Ever since The Sims 4 Cheats team introduced and disabled the PlantSim Challenge, many players have been left wondering how to become a PlantSim in the game without the challenge. In this tutorial I will go over the easiest ways to turn your Sims into PlantSims, along with all the information you need in order to care for your Sims in this state.

PlantSims do not have any special interactions or powers in the game, but you can always download the Revamped Plantsims Mod to enhance gameplay. Below is a list of ways to make your Sims become PlantSims in the game, along with how to reverse it as well.

The first way to become a PlantSim involves eating ice cream. If you own The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack, Sims can temporarily experience the cosmetic changes of a PlantSim. Sims who have at least a Level 8 in the Cooking Skill can create “Plant Matter” flavored ice using the ice cream machine that comes with the pack.

When they eat this type of ice cream, Sims will instantly receive the 4-hour “Green Life” moodlet, and cosmetic changes like green and leafy skin. Once the timer runs out on the special moodlet, the cosmetic changes will revert and Sims will look like themselves again.

This isn’t necessarily the same as becoming a regular PlantSim in the game, but it at least allows you to create very temporary PlantSim-like changes to a regular Sim.

Technically, without the PlantSim Challenge enabled in the game, the only real way to turn Sims into PlantSims is to cheat. However, there are two ways to do this. The first is simple and easy to do. Make sure cheats are enabled (testingcheats true), then shift + click a Sim and use the “Make Into PlantSim” option. This will immediately transform the Sim.

The second option is to use the buydebug cheat (bb.showhiddenobjects) and search for the “Forbidden Fruit of the PlantSim”. Eating this fruit will also instantly transform Sims. If you want the special tree that came with the PlantSim Challenge, search for the “Magic PlantSim Stump” and the “Magic Beans” in buydebug.