|Tribe Type||Starting Tribe|
|Day Formed||Day 1|
|Rival Tribe(s)||██ Tagi|
|Tribe Status||Merged with Tagi on Day 20|
|Lowest Placing Member||B.B. Andersen (15/16)|
|Highest Placing Member||Colleen Haskell (6/16)|
|Pagong had no insignia.|
Pagong was a tribe from Survivor: Borneo.
Although physically much stronger than their rivals, Pagong is known for its failure when it came to strategy before and after the merge, as the concept of alliances was not yet universal in the series and despite their best efforts, their subsequent back-to-back eliminations coined the term pagonging. Their tribe color was yellow.
- B.B. Andersen, a real estate developer from Mission Hills, Kansas.
- Colleen Haskell, an advertizing student from Miami Beach, Florida.
- Gervase Peterson, a YMCA basketball coach from Willingboro, New Jersey.
- Greg Buis, a journeyman/model and Ivy League Graduate from Gold Hill, Colorado.
- Gretchen Cordy, a preschool teacher from Clarksville, Tennessee.
- Jenna Lewis, a single mother and student from Franklin, New Hampshire.
- Joel Klug a health club consultant from Sherwood, Arkansas.
- Ramona Gray, a chemist from Edison, New Jersey.
Upon reaching shore, tempers flared early on as B.B. rubbed his tribe mates the wrong way as he asserted his work ethic to them. Despite this, Pagong rallied on to win the first challenge, winning 50 waterproof matches and Immunity.
After losing the Day 6 Immunity Challenge, B.B.'s abrasive demeanor caught up to him as he became the first casualty of the tribe in a 6-2 vote.
After B.B.'s elimination, Gretchen took over the leadership position. Her leadership seemed more well-liked than their previous leader, despite some minor arguments. On Day 7, while foraging the jungle for food, Greg, Gretchen, and Colleen stumbled upon a mud volcano. This new attraction became the special bonding place of the tribe.
Ramona had been sick and pale early on the game, worrying her tribemates. Though she redeemed herself by dominating the Day 12 Immunity Challenge, the tribe lost, and her newfound strength was not enough to save her, and she was next to go with a 4-2-1 vote.
Despite their close bond as a tribe, conflicts continued to plague them. The worst one was when Gervase and Joel blurted sexist remarks against their female tribe mates. When the tribe lost by a hair in the sixth Immunity Challenge, the women of Pagong made a pact against Gervase and Joel. During their third Tribal Council, although it was initially Gervas who made the remarks, the three girls, plus Greg, eliminated Joel in a 4-2 vote.
On Day 20, Pagong and the rival Tagi tribe were merged together as one tribe. The remaining Pagong members migrated to Tagi's beach for the rest of the game.
After the merge, the five remaining members of Pagong fell victim to the Tagi Alliance, consisting of four of five members of the rival team.
- Pagong is the first tribe to win a challenge.
- It is also the first tribe to win an immunity challenge, as well as a reward challenge (though it was not shown onscreen).
- Pagong is the first tribe to lose all of its members.
- Due to Pagong's subsequent failure after the merge, being systematically eliminated over the next six episodes, fans introduced a new word into the Survivor jargon: "Pagonging," which describes a post-merge situation of one tribe dominating the other tribe by systematically voting them out, until they are all eliminated from the game.
- Pagong is the first yellow tribe.
- The women of Pagong are the first to wear the buff like a top.
- Colleen Haskell was the first person to sport the buff as a skirt.
- Pagong is the first tribe to vote out a male.
- Coincidentally, B.B. Andersen was also the first male contestant to pass away.
- Pagong is the first tribe to not produce a winner of the season.
- Pagong is the first tribe to begin with the letter, "P".
- Both returnees from this tribe started on a yellow tribe in their second time playing.
- This is the second tribe to have a member pass-away, the first is Koror.
- This is one of the first starting tribes in survivor history the other one being its rival tribe Tagi.
- ↑ Kubicek, John (November 17, 2011). "'Survivor' Renewed for Two More Seasons: How to Fix the Pagonging Problem". BuddyTV. http://www.buddytv.com/articles/survivor/survivor-renewed-for-two-more-42752.aspx. Retrieved December 20, 2011.