|Eyes|| Moderate vermilion (season 5 onward and other materials)|
Gradient of moderate amaranth to brilliant amber (season 2)
|Mane|| Moderate scarlet with streak of moderate tangelo (season 5 onward and other materials)|
Moderate tangelo with streak of light orange (season 2)
|Coat|| Moderate orange (season 5 onward and other materials)|
Dark grayish amber (season 2)
(show and mobile game model)
(mobile game artwork)
Button Mash is an Earth pony colt with a brown coat, two-tone orange mane and tail, reddish brown eyes, and in Gameloft mobile game artwork a cutie mark of a D-pad. He first appears in the season two episode Hearts and Hooves Day. He is unnamed in the show, but he is named "Button Mash" in some other media and both "Button" and "Button Mash" by Hasbro Studios legal counsel.
Design and development
Button Mash shares his design with Strike, "Shady Daze", "Green Daze", and "Caramel Coffee", and depending on the angle, he shares his mane style with Scootaloo and Archer. Outside of Ponyville Confidential, he wears the same propeller beanie as Screwball.
On September 30, 2013, the official Facebook page of Gameloft's mobile game was asked "Any chance we can get Fluffle Puff, Button Mash, and Button's mom into this game?" and replied "Well, we don't have such current plans :(". On March 18, 2014, legal counsel for Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro Studios LLC issued a cease-and-desist to artist/animator JanAnimations for use of Button Mash and other series characters in his fan-made series Button's Adventures. In the message, Button Mash is identified by name. In mid-January 2015, Jim Miller was asked "Is it true that Button Mash is going to appear in S5? People related to Jan Animation say so", replied "Nope. We don't put fan OCs in the show", was subsequently asked "But didn't Button Mash make a cameo in Hearts & Hooves, before getting fan named?", and subsequently replied "Yes, so technically not an OC. He was appropriated (for lack of a better term) by fans."
Depiction in the series
Button Mash appears in Slice of Life. He first appears outside the Ponyville bowling alley observing the Mane Six and later plays an arcade game in Dance Fever and Hughbert Jellius' company before being picked up by DJ Pon-3's mobile DJ station.
Button makes several background appearances in Crusaders of the Lost Mark.
Button appears in the audience of the dance recital in On Your Marks. He also appears in the final group shot in A Hearth's Warming Tail and watching Gabby play baseball in The Fault in Our Cutie Marks.
In The Break Up Break Down, Button Mash is one of the possible candidates that the Cutie Mark Crusaders consider for Sweetie Belle's secret admirer. In Yakity-Sax, he appears in the crowd watching the Wonderbolts Derby. In The Washouts, he makes background appearances attending the titular group's two Ponyville shows.
Game-Playin' Schoolpony is a character in Gameloft's mobile game, added as Button Mash in version 3.6.0 and given his current title in version 3.7.0. His in-game description states, "This gamer colt treasures his favorite beanie. (...Propellors ARE awesome. Now don't be a meanie!)"
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- Jim Miller (2015-01-18). Big Jim on Twitter: "@Rediansmoke Nope. We don't put fan OCs in the show.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 January 19.
- Jim Miller (2015-01-19). Big Jim on Twitter: "@HDxl883c @Rediansmoke Yes, so technically not an OC. He was appropriated (for lack of a better term) by fans.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 January 19.