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.

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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 guarantee a pure alien, both Sims need to be Aliens.

It's possible to get a pure Alien baby without two aliens, but it's not guaranteed. A hybrid's involvement (as parent) in pregnancy makes the outcomes more complex. Since hybrids have alien DNA, a hybrid + alien could have either a hybrid or full-blooded alien (50/50). A hybrid + hybrid could have a regular Sim (33%), hybrid (33%) or full-blooded alien (33%).

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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Playalotsays...
It is a random chance generated opportunity with about a 2% chance of an abduction occurring. I personally find this to be far too low so I use a mod now. The only choices you really have is to keep trying and using the telescope at night or use a mod.
This is the mod that I use, please read through the creators notes and ensure it is compatible with the latest patch.
Abduction Mod Tanja1986 Mod The Sims link
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Rita Crossthwaitesays...
2%? wow. thank you though. I'll keep trying. I'll look into the Mod but I've never used them nor CC. Frankly I wouldn't even know where to begin, they kind of scare me a little lol
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Carlsays...
They're not as intimidating as you might think. A mod like Playalot mentioned is not likely to cause problems as it's a simple change.

Instructions for Mods and CC can be found here: http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/tutorials/mods-cc.php
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Kalisays...
Soo, the hybrid aliens don't get any powers? That is too bad. Does the same thing happen when you mate a hybrid with a full alien?
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Playalotsays...
Yes. Some hybrids can perform the 'secret handshake' while others can't. Some hybrids can look exactly like a 'normal' sims but have alien eyes. The combinations are quite wide and varied.
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FunnySimmer134says...
The only time my male sim got abducted, he didn't get pregnant! How come? Huh
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Playalotsays...
Male pregnancies caused by abduction are a very rare chance. It was retuned many months ago in a patch. You just have to keep trying to get your sim abducted and hope for the best.
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FunnySimmer134says...
Thanks, and I've been contacting aliens on the satelite every sim day Smile
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Playalotsays...
There are mods out there, if you are not opposed to using them, that allow alien abductions to happen every time you click the satellite and for pregnancy rates to be as much as 100% if that's what you want. Tbh, I just use a mod now, I don't have the patience to wait!
link to tanja1986 abduction mod
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FunnySimmer134says...
I checked the website for the mod, but it said that it was made when a certain version came out which was made last year, but my game was updated to the latest update of this year. Will it still work?
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Playalotsays...
Yep, works perfectly for me. The modder won't update it unless there is a conflict with a patch. Always really good practice to check this out though as mods can cause problems. Usually when you read through the comments you'll find a note saying that it is still working with 'such and such' patch. Remember to make a backup copy of your save file before adding any new mods, as using mods is 'user-beware'!
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FunnySimmer134says...
Thanks again! The only problem is that I added it to the mods folder and started the game, yet the mod didn't work (it didn't give me the features of the mod) and I enabled mods for the game! Sad
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Playalotsays...
Oh.. that unfortunate. Did you delete the localthumbcache.package file before starting your game with the mod in? Did you only add one flavor? Ultimately we can't supply modding support here but I won't continue to direct people to it if the mod is causing issues. I'm sorry it isn't working for you.
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Brandisays...
First time my male sim gets abducted he comes break pregnant! How is that for luck??

Anyways, my question is this: can the wife of the male sim that has had this alien child adopt the child, so he is also hers?
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Playalotsays...
Wow... congrats, seriously jealous of your pregnant male!! The wife can't adopt the child but it will be considered her half-daughter/son by default anyway. There just isn't any game mechanics for adopting like that.
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Brandisays...
I actually freaked out because less than 24 hours after the baby was born he was abducted again! Fortunately he didn't come back pregnant, I couldn't have handled the extra sim lol.

Thanks for letting me know, it wasn't showing up as half-son so I thought maybe there was some way of adopting so that he'd be a "stepson" or something.
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Razzle Dazzlesays...
Hi, is there anyway i can create an alien in CAS???? I was wondering cause i wanted to make a alien household for an upload on youtube
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Playalotsays...
Yes there is, under the 'add another sim' function down the bottom right side of the UI, just choose to add an alien.
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Jesssays...
Kinda frustrated here. So I had my first half alien babies (two girls and one boy). Johnny Zest and an alien woman (didnt know until after they tried for baby. Couldn't go back then) was pretty hyped about it. They were green and all. Now the oldest girl is married to a full human and had her first child (a girl) who turned out to be blue! She looked like an alien complete with the baby alien suit but cried like a human baby and has hair now that she's a child.
I'm confused here. Is she an alien or not? I was sorta expecting her to be a lighter green than her mum
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Playalotsays...
All children from alien-sim pairings are hybrid-aliens. They can have a range of mix of features from the alien and from the sim. So skin color, eyes, hair/no hair, voice type, ability to do the secret alien handshake and so on.
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Jesssays...
Lol yea I figured the babies would take bits and bobs from both parents but why blue? It's a strong blue too. Like alien blue. I'm really confused haha.
Also, I found another alien sim and had a baby (same process. Didn't know until she tried for baby) but the baby looks full human. Haven't played with him yet but....what happened? What's wrong with my sims?
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Playalotsays...
Nothing is wrong, that is how the alien+sim genetics are supposed to work. The resulting child is always a hybrid. The only way to get a full alien born in-game is for two full aliens to try for baby or for a full alien male to have a pregnancy resulting from an abduction. Sometimes if you use CC skins the resulting alien-hybrids skin color doesn't reflect the parent aliens skin exactly but that can happen without CC anyway.
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Elliesays...
I tried to get my male sim abducted so he can have an alien baby xD But he's only been abducted once so far and nothing happened after that. I couldn't get abducted anymore, as well. I read somewhere that you shouldn't use cheats and such when you want to get your sim abducted but neither has worked for me (and I don't want to use the pregnancy-cheat, since it only works for women I believe??)
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Playalotsays...
The rate of abductions and then further the rate of male pregnancies resulting from abductions was retuned some months ago by the developers. It is now very rare to get these to happen. All you can do is spam the satellite dish every night until it occurs. I have always used mods to get this to occur in my game since the retuning although recently simmers are reporting that some mods are not working since a recent patch. Unsure I guess you can always search around for a mod, just remember to make a back up of your save before installing. I find the low rate of abductions/pregnancies extremely frustrating, after all, if I'm clicking the satellite I obviously want it to happen!
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anonymsays...
i only get boys alien
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Playalotsays...
When your sim is pregnant have them listen to pop music and eat strawberries for a girl or listen to alternative music and eat carrots for a boy.
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Oliviasays...
do we have the option to create aliens in CAS?
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Playalotsays...
Yes it is an option under 'add a sim'.
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davestersays...
how did you get the alien-looking bassinet?
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Playalotsays...
By having a baby with an alien or by using cheats to unlock the item in the buy menu.
bb.showhiddenobjects
Cheats Guide
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Mirryisnothotsays...
My male sim have been abducted 3 time and still isn't pregnant. Is there anything I can do to ensure that he gets pregnant. I already have the satellite. Please HELP
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Playalotsays...
The rate of abductions and then further the rate of male pregnancies resulting from abductions was retuned some months ago by the developers. It is now very rare to get these to happen. All you can do is spam the satellite dish every night until it occurs. I have always used mods to get this to occur in my game since the retuning although recently simmers are reporting that some mods are not working since a recent patch. I guess you can always search around for a mod, just remember to make a back up of your save before installing. I find the low rate of abductions/pregnancies extremely frustrating, after all, if I'm clicking the satellite I obviously want it to happen!
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Susan Kingsays...
While I have had many abductions, only the very first when I first played the base game resulted in male pregnancy. Why do they even advertise a feature that is so rare you can play month after month and buy every single add on, and never have it happen? The same thing happened to me with the previous games aliens. What were they thinking????? Also I don't use mods because I am afraid of crashing and freezing. Does anyone know of one for male alien pregnancies, and do you agree that it is risky to use mods? Thanks to Carl for all your help over the years!! You rock!
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Emsays...
My male hybrid and female alien had 3 kids. The first was a hybrid girl. The second and third were twins. Girl #3 was a full alien!Huh Girl #4 was a hybrid. I just wanted to share this to show that it IS possible to get a full alien from a hybrid + an alien.
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Playalotsays...
Wow. It's always been supposed that sim+alien would always result in a hybrid alien. Are you 100% sure the child wasn't just an alien-looking hybrid? Did the child grow up with the ability to use all the aliens powers - Analyze Personality, Empathize, Erase Memory, Resurrect Dead Alien Collectibles and the ability to Transmute Elements, Metals, and Crystals?
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AntClimaticsays...
I remember when I was playing as a human family and my main KEEPED GETTING ABDUCTED! Thankfully he was a scientist and I built the Sattelite Dish but it had to be activated daily and sometimes I forgot it and again he was abducted, now I'm playing as an alien family to prevent abduction, but noooooo, my main's girlfrind got abducted even tough she IS A ALIEN! Thankfully appeareantly alien sims don't get pregnant when and the event was just a nuisance that made her angry (Probably because of this utter betrayal that those aliens did with their own kin!)
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Playalotsays...
Females do not get pregnant from abduction.Smile
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Nya Samuelsays...
My female sim was abducted early on in my game and she got pregnant a bit after by my male sim. Well the baby came out completely normal but now that ive grown him up i see that his eyes are NOT normal. Both parents have blue eye's but he has a light brown that doesnt look normal alsp the whites of his eyes are grey?
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Playalotsays...
This is a game bug so don't worry too much as when the child ages up to a teen his eyes will return to the normal color they should be.
Amber Eyes Bug Report
You might like to add a post or a 'me too' to the bug report on this issue.
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chxr.zxrdsays...
Hey Carl, so my male sim has been abducted a couple times now but has never come back pregnant... why is that?
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Playalotsays...
The odds for a male sim to return pregnant are very low. This is a game coding decision made by EA.
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snake0ilersays...
So does anyone know if an Alien and a hybrid have a baby is there a chance that it will be an Alien or will the kids be hybrid as well? Is the gene pool diluted once a human Sim is in the mix?
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Playalotsays...
As far as I am aware the child will always be a hybrid. The only two ways to get a 100% alien child is if two full aliens try for baby or if a male sim is abducted and returns pregnant.
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Trying it out.says...
Hmm, got get to work, never knew aliens were in it. Have to try it out later. I'll let you know what happens. Also can the same sim get abducted 2 times?
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Playalotsays...
The same sim can get abducted many times. I've had one of my sims abducted quite often, at least more than 10 times. That was with using the satellite to increase the chances though.
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Andrinesays...
Hi! This comment has nothing to do with aliens. But I was trying to get my mom-sim pregnant in the third trimester, but instead, my dad-sim got pregnant in the third trimester.. I tried to put him in labor, but it didn't work. Plz help, my dad-sim is walking around with a pregnant belly. It doesn't look good..
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Playalotsays...
Perhaps the settings for who gets pregnant etc were not quite set up how you liked them in CAS. Sims who can become pregnant can't get others pregnant.
There is a section on this seting on the babies guide.
Your best bet is to let the dad-sim have birth and then just delete the nooboo in build mode if you don't want to keep it. They are only pixels. Smile
The force labor cheat is quite tricky to work as you need the pregnant sims ID first.
You'll find information about that cheat on the page I linked you to.
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Ucepiasays...
Make 2 sims (Husband and Wife)
Get Woman pregnant
After the usual time woman goes into labour
Husband gets abducted by alien while wife is in labour
Unwanted alien baby
10/10 would abduct again!
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Audreysays...
Are the colors of the aliens random, or are they different depending on gender or something else?Smile I have yet to see a pink/purple male alien.
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Playalotsays...
The colors seem random for your first alien but then they stay mostly true through the generations. So a blue alien will have a blue skinned alien child and so on.
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ZombieMansays...
Every time I get the satellite, click Contact aliens from my adult son (Austin) who is a scientist do that because that should raise the chance, talk to every alien I see, both me before I died and my son Austin have been abducted once and neither of them became pregnant. I was married, (Obviously), but my son wasn't. I've been trying so hard and it doesn't work. Is this the only way with or without cheats?
Please help I really badly want and alien baby!!
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Playalotsays...
Having various science career objects on the lot help to up-the-odds for abduction. The more abductions you can make happen the higher the chances are for one of your sims to become pregnant. The telescope helps too as does a high level of the logic skill. The computer your scientist sim gets as a career reward is also helpful to use to contact aliens.
Unfortunately the odds of alien pregnancy from abduction are very low so you just have to be diligent in clicking that satellite!
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ZombieMansays...
In my game, I have a sims who is a scientist, married, and every time I can have them contact aliens. But they've been abducted twice, and never got pregnant. And in my othe r game, both me and my son have been abducted but neither of us got pregnant. Is this just bad luck, or is there some sort of bug?
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ZombieMansays...
Oh I just found where my messages went!


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