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To gain extra ranks in the space stage, you'll need to use the many tools that are available to you in the space stage. The following tables list evey tool that you can potentially unlock.

Socialization[edit]

Every socialisation tool can be unlocked two ways. That is, you can earn it with Badge A or Badge B. However, you don't need both badges to earn them.

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
Mind Erase Calms down panicking citzens Brain Surgeon 1 Cleaner 1 Upgradable
Global Mind Erase Calms down entire planet Brain Surgeon 3 Cleaner 3 Use if invading or an empire has a rare object
Crop Circles Interact with creatures and tribes Zoologist 1 Traveller 1
Mini Happy Ray Use to boost relationship with other empires Economist 2 Diplomat 2 Upgradable
Medium Happy Ray Same as above Economist 3 Diplomat 3 Upgradable
Super Happy Ray Same as above Economist 4 Diplomat 4 Best version of the happy ray giving relationship the fastest.
Fireworks Makes colonies happier Missionista 2 Traveler 2 Effective on your own colonies
Cash Infusion Completes trade routes N/A N/A Trader Super-weapon
Fanatacal Frenzy Converts all cities on a planet N/A N/A Zealot Super-weapon
Soothing Song Calms down other empires N/A N/A Bard Super-weapon
Monolith Advances tribes and civilizations to the next stage Zoologist 2 Traveller 2 Monoliths must be repurchased to use again
Creature Tweaker Modify a non-sentient creature Traveller 2 Cleaner 3 5 copies instantly placed in your cargo hold, must be repurchased to use again
Wildlife Sanctuary Designates planet as a wildlife sanctuary Zoologist 3 Eco Hero 3 Up to 30 species can live on these planets, must be repurchased to use again
Species Eradicate Eradicates an entire species Cleaner 3 Missionista 4 Only use on a non-sentient species, must be repurchased to use again
Supersizer Turns a creature into an epic creature Zoologist 4 Eco Hero 4 A food-web slot must be free, must be repurchased to use again
Embassy Places an embassy on an alien planet, increasing relationship Diplomat 5 Traveller 5 Must be repurchased to use again

Weapons[edit]

Use your weapons to conquer other empires

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
Mini Laser Gradually decreases health points of various targets, aim with cursor N/A N/A Upgradable, available from start
Laser Same as above Conquerer 2 Eco Hero 1 Upgradable
Mega Laser Same as above Conquerer 3 Eco Hero 2 Best version of laser
Mini Proton Missile Fires a homing missile at it's target N/A N/A Pick up on crashed spaceship, only use on other spaceships, upgradable
Proton Missile Same as above Conquerer 2 Body Guard 1 Upgradable
Mega Proton Missile Same as above Conquerer 3 Body Guard 2 Best version of proton missile
Mini Auto Blaster Fires on enemy ships and turrets Conquerer 1 Colonist 1 Automatic, fires in galactic view, upgradable, can be toggled on or off
Auto Blaster Same as above Conquerer 2 Colonist 2 Upgradable
Mega Auto Blaster Same as above Conquerer 3 Colonist 3 Best version of the auto blaster
Mini Pulse Fires a burst in a straight line, aim with cursor Conquerer 1 Colonist 1 Useful on turrets, upgradable
Pulse Same as above Conquerer 2 Colonist 2 Upgradable
Mega Pulse Same as above Conquerer 3 Colonist 3 Best version of pulse
Mini Bomb Fires bombs at targets directly below your ship Warmongerer 1 Colonist 2 Useful when attacking cities, upgradable
Justa Bomb Same as above Warmongerer 2 Colonist 3 Upgradable
Mega Bomb Same as above Warmongerer 3 Colonist 4 Best version of bomb
Rally Call Increases damage done by allied spaceships Warmongerer 3 Diplomat 3 Only useful if you have allies
Shield Makes your ship invulnerable Warmongerer 4 Colonist 3 Must recharge before using again
Cloaking Device Makes your ship invisible Missionista 5 Trader 5 Only use on planet
Summon Mini-U A mini-clone of you appears N/A N/A Knight Super-weapon, functions as another ally
Gravitation Wave Destroys all structures, vehicles and sentient creatures on a planet N/A N/A Scientist Super Weapon, doesn't damage eco-system
Raider Rally Calls pirates to attack the planet N/A N/A Warrior Super-weapon
Static Cling Immobilizes ships and turrets N/A N/A Diplomat Super-weapon
Energy Pack Recharge spaceship's energy Missionista 1 Trader 1 Must be repurchased
Repair Pack Recharge spaceship's health Missionista 2 Trader 2 Must be repurchased
AOE Repair Repairs ally spaceships and buildings Diplomat 3 Body Guard 3 Muse be repurchased
Anti-Matter Bomb Destroys enemy city Conquerer 3 Colonist 3 Must be repurchased
Energy Mega Pack Recharges all of your spaceship's energy Missionista 3 Trader 3 Must be repurchased
Anti-Matter Missile Destroys target ship and ships in close proximity Conquerer 4 Colonist 4 Must be repurchased
Health Mega Pack Recharges all of your spaceship's health Missionista 4 Trader 4 Must be repurchased
Planet Buster Destroys an enitre planet Conquerer 5 Colonist 5 Beware of the repurcusions, must be repurchased

Main Tools[edit]

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
Radar Signals when rares or planetary tools are on planet N/A N/A Available from start, can be toggled on or off
Scan Scan target, aim with cursor, can scan creatures, plants, vehicles and buildings N/A N/A Available from start, adds target to Sporepedia
Hologram Scout Sends hologram to planet Missionista 5 Trader 5 Controls similar to creature stage
Return Ticket Takes you home from anywhere in the galaxy N/A N/A Shaman Super-weapon
Safari Vacuum Abducts two of very creature and plant N/A N/A Ecologist Super-weapon
Planet Scan Scan entire planet's ecosystem Zoologist 5 Eco Hero 5 Must be repurchased

Colonisation[edit]

All colonisation tools must be repurchased to use again.

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
Colony Incredi-Pak Places colony on planet N/A N/A Available from start
Bio Protector Slows down rate of biological disasters Zoologist 2 Eco Hero 3
Loyalty Booster Keeps citzens at maximum loyalty Warmonger 2 Body Guard 3
Spice Storage Increases amount of spice storable on planet Trader 2 Colonist 3
Happiness Booster Keeps citzens happy Golden Touch 3 Merchant 3 Unnecessary if you have the loyalty booster
Bio Stablizer Reduces the liklihood of biological disasters Zoologist 3 Eco Hero 4
Uber Turret Defends colonies from attack Warmonger 3 Colonist 4 Practically invincible, destroys ships incredibly fast

Planet Atmosphere[edit]

These tools can be used to raise the T-Score of any planet.

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
Cloud Accumulator Raises atmosphere level Terra-Wrangler 2 Empire 2
Cloud Vacuum Lowers atmosphere level Terra-Wrangler 2 Empire 2
Refridgeration Ray Lowers temperature Terra-Wrangler 3 Empire 3
Heat Ray Raises temperature Terra-Wrangler 3 Empire 3
Hot Cloud Vacuum Raises temperature, lowers atmosphere level Terra-Wrangler 4 Empire 4
Cold Cloud Vacuum Lowers temperature, lowers atmosphere level Terra-Wrangler 4 Empire 4
Hot Cloud Seeder Raises temperature, raises atmosphere level Terra-Wrangler 5 Empire 5
Air Conditioning Lowers temperature, raises atmosphere level Terra-Wrangler 5 Empire 5
Atmosphere Generator Raises atmosphere level Missionista 1 Empire 1 Given on first terraforming mission, must be repurchased
Drought Generator Lowers atmosphere level Missionista 1 Empire 1 Must be repurchased
Ice Storm Lowers temperature Missionista 2 Empire 2 Must be repurchased
Meteor Shower Raises temperature Missionista 2 Empire 2 Must be repurchased
Asteroid Call Button Raises temperature, lowers atmosphere level Missionista 3 Empire 3 Must be repurchased
Atmosphere Freezer Lowers temperature, lowers atmosphere level Missionista 3 Empire 3 Must be repurchased
Ice Comet Lowers temperature, raises atmosphere level Missionista 4 Empire 4 Must be repurchased
Volcano Raises temperature, raises atmosphere level Missionista 4 Empire 4 Must be repurchased
Staff of Life Raises score to T-3 immediately N/A N/A Only 42 charges, must reach the center of the galaxy first

Planet Sculpting[edit]

Even planets can be edited in Spore. A vas amount of tools are available to customise the look of any planet that you desire.

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
Raise Terrain (small) Raises surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 1 Explorer 1
Lower Terrain (small) Lowers surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 1 Explorer 1
Level Terrain (small) Levels surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 1 Explorer 1
Raise Terrain (medium) Raises surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 2 Explorer 2
Lower Terrain (medium) Lowers surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 2 Explorer 2
Level Terrain (medium) Levels surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 2 Explorer 2
Raise Terrain (large) Raises surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 3 Explorer 3
Lower Terrain (large) Lowers surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 3 Explorer 3
Level Terrain (large) Levels surface of planet Terra-Wrangler 3 Explorer 3
Terra Hills Creates hills Planet Artiste 1 Explorer 3
Terra Craters Creates craters Planet Artiste 1 Explorer 3
Terra River Creates rivers Planet Artiste 2 Explorer 3 Click and drag to set direction and origin of river
Terra Canyon Creates canyons Planet Artiste 2 Explorer 4 Click and drag to set directiono and origin of canyon
Terra Plateaus Creates plateaus Planet Artiste 3 Explorer 4
Terra Mesas Creates mesas Planet Artiste 3 Explorer 4
Terra Lava Flows Creates lava flows Planet Artist 4 Explorer 5
Terra Seas Creates seas Planet Artist 5 Explorer 5

The followings aren't unlocked and purchased. Instead they are scattered on various planets and picked up from there. Each tool is part of a various series of tools that allow you to theme various planets

Type Hills Craters Rivers Canyons Plateaus Mesas Mountains Lava Flows Seas
Chocolate Chocolate Hills Chocolate Swirl Pond Chocolate Swirl River Swirly Valley Chocolate Truffle Chocolate Squares Chocolate Swirl Spirals Chocolate Strand Chocolate Swirl Seas
Crystal Crystal Hills Crystal Holes Cystal River Crystal Canyon Crystal Plateau Crystal Mesas Crystal Mountains Crystal Chasm Crystal Seas
Cute Cute Hills Cute Stamps Cute Rivers Cute Canyons Cute Plateaus Cute Mesas Cute Mountains Cute Walls Cute Seas
Gear Gear Walls Gear Craters Gear Rivers Gear Canyons Gear Plateaus Gear Mesas Gear Mountains Gear Fissure Gear Seas
Tentacle Tentacle Hills Tentacle Mouth Hole Tentacle River Tentacle Canyon Tentacle Pleateau Tentacle Suckers Tentacle Mountains Tentacle Arms Tentacle Seas

Planet Colouring[edit]

The following tools can change the colour of the planet in three areas; sky, land and ocean. They aren't purchased but instead picked up on various planets.

Area Blue Cyan Green Orange Pink Purple Red Lemon
Sky Sky Blueinator Sky Cyaninator Sky Greeninator Sky Orangizer Sky Pinkanator Grape Flavoured Sky Skies of Red Sky Lemonizer
Land Blue Terracolouring Cyan Terracolouring Green Terracolouring Orange Terracolouring Pink Terracolouring Purple Terraclouring Red Terracolouring Yellow Terracolouring
Sea Deep Blue Sea Cyan Sea Sea of Green Orange Flavour Crystals Sweetheart Sea Grape Juice Ocean Crimson Sea Lemonade Sea

Theres also another tool, the planet colour reset, that restores the planet to its original colours. Like the other planet colouring tools, it is picked up on another planet.

Spaceship Abilities[edit]

These abilities won't be found in any of the sections under your tools. However, like most tools, they must be unlocked and purchased.

Icon Name Description Badge A Badge B Notes
SETI Detects other empires N/A N/A Automatically loaded on
Abduction Beam Abducts plants, creatures and rare objects N/A N/A Found in the cargo section
Drop Cargo Drops selected cargo onto planet N/A N/A Lower down gently to avoid killing any creatures
Basic Cargo Hold Increases slots in cargo hold Collector 1 Mercahnt 2
Medium Cargo Hold Same as above Collector 2 Merchant 3
Large Cargo Hold Same as above Collector 3 Merchant 4
Interplanetary Drive Lets you leave the planets orbit N/A N/A Given to you at start of space stage
Interstellar Drive Lets you leave your solar system N/A N/A Abduct from crashed spaceship
Interstellar Drive 2 Increases spaceship travel range Frequent Flyer 2 Gopher 1
Interstellar Drive 3 Same as above Frequent Flyer 3 Gopher 2
Interstellar Drive 4 Same as above Frequent Flyer 4 Gopher 3
Interstellar Drive 5 Same as above Frequent Flyer 5 Gopher 4
Wormhole Key Allows you to fly through a black hole safely Frequent Flyer 3 Gopher 3 Fly to a different part of the galaxy.
Basic Energy Storage Increases spaceships energy Missionista 1 Colonist 1
Small Energy Storage Same as above Missionista 2 Colonist 2
Medium Energy Storage Same as above Missionista 3 Colonist 3
Large Energy Storage Same as above Missionista 4 Colonist 4
Extreme Energy Storage Same as above Missionista 5 Colonist 5
Basic Health Increases spaceships health N/A N/A
Small Health Same as above Conquerer 1 Colonist 1
Medium Health Same as above Conquerer 2 Colonist 2
Large Health Same as above Conquerer 3 Colonist 3
Extreme Health Same as above Conquerer 4 Colonist 4