The Sims 4 Aliens (Get to Work)

Abductions, Male Pregnancy, and Brain Powers

A UFO Abducts a Sim in The Sims 4 Get to Work
A UFO Abducts a Sim in The Sims 4 Get to Work
A great picture of a UFO in Sims 4
This great shot of a UFO was provided by snackrafice on our Forum.

The Sims 4 Get to Work features the new Alien life state. These extraterrestrials hail from the planet Sixam, which is a secret lot in the Expansion Pack. Click here for a guide to Sixam. With the EP installed, Aliens may be lurking around town in disguise. You can also meet them on Sixam and invite them to move in. This guide to Aliens will discuss their powers, the result of trying for baby between Sims and Aliens, how to reduce/eliminate Alien abductions, and Sim-Alien hybrids.

A UFO Abducts a Sim in The Sims 4 Get to Work
A beam of light shines upon Alexander Goth as he is sucked into the UFO. (Screenshot provided by snackrafice)
The satellite can encourage or prevent abductions by aliens
The Satellite Dish can either prevent or encourage abductions

Abductions
Abductions happen at random, but can be encouraged or discouraged via the satellite dish that comes from the Scientist Career. Sims who are in this Career reportedly have a higher chance of being abducted. For players who don't want to have a Scientist just to experience abductions or reduce them, I offer the following cheat:

  1. Control + Shift + C
  2. bb.showhiddenobjects
  3. Enter Buy Mode (F2)
  4. Type 'satellite' into the search box
  5. Satellite in misc electronics will appear - place it
  6. Now you may either stop abductions for 24 hours by clicking it, or make a Sim more likely to be abducted by selecting 'Contact Aliens'

For a detailed guide to abductions without cheating, see my How to Get Abducted in The Sims 4 guide. I also have a video version of the guide on that page which will most certainly help you to be probed.

With the Satellite on your lot, you also get access to the Alien channel on TV (!#*%[email protected]%)!

Male Pregnancy
A male Sim has been impregnated while abducted. This will result in an Alien baby.
Alien babies in The Sims 4
Alien babies have a unique cry that will get anyone's attention, so change those dirty diapers quick!

Male Pregnancy
Male Sims who get abducted may get pregnant while in the UFO - any male from Young Adult to Elder. This can result in unwanted babies. If your Sim is abducted and you want to raise the baby, see the guides to Babies and Children. The resulting baby will be pure Alien, and have access to Alien powers.

Sending an Alien baby back to the homeworld
Sending an alien baby back to the homeworld

Once the birth is over, you can click the baby's bassinet to send it back to the homeworld. It can only be done at this stage of life, so decide whether to keep it early. This will make it as though the birth never happened. If you neglect it, child services will take it away, just as they do a normal Sim baby. There is a special birth certificate you can find in your Sim's inventory after birthing the baby.

Alien children
My Sim had twins. One was changed to a boy in order to show both genders' outfits.

Despite being male, Sims who have babies via abductions can breast feed. Alien babies have a very, very alarming echo-y cry that can really affect you when wearing a headset. Trust me. Give the babies what they want and stop that crying ASAP.

Aliens' secret handshake
Aliens' secret handshake, which can only be performed between two of them.

Alien Life
Aliens have the same life span as regular Sims, and must attend school as usual. When two Aliens meet, they can perform a secret handshake. All Aliens have a disguise, which can be removed, activated, or altered at any time by clicking on the Alien. This will let you change how they appear when using the disguise. If you want to change your Alien into normal Sim clothes (without the disguise) you have to go shopping. Every Alien outfit looks the same.

Aliens without disguise
Aliens without their disguise
The disguise is activated. You can alter how they look in CAS by clicking them, without cheating.




Sims who meet Aliens can be angered, as though the government should have told them about Aliens. Once they're over it, Sims and Aliens can make good friends or even fall in love and try for baby. Aliens have a special mischief interaction, 'Scare with Probe'.

Alien Powers
An Alien uses the Analyze Personality power. This will teach them all of a Sim's Traits

Alien Powers
A pure Alien has access to a few powers other than the disguise. There is a cooldown during which they cannot use their powers afterward, but it's brief:

  • Analyze Personality (Friendly Interaction) - This will instantly reveal the Traits of the target Sim.
  • Empathize (Friendly) - Allows your Alien to take on the emotional state of the target Sim. They'll get a +1 Moodlet for whatever Emotion that Sim is experiencing.
  • Erase Memory (Mischief) - Makes a Sim completely forget your Alien as far as relationship goes (meaning they need to meet again) and the Sim will have a Dazed moodlet for a time.
  • Resurrect Dead Alien Collectibles - place the dead space alien collectible on the ground and your Alien can turn it into a live one. Thanks Mousie!
  • Transmute Elements, Metals, and Crystals - Click an Element, Metal, or Crystal that has been placed in the game world, and your Alien can transmute it. Results are random, so you may turn a common element into a rare crystal, but the object is sure to become another variant of one of these types of collectibles. There's a four hour cooldown on this ability. Thanks to Heart Foam on our Forum for bringing it to my attention and dodi90 for adding further info.
Sims 4 Aliens woohoo and try for baby
Aliens can Woohoo and 'Try for Baby'. Thankfully, males - alien or not - only get pregnant via abduction now.

Alien-Sim Pregnancies
This used to be much more complicated but a patch changed that. Male Sims will only get pregnant by abduction, so Alien-Sim pregnancies are now just like normal pregnancies (the female gets pregnant via try for baby) except that the baby will be a Hybrid. In order to get a pure alien, both Sims need to be Aliens.

Alien-Sim Hybrid in Get to Work
An Alien-Sim Hybrid. Given she's only half Alien, she lacks the powers of her parent.

Hybrid Aliens
It would appear that any pregnancy involving a regular Sim and alien will result in a Hybrid (thanks oshizu!). A half Sim half Alien does not have access to the Alien powers, but has hair as well as the Alien's unique socials. In order to have a baby with alien powers, you must either get abducted as a male Sim or have two Aliens try for baby. Using the Satellite from the Scientist career is a good way to encourage an Alien visit, now that the rate they are abducted has been reduced by Maxis. You can also invite Aliens to move in, of course.

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ItWorkedsays...
My two sims are both aliens and they tried for a baby, long story short, both husband and wife are pregnant.
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Naeramarthsays...
First of all I wanted to thank Carl for this awesome site, it's my first time posting, but have been using your guides in The Sims 3 as well and they have always been great help :)
And second:
I did try for the male to be pregnant as well, sadly that didn't happen. I created 2 aliens, husband and wife, moved them in. Both have family-oriented trait (although I have no idea if that makes any difference). I bought Fertile reward for both of them, both of them before woo-hooing had the fertility massage and both of them drank the fertility potion (maybe I over did it). I did that before each try for a baby, I did 4 and male never got pregnant. After first try i had 2 boys, then twice I got one girl each and last time i got boy and girl twins.
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Naeramarthsays...
And of course once I have a full house, my male gets abducted... Sigh...
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Bobsays...
CryingCryingCrying I had to give an alien kid up be I had to many kids and could not take care of them all CryingCryingCryingCrying
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fragileone22says...
This is my first time posting, by the way. Oh and, how did you do that, ItWorked. Was it all just by chance? Or was the whole thing cheated somehow? I really want to know.
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Hanaesays...
Just a note: Elder male sims can become pregnant unlike elder female sims, who knew? I have a screen shot but don know how to post it...
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kimsays...
I have a female alien sim who mated with a male normal sim and they had a vampire baby then one of there normal babies mated with a normal sim and got a vampire as well

Sad
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Isssays...
Does the lot you live on have the "On a dark ley line" trait?
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Jessica Carvalhosays...
I hybrid has hair like a human, but he's skin is a lighter green, and you can't change that :s
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Playalotsays...
Only full blooded aliens can be changed in-game without cheats.
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Lunanimessays...
Thank you for the guide!
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MoonlightSonatasays...
Carl: You guide is awesome!

Jessica Carvalho: I found a way to change, your hybrid to full alien. Its posted here.
Admin: Thanks for the compliment, and helping another poster :)
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Koolianasays...
MoonlightSonata: I have to say, I agree with Carl- it's awesome that you helped out another poster.
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Nojasays...
The chea wont work Sad
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Emeraldsays...
to make it work when the cheat bar is up write testingcheats on then bb.showhiddenobjects hope this helps
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Kaileighsays...
My male sim was abducted but gave birth to a fully HUMAN sim-baby. Sad Any reason for this??
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jeskkbsays...
it really is like a 50 - 50 % chance, you never really know weather your getting a hybrid or a full alien or even a human, but its extremely rare - so count yourself as being lucky! Smile
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Ollie146says...
my male sim gave birth to an alien baby but it looks like a sim baby. It still cries like an alien and I got the give birth to an alien achievement yet it looks normal. Is there any way to change this?
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jeskkbsays...
that baby is a hybrid Smile you cant change it but you can keep it on a disguise. Laugh
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IHaveAngelWingssays...
My female sim just got abducted. What will happen?
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DancingKatxxsays...
She will probably come back pregnant!
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Julessays...
I believe only men get pregnant when they are abducted.
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jeskkbsays...
yeah but you can do a cheat to get her pregnant with an alien baby Smile
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Cerqueirasays...
I have use script for same sex pregnancy and try for baby with a female alien as a female character, just the alien got pregnant but the babies(twins) as far as i can see looks just like a normal human, one get the hair color of the alien mother disguise hair and the other the color of the human mother. Besides, her alien mother has the 'Known Alien(or something like that, i play in portuguese) relationship status, i'm trying to edit the script of the mod with alien specify functions.
I just discover that the Get to Work add aliens while i was on vacation in the park and during a chat suddenly appears a status with an alien face.,it was really a surprise. So sad i don't read this article before i try for baby Sad. And thanks for the guide.
Sorry any grammar error
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jeskkbsays...
just saying that the kids have the genetics of her mother and the powers so they look normal but have secret powers Grin
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Moonlightsibblingssays...
My scientist has done everything possible to get abducted, but after about one sim week of contacting aliens and staying outside all night, I have yet to be abducted. I just really want an alien baby so do you have any other suggestions?Crying
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fakesays...
Tongue just use the cheat
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Dragonrinesays...
i didn't even try to get pregnant . On my second day starting, working as a scientist , my sim got abducted in the middle of the night .
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GeoLCL927says...
Try using the observatory as well as contacting aliens, that will also help increase your chance of being abducted by aliens.
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charlauxsays...
Hi Carl,
Fist of all,I would like to thank for your guides in general.They are really nice and helped me really effectively to plan my sims life.

I was wondering is it possible to work as an artist / athlete for example and still meet with aliens like we did in Sims 3 ? If thats the case,how do you understand who is an alien if they are in disguise ? Thanks for sharing the tips.
Admin: Hey thanks, glad you like the site and find it useful.

Aside from the satellite dish, it's possible to tell a Sim is actually an alien by whether they glow (sometimes, related to emotion), and also by accusing them of being an alien. Getting to know them should reveal it over time :) You can accidentally marry an alien, because like many things in the game, it's kind of random. I read in the past that you may meet aliens on Sixam and then know they're aliens back in your neighborhood.
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Gracefulklutzsays...
Literally an hour ago, I completed a wedding between my female scientist sim and a male alien coworker. A couple things about that. 1, didn't even know he was an alien until after she asked him to be her boyfriend (At their work, none the less. SCANDAL!) 2, my sim had a birthday the day after they started dating, and she couldn't invite him to the party. Couldn't even invite him to her house for goodness sake! 3, I didn't even bother trying to do a wedding without him in my household, so when he called and asked if he could come over himself, the first thing I did was ask him to move in, and the rest is history.

Based on my experience, alien sims can't be invited to a party, so I highly suggest adding the fiancee/boyfriend/girlfriend to the household before a wedding to prevent confusion.

PS- They're now expecting a baby and I'll share anything interesting here if it occurs :)
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Gracefulklutzsays...
PPS- (Didn't think of this until after I submitted my previous comment) Whenever this baby grows up, I'm going to have him/her marry a full alien, as long as I can, just to see what happens genetically.
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Haber22177says...
The cheat isn't working to get the satelliteCrying i keep trying but still won't work
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MrsFlynnsays...
Tips For using Cheats This should help. Smile
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xxlonerxxsays...
Well, if you typed the cheat in, and can't find the satellite, you probably don't have Get to work. Wink
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Simmersays...
A female sim got pregnant by an alien. She then decided to move in with the alien and disappeared. Will she come back and if not, is there a cheat that could bring her back?
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Playalotsays...
You could try finding her through Manage Worlds menu.
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novasays...
my male sim has been pregnant for almost a week and hasn't given birth yet, how long will it take??
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Playalotsays...
Three days. You have a game bug.
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Alisha P.says...
Well my regular sim couple are not aliens but the first time that I tried for babies they both ended up pregnant and she's not an alien. I'm really confused about this because is there any way to create aliens in Create a Sim? This is happened twice now which ended in two babies being born back to back by each parent. It actually gave me the reward for having an alien baby lol so I'm just really confused please help? Scared
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jeskkbsays...
well if she got abducted then that is possible but it might just be a glitch cuz you have the lets work thing Smile
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catsays...
hey, i was wondering, i have a male alien, and a normal female sim, and she's pregnant, will the baby be half alien, or just a common human??
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Koolianasays...
I don't have the expansion, but I think it will be a hybrid (half-alien).
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Jesssays...
Baby will be a hybrid. Mine turned green but all three children had their fathers hair (he's human, Johnny Zest) I went on to have the oldest of the children (Lianne, female) have a baby with a full human who turned out to be blue (like a full alien)
Hella confused I tell you! Haha
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Jessicasays...
Is there a possible way of an alien becoming a normal sim? And if a Sim and and Alien 'Try for Baby' Will only the femal get pregnant or can the male (alien) get pregnant too?
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jeskkbsays...
yeah but its quite rare - sometimes they bith get pregnant Grin Scared
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Noctopussays...
I heard there was special clothing an alien can wear in disguise mode, is that true?
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jeskkbsays...
yeah you can change the way they look hair and clothes and all of that Smile
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Anniesays...
Do male sims have to be single in order to get pregnant?
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jeskkbsays...
no mine was married Smile and he was old.
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Kyarasays...
I'm not a scientist and don't have the satellite dish, but I was abducted!
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jeskkbsays...
same!!! it was a complete shock! my sim was not even pregnant after so it was a bit of a wast of time (he is a male aswell Sad )
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jeskkbsays...
my male got abducted but he is not pregnant! Crying can anyone tell me why he is not!! Sad
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Playalotsays...
There is a small chance that an abduction will result in male pregnancy. It is not a guarantee.
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Namesays...
can aliens do woohoo while in disguise?
and if they are in disguise, will it make sims think they are sims?
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Playalotsays...
Yes they can woohoo in disguise. Normally this will result in the human sim finding out they are an alien.
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julietgrrrrrsays...
Crying Carl. . i put your cheat in i still haven't been abducted its been 4 hours? help??
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Carlsays...
Wish I could help a lot more than that, but that's the best we're able to do! Sims just won't get abducted as often after the patch, and it's overall a good thing - it was happening way too often. Hopefully if you continue using the satellite, you'll eventually be abducted :(

Here's a link to a mod on modthesims.info that will allow the satellite to be used repeatedly, which might help a lot if you're OK with using them - Tanja1986's Mod
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Marysays...
Anyone have any idea what happens when you mix and alien hybrid and full alien?
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Playalotsays...
Another hybrid alien.
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Aurorasays...
i cant get the satelite it wont work for me and ive been trying to do this for months!
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Playalotsays...
I have the same issue in my game. Just seems a random chance. Even though I have done everything to increase abduction odds, it very rarely happens.
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SadieSmilessays...
I am doing the 100 baby challenge in The Sims 4 with Get To Work, and my female sim came across and woohooed with an alien man. Once she had the baby, it didn't show any signs of alien. Once I aged the baby up to a child, it had one of the natural sim skin - it wasn't a special colour, and it was not an alien at all. Why?
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Playalotsays...
Two aliens = 100% chance of full alien child. Anything else it is a random chance of alien hybrid or normal human sim.


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