An Apple a day keeps the…BUNNY GOING MAD!!! GIMME CANDY!!
For more detailed information, you can find the full rundown on this here, but this post is more just a reminder. A reminder that at 12pm PDT the candy will reset and another piece will be available to collect at a random time starting AFTER that. So make sure you log into your game BEFORE 12pm PDT if you haven’t already collected your candy from the previous days release.
It’s time to find Candy #5. Per our test games and what we have seen via your comments, it seems most got the Bat Bucket/Candy first, then the Pumpkin Bucket/Candy second, Glowing Ghost Bucket/Candy third so we can only assume today the pattern will continue in the order of the 3 rotating. But still, this may vary by player. So look for any of the 3. (You may need to force close/restart your device to get it to show.)
Now for the basic details…
WHAT HAS TO BE COMPLETED TO START THIS?
In order for you to get the Jack O Lantern in your town and the Pink Brian Pre-Halloween candy grab to trigger, you need to actually have Brian in your town. (As the costume is for him.) Brian unlocks in District 6.
If you are past District 6, then look to see where your Jack O Lantern is. Just go to the task bar on the left hand side and tap on Pink Brian quest to open the info. The details in the Tombstones will pop up right over the top of where your Jack O Lantern is located. Tall buildings can hide it and it can drop ANYWHERE. (Mine landed on the shoreline.) But one I located it, I was able to move it to better spot.
WHAT MAKES THE CANDY APPEAR?
The candy is triggered each day by collecting rent from any building in your town. If it’s after 12pm PDT and you’re not seeing candy, try collecting $ from all buildings. Once you do this it should signal the candy to drop. So a good rule of thumb is to wait to collect until AFTER the Candy Time resets.
Once you tap on the building that triggers is (again, this can be ANYTHING) you will get a ***POOF*** similar to that of the Stewie Minions spawning on the sidewalk where the Bucket drops. Then the Bucket appears with sparklies coming out.
WHERE WILL I SEE THE CANDY?:
Candy/Buckets will only appear by the sidewalks/roads. So if you’re having trouble finding it (BEFORE 12pm PDT) try removing some of your roads that are hidden behind buildings to make it easier to find it on the NEXT drop. It is VERY small and can easily hide behind things, so I removed any sidewalks that run behind objects and most down to only a few sections. Just look out for the sparklies. They are narrow but go quite high up.
CAN I SEE THE CANDY BUCKET WHILE MOVING ITEMS?
NO! The Candy Buckets will NOT show up while in “Move Mode” for buildings. It, much like characters, becomes invisible as soon as you go into that mode. So make sure you are OUT of that mode while looking. Or you just get this…
instead of seeing this…
CAN I SEE IT BEHIND BUILDINGS?
Well, that all depends on the size of that building. The smaller to medium size ones you will only get a glimpse of the tips of the sparklies. (You can also see the difference Zooming In vs Zooming Out makes when looking.)
For the Large Buildings, like the Q, it will be impossible to see the Candy Bucket. Here is a size comparison of a Candy Bucket with sparkles vs the Q. That teeny lil black mass is the Candy Bucket and DOES have sparkles coming out. So imagine that lil thing BEHIND the Q.
SO HOW BIG IS THE CANDY BUCKET?
It sits on one lil square along the sidewalks edge. The sparkles go up a bit, but the Bucket is small. I want to say the size of a Stewie Minion. Can you spot it in this pic? (I even removed the sidewalks for those that removed them AFTER it drops and trying to find them. The one in pic is the Black Bat Bucket.)
Here is an image of Quahog Bank with the Candy Bucket on a sidewalk behind it Zoomed Out. Again, notice how tiny it is in comparison. So in a REALLY crowded town, you can easily miss it next to another building behind it too. (Roads running in between the two.) So pay close attention.
Can you spot the Candy Bucket in this one?
Basically, look for a small sparkly item. EVERYWHERE. Even along the edges of your town and rivers. Anywhere you have or had a sidewalk just placed.
I ONLY SEE A PIECE OF CANDY!?
For a few of you, it is easy to tap the Candy Bucket and trigger the Candy Piece to drop out. So, in you searching you might have done just that. If that is the case, instead of a Candy Bucket, you will see a Candy Piece.
The Candy Piece will auto collect after a bit, so if by chance you do trigger it and miss seeing it…check your Jack O Lantern for your Candy Piece Counts. One may have got by without you knowing it.
HOW MANY CANDIES A DAY DO WE GET?
ONE Candy a day. It drops anytime between 12 Noon PDT to 1159AM PDT the next day.
ARE THE CANDY BUCKETS TIMED?
YES. Once YOU trigger the Candy Bucket to drop in your town, you have 12 hours (so half the alotted time frame) to find it and collect your candy piece. So if you do not see it after the timer resets at Noon…come back later within 12 hours, collect rent again, and look again.
WHAT TIME IS NOON PDT?
Psst…if you need help with Time Zones check out this site…
PDT (for those that don’t know) is Pacific Time USA.
I STILL CAN’T SEE IT!?
If you have followed all the advice above and STILL have issues, try a basic troubleshooting technique. Force Close, Restart Device, and try again. Still no luck? If you saved your game to an email or Facebook (PLEASE DO THIS) then you can Uninstall/Reinstall the app and try again.
To date, there are NO issues with the Candy Bucket drops. All “issues” were just hidden buckets, player not far enough in game, not enough buildings collected on, or just unable to realize what they were looking for. That is why we are here to help. 🙂
There you have it. The ins n outs of the Candy Bucket hunt. 🙂
Now…GO GET ME SOME CANDY!!!!
What do YOU think of the event? Are you enjoying it? Thoughts on the Candy/Bucket Scavenger Hunt? Excited to get Pink Brian? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!