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"BFDI" redirects here. For other uses, see BFDI (disambiguation).
For the series, see Battle for Dream Island (series).
For one of the prizes of Battle for BFDI, see A BFDI.

The information in the article below contains spoilers for the BFDI series. Please watch the episode(s) if you have not seen them yet.

Neither would they. So we must settle this with a contest.
Announcer to Eraser, Before the intro started for the first time in "Take the Plunge: Part 1"

Battle for Dream Island, abbreviated as BFDI, is the first season of the Battle for Dream Island series, first premiering on January 1, 2010, on the YouTube channel jacknjellify. The show takes place in Goiky. The first season has 25 episodes. The final episode, Return of the Hang Glider, premiered on January 1, 2012.

BFDI was succeeded by Battle for Dream Island Again, released on June 29, 2012, with the release of "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know".



The 20 original contestants (as seen in the intro)

This season involves 20 anthropomorphic inanimate objects (and later, one human[BFDI18]) who have known each other all their lives and are casually living together. But when the host, the Announcer, falls from the sky and tells everyone about the luxurious island known as Dream Island, competition sparks, and everyone begins battling each other for the island.

In episode 1b, the 2nd part of the first episode, the Announcer divided the 20 contestants into two teams of 10: the Squishy Cherries and the Squashy Grapes. The two teams competed in contests at the beginning of every month, and the Announcer put the losing team up for elimination—the elimination ceremony is known as "Cake at Stake". The viewers then decided to eliminate someone between the 1st and 10th of every month. At the beginning of the next episode, the Announcer eliminates the most-voted contestant and sends them to the Tiny Loser Chamber.

In episode 9, the teams reformed, and half of the Squashy Grapes formed a 3rd team (called "Another Name") in the process. During Cake at Stake, the two most-voted contestants would leave the losing team. The winning team would then choose one of them onto their team and eliminate the other.

In episode 12, the teams dissolved, and the contestants competed as individuals. The Announcer then introduced a new point system. The contestants kept their scores throughout the season, and they could earn or lose points, depending on how they did in a contest. At the end of an episode, the three or four contestants with the lowest scores would be up for elimination. The Announcer would then send the most-voted contestant to the Tiny Loser Chamber.

In episode 19, the point system ended, and competitors competed for immunity. One or two people won immunity each episode. The Announcer put the rest of the contestants up for elimination and sent the most-voted competitor to the Tiny Loser Chamber the following episode. This process continued until the final 3. The viewers then decided which of the three would win Dream Island.


In 2008, Michael and Cary Huang created a catalog which featured a comic strip of Firey, Woody, Teardrop, Spongy, and Match. They later decided to do comics, comic strips, and even some series like Total Firey Island, Total Firey Points, and others.

In 2009, they decided to make a Flash animation series of a contest to win an island called "Dream Island" like Total Firey Island. They decided to release it on YouTube on jacknjellify's channel instead of carykh's channel.


Cake at Stake[]

Main article: Cake at Stake

This is the elimination process for Battle for Dream Island; initially, the team that lost last contest is usually put up for elimination. The viewers then vote who they want to be eliminated on the losing Team between the 1st and 10th of each month. At the beginning of the next episode, the elimination ceremony, known as Cake at Stake, commences.

If a contestant is safe, then they will receive a slice of cake or something else. The competitor with the most votes will not get the cake, and will be eliminated from the battle, and thus, sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber. Since the eventual merge of the teams, the contestants that did not receive immunity (or got the lowest scores during the point system stage of the game) are put up for elimination. Typically, 3-4 contestants were put up for elimination during the merge. Occasionally, the contestants themselves got to choose who was eliminated instead.


Many contests reward the winners. Usually, the prize is immunity for the winning team/contestant(s), but sometimes the reward is an eliminated competitor/rival teammate being added/moved to the winning team. Before the merge, contestants could also win a Win Token. If a contestant is up for elimination, they could use their Win Token to erase half of their votes, helping them stay usually safe (except for Needle and Golf Ball) during eliminations. Other rewards (BFDI posters, BFDI DDSs, teddy bears, houses) were also given out prior to reaching a new stage in the competition.


Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island characters#Season 1: Battle for Dream Island (BFDI)
LeafyRockyBubbleGolf BallFlowerPinBlockyPenSpongyEraserTennis BallIce CubeWoodyCoinySnowballNeedleFireyMatchPencilTeardropBattle For Dream Island
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See also: Battle for Dream Island/Elimination table
Contestant Team(s) Placement Status Votes Stage
BFDI 1-8 BFDI 9-12
WoodyIconEarlyS1 Woody SquishyCherriesHQ Eliminated 21st 4th Eliminated
"Bridge Crossing"
9 Pre-Merge
PinIconEarlyS1 Pin SquishyCherriesHQ 20th 5th Eliminated
"Power of Three"
NeedleIconEarlyS1 Needle SquashyGrapesHQ 19th 6th Eliminated
"Puzzling Mysteries"
12 (6)
TeardropIconEarlyS1 Teardrop SquashyGrapesHQ SquashyGrapesHQ 18th 7th Eliminated
GolfBallIconEarlyS1 Golf Ball SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ 17th 8th Eliminated
12 (6)
CoinyIconEarlyS1 Coiny SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ 16th 9th Eliminated
"A Leg Up in the Race"
SnowballIconEarlyS1 Snowball SquashyGrapesHQ SquashyGrapesHQ 15th 10th Eliminated
"Don't Lose Your Marbles"
47 Merge
MatchIconEarlyS1 Match SquishyCherriesHQ SquishyCherriesHQ 14th 11th Eliminated
"Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
EraserIconEarlyS1 Eraser SquishyCherriesHQ SquishyCherriesHQ 13th 12th Eliminated
PenIconEarlyS1 Pen SquishyCherriesHQ SquishyCherriesHQ 12th 13th Eliminated
"Bowling, Now with Explosions!"
BlockyIconEarlyS1 Blocky SquishyCherriesHQ SquashyGrapesHQ 11th 3rd Eliminated
"Sweet Tooth"
6 Pre-Merge
1st Rejoined
"Insectophobe's Nightmare"
14th Eliminated
"The Reveal"
112 Merge
TennisBallIconEarlyS1 Tennis Ball SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ 10th 15th Eliminated
"Reveal Novum"
PencilIconEarlyS1 Pencil SquishyCherriesHQ SquishyCherriesHQ 9th 16th Eliminated
DavidIconEp20 David Not in the competition 8th Debuted
"Reveal Novum"
17th Eliminated
"Gardening Hero"
IceCubeIconEarlyS1 Ice Cube SquashyGrapesHQ SquashyGrapesHQ 7th 18th Eliminated
"The Glistening"
RockyIconEarlyS1 Rocky SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ 6th 19th Eliminated
"Don't Pierce My Flesh"
SpongyIconEarlyS1 Spongy SquishyCherriesHQ Eliminated 5th 2nd Eliminated
"Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?"
4 Pre-Merge
2nd Rejoined
"Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
N/A Merge
20th Eliminated
FlowerIconEarlyS1 Flower SquashyGrapesHQ 4th 1st Eliminated
"Barriers and Pitfalls"
4 Pre-Merge
3rd Rejoined
"The Glistening"
205 Merge
21st Eliminated
"Insectophobe's Nightmare 2"
BubbleIconEarlyS1 Bubble SquishyCherriesHQ SquishyCherriesHQ 3rd (2nd Runner-up)
"Return of the Hang Glider"
(228 votes)
LeafyIconEarlyS1 Leafy SquashyGrapesHQ SquashyGrapesHQ 2nd (Runner-up)
"Return of the Hang Glider"
(236 votes)
FireyIconEarlyS1 Firey SquishyCherriesHQ AnotherNameHQ 1st (Winner)
"Return of the Hang Glider"
(406 votes)

Team status[]

Contestant Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6[note 1] Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12
FireyTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Eraser, Pen SquishyCherriesHQ SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ
LeafyTeamIconBFDI SquashyGrapesHQ Teardrop, Tennis Ball SquashyGrapesHQ
BubbleTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Match, Pencil SquishyCherriesHQ
RockyTeamIconBFDI SquashyGrapesHQ Golf Ball, Snowball SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ SquishyCherriesHQ
IceCubeTeamIconBFDI Coiny, Needle SquashyGrapesHQ
PencilTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Bubble, Match SquishyCherriesHQ
TennisBallTeamIconBFDI SquashyGrapesHQ Leafy, Teardrop SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ SquashyGrapesHQ
BlockyTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Eliminated SquashyGrapesHQ
PenTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Firey, Eraser SquishyCherriesHQ
EraserTeamIconBFDI Firey, Pen
MatchTeamIconBFDI Bubble, Pencil
SnowballTeamIconBFDI SquashyGrapesHQ Golf Ball, Rocky SquashyGrapesHQ SquishyCherriesHQ
CoinyTeamIconBFDI Ice Cube, Needle SquashyGrapesHQ AnotherNameHQ Eliminated
GolfBallTeamIconBFDI Rocky, Snowball AnotherNameHQ Eliminated
TeardropTeamIconBFDI Leafy, Tennis Ball SquashyGrapesHQ Eliminated
NeedleTeamIconBFDI Coiny, Ice Cube Eliminated
PinTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Eliminated
WoodyTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Eliminated
SpongyTeamIconBFDI SquishyCherriesHQ Eliminated
FlowerTeamIconBFDI SquashyGrapesHQ Eliminated
DavidTeamIconBFDI Not in competition
  1. This episode had teams split into teams of 3 for the contest. The names below refer to the contestant's teammates in the episode."

Team progression[]

The 20 contestants are divided into 2 teams of 10.

Team Members
BlockyTeamIconBFDI BubbleTeamIconBFDI EraserTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI MatchTeamIconBFDI PenTeamIconBFDI PencilTeamIconBFDI PinTeamIconBFDI SpongyTeamIconBFDI WoodyTeamIconBFDI
Blocky Bubble Eraser Firey Match Pen Pencil Pin Spongy Woody
DiaSquashy Grapes
CoinyTeamIconBFDI FlowerTeamIconBFDI GolfBallTeamIconBFDI Ice CubeTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI NeedleTeamIconBFDI RockyTeamIconBFDI SnowballTeamIconBFDI TeardropTeamIconBFDI Tennis BallTeamIconBFDI
Coiny Flower Golf Ball Ice Cube Leafy Needle Rocky Snowball Teardrop Tennis Ball

Needle is eliminated. Firey joins the Squashy Grapes after they win the challenge.

Team Members
BubbleTeamIconBFDI EraserTeamIconBFDI MatchTeamIconBFDI PenTeamIconBFDI PencilTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil
DiaSquashy Grapes
CoinyTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI GolfBallTeamIconBFDI Ice CubeTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI RockyTeamIconBFDI SnowballTeamIconBFDI TeardropTeamIconBFDI Tennis BallTeamIconBFDI
Coiny Firey Golf Ball Ice Cube Leafy Rocky Snowball Teardrop Tennis Ball

Blocky rejoins and is placed on the Squashy Grapes. The Squashy Grapes split into 2 teams of 5.

Team Members
BubbleTeamIconBFDI EraserTeamIconBFDI MatchTeamIconBFDI PenTeamIconBFDI PencilTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil
DiaSquashy Grapes
BlockyTeamIconBFDI Ice CubeTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI SnowballTeamIconBFDI TeardropTeamIconBFDI
Blocky Ice Cube Leafy Snowball Teardrop
Another Name Symbol
CoinyTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI GolfBallTeamIconBFDI RockyTeamIconBFDI Tennis BallTeamIconBFDI
Coiny Firey Golf Ball Rocky Tennis Ball

Teardrop is eliminated. Snowball joins the Squishy Cherries, as they won last episode's challenge.

Team Members
BubbleTeamIconBFDI EraserTeamIconBFDI MatchTeamIconBFDI PenTeamIconBFDI PencilTeamIconBFDI SnowballTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil Snowball
DiaSquashy Grapes
BlockyTeamIconBFDI Ice CubeTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI
Blocky Ice Cube Leafy
Another Name Symbol
CoinyTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI GolfBallTeamIconBFDI RockyTeamIconBFDI Tennis BallTeamIconBFDI
Coiny Firey Golf Ball Rocky Tennis Ball

Golf Ball is eliminated. Rocky joins the Squishy Cherries, as they won last episode's challenge.

Team Members
BubbleTeamIconBFDI EraserTeamIconBFDI MatchTeamIconBFDI PenTeamIconBFDI PencilTeamIconBFDI RockyTeamIconBFDI SnowballTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Eraser Match Pen Pencil Rocky Snowball
DiaSquashy Grapes
BlockyTeamIconBFDI Ice CubeTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI
Blocky Ice Cube Leafy
Another Name Symbol
CoinyTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI Tennis BallTeamIconBFDI
Coiny Firey Tennis Ball

Ice Cube is eliminated and Flower rejoins.

BubbleTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI FlowerTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI RockyTeamIconBFDI SpongyTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Firey Flower Leafy Rocky Spongy

Spongy is eliminated again.

BubbleTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI FlowerTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Firey Flower Leafy

Flower is eliminated again.

BubbleTeamIconBFDI FireyTeamIconBFDI LeafyTeamIconBFDI
Bubble Firey Leafy

Firey wins. Leafy places second and Bubble places third.


Recommended characters[]

Main article: Recommended Characters
Recommended characters

The 30 recommended characters that were up for vote in The Reveal.

Starting in episode 10 ("Crybaby!"), the viewers got to create their own characters in the comments section of a video that would make cameos in the next episode. Originally, there were no restrictions on creating characters, however, starting in episode 18 ("Reveal Novum"), only one recommended character was allowed per recommender, and as of episode 23 ("Hurtful!"), no copyrighted characters were allowed to avoid lawsuits.

In "The Reveal", 30 handpicked recommended characters were chosen to be part of a special voting period, with the most voted character joining the competition. The winner of the voting was David, who joined as the 21st contestant of Battle for Dream Island.



Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island episodes

There is a total of 25 episodes. The first episode was a double length episode, while the rest of the episodes ranged at around 7-15 minutes each.

Re-uploaded episodes[]

There were 2 episodes of the season that had to be re-uploaded due to fatal errors in the originals. The first was Episode 12 ("A Leg Up in the Race"). In the original, Golf Ball and Rocky were shown on the Another Name team, despite the fact that in the previous episode ("Lofty"), Golf Ball got eliminated and Rocky got moved to the Squishy Cherries, and neither of them should have been there. As a result, the episode was taken down, and a new version was uploaded, with the error fixed.

The second was episode 20 ("Gardening Hero"). This episode was originally missing a 30-second portion that contained elimination/rejoin details and the recommended characters for that episode. The episode was later re-uploaded with that part of the episode included.

Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)[]

On July 21, 2018, between the releases of "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" and "Return of the Rocket Ship", the jacknjellify channel uploaded an official, three-hour-and-50-minute video compiling every episode of the first season, with black title cards marking the start of a new episode. Unlike the original videos, due to changes in YouTube's software, there are no annotations. It is the most viewed video on the channel to not be a BFDI episode, the channel's most viewed video since BFB started, and the channel's most viewed video from 2018.


"Want to watch the Full Season of Battle for Dream Island? Look no further! This cartoon compilation has All Episodes of the first season of BFDI! Watch as twenty characters battle for a luxurious island in an elimination-centric monthly animated series!"


List of episodes[]

# Title Airdate
1.1 Take the Plunge/Part 1 January 1, 2010
1.2 Take the Plunge/Part 2 January 1, 2010
2 Barriers and Pitfalls February 1, 2010
3 Are You Smarter Than a Snowball? March 1, 2010
4 Sweet Tooth April 1, 2010
5 Bridge Crossing May 1, 2010
6 Power of Three June 1, 2010
7 Puzzling Mysteries July 1, 2010
8 Cycle of Life August 1, 2010
9 Insectophobe's Nightmare September 1, 2010
10 Crybaby! October 1, 2010
11 Lofty November 1, 2010
12 A Leg Up in the Race December 1, 2010
13 Don't Lose Your Marbles January 1, 2011
14 Half a Loaf Is Better Than None February 1, 2011
15 Vomitaco March 1, 2011
16 Bowling, Now with Explosions! April 1, 2011
17 The Reveal May 1, 2011
18 Reveal Novum June 1, 2011
19 Rescission July 1, 2011
20 Gardening Hero August 1, 2011
21 The Glistening September 1, 2011
22 Don't Pierce My Flesh October 1, 2011
23 Hurtful! November 1, 2011
24 Insectophobe's Nightmare 2 December 1, 2011
25 Return of the Hang Glider January 1, 2012


  • Battle for Dream Island premiered on New Year's Day of 2010.
  • This is the first season to be completed. BFDIA was heavily delayed and is still ongoing, IDFB was put on hiatus after BFB started, and TPOT is also currently ongoing. BFB is now the second season to finish.
  • On the intro of the 25th episode of BFDI, Eraser said that there might be a cool coincidence if you put the 1st spoken word of the first episode, the second word of the second episode, and so on all the way to the 25th spoken word of the 25th episode and made a message. The message says: "Yeah, what is it? Now I see you are taking the word with the place of the episode number. This is the message, no coincidence."
  • As of January 1, 2024, BFDI Season 1, along with the series, is 14 years old.
  • Battle for Dream Island is well known for being the first object show ever created, it was followed by Inanimate Insanity and the genre has since grown rapidly from there.
  • "Battle for Dream Island - Season 1 (All Episodes)" is the second longest video on the jacknjellify channel, being 3 hours and 50 minutes long. It is behind "Battle for B.F.B. - Season 4b (All Episodes)", which is 4 hours and 21 minutes long.
  • This is the only season that has a two-parter as the first episode.
  • This is the first season with no delayed episodes.
    • In addition, each episode was always one month after the other, making it the only season with a consistent release schedule.
  • This is the only season to have aired all by itself in its entire run, without any other season to run concurrently with it at any point.
  • Before BFDI, jacknjellify had only 11 subscribers, but after, their number of subscribers grew by more than a factor of 1000.
  • BFDI raised jacknjellify up to the 4,988th most viewed channel in the world at the time.
  • BFDI has the least contestants with 21, one less than BFDIA and IDFB's 22.
  • Out of the 21 contestants, 16 had arms and legs while five were armless.
  • All of the finalists in this season had both arms and legs.
    • All the finalists in this season also weighed less than 0.1 oz (3.78 g), according to Golf Ball: Firey (~0 oz(0 g)), Leafy (~0.02 oz (0.76 g)), and Bubble (~0.0009 oz (0.03 g)).
    • They were also all voiced by Michael.
  • Firey and Rocky competed on all three teams.
    • Because Firey became a finalist, every team has someone to represent them in the finale.
  • There are a total of six episodes in this season in which the voters did not vote someone to be eliminated.
  • The first three eliminated contestants all rejoined the game.
  • Flower is the first and last to be eliminated in BFDI.
    • Additionally, Spongy is the second and second last contestant eliminated.
  • BFDI was edited with Vegas Pro.[1]
  • This is the only season with no limbless or food contestants.
  • This is the only season with teams picked out by a team captain.
  • BFDI has no female voice actors, although future seasons do for some characters.
  • BFDI ran for 24 months straight.
  • Every thumbnail has a character with arms on it.

Episode thumbnails[]


External links[]

Seasons of Battle for Dream Island (template)
Main series: Battle for Dream IslandBattle for Dream Island AgaindnalsI maerD roF elttaBBattle for BFBBattle for Dream Island: The Power of TwoSeason 6

Pre-BFDI: FireyTotal Firey IslandTotal Firey SwitchTotal Firey Points

Spinoffs: ABCDEFGB.A.G.U.E.T.T.E.BFDI Mini-Season - "Marbles"Ten Words of WisdomEleven Words of Wisdom

BFDI Mini: BFDI MiniBFDI Mini AgainBFDI Mini DeluxeBFDI Mini, Seriously!BFDI Mini DeliciousBFDI Mini Replicas

Imaginary: Season 43

Milestone celebration: Subscriber specials

Non-canon: Battle for Permission to Meet 10Leafy And Evil Leafy As They Battle To Become The Sole Survivor Of That Dryer