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Tribe Switch
Survivor Gameplay
Description Contestants being transferred to rival tribe
Appearance(s) Laos
Cuba
Revival
Korea
Côte d’Ivoire
Polynesia
Anarchy
Madagascar
Turkey
Sardinia
Salvation
Similan Islands
Greece
Rome
Generations
Svalbard

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

About

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.)

Normally it would send half of the tribe to the other when both tribes have equal number of tribe members, though it has changed depending on circumstances.

In seasons with the Exile or Abduction Island twists, if the contestants cannot be equally divided into new tribes, it is possible that one contestant will not initially join a tribe, and will instead join the next tribe to lose a member. So far, this has only occurred in Survivor: Polynesia.

A variant of the tribe switch, the Tribe Dissolve, is where one or more tribes cease to 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 four tribes.

Very rarely, a third tribe will be created when a tribe switch occurs. These tribes are called Post-Swap Tribes. So far only two seasons have seen this occur, Survivor: Laos and Survivor: Revival.

Twist History

Survivor: Laos

The first time a tribe witch occurred was in Survivor: Laos, where the tribes were switched at eight people left. This also saw the formation of a post-swap tribe. The moderators of Survivor: Laos sorted out the new tribes.

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The New Shúa Tribe
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Survivor: Cuba

The second time a tribe switch occurred was in Survivor: Cuba, where the tribes were switched at fourteen people left. The seven contestants on each tribe were to rate the tribe from 1 to 7 (1 being the "Most Valuable Player" and 7 being the "Least Valuable Player"). The person with the lowest average will decide which 3 people from the rival tribe would be brought over.

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Survivor: Revival

The third time a tribe switch occurred was in Survivor: Revival at the final 15. Initially, this was supposed to be a mutiny, but because more than half of the Regreso tribe mutinied, a tribe switch occurred instead. As the number of contestants was divisible by three but not by two, a post-swap tribe was created.

The New Devolvi Tribe
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Survivor: Korea

The following season, Survivor: Korea, had a Tribe Switch fairly early in the season during Day 9, with 18 people left in the game. With three tribes, each castaway picked a number from one to how many people were left on their tribe (seven for Baekje, six for Silla and five for Goguryeo). Then the numbers were randomized to see which people would end up on which tribe. Unlike a normal three tribe tribe switch where one tribe gets dissolved, all three tribes stayed intact.

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Survivor: Côte d’Ivoire

On Day 13, three members of both the Savanes and Lagunes tribe. Because Savanes had lost four players and Lagunes was at a complete nine, this resulted in an uneven switch.

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Survivor: Polynesia

Due to there being an odd amount of castaways, Aaron was sent to Abduction Island until after the next tribal council, where he joined the tribe that lost the immunity challenge, which turned out to be Tuamotu.

The New Tuamotu Tribe
Adam
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Carby
Carby
Kacey
Kacey
Maya
Maya
Phil
Phil
Ted
Ted
Val
Val
The New Rapa Nui Tribe
Alex
Alex
Bob
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Chrix
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Eden
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Jay poly
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Kevin Poly
Kevin
Mitchell
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Aaron poly
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Survivor: Anarchy

On Day 25, a tribe switch occurred with 10 castaways left in the game. The tribe designation of each contestant was randomly determined by the moderators.

The New Atonga Tribe
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Jonathan
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Sam
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The New Tagaloa Tribe
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Drew
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Survivor: Madagascar

Survivor: Turkey

Survivor: Sardinia

On Day 17, a tribe switch occurred with 14 players still left in the game. The tribe designation of each contestant was determined by the previous challenge performances.

The New Cagliari Tribe
Jeff S17
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Arun S17
Arun
Joe S17
Joe
Joseph S17
Jocepia
Julia S17
Julia
William S17
William
Zane S17
Zane
The New Sassari Tribe
Boo S17
Boo
Cali S17
Cali
Hazim S17
Hazim
Trevor S17
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Tyler S17
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Sean S17
Sean
Wesley S17
Wesley

Variants

Tribe Dissolve

See Tribe Dissolve

Mutiny

See Mutiny

References

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