Like many puzzle games, Bon! Bon! Journey!! is a match-three game where the objective is to swap Bonbons, which are icons of characters' heads, in order to get three or more of the same Bonbon in a row. Those Bonbons then leave the grid and attack a group of enemy characters, or in some cases a boss character. Levels are completed once all the enemies are defeated, and players earn treasure for defeating them. Bonbons' levels increase from defeating enemies, and they can each use unique skills.
Memory Stages are special stages that appear in the Story after certain cutscenes. They reward you with special Bonbons, but they are harder than Normal Stages. Each memory stage displays scenes from the anime that give them plot context.
These Bonbons have been shown in promotional images or tutorials but are not yet recruitable.
The following characters only appear as enemies and, unlike most characters, are not recruitable Bonbons.
The following characters only appear in cutscenes or backgrounds.
|In-Game Location Name||Location in the Manga|
|Windmill Village||Foosha Village|
|The Miss Love Duck||Goat Island|
|Arlong Park||Conomi Islands|
|The Twin Peaks||Reverse Mountain|
|Drum Kingdom||Drum Island|
|Alabasta (Part 1)||Alabasta|
|Alabasta (Part 2)|
|Sky Island (Part 1)||Skypiea|
|Sky Island (Part 2)|
|Long Ring Long Land|