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A Tribe Switch (also known as Tribe Shuffle or Tribe Swap) is a game-changing twist of Survivor. This twist sends members from one tribe to the rival tribe and vice versa. It is a regular twist which appears in most seasons, and was first witnessed in the third season Survivor: Brazil.

AboutEdit

The Tribe Switch is a twist that can happen in a specific 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. Normally a swap would send half of the members of a tribe to the other when both tribes have an equal number of members, although this varies when there are unequal numbers and can lead to one original tribe having a numbers advantage over the other.

TwistsEdit

  • In Survivor: Fiji the swap marked the end of the four-tribe portion of the game, by dismantling two tribes, and fully switching all remaining castaways across the other two.
  • Survivor: Ardennes featured the One World tribe switch twist, which forced the castaways to switch tribes by various methods every two days in constant rotations.
  • Survivor: All Stars was the first instance of a swap in a three-tribe format. Traditionally in NJ's Survivor, the swap marks the end of the three-tribe portion of the game, by dismantling one tribe, and fully switching all remaining castaways across the other two. This was later seen in Survivor: Greece and Survivor: Turkey.
  • Survivor: Ethiopia featured a tribe switch that introduced a new third tribe into the game. This Maychew tribe remained throughout the pre-merge.
  • Survivor: Second Chances featured a tribe switch that introduced a new third tribe into the game. This Noonu tribe remained only until a surprise second switch, where it was dismantled.

Tribe Switch HistoryEdit

BrazilEdit

  • Type: Standard Switch
The New Ikpeng Tribe
S3 Jennifer A.
Jennifer
S3 Molli J.
Molli
S3 Owen Z.
Owen
S3 Stoner D.
Stoner
S3 Tyler F.
Tyler
S3 Victoria W.
Victoria
The New Ticuna Tribe
S3 Cory C.
Cory
S3 Harry B.
Harry
S3 Jonas M.
Jonas
S3 Josh K.
Josh
S3 Qaz W.
Qaz
S3 Tico F.
Tico

Burkina FasoEdit

  • Type: Standard Switch
The New Boulsa Tribe
S4 Ben B.
Ben
S4 Dana M.
Dana
S4 Eric M.
Eric
S4 Kevin P.
Kevin
S4 Nick R.
Nick
S4 Nik W.
Nik
The New Titao Tribe
S4 Adam S.
Adam
S4 Brittany J.
Brittany
S4 James B.
James
S4 Leo S.
Leo
S4 Riley A.
Riley
S4 Will J.
Will

FijiEdit

  • Type: Tribe Disbanding and Switch
The New Malolo Tribe
S5 Ashley N.
Ashley
S5 Eric D.
Eric
S5 Ethan A.
Ethan
S5 Hufus D.
Hufus
S5 Jacob K.
Jacob K.
S5 Jay M.
Jay
S5 Red W.
Red
The New Ovalau Tribe
S5 Aiden W.
Aiden
S5 Glad L.
Glad
S5 Jacob G.
Jacob G.
S5 James G.
James
S5 Nick S.
Nick
S5 Rodney W.
Rodney
S5 Will T.
Will

ArdennesEdit

First SwitchEdit

The New Meuse Tribe
Anthony C.
Anthony
Bryant K.
Bryant
DJ M.
DJ
Jake G.
Jake
Ryan G.
Ryan
Sam H.
Sam
Will S.
Will
The New Sambre Tribe
Adam D.
Adam
Cedric D.
Cedric
Ellie C.
Ellie
Ethan C.
Ethan
Kevin R.
Kevin
Lindsey H.
Lindsey
Nick C.
Nick

Second SwitchEdit

The New Meuse Tribe
Adam D.
Adam
Ellie C.
Ellie
Jake G.
Jake
Lindsey H.
Lindsey
Nick C.
Nick
Ryan G.
Ryan
The New Sambre Tribe
Bryant K.
Bryant
Cedric D.
Cedric
DJ M.
DJ
Kevin R.
Kevin
Sam H.
Sam
Will S.
Will

All-StarsEdit

  • Type: Standard Switch
The New Banaba Tribe
S7 Brady S.
Brady
S7 Cory C.
Cory
S7 Eric M.
Eric
S7 Justin T.
Justin
S7 Trae C.
Trae
The New Rawaki Tribe
S7 Erik N.
Erik
S7 Newz O.
Newz
S7 Sam H.
Sam
S7 Tico F.
Tico
S7 Will T.
Will T.
The New Vostok Tribe
S7 Cedric D.
Cedric
S7 Jay M.
Jay
S7 Qaz W.
Qaz
S7 Riley A.
Riley
S7 Will J.
Will J.

PeruEdit

  • Type: Standard Switch
The New Inti Tribe
Alan B.
Alan
Connor C.
Connor
Julia S.
Julia
Julian W.
Julian
Magical B.
Magical
Michael W.
Michael
The New Quilla Tribe
Alex J.
Alex
Cameron K.
Cameron
Crypt A.
Crypt
Joel W.
Joel
Sam O.
Sam
Steve W.
Steve

EthiopiaEdit

  • Type: Tribe Expansion and Switch
The New Asosa Tribe
Adam T.
Adam T.
Colin P.
Colin
Connor G.
Connor
Logan M.
Logan
Max A.
Max
The New Harar Tribe
Eliana Q.
Eliana
Jay H.
Jay
Kodi M.
Kodi
Liam R.
Liam
Lilly M.
Lilly
The New Maychew Tribe
Colton E.
Colton
Josh W.
Josh
Luca D.
Luca
Sierra M.
Sierra
Suzan T.
Suzan

Second ChancesEdit

  • Type: Tribe Expansion and Switch, and Tribe Disbanding and Switch

Tribe ExpansionEdit

The New Felidhu Tribe
S12 Kiko D.
Kiko
S12 Matt F.
Matt
S12 Robby J.
Robby
S12 Romeo K.
Romeo
S12 Ronnie R.
Ronnie
S12 Stoner D.
Stoner
The New Mulaku Tribe
S12 Aiden W.
Aiden
S12 Anthony C.
Anthony
S12 Brittany J.
Brittany
S12 Cameron K.
Cameron
S12 Dana M.
Dana
S12 Kodi M.
Kodi
The Noonu Tribe
S12 Ethan C.
Ethan
S12 Jacob G.
Jacob
S12 Logan M.
Logan
S12 Mearl E.
Mearl
S12 Mel T.
Mel
S12 Zac L.
Zac

Tribe DisbandingEdit

The New Felidhu Tribe
S12 Brittany J.
Brittany
S12 Jacob G.
Jacob
S12 Matt F.
Matt
S12 Mearl E.
Mearl
S12 Robby J.
Robby
S12 Romeo K.
Romeo
S12 Ronnie R.
Ronnie
The New Mulaku Tribe
S12 Anthony C.
Anthony
S12 Dana M.
Dana
S12 Ethan C.
Ethan
S12 Kiko D.
Kiko
S12 Mel T.
Mel
S12 Stoner D.
Stoner
S12 Zac L.
Zac

GreeceEdit

  • Type: Tribe Disbanding and Switch
The New Eurus Tribe
Ami L.
Ami
Ben G.
Ben
Brandan G.
Brandan
Ikah H.
Ikah
Jared D.
Jared
Kyle H.
Kyle
Mud N.
Mud
The New Notus Tribe
Eric E.
Eric
Katherine A.
Katherine
Mike R.
Mike R.
Mike S.
Mike S.
Nolan K.
Nolan
Ray L.
Ray
Ryan W.
Ryan

TurkeyEdit

  • Type: Tribe Disbanding and Switch
The New Izmir Tribe
Jojo F.
Jojo
JT D.
JT
Micheal C.
Micheal
Mickle P.
Mickle
Nathan D.
Nathan
S15 Oli G.
Oli
The New Tokat Tribe
Alexander D.
Alexander
Billy S.
Billy
S15 Brittany J.
Brittany
S15 Eric M.
Eric
S15 Jake B.
Jake B.
Jake K.
Jake K.

Eleventh HourEdit

  • Type: Tribe Disbanding and Switch, and Tribe Expansion and Switch

Tribe DisbandingEdit

Tribe ExpansionEdit

NJ's Survivor Twists
Back to Basics Double Tribal Council Cursed Necklace Exile Island Extra Vote
Four-Tribe Format Hidden Immunity Idol Instant Idols One-Day Tribes One World
Redemption Island Returning Players The Hitlist Three-Tribe Format Tribe Division Twists
Tribe Switch

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