Top 10 Best My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episodes

The Top Ten
1 Twilight's Kingdom

List for perfect episode:
Heartwarming friendship moments? Check!
Off wall creativity? Check!
Awesome songs? Check!
Amazing plot? Check!
Ladies and gentleman, I give you the perfect my little pony episode.

Megan McCarthy finally created something awesome and so cool. This is my favorite season finale and two-parter to date. Discord may be a good villain, but Lord Tirek beats Discord by a landslide. The fight scene was so awesome! My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic have many fight scene like A Canterlot Wedding had a fight scene with the changelings vs the mane 6. Lesson Zero had Fluttershy snapping a bear's neck. Twilight's Kingdom on the other hand had Lord Tirek vs Princess Twilight Sparkle was completely awesome and I will not forget it. The plot and moral were great. The songs were beautiful, You'll Play Your Part especially. Every princess was singing hell, even Princess Luna had a part. This episode deserves all the love it gets!

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.

I was extremely excited when I saw these two parts...especially the 2nd Part. It was a thrill to see all of the villains again...especially Chrysalis and Sombra. I'd have to say Starlight's backstory seemed relatable to me. I like her now a lot more than before these two parts were released because of her backstory and reformation.

2 Crusaders of the Lost Mark

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 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.

Ok I'm just gonna go out and say it if you like this episode that's fine, but I have seen every episode of the show and I have to say this is my second least favorite episode of all time. For starters diamond tiara is a prick and there is literally nothing to like about her. Second I have no sympathy for her just because your parents are monsters doesn't make it ok for you to be a monster. Third she in flight to the finish bullied scootaloo for not being able to fly and if there is one thing I hate its people or in her case ponies who bully other people or ponies for being disabled. Finally when she is sticking up for the cmc she calls them her friends. She has said stuff to them that I wouldn't say to my worst enemies, she may have your sympathy but not mine

There are some spoilers here, obviously.

For the longest time, MMMystery on The Friendship Express was always my favorite episode. That is, until this came along. This episode has nothing bad in it to me. My favorite part was, honestly, Diamond Tiara getting some actual character development!

This episode had some of the best songs in the entire show. I always thought the Equestria Girls movies had better music than the actual show, but every song in this episode was miles better than those movies.

Also, it's been a long time coming, but the CMC finally get their cutie marks!

3 The Perfect Pear

This episode was... Like, wow... I was under the impression that Applejack, Big Mac, and Apple Bloom's parents were just not there or something. But they're DEAD!? Not complaining, great episode.

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

The episode is really amazing, and I love how it focusses on Applejack parents. I normally don't enjoy love in show but this is more than love. The ending when Applejack, Applebloom, Big macintosh, Granny Smith, And Grandpear check the tree that PearButter and Bright Mac planted I almost fell into tears. Knowing that Pear Butter and Bright Mac passed away I am very sad. The episode is amazing and I would choose this as number one.

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.

4 Magical Mystery Cure

SPOILER BELOW:
Seriously, this was the most amazing episode out of all four seasons. It was well planned out and I love how they made a bit of a musical out of it. The end where Twilight finally gets her wings and becomes and alicorn was so great and the ending put me on the edge of my seat, waiting for season 4 to come out.
Hasbro definitely did a great job with episode, although I feel season 4 could of been better. I guess they kind of ran out of good ideas because now the show is, okay, or at least not as great as it used to be. I feel they should of ended it at Magical Mystery Cure.

I love this milestone of an episode. It has great songs every minute, great character development and it's overall a great "what if" episode. When you watch it again, it feels like you're watching it for the first time, and those emotions you feel when Twilight becomes her true self you'll just feel again thanks to Celestia's ballad.
It's very underrated and considered the worst episode by fans, but any episode with Celestia singing is automatically the BEST.

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.

5 Pinkie Pride

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.

OH YEAH! This episode is so great! Pinkie isn't out of character, weird Al gets to guest star, this is kind of a better version of 'Mare Do Well'. And this one didn't suck. Make it Number #1 Best Episode of FiM!

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

6 Hurricane Fluttershy

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.

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

Beautiful. Sad. Touching. My kind of episode. I cried when Fluttershy was so (you can possibly include bullied) underestimated and surprised everyone at the end.Never give up is the message she tells little kids like my own daughter that applies it to real life. Also be tenacious and be determined. To the other ponies...HA IN YOUR FACE! Fluttershy is SOOO much better than youu! definitely underrated. Should be third after pinky pride and the magical mystery cure.

I loved this episode when it aired and I still do. It has a powerful message and especially since I'm writing this comment in Bullying Prevention Month.

7 The Return of Harmony

Discord was great and his mind games make sense, Fluttershy and Rarity get personality switches than actually make them funnier and work well, Twilight finds despair, Rainbow Dash is confronted with divided loyalties, and Pinkie Pie seems more insecure than ever (she is under the impression that everyone is laughing at her). Lots of drama and laughter.

The only flaw for me was Applejack. Lies typically have purposes, but in her case the lies had neither proper motivation, nor any real gain for her. They could have found something more creative to do with the character.

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.

Great episode! Discord, the ponies being turned into the oopsite of themselves, it was very enjoyable. I watch this episode again and again because it is so good!

8 Amending Fences

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.

Honestly, I feel Life and Lost Mark nowadays get too much undeserved and unfulfilling praise. This episode and Attraction deserve all the praise they got and still get.

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!

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.

Discord has never been this hilariously awesome since Keep Calm and Flutter On and Three's A Crowd.

Let's just forget about his 2nd Season 5 episode, which was a complete and utter disaster...

10 A Royal Problem

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.

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!

How was this episode only recently added in, this episode is amazing. It is both hilarious and heartwarming. It even introduces Daybreaker!

Day breaker was a cool idea.

The Contenders
11 Lesson Zero

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.

Fabulously funny.
Bic Mac taking on everyone for that doll - ingenious!
Also Twilight out so much was hillarious; she goes totally crazy --> watch the episode!
In this case not for twisty plots and wisdom lessons but priceless laughs and weirdness. Very entertaining!
(Also watch out for Fluttershy ; That scene will always stay in my heart ;'D)

12 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.

13 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?

14 A Canterlot Wedding

A song, This Day Aria is my favorite song. I love this episode a lot but a dog and pony show was my favorite. I love Queen Crysilis as my favorite villain besides Discord. Twilight gets thrown in a dungeon, Princess Celistia gets trapped in go, just there are no words! Keep up those amazing songs.

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.

This has to be my favorite two-part special for MLP. The plot line is intriguing, yet mature at the same time(mainly Twilight's reactions to her bro getting married), has great music, an awesome fight scene, and overall I believe this was MLP at its best. The fact that this is below Crusaders of the Lost Mark absolutely baffles me.

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.

15 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.

16 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.

A heart warming touching episode.

17 Castle Mane-ia

I laughed like a billion times in this episode.

That episode was badass.

18 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.

This episode is awesome! It was the first one I watched, and what got me into the MLP fandom. I love it!

Yeah, Rainbow Dash meets Daring Do once more and even went on a cool adventure

19 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 moment.in the series.

Oh man this was the very first episode I watched of the series back in 8th grade and it made me fall in love with the show from then on.

Good. But I love when Rarity loses her wings.

20 Wonderbolts Academy

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!

I absolutely LOVE this episode. It was an enjoyable and amazing watch from start to finish. This is also one of the most relatable episodes to me! If it weren't for Magic Duel, this would be my favorite Season 3 episode.

This wasn't just an ordinary episode about Rainbow Dash... this episode delved deeper inside of Rainbow's real and true character.

Awesome episode! But I do feel that the episode's ending is a bit too ambigous. Still interesting and compelling!

21 Frenemies
22 Sleepless in Ponyville

This is one of the best episodes in the show. Actually, it IS the best episode. It's very emotional, and I know some people don't like that. But anyone can relate to it. Either from being scared of a story and not wanting anyone to know, or just wanting your idol to notice you. We see why Scootaloo has always wanted Rainbowdash to see her. Scootaloo most likely DOES have parents, but they probably don't acknowledge eachother much, making her want a big sister to look up to and learn from. And what's best for it be from her idol?

This is like the best one out of all the seasons. We all know we love Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo, and they would make the perfect couple! But anyways, we now know a bit more about Scootaloo in that episode, and why she is so attracted to Rainbowdash. Also, if you watched the episode, even people who despise cuteness, if they watched mlp regularly, they even have to admit that it's so CUTE when Rainbowdash accepts to take Scootaloo under her wing!

Great episode, and easily my favorite of Season 3. It was funny, emotional, and heartwarming. It finally gave focus to Scootaloo, it introduced a new role for Princess Luna, and most importantly,
*spoiler alert*
Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo become surrogate sisters!

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.

23 The Best Night Ever

Very funny - one of my favorite episodes!

24 Tanks for the Memories

The only episode to dare touch the topic of death. Without doubt one of, if not the most, emotional episode of the entire series thus far. Rainbow Dash got her first solo "I'll Fly", which was also one of the best songs thus far. And that RD crying scene was both hilarious and touching at the same time. Remember Twilight, AJ cries on the inside.

I'm extremely surprised to not see this higher on the list. This was absolutely EXTRAORDINARY and I recommend it to anybody who has never seen the show.

The "Applejack cries on the inside" got me.

25 Flight to the Finish

Out of all the cutie mark crusaders episodes, this one was better because we got our first song of season 4 Hearts As Strong As Horses. It was not cool as Babs Seed, but it was good.

Sleepless in Ponyville is better but I still liked this episode.

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