Smartest My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Characters

This is a list about the smartest characters in MLP:FIM. The list starts with 3 items. So feel free to add some other characters to this list. Only My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic characters. I also already did search with a google search

The Top Ten

1 Princess Twilight Sparkle Twilight Sparkle is the primary main character of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is a female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure.

Twilight is definally the smartest I mean she was taught by celestia (who is dumb no offense to her fans) and is still smart cause she studies and finished a spell that not even princess celestia herself couldn't figure out and that's how she became the princess of friendship!

One of the reasons she is my favorite character is that she's smart and reads books. In real life, I read books EVERY DAY and do well academically. No wonder she has 45% of the vote... - MusicalPony

Wow, oh my goodness my favorite princess' student has a lot of majority. Good job everypony. :) I wonder how she got all of these votes I wish my favorite pony which is Princess Celestia could get those which I voted. How can that pony get that much votes just wondering. - PikaGT27Celestia

She is smart, kind and best character. No matter what the haters say! - Sugarcubecorner

2 Princess Celestia

Although she IS my last favorite princess, I really like her too. Why can't everyone just like all the princesses? Anyways, yeah, her magic is powerful lol.

Excuse me? She should number one! She is ecleast 1500 years old, ruled equestrian alone for 1000 years, taught genius ponies, was taught by star swirl the bearded, and probably learned during Luna's banishment, which was 1000 YEARS

Celestia can take care of her castle, she can teach other ponies, & she also has reasons. - PikaGT27Celestia

Celestia also has a pretty sparkling mane. She is a nice alicorn to like, She really needs more love. :)
Could we have more fans or people pleased? I wish this character could move positions like Top 5 or something. - PikaGT27Celestia

3 Applejack Applejack is a female Earth pony and one of the main characters of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She lives and works at Sweet Apple Acres with her grandmother Granny Smith, her older brother Big McIntosh, her younger sister Apple Bloom, and her dog Winona. She represents the element of honesty. more.

Applejack isn't my personal favorite pony, but she definitely is the smartest of the mane six,even more so than Twilight. Unlike Twilight and the other 4 mane six (pinkie pie is a earth pony so not counting her) Applejack has always had to do things the hard way, I mean she has to watch over a whole orchard! Twilight has magic, yes strong magic but obviously magic makes unicorns life easier than earth ponies, same with Pegasus they have they have the ability to fly, earth ponies are left with nothing. Even though Applejack is usually busy with friendship quests or working the orchard, she's always there for her Apple family. Applejack also knows how to do stuff at random times like in the episode where the pipes are broken at the spa (sorry can't think of the name of the episode) and Applejack fixes it off hoof. Overall, Applejack is the smartest pony because she's had to live a different way then the rest, being the only farmer in the show.
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Bro, how is she lower than twilight?

In my opinion, Applejack is more smarter than Twilight.

Applejack is WAY Smarter than anypony. She knows everything! She should be number 1. She's WAAAY smarter Than Twilight.

4 Princess Luna

Luna is the smartest and wisest pony because, she is always up at night (since she is the princess of the night) so she sees the world in a different perceptive than most other ponies, even celestia. She is also a way better ruler than celestia, because she is more connected to her subjects, by entering their dreams every night and learning new lessons every night.

SHE IS NOT CLEVER! She ruined Nightmare Night party. By the way, the dumbest thing she did is shouting like an ASS. She was mad because ponies were afraid, and, how could they not be afraid when she yells like a donkey?!

The reason Luna yelled like that was because she was extremely used to doing that. I mean, she was banished in the moon for a thousand years! - PhoenixAura81

To me, she is the cleverest of them all

Figuring out ponies internal struggles must be very hard.

5 Discord Discord, also known as the Spirit of Disharmony, is a former-antagonist-turned-supporting-protagonist in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

If he's so powerful that he's omniscient, the fact that he has gotten beat twice by mortal ponies dosen't exactly tells me that he's that smart.

Somehow, he is super smart. He knows the mane 6s' personalities and knows how to trick them. Wow?

He is rather sly and clever and slightly insane but is a very smart character.

How is he not the smartest. He is such a trickster. He can trick twilight! How is he below RARITY! - wren6

6 Starlight Glimmer Starlight Glimmer is a recurring character, initially an antagonist, in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She first appears in the season 5 premiere, The Cutie Map. From The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 to Celestial Advice, she is Twilight Sparkle's student in the ways of friendship.

I like how shes so advanced in magic probably as good as twilight herself - princessMiAmore

Like others have said, she never had any mentor and in some ways her magical talent surpasses Twilight's. Just imagine if Starlight had a mentor when she was young, her powers could likely rival that of Celestia Herself. One thing that I take from Starlight being so powerful with no mentor, perhaps some ponies are simply born with greater ability and she falls into that category.

Another thing about Starlight, here recently she has become a voice of reason and has aided Twilight in making sound decisions...School Daze is a perfect example. In that episode Twilight was so too quick to give up on her school of friendship and with a bit of tough love, Starlight got her to realize not to cave in to Chancellor Neighsay.

She got learned by herself she is a self taught pony who is smart. Twilight learned them by her mentor but Starlight has more ability to be the smartest one. And she makes very good plans.

She followed her skills and beat Twilight up and she is self taught so this tells why she is the smartest. - ashlyn

7 Princess Cadence

She is not that smart but she is still a pretty character

I bet she’s smarter than she looks.

8 Ms. Cheerilee

She is a teacher after all. - Pegasister12

9 Pinkie Pie Pinkie Pie is a major character in the 2010 show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, based on Surprise from My Little Pony G1, She represents the element of Laughter.

Pinkie Pie sometimes has a sudden burst of genius, and becomes smarter than even Twilight sometimes, when she wants to. That is why I think Pinkie Pie is a pretty smart character, also considering she knew what parasprites were before any of the other Mane 6 knew.

Pinkie Pie is usally considered simple, but, she is really just perky. She may be a little lost at times but she also can know then she is supposed to and she can break the fourth wall, she's pretty genius!

Bam she's genius randomly out of nowhere

She is smart because she knows astrology

10 Rarity Rarity is a female Unicorn pony from the 2010 Animated Television Series My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic. She is the element of Generosity and her main passion is fashion.

Has anyone watched the episode with her and the Diamond Dogs? She's actually pretty clever.

Rarity is not smart like Twilight or many of the others here, she is smart with people and knows how to get her way, take when she whines her way out of the diamond dogs tunnels for instance. She also knows everything there is to know about making clothes and that takes some learning!

Rarity is probably the smartest of the mane six after twilight

After Twilight both Pinkie AND Rarity are pretty intelligent and people who say Applejack or someone else need to rewatch the whole show to understand.

The Contenders

11 Sunset Shimmer Sunset Shimmer is a female unicorn pony-turned-human and former antagonist introduced in My Little Pony Equestria Girls. She is a student at Canterlot High School, a former student of Princess Celestia, and a rhythm guitarist for the student band The Rainbooms.

Sunset did not figure out how to defeat the sirens it was actually twilight and the song needed an open singer! - Firegirl110

Sunset was so smart that she was the only person in Canterlot High EVER to make it to the last round of the Academic De-catalog, was Princess Celestia's student, and figured out many of the solutions to the problems happening in the human world(how to defeat the Sirens, why the main 6 were starting to pony up in random places, the source of the magic the main 7 were getting, and how to defeat Midnight Sparkle).

I don't like Twilight I especially love Sunset Shimmer because she made real good plots and it was the main 5 against Sunset and the main 5 worked together so it was harder for Sunset to do the plot and if she was against Twilight she would definitely win and she loves math and Twilight loves chemistry which she needs to be good at but since she is not good at math Twilight can't do all those stuff. - ashlyn

Sunset isn't my favorite nut she isn't my least favorite but I still think shes smart not as smart as twilight though,sunset shimmer figures out problems that her friends or other people have thst is smart

12 Apple Bloom
13 Star Swirl The Bearded

Definitely the.smartest character in the whole show. I mean, he problem created Alicorns!

Okay, also like Clover The Clever, We don't know him that much because he is a historical pony. Probably live like before ponyville is founded. So, we don't found him in the show. We can only imagine how he looks like. Okay, he is smart and legendary. He manage to make the spell 'a one to another... Another to one. Each mark if destiny fulfilled'Even he don't understand the magic of friendship as well as princess twilight, he is still smart - MLPFan

If he never wrote that stuff then twilight would have never become a princess and realized who she was. Without him she wouldn't be smart. I'm appleloosa

Maybe you all think twilight sparkle is the smartest but I disagree. I mean without him twilight wouldn't be smart and there wouldn't be a safe equestria. That's all I can say cause I'm in danger from appleloosa

14 Spike

He is playful and sarcastic so that must mean he has enough "knowledge" to use more complicated speech patterns and be smart. Also, he knows what is the right thing to do when the situation calls for it, so I believe he is pretty intelligent.

Spike gets side tracked easily, makes a lot of stupid mistakes and is basically useless so I don't think he is smart whatsoever.

Spike might be smart because she is twilight's assistant or something.

15 Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony from the 2010 kid's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She represents the element of loyalty and is one of the 6 main characters on the show. more.

She is super smart! Remember when she got 100% on the Wonderbolts test? She just has her own way of learning and is smart in a different way.

Rainbow Dash is stupid not smart.

How does she know everything about flying?!?! She is so smart!


16 Fluttershy Fluttershy is a female pegasus pony from the 2010 animated TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is a kind pegasus and is very timid and shy. She takes care of the animals. She represents the element of kindness

Oh my God she isn't stupid! Shes about right there with Twilight and Celestia

She use to be so so badly mean

She is one of the smartest( besides twilight ) of the mane 6 because she can do anything if she puts her mind to it (you can see in one of the equestria girls episode, fluttershys little birdie

17 Adagio Dazzle

She played around with the entire main-cast, Twilight even crumbled and cried! How is She not at the very top. Assuming most of you believe Twilight's the best.

18 Clover The Clever

We actually don't know Clover The Clever that much but, It says on wikipedia that she is Star swirl the bearded's most faithful student like Twilight as Princess Celestia's most faithful student - MLPFan

19 Flash Sentry

Ya no one even likes him! - Firegirl110

How in equestria is he smart

20 Sunburst
21 King Sombra

He probably ruled for years and years, and any ruler in power for that long has to be smart.

If he ruled a kingdom, he had to be smart - Wickednerd

22 Diamond Tiara Diamond Tiara is a female school-age Earth pony and minor antagonist who first appears in Call of the Cutie. She and Silver Spoon are classmates of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

You with the hurtful comment "you are not very flipping nice"

She Became Smart In Season 5 By Becoming Nice - JPK

No. Diamond Tiara is a dumb bird and is nothing but crap. She's the worst pony ever.

She isn't smart

23 Zecora
24 Sweetie Belle

I Voice Sweetie Belle and Sweetie belle should be #1 and I am so mad

Wait if you're the voice of sweetie belle then what’s your name cause ik who acts as sweetie belle - Firegirl110

She isn't smart at all. Opposite, she's stupid, ugly and whiny. If Sweetie Belle was smart, she would know that her voice is squaky and stupid.

25 Gummy

Gummy is secretly a philosopher

Gummy is actually very smart

26 Trixie Trixie Lulamoon, is a female unicorn pony and traveling magician. She tends to speak in the third person and refer to herself as "The Great and Powerful Trixie".

She cheated in "Boast Busters". That not being smart at all.

She IS pretty smart! Magic much?

GENIUS - Wickednerd

27 Dr. Whooves
28 Snips

Why would you think he is smart this is just my opinion but he is one of the most stupid ponies in all of equestria. Actually that's wrong. He isn't one of the most stupid he is the #1 most stupid and that is not my opinion that is a fact.

29 Snails

Why would you think he is smart? He is along with his buddy snips the #1 most stupid pony in all of equestria and that is not my opinion that is a fact

He's not smart

30 Mr. Cake

Pretty smart because there is more to baking than throwing stuff in a bowl

31 Mrs. Cake

Knows how to cook, clean, and watch twins. Good enough for 19

32 Scootaloo
33 Lightning Dust

She was being more focused on her and RD being awesome. That's not being smart at all.

She is smart - Wickednerd

34 Photo Finish
35 Suri Polomare

No. She wasn't smart enough to copy Rarity's designs.

36 Celestia

She is the smartest

Hasbro says she is super wise she should be on top

37 Moon Dancer
38 Derpy Hooves Derpy Hooves is a female Pegasus from the 2010s kids show My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic. She is described as dumb and clumsy. Her occupation is a delivery mare.

Uh, she's VERY dumb! - PhoenixAura81

Shes dumb! they all are!

39 Night Glider

I love Night Glider so much and is my favourite Cutie Finder ♡ ♡ ♡. Because of the following reasons why she is so smart:
1. She knows the staff has magic what she, her friends and the other our town need to get their cutie marks back.
2. She offers Double Diamond to mantian his old skies next time she said to him "She's almost to the caves". However instead of reminding Double Diamond to talk about his old skis next time, he helps her out to stop Starlight Glimmer from going to the caves.
3. Night Glider is also actually one of Starlight Glimmer's friends (along with Sugar Belle, Party Favor, Sunburst, Double Diamond, Discord, Throax and Trixie). She knows that she is related to the night. Maybe related to either Spitfire or Fleetfoot.

Have fun.

40 Twistaloo
41 Queen Chrysalis Queen Chrysalis is a female changeling who serves as the main antagonist for the season 2 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


42 Lord Tirek Lord Tirek (simply known as Tirek) is one of the main antagonists of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He is a demonic centaur with the power to drain the magic and abilities out of other creatures, particularly ponies. He is Friendship is Magic's incarnation of Tirek; the first villain of the original more.

Second smartest villain in the show, behind Discord.

Really smart - Wickednerd

43 Nightmare Moon Nightmare Moon is the corrupted form of Princess Luna, the younger sister of Princess Celestia. As Nightmare Moon, she first appeared as the main antagonist in the Season 1 premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
44 Flurry Heart
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