Stellaris add_pops Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

add_pops Command

Console command

This command creates the specified amount of population from species id on the selected celestial body. If you enter add_pops with specifying a species ID, the command will print all species IDs.

add_pops [Species ID] [Amount]


Species ID
The species ID of the species you want to add population to.
Population Amount
The amount of population you wish to add to the species.


Here are examples of how to use add_pops.

This command will display the IDs for all the species.
add_pops 3 100
The command will 100 population to the species with the ID 3.
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Quick Overview

The add_pops command in Stellaris is used to generate a specific amount of population (pops) from a particular species on a selected celestial body like a planet.

You need to specify the species ID to create the pops from this specific species.

If you enter this command without any species ID, the game will display the IDs for all the species.

In-Depth Description

The add_pops command in Stellaris is a console command that triggers the creation of a certain amount of population units, or pops, of a specified species ID on the celestial body you have currently selected in the game.

In Stellaris, populations (or 'pops') play a crucial role as they work on the various tiles or districts on your planets, and they generate the resources that are necessary for your space civilization to thrive and expand.

By using the add_pops command, you can rapidly increase the population of a specified species on a specific planet without having to wait for them to naturally grow.

To use this command, first, you'll need the species ID. Once you get the ID of the species you want, you can create the desired number of pops by entering the command again, followed by a space, then the number of pops you want to add, another space, and finally the relevant species ID. It should look something like this: add_pops 10 species_ID

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .

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