you might be into it."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Male 2)

Playa - Male 3: "Z, what were you thinking with those strippers?"
Zimos: "Man, those Morningstar bitches had me locked up for so long, how was I supposed to know?"
Playa - Male 3: "You have to be more careful."
Zimos: "And make 'em pay."
Playa - Male 3: "Got an idea for that?"
Zimos: "Oh, indeed I do."
Playa - Male 3: "Do tell."
Zimos: "How 'bout meetin' up and I'll explain?"
Playa - Male 3: "I need to bring anything?"
Zimos: "Not a goddamn thing."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Male 3)

Zimos: "Why you callin'? Got another party in mind?"
Playa - Female 1: "After the last one, don't think so, Z."
Zimos: "Don't give up on a brother over one mistake, baby."
Playa - Female 1: "I was wondering if you had any ideas on the Morningstar."
Zimos: "Call me Mr. Deus Ex Machina because somethin' just fell into my lap that should fuck with their operation."
Playa - Female 1: "Alright, where we headed?"
Zimos: "Come to me. I'll give you the details when you get here."
Playa - Female 1: "Better be a good plan."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Female 1)

Zimos: "Well hey baby. What can Zimos do for you?"
Playa - Female 2: "Not throw another party with Pierce for starters."
Zimos: "Hey, don't blame the Z. Besides, I'm about to make that up to you."
Playa - Female 2: "Oh really? What'd you have in mind?"
Zimos: "A way to get a little payback on the Morningstar."
Playa - Female 2: "Keep talkin', I'm listening."
Zimos: "Yeah, best I explain this one in person."
Playa - Female 2: "It better be good, Zimos."
— Pre-mission Phone Call BF" (Female 2)

Playa - Female 3: "Calling to check in, Zimos."
Zimos: "You afraid I'll be throwin' another party?"
Playa - Female 3: "Something like that."
Zimos: "That's cold."
Playa - Female 3: "And wondering what's going on with the Morningstar."
Zimos: "Swing by, I'll fill you in with what I got cookin'..."
Playa - Female 3: "See you in a bit."
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Female 3)

Zimos: "How can Zimos help you today?"
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Zimos: "Don't worry, no more parties until the Morningstar aren't around to fuck them up."
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Zimos: "Better, got a plan all worked out."
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Zimos: "Those bitches won't see this one comin'."
Playa - Zombie: "Gargles"
Zimos: "I'll go over the details when I see you."
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
— Pre-mission Phone Call (Zombie)


Monica Hughes: "While no group has taken credit for the attack in Stilwater, we have ignored its root cause. Our uncontrolled media and the goods sold to our children have fetishized gang culture and turned sociopathic madmen into heroes. No more!"
Monica Hughes: "Those responsible for this act of terror will be found and held accountable."
Monica Hughes: "The STAG Initiative marks a milestone in taking back the streets of America!"
Playa: "What the hell is the "STAG Initiative"...?"
Zimos: "If it's free porn for everyone - I'm down."
Playa: "So what's the lead?"
Zimos: "I got you hooked up, Slim."
Playa: "Very discreet."
Zimos: "That's an invitation to kick the Morningstar right in their collective pussy. They're having an auction tonight--flash the card, and you're in."
Playa: "So what, I pretend to be an eccentric millionaire?"
Zimos: "Kind of. I'm gonna auction you off as a sex slave."
Playa: "Fuck. That."
Zimos: "Oh, quit being a bitch and get in the van."
— Opening cutscene


Playa - Female 1: "Everything is so beautiful..."
Playa - Female 2: "Whoa, pretty colors... Ok, I am ready."
Playa - Female 3: "Everything I touch tastes fuzzy... Let's make this happen."
Playa - Male 1: "Whoa, pretty colors... Ok, let's do this."
Playa - Male 2: "Don't know what I took, but I like it!"
Playa - Male 3: "I don't feel so great..."
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
— "Player Woozy"
Zimos: "Here's your guns back."
Playa - Female 1: "Where are we going to put these silly weapons?"
Playa - Female 2: "The extra clips... Perhaps I could shove... Or..."
Playa - Female 3: "Now where am I gonna put all this ammo?"
Playa - Male 1: "Should be fun storing extra ammo."
Playa - Male 2: "Can't really hide it now, can I?"
Playa - Male 3: "Where am I supposed to keep this?"
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
Zimos: "That's on you to figure out, baby. I'd rather not know."
— "Mission Start"
We'll have to shut down security. Should be up ahead.
— Zimos, "Follow"

Find somethin' to shut off those alarms.
— Zimos, "Unlock"

Damn things are still goin'...
— Zimos, "Security Override"

We'll have to go down to find the security room.
— Zimos, "Down to"

Playa - Female 1: "Oh my god...the floor is so wobbly!"
Playa - Female 2: "The floors... why are they vibrating?"
Playa - Male 1: "What is making the floor vibrate?"
Playa - Male 2: "Why's this place feel like it's movin'?"
Playa - Male 3: "What's that noise...?"
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
Playa - Female 1: "Z, this stuff is amazing..."
Playa - Female 2: "Z, tell me you have more of this stuff..."
Playa - Male 1: "Z, you have more of this stuff, right?"
Playa - Male 2: "I approve of this, Z."
Playa - Male 3: "Z, you have more of this stuff, right?"
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Playa - Female 1: "It's like living in a rainbow..."
Playa - Female 2: "So THIS is what it's like to be Shaundi..."
Playa - Male 1: "So THIS is what it's like to be Shaundi..."
Playa - Male 2: "This what Shaundi used to see?"
Playa - Male 3: "So THIS is what it's like to be Shaundi..."
Playa - Zombie: "Growls"
Playa - Female 1: "I've been missing out on so much..."
Playa - Female 2: "Whoa, what was that color?"
Playa - Male 1: "Whoa, what is that color?"
Playa - Male 2: "Gotta keep my head on... whoa."
Playa - Male 3: "Whoa, what was that color?"
Playa - Zombie: "Gargles"
Playa - Female 1: "Everyone looks so gorgeous right now!"
Playa - Female 2: "Pierce should be sharing this with me."
Playa - Male 1: "Pierce has got to try this."
Playa - Male 2: "I've been missin' out."
Playa - Male 3: "Pierce has got to try this."
Playa - Zombie: "Garbled"
— "Drugged Out"
Zimos: "You're handling this naked thing better than I thought you would."
Playa - Female 1: "Whatever's going to be perfect..."
Playa - Female 2: "It feels so... right."
Playa - Female 3: "I'm not ashamed of what I have..."
Playa - Male 1: "This just feels... right."
Playa - Male 2: "That's cause I got nothin' to hide."
Playa - Male 3: "I'm naked...?"
Playa - Zombie: "Moans"
— "Combat 2"
Shit, we can't leave them like this. I say we let 'em out.
— Zimos, "Help"

More to let out. Get on that.
— Zimos, "Security Override"

Zimos: "What are you doing!?"
Zimos: "Man, don't kill these bitches."
Zimos: "What's wrong with you, they could work for us."
— After killing a Ho
Playa - Female 1: "This is only a one time deal, sweetie."
Playa - Female 2: "You understand that this won't happen again, right?"
Playa - Female 3: "Hope you aren't expecting a repeat show."
Playa - Male 1: "You know you're never getting me like this again."
Playa - Male 2: "Don't expect me to be down with doin' this again. It's a one time thing."
Playa - Male 3: "You know you're never getting me like this again."
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Zimos: "To be honest, I didn't think it'd work the first time."
— "Combat 3"
Override these doors and let's keep movin'.
— Zimos, "Security Override"

Playa - Female 1: "Morningstar doesn't stand a chance."
Playa - Female 2: "Impressive. These girls would have been useful against Phillipe."
Playa - Male 1: "Damn, wouldn't want to be Morningstar right now."
Playa - Male 2: "Think these girls are pissed off?"
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
Playa - Female 1: "Yeah, girl power, what's up?!"
Playa - Female 2: "These girls are gonna fuck. Them. Up."
Playa - Male 1: "These girls are gonna fuck. Them. Up."
Playa - Male 2: "Zimos, don't ever piss off your girls this much."
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
— "Hos Fighting"


Playa - Female 1: "Okay, time to start guessing..."
Playa - Female 2: "How hard can this be?"
Playa - Male 1: "Alright, guess I'll start pushing buttons..."
Playa - Male 2: "None of these things are labeled..."
Playa - Male 3: "Fuck it. I'll just start pushing things."
Playa - Zombie: "Groans"
Playa - Female 1: "One of these has to do something..."
Playa - Female 2: "Perhaps that button..."
Playa - Male 1: "One of these has to be right..."
Playa - Male 2: "This always looks easy in movies..."
Playa - Male 3: "One of these has got to be right..."
Playa - Zombie: "Sneers"
— "Commenting on Hacking"
Zimos: "Time to go after their head of security, only..."
Playa - Female 1: "You sound so unsure..."
Playa - Female 2: "Yes?"
Playa - Female 3: "I'm not gonna like this, am I?"
Playa - Male 1: "Only what?"
Playa - Male 2: "Spill it, Z."
Playa - Male 3: "Only what?"
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Zimos: "Well, he's big."
— "Kill Brute"
Looks like they're sending reinforcements.
— Zimos, "Reinforcements"

Playa - Female 1: "On to freedom, everyone!"
Playa - Female 2: "Come on, everyone out."
Playa - Female 3: "Move it!"
Playa - Male 1: "Come on, everyone out."
Playa - Male 2: "Let's go, everyone!"
Playa - Male 3: "Come on, everyone out."
Playa - Zombie: "Garbled"
Playa - Female 1: "Get some fresh air!"
Playa - Female 2: "Time to be going."
Playa - Female 3: "Time to leave!"
Playa - Male 1: "Time to go."
Playa - Male 2: "You're free!"
Playa - Male 3: "Time to go."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Playa - Female 1: "Move along! Don't waste time!"
Playa - Female 2: "You do not want to stay here. Move."
Playa - Female 3: "Get out while you can!"
Playa - Male 1: "You don't want to stay here. Move it."
Playa - Male 2: "If you wanna go, now's your chance!"
Playa - Male 3: "You don't want to stay here. Move it."
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
— "Release Prisoners"
Where you headed? We gotta go down, remember?
— Zimos, when attempting to head to the pony barn from "Return to Steelport"


  • Zimos meets with Playa on a street corner, where a crowd gather
  • Playa and Zimos watching Monica Hughes on TV during Pumps Up, Hos Down
  • Monica Hughes announces the STAG Initiative
  • Zimos and Playa ponder over the "STAG Initiative"
  • Zimos reveals his plan to Playa outside his "Boogie Bus" van
  • Morningstar auction ticket in-game
  • Morningstar auction ticket image
  • Upgrading the Safeword Crib after unlocking it
  • Upgrading the Safeword Crib after unlocking it
  • Upgrading the Safeword Crib after unlocking it
  • Upgrading the Safeword Crib after unlocking it
  • The final image used at the end of the mission
  • Pimps Up Hos Down

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  1. Mission: Return to Steelport
  2. TheFreeDictionary: stag - definition
  3. Note: The game files explicitly define this character as male, despite being dressed as a female. Space Brutina, on the other hand, is explicitly defined as female.
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