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Popcorn blocker

Popcorn is a tough blocker in Candy Crush Saga. It first appears in the 53rd episode, Eggnog Emporium. The first level in which it is featured is level 771.

AppearancesEdit

First appearance Latest appearance
Level 771 Level 7370

For the list of levels with this blocker, see here.

PropertiesEdit

Popcorn is a stationary blocker occupying one space that takes three hits to clear. When it is hit by the effects of a special candy the popcorn grows larger on the square upon which it sits. When it is hit a second time it grows even larger and starts flashing. When it is hit a third time it pops and turns into a colour bomb that can immediately be used by the player.

Note that unlike most blockers such as multilayered icing, marmalade or liquorice swirls, it is immune to adjacent matches! Also, popcorn blocks the effect of striped candies and their combinations, just like liquorice swirls, liquorice fence and liquorice curls. If a striped candy's effect hits a popcorn blocker, it will increase the size of the popcorn as described above, but the effect is blocked, so none of the candies beyond it are affected. Therefore, popcorn is possibly one of the strongest blockers in the game, considerably more so than the five-layered icing.

  • If a Popcorn is found inside a Sugar Chest, it keeps the resistance, but it cannot take damage before opening the chest.
    • However, there is a small difference between both versions. At the last stage, if a striped candy's effect hits popcorn, candies beyond it are also affected. This is only seen on web version, while in mobile version, candies beyond it are not affected.
  • A popcorn can appear under liquorice lock. This type of popcorn is even more durable, which can take four hits before destroyed.
  • Popcorn is a stationary blocker unless it is placed on the conveyor belt at the beginning. In this case, the popcorn moves along the belt.
  • If a lucky candy on a conveyor belt turns into popcorn, it will be popped immediately.
  • Newer episodes now have popcorn with lower durability. An exception is Level 773, right after their introduction.

TriviaEdit

  • This blocker was released prematurely. For one week, it could be found in mystery candies, but only in Dreamworld. Later, it was removed from the game.
    • This blocker is not officially released in Dreamworld. Only three DW levels in only one episode feature popcorn: 414, 415, 424; all of them which were updated after the release of Dozy Dawn and concurrent to the removal of the Toffee Tornado.
    • Later, when it was officially introduced, it did not appear in Dreamworld until the release of Hoax Hollow when the toffee tornadoes are removed and it is added in some of the redesigned levels.
    • After some update, it also has a very low chance of coming out of a mystery candy. 770 and before with popcorn coming out of mystery candy is rare. 771 and beyond can occasionally spawn popcorn out of a mystery candy.
  • This is the third blocker that takes exactly three hits to destroy - the first two being three-layered icing and three-layered sugar chests. The blocker's invulnerability to adjacent matches still makes this blocker much more difficult than 5-layered icing.
    • While taking a third hit will turn popcorn into a colour bomb, this hit is not resisted in web version, and will go through candies behind. On mobile however, this hit will be absorbed and anything behind stays unaffected. This difference is obvious in level 1738.
  • This blocker is NOT immune to colour bomb + colour bomb combinations. In fact, as a result of its release, the double colour bombs may have been updated to destroy all blockers.
  • Jelly fish avoid popcorn, even when there is jelly underneath the popcorn.
    • However, if Jelly Fish are combined with special candy, they may target a square adjacent to popcorn, in which case, the resulting detonation causes the popcorn to take a hit.
  • This is the only blocker which turns into a special candy when it is destroyed.
  • For a long time, cake bombs could not affect popcorn. An update in November 2019 has changed this behavior, such that each cake bomb explosion can damage each popcorn once.
  • Popcorn is currently one of the more common blockers of the game, as well as being one of very few elements which has appeared in almost every episode since its debut.
  • This was the last original blocker (locked chocolate is classed as its own blocker but not original since it is essentially chocolate in a liquorice lock), until the release of the Magic Mixer. Speaking of which, the magic mixer has yet to spawn popcorn and it is unknown if it ever will.
    • The special magic mixers have never spawned a single popcorn, even after getting the list of dark chocolate, waffle and crystal candy.
  • In chronological order this is the blocker which is required as part of a candy order, after icing, chocolate and liquorice swirls. Unlike those three which are worth 100 points each, it is worth 10,000 points, even more than combination orders.
    • However it was glitched on mobile v1.70, where the points will show up, but not actually added. This glitch still exists as of the latest mobile version.
  • Prior to the release of Delicious Dynasty, popcorn could not be destroyed by a lollipop hammer. After said episode was released that changed so hitting a popcorn with a lollipop hammer would damage it. However, after release of Watermelon Waves, on Flash, the changes were reverted, meaning you can't hit it with a lollipop hammer again.
    • One day later, mobile v1.67 was released and it included this change. There is even an info screen to indicate how to deal with popcorns.
    • However, jelly fish still can't damage popcorn or target jelly that is under popcorn even if it is the only jelly left on the board.
  • Popcorn will be immediately destroyed if you collect popcorn by lucky candy in conveyor belt, because stationary blockers cannot be on conveyor belts.
  • Of the first four blockers that are required as part of the order (popcorn, icing, chocolate and licorice), this is the only one where the order can never ask for 100 or more of this blocker. This is only possible if there are lucky candies.
  • Much like licorice swirls, popcorn blocks the effect of striped candies when locked, in marmalade or in sugar chests.
  • Popcorn has the tile map code 054 (in its first stage). Popcorn in its second stage has the tile map code 158 and popcorn in its third stage has the tile map code 157.
  • Popcorn has the order number "18".
  • The first HTML5 exclusive blocker combination involves popcorn (specifically, popcorn in sugar chests, in Syrup Square). Chocolate in sugar chests is officially introduced in the previous episode, although chocolate in sugar chests can appear on Flash version as well (in level 2391), while popcorn in sugar chests can only appear on HTML5.
  • Popcorn appears on the board having already taken some damage (with 2/3 or 1/3 durability) in level 6118 and Level 773, respectively. The popcorn gives a colour bomb when popped, regardless of which stage it's at on the start of a level.
    • Coincidentally, those levels are part of an episode that was released on Christmas Day on Windows 10. Popcorn itself was officially introduced in Eggnog Emporium, which is also a Christmas-themed episode.
    • Both types of popcorn with less durability are unofficially introduced in level 6107, due to redesigning. Since they appear in crystal candies in this level, it is proven that popcorn with less durability can still appear in encasing blockers.
    • This can be seen as one of the elements to be released across more than one year. One-stage popcorn was introduced in 2014, two-stage popcorn and three-stage popcorn were both introduced in 2019.
  • The order icon for it is in 1/3 durability.

Notable levelsEdit

GalleryEdit

Please note that popcorn may never make an official or an early appearance in Dreamworld outside of the removal of Toffee Tornadoes.

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