The Best Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019

"Get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!" That's what Princess Celestia tells Twilight Sparkle. She may be the smartest unicorn in Equestria, but Twilight Sparkle gets an "incomplete" in friendship. There's more to life than learning magic, after all -- so she goes to Ponyville on a mission to make friends. There she meets five special ponies who take her on exciting adventures and teach her the most powerful magic of all ... the magic of friendship!

The Perfect Pear

#1 - The Perfect Pear

Season 7 - Episode 13

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

star 8.76
85 votes
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A Canterlot Wedding (2)

#2 - A Canterlot Wedding (2)

Season 2 - Episode 26

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 8.41
140 votes
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Shadow Play (2)

#3 - Shadow Play (2)

Season 7 - Episode 26

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 8.27
71 votes
Writers: Josh Haber & Nicole Dubuc
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A Hearth's Warming Tail

#4 - A Hearth's Warming Tail

Season 6 - Episode 8

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 8.24
176 votes
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Read It and Weep

#5 - Read It and Weep

Season 2 - Episode 16

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 8.19
123 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
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Twilight's Kingdom (2)

#6 - Twilight's Kingdom (2)

Season 4 - Episode 26

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

star 8.15
117 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Fluttershy Leans In

#7 - Fluttershy Leans In

Season 7 - Episode 5

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
126 votes
Writers: Gillian M. Berrow - (G.M. Berrow)
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Hurricane Fluttershy

#8 - Hurricane Fluttershy

Season 2 - Episode 22

Fluttershy struggles to overcome her fear of public humiliation so she can help Rainbow Dash and the other pegasi create a tornado powerful enough to lift the water required for rainy season in the cloud-producing city of Cloudsdale.

star 8.14
105 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
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Luna Eclipsed

#9 - Luna Eclipsed

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 8.12
166 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: M.A. Larson
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Marks and Recreation

#10 - Marks and Recreation

Season 7 - Episode 21

Wanting to help as many blank flanks as possible, the Cutie Mark Crusaders start a Cutie Mark Day Camp, but are surprised when one of their campers doesn’t want a cutie mark!

star 8.10
63 votes
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A Canterlot Wedding (1)

#11 - A Canterlot Wedding (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25

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 8.09
149 votes
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Road to Friendship

#12 - Road to Friendship

Season 8 - Episode 19

When Trixie is invited to bring her magic show to the far off land of Saddle Arabia, she can think of nopony better to bring along than her great and powerful assistant, Starlight, but not all friends are meant to travel together.

star 8.09
22 votes
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Magical Mystery Cure

#13 - Magical Mystery Cure

Season 3 - Episode 13

Twilight Sparkle accidentally casts a spell that switches the Cutie Marks and destinies of all her friends, and the only way she can reverse the spell is by writing her own magic. Little does she know that by achieving this great accomplishment, she will fulfill her destiny and emerge as a Alicorn Princess. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #6: "Morning in Ponyville" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #7: "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #8: "I Have To Find A Way" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #9: "A True, True Friend" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #10: "Celestia's Ballad" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #11: "Princess Twilight Cometh" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #12: "Life in Equestria"

star 8.09
178 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M.A. Larson
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Maud Pie

#14 - Maud Pie

Season 4 - Episode 18

When Pinkie Pie's sister comes to town, the girls find her much different than Pinkie described.

star 8.09
105 votes
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Sonic Rainboom

#15 - Sonic Rainboom

Season 1 - Episode 16

Rainbow Dash is preparing herself for an upcoming contest, with a day with the famous Wonderbolts as the grand prize, and is sure that an old move she claimed to have pulled off long ago will guarantee her a win. However, she becomes increasingly nervous that she won't succeed. Rarity, who has gained beautiful wings by Twilight's magic to join in cheering her on, is recommended to enter the same event. Can Dash gather the confidence to win, or will she be overshadowed by her friend's elegance?

star 8.08
165 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M. A. Larson
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A Health of Information

#16 - A Health of Information

Season 7 - Episode 20

While helping Fluttershy gather supplies, Zecora comes down with a terrible disease called Swamp Fever; even though a cure has not been discovered, Fluttershy makes it her mission to heal Zecora no matter what it takes.

star 8.08
61 votes
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Sweet and Elite

#17 - Sweet and Elite

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 8.08
132 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Secrets and Pies

#18 - Secrets and Pies

Season 7 - Episode 23

When Pinkie Pie thinks she sees Rainbow Dash throw away one of her pies, she suspects the worst - that Rainbow Dash secretly hates her pies; Pinkie Pie attempts to catch Rainbow Dash in her web of lies.

star 8.07
58 votes
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Party of One

#19 - Party of One

Season 1 - Episode 25

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 8.07
135 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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To Where and Back Again (1)

#20 - To Where and Back Again (1)

Season 6 - Episode 25

Without the help of Twilight Sparkle and the other Mane Six, Starlight Glimmer assembles an unlikely team of heroes to defend Equestria from the return of one of its greatest threats.

star 8.06
123 votes
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Crusaders of the Lost Mark

#21 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark

Season 5 - Episode 18

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 8.05
142 votes
Directors: Denny Lu
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
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A Bird in the Hoof

#22 - A Bird in the Hoof

Season 1 - Episode 22

During a visit from Princess Celestia, Fluttershy sees the Equestrian royal's seemingly sick bird named Philomena. Without the princess noticing, the pegasus takes the poor creature home and tries to take care of it, only to find that this job is much more difficult than with her other animals. The situation takes a turn for the worse when Twilight gets involved and Celestia and her guards notice the pet missing.

star 8.04
150 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Charlotte Fullerton
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Wonderbolts Academy

#23 - Wonderbolts Academy

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 8.03
153 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams
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To Where and Back Again (2)

#24 - To Where and Back Again (2)

Season 6 - Episode 26

Starlight Glimmer leads an unlikely squad of rescuers against one of the ponies' oldest and greatest foes in order to save her friends and Equestria.

star 8.03
122 votes
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Slice of Life

#25 - Slice of Life

Season 5 - Episode 9

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 8.03
141 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
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