Cowplants are one of those things that simmers understand, but a non-simmer looking in from the outside may think all of us simmers are insane for talking about them.

Do you have any idea how they would react if they discovered that these seemingly harmless tiny critters actually have the ability to cause harm to our sims?

Even stranger, cowplants make something called “cowplant essence,” which can be used to make your Sims live a lot longer.

If you want your Sims to have a long and fruitful life, it is essential to have a working knowledge of the cowplant death type and to steer clear of it whenever possible.

These critters are not quite as adorable as they appear to be.

How to Obtain a Cowplant Without Using Cheats?

There are two ways to get a cowplant on your lot: one involves using cheats, while the other does not involve cheats.

Before you can ever have the experience of a cowplant death, you will first need to get one on your lot. The first option is to acquire a cowplant berry and plant it yourself.

The second option is to acquire a cowplant berry without making any effort.

The Search for a Cowplant Berry

Your first option is to work hard to get a cowplant berry, since this is the traditional way to do it.

It is possible to obtain one of these plantable berries in a variety of different methods; but, each method comes with its own unique set of obstacles to overcome.

The first approach is to catch one while fishing, most likely at the pond that is located in Oasis Springs Park.

However, there is only a very slim possibility of doing so, and your sim will have to engage in a significant amount of fishing before they are really successful in catching one.

The next choice you have is to investigate the possibilities offered by space travel; nevertheless, there is only a remote potential that you will succeed in this endeavor.

Finally, one of the best ways to acquire a wide variety of unique objects is to travel the world in search of buried treasure.

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When you come across a patch of dirt on the ground that seems out of place, you should right-click on it and select the option to dig it up when prompted to do so.

There is one more possibility, and it includes gardening.

All of the aforementioned choices are ways to locate them, but doing so is going to be rather challenging.

You will need to graft a cowplant berry onto a snapdragon that has been crossed with a dragonfruit. Eventually, this will result in the production of a cowplant berry.

How to Plant a Cowplant?

As soon as one of your Sims has a cowplant berry in their collection, you will have the opportunity to select a location to keep it.

You have the choice of placing it on any available plot of land on your lot, or you can choose to use one of the enormous square planter boxes that are available in both the base game and The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack.

One thing that should be brought to your attention is the fact that cowplants are not like other simple plants in the game that can be planted by players with no special abilities required.

It is possible that your cowplant won’t germinate if you have a very low level of gardening skills.

If this happens, you won’t be able to plant it, and you may end up losing the cowplant berry.

Your cowplant will have a very humble beginning, but over time it will mature into the enormous monster that we have all come to adore.

a young cowplant that has just been planted and who will, at some point in the future, take part in a cowplant death

How to Get a Cowplant by Cheating?

You always have the option to use the purchase debug cheat to acquire a cowplant berry instead of going on a hunt for one or working toward grafting it yourself, but if you’re not in the mood to do either of those things, you can get a cowplant berry by using the cheat.

This is a trick that will allow us to gain access to a large number of in-game things that are not ordinarily available to us in the standard build-and-buy catalog.

Consider items such as forks that your Sims use while cooking, baby bottles that your Sims use when feeding their babies, and of course, a cowplant berry.

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Guide to Entering the Debug Mode

In debug mode, you will need to turn on cheat codes before you can find a cowplant.

This may be accomplished by visiting the cheat box and entering the following commands in order:

PC: control-shift-control-C

Mac: Command plus shift plus C

Console: All 4 Triggers

Then, after the cheat box has been opened, you will need to key in testingcheats true and push enter.

The game should then confirm that cheats have been activated for you at this point.

Then, in that same box, you will need to input the debug cheat by typing in bb.showhiddenobjects and then hitting the enter key.

After using this cheat, go to the “Construct and Buy” menu, find the “Search” button in the lower-left corner of the screen, type “cowplant” into the search bar, and then click “Search.”

It ought to provide you with the option of either a cowplant berry or a full cowplant that you are able to place on your lot and begin enjoying its company immediately after doing so.

A fully mature cowplant is situated in front of a house that is green on top and red brick on the bottom.

Death by Cowplant

Now let’s get down to the business at hand, which is, of course, the cowplant death type!

Once you have a cowplant that is completely developed, you will need to starve it until it has a piece of cake hanging out of its mouth.

This process typically takes around 12 hours in-game.

Once this has appeared, you will want to have one of your Sims eat it so that it can be consumed by the cowplant; however, it will not be consumed on the very first attempt.

They will be spewed back out, covered in disgusting green slime, and given a moodlet that describes their experience.

If a Sim has this moodlet and is devoured by a cowplant a second time, they will be completely consumed by the cowplant and will not be seen or heard from again.

After the grim reaper has appeared for you, their gravestone will show up next to the cowplant in the same location.

A Sim donning a black shirt and going to take a bite out of a piece of cake that is being offered by the cowplant.

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Cowplant Essence

When a cowplant eats a sim, it gives off a substance called “cowplant essence.”

This is one of the more interesting aspects of cowplants.

Whether or not the Sim passed away determines the type of essence that was collected.

If a Sim is able to survive being devoured by a cowplant, the essence that is extracted from them will reflect whatever mood they were in at the time.

For example, if a Sim was feeling flirtatious, the essence that is extracted from them will have that quality.

After consuming an emotional essence, a sim will receive a moodlet that will cause them to experience the corresponding mood.

If a Sim is successful in dying from the cowplant, then the cowplant will yield an essence of life that can be milked from the Sim.

When a Sim consumes the Essence of Life, their current life stage will be reset to the first day of that stage, and they will have significantly more time left to live as a result.

How to Keep Your Cowplant Alive?

Cowplants, similar to Sims, are not going to live forever, but, in contrast to Sims, they do not perish as a result of old age.

You can (in principle) have one cowplant for many generations so long as you make sure they are fed and cared for year after year.

Cowplants only die when they are neglected, thus this is the only way they can die.

At the very least, you should try to feed your cowplant once every twelve hours in order to prevent the cake from hanging from its mouth, which is a sign that the cowplant is hungry.

If you do not feed the cowplant within 12 hours of the cake forming, it will shrivel up and turn into an extremely sad cowplant skeleton.

Make sure you feed it.

Final Remarks

These are such funny animals, and, to be honest, who wouldn’t love having a cowplant named Little Simzee in their backyard?

Just remember to keep an eye out for the potentially fatal cowplants in the game and keep an eye on your Sims.

Happy Playing!


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