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Moves levels (also known as Target score levels) is one of the six level types in Candy Crush Saga. This level type's icon is orange with two white left and right arrows. Moves levels first appear in Candy Town, the first episode, with the first moves level being level 1.

Outside of the tutorials and the latest episodes, moves levels are sometimes very rare. In Reality, they make up 8.22% of all levels, at 284 moves levels currently. The first 14 often show special significance within an episode, before facing a long appearance drought. However, since World Twenty-Two, these levels are much more common, with many later episodes with 3 or more moves levels.

In Dreamworld, they make up 3.76% of the 665 Dreamworld levels, at 25 moves levels overall. 7 timed levels in Reality have been converted to moves levels as their Dreamworld counterparts.

The reason it might be rare is because it is highly associated with tutorials and it is the simplest level type. This is no longer the case, since later episodes regularly feature moves levels.

The currently trend is 0-5 moves levels per episode.

Compared to jelly levels, ingredients levels and timed levels, moves levels are the easiest type.

See the full list of moves levels here (full details) or here (quick view).


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Moves level icon on mobile.

To win moves levels, the player has to get a certain number of points using a set amount of moves. All the moves must be used. When there are no more moves left, Sugar Crush will activate all special candies on the board.

Web description

You have a limited number of switches before running out of moves. If you use up all your moves before reaching the score required to earn at least one star, you will fail the level.



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How to play (mobile)

Moves levels are usually easier than any other level types, But there are still some hard moves levels, such levels 122, 144, 646, 773, 1389, 1394, 1501, 1533, 1579, 1584, 1748, 1829, 1882, 1965, 1999, 2121, 2162, 2331, 2395, 2461, and 2492.

However, a majority of later moves levels are considerably complex, often utilising bombs to prevent you from completing them even if you have reached the target score. With moves levels, you must actually reach the end of the level (0 moves left) to pass; if you reach the target score but don’t reach the end of the level due to a bomb exploding, you will still fail the level, requiring the player to start again.


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How to play (Dreamworld, mobile)

Moves levels are the easiest types in Dreamworld. There are no extremely hard moves levels. However, there are some very hard move levels, but not too many unlike other types. Levels 43 and 114 are hard moves levels. They are considered to be hard due to candy bombs on level 114 and 122. Also, as with Reality, you need to reach the end of the level in order to pass; if the game ends by Odus falling down, you will still fail the level, requiring the player to start again.

Notable moves levels

Level 1 Reality

Level 1 - The first Moves level

  • Level 1 - The first moves level.
  • Level 98 - The 10th moves level.
  • Level 144 - Once considered the last moves level King would ever release, but this was proven false when Cereal Sea was released.
  • Level 609 - After 465 levels, this level resurrects the appearance of moves levels.
  • Level 735 - 20th moves level. This level was considered the hardest moves level before it was nerfed to easy.
  • Level 792 - The first moves level to have four colours.
  • Level 1389 - This level ended the trend of long appearance drought of these levels.
  • Level 1394 - 30th moves level. It is the first to have no regular candies spawn on the board (despite being a level where sugar drops are supposed to spawn) and having the one star target score of more than one million points. It is ironic that this level has four colours yet it remains extremely hard to complete and extremely hard to earn three stars.
  • Level 1438 - The moves level with the second most moves (47).
  • Level 1590 - The first level with locked magic mixers and the 40th moves level.
  • Level 1640 - The first moves level with jelly fish.
  • Level 1748 - Another moves level that used to be extremely hard. Now it's nerfed to Very Hard.
  • Level 1767 - 50th moves level.
  • Level 1835 - 60th moves level.
  • Level 1902 - 70th moves level.
  • Level 1947 - Highest target score for one star required at 2,000,000 points
  • Level 1950 - First moves level with a coconut wheel. As of this level the coconut wheel has appeared in all 6 level types and also 80th moves level.
  • Level 2026 - 90th moves level.
  • Level 2045 - Highest target score for one star required at 3,800,000 points, and the highest points-per-move rate at 253,340 points per move required for one star.
  • Level 2091 - First quadrant moves level.
  • Level 2100 - First milestone moves level.
  • Level 2131 - 100th moves level and the first moves level with mystery candy dispensers.
  • Level 2209 - 110th moves level.
  • Level 2271 - 120th moves level.
  • Level 2386 - 130th moves level.
  • Level 2492 - Last moves level before the hiatus of moves levels.
  • Level 2601 - First appearance of moves levels since level 2492 and also 140th moves level.
  • Level 2612 - First Nearly Impossible moves level.
  • Level 2640 - First moves level with only one colour at the start.
  • Level 2820 - Last moves level on Flash version.
  • Level 2830 - First moves level exclusive to HTML5 version.
  • Level 3009 - First moves level to have three colours.
  • Dreamworld version of level 358 - The first Dreamworld moves level after a gap of 214 levels.
  • Dreamworld version of level 646 - Final moves level in Dreamworld.



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    Hard Moves level

    Salty Canyon has 4 moves levels, the second highest in the game. This is topped by Candy Town, Spicy Shop, and Pastry Peaks with 5 moves levels. Salty Canyon episode used to be the only one to end with a moves level, until the release of the 110th episode, Milky Marina.
  • Salty Canyon, Milky Marina, Bonbon Beanstalk, Icing Islands and Hippy Hills are only episodes to have a moves finale: level 110, level 1640, level 1820, level 1835 and level 1940 respectively.
  • The first 5 moves levels used to be subtly different than all subsequent moves levels. These levels are all tutorial levels.
    • Upon reaching the one-star target score, Sugar Crush starts automatically, giving at least 3,000 points per move remaining, and the Sugar Crush is identical to ingredients, candy order, and mixed levels Sugar Crush. All subsequent moves levels do not have the early Sugar Crush; you must use all your moves. 
    • Now these levels are no longer giving striped candies during Sugar Crush.
  • Before the release of every recent episode prior to Cereal Sea and Bonkers Bakery, rumors were going around about the return of moves levels. However, it was always false including Dreamworld. It was believed that 144 could have been the last moves level ever until Cereal Sea came out.
  • Level 619 used to be a moves level, but it was a duplicate of level 609. It was later changed to a jelly level.
  • This and timed levels are the only types of levels where Sugar Crush can happen more than once. This happens if the player buys Extra Moves or Extra Time after failing to reach the target score.
  • This is the first level type introduced in Candy Crush Saga before the jelly levels.
  • After the release of the new candy cannons, this is chronologically the last level type where mystery candy cannons appear.
  • This is so far the only level type without bobbers.
  • Moves levels and Mixed levels are currently the only move-limited levels to have no level starting with 51 moves or more.
  • Currently, this is the only level type without an associated booster candy.
  • Some timed levels have been changed into this type.