A special candy is an unofficial name for a candy that has powerful effects once cleared and matched. Upon activation, its power will destroy more candies and yield a much greater score than a simple match of three. They can also be matched when just 2 special candies are side-by-side; the match will produce a very powerful effect much stronger than if they are activated separately.
These are all special candies and their combinations in Candy Crush Soda Saga. Each has its effect, which can help a player pass a level.
|Candy Fish||Destroys one candy on the field. Under certain levels, it will target soda bottles or blockers first.||4 candies of the same color in a 2x2 square|
|Striped Candy||Clears an entire row or column, depending on the direction of the stripes.||4 candies of the same color in a row/column|
|Wrapped Candy||Clears the surrounding eight candies, activates twice.||5 or 6 candies of the same color in T or L shape|
|Color Bomb||Clears all candies of the color you matched it with.||5 candies of the same color in a row/column|
|Coloring Candy||Transforms all candies of the color you matched it with to its color.||6 candies of the same color in a T shape|
Special candy combinations
If the player joins any 2 special candies next to each other, they will cause an even better effect. The following shows the effect of some combos.
|Candy 1||Candy 2||Combining Icon||Effect||Combining Image|
|Striped Candy||Striped Candy||+||Clears the row and column where the candies were joined. The effect is independent of the direction of the stripes.|
|Wrapped Candy||Wrapped Candy||+||Clears a 5x5 square of candies around where the candies were joined, activates twice.|
|Candy Fish||Candy Fish||+||Activates 3 candy fish.|
|Striped Candy||Wrapped Candy||+||Creates a 3x3 striped candy that clears the 3 rows and 3 columns around the tile where it was created.|
|Striped Candy||Candy Fish||+||Creates a striped fish that targets one candy and clears the row or column the target candy was on.|
|Wrapped Candy||Candy Fish||+||Creates a bomb fish that targets and blows up the surrounding 8 candies around the target candy.|
|Striped Candy||Color Bomb||+||Converts all of the candies in the striped candy's color to a striped candy, then they all activate.|
|Wrapped Candy||Color Bomb||+||Converts all of the candies in the wrapped candy's color to wrapped candy, then they all activate.|
|Candy Fish||Color Bomb||+||Converts all of the candies in the candy fish's color to candy fish, then they all activate.|
|Color Bomb||Color Bomb||+||Blows all candies off the screen and takes a layer from blockers.|
|Striped Candy||Coloring Candy||+||Major Effect: all regular candies on the board that are the same color as the mixed striped and coloring candy will turn into striped candies and be activated right away (for a full description of the effect, see the Coloring Bomb page).|
|Wrapped Candy||Coloring Candy||+||Major Effect: all regular candies on the board that are the same color as the mixed wrapped and coloring candy will turn into wrapped candies and be activated right away (for a full description of the effect, see the Coloring Bomb page).|
|Candy Fish||Coloring Candy||+||Major Effect: all regular candies on the board that are the same color as the mixed fish and coloring candy will turn into fish and be activated right away (for a full description of the effect, see the Coloring Candy page).|
|Color Bomb||Coloring Candy||+||The Rainbow Kimmy appears and then an explosion destroys all candies and blockers on the screen (see exceptions for honey blocks and bubble gums in the Coloring Candy page).|
|Coloring Candy||Coloring Candy||+||The Rainbow Kimmy appears, and the color of all candies on the board transforms into that of the selected coloring candy.|
- If you create another special candy during having a striped candy or more, they won't be destroyed immediately by striped candy. This is the difference when you play Candy Crush Saga.
- Combining Color Bomb + Coloring Candy was redesigned after some players said that the combination was similar like combining two color bombs.
- This mechanism was seen in Candy Crush Jelly Saga on June 8, 2017, but it was fixed on June 13, 2017.
- Combining Color Bomb with Wrapped candies in Candy Crush Saga was the same as one in Candy Crush Soda Saga after Taffy Treetops was released (create many wrapped candies in the same colour).
|Candy Crush Soda Saga special candies|