Ionic Serve with pre-populated Database

I’m doing an Ionic Application and it relies on a pre populated Database.

I can use it with ionic run android to run on Android Emulator and it works fine, but i want to develope and test my application without always having to run the Emulator, read using ionic serve.

How can i use a pre populated with ionic serve ? Already did some search but couldn’t find any answer that worked.

Rui Alves