Top 10 Best My Little Pony Couples and Ships

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The Top Ten
1 Fluttershy and Discord

Discord just adores Fluttershy, and he really listens to her. I love how Fluttershy always thinks that he is not a bad creature. These two are just so adorable!

They are so sweet with each other. I love how protective he is over Fluttershy and how he treats her as the most favorite pony in Equestria.

You can't beat these two. They balance each other perfectly. Fluttershy has become more confident, and Discord has become kinder. Discord is like her strength, and Fluttershy is like his heart.

I know Fluttershy will die and Discord will outlive her, but think of it like this. Surely they'll start a family, and Discord will be alive to watch his family tree grow. He'll see his kids grow and have kids too. He'll be watching his grandchildren grow and have kids as well. How cool would it be to see all your relatives be born and grow?

1,000 years into the future, if anyone related to Discord has questions about their family tree, I'm sure Discord would be more than happy to tell them their family history because he got to see it himself. And who says he won't be able to see Fluttershy? Most people believe when we die, we become spirits, and Discord is a spirit of chaos.

Maybe when Fluttershy dies, she'll be a spirit in another dimension, and Discord can visit her and tell her all about how the family tree is growing. Or Discord can make himself age with her. It's clear that Discord can indeed die as long as he loses his magic or acts normal. There's always a bright side to many things. People just seem to focus too much on the bad side.

2 Soarin and Rainbow Dash

"This is a kids' show! They're straight."

You're insinuating that a same-sex pairing would make it less of a kid's show. Many children have same-sex parents. Many children are also attracted to the same sex and get bullied and shunned because of it. Kids like those need to see something in a show they enjoy that supports them, something that says, "It's okay to be who you are. We support you."

The only reason ships such as AppleDash and Bon Bon x Lyra aren't fully canon is that the writers are afraid to put same-sex couples in the show due to the stigma and reactions they may receive. Even though a ship like AppleDash is one of the most logical in the show. Both athletes, both competitive, both stubborn, and their interactions with each other, such as Rainbow Dash resting on Applejack's back several times and the many tail grabs.

Most of "The Last Roundup" episode shows just how much Rainbow cares about her. The cherry on top is their elements of harmony. Honesty and loyalty. Both are necessary for a successful relationship. One without the other would either lead to a failed relationship or an unhappy and unfulfilled one at best.

3 Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich

Heck, this is the first good couple I saw on this list. Soarin and Rainbow Dash never even met, and they can't be together because Dash isn't a Wonderbolt. Big Mac is with Cheerilee, not Fluttershy. Flash Sentry is a Gary Stu boyfriend for Twilight. I guess Derpy and Time Twister are okay, but they haven't met either.

But Pinkie and Cheese Sandwich... they are meant for each other. Cheese Sandwich was once a colt who was ignored and bullied by others until he found Pinkie, who taught him to be happy. They can both throw parties and stuff.

4 Lyra Heartstrings and Bonbon

I think Lyra x Bonbon, Octascratch, and Derpy x Whooves are my favorite background character ships, and it will never change. So I give this ship a thumbs up. Love it!

I don't know... This is just a pairing. I only think that Bonbon likes Lyra, but Lyra likes Pinkie.

Best ship ever! I'm not sure why this isn't canon. In Slice of Life, they already act like a married couple.

5 Rarity and Applejack

I like them not only for their chemistry but also for their really good banter and funny lines in the show. They would be so romantic together!

Hot take: I did not like the whole Rollercoaster of Friendship episode. Some moments were cute and funny, but overall, it was less appealing. Rarijack, Flutterdash, and Twipie all happening at once is just not appealing to me. Come on, they are a friend group. All of them being in opposites attract relationships is just not appealing to me.

I would just choose Rarijack to happen because they have the most chemistry and are foils to each other in so many ways (accents, hair colors, lifestyles, interests, and personalities). They are also an earth pony and a unicorn. They make for a good and interesting dynamic. I can see the show benefiting from making them the canon lesbian relationship.

Also, I love Rainbow Dash and all, but I really like that Rarijack is a non-Rainbow Dash Mane 6 ship.

6 Twilight Sparkle and Flash Sentry

Almost all of the movies prove that this ship may actually be canon (human world). Equestria Girls even introduces the pony Flash, and they basically blush whenever they see each other. It's PERFECT!

I love Flash and Twilight because they're so cute, and I don't care what the haters say about them. My heart tells me that they're made for each other, and I hope they go on a date, get married, and have kids.

It's a good couple. The girl has a crush, and the guy secretly likes her. He is in the royal guard, so he will protect her and can get close to her. Oh boy. This is obvious.

7 Shining Armor and Cadence

They are canon and sweet. We just don't see enough of them to flesh their characters out. However, you all should try to find the comics that explain their love story. Basically, they are high school sweethearts.

I don't see why this couple is so disliked in the fandom. Cadence and Shining are a loving couple. Cadence cares very much for Shining, and he wants to protect her.

I love them too much! I think they could have appeared more. They are a fearless couple as they defend each other, but Cadence gets annoyed too easily.

8 Spike and Rarity

Spike has shown to have a crush on Rarity since he first met her in the pony world. Then in the Equestria Girls movie, she describes him as adorable, and he seems to swoon.

This is my favorite couple forever! They are awesome together! First off, just because they're not the same species doesn't mean it won't happen! So what if she's a pony and he's a dragon? He loves her and she is sweet! They can work it out! Besides, I'm sure Twilight can use her magic to turn him into a pony.

Let's face it, I don't think Rarity will want to become scaly! After all, she is the neatest and cleanest of all the ponies. I LOVE THIS COUPLE!

9 Rainbow Dash and Applejack

I love how they are both the strong tomboyish types. I really like how unique this ship is because it is a masc and masc ship. They are both equals and do not need one of them to be the fem of the relationship like some other lesbian ships seem to portray.

Despite being tomboys, sometimes people might forget they are girls too. Because of the masc energy they both have, sometimes the fandom treats them as males in terms of shipping. It's probably why Rainbow is shipped a lot with her friends.

I respect both for their different personalities from the norm. I do think they both have a feminine charm to them as well, and that they can both bring it out of each other without taking away too much from their personalities. I don't think Fluttershy or Rarity can bring it out of them as both mares are probably looking for masc partners if they are ending up with Applejack or Rainbow Dash. Rarishy would probably be a good opposite for the ship as they are two fems.

This ship takes me back to early My Little Pony days. It's the very first lesbian ship I shipped. I'm glad to come across it very early on and be a supporter of LGBTQ+. I like how they are the elements of honesty and loyalty, and sometimes they interchange their elements. Honesty and loyalty are good foundations of a relationship, and both mares showcase this through the show.

10 Trixie Lulamoon and Starlight Glimmer

Only #42? This should easily be number one! They have such a great dynamic and make an absolutely adorable couple. I even had a custom commission plush wedding set of these two made - that's how much I love this ship.

Don't just ship them, marry them!

You can see miles away there is more than just friendship!

They both have bad pasts and love magic.

The Contenders
11 Princess Luna and Discord

I have read fanfics and seen episodes. Plus, I am making a fanfic for these two. They are both misunderstood and deserve a second chance. I do not believe that these two are bad - they just need another chance.

I love this pairing, but the show-accurate Discord looks a little old. I like to stylize him so he looks like a teenager. If I could find one good "young" picture of Discord, I would be happy. Lunacord forever, rock on!

I love this pairing. No one else really does, but hey, I do. I think it goes together well, in a way.

12 Twilight Sparkle and Rarity

This one was a surprise at first, but now that I think about it, it seems like a really good pairing.

They would be adorable together. Spike's too young to be with Rarity. Sorry, Spike.

I have read fanfics, and I think these two should be together. However, I am sorry if I offended any Rarity x Spike fans.

13 Starlight Glimmer and Sunburst

These two go way back, and their interactions were so cute. I'm glad to see they reunited after Sunburst was described to have left Starlight without him in the Cutie Remark.

They have a good relationship with each other. I see them growing old, developing feelings for each other, and marrying each other.

Sunburst really has a crush on her. Here are the clues:

1. Blushing in the episode "The Crystalling."
2. Quote: "I mean, if you'll have me."
3. Since Sunburst gets hired as Vice Headstallion, he will never lose touch.

14 Sweetie Belle and Button Mash

I know this couple is so young, but I think this ship is way cuter than the others! Sweetie Belle and Button Mash are really perfect together! If they both married, I think they might name their kids "Sweetie Mash" and "Button Belle."

This is my favorite young couple! Sweetie Belle blushes when Button takes her hoof in Don't Mine at Night!

It's so cute! And there's a super cute song for it called Don't Mine at Night!

15 Derpy and Time Turner

They're complete opposites, yet so perfect! I think it's kinda weird saying who should marry whom, but this is fun. In 'A Slice of Life,' I couldn't stop laughing at how Derpy wanted to touch everything when Time Turner was explaining science.

I adore this one, mainly because it has Derpy and Doctor Whooves in it, but also because of Derpy. Then again, who doesn't like Derpy?

Laugh out loud! I think these two are good because they are always spending time together, and I think it would be adorable.

16 Fluttershy and Big Mac

The big, strong, silent stallion with a shy, self-conscious mare - it's just absolutely heartwarming. I feel that if they got together, it would be a relationship with a long-lasting foundation of trust and quiet companionship. Fluttershy likes to hide during things like thunderstorms and Nightmare Night. Who better to sit beside her with his big, strong presence and make her feel safe?

Big Macintosh has a fear of not being useful enough, and who will make him feel more needed than delicate, soft-spoken Fluttershy? Yes, Fluttershy's best friend is his sister, but really, does it matter? I think Applejack might want them together because she loves Fluttershy and Big Macintosh. So, she would want someone similar for the other - i.e., each other.

Plus, Cheerilee only liked Big Macintosh because of the CMC's love potion. They were both embarrassed by what they had done and only "flirted" (if you can call it that) in front of the CMCs to embarrass them and drive the point home that what they did was wrong.

17 Celestia and Discord

Makes more sense to me than Fluttercord. Why are Princess Luna and Discord higher? Celestia and Discord would have each other living for a good amount of time. Also, they are probably better matched in terms of age. Fluttershy is too young for Discord, and they would be better as friends too.

As a Delistia shipper, I believe it is time to accept our defeat. Face it, we're dying out as I type. Our beloved ships will live on in our hearts, fanfiction, and fan art. Congratulations to Fluttercord shippers. It's been a wild ride fighting and debating which ship would be canon, more popular, and better.

Results don't lie. Even Discord x Luna has beaten us. It's been a fun nine years, and I'm glad I was a part of it.

18 Vinyl Scratch and Octavia

They're the same, yet opposites!

19 Queen Chrysalis and King Sombra

Yeah, I could actually see this, I guess. But for some reason, I like Sombra and Celestia. I like to believe that Sombra and Celestia were together at one point, but when he was saving her from some evil force, the evil was imprisoned in his body, so he was banished.

Just my fanfiction side taking over.

They're both a match together and villains of MLP.

Queen Chrysalis can turn into the same pony, like Cadence, by using chrysalis-like butterflies.

King Sombra is the king of shadows. Celestia and Luna battled this shadow in some episodes or something.

Differences: Queen Chrysalis is a weird alicorn while Sombra is just a dark, black unicorn.

20 Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash

Whether you're against same-gender relationships or not, this is a fan favorite. On Fimfiction, the TwiDash group has close to 2,000 members, leaving AppleDash and other Mane Six pairings in the dust. The only group I've seen with more members is TwiLuna, with 3,000 members. A lot of the community believes Twilight and Rainbow Dash are the most shippable characters!

The romance between the two ponies is bound to be mostly adorable. Disagree if you must, but the community loves these two.

I don't know why this is so far down the list. To me, this should be canon. Have you noticed that Rainbow Dash only falls into Twilight and is otherwise a perfect flyer? #TWIDASH

21 Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie

I honestly think I might have thought that Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie were actually sort of cute! And I really ship it now. I understand why people might not like this ship, but it doesn't mean you need to judge!

In the show, I feel that Pinkie is obviously showing her feelings towards Rainbow (she is very clingy), and Rainbow is too oblivious to notice.

They are the most underrated fictional couple in media history. They should get together more often when season 5 comes out.

22 Gallus and Silverstream

I find it a bit funny how these two are the more popular Young Six pair. I would've thought Yona and Sandbar would be more popular since they are confirmed. But I can see why these two are higher up. They have the Disney or fairytale feeling going on. Silverstream is related to royalty, and Gallus grew up in the streets as an orphan. That alone screams Aladdin.

Gallus is more experienced living on the streets, has seen a lot in the world, and is a bit of a troublemaker. Meanwhile, Silverstream is this giddy girl who was forced to stay in one place because she was trapped by the Storm King. That's Tangled right there. And now we have Silverstream being a hippogriff and fascinated by the world above... do I need to say more? The Little Mermaid is a classic.

I like how the Young Six were basically paired up since the beginning: Sandbar and Yona, Gallus and Silverstream, Smolder and Ocellus.

23 Lyra Heartstrings and Pinkie Pie

Laugh out loud! I have always thought that these two liked each other, or at least Lyra likes Pinkie. If only Pinkie would open her eyes and realize love is closer than she thinks.

24 Applejack and Caramel

This is the first couple that I like. Caramel, who is a worker at Sweet Apple Acres, has a crush on Applejack. How cool is that? Best Applejack shipping. I like their fanfics.

Oh... Apples plus apples equals big apples!

All my favorite fanfictions are Applejack x Caramel. If you don't like it, too darn bad.

25 Rarity and Braeburn

Braeburn belongs with Soarin'!

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