"It’s a game of wit, strategy, and socializing… Throughout 2 seasons on the ‘Beach, there has been drama, betrayal, and most importantly victory. Now, it’s time to go big or go home… To win, you have to think Out of the Box..." - quakingpunch73, BB3
|Big Brother 3: Out of the Box|
|Season Run||November 20th, 2017 - February 9th, 2018|
|Previous Season||Big Brother 2: Clique Collision|
|Next Season||Big Brother 4: House of Horrors|
Big Brother 3: Out of the Box was the third season of PokéBeach Big Brother. The first season to showcase a long-term comeback system, as well as a regular advantage flow, Lorde was crowned the winner over mirdo and Mariano in a sweeping 5-1-0 vote.
- 1 Twists and Mechanics
- 2 Advantages
- 3 Returning Competitions
- 4 New Competitions
- 5 Houseguests
- 6 Game History
Twists and Mechanics
- Snover's Dessert Drop
- Medicham's Balance Bounce
- Run 3
- Good Old Tetris
- Space Invaders
- Passimian's Jungle Bowling
- Drifloon's Fill & Float
- Delphox's Fiery Escape
- Donkey Kong
- Excadrill's Tunnel Trouble
At the premiere of PokéBeach Big Brother: Out of the Box, sixteen people entered the house. 7 players being returning veterans, and 9 being brand new faces. The players were immediately hit with their first HOH of the season, 'Winterbells'. This game was built on a bunny hopping on bells that got progressively smaller as the game went on. Violet won this competition in an absolute blitz, scoring about 100x higher than the next highest score, making her the HOH, winning the 'Pendant of Pride' in the process. She nominated Jade and TSM, being bored that apparently no one had reached out to her. The veto competition began, which was the first of a long slew of Pokemon.com games, 'Snover's Dessert Drop!', which required selected houseguests to complete as many desserts as possible in a variety of combos before time ran out. Violet won this competition, securing full power over the first week of the game. She discarded the veto, and left the nominees as they were. At the first eviction of the season, Jade was under fire for getting caught trying to align with everyone. The game acknowledged this, and in a 9-3 vote she was evicted for her antics.
Week 2 immediately started off with a strategy challenge, called 'Turnabout Trump', requiring players to pick their HOH by vote in order of most to least preferred. Lorde gathered the most points at 120, but the twist was the player with the least points would be crowned HOH. This players was Pikachu, who became the HOH with 53 points. He nominated Violet for believing she had a large team, and TSM for her supposed inactivity. The veto competition was next, with was 'Run 3', requiring players to run through a space-themed obstacle course. Lorde barely edged out NP in this competition, giving her the POV win. She used the veto to pull her ally Violet off the block. Pikachu chose to nominate NP as his replacement without explanation. It seemed all sides of the house agreed upon the week's target, however, as TSM went home in a huge 10-0 eviction.
Week 3 began with 'Medicham's Balance Bounce', requiring players to balance a Voltorb on a lower platform while using a higher platform to collect stars while avoiding skulls and crossbones. NP easily dusted the competition, and became the third HOH of the season. He nominated Pikachu for nominating him, and Mariano in an attempt to anger as few people as possible. The Power of Veto was the classic '2048', in which players had to combine like numbers to clear their board in hopes of getting higher numbers, which help increase their score. Shocking the majority, Mariano worked his way to victory and used the veto to save himself. NP put Nick up as a replacement, and made it clear that Pikachu was his target. NP succeeded in sending his target home, as Pikachu was evicted in a 6-3 vote. Triplemo was also expelled in a record 3 weeks at the time, resulting in him becoming a community meme. Unbeknownst to those still in the game, Long Road Back, a twist that would grant one previously evicted player a second shot was in play. Jade beat out TSM in the first Long Road Back challenge, permanently eliminating TSM from the game.
Week 4 was when a two-party game really started to make itself apparent. The competition was 'Good Old Tetris', a classic version of the classic game. Mariano once again turned heads after his upset victory, nominating Violet and mirdo in the process. The veto was a game of true strategy, when the game 'Ready Aim Fire' commenced, a game of predicting what moves your opponent will make and matching those moves. In a game of overcomplicating the simple, mirdo came out on top, removing himself from the block. Mariano put up NP in mirdo's place, but made it clear that Violet was who he was after. His plan failed, however, as NinjaPenguin was backdoored in a hasty 6-2 vote. Behind the scenes, Jade once again won the Long Road Back challenge, sending Pikachu home for good.
Week 5 is when the risks couldn't have been higher. The HOH competition was 'Snake', a classic game of maneuvering a snake to eat as much fruit as possible. Lorde came out on top, nominating both Nyora and Nebby as pawns. The veto competition was 'Space Invaders', another classic, involving covering your bases and shooting as many aliens as possible while doing so. Violet won this competition and used it to veto Nyora, while at the same time TE was expelled due to overall inactivity. Lorde was then able to execute her plan, and nominated Mariano in an attempt to backdoor him. This ultimately worked, as he was backdoored in a 5-2 vote. For the third and final pre-jury Long Road Back challenge, Jade finally met her match, as she was bested by NP, granting him a second chance and re-entry to the Big Brother house.
Week 6 (Survivor Week)
Week 6 revealed the twist the houseguests had no warning of, and with it came NP's re-entry to the game. He was given the 'Wreath of Wrath', which granted him immunity for the next 2 weeks in exchange for his ability to compete in competitions. Immediately after, Quaking announced that it was time for Survivor week, which was ultimately a free-for-all vote. After a confusing 5-1-1 vote, Nick was sent home, with Nyora and Violet each receiving a vote.
Week 7 is where the game got to a whole new level of dicey. The HOH competition was 'Passimian's Jungle Bowling', in which they had to steer a bowling ball through jungle-themed obstacles. Blakers won his first competition of the season, with Nyora being modkilled after the competition ended. He chose to nominate Nebby and LC afterwords. The veto competition was another Pokemon.com game, 'Drifloon's Fill and Float', which required players to build massive bubbles to score points. Violet once again pulled out a win, though Nebby was now modkilled himself. Blakers was required to put up a replacement before Violet use the veto. He chose to put up Lorde, trying to appear genuine to his faction's enemies. Violet immediately pulled Lorde off the block, when Blakers nommed who he had actually planned to: Lily. He made it known LC was his target, and with LC not holding onto any strong connections, he was quietly sent to the jury in a 2-1 vote. Due to modkills, for the second wave of the Long Road Back twist there would only be 1 round. Mariano bested Nick in the challenge, and returned to the game as if he was never gone.
Week 8 (Double Eviction)
Week 8 is to date one of the most controversial weeks of the series. No one questioned that when the time came, Mariano would be the one to return through 'Long Road Back'. It was the fact he was granted automatic HOH through the 'Gauntlet of Gluttony'. And to make matters even worse, this all fell on the season's Double Eviction week. Mariano nominated Violet and Lorde (his two nemeses), and Lily because of her connections to Violet. The Power of Veto was 'Flappy Bird', a classic game in which players had to get their bird to fly through pipelines for as long as possible. Violet pulled out yet another POV victory (her third in a row), pulling herself off the chopping block. This prompted Mariano to nominate NP as a pawn, hoping to flush Lily and especially Lorde. He failed at the latter, as Lorde received 2 of the 3 votes to remain in the game, whereas NP received 1. Lily received none, and was evicted in 7th place, whereas NP left in 6th.
Week 9 was increasingly tense, it was essentially Mariano vs. The Empire. The HOH was 'Delphox's Fiery Escape', a game involving getting rid of obstacles to move forward in levels, ultimately racking up points as you go. Lorde took home her third competition win of the season. She chose to nominate Violet and Mariano, with a plan in mind that forced one of the big spotlight holders to go home. The veto was the classic 'Donkey Kong', which forced houseguests to hop over barrels and save princesses to rack up points. Blakers won this competition, choosing to discard the veto. Lorde and Blakers devised a plan to keep Violet comfortable, keep her from pushing for a veto win as hard as she might otherwise. This resulted in her eviction, which was resolved after Lorde broke a 1-1 tie, executing what is still widely considered the biggest blindside in series history.
Week 10 (Hit The Road)
In the 10th and final week of the game, the final HOH competition of the season was announced to be 'Excadrill's Tunnel Trouble', in which players had to remove chains of colored orbs in order to keep their line going as long as possible. Lorde won yet again, being rewarded the 'Diadem of Lust'. Instead of naming two nominees, this power forced her to choose 1 of the 3 other players to come with her to the Final 3, leaving the other 2 players to compete in a Hit The Road competition. Lorde chose mirdo, not seeing him as a serious competitor and an easy goat to the end. In the Hit The Road competition to decide who would take the third and final spot in the Final 3, Mariano and Blakers faced off in 'Cursor*10', where they had to work with their past decisions to make their way to the top of a building via mouse click. Mariano beat Blakers, and Blakers for the second time in 3 seasons became the final member of the jury.
In the finale of PokéBeach Big Brother: Out of the Box, the floor was open for a massive Lorde vs. mirdo debate over who should win the game. Mariano early on stated he believed Lorde deserved to win the game, which lost respect from the jury. Lorde and mirdo's "debate" was somewhat for fun between the two of them, and not much about it was serious. But in the end, Lorde's reasons for winning the game were recognized, and she won the jury over in a 5-1-0 vote. Lily did not vote, as Quaking chose to end jury voting soon after a majority of 4 was reached, crowning Lorde the first female winner of PokéBeach Big Brother.