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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.

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sabrina says...
You have to be a level 8 to make the imaginary friend potion.
17th November 2013 9:04pm
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
Isabel Riley says...
You have to be level 8 to use the imaginary friend metamorphism
9th November 2013 3:26pm
Jamie says...
I'm probably way too late in saying this, but I did some recent testing of chemistry and found that the Sleeping Elixir has the additional benefit of making anyone a Heavy Sleeper for the duration; Kind of makes the trait pointless if you have access to this.
4th October 2015 5:36pm
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
Jean Ray says...
this is probably a bit late but you could turn the potion into a mystrious drink and then make your sim give it to him
10th October 2017 6:22am
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
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
Genetics says...
I have a sim who has mastered the logic skill and I still don't have the last four potions! She cant make them either, what am I doing wrong?
15th May 2018 5:17pm
Playalot says...
Try resetting your sim and logging out and back into your game and see if that makes a difference.
15th May 2018 7:37pm
Stan Steele says...
My boy genius, Animal, mastered chemistry and logic. I don't know if the genius trait improved my chances of discovering new potions, but; he did nothing but go to school and play with his chemistry set until he got the job done.
1st February 2019 11:46am
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