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Tribe Switch
Tribe Switch
Survivor Gameplay
Description Contestants being transferred
to other tribes

A Tribe Switch (also known as Tribe Shuffle or Tribe Swap) is when tribe configurations change to have people from one starting tribe on a different tribe. The twist was made for castaways to have to play the game with new castaways before the merge.

OverviewEdit

The Tribe Switch is a twist can happen in a random point during a game. This reassignment of tribes is effective until the tribes merge or a new opportunity to switch tribes occurs (e.g. a Mutiny or a second switch.) This is denoted by contestants wearing a newly supplied Buff in the color of their new tribe. They then drop their old buff on the ground and start wearing the new one.

Sometimes tribes can be absorbed (example: three tribes turn into two tribes with the third simply being disbanded and spread out across the other original two) or dissolved then switched (example: three tribes turn into two tribes, but both tribes are newly configured).

In some seasons there are multiple tribe switches. The first season to see this was Survivor: All-Stars, but in that season the second tribe switch resulted in the same tribe configurations at different camps. Tribe switches affect the Hidden Immunity Idol twist because going to a new camp means the idol could be hidden at a different location and all work to find an idol will have been lost upon leaving one camp for another.


AppearancesEdit

Twist HistoryEdit

Survivor: Brazil Edit

The first time a tribe switch occurred was in Survivor: Brazil. At the challenge on Day 12, Anta and Jibóia were informed that they needed to drop their buffs and that the numbers on each tribe would stay the same (eight and five respectively), but the tribe configurations would differ. The Anta tribe stayed with a full eight strong members while the Jibóia tribe stayed weak with five members and on both tribes the original Jibóia members were in the minority.

The New Anta Tribe
David
David
Michael
Michael
Jimmy
Jimmy
Unit
Unit
AndrewBrazil
Andrew
Cole
Cole
JakeBrazil
Jake
Missy
Missy
The New Jibóia Tribe
AJ
AJ
Ryan
Ryan
Conor
Conor
NickBrazil
Nick
Nat
Nat

Survivor: ChinaEdit

After Day 9, both tribes were told to drop their buffs at the challenge. Each person selected their own buff randomly and then the new Xiong Mao and Long tribes were made.

The New Xiong Mao Tribe
Newz
Newz
Brien
Brien
Joe H.
Joe H.
Joey T.
Joey T.
Glinda
Glinda
Danny P.
Danny P.
The New Long Tribe
Mickle
Mickle
Chris
Chris
Cory
Cory
Matt
Matt
Jette
Jette
Danny S.
Danny S.

Survivor: GreeceEdit

On Day 9, all four tribes remaining dropped their buffs and saw the Hades tribe enter for a chance to re-enter the game. The remaining twelve switched into three new tribes with Ares disbanding in the process.

The New Athena Tribe
Chris (blueu22)
Chris
Jodi (JodiRollins)
Jodi
Cedrick (teamjacz)
Cedric
Ranz (thetrackerjackers)
Ranz
The New Aphrodite Tribe
Jacob K. (Kpnna)
Jacob K.
Tristan (neathery)
Tristan
Stephen J. (SimvivoRWay)
Stephen J.
Steve B. (2Beastly)
Steve B.
The New Zeus Tribe
Riley (bigbrothermaniac)
Riley
Andrew (Sosyomomma)
Andrew
Natalie (OhNatalie)
Natalie
Julian (TheSexiestDude)
Julian
The Hades Tribe
Jacob C. (minidude13)
Jacob C.
Nash (BigDude)
Nash
Cory (Alex the Man)
Cory
Jacob S. (BOBROCKS333)
Jacob S.

Survivor: Costa RicaEdit

On Day 9, both tribes were required to do a tribe switch. Both tribe captains went to the opposing tribe and the rest picked buffs from a hat. Each tribe then contained seven members each.

The New Rio Celeste Tribe
Paul Meier (Survivorgame1)
Paul
Michael Brady (Bradyman7)
Michael
Zach Slayer (Zbase4)
Zach
Jeremy JB Brady ( JB )
JB
Sydney Deadman (Guigi)
Sydney
Alyssa Redd Carswell (Vivor)
Redd
Katherine Royals (JosephinaAlexis)
Katherine
The New Tenorio Tribe
Jeff Garon (aimers)
Jeff
Snow Olsen (Snowgirl57)
Snow
Adam Orians (Anoreoz897)
Adam
Rhys Rhode (AndThenThereWasOne)
Rhys
Craig Neustrom (l0 0l)
Craig
Seth Talor (Timmay)
Seth
Destiny Marshall (panda6785)
Destiny

Survivor: All-StarsEdit

First SwitchEdit

On Day 8, Upala was disbanded and a tribe switch occurred. Each castaway picked a buff out of a hat to determine which tribe they would go to.

The New Palmares Tribe
Mykel Mazali (All-Stars)
Mykel
Danny Shadow (All-Stars)
Danny
Erik Estrada (All-Stars)
Erik
Unit Banks (All-Stars)
Unit
Chris Blue (All-Stars)
Chris
Jordyn Stick (All-Stars)
Jordyn
Ryan Wangman (All-Stars)
Ryan
Jacob Smith (All-Stars)
Jacob
The New Zarcero Tribe
Lynette Barclay (All-Stars)
Lynette
David Steel (All-Stars)
David
Steve Beastly (All-Stars)
Steve
Jordan Maine (All-Stars)
Jordan
Jeff Garon (All-Stars)
Jeff
Pruedence - Prue - Halliwell (All-Stars)
Prue
Joey Tortellini (All-Stars)
Joey
Katherine Royals (All-Stars)
Katherine

Second SwitchEdit

On Day 17, a second tribe switch occurred. Each castaway picked a buff out of a hat to determine which tribe they would go to and it was a coincidence the tribes were the same, but at different camps.

The New Palmares Tribe
Lynette Barclay (All-Stars)
Lynette
David Steel (All-Stars)
David
Steve Beastly (All-Stars)
Steve
Jordan Maine (All-Stars)
Jordan
Jeff Garon (All-Stars)
Jeff
Katherine Royals (All-Stars)
Katherine
The New Zarcero Tribe
Mykel Mazali (All-Stars)
Mykel
Erik Estrada (All-Stars)
Erik
Chris Blue (All-Stars)
Chris
Jordyn Stick (All-Stars)
Jordyn
Ryan Wangman (All-Stars)
Ryan
Jacob Smith (All-Stars)
Jacob

Survivor: GalapagosEdit

On Day 13, the three tribes switched into two tribes, Escudo and Serpiente, and El Sol disbanding in the process. Each castaway picked a buff out of a hat to determine the tribe they would end up on.

The New Escudo Tribe
-El Sol- Daniel Diskch
Daniel
-El Sol- Jacob Jones
Jacob
-El Sol- Luis Leal
Luis
-Escudo- Joel White
Joel
-Escudo- Will Johnson
Will
-Serpiente- Alexandra Rue
Alexandra
-Serpiente- Clair Fortalejo
Clair
The New Serpiente Tribe
-El Sol- Bryant Blackwood
Bryant
-Escudo- Alex Johnson
Alex
-Escudo- Ben Gresham
Ben
-Escudo- Ethan Hanslo
Ethan
-Escudo- Nate Tyson
Nate
-Serpiente- Rich Miller
Rich
-Serpiente- Sagar Culpepper
Sagar
NNNNNNNNLoganWorm's Survivor
TongaMadagascarBrazilChinaGreeceCosta RicaAll-StarsGalapagosExile Island
LoganWorm's Survivor Tribes
Tonga Madagascar Brazil
TaviliHungangaAthena Sambava • AndapaLakota Anta • JibóiaRebeliao
China Greece Costa Rica
Xiong Mao • LongHwang Ho Athena • AresAphroditeZeus
HadesOlympus
Rio Celeste • TenorioAlajuela
All-Stars Galapagos Exile Island
PalmaresUpalaZarceroTermina El SolEscudoSerpienteDarvinismo FloreanaMarchena
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