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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ZombieMansays...
I've tried everything I could, but only my female sim gets abducted, and never my male one. I put a ton of scientist stuff on the lot, become really good friends with every alien I meet, and I've even started to do love interactions with them. I'm still working on the logic skill, though. And I'm afraid that if my male sim gets abducted, he won't be pregnant. I have also used the satellite by the sim I want to get abducted. But aliens never come to my house while in my other game they always do.
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Playalotsays...
Unfortunately it is luck of the draw. This feature was retuned and the rate of abduction was decreased and then further the rate of pregnancies from abduction decreased even further. Some people still have abductions happening even when they were not trying for them and have no scientific items on the lot, others, like you (and me) try forever and it never happens. I was using a mod until a patch broke it but I think if you google mods for alien abductions there are some still working... that is if you don't mind using mods. Currently, using a mod is the only reliable way of securing an abduction and then an alien abduction-pregnancy.
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Georginasays...
So I've not long had the get to work pack and I'm playing sims i have created and placed (both human) and aliens had come to my house the girl was chatting to the aliens briefly and discovered they were all alien and an alien had discovered that the girl was an alien (even though i didn't make her one?) is she actually an alien in disguise? and can her boyfriend (my male sim) find out she is one?
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Playalotsays...
Only you can answer that! If you made your sim an alien in CAS then yes, she'll be an alien in the game. If you made her a normal sim in CAS then that is what your sim will be. Smile
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Abbie Paigesays...
Huh what is the cheat? I mean I have the satellite and I keep my sim outside all night but he just doesn't get abducted Unsure please tell me what the cheat is thanksCool
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Playalotsays...
There isn't a cheat for alien abductions. You will need to search out a mod for that. The only mod I have used in the past for this is now outdated so I'm not sure how else to help you.
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LunaSaturnsays...
my male sim just got abducted and 2 sim weeks later he isn't pregnant and he hasn't been abducted again, he is a doctor and I have 2 satellites can he be abducted again? I have been contacting aliens every night
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Playalotsays...
Further abductions are possible it is just that the RNG chances are very low. Without mods alien abductions/pregnancies are rather rare.
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LunaSaturnsays...
my male sim got abducted 1 time, two sim weeks later, I'm sick of contacting aliens with my satellite and there is no baby and no other abductions, any help without cheating?
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Playalotsays...
No, the chances are very low and there is no cheat for alien abductions. Knowing aliens, (having them as friends) helps as does having the telescope on your lot, also space rocks, aliens (the ones in little tanks like frogs). Also having a sim in the scientist career can up-the-odds of being abducted.
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Katelynsays...
I don't know if this helps or it's too late, but I recently discover a cheat that gets your sim abducted. interactions.push AlienAbduction_BeAbducted . I've tested it for myself and got my male sim abducted, although I don't know if he's pregnant yet (fingers crossed)
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beep beepsays...
Worked for me too! Thanks for finding/posting this!
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Carlysays...
Hi Im just wondering, my male sim had a baby girl. Now that girl is a child (named Whitley). When I click on her genealogy it shows my male sim as the dad and a random alien listed as "Senior Pollination Technician #3" as the mother. Can Whitley find her mother or is that alien sim completely random?
Admin: The alien mother doesn't really exist in the game. She resides on 'another alien planet' presumably the one returned alien nooboos are sent to. So no, your alien child can not find the mother. All babies that are the result of an alien abduction have the senior pollinator as the mother.
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Kysays...
I haven't seen this talked about, so I'll share it here. If you have a trans male (a boy that can get pregnant), you can still be impregnated by an abduction. I'm guessing that the inverse is also true for trans girls.
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Playalotsays...
Nice! Thanks for the confirmation. I figured this was the case but haven't had any nooboos from alien abductions happen to my trans boys yet.
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Kirstensays...
If you have a hybrid sim and they have a baby with a human sim, does the hybrid-ness gradually get less and less through the generations?
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Playalotsays...
Yes, in a way although the alien abilities that get passed on can differ between siblings. Also you can get the much sought after sim who has 'normal' sim skin but alien abilities and features.
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Sonia The Simsays...
I can't stop thinking, can an alien become a vampire too
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Playalotsays...
An alien can be turned but then they lose their 'alien' abilities, although players have reported aliens that have both alien abilities and vampire skills! So I think this may be a little glitched.
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MEOW217says...
my sim got abducted, it says he has a daughter now but never appeared in the home, but the mother's face does not appear in the family tree and neither baby or mom shows up in relationship panel, how do I get this baby into my household?!Sad
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Playalotsays...
Sounds like a mod conflict of some sort! How did your controlled sim have a baby if he was never pregnant in-game? Very strange and I don't think that there is anyway to solve this either!
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Jessicasays...
Hey is it possible to turn a human sim you've created into an alien or not? And how do you if you can?
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Playalotsays...
No it's not possible.
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Georginasays...
I used a cheat found on the sims forum to change my human sim into an alien, it can be found by searching in google turn human sim into alien - it wouldn't let me post the link on here
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Gabsays...
you may want to add that the "erase memory" thing appears only after you've reached a certain level of friendship with a sim because I couldn't find it at first, but after talking with the sim more, it appeared.
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Cameronsays...
Someone may have already asked this question, but I know a sim & an alien will make a hybrid-sim & an alien with another alien will make a full alien but what happens if two hybrid-sims have a baby together?
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Playalotsays...
You just keep getting various types of hybrid aliens. Their hair options and facial features can be different as well as the alien 'skills' they can do etc. It can be quite interesting to see the different types of hybrids that you can get through the generations etc.
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kirasays...
I made an alien girl and whenever she experiences a "very" emotion, she glows that colour (e.g. glows pink when feeling Very Flirty, green when Very Happy, etc.) This happens when she's in her disguise/not in her disguise. I assume it's the same for males. Just an interesting alien feature you might want to add to the guide (or not) :P
Admin: I like to leave some features for players to discover for themselves. It's much easier for non-alien sims to discover aliens when they are in this glowing 'very emotions' state too.
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anonymoussays...
If you make a female sim pregnant then do *traits.equip_trait trait_OccultAlien_Current* it makes the baby alien then do *traits.remove_trait trait_OccultAlien_Current* and they will be normal again, this is easier than getting abducted but sometimes as you switch back it changes the sim slightly but you can fix that with *cas.fulleditmode* hope this helps SmileSmile
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thunderblotsays...
So I had this weird thing happened to my sim yesterday. He was abducted, got pregnant. Then he was abducted again after 2 sim days when he was still pregnant with the weird weight gain moodlet. Now after the second abduction, my sim gave birth to two alien babies 2 days apart. A boy and a girl. The weird changes to body moodlet stayed after the first delivery and two days later he was again in labour. So basically he got abducted and became pregnant when he was already pregnant. I thought that was not possible....

PS: I don't use any mods or cc. I have all the expansion packs till parenthood.
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Playalotsays...
Wow, firstly... lucky you! It certainly is a glitch though as sim should totally not be able to get pregnant when already pregnant! Darn, you are one lucky sims player!
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thunderblotsays...
I was surprised too. Firstly I had never seen pregnant Sims abducted at all. This was the first time this happened. Plus the double pregnancy. Maybe aliens have that ability.
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Playalotsays...
No, it's not an alien ability just a glitch but I'm still quite jelly about your luck! lol There used to be a game exploit where if you kept trying for a baby after the sim who can get pregnant showed the baby thought bubble and the vomiting into the hand animation, you get reliably get twins. This only happened though if you did not use the pregnancy test or actually have the in-game notification that the sim was pregnant. It was like the pregnancies would somehow 'stack'. But of course the babies were born one after the other as the sims would have tried for baby right after the other to beat the pregnancy notification.
This game exploit hasn't been working for a while but I'm now wondering if it is back and that this is what caused the double pregnancy.
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maddy123says...
Hi I was wondering if anyone new if the triplet cheat worked for male pregnancy's?HuhSmile
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Playalotsays...
All the cheats work for males and females alike if the sim is designed to be able to become pregnant in CAS or at a dresser.
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Bositarasays...
I don't really play alien sims,, why? cus there's no aspiration for them,,, That would be great if there are some like for vampires.. MAybe,, aspiration of colonise the earth (Having a big alien family) ,, Study the earth, Be friends with humans,
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thedeepbluemermaidsays...
Isnt there a way to fly around and destroy things??
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Playlotsays...
No. Nothing like that in the alien game play. Nothing like that in any game play of TS4 actually.
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Tikkisays...
Hi, I had a question. If I were to have a hybrid and an human give birth, does the child have a chance of being a full human, or do hybrids always give birth to more hybrids? I started a legacy with an alien and was wondering if the founder's genes would ever fade out.
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Playlotsays...
It would appear that any pregnancy involving a regular Sim and alien will result in a Hybrid
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Anasays...
My male sim had woohoos with a female alien and they had twins but I don’t know how to see or visit the babies... how do I access them to meet them?
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Playlotsays...
So...is the alien not in a house that your sim can visit? If they are homeless then you can visit the alien mother and children by placing them in a house via Manage Worlds. You'll find any homeless sims in the 'Other Households' tab.
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Francissays...
One of my sim tried to contact aliens via pc. After couple minutes, I saw 8 aliens coming onto my house, eating, drinking, playing games, watching tv etc. I lived with them for a day but they won't go. "Ask to Leave" thing just doesn't appears. How to send them away?
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Playlotsays...
The alien invasion is one of the events that have a chance of occurring when using the scientific PC to contact aliens. They'll leave when the timer expires. Just ignore them and stop interacting with them. The timer for this is hidden so you can't click to end the event. If they are really bugging you make a group with them and travel to another lot then disband the group and head home. If there are a lot of them you may need to do this twice but usually the remainders go on your sim returning to the lot.
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Ryliesays...
Does this work on console?
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Playlotsays...
Which part are you asking about in particular? We have a console section on the forum that might help you as I don't know what you are specifically asking about. Console Forum Board
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armysays...
why other sim, too much often find alien disguise just after some talk? there a way to keep the "secret" just for at last 1 complete conversation? if is so easy discover alien how you get the achievement for marry an alien disguised? thx
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Playlotsays...
When an alien has the glowing aura around them which occurs when they are in a 'Very' state of any emotion (i.e. Very Happy) then other sims will discover them just by talking to them. To keep your alien hidden then do not allow them to be in a 'Very' state of any emotion. Other sims will still discover them when they are not glowing but it is more difficult.
To get the acihevement of marrying an alien do not talk to one when you can see the glowing aura and do not woohoo until after married as woohooing will also lead to discovery.
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Lunasays...
I'm not entirely sure how, but my female sim randomly got abducted. I waited until she got back and all she did was complain to her adoptive daughter. Shortly after, she had an alien baby. The alien's be is now Kalia. And Kalia is getting along with her new family. I just don't know how or why my female sim got pregnant from an abduction.


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