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This page is about the special candy. For the booster, see Colour Bomb (booster).
Not to be confused with Candy Bomb or Cake Bomb.
Color bomb (trans)

Colour Bomb is a special candy in Candy Crush Saga. It is formed by matching five or more candies of the same colour in a row or column. When formed, it gives the player at least 200 points.

Web descriptionEdit

Matching 5 candies in a row creates a Color Bomb. Combining a Color Bomb with any candy of any color will clear all the candies of that color

PropertiesEdit

Colour Bomb Icon

Colour Bomb (animation)

A Colour Bomb is quite unlike other candies because it can be swapped with any candy on board not captured in a blocker. When swapped with a candy, all of that colour on the board will be detonated, and following an update they give lots of points when used. If it is destroyed it will pick a candy colour with most candies on the board. This special candy is generally quite weak on its own considering how hard it is to make, but when mixed with other special candies, or when the board has only 4 colours, it can create some extremely big and useful effects.

StrategyEdit

Making a colour bombEdit

  • Always take in mind that colour bombs are much harder to obtain than striped and even wrapped candies.
  • If there is a line of five candies, in which all but the central candy is of the same colour, and that there is a candy of this colour diagonally between both candies. Generally, you will like to lower the correct candies until they are on the same height and then go to close the gap.
  • It is possible, but more luck dependent, to form a colour bomb through a vertical match of five by making a horizontal match which closes the gap.

Using the colour bombEdit

  • The colour bomb is considered as the most powerful special candy in the game. It both removes all the candies of this colour, and simplies the board. This will bring you to a great advantage in most levels in this game.
  • In rare cases, if only two colours occupy a column, using a colour bomb on one of the colours will cause the other colour forming another colour bomb and ease your work.

CombinationsEdit

COLOUR BOMB SPECIAL CANDY EFFECT
Color bomb (trans) Striped2 (trans) Turns every candy of that colour (including special candies and those under Liquorice Locks or Marmalade, but not including Sugar Drops) into a striped candy in a horizontal-vertical pattern from top left along the rows and then activates them all.

Note: This will not activate other special candies. On iOS and Android it does activate them. 

Wrapped2 (trans) Old Effect (Still applies in candy frog combination):
Sets off the wrapped candy to clear every candy of the same colour on the board, then the colour bomb itself will clear the most abundant colour present on the board. In effect, this combination clears two colours, and usually scores massive amounts of points.
New Effect (Officially released as of Taffy Treetops):
Turns every candy of that colour (including special candies and those under Liquorice Locks or Marmalade, but not including Sugar Drops) into a wrapped candy then activates them all.
Color bomb (trans) Sweeps every tile, clears every candy inside and takes out one layer of blockers.
Candy Bomb Green Technically not a combination, but since value of candy bombs are also multiplied, the total score is much higher.
Jelly Fish Blue Creates three dotted fish that eat three candies as normal, and transform those candies into three more jelly fish. This has the potential to create twelve fish in total.
CoconutWheel The colour bomb activates. After, the coconut wheel will scroll in whatever direction was made and makes a full line of vertical/horizontal striped candies. Every candy (unless already a special one) scrolled past is turned into a striped candy. Then all scrolled candies are set off.

ScoringEdit

The formula without cascades is:

(Sum of candy values) × (Number of candies directly affected)

Where:

  • Candy value is: 3,060 per candy bomb, 540 per wrapped candy, 60 per other candy, and 0 for objects released from blockers. Jellies, orders and blockers affected in the process do not count. However, on Facebook version, jellies do count and can increase the score dramatically compared to if a colour bomb is used on a mobile platform directly on candies with jellies.
  • Number of candies include those released from locks or marmalade, but not those in sugar chests.
  • Case 1: before
  • Case 1: after
  • Case 2: before
  • Case 2: after
  • Case 3: before
  • Case 3: after
Examples:
Case 1 (candies only)
Use colour bomb on yellow candies. Score from 47,620 to 59,440.
Items: Yellow candy ×14, chocolate ×3
Calculation: (60 × 14) × 14 + 20 × 3 = 11,820 = 59,440 - 47,620. Results match.

Overall: 11,820 points earned.

Case 2 (with bombs)
Use colour bomb on blue candy bomb. Score from 108,640 to 183,520.
Items: Blue bomb ×3, blue candy ×3, locked blue fish ×2
Calculation: (3,060 × 3 + 60 × 3 + 0 × 2) × (3 + 3 + 2) = 74,880 = 183,520 - 108,640. Results match.

Overall: 74,880 points earned.

Case 3 (with bombs and jelly) (on mobile device)
Use left colour bomb on blue candy bomb. Score from 596,180 to 893,100.
Items: Blue bomb ×8, blue candy ×2, blue fish ×1, locked blue fish ×1, jelly ×1
Calculation: (3,060 × 8 + 60 × 2 + 60 × 1 + 0 × 1) × (8 + 2 + 1 + 1) + 1,000 × 1 = 296,920 = 893,100 - 596,180. Results match.

Overall: 296,920 points earned.

  • For Facebook, the calculation in Case 3 will be (3,060 × 8 + 60 × 2 + 60 × 1 + 0 × 1 + 1,000 × 1) × (8 + 2 + 1 + 1) + 1,000 × 1 = 308,920

Since common cascades multiply with cascade counts, it may also apply to colour bombs during cascades, which, not only increase multiplier, but also pick the most abundant colour. As a result, the score is even higher.

Appearances in the gameEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It looks like a chocolate ball with little coloured candies stuck to it.
  • Due to its appearance, some like to call it a "disco ball" or a sprinkled candy.
  • The Colour Bomb is inspired by Australian candy which are called "chocolate freckles"
  • About how a colour bomb sounds:
    • On web version, it has four variations, of blitzing (standard), wave (with striped combination), pulsing (with wrapped combination), and electric (double colour bomb combination).
    • Only the blitzing sound is used in mobile version for all possible cases.
  • Level 202 starts with 19 colour bombs on the board - the most out of any standard level.
    • A similar level, level 400, starts with 14 colour bombs on the board.
    • The mobile event Happy New Year at the end of 2015 has a single level of starting with 27 colour bombs.
  • When a Colour Bomb is created, it makes a sound similar to that of the start of a level.
  • Many fans of the game have created their own Colour Bombs in real life.
  • Combining a Colour Bomb with a wrapped or regular candy (options that clear less of the board) scores significantly more points than with a striped candy or another colour bomb. The highest scoring method is using one of the first two combinations to defuse a candy bomb.
  • Oftentimes, candy bomb has been mistakenly called for this. They are in fact opposites in terms of benefits towards this game. 
  • Colour Bomb + Striped Candy may be the best combination for clearing things, but for levels that worry about the target score only, like levels 47 and 433, it is the worst option. Moreover, on later levels where the one star target score is so high that clearing the objective will not give enough points such as levels 923 and 926, it should be used sparingly.
  • In Dreamworld levels it is not advisable to use them against one of the colours on the scale as it will tip over and you will fail the level. Combining it with striped candy would be better. It will not do this all the time, but it will most of the time, but it depends on how much. Watch the board carefully if one of the colours have too many candies, since setting the colour bomb off with something else has a high chance of clearing that colour.
  • It is impossible to create a colour bomb on quadrant levels. However, it's possible to be made when there are mystery candies in some levels.
    • As such, in level 467 (Reality and Dreamworld), if given colour bombs are all used up, you fail the level since it is a quadrant level.
  • In the beta versions, a colour bomb was just giving 1,000-2,000 points. Now it gives you more than 20,000 points. For example, if you mix a colour bomb with a red candy, and there are 12 red candies it will just give 720 points. Now it gives you 4,000-4,500 points for 12 red candies. However, level 297 was harder because of this.
  • Colour bomb will not animate in mobile versions.
    • On the other hand, it jiggles in web versions. Also, by making a colour bomb + wrapped candy combination with the old effect, the flashing colour bomb would beat like a heart instead.
  • When the colour bomb + striped candy combination is used on the striped candy with the same colour of the candy inside the liquorice lock or marmalade, the combination will destroy the blocker over these candies before they are activated.
  • This is a very rare occurrence, but if a colour bomb is swapped with a striped candy, and that striped candy is the only candy of its colour on the board at the moment, the two candies will simply disappear and the rest of the board will fall normally- no whole rows or columns are cleared.
  • Colour bombs can be made by destroying popcorn, which is officially introduced in the 53rd episode, Eggnog Emporium.
  • The colour bomb appears in achievement system in my profile (Sweet Combust, Tasty Explosion, and Divine Detonation).
  • If two or more colour bombs get caught at the same time during cascade (mostly by wrapped candies), it is possible that some of them will target the same colour, reducing the total effect.
  • The application icon of mobile version (all platforms) has a colour bomb on it. The other candies are one red candy and one orange candy.
  • On new ending splash screen after release of Raspberry Races, there is a colour bomb on the green yo-yo which Tiffi is playing.
  • Colour bombs also appear in other series games, like Candy Crush Soda Saga and Candy Crush Jelly Saga.
    • However, in two sequel games there is a new candy named coloring candy, which may be more powerful.

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