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|Bighoof Walking; The Fluttershy Effect|
|Season episode №:||8|
|Overall episode №:||8|
|Original airdate:||November 28, 2020
|Written by:||Taneka Stotts|
|Storyboard:||Akis Dimitrakopoulos & Oriol Vidal|
|credits • transcript • gallery • allusions|
animation errors • statistics • speculation
The Trail Less Trotten; Death of a Sales-Pony
The Fast and the Furriest; Disappearing Act
In Bighoof Walking, the ponies set out to earn their Trail Trotters Rare Animal Sighting Badge by searching for a terrifying creature known as Bighoof.
This episode aired on July 12, 2020, on Treehouse TV in Canada, on August 22, 2020 on Boomerang in Australia, on September 6, 2020, on Gulli in France, on September 8, 2020, on Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom and it was released on CANAL+ on-demand service in Poland on September 10, 2020.
Fluttershy decides to go after the Rare Animal Sighting Badge for the Trail Trotters troop competition, and she sets her sights on a mysterious creature named Bighoof. According to Fluttershy's friends, Bighoof is very territorial, and its captured victims are transformed into Bighoofs themselves. Despite this, Fluttershy is determined to get a picture of the creature.
As the Mane Six venture into the forest, they quickly become lost, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie go missing, and large hoofprints that appear to have left by Bighoof are discovered. Eventually, the rest of the ponies encounter a giant shadowy figure with antlers. When Rainbow Dash attacks the figure, it turns to be Fluttershy helping Pinkie Pie after she got stuck in a tree.
With the day coming to an end, Fluttershy is disappointed over not being able to get her Rare Animal Sighting Badge, but she is glad to have gone on a fun hike with her friends. As the Mane Six take a selfie together, they see Bighoof lurking in the picture's background.
The Fluttershy Effect
As Rainbow Dash walks through Ponyville, Pinkie Pie appears and asks for help setting up a Trail Trotters party for Fluttershy, mentioning that Rarity and Applejack are setting up decorations and collecting butterflies and that Twilight Sparkle needs Rainbow to deliver something for the party. Rainbow is confident that she can complete all of these tasks with her incredible speed, but on her way to Twilight's house, she gets sucked into a Wonderbolt mobile game and loses track of time.
Hours later, at Twilight's house, Twilight gives Rainbow Dash her "Replitron 5000" duplication device to duplicate Rarity's decorations and warns Rainbow to be careful with it. Rainbow brings the device to Sugarcube Corner and uses it to duplicate dozens of party balloons. When Fluttershy arrives before enough butterflies have been collected, Rainbow uses the Replitron to duplicate a single butterfly into hundreds.
This causes Rainbow Dash to be propelled years into the future, where duplicated butterflies have completely overrun Ponyville and parties have been outlawed. An older Tank appears and (using a voice box to speak) tells Rainbow that not every problem can be solved with speed—sometimes it is important to slow down and focus before acting. Rainbow Dash, wanting to go back and fix the horrible future she created, takes this lesson to heart. She is sent all the way back to the beginning of the episode with a new philosophy on speed—as well as a fear of butterflies.
- For more quotes, see the episode's transcript.
- Rainbow Dash: Cloud security is such a fluffy gig.
- Applejack: I've heard a few pony tales about Bighoof. Stories say it's a huge, territorial creature with big antlers. And if it catches you there, it'll transform you into a Bighoof yourself!
- Twilight Sparkle: Looking it up on Marepedia. And according to the "scaryravioli" website, everything Applejack says is true.
- Fluttershy: What's the worst that could happen?
- Pinkie Pie: Uh, it pony-naps us and traps us in the forest and makes us listen to its lonely song forever?! It's new-age elevator music!
- Rarity: I see her! She's breathtaking! Oh, wait, that's me. Well, I-I stand by my opinion.
- Applejack: Don't go!
- Rainbow Dash: I have to! If I don't come back, tell the world my story!
- Twilight Sparkle: How did Pinkie Pie get stuck in a tree?
- Pinkie Pie: I don't want to talk about it. There was a balloon, a stick... It all happened so fast!
The Fluttershy Effect
- Rainbow Dash: More like "in a dash"! You know, 'cause I'm so fast that I can control time?
- Rainbow Dash: When did it become dark? Oh, no. I was supposed to deliver that thingamabob to what's-her-face!
- Rainbow Dash: Waiting for me?
- Rarity: Darling... this is my "waiting for you" face!
- Pinkie Pie Hologram: Welcome to Monarchville. Home of the original Sugarcube Corner. All hail the butterflies.
- Tank: [through voice box] You must learn the way of the slowpoke. Not every problem is settled through speed alone. Sometimes you must stop, focus, and sit still.
- Rainbow Dash: [to Pinkie Pie] You ever thought about doing some silver accents in your mane?
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