|“||Reaching the final seven means a new stage in the battle: you're merging!||”|
The merge refers to the event when the host breaks up the teams, causing all remaining contestants to compete individually from that point. So far, 2 merges have happened: in Battle for Dream Island and in Battle for BFB.
BFDI's merge consisted of Firey from Another Name, Leafy, Ice Cube, Blocky, and Tennis Ball from the Squashy Grapes, and Pencil, Bubble, Match, Pen, Eraser, Snowball, and Rocky from the Squishy Cherries. Later on, both Spongy and Flower returned to the game, and David made his debut.
In "A Leg Up in the Race", after the elimination, the Announcer announces that the teams will be broken up. After the contest, Points are introduced, and would be the elimination decider until Immunity was introduced in "Rescission".
This is a table of all of the contestants who made the merge and their eventual placements.
In "The Game Has Changed", X announces that reaching the final seven means a new stage in the game, and tells everyone that they're merging and will be battling for individual immunity.
- Leafy, Flower, and Firey are the only contestants to make it to the merge in every season they compete in.
- Coincidentally, they placed in the top four overall in season 1. Bubble is the only contestant from the top four to not make it to BFB's merge.
- Both Flower and Leafy needed to rejoin in order to reach this feat. This makes Firey the only contestant to reach the merge twice without rejoining.
- Because of rejoins, 70% of the original cast competed in the merge in BFDI.
- Golf Ball, Needle, Pin, and Coiny are the only original contestants who have yet to reach the merge.
- Golf Ball is the only armless contestant.
- Pin is the only Squishy Cherry.
- Coiny is the only male.
- Woody and Teardrop both reached the merge in BFB after failing in BFDI.
- Coincidentally, Firey is the highest and lowest ranking contestant in the merges for BFDI and BFB.
- David, Gelatin, Lollipop, and Profily are the only recommended characters who have merged.
- Gelatin is also the only BFDIA newbie who has merged.
- Gelatin and Lollipop are the first newbies to reach the merge without debuting into it.