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Tribe Switch
S1704 TRIBE SWITCH
Twist Information
Description Contestants being transferred to other tribes
Appearance(s) Philippines
Durban
Boracay
Croatia
Peru
All-Stars

A Tribe Switch (also known as Tribe Shuffle or Tribe Swap) is the first game-changing twist of Survivor. This twist sends members from one tribe to the rival tribe and vice versa.

AboutEdit

The Tribe Switch is a twist can happen in a random point during a game and this reassignment of tribes will be effective until the tribes merge or a new opportunity to switch tribes shows up (e.g. a Mutiny or a second switch.) This is denoted by contestants wearing a newly supplied Buff that is colored according to their new tribe. They would then drop their old buff on the ground and start wearing the new one. Normally it would send half of the tribe to the other when both tribes have equal number of tribe members (known as Tribe Swap), though it has changed over the years. For example if one tribe has nine members while the other has seven, the switch would even the tribes out with eight members each. This also applies to season that has an Exile Island twist, where if the number of remaining contestants is odd, the odd-man-out will be sent to Exile Island, and would wait for a tribe to vote out a member, and be their replacement, thus having equal numbers. A variant of the tribe switch is the Tribe Dissolve, where one or more tribes are vacated and don't exist after the switch. It either requires the entire tribe to be dismantled and its remaining members are spread into the remaining tribes (absorption) or requires that all remaining players, usually in four or three tribes, in the game are shuffled between two of the tribes (disbanding).

Twist HistroyEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Type: Absorption (see Dissolve)

This season started out with three tribes. After Ahas lost three of their original six members, the remaining two members were dissolved into Tigre tribe and one member were dissolved into Pating tribe.

The New Tigre Tribe
Gustavo
Gustavo
Oliver
Oliver
Hatch
Richard
Sebastian
Sebastian
DJ
DJ
Sox
Sox
The New Pating Tribe
Anthony
Anthony
Bwburke
Bwburke
David
David
Isaac
Isaac
Jasmine
Zach
Josh
Josh

DurbanEdit

Type: Tribe Switch

The season featured a tribe swap after four castaways were eliminated. Random.org chooses who goes where and what tribe they are going to be on.

Bugeranus
Caity
Caity
Dakota
Dakota
Danny
Danny
Hannah O.
Hannah D.
Jordan
Jordan
Kiko
Kiko
Robert
Robert
The New Renoster Tribe
Alex
Alex
G.T.
G.T
Hannah P.
Hannah P.
Jeff
Jeff
J.T.
J.T
Josh L.
Josh
Kelly
Kelly


BoracayEdit

Type: Tribe Shuffle

After ten days competing as tribes defined by sex, both tribes' were shuffled. Similar to Durban, Random.org chooses who goes where and what tribe they are going to be on, mixing the men and the women. 

The New Amihan Tribe
Acacia
Acacia
Brian
Brian
Brittney
Brittney
Jake
Jake
Joslyn
Joslyn
Nathan
Nathan
The New Habagat Tribe
Alexia
Alexia
Christian
Christian
Dan
Dan
Leah
Leah
Tayvie
Tayvie
Tess
Tess

MongoliaEdit

Due to the Back To Basics twist, there were no Tribe Switch.

CroatiaEdit

Type: Tribe Switch

Three members from both tribes are switched to the rival tribe.

The New Donji Tribe
Connor J.
Connor
Daryl B.
Daryl
Jack T.
Jack
Jacob C.
Jacob
Katherine J.
Katherine
Ryan R.
Ryan
The New Gornji Tribe
Andrew L.
Andrew
Anthony R.
Anthony
Ella S.
Ella
Mickle M.
Mickle
Mike S.
Mike
Nikki P.
Nikki

PeruEdit

Type: Tribe Switch

Three members from both tribes are switched to the rival tribe.

The New Apu Tribe
AJ F.
AJ
Bubba D.
Bubba
Cedric T.
Cedric
Danny M.
Danny
Jared J.
Jared
Joel L.
Joel
Zach T.
Zach
The New Kon Tribe
Alexandra A.
Alexandra
Kent B.
Kent
Lauren J.
Lauren
Natalie O.
Natalie
Nehemiah N.
Nehemiah
Oliver M.
Oliver M.
Reed N.
Reed N.

All-StarsEdit

Type: Tribe Shuffle

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