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Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey How to Make Babies – How to Mate

Pick a mate, groom them, and then make babies.

by William Schwartz


Making babies in Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey is one of the most important things that you have to do in the game.  Since the game’s progression is tied to moving forward in generations, it’s important that you make plenty of babies.  To make a baby in Ancestors you actually need to do a few different things.

You need to bond and form a couple with a primate of the opposite sex.  They also have to be fertile when you mate.  You don’t have to mate when fertile with your partner, but we’ve only seen the pregnancy occur when the partner is fertile.


First things first, you’re going to need to do some bonding with a primate of the opposite sex & not in your family.  Find a suitable mate (preferably a fertile one) and then begin the grooming process.  This can be done by walking up to this primate that you’ve chosen to be your mate and then holding the B button on the controller to get into the grooming mini-game.  This requires you to release the button at the appropriate time so you’ll want to hold the B button again and do a little bit of trial and error on the release.  You will get a negative feedback from this potential mate if the timings aren’t right.  When they are correct you see a meter go up.  Once that meter is maxed out (about four successful groomings) you will be coupled.


At any time you are sleeping or laying down on a bed, you can then call them to mate.  You can do this by laying on a bed and then pressing the A button to lie down on the bed.  You can then press the B button to call your mate. Once they arrive at the bed you will then press the B button again to mate.  Assuming your mate was fertile, after you have mated you will see that there has been a new pregnancy.  At that point you will then see the option to “Give Birth”.  Follow the prompts to deliver the baby.

Select this and at that point you will see process of the new baby gorilla being welcomed to the world and the game will advance 15 months.  As soon as you have children you can take them out with you into the world. Doing so will earn you Neuronal Energy which is used for evolution.

- This article was updated on:August 27th, 2019

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