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.

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

Only Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne can match her intellect, and maybe starlight glimmer

A young adult, who has acquired enough knowledge and skills to match wits with immortals a lot older than herself.

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2 Princess Celestia Princess Celestia

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

In my opinion, Applejack is more smarter than Twilight.

Apple jack is my favorite character ❤️❤️❤️

4 Princess Cadence Princess Cadence
5 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.

Her magic rivals Twilight. - Gabriola

6 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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7 Princess Luna Princess Luna

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?!

8 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.

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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9 Discord Discord

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

He's not bookish or knowledgable, instead he can come up with genius ideas and clever tricks. That in my opinion is more intelligent than booksmarts which Celestia and Twilight have.

10 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

The Newcomers

? Adagio Dazzle Adagio Dazzle

The Contenders

11 Spike

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.

12 Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony from the popular 2010 kid's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She represents the element of loyalty is one of most well known characters of the show. She may be a little mean sometimes but she still does what is best for her friends .

Rainbow Dash is stupid not smart.

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

How is she higher than Fluttershy? Rainbow Dash is a little stupid and truely doesn't know everything about flying(even though she does know something about flying),and yet Fluttershy knows everything about animals(mentioned by Twilight in swarm of the century and she does seem like she knows everything about animals).Rainbow Crash is on the incorrect list. -ApplejackFan

She's Pretty Smart
But Not As Smart As Let's Say Twilight Sparkle - JPK

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13 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

14 Sunburst
15 Diamond Tiara Diamond Tiara

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

She Became Smart In Season 5 By Becoming Nice - JPK

She isn't smart

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

16 Sunset Shimmer Sunset Shimmer

Sunset Shimmer is very nice and she is very smart.

Smart but evil

VERY SMART SHOULD BE #1! (I don't like twilight)

17 Zecora
18 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.
19 Gummy

Gummy is secretly a philosopher

20 Ms. Cheerilee

She is a teacher after all. - Pegasister12

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1. Princess Twilight Sparkle
2. Princess Celestia
3. Star Swirl The Bearded
1. Princess Twilight Sparkle
2. Applejack
3. Princess Cadence
1. Princess Twilight Sparkle
2. Princess Celestia
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