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Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was the second season of the show's second era. Starting with this season, we have a new main character -- Starlight Glimmer.

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MLP Friendship is Magic Season 6 Official Teaser Trailer

MLP Friendship is Magic Season 6 Official Teaser Trailer

MLP Friendship is Magic Season 6 Official Trailer

MLP Friendship is Magic Season 6 Official Trailer

Episodes

Title Synopsis
1 The Crystalling, part 1 Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six head to the Crystal Empire for the "Crystalling" of Cadence and Shining Armor's new baby while Twilight takes the opportunity to present Starlight with her first friendship lesson. Unfortunately neither Starlight's lesson nor the baby visit go as planned.
2 The Crystalling, part 2 As Starlight tries to pick up the pieces of the failed reunion with her old friend, Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six struggle to save the Crystal Empire from an eternal winter.
3 The Gift of the Maud Pie While in Manehattan looking for the ideal location for her new store, Rarity has to help Pinkie Pie find the perfect gift for her sister, Maud -- without Maud finding out.
4 On Your Marks

With their cutie marks finally acquired, the Cutie Mark Crusaders struggle with the question of what to do now. Apple Bloom suggests they embrace their destinies, but she and her friends don't exactly agree on how.

This is the very first episode not starring the Mane Six ponies or Spike. However, it would take place during the events of The Gift of the Maud Pie (with editing). How it actually could have worked out can be seen by clicking here.

5 Gauntlet of Fire Spike is forced to compete in a dangerous Gauntlet for the title of Dragon Lord in order to save his friends.
6 No Second Prances When Starlight Glimmer starts becoming friends with a fellow formerly-bad pony, Twilight tries to stop her.
7 Newbie Dash Rainbow Dash finally achieves her dream of becoming a Wonderbolt, but makes a disastrous first impression with the team and gets saddled with a mortifying nickname she is determined to change.
8 A Hearth's Warming Tail It's Hearth's Warming Eve and everypony is excited. Everypony except for Starlight Glimmer. Twilight decides that to cure Starlight of her holiday blues, she will read her one of her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve stories, "A Hearth's Warming Tale."
9 The Saddle Row Review When Rarity opens her flagship store in Manehattan, a tell-all article threatens to expose how badly her friends almost ruined the Grand Opening.
10 Applejack's "Day" Off While Rarity struggles to get Applejack to relax at the spa, Twilight and Spike find covering her "simple" farm chores to be a more difficult job than they thought.
11 Flutter Brutter When Fluttershy's self-absorbed brother starts freeloading off their parents, she encourages him to move out, but he moves in with her instead, forcing Fluttershy to stand up to her brother and help him get over his fear of failure.
12 Spice Up Your Life Pinkie Pie and Rarity are called to Canterlot by the map to solve a friendship problem. They discover a father and daughter whose relationship is strained as they struggle to keep their restaurant open. Pinkie and Rarity both want to help, but have different ideas on what "help" means.
13 Stranger Than Fan Fiction Rainbow Dash attends the Daring Do Convention in Manehattan and meets a pony who hates Daring Do as much as she loves it. The two of them get wrapped up in a real life Daring Do adventure and need to settle their differences if they have any chance of surviving.
14 The Cart Before the Ponies The Cutie Mark Crusaders are excited for the chance to race in the annual Applewood Derby -- until their teammates Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash take over the competition.
15 28 Pranks Later When Rainbow Dash's pranking gets out of hand, everypony decides to give her a taste of her own medicine -- zom-pony style!
16 The Times They Are a Changeling Spike travels with Twilight and Sunburst back to the Crystal Empire to visit Flurry Heart, only to discover that the entire Empire is in a panic due to the reported presence of Changeling spy.
17 Dungeons & Discords When the Mane 6 leave town, Discord decides to join Spike and Big Mac's "top secret" Guys' Night. Much to Discord's dismay, it turns out to be an evening of fantasy role-playing.
18 Buckball Season Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy surprise everyone when they turn out to be Ponyville's best Buckball players, so Applejack and Rainbow Dash agree to coach them against Appleoosa. But when the pressure's on, and the fun goes out of the game, Ponyville's newest star athletes lose their competitive edge –- and it looks like they're about to lose the biggest Buckball game in history!
19 The Fault in Our Cutie Marks The Crusaders encounter a problem that might be impossible for them to solve when an enthusiastic young griffin asks them to help her get a Cutie Mark of her own.
20 Viva Las Pegasus The Map sends Applejack and Fluttershy to Las Pegasus where they find Film and Flam working in a resort called Gladmane's, where suspicious dealings are going on.
21 Every Little Thing She Does Starlight Glimmer is excelling at her magical studies with Twilight Sparkle, but she has been avoiding her friendship lessons. Feeling pressure to impress her teacher, Starlight attempts to tackle several friendship problems at once, with questionable results.
22 PPOV (Pony Point of View) When Applejack, Rarity and Pinkie Pie all return from a boat trip angry at each other, Twilight, after hearing three very different versions of the events, must discern the truth to save their friendships.
23 Where the Apple Lies When Apple Bloom tells a white lie to make cover up a mistake, Applejack shares the embarrassing story of how she came to value honesty after telling a series of lies that almost destroyed the farm and landed the whole Apple family in the hospital.
24 Top Bolt Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle are sent to the Wonderbolt Academy to help two friends, Vapor Trail and Sky Stinger, solve a friendship problem that would keep them from getting into the Academy.
25 To Where and Back Again, part 1 Without the help of Twilight Sparkle and the Mane Six, Starlight Glimmer assembles an unlikely team of heroes to defend Equestria from the return of one of its greatest threats.
26 To Where and Back Again, part 2 To rescue her friends and save Equestria, Starlight Glimmer leads an unlikely squad of rescuers against one of the ponies' oldest and greatest foes.

Release Dates

Episode title English (US) Spanish (LA) Portuguese (Brazil)
The Crystalling, part 1 March 26, 2016 July 20, 2016 September 24, 2016
The Crystalling, part 2
The Gift of the Maud Pie April 2, 2016 August 24-26, 2016 September 27-30, 2016
On Your Marks April 9, 2016
Gauntlet of Fire April 16, 2016
No Second Prances April 30, 2016 September 5-6, 2016
Newbie Dash May 7, 2016 October 3-4, 2016
A Hearth's Warming Tail May 14, 2016 August 31, 2016
The Fault in Our Cutie Marks September 10, 2016 October 22, 2016 January 4, 2017
The Saddle Row Review May 21, 2016 September 1-2, 2016 October 5-7, 2016
Applejack's "Day" Off May 28, 2016
Flutter Brutter June 4, 2016 September 5, 2016
Spice Up Your Life June 11, 2016 August 29, 2016 November 21-25, 2016
Stranger Than Fan Fiction July 30, 2016 October 16, 2016
The Cart Before the Ponies August 6, 2016 October 22, 2016
28 Pranks Later August 13, 2016 November 2, 2016
The Times They Are a Changeling August 20, 2016 November 4, 2016
Dungeons & Discords August 27, 2016 November 7-11, 2016 January 2-3, 2017
Buckball Season September 3, 2016
Viva Las Pegasus September 17, 2016 January 5-6, 2017
Every Little Thing She Does September 24, 2016
P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View) October 1, 2016 January 9-13, 2017
Where the Apple Lies October 8, 2016 November 14-17, 2016
Top Bolt October 15, 2016
To Where and Back Again, part 1 October 22, 2016
To Where and Back Again, part 2


In South Korea, this season premiered on December 29, 2017. Two new episodes aired on Disney Junior every Friday at 9:00 a.m. through March 30, 2018.

Character appearances

01 - Twilight Sparkle 02 - Pinkie Pie 03 - Fluttershy 04 - Rainbow Dash 05 - Rarity 06 - Applejack
Episodes they each appeared in 21 15 14 17 17 17
Episodes they each appeared in but didn't speak 0.png 3 2 3 3 4
Episodes they each did not appear in 5 8 10 6 6 5

Pairs

Appearances in the same episode Absences in the same episode
01 - Twilight Sparkle 02 - Pinkie Pie 14 3
01 - Twilight Sparkle 03 - Fluttershy 14 4
01 - Twilight Sparkle 04 - Rainbow Dash 16 3
01 - Twilight Sparkle 05 - Rarity 16 3
01 - Twilight Sparkle 06 - Applejack 16 2
02 - Pinkie Pie 03 - Fluttershy 14 9
02 - Pinkie Pie 04 - Rainbow Dash 14 6
02 - Pinkie Pie 05 - Rarity 15 7
02 - Pinkie Pie 06 - Applejack 15 6
03 - Fluttershy 04 - Rainbow Dash 14 7
03 - Fluttershy 05 - Rarity 13 6
03 - Fluttershy 06 - Applejack 15 7
04 - Rainbow Dash 05 - Rarity 15 5
04 - Rainbow Dash 06 - Applejack 16 5
05 - Rarity 06 - Applejack 16 5

Characters' statistics

Twilight Sparkle
  • Only got one episode this season, which was shared with Rainbow Dash (Top Bolt).
  • Still needed episodes with Applejack and Rarity, where each of them are the only other member of the Mane Six to appear with Twilight.
Applejack
  • Shared an episode with Fluttershy (Viva Las Pegasus), and a useless one with Rarity (Applejack's "Day" Off).
  • Still needed an episode with Twilight Sparkle, and also one with Rainbow Dash, where she is the only other member of the Mane Six to appear with Applejack and Twilight.
Rarity
  • Shared two episodes with Pinkie Pie (The Gift of the Maud Pie and Spice Up Your Life), and a useless one with Applejack (Applejack's "Day" Off).
  • Still needed an episode with Twilight Sparkle, where she is the only other member of the Mane Six to appear with Rarity.
  • Still had yet to appear in an episode with Twilight Sparkle and either Pinkie Pie or Rainbow Dash, and no other members of the Mane Six.
  • Still needed an episode where she appears without any of the other members of the Mane Six.
Fluttershy
  • Shared an episode with Pinkie Pie (Buckball Season), and another one with Applejack (Viva Las Pegasus).
  • Still needed an episode with Pinkie Pie where only she appears with Fluttershy and Twilight, or at least have just Pinkie Pie appear with her.
  • Still needed an episode where she appears without any of the other members of the Mane Six.
Rainbow Dash
  • Shared another episode with Twilight Sparkle (Top Bolt).
  • Now needed episodes with Applejack and Rarity where each of them appear with only Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash, and one where Pinkie Pie appears with only Rainbow Dash.
Pinkie Pie
  • Shared two episodes with Rarity (The Gift of the Maud Pie and Spice Up Your Life), and one with Fluttershy (Buckball Season).
  • Still needed an episode with Fluttershy where only she appears with Pinkie and Twilight, or at least have just Fluttershy appear with her.
  • Still needed an episode where she appears without any of the other members of the Mane Six.

DVDs

Four volume DVDs were released from 2016 to 2017, and ending with the complete season boxset on November 7, 2017.

Video Clips

Explore Equestria

Name of location Upload date
Manehattan April 18, 2016
Ponyville April 18, 2016
Cloudsdale April 25, 2016
The Crystal Empire May 4, 2016
Canterlot May 16, 2016
Equestria May 25, 2016

Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook

Two months after baby Flurry Heart was introduced in the first episode of Season 6, a short video clip of her was uploaded to YouTube. Later, starting on July 18, 2016, a brand new mini-series called "Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook" was released on YouTube. The episodes are:

  1. The Royal Wedding (July 18, 2016)
  2. Foal Sitting 101 (July 18, 2016)
  3. All About Alicorns (July 18, 2016)
  4. Cutie Mark Magic (August 5, 2016)
  5. Saving the Crystal Empire (August 8, 2016)
  6. Hearth's Warming Eve (March 20, 2017)
  7. Nightmare Night (October 28, 2016; re-uploaded on March 24, 2017)
  8. Equestria: A Land of Harmony (March 31, 2017)
  9. The Crystalling (April 7, 2017)
  10. The Magic of Friendship (April 14, 2017)

In each episode, Pinkie Pie tells a random story about the events of the show for two minutes non-stop, for a total of 20 minutes.

Intro to Cutie Marks 101

On February 2, 2017, an "Intro to Cutie Marks 101" video was uploaded to YouTube. In this video, Twilight explains how the magical power from the ponies' cutie marks works.

Days of Ponies' Past

The last official Season 6 clip was uploaded on April 12, 2017, just three days before the premiere of the next season. It contains four minutes of "recap" clips from the first six seasons.

Friendship Fridays

The last YouTube video from the My Little Pony Official channel was this Friendship Friday trailer, uploaded on November 29, 2016. All further videos since then have now been uploaded by Hasbro.

'Magical Friendship Moments Every Friday!' Official Trailer MLP Friendship is Magic

'Magical Friendship Moments Every Friday!' Official Trailer MLP Friendship is Magic

The first clip uploaded by Hasbro's YouTube channel to celebrate Friendship Friday was seen on July 1, 2016. Since then, two clips (later one) were uploaded almost every Friday morning at 10:00 AM EST.

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