The Best Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2018

"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 8.90
81 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 8.42
137 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 8.28
67 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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Secrets and Pies

#5 - 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 8.20
55 votes
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Read It and Weep

#6 - 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 8.17
121 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
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A Health of Information

#7 - 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 8.17
58 votes
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Fluttershy Leans In

#8 - 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 8.17
124 votes
Writers: Gillian M. Berrow - (G.M. Berrow)
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Twilight's Kingdom (2)

#9 - 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
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Uncommon Bond

#10 - Uncommon Bond

Season 7 - Episode 24

When Starlight gets a visit from Sunburst, she discovers that he has tons in common with her friends and starts to wonder if he still has anything in common with her.

star 8.14
50 votes
Writers: Josh Haber & Kevin Lappin
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Marks and Recreation

#11 - 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 8.13
60 votes
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Sonic Rainboom

#12 - 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 8.13
160 votes
Writers: M. A. Larson
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Hurricane Fluttershy

#13 - 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 8.13
103 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
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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 8.12
103 votes
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Luna Eclipsed

#15 - 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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A Canterlot Wedding (1)

#16 - 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 8.12
145 votes
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Road to Friendship

#17 - 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 8.11
18 votes
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Daring Done?

#18 - Daring Done?

Season 7 - Episode 18

When Rainbow Dash’s favorite author, A.K. Yearling, announces her retirement, she convinces Pinkie Pie to go on a quest to find out if the Daring Do book series will be closed forever.

star 8.09
58 votes
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Magical Mystery Cure

#19 - 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 8.08
177 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
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A Rockhoof and a Hard Place

#20 - A Rockhoof and a Hard Place

Season 8 - Episode 21

When Rockhoof, heroic Pillar of the past, is having trouble fitting into the modern world, Twilight Sparkle and her friends strive to help him find a new purpose.

star 8.08
13 votes
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Sweet and Elite

#21 - 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 8.07
130 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Party of One

#22 - 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
134 votes
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Filli Vanilli

#23 - Filli Vanilli

Season 4 - Episode 14

When Big Macintosh of the singing group, The Ponytones, has to drop out of an important performance, Fluttershy takes drastic measures to ensure that the show goes on. Song: "Music in the Treetops" Song: "Find the Music in You" Song: "Find the Music in You" - (Reprise Version) Song: "Music in the Treetops" - (Reprise Version)

star 8.06
104 votes
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
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Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

#24 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

Season 5 - Episode 13

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 8.06
151 votes
Directors: Jim Miller
Writers: Scott Sonneborn
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A Bird in the Hoof

#25 - 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 8.05
148 votes
Writers: Charlotte Fullerton
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