- Prevent a player from accessing or using candies (i.e. liquorice locks, marmalade, and sugar chests)
- Prevent candies from taking up a space unless cleared (i.e. icing and cake bombs)
- Prevent a special candy (in particular, Striped Candies) from performing their normal function (i.e. popcorn and licorice swirls)
- Cover up candies (i.e. chocolate)
- Spawn other blockers (i.e. chocolate spawners and magic mixers)
- Prevent a level from being completed (i.e. candy bombs)
Typically, blockers take up a square (with the exception of 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, with the exception of 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 types of blockers, however. The first level to have two different types of blockers is level 25, and the first to have three different types of blockers is level 52.
Despite some blockers being a nuisance, some blockers are useful. For example, liquorice swirls, marmalade, and icing can prevent chocolate from spreading, and chocolate can engulf a candy bomb. Marmalade sometimes guards special candies to use to your advantage.
List of blockers
|Blocker Name||First appearance||Unique properties||Overall Threat|
|Regular icing||It is the first blocker to be introduced.||Low|
|Prevents candies from being moved or destroyed. May also hold candy bombs and other special forms of candies.||Medium|
|Chocolate|| Normal: Episode 5|
|Multiplies and replaces an adjacent candy if not broken in a move.||
Beneficial, If Replacing Bombs
|Marmalade||A weaker version of the liquorice lock. Usually protects special candies, but in later levels, the cover up normal candies and even candy bombs.||None or Very low|
|Liquorice swirl|| Normal: Episode 7|
|Cannot be matched, and resistant to special candy powers.||Medium|
|Candy bomb||Episode 8|
|Limits the number of available moves, unless cleared.
Grant large point boosts when cleared, especially with a color bomb.
Very high if combined with Licorice Loc
|Multilayered icing||Maximum of five layers. The one-layered version is the easiest blocker to be cleared.||Very low to Somewhat high|
|Chocolate spawner|| Normal: Episode 12|
|Permanent throughout the level.
Produces chocolate every two moves when there's no chocolates on the board
|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|
|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 which contain certain locked-up items.||Low to Somewhat high|
|Popcorn||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.
|Magic mixer||Normal Episode 90 Level 1326||It can produce predetermined blockers on the board per three or two moves (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.
|Very high to Extremely high depending on spawn type, amount, and frequency.
Also Beneficial in some cases.
|Bobber||Normal Episode 162 Level 2406||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.
|Candy Cane||The candy cane appears between tiles, much like ingredient exits and teleporters. The candy cane is indestructible. It doesn't block special candy effects. If a blocker is on one side of the candy cane then matches on the other side will have no effect. They block candies from falling. 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. It is unlikely that chocolate can spread through the candy cane.||Variable|
|Waffle||The waffle is very similar to multilayered icing but it is mobile, like a multilayered liquorice swirl. It is maximum of five layers. Waffle can get "eaten" by chocolate.||Somewhat low to Somewhat high|
|Dark Chocolate||The dark chocolate is very similar to chocolate. It is maximum of three layers.||Somewhat high to Very high|
|Randomly moves around every two turns, destroying candies (and sometimes blockers), and blocking the tiles. Can make an entire level luck-based and unpredictable, and often greatly increases its difficulty.
This blocker has been nerfed several times before finally being eliminated completely.
- Two-layered icing is presented in the initial layout before the sachet. However, a sachet can be seen if a layer is removed from a two-layered icing.
- The most infamous blockers of Candy Crush Saga are: chocolate, chocolate spawners, candy bombs, five-layered icing, 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 and sugar chests.
- On mobile, there used to be a glitch, so Bobbers unofficially appeared in levels 426-434. The glitch has been fixed.
- Blockers can sometimes be beneficial. Most specifically, when a coconut wheel is set off, and there is a blocker in front of a colour bomb, or another coconut wheel, the blocker will prevent the active wheel from setting off those special candies blocked. It may also prevent the impact of detrimental blockers. However, the special candies under coconut wheel activates on mobile version.
- The most helpful blocker is the bobber, since it spawns jelly fish when hit.
- Since Divine Diner, blockers are even required. Some levels rely entirely on Magic Mixers to complete.
- Immobile blockers are also helpful when blocking out a candy bomb/liquorice dispenser, or preventing chocolate from passing though.
|Candy Crush Saga blockers|