"With the bright summer sun, the clear skies ahead, it all seems perfect. But nothing is ever as it seems." - Lorde, BB12
|Big Brother 12: Beach|
|Season Run||June 20th - August 22nd, 2021|
|Previous Season||Big Brother 11: Shadowed Forest|
|Next Season||Big Brother 13: Starlight Stage|
Big Brother 12: Beach is the twelfth installment in the PokéBeach Big Brother series. After a 6-month hiatus, it was a season designed to reignite the spark of PBB. It was officially revealed on June 1st, 2021 in the PBB discord server, and the season began on June 20th, 2021. It ended on August 22nd of the same year, with seasoned veteran Flour defeating newcomer Jabber in a 5-2 vote.
- 1 Twists and Mechanics
- 2 Returning Competitions
- 3 New Competitions
- 4 Houseguests
- 5 Game History
- 5.1 Week 1 - Welcome Baggie of Weed
- 5.2 Week 2 - Symphony of Chaos
- 5.3 Week 3 - Call Me a Neigh-Sayer
- 5.4 Week 4 - Power is a Poison
- 5.5 Week 5 - I Wish I Could've Stayed Blind
- 5.6 Week 6 - Who Knew Villains Get Rewarded?
- 5.7 Week 7 - HELP I'M SCREAMING
- 5.8 Week 8 - Nothing Personal Etc.
- 5.9 Week 9 - I CAN'T ZOO THIS
- 5.10 Week 10 - I Have Plenty
- 5.11 Finale
- 6 Trivia
Twists and Mechanics
- Free For All
- Scavenger Hunt
- Counting Sheep
- How Bad Do You Want It?
- Beach Hopping
- Letter Tycoon
Week 1 - Welcome Baggie of Weed
The premiere of Big Brother 12: Beach began with 12 houseguests, returning to the house after a months-long break after BB11. The cast consisted of 10 veteran houseguests ready to shake up the game, cause chaos, and go for glory, as well as 2 new houseguests eager to make their mark on PBB history! After being given time to settle in and socialize, the first HOH 'Free for All' was announced, a game of social strategy that encouraged cooperation and active discussion. In the end, Ephe managed to win the first HOH of the summer! After Ephe's big win, the Have-Nots twist was announced, where a certain number of houseguests would be subject to punishments ranging from embarrassing profile pictures and names, to tasks to complete or face further penalties. The Hidden Rooms twist was also announced: different rooms would be appearing and disappearing all season, each bringing their own unique twist to the game. The first room was the Safety Suite, which for 3 weeks would provide each houseguest 1 chance total to secure safety for the week, as well as save someone else of their choice. Fearing danger, Draskk and Flour used their Safety Suite Passes this week and competed with one another in '2048' for safety. Flour came out on top, and chose to name Draskk as his Plus One, making both of the Safety Suite competitors safe for the week. After they were saved, Ephe announced that to decide their nominations they wanted everyone to send them cool Pokémon content, with the 2 houseguest who sent the least cool things being nominated. In the end, Ephe chose to nominate Aria and Scattered for sending their least favorite stuff. Aria reacted poorly to this, and due to her past with Ephemera, believed that they were targeting both of them as a duo. At the POV competition 'Falling Circles,' Draskk managed to win the POV and secure himself additional power. He chose not to use the POV, and the eviction ceremony began. With Scattered's stronger connections and Aria's target on her back from calling Ephe out to the house, Aria was evicted in a unanimous 9-0 vote, becoming the first person evicted from the Big Brother house.
Week 2 - Symphony of Chaos
Luckily for Aria, she wasn't out of the game yet. After being evicted, she was secretly informed of the Comeback Chamber, which would give her and the next 3 evicted houseguests a chance to re-enter the house, but it would ensure that whoever got their way back in earned it. For her first task, she was given 'Self-Portrait' in which she had to draw her profile picture used for the season. After initially being frustrated over remaining in the game, she ultimately chose to complete the drawing, staying in the game!
Back in the main house, the next HOH competition 'Scavenger Hunt' was announced. After the Chaos Blossoms alliance dominated the competition, Anna managed to gather the most points, becoming the new HOH! Next was the Safety Suite competition, which only Senkun swiped in for. After managing to beat the minimum score given to him, Senkun won the Safety Suite competition, and quickly chose to name Hermes as his Plus One. Anna then had to get into her nominations, nominating Amy-Kate as her alliance's target and Mars for their non-existent conversation. In the POV competition 'Doodle Cricket,' Mars managed to outscore the rest and win the POV, and chose to save himself. Draskk then got Anna to change her plans at the last minute, shifting away from nominating Flour as a new pawn, and into backdooring Ephemera. There was a scramble over the vote, but due to Ephemera's massive target and lack of critical allies, they were evicted by a vote of 6-2, only getting votes from Brave and Mars.
Week 3 - Call Me a Neigh-Sayer
When Ephemera entered the Comeback Chamber, Aria had a laugh over Ephe following her out the door, but they both then had to complete the 'Running Laps' task, where they had to run 300 laps in the chamber. Both managed to complete the task, and kept on moving forward to the next week.
In the main game, the next HOH competition 'BB Stormwatch' returned, after having teasers thrown around for the second half of last week. After everyone took the quiz, Senkun managed to score the highest, winning the HOH! After that, those who still had their Safety Suite Passes were automatically entered into week 3's Safety Suite competition, 'Multitask,' and Hermes came out on top, winning his safety for the week. He then chose Brave as his Plus One, and with that the Safety Suite closed for the season. After that, Senkun had to make his nominations, and chose to nominate Anna and Amy-Kate since he'd spoken very little to either of them. At the POV competition, 'Zrist,' Anna won the POV competition and chose to save herself. Senkun then chose to nominate Jabber as a replacement, now targeting Amy-Kate for eviction. By a unanimous vote of 7-0, Amy-Kate was evicted from the Big Brother house due to no one viewing her as a valuable ally.
Week 4 - Power is a Poison
When Amy-Kate entered the Comeback Chamber, the Chamber Inhabitants had to complete the task 'Missy's Masterpieces,' which required them to review 10 of Missy Elliott's biggest hits. Though Aria and Ephemera managed to complete the task, Amy-Kate was ready to go home and chose not to, which led to her banishment from the Comeback Chamber, and Amy-Kate became the first houseguest to be out of the game for good.
In the house, the next room was announced: the Veiled Vault, where the houseguest who survived the block would then enter the room for a chance to win a power to help them in the game. Since Jabber survived eviction in week 3, he was the first to enter the room, and after playing the 'Family Feud'-style game, won immunity for the week! After that, the next HOH competition 'Straws' began, and ultimately, Flour managed to win the competition and was crowned the new HOH! Moving right into the nomination ceremony, Flour decided to nominate Anna for almost nominating him during week 2, and Brave for their lack of communication so far. At the POV competition, 'Ghost Fall,' Anna managed to run circles around the rest of the competitiors, winning her second POV in a row and choosing to save herself. Flour, now shifting his target to Brave, chose to nominate Scattered as a new pawn. In a tense vote with different motives for their actions flying around, the vote came out to a 3-3 tie, with Flour having to break the tie as the HOH. He then cast his tiebreaker vote to evict Brave from the Big Brother house.
Week 5 - I Wish I Could've Stayed Blind
With Brave being the fourth evicted houseguest, the Chamber Inhabitants now had to duel to decide which one would re-enter the house, and which ones would go home for good. In the re-entry competition, 'Tokaido,' inhabitants had to win 2 games by scoring the most points in separate rounds. In the end, Ephemera won the first 2 rounds of the game, winning their way back into the game with immunity for the week, and Aria and Brave were then evicted from the house for good.
In the house, Scattered entered the Veiled Vault, and after playing the game, won the Vote Nullifier, which would allow him to block someone's vote at this week's eviction ceremony. After that, the next HOH competition 'Rotate' began, and Anna won her fourth competition and second HOH of the season! After that, the Comeback Chamber was revealed publicly to the main houseguests, and right after that Ephemera's return was announced to the house with immunity for the week. After much chaos, Anna chose to nominate Flour as a fake target, and Draskk as the real target under the impression he was a pawn. This ultimately led to many of Anna's connections falling apart. In the POV competition, 'Call Your Own Shots,' Flour managed to get 19 out of 20 balls in, winning the POV. Though Mars tried to convince him to discard, Flour refused and chose to save himself, with Mars convincing Anna to nominate Scattered as a new pawn. This plan fell through though, when Hermes decided to flip on Mars and his plan, rallying Flour, Senkun and Jabber to vote for Scattered. Though Scattered used his vote nullifier on Flour, Hermes's plan ultimately worked and by a vote of 3-2, Scattered was evicted and sent to the Comeback Chamber.
Week 6 - Who Knew Villains Get Rewarded?
With Scattered kicking off the second round of the Comeback Chamber, his first task was 'Season's Shambles,' where he had to put 150-piece puzzle of the season's logo together. Scattered succeeded in completing the puzzle, moving on to the next week.
The main house was in shambles, as allegiances and deals were shuffling around like never before, and the HOH competition 'Counting Sheep' made for one of the most tense periods in PBB history. Ultimately, Hermes won the competition, beating out Mars by a couple seconds. After a monumental conversation where Hermes and Mars came back together, Hermes initially set out to backdoor Draskk, but wanted to keep up the image that Mars was his target and put up Anna and Ephemera as the two people the house believed to be on Mars's side. In the POV competition, 'BB Tin', Mars managed to barely edge Ephemera out, winning the POV. He chose to save Anna since she proved her loyalty by allowing him to control her HOH. Hermes, having a change of heart due to a conversation with Ephemera, chose to nominate Jabber as a replacement pawn, and exposed his conversations with Ephe to Mars to get him to turn on them. With Hermes and his allies targeting Ephemera, and Mars now against them, Ephemera was evicted by a unanimous 5-0 vote, returning to the Comeback Chamber after being revolving doored.
Round 2 (Instant Eviction)
After Ephemera's eviction, the first double eviction of the season was announced, but first the house would have to vote for a houseguest, without knowing the reason, and the 2 houseguests with the most votes would be involved in whatever the twist was. With Hermes and Mars both campaigning and receiving 2 votes each, they were chosen to enter the Quiet Quarters, where they would be cut off from the house, unable to compete in competitions, socialize, or vote to evict during the double eviction. Though both spent a while talking to one another, Hermes decided that moving forward he could not work with Mars any longer, as Mars was trying to plant seeds of doubt about Senkun, one of Hermes's most loyal allies.
The rest of the houseguests then entered the 'Twisted Sandcastle,' where private communication was banned, and all socializing and strategy had to be done publicly. It was also announced that this was an Instant Eviction, and that there would be no POV competition. With the houseguests playing 'How Bad Do You Want It?' which involved taking punishments to win, Flour ultimately sold his life away, taking plenty of punishments to become the new HOH! With his sights set on Anna once again, Flour nominated Anna as his target and Jabber as a pawn, with the eviction beginning right then and there. With a 1-1 tie, Flour once again had to break the tie as the HOH, and cast his vote to evict Anna, sending her to the Comeback Chamber.
Week 7 - HELP I'M SCREAMING
With Ephemera and Anna entering the Comeback Chamber, all 3 inhabitants talked briefly about how they ended up there, with Anna apologizing to Scattered for getting him sent home by accident. Afterward, they were given the task 'Cane Toads,' where they had to watch a bizarre documentary and answer some questions about it. Though Anna managed to complete it pretty quickly, Scattered failed to complete the task on time, and Ephemera chose not to do the task with the belief that they could not win the game by needing to win 2 comebacks. Both were banished from the chamber, and became the first 2 members of the jury.
The main house was still reeling from the double eviction, with many now stuck as Have-Nots, or unable to compete in competitions, with Hermes and Mars re-entering the house to learn of what had happened. Week 7 was when the critical Piñata twist entered play. Since the beginning this piñata had been passed from person-to-person, starting with Jabber and initially remaining in the Chaos Blossoms alliance, before Anna chose to give it to Hermes due to their bond, which led to Hermes and his closest ally Flour passing it between themselves until it burst. With Hermes passing it back to Flour, Flour would receive the contents of the piñata: and the contents of it were the Head of Household key, making Flour the HOH for the second cycle in a row! Believing Mars to be his biggest target, Flour nominated Mars as his target and Jabber as a pawn once again, not wanting to damage any other relationships. At the POV competition, 'Beach Hopping,' Mars managed to read the houseguest's actions correctly and won the POV, saving himself once again. Flour then decided to nominate Draskk as his new target. Once again, a 1-1 tie occured, with Flour needing to decide who to send home as HOH for the third time. Believing Draskk to be a bigger threat, he cast his vote to evict him, and Draskk became the final person to enter the Comeback Chamber.
Week 8 - Nothing Personal Etc.
With Draskk entering the chamber, he and Anna were ready to duel in the Re-Entry competition to determine who would return to the game. However, Draskk made it clear to Anna that he felt his journey was over, and did not wish to re-enter the house. With Draskk forfeiting, Anna was declared the winner, and would be re-entering the house!
In the main house after Draskk's eviction, Hermes won his second consecutive HOH 'Tower Breaker.' After his HOH win, Anna's return to the game was announced, returning with the same immunity Ephemera had 3 weeks ago. With Anna immune, Hermes only had one target in mind: Mars, as Flour and Senkun were his close allies and he did not believe Jabber was a threat, so he chose to nominate Jabber and Mars. In the POV competition, 'TypeRacer,' Hermes managed to win once again, winning full power for the week. However, he was unable to discard his POV, as Mars made the decision to walk from the game due to multiple disagreements with production. This led to the week being canceled, and the game being reset moving into the next round.
After Mars' walk from the game, a second double eviction was announced to the house. Due to all the punishments Flour and Senkun racked up, Anna and Jabber were the only ones to compete in the HOH competition 'Sporcle,' with Jabber winning the HOH and his first competition of the season! Having closer relationships to Anna and Hermes, he chose to nominate Flour and Senkun. At the POV competition 'Sorting Lab,' Jabber managed to win once again due to Anna's Have-Not punishment taking effect, winning full power! Due to Flour's strong plea that he would work with him moving forward, and with both Flour and Hermes arguing that Anna needed to go, Jabber chose to use the veto to save Flour and nominated Anna in his place as his new target. With Anna's status cemented as a huge competition threat and a wildcard, she was evicted by a unanimous vote of 2-0, being revolved doored and becoming the 4th member of the jury.
Week 9 - I CAN'T ZOO THIS
With only 4 houseguests left, the game was reaching its boiling point. With Hermes winning the 'CuBirds' HOH, his path to winning the game seemed rock-solid, as Flour and Senkun appeared unquestionably loyal to him, so he nominated Jabber and Senkun with Jabber as his target. At the Special Eviction, the POV competition was 'Web of Lies,' which Hermes won in just 9 minutes, securing full power for the week. He chose to leave his nominations in tact, which gave Flour the sole vote to evict Jabber or Senkun. Earlier in the week, Flour realized after Hermes won HOH that he hadn't yet been nominated all season, and that he had to go if he wanted to win. He also knew that Senkun was much closer to Hermes than he was to himself, and so deciding to take a gamble on the outsider Jabber, Flour cast his sole vote to evict Senkun, sending him to the jury house.
Week 10 - I Have Plenty
At the final 3, on the surface winning the endgame competitions was all that remained. After dominating the game socially, strategically and physically, Hermes was finally in trouble and risked eviction if he lost the Final HOH. In Part 1, the competition was 'Just One Boss,' and though no one managed to beat the game's hard mode, Flour scored highest on the easy mode, which granted him passage to Part 3. In Part 2, 'Letter Tycoon,' Jabber and Hermes had to play a card game involving building an empire out of letters. Jabber won the first 2 rounds in a Best of 3, moving on to Part 3. Part 3 was the classic 'Know Your Jury,' which, after 8 rounds, Jabber managed to win by a score of 6-5, becoming the Final HOH of the summer! After running the votes and listening to both Flour and Hermes plea, Jabber decided that between Hermes's phenomenal overall game and his perception of the jury votes that it was too risky to bring him to the end, and cast his vote to evict him. Hermes complimented both finalists, and left, becoming the final member of the jury.
At the live finale, much of the jury was open and undecided with their votes (with the exception of Hermes championing Flour), and let the finalists do much of the talking. Flour argued that his ability to scramble, socialize and take big risks paid off and that's why he should win, while Jabber argued that he deserved to win for his ability to form connections, which allowed him to survive the block week after week. In the end, the jury sided with Flour, and Flour managed to win the game in a decisive 5-2 vote for his big moves, survival ability and his lategame dominance.