The moon scale is unstable, making the activation of colour bombs risky to do.
Moon struck will prevent candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale from spawning from spawning as the board has five colours. If blue colour appears on the left side of the moon scale, 20 additional candies have to be collected in addition to the 4 candies the player has to collect six moves after the moon struck. This has to be repeated if blue colour appears again on the moon scale. Finally, if blue appears on the left side of the moon scale after the second moon struck, the player only has five moves to remove the remaining blue colour candies since the colour removed will not return for the remaining five moves, making it impossible to win if the player does not finish the order when moon struck is in effect.