A guide to Plantsims in The Sims 4

Alexandra

Welcome to our guide on Plantsims in The Sims 4!

Plantsims have been around since The Sims: Makin’ Magic! That’s a total of 17 years! Ever since they appear in every single Sims game. However, few are the players that actually know about them. So today, we’ll talk about everything there is to know about Plantsims on the Sims 4.

What is a Plantsim?

Plantsims are in a different life state than normal sims. They need water and sunlight instead of food. They can also talk to plants to fill their social need.

We learned the story behind them on The Sims 2. If your sim used a lot of pesticides, they would eventually turn into a Plantsim. It also looks like there are communities of Plantsims living in the wild. The information comes from the Greenmans’ family album. Plantsims don’t seem to have any lore behind them on The Sims 4. They first appeared as a part of the PlantSim Challenge.

How can I turn my sims into Plantsims on The Sims 4?

There are two ways to turn your sim into a Plantsim without using cheats. However, you will need The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack for the first one to work.

Eat Plant Matter Ice Cream

On The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack, sims that are level 8 and above on their cooking skill get a new recipe. Using the ice cream machine that comes with the pack, they can create Plant Matter flavoured ice cream!

Once a sim eats this ice cream, they will turn into a Plantsim! But, it won’t last forever, as it is a 4-hour moodlet.

Collect the Magic Beans

This method is a little bit harder, but it will turn your sims into Plantsims for 5 full days! If you have “Seasons” installed, you can buy seeds from your sim’s PC once they reach level 10 in Gardening.

When you buy a rare seed pack, there’s a chance that this bag will contain magic beans. If you place all 6 of them in the “Magic PlantSim Stump” and water them daily, they will open a portal. And if you send your sims through that portal, they will come back with the “Fruit of the Plantsim”

From there on, you can either make your sim eat the fruit and turn into a Plantsim, or make them plant it.

The cheating way

If you don’t have these expansions, you also have the option to use cheats. Follow these steps to get the Fruit!

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + C
  2. Type testingcheats true and hit Enter
  3. Click on your sim while holding down Shift
  4. Click “Make into PlantSim”

How can I turn my Plantsims back to normal on Sims 4?

There’s two ways to approach this. You can either wait untill your sims turn back to normal after 4 hours, or 5 days depending on your method.

If you want to cheat, enter testingcheats true and then type “sims.remove_all_buffs cheat”. Your sim will then turn back to normal!

Check out this wiki page on Plantsims to learn more about them.

Looking for some cheats? Then check out our guide to toddler cheats for the Sims 4!