"In this game, you'll be competing against everyone in a series of competitions. You'll have no outside contact, and won't be able to communicate with the outside world. Only your wits, and skills will be able to carry you to victory in Big Brother: PokéBeach Edition!" - Lorde, BB1
|Big Brother 1: Winter Escape|
|Season Run||January 1st - February 19th, 2017|
|Next Season||Big Brother 2: Clique Collision|
Big Brother 1: Winter Escape was the first installment in the PokéBeach Big Brother series. The season that tested the waters, Quaking won against DoS and Nyora in a 5-4-0 vote (Nyora breaking the tie between the former players). Though flawed, this season set the groundwork for the series that exists today.
Twists and Mechanics
- Swirlix's Cotton Candy Catch
- Bowling Masters
- Bottle Flip Challenge
- World's Hardest Game 4
- Color Switch
- Alolan Volcanic Panic
- Food Stack
- Emolga's Treetop Roundup
- Stack Tower
At the premiere of the very first season of PokéBeach Big Brother, 17 faces walked in for the adventure of a lifetime. Some of the new houseguests were avid fans. Others had never heard of Big Brother at all. The very first HOH was announced to have been decided via RNG, meaning there would not be a proper HOH competition that week. Quaking was randomly selected to be the HOH, and he chose to nominate Scattered and BB, both because neither bothered to communicate with him. The first POV was 'Dots', a game which required the players to compete against a computer in a game which required them to fill as many boxes with their color as possible. BB managed to win the competition, saving himself from eviction. Quaking chose to nominate Palutena, as a highest scoring outsider of his alliance. At the eviction ceremony, Palutena was backdoored in a lopsided 10-4 vote, making him the first person evicted from the Big Brother house.
Week 2 kicked off right after the crazy backdoor. The HOH was 'Swirlix's Cotton Candy Catch', a game that became infamously for how frustrating it was. TAE came out on top, and chose to nominate TSM and Fishey, not hiding his attitude while doing so. However, directly after these nominations, a wave of walks occurred. TGK first walked, saying she didn't have the commitment to the site and dropped for it. TFP and TDS, siblings, also dropped and left the site for an extended period of time. The POV competition was called 'Bowling Masters', a game that required players to rack up points by scoring strikes, and playing other bowling-themed games. NP came out on top, but due to the slim deadline and inactivity, NP didn't hold a ceremony and the POV was automatically discarded. At the eviction, TSM was known for telling people things she shouldn't have been. Because of her shady actions, TSM was evicted in a 7-1 vote, becoming the first member of the jury.
Week 3 started off with quite possibly the worst competition of all: 'Bottle Flip Challenge'. A game where you have to click to flip a bottle as many times in a row as possible. Nyora won this competition, and immediately nominated Fishey and NP. The POV competition was 'World's Hardest Game 4', a game of maneuvering through obstacles to get as far as possible. In the middle of the POV, PMJ decided to walk from the competition for unknown reasons. Vracken won his first competition of the season, and chose to veto NP, removing him from the block. Nyora put up Blakers as a replacement, not making it clear who her target was. At the eviction, Fishey and Blakers initially tied in a 3-3 vote, allowing Nyora to break the tie. She chose to eliminate Fishey, sending him to the jury house.
Week 4 kicked off directly after Fishey's tie broken eviction, with Jesi hosting her first week of the season. The HOH competition was '2048', a game involving constantly clearing the board, matching like numbers to get points. Vracken won his second competition in a row, naming Scattered and Blakers as his nominees due to their current targets. The POV was 'Color Switch', a game involving clicking through moving barriers of like and different colors to get points. Blakers won by a single point, winning the POV! He chose to veto himself, forcing Vracken to name a replacement. He chose to name NP as his replacement nominee. At the eviction ceremony, NP was seen as a threatening player as opposed to Scattered's laid back game, and was sent to jury in a 4-2 vote.
Week 5 (Instant Eviction)
Week 5 began after the systematic downfall of NP, with the HOH. The HOH was called 'Alolan Volcanic Panic', a game that required houseguests to switch through the 3 Alolan starter Pokémon using their moves to destroy typed volcanic rocks. Quaking won the competition, and chose to nominate BB and TAE. However, shocking everyone, Lorde revealed that it was No POV week, and that the game would go straight to eviction. At the eviction ceremony, TAE was seen as more of a committed threat, and was evicted in a 4-2 vote.
Week 6 began after the shocking No POV week, and TAE's stunning exit. The HOH competition was called 'Food Stack', which was a simple stacker game requiring houseguests to stack as many slices of food as possible. Vracken won another competition, and chose to nominate the same people he did 2 weeks ago: Blakers and Scattered. The POV was 'Emolga's Treetop Roundup', another Pokemon.com game which required players to collect berries of different values, scoring points. Vracken won yet again, and chose not to use the veto, locking his nominees in. At the live eviction, Scattered was once again seen as a player not putting the effort in, leading to the demise of Blakers, who made it clear he was giving it his all in a 3-2 vote.
Week 7 (Revenge & Redemption)
Week 7 is arguably one of the least structured and most questionable week concepts of the series to this date. The jury was instructed to vote out one of the 7 players still in the game, while the houseguests were told to vote for a current juror to re-enter the game. After lots of scrambling and fighting on all sides, Blakers re-entered the game after a brief presence in the jury house with 4 votes, re-entering over NP who received 2 votes to re-enter. Vracken received 4 votes to take his place, resulting in Vracken being evicted from the game.
Week 8 signified a turning point in the game. With all the jury members being majority outsiders, and the jury being able to bite the majority, the game showed signs of changing course for the first time! The HOH was a Popularity Contest to match, requiring each player to vote on who they'd like to be the HOH for the week. Blakers won the vote, making it clear the tides had changed. He chose to nominate Mr.Muffin and Quaking. The POV was 'Count to Ten', a forum game in which players counted 1 to 3 numbers, someone being eliminated when they had to say 10. DoS, the first host of the full forum game on the forums, won the competition. He made the decision to save his closest ally, Quaking, from the block. Blakers chose to put up Nyora in his place. At the eviction, Muffin was eliminated for being a force in the former majority in a unanimous 3-0 vote.
Week 9 (Double Eviction)
Week 9 kicked off after Muffin's eviction, and things looked bleak for the Giga Alliance. The HOH was 'Choose a Game', which required houseguests to find an enjoyable video game. Jesi would play it, and the player who submitted her favorite game would be crowned HOH. She chose not to be subjective, and let RNG decide a verdict, leading to Quaking becoming the week's HOH. He chose to nominate Blakers, Nyora, and BB, as it was originally Double Eviction week. Scattered also was expelled for not submitting, messing with the balance of the week. The POV was called 'Stack Tower'. A game nearly identical in concept to 'Food Stack' earlier in the season, players had to stack moving platforms onto one another. Quaking managed to beat out the competition, securing full power for the week. He was granted the opportunity to save a nominee and automatically nominate DoS, or to expose every single vote one of the nominees has cast. He chose to expose all of Nyora's votes, keeping DoS safe. At eviction, DoS had all the power to choose who he wanted to keep around, casting a sole vote to save one of the three nominees. He voted to save Nyora, and both BB and Blakers became the final members of the jury.
At the finale, all three finalists were tested by the jury on why they should win the game. Nyora looked to be a starting favorite, but lost all respect when she stated her moves throughout the entire course of the game were random. DoS and Quaking, close allies for the full game, finally began to take shots at one another. The original jury vote resulted in a 4-4-0 vote, with Quaking and DoS tied. This left Nyora to break the votes, where she decided to vote for Quaking, crowning him the winner of the game.