‘Stellaris’ Cheats: Stellaris Console Commands To Make You Invincible & More

Eddy Robert
7 Min Read

Stellaris is undoubtedly one of the best 4X grand strategy video game developed and published by Paradox Interactive. This video game is basically revolves around space  exploration, managing an empire, diplomacy, and space warfare with other spacefaring civilizations. You can make it more interesting or engaging by using Stellaris console commands or Stellaris cheats.

There are people who have already discovered plenty of Stellaris console commands that can turn the entire game into your favour. However, there are still console commands and cheats for Stellaris that can come often come handy while playing the video game.

The list of Stellaris Console Commands or cheats we have mentioned below is surely not going to be liked by all. But, if you are one of those who are trying hard to keep your head above water, the ability to instantly finish your research projects and/or buildings, the following list will surely be handful.

Stellaris Console Commands – How to open Console?

If you are new to Stellaris, you must know how open the console commands in Stellaris. What all you have to do is to press the Tilde (~) key on your keyboard . Just remember that console commands do not work in Ironman games and you only need to use lowercase letters when entering new commands.


Press “º” or “`” to the left of the key “1” in the keyboard. If it doesn’t work try Shift+2, Shift + Alt + C, or ALT+2+1

All Stellaris cheats we have discovered as of 2020:

Cash [Desired Amount Here]

  • Adds minerals.
  • Example: cash 8000

[Resource] [Desired Amount Here]

  • Instantly receive the desired amount of a given research material
  • Example: physics 1000


  • Makes your fleet invincible


  • Instantly researches all technology


  • Enable/Disable AI


  • Survey every planet and star system on the map

Influence [Desired Amount Here]

  • Adds influence
  • Example: influence 8000


  • Forces all AI to accept any demands from your society.


  • Immediately finish construction on all incomplete buildings


  • Immediately finish construction on all current research projects

Play [Insert Faction ID]

  • Play as a different faction. Typically used to play as Fallen empires
  • Fallen empires IDs begin 1 digit higher than empire total for current game
  • E.g. – If there were 20 empires at the start of the game, Fallen empires will start at 21
  • Example: play 21

Add_Trait_Species [Species] [Trait Key]

  • Add a new trait to a species
  • Example: add_trait_species human trait_thrifty


  • Remove a trait from a specis
  • Example: remove_trait_species human trait_thrifty

Planet_Class [Class ID]

  • Change the class of the currently selected planet
  • Example: planet_class pc_arctic

Planet_Happiness [Desired Amount Here]

  • Increase the happiness of the currently selected planet by the desired amount
  • Example: planet_happiness 50

Planet_Size [Desired Amount Here]

  • Adjust the visual and tile size (to a maximum of 25) of the currently selected planet
  • Example: planet_size 25

Damage [Desired Amount Here]

  • Instantly damage the currently selected ship
  • Example: damage 100


  • Trigger the next presidential election

Fast_Forward [Desired Amount Here]

  • Instantly advance the calendar by the specified number of days
  • Example: fast_forward 50


  • Enable/Disable unlimited FTL


  • Enable/Disable instant construction of buildings, ships and upgrades


  • Enable/Disable instant colonization


  • Enable/Disable instant teleportation of ships


  • Switch to observer mode


  • Adds Pops to all empty tiles on the currently selected planet

Stellaris Console Commands – Testing Commands

  • 3D stats (Toggles) – 3dstats
  • Achievement status (print) – achievement_status
  • Ethic to a pop (add) – add_ethic_pop x y: Where x is the pop id and y the ethic key
  • Game in year 2400 -advanced_galaxy
  • Ai anomalies (Toggles) – ai_anomalies
  • Alien FX (Toggles) – alienfx
  • Ambient object (spawn) – ambient_object x: where x is the object type
  • Attack all fleets – attackallfleets
  • AI aggression to 10 – berserk_ai
  • Map Borders – borders
  • Casus Belli – casusbelli x y: where x is the casus belli key id and y the id of the target empire
  • Clear flag – clearflag x y z: where x is the type, x the flag and z the target id
  • Communications with an empire (Toggles) – communications x: where x is the target country id
  • Contact with all the empires (Toggles) – contact
  • Ship Damage – damage x: Where x is the amount of damage, but you have to select the ship first
  • Start a democratic ruler election – democratic_election
  • Start a ruler election – election
  • Show errors – error
  • Remove megastructure -effect remove_megastructure: but you have to select the megastructure first
  • Advance time – fast_forward x: where x is number of days to advance
  • Kill country, leader, population or ruler – kill_country, kill_leader (ID), kill_pop (ID, kill_ruler
  • Switch Language – switchlanguage

More Stellaris Cheats

  • Traditions (activate all) – activate_all_traditions
  • Tradition (activate) – activate_tradition X: Where X is the id of the Tradition
  • Ascension Perk (activate) – activate_ascension_perk X: Where X is the name of the ascension perk
  • AI (Toggle on or off) – ai:
  • Planet Ownership (take) – branchoffice:
  • Colonize a planet – colonize X: Where X is the ID
  • Megastructure (create) – create_megastructure X: Where X is the ID of the megastructure
  • Fleet (create) – create_navy X: Where X is the % of naval capacity
  • Refuse Player proposals (always) – debug_nomen:
  • Agree Player proposals (always) – debug_yesmen:
  • Ethics (Shift) – effect shift_ethic = X: Where X is the ID of the Ethic
  • Researchs (finish all) – finish_research:
  • Special Projects (finish all) – finish_special_projects:
  • Terraforming processes (finish all) – finish_terraform
  • Force Integrate – force_integrate X: Where X is country id you want to integrate to your empire
  • Free Government (Toggles) – free_government
  • Free Policies (Toggles) – free_policies
  • Instant build – instant_build: But also applies to enemy AI
  • Intel (galaxy info) – intel
  • Invincible (ship) –invincible
  • Observer mode – observe
  • Fleet, Starbase or Planet Ownership (take control) – own
  • Fills all housing on a selected planet – populate
  • Planet Class (change) – planet_class X: Where X is the planet class name or id
  • Planet Size (change) – planet_size X: Where X is the new planet size
  • Technology or Tech Research (all) – research_all_technologies
  • Technology or Tech Research (one) – research_technology X: Where X is the Tech ID
  • Surveys all planets – survey: But requires 1 science ship
  • Edicts (unlock all) – unlock_edicts