The BEST Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 22, 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 8.74
97 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 8.71
427 votes
A Canterlot Wedding (1)

#3 - 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 8.49
425 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
The Return of Harmony (1)

#4 - 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 8.47
554 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
The Best Night Ever

#5 - 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
483 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
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 8.45
233 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
Crusaders of the Lost Mark

#7 - 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 8.42
208 votes
Directors: Denny Lu
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Sweet and Elite

#8 - 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 8.34
432 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
Luna Eclipsed

#9 - 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
418 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: M.A. Larson
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 8.29
231 votes
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Twilight's Kingdom (2)

#11 - 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
186 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
The Cutie Mark Chronicles

#12 - 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 8.22
458 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M.A. Larson
The Cutie Map (1)

#13 - 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 8.22
286 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M.A. Larson, Scott Sonneborn
The Last Problem

#14 - 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 8.21
29 votes
The Return of Harmony (2)

#15 - 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
487 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
Party of One

#16 - 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 8.17
335 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
A Hearth's Warming Tail

#17 - 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
195 votes
Wonderbolts Academy

#18 - 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 8.15
354 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams
The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

#19 - 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 8.15
311 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: M.A. Larson
Read It and Weep

#20 - 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 8.13
375 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
The Cutie Re-Mark (2)

#21 - The Cutie Re-Mark (2)

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 28, 2015

Princess Twilight and her friends continue to fight against Starlight's attempts to alter the past, but they fear that their efforts may be in vain.

star 8.12
165 votes
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

#22 - 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 8.11
219 votes
Directors: Jim Miller
Writers: Scott Sonneborn
Apple Family Reunion

#23 - 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 8.11
318 votes
Writers: Cindy Morrow
The Summer Sun Setback

#24 - The Summer Sun Setback

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 24, 2019

Twilight is determined to make Celestia and Luna's last Summer Sun Celebration memorable, but things start going horribly wrong.

star 8.11
18 votes
To Where and Back Again (1)

#25 - To Where and Back Again (1)

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 22, 2016

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 8.10
133 votes