Virtual Villagers Origins 2 Guide

All about villager babies

Villagers can produce children once they are fully adult (age 18 & up).  Once a female villager reaches the age of 50, she will no longer be able to have babies.  Male villagers do not have an age restriction on their ability to have children.  This article will answer the most frequently asked questions about babies and children in Virtual Villagers Origins 2.

How do I make new villagers?

Drag an adult male villager onto an adult female villager or vice versa and wait for them to go to the Love Shack to try. Remember that villagers have personalities just like we do, so they may not be interested in each other on the first few tries.  Keep trying and good luck! 🙂

Why is my female villager not pregnant after trying for a baby?

Just as in real life, villagers will not always become pregnant. You may need to send your villagers to the Love Shack a few times before they welcome a new life into the village. Don’t give up!

Why do my villagers never try to have a baby on their own?

If you’d like your villagers to become parents, you will need to select “Auto-Breeding” for at least one adult of each gender in the Villager Details menu. If nobody visits the Love Shack for a while, make sure that at least one villager of each gender is selected as your auto-parent. Also bear in mind that, as in real life, the health and food supply of your village will affect villagers’ ability to bear children.

How long does it take for my villager to stop nursing the baby?

It will take 4 real time hours for the baby to be able to walk around on their own. You do not have to keep the game open during this time; however, if you pause the game, the nursing timer will not count down and it will take longer for the baby to be “born”.

Tech Points, Technology Upgrades & Totems

Tech points are used to purchase Technology upgrades, and can only be lost if you reset your game.

How do I earn Tech Points?

Tech Points can be earned by having Scientists research at the Research Table.  The more experienced your Scientist is, the more tech points they will earn.  They can also be found in certain events around the Island, watching ads, and in Random Events.  You can earn them faster by upgrading the Research Technology and also by purchasing one or more of the Science Totem.  You can also purchase Tech Points using Lavastones.

What do Technology Upgrades do?  Do I need them?

Technology Upgrades allow you to progress in the game by unlocking more advanced levels of each of the technologies.  For example, the rate you can earn Tech Points is boosted by upgrading Research and with each Medicine upgrade your villagers will live longer, healthier lives.

What are Totems?  Do I have to buy them?

Totems are, essentially, permanent power-ups that you buy with Lavastones that do something specific for your village.  For example, the Totem of Learning will increase your villagers’ rate of learning their skills which in turn, of course, makes them more successful as they perform those skills.

Totems can “stack”, which means the more you have of that Totem, the power of that Totem increases. Using the example above, if you purchased (stacked) 3 Learning Totems, the rate at which your villagers’ learned their skills would be much faster than they were originally.

Most Totems can be stacked 3 times, however, Population Totems can only stack twice. Totems can, however, be lost if you reset your game.


Villagers are the little people who have made the lovely Isola their home, and it’s up to you to make sure they stay healthy, advance their culture, and have lots of babies to live for many generations to come!

Why do I have to start the game with 2 adults (one of each gender)?

Only adult villagers can perform certain tasks in the game, and are needed in order to do any of the skills.  The game has you start with two fully grown adults (18+) so that you can have babies as soon as you start!

How many villagers can I have in my village?

When you first start out, you can have 20 villagers in your village.  However, as you repair buildings and discover certain things, that number will increase.  There is a maximum number of villagers you can have in your village once you’ve done everything.  Can you find out what it is?

What are necklaces?  How can I get my villager to wear one?

Necklaces are semi-permanent power-ups that are purchased with Lavastones.  Once your villager is wearing one, it will stay until you spin the wheel for another one, or they pass away.  You cannot remove any necklace from a villager to put on another villager.  They can be replaced by spinning the wheel again.

Where is this necklace wheel?

Tap a villager, then tap their portrait in the lower right hand side.  On the Villager Details screen, look below the portrait to see a large gray necklace.  In the middle, it will say “Tap to add Lavastone”.  A wheel will appear, and for 3 Lavastones, you’ll be able to spin the wheel to get a Necklace center, which will be placed on that villager!  If you don’t like the result, you can spin again, just remember that it will cost more Lavastones!

Can kids work? Can they do the same thing that adults do?

Yes and no, but sort of!  Here’s a better explanation:  Kids aged 2-13 can do specific little-kid only jobs in the village.  Mainly, picking up mushrooms… but legend has it they are useful for a few other things! I wonder what that is??

Big kids aged 14-17 can immediately start practicing a skill. Some kids are born with a small amount of a specific skill.  You can choose to let big kids practice that skill or choose another! This, of course, does not include the breeding selection.

Oh no! My villager passed away!  What happened?

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end.  Villagers, just like in real life, get older and pass away at the end of their lives. Young and old villagers can also get sick, and will pass away if the illness isn’t treated. Don’t fret, their children will keep their legacy alive!

Initially, with no Medicine Technology, your villagers won’t live very long, but as you purchase more levels of Medicine, your villagers will live longer and longer.  There are rumors that there could be a helpful totem for this as well.

Will my progress disappear when my villagers die?

Nope!  If just one or a few pass away, your other villagers will carry their skeletons to the Mausoleum where they will be entombed.  You will be able to see those villagers in the Mausoleum.

If your entire village passes away from neglect or anything else, you can pay lavastones to restore the village, or you can pick 5 new villagers to start fresh!  Keep in mind that all of your progress (tech points, totems, lavastones, puzzles, repaired buildings, etc) will stay in the village for the new villagers to use.

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