By Adrian Gardner
Fish … although some levels of Candy Crush Saga conclude with a “swimming
fish” bonus (and it's a purchasable boost on some levels too)
from level 246 onwards coloured fish can appear in place
I think (but TBC) that they can also be randomly
encountered on level 231 onwards when replacing '?'
If you make a valid swap (ie line of three, or more) which
contains a fish then that line goes as normal AND three
extra fish “swim on” from the edge of the screen and each
make a beneficial clear of a cell - somewhere. (note the cell
can be one with, OR WITHOUT, a candy in it)
NOTE in the example pictured above
(which is a few goes in), the
can ONLY have it's jelly cleared by line blasts and other
specials OR by a fish.
Here triggering a fish combo (ie in the right frame) could
yield a clearance of the jelly in a full, or in an “empty” cell on the left frame. Fish will always try and clear a jelly cell, if
there is one.
Where it gets more clever is when you swap a fish with a
If you swap a fish with a stripped (vertical or horizontal)
candy (of any colour, they DON'T have to be the same
colour!) results in the three fish swimming on and depositing AND triggering
three striped candies (randomly vertical or horizontal, NOT
the same as the one you swapped the fish with) in random
(but beneficial) locations. NOTE – they can ONLY “swap” a
candy – if the cell is empty it will just clear the jelly, NOT
“create” a new striped candy – so best played with a full play area!
In a similar way, swap any coloured fish with any coloured
wrapped candy and the three fish swim on and deposit AND
triggering three wrapped candies (again, only if the cell has
a candy in it already).
Likewise, swap other specials with a fish for extra bonuses
(not tested at this time!)
When you've got fish the tactics are …
- keep chocolate away from it (it will “eat” it and therefore
- if possible play specials with a fish. DOESN'T have to be a
line of three, just one “special” with just one fish, of any
- try and keep jellied areas full of candies, especially area
which don't re-fill, so specials can have maximum effect
- if possible, save some fish for near the end – if you've only
got two jelly cells to clear, but in hard-to-get-at places one
fish will do them.
If 3 fish are triggered, they will only attack a piece
of jelly ONCE.
So if you have a double thick piece it will only clear the
A colour bomb and a fish if swapped turn 3 random candies
into fish, which then turn into 3 MORE fish.
So 1 colour bomb with a fish makes NINE fish!!