Top Ten Best My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Episodes

The Top Ten

1 Twilight's Kingdom

LOVE! I literally cried at the end when they sang "Let the Rainbow Remind You" I especially loved how Discord is now a sweet guy instead of an evil villain and the RAINBOW POWER WAS, OH MY GOSH, THE BEST! I love Twilight's new castle! Best episode ever!

Season four was amazing and this epic Season Finale made me love it even more. Twilight's finally thinking about her future as a royal, Discord's turning back to his old ways and there's a serious threat from the very first generation. It also has one of the best fights in the series. This was what the season was building towards and it was worth it.

Twilight go Marvel Style rage on Tirek after he blasted her library

This Has Always Been My Favourite Episode From The Very Beginning It's Flawless It Has An Incredible Story, Amazing Songs, Awesome Villain Great Characters And If I Listed All The Reasons I Love This Episode I'll Be Her All Day Lets Just Say If You Haven't Seen Trust Me See It

Why did you capitalize all the letters? It seems like an awful amount of work.
-Comment stolen from somewhere else - TheCookieHero

2 Crusaders of the Lost Mark

This is my favorite episode of all time. The Cutie Mark Crusaders were written so well, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon gets some character development, all the songs were awesome, and the cutie mark crusaders finally get there cutie marks, oh my god! There are some flaws. First is the pacing. This episode is rushed just like Magical Mystery Cure. And then there's Spoiled Rich. I can't stand this miserable excuse of a character. However, despite its problems with pacing and Spoiled Rich, this is still my favorite episode of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic.

Honestly, this episode was okay, most certainly not the best. Diamond Tiara's character development was nice to watch, but admittedly cliche (Pacifica, anyone? ). Also, I didn't really like the fact that the crusaders never really discovered their true talents (like Sweetie Belle's singing, etc). I thought the whole point of a cutie mark was to emphasize a pony's originality based on their talent? Apparently not, because the crusaders' marks look exactly the same. I was pretty disappointed about that- it basically defeated the purpose of having a cutie mark in the first place. Honestly, this episode was sweet but at the same time felt like fan service gone wrong.

This episode is pretty much on the same level of the amazing world of gumball's the shell (which is my all time favorite cartoon episode ever), this is pretty much what beyond perfection means. We have a great story, great performances, humor; but who am I kidding we all know why this is one of the best for two reasons. First of all Diamond tiara is now a good guy yes after years of being the worst, she is finally being nice and I'm actually waiting to see more of her as the show goes on (if the writers decide not to have her as just a background character). And most importantly the cmc finally getting there cutie marks, after all these years of waiting we finally get the pay off we've been waiting for. This episode is like Dale Earnhart winning the Daytona 500, and Gumball and penny finally becoming a couple after the shell. This episode is just perfect

Now, this is how you celebrate the fifth anniversary of Friendship is Magic: with an episode that outshines Magical Mystery Cure (or any season premiere or finale for that matter), gives some character development to Diamond Tiara, and has the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally receive their Cutie Marks.

3 The Perfect Pear

Truly one of the serious episodes of MLP. This one truly caused me to cry just because of how they told this timeless tale of cross lovers and add in one of the biggest mysteries the fandom has been waiting for years to discover. Romeo and Juliet has been told many times but the reason is that Shakespeare has a way of making his stories unforgettable for many generations to tell. The way this episode tell the story and how it makes so much of an emotional impact shows how powerful of an episode this is. As a fan of the show for 5 years, never have I seen an episode where I've been so emotionally invested in the entire time. I also love the connection of other ponies that had a connection with the parents. William Shatner also had an amazing performance as Grand Pear. Felicia Day and Bill Newton as the parents were also amazing. The love between Pear Butter and Bright Mac is also genuine. Even by looking into each other's eyes you can tell from a second that they love each other and ...more

Best episode of Season 7, best episode of the entire show, best song. But also the saddest episode so far. Especially Grandpear, who tearfully regrets that the never got the chance to tell his daughter he was sorry before she probably passed away. Can't get any sadder than that. Perfect Pear = Perfect Episode.

Not only the best episode of mlp, but the best episode of any cartoon. This is literally the only episode of a show that ever made me cry. It's such an emotional episode, and it is perfect.

Beautiful that is all I can say. It truly proves that this world can be beautiful.

4 Magical Mystery Cure

One of my favourite episodes ever! I love the series and I am a young fan myself. When I find the episodes I would binge watch it immediately. Perfect songs for all occasions and watching the alicorn process. I love it!
Sweetie gems

This is the best episode of the season. I love Twilight, she's my favorite mane 6, and I don't understand why everyone hated that she became a princess. In fact, I think it shows how much she has grown as a character. The songs were great, specially "A True, True Friend" and "I've got to find a way". I even cried a bit at the end. :')

The most emotional episode I ever saw, the only downside is that this episode will outshine any future ending they try to give the show.

Underrated by people who don't like fast paced dense stories.

5 Pinkie Pride

I almost cried when nobody cheered for the super duper pony named Pinkie. Also Pinkie Pie X Cheese Sandwich forever!

Cheese and Pinkie= Awesomeness

A reason why Pinky is the best pony of all time! Just for the sake of her friend, she gave up doing the party herself. It was a heart touching episode and it should be #2 (of course after the magical mystery cure. That one was am-a-zing. I'm obsessed with the cutie mark song and celestia's ballad! ). Oh and Cheese Sandwich + Pinky Pie 4 lyfe!

Cheese Sandwich is my favorite pony in the show, though he's not my favorite character, that would be Discord, but still he's awesome because he is portrayed by Werid Al and can sing so expertly. He and Pinkie Pie would also make a great, and suitably goofy couple.

6 The Return of Harmony

I can honestly say that part 2 was my favorite because the ponies turned into complete jerks which was just hysterical and I love what the writers did with it, making it more of a gag than a pity party. Rarity was my favorite as the selfish one and Pinkie and AJ really got my eyes tearing up with laughter. Who doesn't like adorable ponies fighting each other?

One of my favorites because just like the Joker. Discord was able to beat the protagonists mentally and emotionally. At least in my opinion I like villains that play mind games.

These are the only (return of harmony has 2 parts) where I think that discord is cool and evil at the same time

This ONE makes me smile and I love discord

7 Amending Fences

Best episode in entire series in my opinion. The story is realistic and relatable to me and it give a flashback to first episode of the series

Amending Fences is a beautiful and realistic episode that finds itself sitting perfectly in a show about friendship. The moral is amazing, Twilight is very relatable, our new characters are very likable, the storytelling is spot-on, and it leaves the viewer feeling very satisfied at the end of it all. None of these written comments can do this episode any justice, and I strongly advise that Amending Fences is one of the first episodes you check out if you want to get into the fandom. Otherwise, it's the episode that demands rewatching due to all of the things that make it so amazing. I don't want to spoil too much here, so I'll leave the brevity of this comment as is.

This episode is absolutely beautiful. For a person who has had depression, you'd know how hard this hits in the feels. Moondancer reminds me a lot of myself, and this episode helped me learn not to shut the world down. This little episode changed my life, I highly recommend people watch this.

This episode is my favorite episode on the show so far. Amending Faces is one of those truly meaningful episodes that stand out among others. It was realistic and had amazing character development.

8 Hurricane Fluttershy

Hurricane Fluttershy is my very favorite episode. Fluttershy is my favorite character, and this episode seals the deal. Why? Well, I'll admit the humor wasn't top notch, Three's a Crowd and Make New Friends But Keep Discord did much better in humor, but this episode gave me so much Fluttershy development that I fell in love with our yellow pegasus. She is presented as both relatable and fragile, but she can be rebuilt. And look how far Rainbow's come! Allow me to explain. In the episode Dragonshy, Rainbow rushes Fluttershy. She's rude to her. She doesn't even like her. Then let's look at Hurricane Fluttershy. Rainbow still has traces of her old self, but she has learned(maybe from Pinkie Pie? ) how impressionable Fluttershy can be. And she is so understanding even when she DOESN'T understand. Dash is so sympathetic. She's so nice to Fluttershy, even when she wants to yell. She corrects herself when she's about to be cruel, and she doesn't ditch Flutters because she got.5 wing power- ...more

I can relate to this episode on so many levels. In fact, it helped me get over the same thing Fluttershy was going through. Maybe that's the only reason I like it so much. Plus it kinda reminded me of Rocky with the sports montage, so that's a definite plus for me. This episode also features my two favorites in the most prominent light, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash. It also has the presented characters at their best. I really like the one scene when they're in Fluttershy's cottage and Rainbow Dash almost acts like a jerk, but then stops and becomes a good friend and asks nicely instead of demanding. It might just be this was one of the first episodes I ever saw, but I still love it nonetheless.

This Is My Favourite Episode Of Both Season 2 And The Whole Series It Has A Fantastic Story Simple Yet Epic, We Finally Get Some Info About Flutter shy's Past Sheer We Got Some In The Cutie Mark Chronicles But Here We Get To See What Started This Internal Conflict To Begging With, The Characters Are The Best They Ever Been Unlike Putting Your Hoof Down Flutter shy Is Partied As Simathetic Same With Rainbow Dash Unlike Her Advenule Petrel In 28 Pranks Later She Kind, Loyal And True. I Think You Got The Idea It's My Favourite Episode And Should Of Defiantly Gotten The Number 1 Spot.

This and Flight To The Finish deserve to be so much higher...

9 Discordant Harmony

I loved how this episode showed the relationship between fluttershy and discord. Previous episodes have shown them being close, but it didn't really make it clear that Fluttershy wasn't just hanging out with Discord because she's the element of kindness or whatever. Flutter shy genuinely loves Discords personality. And they have a lot in common. Sometimes I feel like Fluttershy has more in common with Discord than any of the main 6. Flutter shy and Discord have both been getting a lot of character development, which I love. I liked the episode where flutter shy had to run Rairtys boutique, and made up so many different personas. She has a lot more imagination than she's giving credit for. She's shown to be sooo much like Discord sometimes, like in that Haloween special. The main difference is that Fluttershy is much more empathetic and sensitive to others opions. She and Discord are simalar enough to bond, but different enough to help each other grow. Awesome episode

Actually, this probably has so few votes, simply because it was completely overshadowed by The Perfect Pear, which seems to have been aired on the same date in some (all? ) countries. Shame, really. Discordant Harmony deserves more love and attention! It may be the best recent Discord episode, and one of the Top 3 Discord episodes in general!

After reading the MLP comics sometime ago and then watching this episode, I was somehow hoping for Discord to turn into Accord, which he did to a certain degree. Very good and very solid episode. Liked it very much.

This is a recent episode... explains why it has so few votes. Honnestly, this episode was awesome. We got some serious Discord developpement in there, a good look at Dicsord's realm (wich we saw only once before, and for less than two minutes), we got not one, not two, but a grand total of SIX Discords, and... don't tell me this episode wasn't setting some serious fluttercord thungs up for an eventual future official thing. Don't ever.

If you like Discord, this has to become one of your favorites episodes. It has to. Just for the singing ginseng tea.

Yeah, this also helps him to walk further away from a Season 5 failure. The less said about it, the better. He's still my personal favorite! - TylertheTitan

10 Lesson Zero

Yeah I loved that twilight was all crazy because I don't really like her that much and their ninja outfits at the end are hilarious

How is this one at the bottom?!
Twilight was hilariously hysterical
Fluttershy snapped a bear's neck
And Big Mac took on the whole village for a doll
This was obviously the best one.

This episode actually felt something out of Courage the Cowardly Dog.

I dislike the episode, but I respect the fans.

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11 A Royal Problem

We finally get our royal sisters episode, Starlight was great, we get an epic battle between Nightmare Moon and Daybreaker, and we get pretty much the best characterization from Princess Celestia in the entire show. Oh, and Twilight as a ballerina music box was just adorable! Too much awesomeness to handle in this episode!

I really like the episodes related to Princess Luna and it gives us an insight about the royal princessses daily lives

This episode wasn't quite as great as I think it should have been, and the main problem was Starlight. She isn't a good enough character to carry an episode, and I feel like Twilight was shoehorned into this episode because of this fact. And beyond that, seeing Twilight get reduced to a helicopter parent makes me cringe, especially since she's my second favorite member of the Mane Six.

This episode should have been about Twilight and Spike going to help the Royal Sisters. I really liked that the writers explored the idea that Celestia is just as corruptible as Luna, but this would have worked better with Twilight, not Starlight, because Twilight was once Celestia's top student.

L O V E so awesome

12 MMMystery on the Friendship Express

Pinkie Pie logic that isn't forced and unfunny? Check. Off the wall creativity? Check. Perfect comedic timing? Check. A plot about desserts? Alright, now we have a perfect Pinkie Pie episode.

I love episodes like these! There full of mystery and the clues! So creative! Also I enjoyed the little clips when Pinkie was blaming the bakers.

I loved this episode also because of, we interrupt your really funny episode that resolves well at the end, for James Bond..

How can you not love an episode that references James Bond and Star Wars?

13 The Big Mac Question

It's like The Saddle Row Review done right (yeah, I don't like said Season 6 episode as it's too confusing for my liking). Not to mention it's like The Break Up Break Down, but TEN TIMES as awesome! Discord, Spike, Big Mac, Sugar Belle, Granny Smith, The Crusaders, and even those TALKING APPLES were all so funny and likable in the long run of the episode.

Both, sweet, emotional and funny all in one

14 Common Ground

Another magnificent celebrity guest star episode since The Perfect Pear. (Just with Patton Oswalt reprising his role as Quibble Pants, along with his second wife taking part, and HIS DAUGHTER making her debut! )

It's nice seeing Quibble Pants again, after 3 damn years.

15 Castle Sweet Castle

This deserves to be in the Top Ten Overall Best, because it's very heartwarming and emotional, and it's in my own Top Ten since I have a very strong connection with Twilight for this episode.

Surprised by this episode completely. Season 5 is off to a great start. and I was one of those people who didn't like season 4 that much.

16 Sonic Rainboom

As rightfully praised as Hurricane Fluttershy is, I always thought it couldn't help playing like a lukewarm Sonic Rainboom, for all its intelligence. Rainbow Dash just packs such a more potent combination of heart and insecurity that was meant to shine in a scenario like this. And the bit where she's put to the test and shakes off all the doubt she can't afford is probably her most shining the series.

Good. But I love when Rarity loses her wings.

Love Sonic Rainboom

Rainbow dash is so powerful and brave moreover you know,she kinda likes adventures or like more dangerous this I love the part in the last when rainbow dash makes the sonic rain boom,when I saw the episode

17 Wonderbolts Academy

Lightning Dust is underrated. The episode itself is underrated

Great episode. Proved why Dash is best pony.

SPOILER WARNING: I loved this episode and the introduction of Lightning Dust! I liked the idea of Rainbow Dash having to stand up to someone like her, but to be honest, I liked them together... until Lightning Dust started being a brat. I hope in the future, Lightning Dust comes back and reveals her backstory and that she doesn't continue to be one of those characters that are just mean because reasons. But I loved this episode SO DARN MUCH!

This is my favorite episode of season 3 and it's in my top 5 favorite episodes of the entire series, rainbow dash is my second favorite character and this episode is one of the reasons why, this episode is great character building is very entertaining and practically perfect, my score 11/10

18 Castle Mane-ia

That episode was badass.

I laughed like a billion times in this episode.

I you like MLP and scooby do, this episode is perfect

BEST MLP EPISODE! I love the part when the organ has an effect on everyone and Applejack gets kicked out of the castle.Anyway this was a good episode and I just LOVE that Pinkie was behind it all!

19 A Canterlot Wedding

You can have your Magical Mystery Cures and bland mentoring episodes. To me, this is the one where Twilight grew up, forced to face a very adult problem with no right answer. And it provided one heckuv an adventure to boot.

It's almost an insult that the most creative and possibly most mature episode is currently ranked below that air-headed, self-exalting, 1-dimensional pile of Yugioh-level melodrama that is Magical Mystery Cure.

I remember watching this for the first time with my sister in the car, and then again with my older sister... good memories. I love this episode!

What?! How can Return of Harmony be ahead?! This was way better! A story of love, loss, and betrayal. And it has all the princesses!

20 Stranger Than Fan Fiction

This is a good episode, but I don't think it should be up this high. I think the episode's main flaw is that Quibble should have mentioned that he liked the puzzle solving aspects of the earlier Daring Do books towards the beginning of the episode rather than towards the end. I still like the episode, though, and I particularly liked the reference to the hatred towards the Star Wars Prequels.

This was a very fun episode to watch. Quibble representing the complaining analysts who need everything to be perfect and Rainbow representing those who just want to enjoy the material, which is a very real debate put in an entertaining fashion.

It was a funny episode, I did like Quibble Pants he was really funny, and thought the whole thing was fake

I really can't see why this episode is so high, the premise and everything was decent, but Quibble Pants being a rude, condescending prick for the entire episode absolutely ruined it for me. Not the worst episode, but by no means should it be in the Top 10.

21 To Where and Back Again

Honestly I can understand that they want to give Starlight the spotlight but I didn't like the episode. The capture of the mane six off screen as well as the alicorn sister and Shinning Armour and Candace seems like a weak written attempt to give Starlight the spotlight. I also view Chrysalis throne as a week plot devices to prevent Discord from snapping his fingers to save the day. I feel Starlight conflict would have been better is she stayed in the old village were the ponies she tricked show distrust in her or even some that actually like her idea of everyponies cutie mark being the same causing Starlight to wonder if her old ideals of friendship where as bad as the others thought or not. Also when you think about it Chrysalis plan would have failed in the long run since A changalings are terrible actors and B they can't control the moon and the sun. I feel the writing was weak and I feel that all the changalings reforming was rushed, especially we saw some enjoy being like ...more

This episode was good because chrysalis was not reformed and the changelings are back!

Best finale since Twilight's Kingdom.

It sounds amazing am really looking foreword to watching it

22 Sleepless in Ponyvile

Full-force enthusiasm in every moment in the woods, all hosting one of Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash's most personal and likable outings. And Luna makes for a great surprise as well.

Not just the best episode of Season 3, but one of the best episodes EVER!

This episode had a great balance of heart and comedy. Say what you like about Season 3, but this episode was awesome.

This episode is just great.

23 Frenemies

Really amazing and funny episode

It was an amazing villain episode! Amazing villain song.too.

Hilarious 😂 and great change of phase

24 The Best Night Ever

Very funny - one of my favorite episodes!

No offense, but this is my most hated episode.

Best Season Finale Ever!

This is a very funny episode, espacelly Fluttershy

25 Magic Duel

Amazing! The best! Bravo! This one needs to be in the top ten. Another Magical episode is just what I needed. Trixie does amazing spells and the bubble and... just love this episode!

Ugly. I hate Trixie

Trixie, she turns me upside down! Trixie, Trixie, Trixie! She's like a merry go round. I see her under the midnight - all shackles and bows. High shoes with the cleats a clickin', a tempermental glow. (Wait...) Oh oh, it's magic!


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