Stellaris populate Console Command

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populate Command


This command fills all housing the selected population with population.

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Quick Overview

The populate command in Stellaris is used to automatically fill all existing housing on a selected planet with population units, or pops.

This command instantly generates the required number of pops to occupy all vacant housing units, bypassing the usual population growth mechanic.

These pops can then work to generate resources and contribute to the economy.

In-Depth Description

The Stellaris populate command is an important console command in the game, specifically in scenarios where you need to accelerate the population growth on a particular planet quickly.

What it does is it fills up every available housing unit on the selected planet with population units or pops. Essentially, every empty house in the selected planet will instantly get a population unit to occupy it.

This command can be very helpful in various gaming scenarios. If you've just colonized a new planet and want to expedite its development, using this command would immediately fill all the housing and remove the need for gradual population growth.

It can also come in great use when you're trying to increase a planet's productivity or output given that the number of active pops on a planet directly correlates to how much output (i.e., in minerals, energy credits, etc.) the planet produces.

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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