Hint moves, or suggested moves, or possibly known as flashing candies occur when a player hesitates to make a move. This basically means a possible move suggested for a player as a hint. Of course, a player does not actually have to make those moves. Usually those are not the best moves so it is recommended you think of those hints as a way of making this board look fancy instead and come up with your own strategy. However, it can be useful for timed levels if you're having a lot of trouble finding a switch. Every few seconds, the same hint will flash until a move is made.
Two striped candies adjacent to each other usually are the first matches to flash. Same goes for two adjacent wrapped candies. A wrapped candy + striped candy are also very common hint moves. (What is the priority order).
A candy glitch happens when your computer lags. Some typical candies glow, instead of the candies which can be matched. (From the picture you can see the purple one glowing instead of the pre-matched candy (the blue one))
On levels that have liquorice locks, a suggestion could in fact be made even if it is not movable. Do not panic though if there are no moves but this is suggested because if you fake a switch, it will automatically shuffle.
- When candies flash at a candy match involving 4 or more candies (mostly resulting in a special candy), only 3 of the candies will flash.
- On web version, the flashing cannot be halted by making your own move. On mobile version, however, as soon as you move something, the flashing stops.