Jelly Fish Red

Swedish Fish can eat any candy, but difficult candies are their favorite.

—Splash text

This page is about special candy. For the booster, see Jelly Fish (booster).
Not to be confused with Jellyfish (character).
Jelly Fish

A blue Jelly Fish

Jelly fish, also known as Swedish fish in parts of the game, is a special candy in Candy Crush Saga.


This candy used to appear only in jelly levels, but after level 1237, it can appear in any level type. For the first part of the game, they can only be seen during the jelly level's Sugar Crush or as a booster. Starting in the 17th episode, Chocolate Barn, a jelly fish can come out of a mystery candy and from the 18th episode, Delicious Drifts and onwards it can be on the board under marmalade at the start of a level.

Since Level 2406, jelly fish may appear by hitting the Bobber.

It is impossible to create jelly fish by matching normal candies.


Jelly fish are like normal candies in that they will have a normal colour and will need to be activated. When activated, they will swim off the screen, while an ominous tune plays, three new jelly fish swim onto the screen and eat three squares at random that contain a target object. Usually, the target is jelly, such that each hit will reduce one layer, but in some levels they might target another object according to a priority list of the level.

If there is jelly under a blocker (including cake bomb), the fish will go under the blocker and take a layer off the jelly and the blocker. liquorice swirls and liquorice locks are exceptions that they would not take out as they only take out the blocker but not jelly.

If there are fewer than three targets on the board, then the jelly fish will eat a candy at random.

Unless the booster is used or there is a Candy Cannon dispensing it (since level 5352), they will never spawn, so use wisely.

During the Sugar Crush for jelly levels, for every move left, three jelly fish of random colours swim onto the screen and eat candies at random, giving 1,020 points. It will give additional 3,000 points if it eats a candy bomb. However, for those Jelly Fishes staying in the field before counting remaining moves (or spawned from bobbers), they will only eat candies and give 20 points.


Like other special candies, jelly fish can be mixed with other special candies to give even bigger effects. These valid combinations will go through liquorice locks and turn the candy below into something else.

Jelly Fish Special Candy Effect
Jelly Fish Blue Striped red v
Jellyfish striped

The combination "jelly fish + striped candy"

Causes three striped jelly fish to swim onto the screen and every candy they land on is turned into a striped candy, unless it lands on a blocker or nothing. The candy is also detonated.
Wrapped2 (trans)
Jellyfish wrapped

The combination "jelly fish + wrapped candy"

Causes three wrapped jelly fish to swim onto the screen and every candy they land on is turned into a wrapped candy, unless it lands on a blocker or nothing. The candy is also detonated.
Color bomb (trans)
Jellyfish colorbomb

The combination "jelly fish + colour bomb"

Causes three dotted jelly fish to swim onto the screen. If it lands on a candy, the candy it eats will turn into a jelly fish, then those activate and act normally from there. If all three dotted fish land on a candy, in total, 12 jelly fish will swim on. If it lands on a blocker or a jelly without candy above, nothing will happen.
New (since late November 2019)
All other candies with the same colour of the jelly fish in mix will transform into jelly fish, then activate and search targets immediately.
This behavior is the same as in sequel games.
Jelly Fish Blue For unknown reasons, the two don't mix.

This may be because many jelly levels have several jelly fish adjacent to one another. (Level 256 is an example.)

CoconutWheel Will not mix and is an invalid move. They appear rarely, and this arrangement is only possible in a few levels.
Lucky Candy Red Will not mix.

Notable levelsEdit

  • Level 100 - First unofficial appearance (locked by Liquorice Lock).
  • Level 246 - First official appearance (but in marmalade).
  • Level 251 - First 6 coloured level with jelly fish (formerly, prior to 6 coloured levels being phased out).
  • Level 797 - First level with locked jelly fish (officially).
  • Level 891 - First level with jelly fish in sugar chests.
  • Level 965 - First level where jelly fish have a fixed colour.
  • Level 990 - First 4 coloured level with jelly fish (officially).
  • Level 1247 - First ingredients level with jelly fish.
  • Level 1253 - First level with jelly fish on the board, not encased in any blockers.
  • Level 1640 - First moves level with jelly fish (officially).
  • Level 1832 - First timed level with jelly fish (prior to the removal of timed levels).
  • Level 1849 - First jelly-ingredients mixed level with jelly fish.
  • Level 2185 - First candy order level with jelly fish.
  • Level 2406 - First level with bobbers (an element which spawns jelly fish).
  • Level 3000 - First level with jelly fish order.
  • Level 3062 - First level where jelly fish order appears alongside another order.
  • Level 3073 - Formerly the first five-coloured level with jelly fish order, until the level was redesigned.
  • Level 3211 - First level requiring jelly fish order that can only be fulfilled by opening lucky candies, since there are no bobbers on the board.
  • Level 3363 - First level requiring jelly fish order where jelly fish are on the starting board.
  • Level 3807 - First jelly-order mixed level with jelly fish order.
  • Level 4309 - First jelly-order mixed level with jelly fish on the board.
  • Level 4599 - First level to feature jelly fish with a non-spawning colour and first level to feature yellow jelly fish when said colour doesn't spawn.
  • Level 4657 - First level to feature jelly fish in crystal candies.
  • Level 4925 - First level to feature jelly fish with a non-spawning colour in sugar chests.
  • Level 5352 - First level with jelly fish cannon.
  • Level 6099 - First level to feature jelly fish with a non-spawning colour in marmalade.
  • Level 6148 - First level to feature jelly fish in sugar coats.
  • Level 6258 - First level to feature red jelly fish when said colour doesn't spawn.
  • TBA - First level to feature purple jelly fish when said colour doesn't respawn.
  • TBA - First level with special jelly fish.



Jelly Fish in a Sugar Crush.

  • The key to winning levels 285 and 342 is mixing a jelly fish and a colour bomb.
  • Although striped fish, wrapped fish and dotted (colour bomb) fish can only be made by combining jelly fish with their respective special candies it is possible that striped, wrapped and colour bomb jelly fish may naturally appear on the board or in blockers in a later level.
  • Currently, the jelly fish + jelly fish and jelly fish + coconut wheel combinations don't exist, though it is possible that they may be added at a later date, similarly to how popcorn couldn't be destroyed with the lollipop hammer at first but now it can after an update.
    • For the popcorns, jelly fish avoid them even if there are jellies below. The same happened on the magic mixer, but only on old mobile versions.
  • There is actually a glitch when you make a move which triggers a jelly fish, after the jelly fish finished his actions, if you wait for a hint, the game will give you a matchless move. It does not happen on mobile.
  • If the fish will eat a candy which is near to them, they will swim very slowly. If it goes to a candy which is far, it will swim fast. In any case, they will swim for the same time length.
  • Jelly Fish may look like hard candy, although it's likely meant to resemble Swedish Fish, a soft wine gum candy.
  • If you combine a colour bomb with a striped candy, and there are jelly fishes of the same colour of the striped candy on the board, they will not be triggered normally, but will be transformed into striped candies as well. This also happens to combinations with jelly fishes.
  • Only one jelly fish can attack one square at a time. This may prove problematic for levels such as level 280.
  • Jelly Fish can also eat other jelly fish left, setting them go, unless the incoming Jelly Fish is with a combination, in which case the combination effect activates first.
  • This is a rare occurrence: If a cascade has stopped during the process of a jelly fish, the fish in action will be counted into a new cascade phase and may form a new sugar drop.
  • After Drizzly Dale was released, jelly fish no longer appear in only jelly levels.
    • It appears in ingredients levels (first appearance in level 1247), moves levels (first appearance in level 1640), timed levels (first appearance in level 1832), mixed levels (first appearance in level 1849) and finally candy order levels (first appearance in level 2185).
  • Jelly Fish appear in Delicious Drifts where they are frozen in a giant ice cube and Paul wants to get them out.
  • Jelly Fish is one of the special items to have appeared as a character in the game. The other item is the candy frog which appears in Glazed Grove.
  • Tiffi eats 500 of these a day because it is good for her joints.
  • In level which contains candy bombs, if Jelly fish is activated when the bomb has reached zero, it's counted as game over, although the jelly fish is about to destroy jellies at that move. However, this happens only on web versions
  • A rare case on mobile version is that, if too many jelly fish are made from remaining moves, chance is that some of the fish will land on an empty tile and give exactly 1,000 points. This can be seen in 585 if you use a colour bomb + striped candy comb.
    • Before converting moves into fish, if a remaining jelly fish lands on an empty tile, it scores 0 points.
    • However, on web version (1132 for example), fish landing on empty tile will score 0 points, even during Sugar Crush.
  • The title screen of old mobile version has a red jelly fish among many common candies. It was also the only special candy on that screen.
  • Jelly Fish can eat any kind of candy, but difficult candy is their favorite.
  • In the sequel games Candy Crush Soda Saga and Candy Crush Jelly Saga, there is a similar candy, named candy fish, which can be formed by making a 2×2 square of same coloured candies. Said fish candy also has a high priority of targeting something, in this case, blockers. However, it may not necessarily target the candies which are essential for passing the level.
    • The fish in that game, when activated, will only spawn one fish each and it does not go offscreen. It also makes the sound when the fish are produced by the player or cascades, unlike in this game in which it does not make a sound when they are created by mystery candies.
    • However, in those games, there are other/new ways to create a fish aside from the situation mentioned above. In Candy Crush Soda Saga, a light green fish appears on the green soda if any candy over it are destroyed, purple fish when they match a purple candy in 2×2 square, pink fish when the wrapped fish is revealed in Frosting levels, and can appear in Soda Crush. In Candy Crush Jelly Saga, they are activated when the fishing net is destroyed. Their color are the same when the player makes a cyan fish (light green fish which is the same color of fish when appeared in green soda in Candy Crush Saga's sequel in earlier versions). They also appear when Sugar Crush happens.
    • In Candy Crush Friends Saga, Tiffi has a skill of turning candies into candy fish on the board. Also in that game, candy fish are more likely to target objects that help in level requirements, like tiles without jam, candies below cookies, and so on.
  • On web version, if a jelly fish hits a piece of locked chocolate, both the chocolate and the lock will be destroyed at the same time. This does not happen on mobile.
  • Jelly fish can be required as part of the order in candy order levels, starting from level 3000. They are the first element to be required as part of the order on HTML5 only.
  • According to the files, striped jelly fish, wrapped jelly fish and colour bomb jelly fish will be able to appear on the starting board of levels in the future.
  • Regular jelly fish have the tile map code 049.
  • Jelly fish have the order number "21".
  • Jelly fish are able to spawn from candy cannons from level 5352.
Jelly fish eat locked chocolate

Jelly fish eat three locked chocolate squares with both liquorice lock and chocolate (web)


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