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Every [[Worlds#Habitable worlds|habitable planet]] has the potential of developing different kinds of intelligent beings that may, naturally or [[Pre-FTL species|not]], develop technologically. Sometimes, such beings reach a crucial point in their development that allows them access to [[FTL]] technology and, as a consequence, the ability to become full-fledged interstellar empires.
 
Every [[Worlds#Habitable worlds|habitable planet]] has the potential of developing different kinds of intelligent beings that may, naturally or [[Pre-FTL species|not]], develop technologically. Sometimes, such beings reach a crucial point in their development that allows them access to [[FTL]] technology and, as a consequence, the ability to become full-fledged interstellar empires.
  
A species may or may not equate with an [[empire]]. At first every empire will be made up entirely of its original species but eventually, it may include other species through conquest, migration pacts or accepting refugees.
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A species may or may not equate with an [[empire]]. At first, every empire will be made up entirely of its original species but eventually, it may include other species through conquest, migration pacts, enlightening pre-FTL cultures, or accepting refugees.
  
Note: A higher resolution image is available by clicking on the portraits.
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The portrait of a species can be changed at will through pop modification if the {{iconify|Genetic Resequencing|24px}} technology is researched, although the species class cannot be changed.
  
 
== Species identity ==
 
== Species identity ==
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At galaxy generation species are divided into species phenotype groups, parent species and sub-species.
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At galaxy generation species are divided into species class groups, parent species and sub-species.
  
Species phenotype groups are composed of species with similar observable characteristics, including its morphology or physical form and structure, its developmental processes and its biochemical and physiological properties.
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There are 10 different species classes, representing species with similar observable characteristics, including its morphology or physical form and structure, its developmental processes and its biochemical and physiological properties.
 
 
There are, at the moment, 8 different species groups. In Stellaris, species phenotype group focus only on external characteristics and does not get into more biological details.
 
  
 
A parent species is the first spawned species of its kind (a ''kind'' is defined by its species portrait and name). A sub-species is created when a pop modification template is applied to a parent species or another sub-species and is considered to be the same species for the purposes of xenophobia, xenophilia and species rights.
 
A parent species is the first spawned species of its kind (a ''kind'' is defined by its species portrait and name). A sub-species is created when a pop modification template is applied to a parent species or another sub-species and is considered to be the same species for the purposes of xenophobia, xenophilia and species rights.
  
Species within the same phenotype group will be less affected by xenophobia and xenophilia, with the effect increasing if they share the same portrait.
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Species within the same class group will be less affected by xenophobia and xenophilia, with the effect increasing if they share the same portrait. If two species are created during galaxy generation with the same portrait and name they will be considered the same species.
  
== List of species phenotype groups ==
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== List of species classes ==
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A number of species are pre-defined, including the Humans of the Sol system. Each race will belong to one of the eight phenotype groups: Arthropoid (insect-like), Avian (bird-like), Fungoid (fungus-like), Humanoid, Mammalian, Molluscoid (invertebrates), Reptilian, and Plantoid (part of the [[Downloadable content#Additional packs|Plantoids Species Pack]] DLC).
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Several species are pre-defined, including the Humans of the Sol system. Each species portrait available to start a new empire will belong to one of the following classes: Arthropod (insect-like), Avian (bird-like), Fungoid (fungus-like), Humanoid (human-like), Mammalian (mammal-like), Molluscoid (invertebrates), Reptilian, Plantoid (part of the [[Downloadable content#Additional packs|Plantoids Species Pack]] DLC), Lithoid (part of the [[Downloadable content#Additional packs|Lithoids Species Pack]] DLC) and Machine (part of the [[Synthetic Dawn]] DLC).
  
 
Each species have [[traits]] and [[ethics]] that can be selected, as well as homeworld preference. Traits and ethics are independent of the species or portrait selected, though players can, of course, use the portrait art as inspiration for their choices, adding to role-playing.
 
Each species have [[traits]] and [[ethics]] that can be selected, as well as homeworld preference. Traits and ethics are independent of the species or portrait selected, though players can, of course, use the portrait art as inspiration for their choices, adding to role-playing.
  
The first ruler of every empire can be customized. For non-humanoid species customization is limited to colors and possibly clothes, while some humanoid species feature hairstyle customization too. Humanoids are the only species group to feature differences in gender appearance. Humans, though Mammalian, appear in a separate phenotype (Humanoids).<ref>The Human portrait was originally part of the Mammalian phenotype prior to the introduction of the Humanoid phenotype in the [[Patch 1.3|Heinlein patch]].</ref>
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The first ruler of every empire can be customized. For non-humanoid species customization is limited to colors and possibly clothes, while some humanoid species feature hairstyle customization too. Humanoids are the only species group to feature differences in gender appearance.
  
There is an option for player-defined species, complete with traits, ethics and government type to appear in the game as AI nations.
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Different species will use different voices and manners of speaking when contacted via the Contacts menu.
  
 
'''Note:''' The order of the portraits is meant to reflect their in-game order.
 
'''Note:''' The order of the portraits is meant to reflect their in-game order.
 
=== Humanoid ===
 
=== Humanoid ===
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The humanoids are the only species class that uses different models and voices for each gender. Also, each humanoid portraits has its own diplomacy voice.
 
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<gallery heights=100px>
 
Human.png|Human
 
Human.png|Human
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Ten additional portraits are available as part of the [[Humanoid Species Pack]] DLC.
 
Ten additional portraits are available as part of the [[Humanoid Species Pack]] DLC.
 
 
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<gallery heights=100px>
 
Humanoid hp 01.png|Humanoid HP #1
 
Humanoid hp 01.png|Humanoid HP #1
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=== Mammalian ===
 
=== Mammalian ===
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Most of mammalian portraits have a unique [[Diplomacy|insult]] targeted specifically to them.
 
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Mammalian slender 05.png|Slender #5
 
Mammalian slender 05.png|Slender #5
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Mammalian massive 16.png|Massive #16
 
Mammalian massive 16.png|Massive #16
 
Mammalian massive 17.png|Massive #17
 
Mammalian massive 17.png|Massive #17
Mammalian ratling.png|Mammalian Ratling
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Mammalian ratling.png|Ketling / Racket
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
Most of mammalian portraits have a unique [[Diplomacy|insult]] targeted specifically to them.
 
  
<small>Note: The platypus (Massive #16) portrait was originally available for those who signed up for the [[Project Augustus]] web game, but due to popular demand, was added in the [[Patch 1.1|Clarke patch]].
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<small>The Evil Porcupine (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].</small>
 
 
The Evil Porcupine (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive to [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Creatures of the Void]] DLC portrait pack for those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
 
 
 
The Ratling portrait was first shown off at PDXCON 2018<ref>"Time for the King LAN at #PDXCON2018 playing Stellaris in game 7." https://twitter.com/Tokryva/status/997387235677876224</ref> and was released for free alongside the with the 2.1 (Niven) patch. It always appears for the [[Ketling]] Empire galactic event, as well as [[Caravaneers#Racket Industrial Enterprise|Racket caravaneers]].</small>
 
  
 
=== Reptilian ===
 
=== Reptilian ===
 
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<gallery heights=100px>
Reptilian_slender_02.png|Slender #2
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Reptilian_slender_02.png|Slender #02
 
Reptilian_normal_10.png|Normal #10
 
Reptilian_normal_10.png|Normal #10
 
Reptilian_massive_14.png|Massive #14
 
Reptilian_massive_14.png|Massive #14
Reptilian_slender_03.png|Slender #3
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Reptilian_slender_03.png|Slender #03
Reptilian_normal_07.png|Normal #7
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Reptilian_normal_07.png|Normal #07
 
Reptilian_massive_12.png|Massive #12
 
Reptilian_massive_12.png|Massive #12
Reptilian_normal_09.png|Normal #9
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Reptilian_normal_09.png|Normal #09
 
Reptilian_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Reptilian_massive_11.png|Massive #11
Reptilian_normal_06.png|Normal #6
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Reptilian_normal_06.png|Normal #06
 
Reptilian_massive_13.png|Normal #13
 
Reptilian_massive_13.png|Normal #13
Reptilian_slender_01.png|Slender #1
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Reptilian_slender_01.png|Slender #01
Reptilian_normal_08.png|Normal #8
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Reptilian_normal_08.png|Normal #08
Reptilian_slender_04.png|Slender #4
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Reptilian_slender_04.png|Slender #04
 
Reptilian_massive_15.png|Massive #15
 
Reptilian_massive_15.png|Massive #15
Reptilian_slender_05.png|Slender #5
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Reptilian_slender_05.png|Slender #05
Reptilian_16.png|Reptilian #16
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Reptilian_16.png|{{icon|lev}} Reptilian #16
 
Reptilian_17.png|Reptilian #17
 
Reptilian_17.png|Reptilian #17
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<small>Note: The Gecko (Reptilian #16) portrait is part of the Cuties Portraits Pack, included in the [[Downloadable content#Expansions|Leviathans Story Pack]] DLC.
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<small>The Fairy Dragon (Reptilian #17) portrait is part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC.</small>
 
 
The Fairy Dragon (Reptilian #17) portrait is part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC.</small>
 
  
 
=== Avian ===
 
=== Avian ===
 
<gallery heights=100px>
 
<gallery heights=100px>
Avian_slender_01.png|Slender #1
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Avian_slender_01.png|Slender #01
Avian_normal_08.png|Normal #8
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Avian_normal_08.png|Normal #08
 
Avian_massive_13.png|Massive #13
 
Avian_massive_13.png|Massive #13
 
Avian_normal_10.png|Normal #10
 
Avian_normal_10.png|Normal #10
 
Avian_massive_15.png|Massive #15
 
Avian_massive_15.png|Massive #15
Avian_slender_04.png|Slender #4
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Avian_slender_04.png|Slender #04
Avian_normal_07.png|Normal #7
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Avian_normal_07.png|Normal #07
Avian_slender_05.png|Slender #5
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Avian_slender_05.png|Slender #05
Avian_normal_09.png|Normal #9
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Avian_normal_09.png|Normal #09
Avian_normal_06.png|Normal #6
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Avian_normal_06.png|Normal #06
 
Avian_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Avian_massive_11.png|Massive #11
Avian_slender_03.png|Slender #3
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Avian_slender_03.png|Slender #03
 
Avian_massive_14.png|Massive #14
 
Avian_massive_14.png|Massive #14
Avian_slender_02.png|Slender #2
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Avian_slender_02.png|Slender #02
 
Avian_massive_12.png|Massive #12
 
Avian_massive_12.png|Massive #12
 
Avian_massive_16.png|Massive #16
 
Avian_massive_16.png|Massive #16
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<small>Note: The Chirpy-inspired<ref>"The Platypus and Chirpy portraits were more or less a joke thing." http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/mammalian-platypus-how-do-we-get-the-avatar-now.926579/page-6#post-21147836</ref> (Massive #16) portrait is available to those who login to their Paradox account while in-game.<ref>https://twitter.com/RikardAslund/status/728482852711628800</ref>
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<small>Note: The Chirpy portrait (Massive #16) is available to those who login to their Paradox account while in-game.<ref>https://twitter.com/RikardAslund/status/728482852711628800</ref>
 
   
 
   
The Dinosaur Bird (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive to [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Creatures of the Void]] DLC portrait pack for those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
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The Dinosaur Bird (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive to players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
  
 
The Peacock Avian (Avian #18) portrait is part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC.</small>
 
The Peacock Avian (Avian #18) portrait is part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC.</small>
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Arthropoid_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Arthropoid_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Arthropoid_massive_15.png|Massive #15
 
Arthropoid_massive_15.png|Massive #15
Arthropoid_18.png|Arthropoid #18
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Arthropoid_18.png|{{icon|lev}} Arthropoid #18
 
Arthropoid_massive_16.png|Massive #16
 
Arthropoid_massive_16.png|Massive #16
 
Arthropoid_20.png|Arthropoid #20
 
Arthropoid_20.png|Arthropoid #20
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<small>Note:The Shadowy Arthropod (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive to [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Creatures of the Void]] DLC portrait pack for those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
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<small>Note: The Shadowy Arthropod (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
  
The Arachnoid (Massive #16) portrait is included only in the [[Editions|Nova Edition]] or the [[Editions|Galaxy Edition]] of Stellaris.
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The Arachnoid (Massive #16) portrait is included only in the [[Editions|Nova Edition]] or the [[Editions|Galaxy Edition]] of Stellaris.
 
 
The Butterfly (Arthropoid #18) portrait is part of the Cuties Portraits Pack, included in the [[Downloadable content#Expansions|Leviathans Story Pack]] DLC.
 
  
 
The Larvae (Arthropoid #20) portrait is part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC.
 
The Larvae (Arthropoid #20) portrait is part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC.
  
The Mantis Shrimp (Arthropoid #19) portrait was originally released with the Bradbury Multiplayer Beta Patch as an incentive for opting-in before being released officially as part of the 1.8 update. It is available to those who login to their Paradox account while in-game<ref>https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/stellaris-dev-diary-95-humanoids-species-pack.1056888/page-6#post-23544920</ref></small>.
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The Mantis Shrimp (Arthropoid #19) portrait is available to those who login to their Paradox account while in-game<ref>https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/stellaris-dev-diary-95-humanoids-species-pack.1056888/page-6#post-23544920</ref></small>
  
 
=== Molluscoid ===
 
=== Molluscoid ===
 
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<gallery heights=100px>
Molluscoid_slender_03.png|Slender #3
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Molluscoid_slender_03.png|Slender #03
Molluscoid_normal_07.png|Normal #7
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Molluscoid_normal_07.png|Normal #07
 
Molluscoid_massive_13.png|Massive #13
 
Molluscoid_massive_13.png|Massive #13
Molluscoid_slender_02.png|Slender #2
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Molluscoid_slender_02.png|Slender #02
 
Molluscoid_massive_14.png|Massive #14
 
Molluscoid_massive_14.png|Massive #14
Molluscoid_slender_04.png|Slender #4
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Molluscoid_slender_04.png|Slender #04
Molluscoid_normal_08.png|Normal #8
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Molluscoid_normal_08.png|Normal #08
Molluscoid_slender_01.png|Slender #1
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Molluscoid_slender_01.png|Slender #01
 
Molluscoid_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Molluscoid_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Molluscoid_massive_12.png|Massive #12
 
Molluscoid_massive_12.png|Massive #12
Molluscoid_slender_05.png|Slender #5
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Molluscoid_slender_05.png|Slender #05
Molluscoid_normal_06.png|Normal #6
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Molluscoid_normal_06.png|Normal #06
 
Molluscoid_massive_15.png|Massive #15
 
Molluscoid_massive_15.png|Massive #15
 
Molluscoid_massive_16.png|Massive #16
 
Molluscoid_massive_16.png|Massive #16
Molluscoid_17.png|Molluscoid #17
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Molluscoid_17.png|{{icon|lev}} Molluscoid #17
Molluscoid_18.png|Molluscoid #18
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Molluscoid_18.png|{{icon|lev}} Molluscoid #18
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<small>Note: The Hydra/Xenomorph (Massive #16) portrait was originally exclusive to [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Creatures of the Void]] DLC portrait pack for those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
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<small>Note: The Hydra/Xenomorph (Massive #16) portrait was originally exclusive to players those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].</small>
 
 
The Starfish (Molluscoid #17) and Snailien (Molluscoid #18) portraits are part of the Cuties Portraits Pack, included in the [[Downloadable content#Expansions|Leviathans Story Pack]] DLC.</small>
 
  
 
=== Fungoid ===
 
=== Fungoid ===
 
<gallery heights=100px>
 
<gallery heights=100px>
Fungoid_slender_02.png|Slender #2
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Fungoid_slender_02.png|Slender #02
Fungoid_slender_04.png|Slender #4
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Fungoid_slender_04.png|Slender #04
Fungoid_slender_03.png|Slender #3
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Fungoid_slender_03.png|Slender #03
 
Fungoid_massive_13.png|Massive #13
 
Fungoid_massive_13.png|Massive #13
 
Fungoid_massive_12.png|Massive #12
 
Fungoid_massive_12.png|Massive #12
Fungoid_normal_06.png|Normal #6
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Fungoid_normal_06.png|Normal #06
 
Fungoid_massive_15.png|Massive #15
 
Fungoid_massive_15.png|Massive #15
Fungoid_normal_07.png|Normal #7
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Fungoid_normal_07.png|Normal #07
Fungoid_slender_01.png|Slender #1
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Fungoid_slender_01.png|Slender #01
Fungoid_normal_09.png|Normal #9
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Fungoid_normal_09.png|Normal #09
 
Fungoid_massive_11.png|Massive #11
 
Fungoid_massive_11.png|Massive #11
Fungoid_normal_08.png|Normal #8
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Fungoid_normal_08.png|Normal #08
 
Fungoid_massive_14.png|Massive #14
 
Fungoid_massive_14.png|Massive #14
 
Fungoid_normal_10.png|Normal #10
 
Fungoid_normal_10.png|Normal #10
 
Fungoid_massive_16.png|Massive #16
 
Fungoid_massive_16.png|Massive #16
Fungoid_prettyshroom.png|Fungoid #17
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Fungoid_prettyshroom.png|{{icon|lev}} Fungoid #17
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<small>Note: The Fungoid Infected Mammalian (Massive #16) portrait was originally exclusive to [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Creatures of the Void]] DLC portrait pack for those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].
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<small>Note: The Fungoid Infected Mammalian (Massive #16) portrait was originally exclusive to players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Anniversary Portraits Pack]] DLC accompanying the [[Patch 1.6|Adams patch]].</small>
 
 
The Prettyshroom (Fungoid #17) portrait is part of the Cuties Portraits Pack, included in the [[Downloadable content#Expansions|Leviathans Story Pack]] DLC.</small>
 
  
 
=== Plantoid===
 
=== Plantoid===
The Plantoid phenotype is part of the [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Plantoids Species Pack]] DLC.
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The Plantoid class is part of the [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Plantoids Species Pack]] DLC. If the {{iconify|Ancient Relics}} DLC is enabled this class can be played with the Baol portrait but plantoid ship and city appearance will not be available.
  
 
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Plantoid_02.png|Slender #2
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Plantoid_02.png|Slender #02
Plantoid_06.png|Normal #6
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Plantoid_06.png|Normal #06
Plantoid_01.png|Slender #1
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Plantoid_01.png|Slender #01
 
Plantoid_11.png|Massive #11
 
Plantoid_11.png|Massive #11
Plantoid_03.png|Slender #3
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Plantoid_03.png|Slender #03
 
Plantoid_13.png|Massive #13
 
Plantoid_13.png|Massive #13
Plantoid_07.png|Normal #7
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Plantoid_07.png|Normal #07
 
Plantoid_15.png|Massive #15
 
Plantoid_15.png|Massive #15
 
Plantoid_10.png|Normal #10
 
Plantoid_10.png|Normal #10
Plantoid_05.png|Slender #5
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Plantoid_05.png|Slender #05
Plantoid_09.png|Normal #9
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Plantoid_09.png|Normal #09
 
Plantoid_14.png|Massive #14
 
Plantoid_14.png|Massive #14
Plantoid_04.png|Slender #4
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Plantoid_04.png|Slender #04
Plantoid_08.png|Normal #8
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Plantoid_08.png|Normal #08
 
Plantoid_12.png|Massive #12
 
Plantoid_12.png|Massive #12
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Plantoid_hivemind.png|{{icon|anr}} Baol
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=== Lithoid ===
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The Lithoid class is part of the [[Downloadable content#Cosmetic packs|Lithoids Species Pack]] DLC. Each portrait has its own diplomacy voice.
  
{{expansion|anr}}
 
 
<gallery heights=100px>
 
<gallery heights=100px>
Plantoid_hivemind.png|Plantoid Hivemind
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Lithoid_01.png|Lithoid #01 - Golem
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Lithoid_02.png|Lithoid #02 - Lava
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Lithoid_03.png|Lithoid #03 - Geode
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Lithoid_04.png|Lithoid #04 - Angelic
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Lithoid_05.png|Lithoid #05 - Mantis
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Lithoid_06.png|Lithoid #06 - Symbiotic
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Lithoid_07.png|Lithoid #07 - Pyrite
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Lithoid_08.png|Lithoid #08 - Sedimentary
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Lithoid_09.png|Lithoid #09 - Spider
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Lithoid_10.png|Lithoid #10 - Unicorn
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Lithoid_11.png|Lithoid #11 - Levitating
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Lithoid_12.png|Lithoid #12 - Crystal
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Lithoid_13.png|Lithoid #13 - Exo
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Lithoid_14.png|Lithoid #14 - Snake
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Lithoid_15.png|Lithoid #15 - Spined
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
=== Machine ===
 
=== Machine ===
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Machines are not a naturally evolved species but rather an artificial one that can be constructed with the required technology or if by starting as a machine empire. Each portrait has its own diplomacy voice.
  
Robots are not a naturally evolved species but rather an artificial one that can be constructed with the required technology or if by starting as a machine empire.
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Machines share the same portraits and some traits with {{iconify|Mechanical}} species. When a regular empire first creates robots, they'll use the portrait that matches their main species' class.
 
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<gallery heights=100px>
Alien_AI.png|Standard
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Alien_AI.png|Common
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Lithoid_machine.png|{{icon|lit}} Lithoid
 
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_humanoid.png|{{icon|snd}} Humanoid
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_mammalian.png|{{icon|snd}} Mammalian
Eight additional machine portraits are available in empire creation that morphologically correspond to their progenitor species group.
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_reptilian.png|{{icon|snd}} Reptilian
 
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_avian.png|{{icon|snd}} Avian
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_arthopoid.png|{{icon|snd}} Arthopoid
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_humanoid.png|Humanoid
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_molluscoid.png|{{icon|snd}} Molluscoid
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_mammalian.png|Mammalian
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_fungoid.png|{{icon|snd}} Fungoid
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_reptilian.png|Reptilian
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Synthetic_dawn_portrait_plantoid.png|{{icon|snd}} Plantoid
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_avian.png|Avian
 
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_arthopoid.png|Arthopoid
 
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_molluscoid.png|Molluscoid
 
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_fungoid.png|Fungoid
 
Synthetic_dawn_portrait_plantoid.png|Plantoid
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
=== Crisis species ===
 
=== Crisis species ===
 +
These are species that accompany the arrival of [[Crisis|Endgame Crises]]. They cannot be found or built before a crisis is triggered.
 
<gallery heights=100px>
 
<gallery heights=100px>
Alien_Swarm.png|Prethoryn Swarm
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Alien_Swarm.png|Prethoryn Scourge
 
Alien_extradimensional_01.png|Unbidden
 
Alien_extradimensional_01.png|Unbidden
 
Alien_extradimensional_02.png|Aberrant
 
Alien_extradimensional_02.png|Aberrant
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
These are species that accompany the arrival of [[Crisis|Endgame Crises]]. They cannot be found or built before a crisis is triggered.
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== Species archetypes ==
 +
Species classes are further grouped by species archetypes. Each of them can have different mechanics and even available traits.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable plainlist"
 +
! Species archetype
 +
! Trait
 +
! Upkeep resource
 +
! Multiplication
 +
! Modification
 +
! Additional mechanics
 +
! Available on start
 +
|-
 +
| Biological
 +
|
 +
| {{iconify|Food}}
 +
| {{icon|growth speed}} Growth
 +
| Genetic
 +
| Can create hybrid species with all biological groups
 +
| {{icon|yes}}
 +
|-
 +
| Lithoid
 +
| {{iconify|Lithoid}}
 +
| {{iconify|Minerals}}
 +
| {{icon|growth speed}} Growth
 +
| Genetic
 +
|
 +
* Can use some natural resource traits
 +
* Can use the [[File:Origins lithoid.png|24px|link=Empire#Calamitous_Birth]] Calamitous Birth origin
 +
| {{icon|lit}}
 +
|-
 +
| Machine
 +
| {{iconify|Machine}} Unit
 +
| {{iconify|Energy}}
 +
| {{icon|robot build speed}} Assembly
 +
| Cybernetic
 +
|
 +
* Must use {{iconify|Machine Intelligence}} authority
 +
| {{icon|snd}}
 +
|-
 +
| Robotic
 +
| {{iconify|Mechanical}}
 +
| {{iconify|Energy}}
 +
| {{icon|robot build speed}} Assembly
 +
| Cybernetic
 +
|
 +
* Unlocked through {{iconify|Robotic Workers|24px}} technology
 +
| {{icon|mechanist}}
 +
|-
 +
| Pre-Sapient
 +
| {{icon|Uplifted}} Any pre-sapient trait
 +
| {{icon|no}} None
 +
| {{icon|no}} Cannot multiply
 +
| Uplifting
 +
| Does not wear clothes
 +
| {{icon|no}}
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
When it refers to '''Robotic''', it's usually refering to both {{iconify|Mechanical}} species and {{iconify|Machine}} Unit species, not just the former.
 +
 
 +
When it refers to '''Biological''', it's usually refering to only Biological species, except for '''Bio-Trophy''' and '''Biological Ascension Path''' being shared between Biological and Lithoid species.
 +
 
 +
When it refers to '''Organic''', it's usually refering to both Biological species and {{iconify|Lithoid}} species.
  
 
== Compliments and insults ==
 
== Compliments and insults ==
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When contacted, empires with a high opinion may compliment you while those with a low opinion may insult you. The flavor text depends on the ruler's species. Species that wear and do not wear clothes also have a special insult with each other.
When contacted, empires with a high opinion may compliment you while those with a low opinion may insult you. The flavor text depends on the ruler's species.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
|-
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! Species class !! Compliment !! Insult
! Species Group !! Compliment !! Insult
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Human || angel || monkey
 
| Human || angel || monkey
 
|-
 
|-
| Mammalian (including Humanoids) || sphinx || beast
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| Non-Human Humanoid<br>Mammalian || sphinx || beast
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Reptilian || dragon || lizard<br>newt
 
| Reptilian || dragon || lizard<br>newt
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| Plantoid || rose || weed
 
| Plantoid || rose || weed
 
|-
 
|-
| Machine || elegant automaton<br>technological marvel || tin can<br>toaster
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| Robot<br>Machine || elegant automaton<br>technological marvel || tin can<br>toaster
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|-
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| Lithoid || gem || rock
 
|}
 
|}
  

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Every habitable planet has the potential of developing different kinds of intelligent beings that may, naturally or not, develop technologically. Sometimes, such beings reach a crucial point in their development that allows them access to FTL technology and, as a consequence, the ability to become full-fledged interstellar empires.

A species may or may not equate with an empire. At first, every empire will be made up entirely of its original species but eventually, it may include other species through conquest, migration pacts, enlightening pre-FTL cultures, or accepting refugees.

The portrait of a species can be changed at will through pop modification if the Tech genetic resequencing.png Genetic Resequencing technology is researched, although the species class cannot be changed.

Species identity[edit]

At galaxy generation species are divided into species class groups, parent species and sub-species.

There are 10 different species classes, representing species with similar observable characteristics, including its morphology or physical form and structure, its developmental processes and its biochemical and physiological properties.

A parent species is the first spawned species of its kind (a kind is defined by its species portrait and name). A sub-species is created when a pop modification template is applied to a parent species or another sub-species and is considered to be the same species for the purposes of xenophobia, xenophilia and species rights.

Species within the same class group will be less affected by xenophobia and xenophilia, with the effect increasing if they share the same portrait. If two species are created during galaxy generation with the same portrait and name they will be considered the same species.

List of species classes[edit]

Several species are pre-defined, including the Humans of the Sol system. Each species portrait available to start a new empire will belong to one of the following classes: Arthropod (insect-like), Avian (bird-like), Fungoid (fungus-like), Humanoid (human-like), Mammalian (mammal-like), Molluscoid (invertebrates), Reptilian, Plantoid (part of the Plantoids Species Pack DLC), Lithoid (part of the Lithoids Species Pack DLC) and Machine (part of the Synthetic Dawn DLC).

Each species have traits and ethics that can be selected, as well as homeworld preference. Traits and ethics are independent of the species or portrait selected, though players can, of course, use the portrait art as inspiration for their choices, adding to role-playing.

The first ruler of every empire can be customized. For non-humanoid species customization is limited to colors and possibly clothes, while some humanoid species feature hairstyle customization too. Humanoids are the only species group to feature differences in gender appearance.

Different species will use different voices and manners of speaking when contacted via the Contacts menu.

Note: The order of the portraits is meant to reflect their in-game order.

Humanoid[edit]

The humanoids are the only species class that uses different models and voices for each gender. Also, each humanoid portraits has its own diplomacy voice.

Ten additional portraits are available as part of the Humanoid Species Pack DLC.

Mammalian[edit]

Most of mammalian portraits have a unique insult targeted specifically to them.

The Evil Porcupine (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC accompanying the Adams patch.

Reptilian[edit]

The Fairy Dragon (Reptilian #17) portrait is part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC.

Avian[edit]

Note: The Chirpy portrait (Massive #16) is available to those who login to their Paradox account while in-game.[1]

The Dinosaur Bird (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive to players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC accompanying the Adams patch.

The Peacock Avian (Avian #18) portrait is part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC.

Arthropoid[edit]

Note: The Shadowy Arthropod (Massive #17) portrait was originally exclusive players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC accompanying the Adams patch.

The Arachnoid (Massive #16) portrait is included only in the Nova Edition or the Galaxy Edition of Stellaris.

The Larvae (Arthropoid #20) portrait is part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC.

The Mantis Shrimp (Arthropoid #19) portrait is available to those who login to their Paradox account while in-game[2]

Molluscoid[edit]

Note: The Hydra/Xenomorph (Massive #16) portrait was originally exclusive to players those who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC accompanying the Adams patch.

Fungoid[edit]

Note: The Fungoid Infected Mammalian (Massive #16) portrait was originally exclusive to players who pre-ordered Stellaris before being released as part of the free Anniversary Portraits Pack DLC accompanying the Adams patch.

Plantoid[edit]

The Plantoid class is part of the Plantoids Species Pack DLC. If the Ancient Relics.png Ancient Relics DLC is enabled this class can be played with the Baol portrait but plantoid ship and city appearance will not be available.

Lithoid[edit]

The Lithoid class is part of the Lithoids Species Pack DLC. Each portrait has its own diplomacy voice.

Machine[edit]

Machines are not a naturally evolved species but rather an artificial one that can be constructed with the required technology or if by starting as a machine empire. Each portrait has its own diplomacy voice.

Machines share the same portraits and some traits with Trait mechanical.png Mechanical species. When a regular empire first creates robots, they'll use the portrait that matches their main species' class.

Crisis species[edit]

These are species that accompany the arrival of Endgame Crises. They cannot be found or built before a crisis is triggered.

Species archetypes[edit]

Species classes are further grouped by species archetypes. Each of them can have different mechanics and even available traits.

Species archetype Trait Upkeep resource Multiplication Modification Additional mechanics Available on start
Biological Food.png Food Mod pop growth req.png Growth Genetic Can create hybrid species with all biological groups Yes.png
Lithoid Trait lithoid.png Lithoid Minerals.png Minerals Mod pop growth req.png Growth Genetic
  • Can use some natural resource traits
  • Can use the Origins lithoid.png Calamitous Birth origin
Lithoids.png
Machine Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Unit Energy Credits.png Energy Mod pop robot build speed mult.png Assembly Cybernetic
  • Must use Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence authority
Synthetic Dawn.png
Robotic Trait mechanical.png Mechanical Energy Credits.png Energy Mod pop robot build speed mult.png Assembly Cybernetic
  • Unlocked through Tech robotic workers.png Robotic Workers technology
Origins mechanist.png
Pre-Sapient Trait uplifted.png Any pre-sapient trait No.png None No.png Cannot multiply Uplifting Does not wear clothes No.png

When it refers to Robotic, it's usually refering to both Trait mechanical.png Mechanical species and Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Unit species, not just the former.

When it refers to Biological, it's usually refering to only Biological species, except for Bio-Trophy and Biological Ascension Path being shared between Biological and Lithoid species.

When it refers to Organic, it's usually refering to both Biological species and Trait lithoid.png Lithoid species.

Compliments and insults[edit]

When contacted, empires with a high opinion may compliment you while those with a low opinion may insult you. The flavor text depends on the ruler's species. Species that wear and do not wear clothes also have a special insult with each other.

Species class Compliment Insult
Human angel monkey
Non-Human Humanoid
Mammalian
sphinx beast
Reptilian dragon lizard
newt
Avian phoenix bird
chicken
dodo
buzzard
Arthropoid scarab bug
Molluscoid kraken parasite
Fungoid chanterelle shroom
Plantoid rose weed
Robot
Machine
elegant automaton
technological marvel
tin can
toaster
Lithoid gem rock

References[edit]

Game concepts
Governance EmpireEthicsGovernmentCivicsPoliciesEdictsLeaderFactionsPopulationSpecies rightsEconomyTechnologyTraditionsCrime
Exploration ExplorationMapSpeciesAnomalyEventsFTLFallen empirePre-FTL speciesPrecursorsSpaceborne aliens
Colonization ColonizationCelestial bodyPlanetary featuresPlanetary managementDistrictsBuildingsShipStarbaseMegastructures
Diplomacy DiplomacyTradeSubject empireFederationsGalactic communityAI personalities
Warfare WarfareSpace warfareLand warfareShip designer
Others TraitsTerraformingPop modificationSlaveryCrisisPreset empiresAI playersEaster eggs