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How to Beat Gummi Dragon Levels in Candy Crush Saga

How to Beat Gummi Dragon Levels in Candy Crush Saga 1

I Guess Cherries and Nuts Are Out of Style

Gummi dragon levels are a common sight in Candy Crush Saga. In this quick guide, I am going to explain how Gummi dragon work and how to beat them.

What Happened to Ingredient Levels?

If you are an older Candy Crush Saga player, you may remember ingredient levels. Gummi dragon levels have completely replaced those. Gummi dragon levels function the same as ingredient levels. You are still dropping things to win.

What Are Gummi Dragon?

In Gummi dragon levels, the goal is to drop the candy dragons to the green arrows found on the level. These arrows are normally at the very bottom of the game board. But this is not always the case, and they can be in different spots. Always make sure to check the level and see where the arrows are before you start making matches.

In Candy Crush Saga gumi dragon levels there are egg symbols that show where you can drop the dragons.
Screenshot of the Candy Crush Saga Android game.

Tips on How to Beat Gummi Dragon Levels

Make Sure the Bottom of the Level Is Cleared

To be able to drop Gummi dragons, you need to reach the green arrows. So you will need to get rid of all blockers in the way. Remove all licorice locks, chocolate, frosting, etc. Be careful of blockers like bombs and chocolate. These can blockers directly lead to you losing the level if you ignore them for too long.

Once you have the bottom area cleared, beating the level is often as simple as making one striped candy.

Candy Crush Saga level 171 is a gumi dragon level.
Screenshot of the Candy Crush Saga Android game.

Striped Candies Are Amazing on Gummi Dragon Levels

Remember that striped candies remove all candies and hit blockers in a line.

In early Gummi dragon levels often you can finish the level with one or two striped candies. Striped candy and a wrapped candy is also a winning combination.

  • Get the Gummi dragon above a green arrow.
  • Get a vertical striped candy below the Gummi dragon.
  • Active the striped candy.
  • The Gummi dragon will drop the arrow and leave the level.
A purple stripped candy below a Candy Crush Saga gumi dragon.
Screenshot of the Candy Crush Saga Android game.

Hundreds of years ago, when I first started to play Candy Crush Saga, I found the then ingredient levels to be very easy because of striped candy.

When to Use Coconut Wheels

I would use coconut wheels on any Gummi dragon level that looks or feels too hard. These boosters are quite common, and they can only be used on Gummi dragon levels. A well-timed use of a coconut wheel can drop many ingredients at the same time.

On some levels, you will get more than one wheel that will drop during the level. The number you get is different for every level.

Don’t Let the Gummi Dragons Get Stuck!

Don’t let Gummi dragons drop to a place where they can’t go down anymore. They will become stuck. You must do your best to avoid this!

A stuck gumi dragon. Without being matched left it can't leave the level.
Screenshot of the Candy Crush Saga Android game.

The only way to move stuck ingredients is to make a match with candy near it. Making a match this way is hard to do. You will need a huge amount of luck.

An example of how to free a stuck Candy Crush Saga gumi dragon. Make the match with the green candies and the dragon is free!
Screenshot of the Candy Crush Saga Android game.

A few levels require you to make a match like this, and these levels are very luck-based and are not very fun. You can use free switch candies to move ingredients around. But I try to save boosters unless I feel desperate.

A Candy Crush free switch booster.
Screenshot of Candy Crush Friends Saga Android game.

Some Levels Are Hard Because There Are Not Enough Moves

One common element found on very hard Candy Crush Saga levels is they don’t have enough moves! Often in these levels, you won’t be able to clear all the blockers in enough time. Levels like these require lots of luck or boosters.

You are going to need to plan all your moves and get the most value you can out of them.