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Blockers

A regular icing, locked candy, chocolate, and liquorice swirl, the first 4 blockers in the game.

A blocker is a type of secondary element in Candy Crush Saga. These objects can take on one or more of the following functions:

Typically, blockers take up a square (except cake bombs, which occupy four squares). Blockers threaten the combination of candies and can be very annoying. There are many different types of blockers introduced throughout the game. Every blocker has unique properties, such as chocolate being able to multiply if not broken in one move, and liquorice swirls being resistant to special candies. Some blockers are easier to remove than others. Blockers cannot be swapped with other candies, except liquorice swirl, candy bomb, and waffle blockers.

Blockers are the main obstacles of the board, so it is advisable to clear them as quickly as possible. Nearly every level has at least one type of blocker. Levels can have up to five to ten types of blockers, however, since the addition of magic mixers, there can be even more.

  • The first level to have two different types of blockers is level 37.
  • The first to have three different types of blockers is level 52.
  • The first to have four different types of blockers is level 104.
  • The first to have five different types of blockers is level 107.

Despite some blockers being a nuisance, some blockers are useful. For example:

  • Liquorice swirls, marmalade, and frosting can prevent chocolate from spreading.
  • Chocolate can engulf a candy bomb.
  • Marmalade sometimes guards special candies to use to your advantage.
  • Magic Mixers and bubblegum pops can give a blast after clearing.
  • Bobbers spawn jelly fish when hit.

Since Divine Diner, players may have to collect blockers as part of the order for candy order levels.

List of blockersEdit

Notes:

  • Strikethrough blockers mean that they're no longer in use (they've used to exist in the game, but now got removed).
  • Bold blockers mean they're exclusive to the HTML5 version.

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Blocker Name First appearance Unique properties Overall Threat
Regular meringue Regular icing

Normal
 Episode 3
Level 21

Locked
 Episode 199
Level 2969

It is the first blocker to be introduced before it got removed. Low
Liquorice Lock new Liquorice lock Episode 4
Level 36
Prevents candies from being moved or destroyed. May also hold candy bombs and other special forms of candies. Medium
Chocolate new Chocolate Normal: Episode 5
Level 51

Locked: Episode 72
Level 1056

Multiplies and replaces an adjacent candy if not broken in a move.

Somewhat high

Beneficial, if replacing bombs

Marmalade Marmalade

Unofficial[1]
Episode 6
Level 70

Official
Episode 14
Level 186

A weaker version of the liquorice lock. Usually protects special candies, but in later levels, they can hold normal candies and even blockers. None or Very low
Liquorice Swirl new Liquorice swirl Normal: Episode 7
Level 81

Locked Episode 181 Level 2704

Cannot be matched, and resistant to special candy powers. However, they are mobile, similar to Waffles. Medium
Candy Bomb Green Candy bomb Episode 8
Level 96
Limits the number of available moves, unless cleared.

Grant large point boosts when cleared, especially with a colour bomb.

Moves vary from just 1-move to 99-move.

Variable depending on the counter. Even higher if under liquorice locks, sugar chests or crystals.

Beneficial (3000 point bonus)

One-layered Icing newTwo-layered Icing newThree-layered Icing newFour-layered Icing newFive-layered Icing new Multilayered Frosting

1: Episode 3 Level 21 (unofficial) Episode 11 Level 142 (official)
2: Episode 6 Level 66 (unofficial) Episode 9 Level 111 (official)
3: Episode 7 Level 95 (unofficial) Episode 11 Level 141 (official)
4: Episode 13 Level 171
5: Episode 17 Level 232 (unofficial) Episode 20 Level 276 (official)

It is the first blocker to be introduced, and it has a maximum of five layers. The one-layered version is the easiest one to be cleared. Low to High
Chocolate Spawner (new) Chocolate spawner Normal: Episode 12
Level 156

Locked: Episode 108
Level 1596

Permanent throughout the level.

Produces chocolate after a certain number of moves when there are no chocolates on the board.

Very high
Cake Bomb new design Cake bomb Episode 26 Level 366 Occupies 4 tiles. Each tile takes two adjacent matches to remove the slices. Clears the entire board when all slices are cleared. Variable depending on the level. Can be useful in some cases.

One-layered Sugar ChestTwo-layered Sugar ChestThree-layered Sugar ChestFour-layered Sugar ChestFive-layered Sugar Chest Sugar chest Episode 49 Level 711 Chests are single-tile stationary blockers that cannot be moved. Candies inside chests also cannot be matched. Chests are containers that contain certain locked-up items. Low to Somewhat high
Popcorn blocker Popcorn

Normal Episode 53 Level 771

Locked (Unofficial) Episode 185 Level 2764

Locked (Official) Episode 186 Level 2776

Completely resilient to normal matches. Absorbs special candy powers.

It can only be hit by special candies and must take three hits to destroy. On the third hit, it turns into a colour bomb.

This blocker may become a 3rd removed blocker, because popcorns could be replaced with three-layered liquorice curl frames with a colour bomb inside.

High

Beneficial (colour bomb).

MagicMixernew1 Magic mixer Unofficial Episode 47 Level 686

Normal Episode 90 Level 1326

Locked Episode 107 Level 1590

It can produce predetermined blockers on the board per three moves and sometimes two or four (if this blocker does not get hit by adjacent match or special candy effect).

Can also make certain Candy Order levels rely entirely on Magic Mixers.

High to Nearly infinite depending on spawn type, amount, and frequency.

Beneficial when it spawns blockers part of the order and when it gives a 5x5 blast.

Bobber Bobber Normal Episode 162 Level 2406

Locked Episode 179 Level 2662

Permanent throughout the level.

Spawns jelly fish when hit by special candy effects, and is used beneficially. The jelly fish spawned from bobber swim like activating jelly fish on the board, and will usually target difficult or strategic spaces.

Beneficial
Wall space Candy Cane Fence

Unofficial: Episode 46 Level 679

Official: Episode 218 Level 3246

Permanent throughout the level.

Appears between tiles, much like ingredient exits and teleporters. If a blocker is on one side of the candy cane then matches on the other side will have no effect. Blocks candies from falling, as well as chocolate from spreading. It is impossible to swap candies from one side of the candy cane to the other. Special candies cannot be made if the candy cane is involved, but the effects of said candies stay the same.

Variable, but can be helpful in blocking chocolate.
One-layered WaffleTwo-layered WaffleThree-layered WaffleFour-layered WaffleFive-layered Waffle Waffle

Unofficial
Episode 30
Level 434

Official
Episode 235
Level 3501

Maximum of five layers. Very similar to multilayered frosting but it is mobile, like a multilayered liquorice swirl. Can get "eaten" by chocolate. Somewhat low to Somewhat high
One-layered Dark ChocolateTwo-layered Dark ChocolateThree-layered Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

Unofficial
Episode 68
Level 1003

Official
Episode 249
Level 3711

Maximum of three layers. It is very similar to regular chocolate. Somewhat high to Very high
One-layered Candy Cane Curls  Two-layered Candy Cane Curls  Three-layered Candy Cane Curls Candy Cane Curl

Episode 274
Level 4086

Maximum of three layers. They are multilayered breakable candy cane blockers. Medium to High
One-layered CrystalTwo-layered CrystalThree-layered Crystal Crystal Candy

Episode 308
Level 4596

Maximum of three layers. Low to Medium
Rainbow Twist 1Rainbow Twist 2Rainbow Twist 3Rainbow Twist 4Rainbow Twist 5 Rainbow Twist

Episode 380
Level 5676

Maximum of five layers. Linked together in a chain that can be destroyed by clearing any one of the rainbow twists within the chain. Somewhat low to High
One-layered Sugar CoatTwo-layered Sugar CoatThree-layered Sugar Coat Sugar Coat

Episode 401
Level 5991

Maximum of three layers. It can encase candies and other objects and it can move. It is the first movable encasing blocker. High to Extremely high
Bubblegum Pop 1Bubblegum Pop 2Bubblegum Pop 3Bubblegum Pop 4Bubblegum Pop 5 Bubblegum Pop

Episode 437
Level 6531

Maximum of five layers. When destroyed, it generates a 3X3 explosion like a wrapped candy. Very low to Somewhat high

Beneficial (3x3 blast).

Toffee-Tornado Toffee Tornado

Episode 29

Level 411

Randomly moves around every two turns (one before its third nerf), destroying candies (and sometimes blockers), and blocking the tiles. Can make an entire level luck-based and unpredictable, and often greatly increases its difficulty.

Note: This blocker has been nerfed three times before finally being eliminated from the entire game.

Extremely high

Rainbow Rapids Episode 476
Level 7116
Generates a rainbow from the top vertically. It could be collected or destroyed by linking to any rainbow rapids. Low to High
Licorice curl 1 layer  Licorice curl 2 layer  Licorice curl 3 layer Liquorice Curl Maximum of three layers. They are multilayered breakable candy cane blockers, that absorb special candy powers. The popcorn may become a 3rd removed blocker, because popcorns could be replaced with three-layered liquorice curl frames with a colour bomb inside. This blocker also blocks the effect of wrapped candies. High to Extremely high
Licorice fence Liquorice Fence It's a variant of candy cane fence, which absorbs special candy effects. Therefore, if there's a blocker inside that space, the only ways to destroy that blocker without boosters are CB+CB combination, landing candy frog in that space (only applies when there's another grid for candy frog to enter), and cake bomb explosion. Otherwise, boosters are inevitable. It even blocks the effect of wrapped candy effects and bubblegum pop explosion. So, five-layered frosting, bubblegum pop, and popcorn may become much stronger if they're inside that space. Extremely high or Nearly infinite, but can be helpful in blocking chocolate.

Poll Edit

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The poll was created at 22:04 on May 14, 2020, and so far 23 people voted.
On average, how annoying do you think blockers are?
 
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The poll was created at 21:56 on May 15, 2020, and so far 27 people voted.

GalleryEdit

  • Toffee tornado (removed)
  • Red Jelly Fish in marmalade
  • Empty marmalade
  • Marmalade with coconut wheel
  • Marmalade with wrapped and striped Candies
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate spawner
  • Cake bomb (web)
  • Cake bomb (mobile)
  • Regular icing (removed)
  • One-layered icing (aka Sachet) - old version
  • Two-layered icing - old version
  • Three-layered icing - old version
  • Four-layered icing - old version
  • Five-layered icing - old version
  • One-layered frosting
  • Two-layered frosting
  • Three-layered frosting
  • Four-layered frosting
  • Five-layered frosting
  • One-layered sugar chest
  • Two-layered sugar chest
  • Three-layered sugar chest
  • Four-layered sugar chest
  • Five-layered sugar chest
  • Liquorice lock
  • Liquorice swirl
  • Candy bomb without timer
  • PopcornGo to Level 771
  • Magic mixer (first version)
  • Animated magic mixer (current version)
  • BobberGo to Level 2406
  • Candy CaneGo to Level 3246
  • One-layered waffles
  • Two-layered waffles
  • Three-layered waffles
  • Four-layered waffles
  • Five-layered waffles
  • One-layered dark chocolate
  • Two-layered dark chocolate
  • Three-layered dark chocolate
  • One-layered Candy Cane Curl
  • Two-layered Candy Cane Curl
  • Three-layered Candy Cane Curl
  • One-layered Crystal Candy
  • Two-layered Crystal Candy
  • Three-layered Crystal Candy
  • Candy Cane Fence
  • Bubblegum pop base
  • 1-layered bubblegum pop
  • 2-layered bubblegum pop
  • 3-layered bubblegum pop
  • 4-layered bubblegum pop
  • 5-layered bubblegum pop

TriviaEdit

  • The most infamous blockers of Candy Crush Saga are: chocolate, chocolate spawners, candy bombs, five-layered frosting, five-layered sugar chests, popcorn and magic mixer (formerly known as evil spawner) because of their properties and the difficulty of destroying them.
  • Colour bomb + colour bomb combination can strip a layer from or remove all of the blockers, except chocolate spawners, sugar chests, bobbers, and candy cane fences.
  • On HTML5, there used to be a glitch, so bobbers unofficially appeared in levels 426-434. The glitch has been fixed.
  • Blockers can sometimes be beneficial in certain cases.
    • Magic mixers can help you collect the blockers to complete the order, and you have to completely rely on them in certain cases. It can also give you a 5x5 blast which can help in completing the objective.
    • Bobbers give you jelly fish when hit.
    • Bubblegum pop gives you a 3x3 blast, which can also help in completing the objective.
    • Popcorn gives you colour bombs when popped three times.
    • When a coconut wheel is set off, and there is a blocker in front of a colour bomb, or another coconut wheel, it will prevent the active wheel from setting off those blocked special candies.
    • They can also prevent the impact of detrimental blockers.
    • Immobile blockers are also helpful when blocking out a candy bomb/liquorice dispenser, or preventing chocolate from passing through.
  • Since Divine Diner, blockers are required. Some levels rely entirely on magic mixers to complete.
  • Level 275 currently has a useless candy bomb dispenser. That is because it is covered up by a chocolate spawner.
  • As of level 5098, certain immobile blockers can be moved by the conveyor belt. If proven, they are known as semi-immovable blockers. However, even though they can be moved, they still retain their old behavior.

NotesEdit

  1. Nerf of Level 70

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