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.

Why is she smart it is because she is reading legends, using elements has a lot of magic. On TV spell twilight vs tired. You will see she has a lot of magic and WATCH THE WHOLE VIDEO.

She is awesome. I mean... solving so many problems. She is THE BEST! My favourite and probably yours! She's smart because she was given this power at young age. Who DOESN'T LIKE HER!?

She incredible and the boss and very smart no wonder when she a filly she the middle star that mean she the boss and she look like one already. Am I right? who agrees?.

Honestly, I don't find her as smart as everyone says she is. She does have her moments, but I feel a combination of repeating the same stupid mistakes( underestimating pinkie and thinking magic will solve every problem that isn't social based despite multiple instances of her Magic either not working or making things worse)her multiple mental breakdowns over minor things or things that make no sense and obliviousness to blatantly obvious things( like AJ and Rara fighting or with her "mentoring" of star being pretty bad) makes her seem a lot less intelligent than she potrayed.

Honestly I feel Discord is the smartest character in the show, as he has a lot more clever and well thought out moments and strategies than twi has ever had in the show.

Call it my opinion but that's how I see it

2 Princess Celestia

Ruled over equestria for a lot of time, took on nightmare moon, and choose a right group for twilight to start friendship in, also the right town.

Ruling A kingdom can take eons decades century’s eternity and milena And she is still alive she is just in a different place and her parents are queen Galaxia And king cosmos but the are not from equestria ok.

Even princes celestia summoned nightmare moon she has chosen hero’s then released nightmare moon And she ruled longer then a thousand years I mean in the beginning of season 1 they said a thousand years ago nightmare was banished so twilight would been grown up in the beginning of season 1

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

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.

She's smarter than she looks. She took on Timberwolves by herself, she planned a way to expose her childhood friend Rara's manager who was manipulating her, and she was the first in the group to mention how Twilight should go back just in case Princess Celestia and Luna don't return. (even tho it kind of backfired that was still smart.)

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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In my opinion, Applejack is more smarter than Twilight.

Bro, how is she lower 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?!

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

Figuring out ponies internal struggles must be very hard.

5 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.

Honestly I think Starlight should be at least in the top 3 of this, she even confused twilight! it took twilight a whole season finale to try to stop her, and to top that she didn't even stop her she had to convince starlight to stop on her own. (no offense to twilight).

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.

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)

6 Star Swirl The Bearded

Star swirl is celestia and Luna’s mentor. If celestia and Luna are smart star swirl is smarter so twilights starlight sunset and sunburst grand mentor is starswirl

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

8 Ms. Cheerilee

Ms. Cheerilee definitely isn't as smart as Twilight, Maud, or Star Swirl, but she's still smart. She teaches the kids about all kinds of different topics, from physics to Cutie Marks.

She is a teacher after all.

9 Princess Cadence

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

I bet she’s smarter than she looks.

10 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.

Everyone just thinks of Pinkie Pie as some stupid crazy pony who loves parties and won't stop eating sweets no matter what. But no, she's much more than that. In the episode titled "Swarm of the Century", Pinkie was the only one who knew about the Parasprites and knew how to take action. She's also the only one in The Mane Six who understands Twilight when Twilight goes into geek mode. In the Equestria Girls movie, she guessed (probably by tiny clues) everything correctly, about Twilight coming from a magical land where ponies, unicorn, and pegasi live, and how she was a princess there and needed to get her element (crown) back from (evil) Sunset Shimmer. She also keeps an organized and detailed file of every pony in Ponyville and knows exactly when their birthday is and pretty much everything else about them. In "A Friend In Deed", she knew exactly how many days until Matilda's birthday, and it was a long, exact number. Looks can be deceiving, everyone!

If the mane six were to take an IQ test, I think Pinkie would get the highest score (although Rarity, Twilight, and probably even Rainbow Dash would also get high scores). There is a very deep layer of complexity under her simple exterior and she displays a lot of creativity in regards to her style of partying. She has displayed an ability to organize on par with Twilight and she was able to dominate the scavenger hunt in The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows.

Out of all the characters seen in the show, I think the only other pony who can compete with Pinkie in regards to IQ would be Maud. It makes sense, as I imagine that a super genius gene runs in their family.

I think Pinkie Pie is the smartest of the mane 6, but she doesn't know how to use her brain, that guessing thing she did in Equestria Girls, knowing what Twilight had been through, it was like she knew everything about magic and equestria. But who can forget those pesky Parasprites, only Pinkie Pie knew what to do, So technically she should be no. 1

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.

The Contenders
11 Sunburst
12 Maud Pie

Maud is super smart but no one ever talks about it. She's constantly raving on about rocks and how she can tell exactly what kind of rock a rock is simply by looking at a little detail. She definitely needs more credit on how smart she is!

13 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!

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.

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

Rarity is probably the smartest of the mane six after twilight

14 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.

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.

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).

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

Dumb character! Doesn't deserve to be in this list!

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.

RD is actually very smarter than she looks. She's often the one to take action in many circumstances. She handled the situation with scootaloo about her flying in a very mature and smart way. Not to mention RD was the only one concerned about Scootaloo's safety in Season 8 "The Washouts" when Lightning Dust didn't care if she was going to get hurt or not. She's also weather patrol, she clears the skies in 10 secs flat (which ig takes a lot of practice) not to mention she achieved her dream as a wonderbolt. She also knows her history. In the wonderbolt academy she was willing to quit for her friends. Character Development! She even gave her pet turtle named tank a machine so he can join her in the sky! I can name many other ways why RD is smart.

Rainbow dash may not be the smartest in my little pony, but she is still super smart, fast, beautiful,kind and intelligent. She just learns differently. So the lot of you better stop stop talking negative things about her as those things which you are saying like those insults I've been seeing are false. And it will always come back to you. If you can't speak highly of anyone who most people like than it is best if you don't say anything at all. Yeah you heard me. You can talk negative about flash as he is rude, but never those who show kindness and harmony. I'm talking to you, AppleJackFan, PheonixAura81 and JPK. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Rainbow dash is not dumb or stupid, she is actually super smart and she even got 100% on the Wonderbolts test to prove it. So she is actually that smart is just that she learns differently. Let's not talk negative about others. If we don't have anything positive to say in your opinion about others than it is best not to say anything at all. I'm talking to those who are saying insults about Rainbow dash. Remember the point is that she represents kindness and harmony. So stop talking negatively about her.

Rainbow dash is not dumb she is actually super smart, it is just that she learns things different. Let's not say anything negative about her.

16 Spike

Now I know a lot of people don't like spike, I think he's ok but he is actually pretty smart. Like in episodes "Just for Sidekicks", "The Cutie Pox" and other.

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.

17 Cozy Glow
18 Apple Bloom

Now out of all the 3 cutie mark crusaders I would say Sweetie Belle is the smartest, but apple bloom is up there. Sometimes her plans don't work but she is pretty smart, along with Scootaloo.

19 Zecora

She knows soooo many spells, and I don't mean spells with MAGIC, but spells with POTIONS. No one else throughout the entire show can brew up potions the way she does.

Hooves down! it Zecora. She know the spells that most ponies do, she can make potions, and she learned to live in the Everfree forest.

Very smart and underrated.

20 Fluttershy Fluttershy is a female pegasus pony from the 2010-2019 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

21 Celestia

Why does she appear twice on this list?. She also has the second spot as well.

She is the smartest

Hasbro says she is super wise she should be on top

22 Clover The Clever

We obviously don't know much about Clover the Clever, we haven't even seen her, but I DO know she's extremely smart. Here's how: On Wikipedia, it said Clover was Star Swirl's star pupil. But Celestia ALSO got mentored by Star Swirl. And Celestia was also the one who taught Twilight. And Twilight turned out to be really smart, thanks to Princess Celestia. But Celestia wasn't Star Swirl's prized pupil; Clover was. So that just proves that Clover is extremely... well, clever! :D

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

23 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.

One of the smartest villans.

24 Flash Sentry

How in equestria is he smart

Ya no one even likes him!

25 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

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