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Genies

Genies come with the Showtime Expansion Pack.

Genie locomotion. Saves a lot on shoes! And is actually faster than a normal Sim's walking/running, used when Sim is going somewhere not accessible by car.

They have a longer lifespan than normal Sims. In fact, twice as long - each lifestage is extended.

Abilities

Genie babies

Trying for a baby with a Genie has a 50% chance of producing offspring with genie powers. The children cannot grant wishes but have the same powers as a freed genie, according to Carl. My Sims' genie children did not have the powers but kept the dark blue skin. Apparently they do not necessarily have the blue skin, but may have a blend.

Unconfirmed

There is a glitch which will allow the wishes to be reset to three wishes again. With the lamp in a Sim's inventory, moving the household with Edit Town mode will cause the genie lamp to be reset to three wishes being available. However, the genie that comes out of the lamp will be a different genie. This also happens when Sims travel abroad or through time, though the genie lamp cannot be used while on vacation.

It should also be noted that if a Sim wished for happiness, their Eternal Joy moodlet will be removed when their household is moved, as all Sims in the household will be reset to having no moodlets - but the Sim will not be able to wish for happiness again.

An elixir is available at the alchemy station called Vial of Bottled Genie. It turns a sim into a genie, it says. Ingredients are firefly prantinus, firefly caeruleus, and firefly purpureus.

Wish Result
World Peace (World Misery if Sim is Evil)
  • Sim gains the Peaceful moodlet (+25) for 72 hours and the hidden trait "World Peace"
  • Evil Sims get the Miserable moodlet and the hidden trait "World Misery"
Resurrect Sim
  • Resurrects a dead Sim or Pet from an urn or tombstone on the lot.
More wishes
  • In most cases, gives Sim only one extra wish (5% chance of getting two extra wishes)
Love
  • Selected Sim instantly falls in love with Sim; Sim gets the "Enchanted Love" moodlet (+10) for 24 hours
Long life
  • Gives a genetic hidden trait that doubles ALL life stage.
Large family
  • Sim gains the neutral moodlet "Feeling Fertile", which lasts until he or she tries for a baby
  • The attempt will automatically result in triplets
Happiness
  • Sim gains the "Eternal Joy" moodlet (+25), which is permanent
Fortune
  • Adds §100,000 to household funds
Beauty
  • Gives Sim a better chance to execute Romantic Interactions successfully

Free the Genie

A high relationship with the genie is needed to release them. A Sim who wishes to free the genie must complete 3 different opportunities:

Put the lamp in the fridge to "freeze the lamp".
Put it in the oven to "heat the lamp".
Go explore the catacombs at the graveyard with the lamp.

Summon the genie one more time, and he or she will be released from the lamp forever. The genie will join the Sim's household as a controllable Sim. Freed from the lamp, no longer be able to grant wishes to Sims.

The Dusty Old Lamp is not available through the buydebug cheat.

Genies cannot become vampires, nor can vampires drink from them as they have no plasma.

Exploit

When the genie returns to the lamp, items from the genie's inventory are placed in the inventory of the Sim owning the lamp. Players can start a jam session and asking the genie to join, thus creating a drumset or a bass in the genie's inventory, which will be transferred to the Sim holding the lamp once the genie returns to it.

BUG

There is a glitch with genies. They will lose their hidden trait and abilities if they move to another city, though they will still retain their blue skin and signature outfit.