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Episode 169
World (Flash) 47
World (HTML5) 34
Levels 2511-2525
Characters Jean-Luc
Champion title Tropical Trooper
New features None
Release date Web - 17 May 2017
Smartphone icon - 31 May 2017
Difficulty Nearly Impossible
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Watermelon Waves is the 169th episode of Candy Crush Saga and the first episode of World Forty-Seven. This episode was released on 17 May 2017. The champion title for this episode is Tropical Trooper.


Tiffi and Jean-Luc are at the beach. Jean-Luc puts watermelon peel on his hat.


This episode contains levels 2511-2525.

Watermelon Waves is a Nearly Impossible episode. It has one somewhat hard level: 2511, seven very hard levels: 2513, 2519, 2520, 2522, 2523, 2524 and 2525, five extremely hard levels: 2512, 2514, 2515, 2517 and 2521, and one notorious nearly impossible level: 2518. Overall, it is still a nearly impossible episode even after several nerfs and downgrades. The current mean is 7.07 and is slightly harder than the previous episode. Before the nerfs and downgrades, this used to have a mean of 8.2 (including pre nerf 2521), making it the hardest episode in the game along with Popsicle Plateau.

Target score Jelly Ingredient drop Timed Objective Mixed
0 4 3 0 4 4
The easiest :
Level 2516
The hardest :
Level 2518
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple



Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Mixed Level 2511 Jelly Level 2516 Jelly Level 2523
Lockedhard Hexagon levels
Level 2514Level 2517Level 2518Level 2523Level 2525

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 5 1 0



  • Candy order levels return after their absence in the previous episode, Savory Springs.
  • This is the second episode in a row without moves levels.
  • This is the 10th episode in a row without timed levels.
  • Every level has 25 moves or less.
    • 12 levels have less than 20 moves!
  • This episode shares its second word with a Dreamworld episode, Whimsical Waves.
  • On a recent major update, several minutes before the release of this episode, Dreamworld version has been now removed on web. It was previously removed on mobile a while back.
  • Also, the extra time booster was removed, possibly because of the continuous absence of timed levels in later episodes.
  • This episode ends the 97th Hell's Cluster (2506-2515), but it also starts the 98th Hell's Cluster (2517-2540).
  • This is the eighth episode to have the name of a fruit in its title.
  • This is the first episode to have several 6 color levels in a long time. The last episode to have a 6 color level is Blooming Backyard, but that episode only has 1, so the last episode to have several 6 color levels is Frosty Fields, with 2, which was 13 episodes ago.
  • This episode's pathway is shaped like Gummy Galaxy's, but is red instead of hot pink. This breaks the trend of a hot pink pathway every 9 episodes starting from Treacle Retreat. The new trend continues until the end of Flash version.