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New to this game? Maximize your coins and crystals on Beginner's Guide to Cookie Run.
Strategies for Special Episode 2 can be found in Tower of Frozen Waves for general strategies or Floors for specific mission.

Beginner's GuideEdit

The Beginners' Guide here is a condensed version of the one above. If you are not a novice player would like to skip this beginners' guide, click here to see the strategies.

When you first start the game, you'll only have Coin 001 10,000 and CookieRunCrystal 1. Your starter cookie will be Brave Cookie, and your starter pet will be Drop of Choco

CookiesEdit

What are cookies? Cookies are the playable characters that you control in the game. Each cookie has a distinct ability that will affect game-play. Cookies are ranked from C grade to S grade. S grade cookies have generally better abilities than those of the lower grades. You can only get cookies by leveling up.

PetsEdit

Pets are the small creatures that tag behind the cookie during your run. Similarly to cookies, pets have their own abilities, and are ranked from C grade to S grade. However, pets cannot be bought with coins. They can only be hatched from Eggs or found in Pets Lucky Draw. When a certain pet is used with a specific cookie, the cookie will receive a special bonus, which is highlighted under the cookie. 

Hatching Pets

Only hatch Extra Rare Eggs, as pets from other eggs can be found in Pets Lucky Draw. Pets will be randomly drawn from the egg, and repeated pets may appear. To prevent getting the same pet twice, fully upgrade all pets that can be hatched from the egg before buying the egg again.

TreasuresEdit

Treasures are objects that can further aid gameplay. They can be found randomly in treasure chests. Like pets and cookies, treasures have ranks. Treasures can be upgraded and evolved to improve their effects. At first, you'll only have one treasure slot, but if you complete the goals, you can unlock the other two slots. Do not use Crystals to open the other two slots!

Upgrading Treasures

Treasures may be upgraded in the 'Upgrade Treasures' section of the Treasures menu. A treasure's highest level is 9. Different treasure ranks have different upgrade prices and chances of failing. S-rank treasures are notorious for repeatedly failing treasure upgrades, especially in the last few levels. For the first 3 levels, upgrades mostly does not fail(was confirmed that there is a really small chance of failing) , but starting level 4, failures will start to occur.However, upgrading with crystals would guarantee 100% success, no matter the level.


Evolving Treasures

Some treasures can be evolved into better treasures. To evolve a treasure, you must collect the 2-3 specified ingredients and the base form of the evolved treasure. You can check what ingredients you still need by tapping on the treasure in the 'Evolve Treasures' menu. If you do not have sufficient ingredients, you can buy them with Magic Powder. Similarly to upgrades, treasure evolution may fail. You will not lose the treasure or ingredients if you fail. Rarely, a treasure can evolve into a Blessed treasure, which has better effects than the original. Whether Blessed evolution can be achieved through coin evolution is still disputed.

Some ingredients

Ingredients can be sold for coins or converted into Magic Powder.

IngredientsEdit

Ingredients are objects that need to be collected in order to evolve treasures. They can be found in Mystery Boxes that appear during runs, or can be made with Magic Powders. Different episodes give different ingredients in Mystery Boxes.

These are only the basics of the game. There are many more aspects of the game to be covered later!

Starting the game Edit

Leaderboard

The lobby of Episode 1. Cheesecake Cookie and Fluffy Cheese Cat's combi bonus is highlighted here.

LifeEdit

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You'll notice a bar on the top right corner that has hearts in it. That's the life meter. Everytime you play a game, one heart will disappear and you'll have to wait some time to get it back. When your life meter is empty, you'll have to wait some time before you can play your next game. To remedy this situation, go this forum thread and add people's Line IDs! Before long, your leaderboard will be full of people! Send people lives and they'll send you some back! Remember to turn your notifications ON, or else people will be unable to send you lives.

Invite some new friends!Edit

Just below the Episode Map button is a yellow button called Invite Event. Tap it and invite some friends! By inviting friends to the game, you can get prizes such as Gold Drop, which is very useful for beginners' coin farming. After inviting 50 friends, you'll get 100 free Crystals! You should use it to buy Angel Cookie, as their Magnetic Aura/treasure is very useful in the game. 

CurrencyEdit

CoinsEdit

Coin are the standard currency of the game. They can be obtained easily by playing and from Gifts Lucky Draw. They can be used to buy Cookies, upgrading Cookies, pets and treasures, and many others. It is unadvisable to exchange Crystals for them.

Crystal Edit

Crystal is the premium currency in the game. Crystals are much harder to obtain than coins. Use them wisely, don't waste them!

Other than purchasing, you can earn Crystal from:

Since June 1st, 2015, the daily Crystal reward system has received an overhaul. A new daily reward system replaced the existing one. Instead of giving 1 CookieRunCrystal and 30 GP daily, the new system gives different rewards on each day. Some days, players will receive Gift Points, Coins and Boosts, other days they will receive Crystals. On the 25th day of login for the month, the player will receive 15 Crystals. However, the new system requires players to play the game for at least 25 days a month in order to gain the large Crystal prize.

Also, since the Fortune Cookie Bakery's introduction, the 25th day of the month may have been replaced by a Rainbow Fortune Cookie Dough, and other days of the month may also have Brown/Silver/Golden Dough instead of boosts or coins or crystals.

Some treasure gives chances for getting free Crystal for logging in daily. Most of them can be earned from purchasing Supreme Treasure Chest, but some can be obtained for free. Most users will recommend using the Crystal for purchasing the Extra Rare Egg, which gives random A-grade and S-grade pets, but it may not be the best idea for you.

Remember again to use them wisely. Some players are managed to get high scores and good wealth because they're excellent on using Crystal very carefully.

Other Currency Edit

Magic Powder is a special type of currency that cannot be purchased with Crystals. It can only be gained from extracting Treasures and Ingredients (or failing to evolve treasures), and can only be used to create ingredients.

Gift Points can be obtained from inviting friends, sending/receiving lives, purchasing things and failing to upgrade treasures. For every 100 Gift Points, players may participate in the Gifts Lucky Draw, which allows players to win Coins, Boosts, Pets and rarely Cookies.

Keys are used to play on Special Episode: Ghost Pirate's Island of Coins and Tower of Frozen Waves. They cannot be sent or received and regenerate once every 20 minutes. They can be exchanged, 1 Key for 20 Lives 5 times a day.

Spending Coins (and Crystals) wiselyEdit

When you start the game, you are given a very limited amount of coins and farming methods. Crystals are also not easy to come by, since you'll probably not have a Crystal Engine yet, and you won't be getting much Crystal prizes from events. These are the things you should buy with Coins when you first start.

Energy upgrades

Don't bother with Jelly or Bonus Time upgrades, since your main problem here is going to be a lack of Energy. After you've achieved an Energy level of at least 20, you can start upgrading the other two.

Buttercream Choco Cookie

He'll give up to 25% extra coins per run, which is helpful for novice farmers. His unlock goal is very simple and you should be able to unlock him after your first game.

Treasure upgrades

The only treasures you should pay attention to are S-rank treasures, but they have an extremely high chance of treasure upgrades failing. Try not to use your crystals to upgrade treasures, especially for upgrades from Level 1 to 3 (they never fail)!

Spending CrystalsEdit

Angel Cookie

Angel Cookie is one of two Cookies you should buy with Crystals due to their treasure, Angel Cookie's Holy Feather, which provides Magnetic Aura, a feature vital in any game or strategy.

Mint Choco Cookie

An extremely good investment for new and seasoned coin farmers alike. His unlock goal is difficult to reach too (Get 40 Cookies), and even experienced players opt to buy him with Crystals. As of April 2015, there are exactly 40 cookies, excluding Mint Choco Cookie himself, Ginger Claus and L-rank cookies.

Extra Rare Eggs

The only Pet eggs you should ever buy. After hatching an egg, upgrade the pet you just hatched, regardless of whether you like the pet or not, before hatching a new egg. This prevents spitbacks.

Treasure evolution

Treasure evolution with Crystals has a higher chance of becoming a Blessed treasure than those from coin evolution. Some treasures' Blessed effects are much better than the original, such as Limited Edition Colorful Jelly Crown, whose Blessed evolution gives a Mini Magnetic Aura.

Big Supreme Treasure Sets

119 Crystals may look expensive, but it is much cheaper than to buy 7 Supreme Treasure Chests individually. These sets also give at least 3 S-rank treasures.

Things NOT to spend your Crystals onEdit

Any other Cookie besides Angel and Mint Choco 

Although their unlock goals may look formidable at first, they'll become easier to unlock when you get better than the game. Many players buy Cookies whose unlock requirements are to get a certain number of friends with Crystals, although these Cookies' unlock goals are actually the easiest to fulfil. To make matters worse, most of these cookies' abilities are considered inferior to others.

Treasure upgrades

It's just not worth it.

Common and Rare Eggs

These pets can be obtained from Pets Lucky Draw easily.

Coins and Lives

They're very easy to earn once you have many friends and are definitely not worth any Crystals.

All in all, this is merely a recommendation. If you feel the need to spend Crystals on these, feel free to do so.

StrategiesEdit

Check out the list of Cookies and Pets to find out what each one exactly does. 

Coin Farming Edit

There's a main technique for harvesting coins called "Coin Farming". However, these tips will help users maximizing their coin farming.

Cookie Relay Pet Treasures Random Boost
Mint Choco Cookie Buttercream Choco Cookie Coin Scale Angel Cookie's Rainbow FeatherStuffed Elephant Money BoxGolden Magic Flower Pot Boost12

Goodbye, Cheesecake Cookie!

Prior to the release of Mint Choco Cookie, Cheesecake Cookie was a coin farming staple. Mint Choco Cookie was found to be more effective than Cheesecake Cookie in coin farming later. This is not to say Cheesecake is completely ineffective now - if you don't have Mint Choco Cookie yet, using her still can generate a good amount of coins. This article is helpful if you want to compare their effects.

However, these cookies and treasures may not be easily accessible to newer players. If you do not have Cheesecake Cookie yet, this combination is a viable alternative.

Cookie Relay Pet Treasures Random Boost
Buttercream Choco Cookie None Gold Drop Angel Cookie's Holy FeatherGold Drop's Pure Gold Bar Boost12

Auto Farming Edit

Main article: Auto Farming

Another type of coin farming. Unlike coin farming, this type of farming does not require the player to pay attention to the game at all. Soda Cookie is used as his soda waves can help the cookie cross holes safely, while knocking away obstacles. This kind of farming usually gets around Coin 0017000-9000.

Cookie Relay Pet Treasures Random Boost
Soda Cookie None Coin Scale Very Wet DrinkVery Wet DrinkWonder Donut Boost10

Don't evolve the Wonder Donut.

Some of you may be wondering why, since evolved treasures always have a better effect than the original. Well, if you compare both the Wonder Donut and it's evolution, the Grand Revival Donut, you'll notice that they both give the same amount of revives or lifts. The only thing different is the amount of Energy given for each revive. And what's that difference exactly? 3 energy. The Wonder Donut gives 37 Energy for each revive, while its evolution only gives 40. Either way, if you collide with an obstacle after you revive, you die. The worst part is, evolving the Wonder Donut requires two SS-rank ingredients and one S-rank ingredient, which are extremely expensive to create with Magic Powders and difficult to farm for. Save your ingredients for something better instead.

XP Farming Edit

This type of farming focuses on earning XP instead of coins. It is very helpful for players at higher levels as leveling up becomes extremely challenging at those levels. The Extraordinary Limited Edition Cookie Comics can be replaced by any treasure that gives extra XP. The combinations below helps players run longer, and gain more XP while also gaining Coins.

Cookie Relay Pet Treasures Boost
Alchemist Cookie Bright Cookie Coin Scale Extraordinary Limited Edition Cookie ComicsExtraordinary Limited Edition Cookie ComicsExtraordinary Limited Edition Cookie Comics Double XP

Bright Cookie's combination with Wishing Star gives her a bonus 30% XP, the highest in the game. However, cookies in this combination cannot run as long as the former, and Ginger Claus is no longer obtainable. If you do not have Ginger Claus, do not use a relay.

Cookie Relay Pet Treasures Boost
Bright Cookie Ginger Claus Wishing Star Extraordinary Limited Edition Cookie ComicsExtraordinary Limited Edition Cookie ComicsExtraordinary Limited Edition Cookie Comics Double XP

Scoring (Season 4: Episode 1)Edit

Although there is no definite combination for scoring, this combination was highly popular in Episode 1: Escape from the Oven, back in Season 4. This combination has since been replaced by the one below. In later episodes, however, it becomes less effective and more diversified combinations will be seen. The 30% Increased Base Speed boost is used in lieu of 25% Slower Energy Drain to allow longer Coin Firework Parties, although this might be slightly more difficult to control.

Cookie Relay Pet Treasures Random Boost
Cheesecake Cookie Muay Thai Cookie Jelly Scale Angel Cookie's Rainbow FeatherStuffed Elephant Money BoxStuffed Elephant Money Box Boost04

Why not Mint Choco Cookie?

Despite Mint Choco Cookie being a better alternative for coin farming, the same cannot be said for Jelly Scale scoring. The reason for this lies in the 30% increased Base Speed boost. Mint Choco Cookie's coin production cannot be boosted or enhanced in any way as his coin production is random. Cheesecake Cookie's Coin Fireworks do not work the same way. Instead of generating a fixed number of fireworks, she generates fireworks during a certain period of time. While running faster, fireworks are generated faster, allowing more fireworks to be generated, and finally getting a higher score.

Scoring (General)Edit

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The high-scoring combination is often (and most probably) the latest cookie/pet that Cookie Run has released. However, since the Cookie's unlock goal for newer cookies are extremely difficult for newer players and those popular high-scoring combinations often requires treasures collected from Supreme Treasure Chest, those with lower experience or less Crystal generating treasures might need to hold on.

There are still common criteria on creating high scores:

  • Equip all boosts and "Energy Drains 25% Slower" Random Boost (except in Escape from the Oven where you might need "15% Points Bonus" or "30% Increased Base Speed" instead).
  • Try not to hit any obstacles, as even one or two hits will potentially loses you millions of points.
  • Equip treasures that also slows your energy drain. Magnetic Aura treasures can be a vital help to collect all jellies. But, watch out as some cookies may also generate a temporary magnetic aura during their skills, in which magnetic aura use becomes optional.

Higher Scores Edit

Although some users may agree with a specific combination that will hit the highest score of the leaderboard, some players have proven themselves that different combination requires different technique. Each player has their own unique skill. Some people's recommendation for high score may not work for you, it's better to find out and keep trying what's fit better with you.

  • Check your friends' high score combination using the Friends button, at the bottom of the leaderboard screen.
  • Try to avoid hitting an obstacle and causing you to lose energy. In fact, each obstacle hit will make you lose millions of potential points in the future.
  • The Angel Cookie's Rainbow Feather treasure is extremely useful, as not only does it give Magnetic Aura, it also increases the points gained from jellies. Its power is very vital for high scoring with any combination you own.
  • Both Magnetic Aura and Slower Energy Drain effect are vital for earning more scores while sustain on the longer run. Random boost can be reshuffled at half price until a useful one is in effect. 
  • Here's a list of the most popular combinations as of Season 4.
  • Like any other game, don't get too nervous when playing. Just relax and believe in yourself.

Tips and tricks!Edit


Here are some useful tips and tricks in the game.

  • Stages in Cookie Run are fixed, which means every obstacle will appear exactly where they are, only with a small jelly-related random variable that does not raise or lower the difficulty. Therefore, players can actually get used to the stages and run far. The only exception is the first stage of Escape from the Oven.
  • You can double jump at a hanging obstacle where you should have slide under. This is because the hit marker in the game is not registered as a "wall" to hurt the cookie. This is especially helpful in Ghost Pirate's Island of Coins, where Giant Gold Coins are found near to hanging obstacles.
  • Avoid using Magnet Jellies when pets that spawn items are equipped. Pets have a 'cool-down' period (the time needed to wait before the pet's next spawn), which will be paused while a Magnet Jelly is in effect.
  • When equipping Skating Queen Cookie or a treasure that gives performance points, an easy way to get these extra points is to tap the Jump button with two fingers at the same time. This will cause the game to recognize the tap as a double jump, but with the height of a normal jump, to prevent the cookie from falling into holes or hitting obstacles.
  • Bonus Time isn't worth upgrading beyond Level 30. Bonus Time caps out at 11 seconds, and all upgrades after level 30 just give score boosts.
  • Don't think you're completely safe in Giant Mode. While Giant, the Cookie can still fall through large holes (usually those which need double jumps, or delayed double jumps to cross). 
  • Adventurer Cookie is ineffective for Mystery Box farming in Dragon's Valley as most of the portals to the Hidden Ruins are blocked by moving platforms.
  • Two Magnetic Drink treasures have a stronger combined Magnetic Aura than Angel Cookie's Rainbow Feather, despite their individual Magnetic Auras being extremely weak. Therefore, equipping two magnetic drinks can be helpful, as it will drastically improve both attributes of the treasures and still have room for one more.
  • If you don't know when to jump or slide, just follow the jelly trail. Some stages may prove to be a challenge due to their lack of one, so you'll just have to go by experience.
  • At the end of a power-up or a cookie ability, most of the cookie will go slightly invincible (cannot fall or hit obstacles) for 2 seconds. Use this precious time to get back on your feet.
  • Blast Jellies will make cookies invulnerable to holes.
  • Consider flipping the jump/slide button. You may be more comfortable with the other setup that you never know.
  • You can press the jump/slide button anywhere on the left and right side of the whole screen, not only on the buttons shown. Many people used this as an advantage for the so-called "double finger" jump to double jump very fast.
  • Remember. Safety first. In some occasions like collecting Invitation Jellies, a risk has to be taken. Do not focus on those, but focus on the stages as some of the Cookie's Abilities could lead you to your demise. Don't let all your hard work fall into failure. If you think it is unreachable or it might lead you to hit obstacles or fall into holes, just avoid it and keep running.

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