Immunity Challenges

polechallengeOne of the two types of competitions is an Immunity challenge.  These are highly competitive fights to stay alive in the game; the losers are not safe at Tribal Council. Often the games are about physical or mental endurance. Before the merge, these are team challenges with the losing tribe going to Tribal Council. After the merge, it becomes an individual event, and only one person is safe instead of a whole team.
During the team stage, the immunity idol looks like a statue that would be considered to be representative of the local culture. Once the merge happens only one person can win, and the item of desire turns into a necklace. The idol or necklace is never the same of that of a different season. They are new every year.