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The Sims 3 Generations Chemistry Set

Potion List, Making Potions, Prices and Effects

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Performing Chemistry in The Sims 3 Generations

The Sims 3 Generations expansion brings the Chemistry Table back to the game. Sims are able to brew ten different types of potion through the logic skill. Each potion has distinct effects, and will bring something to the gameplay through the various ways they can be used - for positive effects, or pranks. Potions do not require ingredients, but cost money to create. Making all ten potion types will result in the Master Chemist Logic Skill Challenge, which gives a discount on all future potions (25%). Thankfully, you'll one of each free as your Sim learns the new types.

To get started, simply buy the Chemistry Table from the Study tab's Hobbies and Skills category. Your Sim will gain logic as they go - this means that Sims can gain to level 10 without doing other logic activities. In fact, that effort will result in you unlocking the tenth potion on about the tenth level. But, if you want those Logic skill challenges you'll want to branch out to chess and stargazing.

Your Sim can fail while making potions, but there's no serious consequence. Just get cleaned up and they can get right back at it. My Sim gained levels quickly with the Genius trait to the point that this only happened a few times while I was leveling the skill.

Here is a list of all Potions' prices. Further down, you can see the effects each will bestow or inflict upon your Sims. Special thanks to Naga of our forum for submitting this pic and providing other helpful information before I even got my hands on this expansion.

List of Potions from Chemistry in The Sims 3 Generations

Potion List

Chemist Clothes in GenerationsStink Juice - Gives a Sim the Smelly moodlet by trashing Hygiene

Liquid Horror - Makes a Sim horrified, lowering mood -35 for 8 hours, a very powerful negative! Have your prankster use this on their worst enemies.

Mood Enhancer - Gives a +10 for 4 hours Brightened Day moodlet. Not a bad little boost for the cheap cost of 5 Simoleons.

Radical Reparum - Gives a Sim awesome handiness skills, for a brief time (1 Sim Hour). Should guarantee a repair or upgrade, but doesn't unlock upgrade options. This also increases the speed the upgrade will be done, making the task of improving everything in the house much, much easier.

Bladder Flow - Relieves the bladder need by drinking - because the Sim will need to pee on the spot! The ultimate humiliation tactic -- now that's a moment to remember.

Sleeping Elixir - Gives you a full night's rest in a quarter of the usual time. A very amazing time saver. This one will make Chemistry worth all the effort even if you don't like many of the other potion types.

Ghost Potion - Turns a Sim into a ghost (like dying of old age) for a few hours. Making Sims Woohoo in this state can make the mother pregnant with a ghost baby! If a Sim uses this potion just before the reaper comes to claim them for a death via old age, they will instead revert from ghost to Sim form, resetting the Elder age and causing nearby Sims to mourn for no reason. (Thanks Shadow Prince!)

Drinking a Potion in GenerationsImaginary Friend Metamorphium - Will make an imaginary friend real. The alternative to this is to complete a special opportunity.

Ninja Vanish - Teleports a Sim home instantly - can only be used off the home lot. You don't drink this, you throw it -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles style -- "Ninja Vanish!!"

Young Again - More powerful than the ever-popular Ambrosia. Will reset anyone over Young Adult age back to day 1 Young Adult, even Elders. Doesn't work on children. However, Age Freeze (a Lifetime Reward) may.

Comments (27)

Simsluver says...
Thanks for the guide! It took about three days of creating and logic building to get it but totally worth it!
26th January 2014 12:46pm
Adds says...
Lvl 10 logic and spent around 24 sim hours on discover potion with no results. Any idea how long it should take to discover a potion?
19th November 2013 9:04am
Melany says...
Thank you! A very helpful guide :)
4th November 2012 2:30pm
sabrina says...
You have to be a level 8 to make the imaginary friend potion.
17th November 2013 9:04pm
Isabel Riley says...
You have to be level 8 to use the imaginary friend metamorphism
9th November 2013 3:26pm
priya says...
I have sims3 supernatural on my blackberry as well, can someone tell me how to use/drink a potion after you have brewed it? There is no option anywhere that I can find? The potions how up in my inventory but I can't use them?
27th September 2013 2:03pm
Dragon says...
Hi! Just want to share my problem. My potion list is gone. My sim was in china, then I installed new expansion pack, sims 3 pets. And I was just looking around at my sim skill journal, and all the potions list just gone. I made 2 sleeping elixirs just before I went to china. When I return no option "make potions..." only discover potions. Please help. I had about 8 potions in my list, and voila, they're gone

29th June 2014 2:03am
abby says...
I have sims 3 supernatural on my blackberry and I really want my fary to get pregnant but how my person is married to a farie and they have whoohooed a lot and she still aint pregnant (need help!)
2nd May 2013 5:56pm
Lala says...
Well, if it's on a mobile it might be a different version, so this might not work. Here goes:

1) Use "try for baby". try for baby is 95% chance of pregnancy, and regular "woohoo" is 5%.
2) Buy a crib, tab on the crib, and select "add baby". That's how it works on the iPhone, so I don't know why it wouldn't if it's the same version.

18th May 2013 3:02pm
switchfootfan10 says...
Thanks you! this helped a lot! but what leval of logic do u need to be on to make an imgany friend real?
11th March 2013 4:02pm
Lozzy says...
I am guessing you must be on level 9, because there are ten potions and ten levels, and the Imaginary Friend Metamorpheum potion is the ninth.
23rd March 2013 6:52pm
Ava says...
No, that isn't true. My child sim is a level ten, but yet only made about four or five potions. I'm still trying to get the imaginary friend potion.
30th March 2013 7:51pm
Kisa says...
you only need level 8, iv already done it! its so cool too... i actually made my teen sim skip school for a whole week to discover it for her sister's imaginary friend.. she better b thankful, her sis failed school cuz of it
9th November 2013 11:45pm
Tiffany says...
the first time i tried the chemistry table, my sim failed. i made her take a shower and BAM! she was fine. I use the familyfunds cheat, so money isnt a problem. The young again thing was great, i tried it on my adult parents, then did age freeze on everyone, who had turned into young adults by then.
22nd February 2013 10:58am
Michael says...
There's also the stink juice potion
10th March 2013 3:01pm
Simmersive says...
Your child can't catch fire from the chemistry set alone. I'm almost 100% sure about this because I've raised many families with sciency kids and use them to farm sleeping elixirs (the best potion ever.) If you fail to discover a potion, you can get the singed status effect, but you don't actually catch fire. However, if you do anything with fire while singed your likelihood of catching fire is enormously increased. The chemistry set is unusable while singed though, so I don't see how you could kill yourself.
23rd January 2013 4:39am
Kacey says...
I don't understand what exactly is Mid-Life Crises. Does that mean you are kinda like a suicide person? Or depressed?
21st January 2013 12:12am
Symbolizer21 says...
the whole mid life thing is something that people get in their 40's or 50's, kinda just feel the youth slipping awaya nd makes u do crazy things to "feel young again" wishes witht he red background cannot be unpromised once you promisse them and if it takes too long to fulfill it it will cause a negative mood, you can shorten the time you hve to deal with all this by going to the hospitol for therapy.
19th February 2013 11:17am
Jessie says...
It means they are wanting to do different things and are maybe changing their minds about their career,family, etc. They will have different wants then other sims.
29th November 2013 2:48pm
paradise05 says...
My child sim did die as a result of catching on fire from the chemistry beware, it can be fatal!! i didn't even know children could die, i thought they were immune to death until they were at least young adults!!
7th December 2012 8:10am
Haley says...
The exact thing happened to me except for the scrap bench. I have a pile of ashes on the floor. I also have a question:

My child died and left a pile of ashes. I do not have a graveyard at town, so I don't know how to summon his ghost back to resurrect him. How can I collect the ashes, and how do I summon him back if I can't collect them?
The ashes aren't the part you need. You need to find the tombstone to ressurect the child back.
16th July 2013 3:19am
Bianca says...
Or if you have Supernatural you can get your cooking skill to a level 10 then you can go to the bookstore and purchase the ambrosia recipe the read it next you can serve ambrosia to bring the child back to life
14th December 2013 8:36am
Vicky says...
you dont need any expansion pack for ambrosia to work
22nd December 2013 8:41am
SkyScoreMLP says...
Yeah you do you need an exspansion pack to have ghosts DUH.
4th February 2014 4:13pm
Tori says...
You don't need any expansions for ghosts, just supernatural makes them avaliable in cas
7th February 2014 12:31pm
Carl says...
Tori's right, Ghosts were the original Occult type of Sim, with others added in the Expansion. Supernatural does let you pick what type of Sim you want to create, and allows you to make Ghosts.
7th February 2014 4:40pm
ShinigamiGurl says...
My question is how to get sims not in your household to use them? I have a lover whom I don't want to add to the family but he's hitting elder and I can't stop it unless I invite him to move in then use the potion and then move him back out again...which would throw off the story line.
9th August 2014 4:49am
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