The BEST Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Princess Celestia sends her star pupil, the bookish unicorn Twilight Sparkle, to Ponyville to improve her socialization skills. Twilight quickly makes five new four-legged friends: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity. Each instilled with the respective spirits of magic, honesty, loyalty, laughter, kindness and generosity, the animals learn that by working together they can achieve the most important element of all: harmony.

The Perfect Pear

#1 - The Perfect Pear

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 5, 2017

The Apple Siblings learn about their parent's love story and find out that they're half Pear.

star 8.78
91 votes
A Canterlot Wedding (2)

#2 - A Canterlot Wedding (2)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 21, 2012

Shining Armor and Princess Cadance are set to be married, but Twilight Sparkle has just discovered a dark secret about the bride-to-be.

star 8.73
418 votes
The Last Problem

#3 - The Last Problem

Season 9 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 12, 2019

In the distant future, Princess Twilight is visited by a student named Luster Dawn with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.

star 8.58
19 votes
A Canterlot Wedding (1)

#4 - A Canterlot Wedding (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 21, 2012

Twilight Sparkle is upset that her older brother, Shining Armor, didn't tell her that he's getting married. Twilight is relieved to learn that he is marrying Princess Cadance, but becomes suspicious when Cadance doesn't remember her. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #10: "B.B.B.F.F" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #11: "B.B.B.F.F - Reprise Version" Songs in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Episode 26: A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #12: "This Day Aria" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #13: "This Day Aria - Reprise Version" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #14: "Love is in Bloom" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #14: "Love is in Bloom - Extended Version" - (Exclusive Song in My Little Pony: Frendship is Magic - Season 2 - DVD Box Set | Released By Shout! Factory)

star 8.52
416 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
The Return of Harmony (1)

#5 - The Return of Harmony (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 2011

A chaos-causing creature named Discord escapes from his stone prison. Twilight and her friends must stop him by using The Elements of Harmony... if they can find where Discord has hidden them.

star 8.49
544 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
Slice of Life

#6 - Slice of Life

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2015

As Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Rarity battle a monster, the rest of Ponyville rushes to make it to a wedding on time.

star 8.48
224 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
The Best Night Ever

#7 - The Best Night Ever

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired May 6, 2011

After much anticipation, Canterlot's Grand Galloping Gala has finally begun. As Twilight and her friends take part in the festivities, only one question remains: Is it everything the ponies imagined it to be? My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 1, Song #12: "At the Gala." My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 1, Song #: "I'm at The Grand Galloping Gala." My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 1, Song #: "The Pony Pokey"

star 8.47
474 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Crusaders of the Lost Mark

#8 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 10, 2015

When Pip Squeak decides to run for class president, the Cutie Mark Crusaders rally around their friend, but find themselves helping their long-time nemesis, Diamond Tiara, in an unexpected way.

star 8.40
201 votes
Directors: Denny Lu
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Sweet and Elite

#9 - Sweet and Elite

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2011

Twilight arranges for Rarity to stay with the Princess during a visit to Canterlot, but after Rarity gets to hobnob with Canterlot's social elite, she must choose between important social connections and spending time with her friends. My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 2, Song #2: "Becoming Popular"

star 8.36
424 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone

#10 - The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired May 23, 2015

Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie are called by the map to the ancient kingdom of Griffonstone but have conflicting ideas as to what problem they have been called to fix.

star 8.32
223 votes
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Luna Eclipsed

#11 - Luna Eclipsed

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2011

It's Nightmare Night and the macabre celebrations are in full swing when Luna herself shows up in Ponyville, determined to change her frightening public image.

star 8.30
408 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: M.A. Larson
Twilight's Kingdom (2)

#12 - Twilight's Kingdom (2)

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired May 10, 2014

The other princesses transfer all of their magical power to Twilight in hopes of saving Equestria. Song: "Let the Rainbow Remind You"

star 8.27
177 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
The Cutie Mark Chronicles

#13 - The Cutie Mark Chronicles

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 15, 2011

Every pony with a cutie mark has a different story to tell about how he or she earned it. Taking a break from pursuing their hidden talents, the Cutie Mark Crusaders decide to ask Rainbow Dash and the others about their marks. They soon discover that one particular story has a surprising connection to the other five. My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 1, Song #11: "So Many Wonders"

star 8.24
447 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M.A. Larson
The Cutie Map (1)

#14 - The Cutie Map (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 4, 2015

As Twilight Sparkle and her friends get used to her new castle, they find that when they each sit on their respective thrones, they activate a map that shows trouble across Equestria. Traveling to one point, they find a town where all the ponies have the same cutie mark, an equals sign. All of the ponies except Fluttershy suspect something is wrong with the town's creepy smiles and over-the-top joy, particularly after meeting their leader, Starlight Glimmer. Starlight shows that all the ponies living there have given up their cutie marks, leaving them stored in a nearby cave, as by being equal with no special talents, they all can achieve friendship better. Twilight and her friends secretly meet with other ponies who recognize that Starlight's vision for the town is not normal and ask for their help. When the six try to retrieve the cutie marks, they are lured into a trap and Starlight is able to take their marks.

star 8.21
277 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M.A. Larson, Scott Sonneborn
The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

#15 - The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 28, 2012

The Flim Flam brothers challenge the Apples to a Cider Making Contest and the winner of the showdown gets to take Sweet Apple Acres, so with the farm in peril, the Apple ponies must come together and muster all their cider making skills. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2, Song #5: "The Flim Flam Brothers Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 Song"

star 8.20
304 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: M.A. Larson
The Return of Harmony (2)

#16 - The Return of Harmony (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2011

Twilight's friends have been corrupted by Discord, and all of Equestria is about to fall into total chaos. Twilight remembers about the riddle of finding the stolen Elements of Harmony. However, even after obtaining them, can she and her friends defeat their most powerful foe yet with almost all hope lost?

star 8.19
478 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
Party of One

#17 - Party of One

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 29, 2011

After a successful party celebrating the first birthday of Gummy, her pet alligator, Pinkie Pie invites her friends for an "After Birthday" party the next day. However, they claim to have other errands to run, declining the invitations. She finds out these so-called "errands" are just an excuse to avoid the party. Have they grown tired of the pink pony's frequent celebrations, or is there something bigger involved?

star 8.18
327 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
Shadow Play (2)

#18 - Shadow Play (2)

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 28, 2017

With Starswirl and the other Pillars of Old Equestria back from limbo (where they’ve been trapped for a thousand years), Twilight and her friends must work together to defeat the Pony of Shadows.

star 8.18
78 votes
Writers: Josh Haber & Nicole Dubuc
Wonderbolts Academy

#19 - Wonderbolts Academy

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 15, 2012

Rainbow Dash receives an invitation to attend the Wonderbolts Academy, but after struggling to keep up with the fast and reckless Lightning Dust, Rainbow questions whether she is Wonderbolt material.

star 8.17
345 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams
Apple Family Reunion

#20 - Apple Family Reunion

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 22, 2012

Granny Smith agrees to let Applejack lead the Apple Family reunion but Applejack loses sight of what is truly important. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3, Song #5: "Raise This Barn"

star 8.17
309 votes
Writers: Cindy Morrow
A Hearth's Warming Tail

#21 - A Hearth's Warming Tail

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 14, 2016

Starlight Glimmer has a case of the holiday blues, so Twilight tries to help cure her by reading one of her favorite Hearth Warming's Eve stories, A Hearth's Warming Tale.

star 8.16
188 votes
Fluttershy Leans In

#22 - Fluttershy Leans In

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2017

Fluttershy is determined to make her career dreams come true with the help of some very special ponies. But when her true vision is not being executed properly, she must find a way to stand up and fight for her ideas.

star 8.15
131 votes
Writers: Gillian M. Berrow - (G.M. Berrow)
Read It and Weep

#23 - Read It and Weep

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 4, 2012

After mocking it as an 'egghead' pursuit, Rainbow Dash discovers the joys of reading while laid up in Ponyville Hospital. Can she finish her book before her friends discover her secret?

star 8.14
367 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

#24 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 11, 2015

Princess Luna enlists the Mane 6 to search for and locate the Tantabus, a magical force that threatens to turn the dreams of every pony into nightmares.

star 8.12
210 votes
Directors: Jim Miller
Writers: Scott Sonneborn
May the Best Pet Win!

#25 - May the Best Pet Win!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2011

Rainbow Dash hosts a flying race to see who will be her pet. My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 2, Song #1: "Find a Pet Song"

star 8.11
450 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Charlotte Fullerton