Episode 253
World (Flash) None
World (HTML5) 51
Levels 3771-3785
Characters Mario
Champion title Dainty Digger
New features Extra Moves Candy (formerly)
Non-spawning colour Wrapped2 (trans) in Liquorice Lock new
Non-spawning colour Candy Bomb Green in Liquorice Lock new
Non-spawning Candy Bomb Yellow
Non-spawning Candy Bomb Red in Liquorice Lock new
Non-spawning Candy Bomb Yellow in Liquorice Lock new
Release date Windows10 - 5 September 2018
WebSmartphone icon - 26 September 2018
Difficulty Very Hard
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Crumbly Cave is the 253rd episode of Candy Crush Saga and the third episode of World 51 (HTML5). This episode was released on 5 September 2018. The champion title for this episode is Dainty Digger.


Tiffi and Mario mine for candies and gems within the cave.

New thingsEdit

  • Extra moves candies used to be introduced in level 3779, until they were removed.
  • Wrapped candies with a non-spawning colour appear in licorice locks for the first time in level 3776.
  • Candy bombs with a non-spawning colour appear in licorice locks for the first time in level 3785.
  • It's also the first level where yellow candy bombs appear on the board when said colour doesn't spawn.


This episode contains levels 3771-3785.

Crumbly Cave is a very hard episode, mean = 5.47. It contains four hard levels: 3774, 3776, 3779 and 3785, and five very hard levels: 3777, 3778, 3781, 3782 and 3784. Overall, this episode is easier than the previous episode, Pearly Pond.

Target score new Jelly new Ingredient drop new Objective new Mixed new
0 4 2 5 4
The easiest :
Level 3773
The hardest :
Level 3781
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
12 3
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Jelly new Level 3775 Mixed new Level 3777 Objective new Level 3781
Lockedhard Hexagon levels

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 0 0 2 3 1 4 5 0 0 0



  • This episode shares its first word with Crumbly Coast and Crumbly Crossing, and its second word with Cavity Cave. It also shares its last word with Ice Cream Caves, albeit using the singular form of the word instead of the plural.
  • This was the first episode to introduce a new special candy since Gummy Galaxy, which introduced the UFO, until the removal of Extra Moves Candy.
  • This episode would have been released 1 year after level 3000 if the weekly trend had continued.
  • This episode contains the 400th mixed mode level, which is level 3777.
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