How to Unlock Crossy Road Secret Characters – All Secret Characters!

Crossy Road has many secret characters for a mobile game. Some of these characters are much easier to obtain than others, and some of them happen completely by chance. If you'd like to see how to get all the secret characters to date, this guide can help.

How to Unlock Crossy Road Secret Characters

Crossy Road may be a fun mobile game, but getting the secret characters without help can be a pain. Luckily, we've found out how to unlock every secret character that is currently in the game. Here they are, listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ace: Collect 50 burgers as Rocky (can be multiple runs).
  • Andy Sum: Play as the Mallard and score 85 percent or greater than your current high score.
  • Angler fish: Cross a trench using any ocean character, and go back two logs or one lily pad. Then, jump off the log or lily pad.

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  • Ben Weatherall: Unlock and play as The Dark Lord and score 85 percent or greater than your current high score.
  • Best in Show: Play as any dog character and eat all the dog food you can find (can be multiple runs).
  • Big Fancy Pig: Play as Blue and collect five of the floating green and white packs.
  • Bones: Play as Paleontologist and collect fossils of each kind (head, neck, body, leg, and tail).
  • Blinky: Play as Pac-Chicken, Pinky, Clyde, or Inky and get crushed by Pac-Man.
  • Cai Shen: Play as Fortune Chicken, The Three Deities, Fire Monkey, Xi, New Year's Doll, Hot pot, or the Chinese Monster and collect 20 red envelopes (can be multiple rounds).
  • Cat Lady: Play any cat except Scaredy Cat and eat nine fish (can be multiple runs).
  • Chinese Monster: Catch up with Chinese Monster while playing as New Year's Doll.
  • Choc Mallard: Play as the Jelly Bear on the Jelly Bear level and get at least four Jelly Bears to follow you. Thanks to our reader, EnmadokairosxTsuki for providing this information!
  • Clown: Play as the Hand and obtain about 15-20 coins (can be multiple runs).
  • Clyde: Play as Pac-Man and eat seven or more ghosts in one power pellet session.
  • Coconut Water: Play as the Tourist and collect five coconut waters in one run
  • Crab: While you play, every time you enter a new area, swipe left and right about 50 times.
  • Dragon Rider: Play as Snow King (from Pecking Order challenge) about 10 rounds.
  • Drop Bear: Play as any Australian character and at some point, you will encounter the Drop Bear sitting on a tree. Go to the tree and the Drop Bear will jump on you.
  • Gingerbread Man: Play as the Wolf mascot. When playing, the Gingerbread Man will appear and you must jump on him.
  • Gifty: Play as Festive Chicken until you find a snow plain. Run into the Christmas Tree in the center of the plain to cause gifts to fly out.
  • Halfling: Play as any New Zealand character. While playing, you may encounter a small gold ring spinning just above the ground. Hop onto it to collect this. Do this 10 times.
  • Hipster Whale: When you a whale floating in the river instead of on a log, jump on it.
  • Iceberg: Dunk all Arctic mascots (including the Seal) into a river.
  • Inky: Play as Pac-Man and accumulate 3,000 points over multiple runs.
  • Leprechaun: Play as any mascot from the UK & Ireland Update and collect a four-leaf clover.
  • Marathon Runner: Play as the Cheerleader and jump through a total of 20 Human Pyramids (can be done over multiple runs).
  • Marmalade: Play as any character from the Piffle update and collect exactly one of each of the 5 different items (floppy disk, donut, dice, sock and ball) in a single run.
  • Matt Hall: Play as Lucky Cat and score 85 percent or greater than your current high score.
  • Merlady: Play as any non-ocean character and fully cross a river. Next, jump back two logs and fall from the end.
  • Michael Boom: Find a rocket truck (random event) and end the run by crashing into it.
  • Moon Rock: Play as one of the Space Update mascots and be hit by one of the rocks in the meteor flow. Do this multiple times to obtain the Moon Rock.
  • Nessie: Play as a character from the UK & Ireland Update and be close to any river. Watch carefully for Nessie, then hop onto her back.
  • Phone Box: Play with a UK or Ireland character until you reach a large open Clearing. If you hear a phone ring, follow it to find the Red Telephone Booth. Get close to the booth for it to stop ringing. You will receive the character after you end the run.
  • Piffle Ball: Play as a character from the Piffle update and collect all the different items you can pick up off the ground.
  • Pineapple: Play as a character from the Piffle update and be close to an empty lane. When a truck with a pineapple on top of it appears, collide with it and end your run.
  • Pinky: Play as Pac-Chicken and collect a cherry (very rare).
  • Pro Gamer: Play as any Korean and achieve a score of around 100 while maintaining an APM (actions per minute) score of around 150-200. To achieve this, keep moving your character left and right while you wait for an opening.
  • Purple Bloop: Play as Grablin and beat a character higher than level 35.

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  • Robot Dog: Play as any Space Update space Mascot and find a yellow duck-like alien.
  • Rugby Player: Play as the squirrel and collect four nuts, then find a white rugby ball on top of a tree. Move next to the tree so the ball falls.
  • Seal: Play as the Polar Bear and complete all five missions to collect trash in the terrain.
  • Space Walker: Play as any Space Update Mascot and jump on the Hipster Whale.
  • Phone Box: Play as any character from the UK and Ireland Update until you arrive at a large open Clearing. If you hear a phone ringing, follow it to a red telephone booth. Get close to the booth so it stops ringing.
  • The King of All Cosmos: Play as the Prince of All Cosmos and collect items from to make the Katamari Ball bigger. Do this enough across multiple runs.
  • The Princess of All Cosmos: Play as the Prince of All Cosmos and collect enough items in one run.
  • The Queen of All Cosmos: Play as King of all Cosmos and turn enough things into rainbows (can be multiple runs).
  • The Totem: Play as either Ida, a Crow, or the Storyteller. The Totem will randomly appear floating down a river and you must hop onto it.
  • Too Much Candy: Play as any character and jump into a chocolate river.
  • Waffles: Play as Piffle and find Waffles (rare event). Walk up to him.
  • Yeti: Play as a character from the Christmas Update 2015 characters and get killed by Yeti when he is throwing snowballs.

That's the whole list! Getting the Crab might make you crabby yourself, but keep trying! You'll have bragging rights in no time.

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  1. How about laser cat

  2. You can unlock a character called marathon runner if you play as the cheerleader and jump under the pyramids of cheer squads until they count up to 20 🙂

    1. Thanks for letting us know. I also found another one we were missing-Phone Box!

  3. You can unlock pinky by hopping on the hipster whale while playing as pac-chicken!

  4. Anyone have any idea how to unlock the other Sporty secret character? The one positioned between the football player and rugby player.

    1. I just figured it out. Play as the cheerleader and jump through the pyramids- when you do, the cheerleader on top jumps down. I’m not sure how many times you have to do this, but it can be done in multiple runs (it took me 3) and you’ll unlock the Marathon Runner.

  5. When getting the big fancy pig using blue can you collect the packets on separate runs or does it have to be the same one?

  6. This article is very helpful. I almost unlock all of the characters because of this. 🥳🥳🥳

  7. This is so useful!

  8. About the gingerbread man, you can unlock it in the first run, you don’t actually need to die a few times

    1. Thanks for noticing that! That might have been based on old information. I’ve updated the article.

  9. About the choc mallard, i think the way you have to unlock it is to have 4 gummy bears following you at the same time, because i unlocked it in the second run i did with the gummy and there is just no way i have collected enough candy to fit the current criteria.

    1. Thanks for this, too! I’ve credited you on the page for your help!

  10. This was a great list! It helped me so much thank you! I love how you mentioned all characters. If you wanted any feedback, maybe you could have pictures of the character beside it, but it’s still a really good help.

  11. There’s a new update Called the candy update plz update this I want to earn a secret character in the candy section (I already got “too much candy” and “gingerbread man.”

    1. Hello!

      So I’ve looked into this. There is no confirmed technique for unlocking the secret character, the Choc Mallard. However, it seems to be closely related to unlocking the Jelly Bear and collecting Jellies on the ground when you play as it. I’ve updated the guide, but I’ll have to update it again when I have more precise information.

  12. Big fancy pig: Unlock by playing as blue in the cats section, then collect 6 green chips (some are hard to find).

  13. You can unlock the character “too much candy.” If you see a brown lake instead of blue, jump in it. It can be any character

    1. Wait what about space update characters and featured ones (not the piggy bank) I think you can’t earn that with those. There’s is no river in space nothing. So, you can’t play with every character to earn the so called “ate too much candy.”

      1. “If you see a brown lake instead of blue, jump in it. It can be any character.” It’s not saying all characters can get it, it’s saying if you are playing as a character, and see a brown instead of blue river, you can jump in it as anyone. The original comment is grammatically and factually correct.

      2. I’ll revisit this page today and update with all the new/outdated characters.

  14. Hi thank you for putting this here. It has helped me unlock a lot of new characters.

  15. This doesn’t contain the secret characters in the party section, I only know how to get the one named “too much candy” which I got when I jumped into a brown colored river while playing a a UK character.

    1. I, too, would like to know how to unlock the last Party character. The very last one after the piñata…