Stellaris colonize Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

colonize Command

Console command

This command will colonize the planet you currently have selected with the population of the specified ID.

colonize [Population ID]


Population ID
The ID of the population you wish to colonize your selected planet with.


Here are examples of how to use colonize.

colonize 12
The above command would populate the planet you currently have selected in the game with the population that has an ID of 12.
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Quick Overview

The colonize command in Stellaris starts the process of establishing a colony on a targeted celestial body, such as a planet or moon, using a copy of a population unit (pop) identified by a specific ID.

However, this process will not progress if the celestial body is uncolonizable due to certain game limitations like environmental conditions or size of the celestial body.

In-Depth Description

The colonize command in Stellaris is used to start the colonization process on a specific celestial body.

It works by creating a copy of the population ID you provide and subsequently starting the colonization process with that population ID.

For example, if you want to colonize a specific planet using population ID 5, you would input the command as colonize 5.

It's important to note that this command will only work on colonizable celestial bodies. If the selected celestial body cannot be colonized, the game won't make any colonization progress, and your command will not have any effect.

This command can be especially helpful in times when you wish to expand your empire rapidly, without having to manually instruct your population to colonize new planets. It saves time and can make managing your space empire a lot easier.

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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