Starbound Item IDs & Item Spawning Guide

Quick Guide to Spawning Items

For the most part, spawning items inside of Starbound is fairly straightforward. You’ll be able to copy and paste the spawn command for items directly from our Starbound item IDs table. However if you’re required to manually enter the command, you can enter /spawnitem <ItemID> to your console. Replace <ItemID> with the corresponding ID for the item listed in the table below. There are additional parameters that can be used, scroll down to find the guide below.

Spawning Items In Starbound

First things first. We’re going to need to enable admin mode in order to spawn items. In a singleplayer game, you can do this simply by opening up the console by pressing the Enter key and using the command /admin 1. Enabling this mode unlocks all crafting recipes, makes you invincible, prevents energy loss and most importantly, allows us to access admin commands. To disable this mode in singleplayer, use the command /admin 0.

In a multiplayer server, you will need to have the game server administrator give your account admin privileges. Once you have them, you’ll be able to use /admin 1 and /admin 0 just as you would in singleplayer.

Now that we’re an admin, we can begin spawning items. Let’s take a closer look at the /spawnitem command and its available arguments.


/spawnitem <ItemID> <Count> <ColorCode>

Description: Spawns the specified amount of the selected item at your cursor.


  • <ItemID> – use the list above to find this. Search for the item you want, and enter its specified ID here. Most of the time, it will just be the name of the item with no spaces.
  • <Count> – the amount of the item you want to spawn. This will default to 1 if you choose to enter nothing.
  • <ColorCode> – this can be used to spawn in items of different colors, but it must be entered in a very specific format. Note that if you enter something in this field, you must also include a <Count>, you cannot leave it blank. Refer to the color index below to select a color.

Example Colored Item Spawn

/spawnitem aegisaltbow 1 '{"colorindex":8}'

This will spawn a blue colored Aegisalt Bow from the location that your cursor is currently at.


Item Color Index

  1. Black
  2. Grey
  3. White
  4. Red
  5. Orange
  6. Yellow
  7. Green
  8. Blue
  9. Purple
  10. Pink
  11. Brown