Stellaris grow_pops Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

grow_pops Command

Console command

This command adds the specified amount of growing population to the selected world. It requires at least one growth point.

grow_pops [Amount]


The amount of population you wish to add to the selected world.


Here are examples of how to use grow_pops.

grow_pops 10
This command will grow the population by 10.
grow_pops 500
This command will grow the population by 500.
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Quick Overview

The grow_pops command in Stellaris is used to increase the number of growing (developing) population units, or pops, on the selected planet in your empire.

You must specify the amount you want to increase by.

This can be helpful to speed up the development of a particular planet.

However, it needs at least one growth point to be executed successfully.

In-Depth Description

The grow_pops command in Stellaris is used to increase the number of growing population (pops) on the selected planet by a specific amount.

This command can only be executed on a planet where there is at least one population point.

The population, or pops, represents the inhabitants of your planetary bodies. They perform a variety of tasks within your empire such as farming, researching, leading, and fighting. In this way, they are essential parts of your empire's growth and development.

When you use the grow_pops command, the entered number of population is currently growing on the targeted planet. This allows you to artificially increase your planet's population to boost its output or fill job vacancies faster.

For example, if you enter the syntax grow_pops 10, this will add 10 growing populations on your selected planet, provided there's at least one growth point.

You should use this command when you need an immediate growth in population in your particular planet for various strategic reasons— it could be to increase the speed of resource production, to enhance the development of the planet's infrastructures or because you want to establish a stronger defense against potential enemies.

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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