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 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 has the best voice ever

She is the smartest Pony in Equestria

Definitely! - andrewteel

Come on dude, its not hard to choose.

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2 Princess Celestia 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.

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

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 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 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.
Where Apple's forever, Apple's ...more

Bro, how is she lower than twilight?

Pro manual leighbor
and very good at apples
I ' love Sugar bee apple

In my opinion, Applejack is more smarter than Twilight.

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4 Princess Luna 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.

To me, she is the cleverest of them all

To whoever posted that stupid, immature hate comment: If you hate Luna so much, look at Veruca Salt. Veruca is the DEFINITION of yelling!

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

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5 Discord 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

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6 Ms. Cheerilee

She is a teacher after all. - Pegasister12

7 Starlight Glimmer 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.

She the smartest, you know?

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.

I think she is supposed to be in first five. She have very and I mean VERY powerful magic. She just don't know about friendship. (that doesent mean she isn't smart)

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8 Princess Cadence Princess Cadence

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

9 Pinkie Pie 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

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10 Rarity 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.

If Rarity’s not smart, how is she so successful? - RoseWeasley

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.

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The Newcomers

? Lord Tirek Lord Tirek

Second smartest villain in the show, behind Discord.

The Contenders

11 Sunset Shimmer Sunset Shimmer

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).

Her wisdom is beyond her years.

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

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12 Apple Bloom Apple Bloom
13 Star Swirl The Bearded

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 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.


I wonder how people think she’s dumb. She just learns a different way. - PhoenixAura81

Rainbow Dash is stupid not smart.

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.

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16 Fluttershy 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 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 Flash Sentry

Ya no one even likes him! - Firegirl110

How in equestria is he smart

19 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

20 Sunburst
21 Diamond Tiara 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"

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

She Became Smart In Season 5 By Becoming Nice - JPK

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22 King Sombra
23 Zecora
24 Sweetie Belle 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 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?

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

He's not smart

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

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 Scootaloo
33 Lightning Dust

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

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 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.

Shes dumb! they all are!

Uh, she's VERY dumb! - PhoenixAura81

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