- Oct 25, 2017
(Belle Eve 2.0 art by pastel-pony-pictures)
Season 9 starts April 6, 2019, but the Saturday before that, on March 30, we get a new Equestria Girls special: Spring Breakdown, which features the Equestria Girls versions of the characters transforming into ponies for the first time.
New episodes air on Saturday at 11:30 AM ET on Discovery Family. They're usually put on iTunes the next day. Seasons 1-8 can be found on US Netflix, along with holiday special "Best Gift Ever". Netflix also has most of the Equestria Girls specials and movies, though they are oddly missing the very first movie. Equestria Girls has an ongoing series of YouTube shorts that are currently in season 2, with new episodes every Friday.
If you want to get started, then good news, we have an episode guide! Many episodes not listed as recommended are still good, and if you like how an episode sounds, feel free to watch it too. Also includes Equestria Girls. Every YouTube short, both human and pony, is linked, so you don't have to search for them.
We have a Hangouts thread for fanfic discussion and such, and we have a Discord! See the bottom of this post. We even have group watches; join the Discord or PM me for the link.
Oh, and that mare in the header? That's Belle Eve, our mascot! Well, Belle Eve 2.0, since her old look was based on the other place.
New episodes air on Saturday at 11:30 AM ET on Discovery Family. They're usually put on iTunes the next day. Seasons 1-8 can be found on US Netflix.
Special - Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown - March 30, 2019
It’s Spring Break and the Mane 7 are about to board the most glorious yacht ever for a relaxing cruise. But Rainbow Dash is convinced that Equestrian Magic is on the loose and won’t let anyone rest until she finds it!
1-2. The Beginning of the End - April 6, 2019
In the back-to-back season premiere episodes, titled "The Beginning of the End," Princess Celestia and Princess Luna decide to retire and hand off the ruling of Equestria to Twilight Sparkle and her friends, which sends Twilight into a tailspin of self-doubt. Meanwhile, an ancient villain bands together a legion of nefarious characters to conquer all of Equestria, challenging Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6 to step in and save the day.
3. Uprooted - April 13, 2019
The Young Six respond to a magical summons from the Tree of Harmony, only to learn it has been destroyed.
4. Sparkle's Seven - April 20, 2019 (Episode 200! if "Best Gift Ever" is counted as a numbered episode)
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 - April 27, 2019
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 - May 4, 2019
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 - May 11, 2019
When Sandbar asks Yona to a pony dance, she goes to Rarity and her friends for a makeover in appearance and personality.
8. Frenemies - May 18, 2019
Grogar sends his legion of doom on a mission to become allies, but his plan works too well and they almost become friends.
9. Sweet and Smoky - May 25, 2019
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 - June 1, 2019
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 - June 8, 2019
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 - June 15, 2019
Unexpected visitors to Ponyville threaten to break up the Cutie Mark Crusaders forever.
13. Between Dark and Dawn - June 22, 2019
Luna and Celestia take a sister vacation while Twilight and her friends struggle to cover the princesses' many royal duties.
Special - Rainbow Roadtrip - June 29, 2019
Rainbow Dash has been invited to the Rainbow Festival at Hope Hollow as a guest of honor. She and her friends hop on a balloon, but when they crashland, no one is there to greet them. The mystery grows at sunrise when the entire town and the ponies in it are revealed to have been drained of color.
Special - Equestria Girls: Sunset’s Backstage Pass - July 27, 2019
The Starswirl Music Festival is finally here, and the Mane 7 are going to get their “glamping” on! Sunset and Pinkie are the most excited to see their favorite band perform but when Equestrian Magic causes a “Groundhog Day” inspired time loop to start, Sunset gets stuck reliving "Festival Day 1" forever!
14. That's a Laugh - August 3, 2019
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 - August 10, 2019
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 Problem - August 17, 2019
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 - August 24, 2019
Twilight is determined to make Celestia and Luna's last Summer Sun Celebration memorable, but things start going horribly wrong.
18. She Talks to Angel - August 31, 2019
When Fluttershy and Angel Bunny's relationship hits the skids, Zecora gives them a potion to help them understand each other.
19. Dragon Dropped - September 7, 2019
When Spike shows zero interest in an impromptu gem cave expedition, Rarity has to come to terms with the fact that she's taken his doting affection for granted.
20. A Horse Shoe-In - September 14, 2019
Twilight appoints Starlight Glimmer with the task of recruiting new teachers for the School of Friendship... and her friendship with Trixie gets put to the test when she considers herself a shoe-in for a teaching post she may not be qualified for.
21. Daring Doubt - September 21, 2019
When another author releases his own version of the events in AK Yearling’s Daring Do books, Rainbow Dash is furious, while Fluttershy is curious to know the truth.
22. Growing Up is Hard to Do - September 28, 2019
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.
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