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Season 9 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the final season of the show and its second era. It premiered on Discovery Family on April 6, 2019.

Prior to the premiere of this season was the final "Pony Palooza" marathon, which began on March 30, 2019 at 6:00 a.m., starting with all the Equestria Girls specials up to the premiere of the upcoming Equestria Girls special, Spring Breakdown, followed by most episodes of Season 3 and all of Seasons 4-8 of the TV series starting on March 31 at 6:00 a.m..

Discovery Family's "final" marathon of My Little Pony episodes lasted from October 6–12, 2019. This marathon included a featurette called "A Decade of Pony", episodes from all nine seasons including the premiere of the series finale, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, the episode-length special Mirror Magic, and hour-length specials Spring Breakdown and Sunset's Backstage Pass.

Previews

My Little Pony season 9 - Teaser

My Little Pony season 9 - Teaser

The official teaser trailer, uploaded by Discovery Family's YouTube channel on February 27, 2019.

MLP Friendship is Magic - ‘The Final Season’🦄 EXCLUSIVE Official Trailer

MLP Friendship is Magic - ‘The Final Season’🦄 EXCLUSIVE Official Trailer

The official trailer, uploaded on March 8, 2019.

MLP Friendship is Magic Season 9 FINALE Trailer 🎉Let's Save Equestria!!

MLP Friendship is Magic Season 9 FINALE Trailer 🎉Let's Save Equestria!!

Hasbro's final official trailer, uploaded on August 2, 2019.

Episodes

Title Synopsis
1 The Beginning of the End, part 1 When Celestia and Luna decide to retire and hand off the ruling of Equestria to Twilight and her friends, it sends Twilight into a tailspin of self-doubt. Meanwhile, the ancient villain Grogar bands together a legion of nefarious characters to conquer all of Equestria, but a restored King Sombra has conquering ideas of his own.
2 The Beginning of the End, part 2 As Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six struggle to come to terms with the destruction of the Tree and Elements of Harmony, King Sombra sets his sights on conquering all of Equestria.
3 Uprooted The Young Six respond to a magical summons from the Tree of Harmony, only to learn it has been destroyed, and it is up to them to figure out how best to memorialize it.
4 Twilight's Seven Twilight and Shining Armor Pit their wits against each other to settle a long-standing sibling rivalry, but they soon discover they are not the only competitors.
5 The Point of No Return Twilight realizes she never returned a book to the Canterlot Library and may have caused her favorite librarian to lose her job.
6 Common Ground Rainbow Dash's old pal Quibble Pants needs help to bond with the daughter of his new special friend because, like Dash, she's a real sports pony.
7 She's All Yak When Sandbar asks Yona to a pony dance, she goes to Rarity and her friends for a makeover in appearance and personality.
8 Frenemies

Grogar sends his legion of doom on a mission to become allies, but his plan works too well and they almost become friends.

The following episodes -- The Point of No Return, Common Ground, and Going to Seed -- all take place at the same time during the events of this episode.

9 Sweet and Smoky Smolder returns to the Dragonlands with Spike and Fluttershy to help cheer up her sensitive brother, but when they arrive they discover the dragon eggs aren't hatching.
10 Going to Seed Applejack's plans for an orderly harvest go awry when Apple Bloom becomes obsessed with catching a magical creature she thinks can help them.
11 Student Counsel Starlight Glimmer relishes her role as school counselor and encourages the students to come to her anytime about anything, but she becomes overwhelmed and learns a lesson.
12 The Last Crusade Unexpected visitors to Ponyville threaten to break up the Cutie Mark Crusaders forever.
13 Between Dark and Dawn Luna and Celestia take a sister vacation while the Mane Six struggle to cover the princesses' many royal duties.
Special Rainbow Roadtrip The Mane Six hop a balloon for Hope Hollow, where Rainbow Dash has been invited to be the guest of honor at the town's Rainbow Festival. But when they crash land in town, there's nopony there to greet them. The mystery grows when the sun rises to reveal the entire town and the ponies in it have been drained of color! While Twilight Sparkle tries to discover what malicious magic caused the town to fade, her friends help the townsponies plan a new rainbow festival, making friends along the way, and restoring the hope missing from Hope Hollow.
14 The Last Laugh When Pinkie Pie seeks help from her old friend, the super-silly Cheese Sandwich, in finding her life's purpose, she discovers the unimaginable has happened.
15 2,4,6, Greaaat The School of Friendship is starting a buckball team and Rainbow Dash has to come to terms with the fact that she won't be coaching the team.
16 A Trivial Pursuit Twilight's hopes of keeping her Trivia Trot winning streak alive are waylaid when she's unexpectedly paired up with Pinkie Pie who has never been to a trivia night before!
17 The Summer Sun Setback Twilight is determined to make Celestia and Luna's last Summer Sun Celebration memorable. But when things start going horribly wrong.
18 She Talks to Angel When Fluttershy's and Angel Bunny's relationship hits the skids, Zecora gives them a potion to help them understand each other.
19 Dragon Dropped Rarity worries she's done something to upset Spike when he stops making time for her.
20 A Horse Shoe-in Starlight decides to hire a Vice Headmare in preparation to take over the School of Friendship from Twilight. But she soon realizes that hiring the right pony for the job is going to be a lot harder than she thought.
21 Daring Doubt When another author releases his own version of the events in A.K. Yearling's Daring Do books, Rainbow Dash is furious, while Fluttershy is curious to know the truth.
22 Growing Up is Hard to Do When the Cutie Mark Crusaders are magically transformed into grownups, they discover that growing up the right way means gaining experience and wisdom that simply can't be rushed.
23 The Big Mac Question When Big Mac and Sugar Belle decide to propose to each other, everything their friends do to help ends up making a mess of the whole thing!
24 The Ending of the End, part 1 A villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria and it's up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom.
25 The Ending of the End, part 2 A villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria and it's up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom.
26 The Last Problem Years from now, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.

The animation style for Rainbow Roadtrip is the same as in My Little Pony: The Movie, and was done by Boulder Media, rather than DHX.

Release Dates

Episode title English
The Beginning of the End, part 1 April 6, 2019
The Beginning of the End, part 2
Uprooted April 13, 2019
Twilight's Seven April 20, 2019
The Point of No Return April 27, 2019
Common Ground May 4, 2019
She's All Yak May 11, 2019
Frenemies May 18, 2019
Sweet and Smoky May 25, 2019
Going to Seed June 1, 2019
Student Counsel June 8, 2019
The Last Crusade June 15, 2019
Between Dark and Dawn June 22, 2019
Rainbow Roadtrip June 29, 2019
The Last Laugh August 3, 2019
2,4,6, Greaaat August 10, 2019
A Trivial Pursuit August 17, 2019
The Summer Sun Setback August 24, 2019
She Talks to Angel August 31, 2019
Dragon Dropped September 7, 2019
A Horse Shoe-in September 14, 2019
Daring Doubt September 21, 2019
Growing Up is Hard to Do September 28, 2019
The Big Mac Question October 5, 2019
The Ending of the End, part 1 October 12, 2019
The Ending of the End, part 2
The Last Problem

Character appearances

Final totals expected by the end of the season:

Individual

01 - Twilight Sparkle 02 - Pinkie Pie 03 - Fluttershy 04 - Rainbow Dash 05 - Rarity 06 - Applejack
Episodes they each appeared in 19 14 18 18 12 14
Episodes they each appeared in but didn't speak 1 2 3 1 3 3
Episodes they each did not appear in 6 10 5 7 11 9

Pairs

Appearances in the same episode Absences in the same episode
01 - Twilight Sparkle 02 - Pinkie Pie 15 5
01 - Twilight Sparkle 03 - Fluttershy 18 4
01 - Twilight Sparkle 04 - Rainbow Dash 17 4
01 - Twilight Sparkle 05 - Rarity 15 6
01 - Twilight Sparkle 06 - Applejack 15 4
02 - Pinkie Pie 03 - Fluttershy 16 6
02 - Pinkie Pie 04 - Rainbow Dash 16 7
02 - Pinkie Pie 05 - Rarity 14 9
02 - Pinkie Pie 06 - Applejack 14 7
03 - Fluttershy 04 - Rainbow Dash 18 5
03 - Fluttershy 05 - Rarity 15 6
03 - Fluttershy 06 - Applejack 15 4
04 - Rainbow Dash 05 - Rarity 15 7
04 - Rainbow Dash 06 - Applejack 15 5
05 - Rarity 06 - Applejack 14 8

Video Clips

Animated Shorts

Prior to the Season 9 premiere, five animated shorts were released on Hasbro's YouTube channel:

  • Rarity's Biggest Fan (January 29, 2019)
  • Ail-icorn (February 5, 2019)
  • Teacher of the Month (February 12, 2019)
  • Starlight the Hypnotist (February 19, 2019)
  • Sundae Sundae Sundae (February 26, 2019)

Featurettes

A behind-the-scenes look at the 200th episode (Twilight's Seven) was uploaded on April 19, 2019.

A 5-minute recap video was uploaded on October 10, 2019, the exact 9th anniversary of the show.

A documentary titled "A Decade of Pony" premiered on October 11, 2019 on Discovery Family.

Music Videos

Six were made so far:

  • "The Place Where We Belong" (from Uprooted) (April 22, 2019)
  • "Fit Right In" (from She's All Yak) (May 6, 2019)
  • "A Better Way to Be Bad" (from Frenemies) (May 20, 2019)
  • "Lotta Little Things" (from Between Dark and Dawn) (June 24, 2019)
  • "The Last Laugh" (from The Last Laugh) (August 5, 2019)
  • "Being Big is All it Takes" (from Growing Up is Hard to Do) (September 30, 2019)

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