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The Sims 4: All About the PlantSim Challenge


Starting April 13th until May 4th, you get to collect special magic beans, grow a tree and become a PlantSim in The Sims 4!

This will pop up the first time you open your game after updating to the latest version:

The first thing you’ll notice when loading your household is the seasonal challenge user interface in the top left corner:

NOTE: If you’re not really interested in this challenge you can disable this part of the interface by going to Menu > Game Options > Gameplay and selecting the Hide Challenge UI option.

Just like with every challenge, this one involves Jasmine Holiday. However, unlike with other challenges, you don’t depend on her unless you forget all the rules to this rather simple challenge. You can give her a call and ask more information about the PlantSim Challenge:

The rule to this challenge is to collect all 6 magic beans that you find from townies around neighborhoods. The magic bean you receive from a townie will depend on their current emotional state.

In case the PlantSim you ask for a magic bean doesn’t fit the angry, playful, sad, uncomfortable, flirty or confident emotion, the PlantSim won’t have any magic beans to offer. You can fix that by talking to them and getting them into one of these emotional states.

Once you get your first magic bean you’ll also get the magic PlantSim stump!

As you collect magic beans you can just drag them onto the stump. Here are all the magic beans that you can collect:

After you’ve collected all the magic beans and placed them on the stump, you’ll get an option to water it. After performing this interaction the stump will turn into a huge magical tree within seconds!

The tree has a portal that you can access. After exploring the tree for about 1 sim hour your sim will come back with the Forbidden Fruit of the PlantSim. If you want to access the portal again you’ll need to come back the next day at 10am!

You become a PlantSim instantly by eating the forbidden fruit that’s in your inventory.

As a PlantSim you get to take care of 2 special Needs: Water and Hunger (which is basically photosynthesis).


While staying in the sunlight, the water need will decay much faster. PlantSims who keep both needs satisfied will be happy and energized.

Being a PlantSim is only a temporary thing. Plantsimism will affect your Sim as long as the following buff is present – which is for 5 days. After your Sim turns back to normal you can explore the mystical portal tree again and claim the forbidden PlantSim fruit.

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