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 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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My two sims are both aliens and they tried for a baby, long story short, both husband and wife are pregnant.
12th July 2015 10:40pm
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.
30th August 2015 9:42am
And of course once I have a full house, my male gets abducted... Sigh...
30th August 2015 9:53am
CryingCryingCrying I had to give an alien kid up be I had to many kids and could not take care of them all CryingCryingCryingCrying
25th November 2017 1:26am
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.
31st May 2016 7:08pm
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...
1st August 2016 1:01pm
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

2nd December 2018 8:50pm
Does the lot you live on have the "On a dark ley line" trait?
7th January 2019 9:23am
Jessica Carvalho
I hybrid has hair like a human, but he's skin is a lighter green, and you can't change that :s
14th July 2015 4:48pm
Only full blooded aliens can be changed in-game without cheats.
2nd January 2016 10:08pm
Thank you for the guide!
17th July 2015 9:49pm
Carl: You guide is awesome!

Jessica Carvalho: I found a way to change, your hybrid to full alien. Its posted here.
Thanks for the compliment, and helping another poster :)
17th July 2015 9:53pm
MoonlightSonata: I have to say, I agree with Carl- it's awesome that you helped out another poster.
22nd September 2015 11:08pm
The chea wont work Sad
18th July 2015 5:31pm
to make it work when the cheat bar is up write testingcheats on then bb.showhiddenobjects hope this helps
19th July 2015 9:35am
My male sim was abducted but gave birth to a fully HUMAN sim-baby. Sad Any reason for this??
19th July 2015 7:05pm
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
28th October 2015 12:38pm
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?
29th July 2015 5:48am
that baby is a hybrid Smile you cant change it but you can keep it on a disguise. Laugh
28th October 2015 12:40pm
My female sim just got abducted. What will happen?
8th August 2015 1:57pm
She will probably come back pregnant!
8th August 2015 6:52pm
I believe only men get pregnant when they are abducted.
11th August 2015 1:36am
yeah but you can do a cheat to get her pregnant with an alien baby Smile
28th October 2015 12:41pm
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
12th August 2015 9:32am
just saying that the kids have the genetics of her mother and the powers so they look normal but have secret powers Grin
28th October 2015 12:44pm
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