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For a list of creatures that are more ordinary, see animals.
For a list of major non-pony creatures and animals, see list of non-pony characters.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic hosts an array of creatures that have a counterpart in both mythology and fantasy, some of which are far more removed from their realistic counterpart than usual animals.

A few creatures, like dragons and Diamond Dogs, have speaking roles and display sapience when interacting with the protagonists. Others behave more like animals and neither speak nor display sapience. While most beings are from real-life known myths and legends, others are completely original and made up for the show, such as breezies.


Ahuizotl ID S9E21

Ahuizotl in Daring Doubt
Residence Tenochtitlan Basin
Occupation Guardian of Tenochtitlan Basin
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Eyes ¤ Black with pale, light grayish olive sclera
Hair ¤ Very dark sapphire blue with dark grayish phthalo blue highlights
Fur ¤ Dark grayish persian blue with brilliant cerulean underbelly and hands
Voice Brian Drummond (English)[1]
Zoltan Barabas Kiss (Hungarian)
Shōzō Iizuka (Japanese)
Miłogost Reczek (Polish)
Salvador Reyes (Latin American Spanish)
Main article: Ahuizotl

Ahuizotl is a dog-like creature from the book Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Stone who first appears in the episode Read It and Weep. He is Daring Do's archenemy in her quest to retrieve the sapphire stone. He has an elongated dog-like head, with eyes positioned over his nose at the end of his snout. He walks on all fours, with dog-like hind limbs and ape-like forelimbs, and a long monkey-like tail with a hand on its end. Ahuizotl has a tuxedo-style coat, having dark blue fur over most of his body, while his stomach, jaws and hands are of a lighter blue. Ahuizotl wears golden colored jewelry, such as a necklace, a single ear ring, and three bracelets, one for each foreleg, and one around his tail's wrist. He is voiced by Brian Drummond.[1]

In Aztec mythology, the Ahuizotl bears an appearance similar to that of a canine. It has waterproof fur often clumping up to create spikes and an additional hand on its tail.


Large group of bite-acudas under Rainbow and AJ S8E9

Bite-acudas in Non-Compete Clause
Kind Fish
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Bite-acudas are ravenous piranha-like fish with wings and long fangs that appear in the season eight episode Non-Compete Clause. They dwell in the river along Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and the Young Six's river canoeing path. Ocellus transforms into a massive specimen to frighten off a school of them. Their name is a portmanteau of "barracuda" and "bite".

They also appear in The Compendium of Equestria and the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.


Breezies worried S4E16

Breezies in It Ain't Easy Being Breezies
Residence Breezie Village
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Main article: Breezies

Breezies are first introduced in It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, a group of which Fluttershy and her friends assist in migrating home. First mentioned in Three's A Crowd, Fluttershy describes them as "the rarest, tiniest, most adorable magical creatures in all of Equestria." A notable member of the Breezies is named Seabreeze.

Breezies share their name with a G3 race of fairy-like ponies.


Bufogren appears out of the bushes S8E17

Bufogren in The End in Friend
Residence Hayseed Swamp
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Voice Jason Simpson (English)

A Bufogren appears in the season eight episode The End in Friend. It is a large, sapient, frog-like creature with six eyes. It also has a low speaking voice, very sensitive ears, and rancid-smelling breath. Rainbow Dash and Rarity encounter the Bufogren while searching for the missing Amulet of Aurora, and Rarity makes a minty paste out of mint leaves and a tuft of cloud to freshen its breath.

In The Last Crusade, Scootaloo's parents Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood keep a Bufogren in a cage. A Bufogren also appears in the Hayseed Swamp in Growing Up is Hard to Do. On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #93 page 7, Snap and Mane observe a green Bufogren while Scootaloo gets covered in its mucus. They also appear in The Compendium of Equestria.

The name "Bufogren", which is derived from Bufo and grenouille, first appeared in non-MLP fiction,[2]​[​specify​]​ but described beings which were similar only in terms of being froglike.


Bugbear ID S5E9

Bugbear in Slice of Life
Residence Tartarus
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Eyes Dark crimson
Coat ¤ Light and dark mulberryish gray
Stripes ¤ Mulberryish black and light amber

A bugbear appears in the season five episode Slice of Life. It is a large creature with the upper body, arms, and legs of a panda bear and the antennae, wings, and stinger of a bumblebee.

The bugbear was captured and imprisoned in Tartarus some time ago by Sweetie Drops, a member of a secret anti-monster agency in Canterlot. After it escaped, the agency was disbanded, and Sweetie Drops went into hiding under the assumed name "Bon Bon". When the bugbear attacks Ponyville, the Mane Six spend the episode fighting it off, eventually defeating it off-screen.

Ocellus briefly morphs into a bugbear in School Daze - Part 2 and Student Counsel. In A Matter of Principals, Discord summons a bugbear to chase the students during P.E. class. In School Raze - Part 1, a bugbear appears imprisoned in Tartarus. In Part 2, Twilight uses the natural magic inside the bugbear so she and her friends can escape, temporarily separating the bugbear into a panda bear and a bumblebee. A bugbear is seen caged by Scootaloo's parents in The Last Crusade. A bugbear is pictured during Lotta Little Things in Between Dark and Dawn.

Bugbears are also mentioned in chapter 10 of Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon and chapter 12 of The Stormy Road to Canterlot. The bugbear is also a character in Gameloft's mobile game, and serves as an enemy boss during the School Raze-based event. During "The Mean 6" event, Mean Applejack mentions a bugbear. In My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria Vol. 1, Applejack mentions her great uncle Apple Tort facing "a horde of bugbears". They also appear in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

In English mythology, a bugbear is an imaginary creature designed to scare disobeying children, similar to the bogeyman. It is also a general term used to describe an ongoing annoyance.


See also: #Bunnycorn and #Jackalope
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Bunnisi 'M[specify] Hipp[specify]t[specify]opp[specify]t[specify]' and 1138 respectively in My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale and in My Little Pony: Mane Merge.

Skvader; bunny, Pegasus.


See also: #Jackalope and #Bunnisus
MLP G5 Snow Party Countdown open packaging
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Angel and another in Magical Potion Surprise Batch 1; Almiraj[3] Littleknight[4] in Cutie Marks & Dragons; Angel Bounce in Pony Pet Friends; two in Snow Party Countdown; bunnycorns 7153, 1138, 'M[specify] Hipp[specify]t[specify]opp[specify]t[specify]', and more in Generation 5 animated media.

Al-Mi'raj; bunny, unicorn.


Tirek ID S4E26

Lord Tirek, a centaur, in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2
Residence "A distant land"
Tartarus, Grogar's lair (Lord Tirek only)
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Main article: Lord Tirek

A centaur called Lord Tirek first appears in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1. He possesses a humanoid upper body with reddish skin, grey hair, a black coat covering his torso, black eyes with yellow pupils, and a lower body and horns resembling that of a black bull.

In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2, other centaurs appear, most notably Sendak the Elder and Tirek's father King Vorak. Both have a similar skin, hair, and eye color to Tirek, but the former has goat horns while the latter has deer antlers.

In Greek mythology, a centaur is a creature that has the upper body of a humanoid conjoined to the body of a horse.


Cerberus S2E20 thumb

Cerberus in It's About Time
Kind Dog
Residence Tartarus
Occupation Guardian of Tartarus
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Eyes ¤ Light gold with moderate amaranth pupils
Coat Sapphire bluish black
Muzzles Dark indigoish gray
Main article: Cerberus

Cerberus is a giant three-headed dog that first appears in It's About Time. According to Twilight, Cerberus is responsible for guarding the gates of Tartarus and that, with Cerberus away from Tartarus, the "ancient evil creatures" imprisoned there could escape and destroy Equestria.

In Greek and Roman mythology, Cerberus, or Kerberos, was a multi-headed dog-like beast with a serpent's tail that was responsible for guarding the gates of Hades and keeping the dead from leaving. Heracles was sent to capture Cerberus as one of his twelve labors.


Changelings appear to help Pharynx S7E17

Metamorphosed changelings in To Change a Changeling
Residence Changeling Kingdom
School of Friendship, Ponyville (Ocellus only)
Grogar's lair (Queen Chrysalis only)
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Eyes Assorted
Moderate arctic blue (original form)
Mane Dark arctic bluish gray (neck fin, original form)
Coat Sea greenish black (original form)
Magic aura Brilliant green
Main article: Changelings
See also: Queen Chrysalis
See also: Thorax
See also: Pharynx
See also: Ocellus

Changelings first appear in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 and are the minions of Queen Chrysalis. They have a pony-like appearance along with insect features. They change their appearance to match that of ponies; in particular, Queen Chrysalis shapeshifts into Princess Cadance and several changelings take the form of the Mane Six. They have sheer insect-like wings, fangs, horns that are used for magic, and holes in their legs. After being convinced by Starlight Glimmer to share their love with one another instead of feeding on it in To Where and Back Again - Part 2, most of the changelings metamorphose into new forms, gaining brighter colors and luminescent wings and losing their leg holes and fangs.

The changeling queen explains that the changelings feed on love; Changelings in folklore would take advantage of the love given to them by their unwitting caretakers.


Chimera "where do you think you're going" S4E17

Chimera in Somepony to Watch Over Me
Residence Flame Geyser Swamp
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Eyes Moderate harlequin with black sclera (tiger)
Very dark purple with moderate apple green sclera (goat)
Black with moderate amaranth sclera (snake)
Mane ¤ Very dark apple green and apple greenish black (goat)
Coat Brilliant gamboge with very dark gray stripes (tiger)
Dark grayish amber and goldish gray (goat)
Moderate spring bud scales with pale, light grayish lime green underbelly (snake)
Voice Ellen Kennedy (all three heads, English)
Simona Biasetti (Tiger head, Italian)
Jasmine Laurenti (Goat head, Italian)
Debora Magnaghi (Snake head, Italian)
Cassius Romero (Tiger head, Brazilian Portuguese)
Cecília Lemes (Goat head, Brazilian Portuguese)
Fernanda Bullara (Snake head, Brazilian Portuguese)

A female chimera appears in the episode Somepony to Watch Over Me. It is a fearsome creature with a saber-toothed tiger's front body and head, a goat's hindquarters and head on its left shoulder, and a snake for a tail. Apple Bloom encounters the monster in the Flame Geyser Swamp on her way to deliver apple pies to a faraway town for Applejack. The chimera attacks Apple Bloom with intent of eating her and the pies, but Applejack saves her and tames the monster with a snake-charming flute, a lion tamer's chair, and a hunk of ricotta cheese. The three heads address each other as sisters, and suggest a history of bickering with each other, claiming they can never agree on what to eat, and fighting over who should be in charge.

Chimerae are mentioned by Fluttershy in Yakity-Sax. In School Raze - Part 1, a chimera appears imprisoned in Tartarus. In Part 2, Twilight uses the natural magic inside the chimera so she and her friends can escape, temporarily separating the chimera into a tiger, a goat, and a snake. In The Last Crusade, Scootaloo mentions that her father Snap Shutter once got trapped in a chimera's cave for three moons. A chimera also appears in the chapter book Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon and in My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Issue #2.

In Greek mythology, the chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing creature with the body and head of a lion, a goat's head rising from its back, and the front part of a snake as a tail.


Cipactli ID S6E13

Cipactli in Stranger Than Fan Fiction
Residence Temple of Chicomoztoc
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Eyes ¤ Moderate cyan and light brilliant turquoise
Coat Dark grayish aquamarine with grayish spring bud underbelly and moderate turquoise spots
Horns Dark grayish lime green
Spines ¤ Brilliant gamboge and light gold

Cipactli[5] is a giant crocodile/toad-like creature that appears in the season six episode Stranger Than Fan Fiction. When Rainbow Dash, Quibble Pants, and Dr. Caballeron enter the Temple of Chicomoztoc, Quibble Pants accidentally unleashes Cipactli by stepping on several pressure plates on the floor. Daring Do saves Rainbow and Quibble before Cipactli can harm them, and it spends the rest of the episode swimming in mud. Cipactli is last seen chasing after Caballeron and his henchponies.

The chapter book Daring Do and the Marked Thief of Marapore briefly mentions the Cipactli Queen. Cipactli is also mentioned in chapter 12 of The Stormy Road to Canterlot.

In Aztec mythology, Cipactli is a legendary creature that is part crocodile, part fish, and part toad.



Cockatrice thumb S1E17

Cockatrice in Stare Master

Comic issue 4 Giant mutant cockatrice

A giant mutant cockatrice in the Friendship is Magic Issue #4 mini-comic

Residence Everfree Forest
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Eyes Moderate vermilion
Coat Assorted scales
Light opalish gray head

A cockatrice is featured in the episode Stare Master. Fluttershy tells the Cutie Mark Crusaders that they are fearsome, dangerous creatures that have the "head of a chicken and the body of a snake." After venturing into the Everfree Forest, Fluttershy finds Twilight turned to stone and lying on the ground with a shocked expression on her face. The Cutie Mark Crusaders witness the cockatrice turn the missing chicken into stone and are terrified. They hide behind Fluttershy, who stares at the cockatrice and demands it to restore Twilight and her missing chicken back to normal, even as she herself slowly turns to stone. The cockatrice finally relents and Fluttershy's stone shell shatters. Twilight and the chicken both return to normal, showing that the cockatrice's stoning effect is reversible; subsequently Twilight retains no memory of the event.

In School Raze - Part 1, a cockatrice appears imprisoned in Tartarus. In Part 2, Twilight uses the natural magic inside the cockatrice so she and her friends can escape, temporarily separating the cockatrice into a chicken and a snake.

In Student Counsel, Silverstream does her pre-spring break research project on cockatrices with the help of one named Edith, and Starlight Glimmer, Trixie, Maud Pie, Mudbriar, and Terramar encounter a large flock of cockatrices during their annual migration. In The Last Crusade, Scootaloo's parents keep a cockatrice in a cage.

In a mini-comic included with Friendship is Magic Issue 4 titled "In the Interim..." a horde of giant mutant cockatrices tries to invade Canterlot during the passing of the Secretariat comet, but Spike and Princess Celestia are able to defeat them. A cockatrice appears on cover RI of My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #4. The cockatrice Fluttershy encountered is mentioned in chapter 4 of Beyond Equestria: Fluttershy Balances the Scales.

The cockatrice also appears on the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster and in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. A cockatrice figure was released with a Shadowbolt figure in the Guardians of Harmony toyline.[6]

Cockatrices are mentioned in legend from antiquity to the Middle Ages and typically appear as two-legged, rooster-headed dragons.


Cragadile ID S4E2

Cragadile in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2
Residence Everfree Forest
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Eyes Light brilliant gamboge
Coat Dark grayish apple green skin
Tangeloish black rock scales

A cragadile is featured in the episode Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2. Its name is a portmanteau of "crocodile" and "crag."

When Twilight Sparkle attempts to cross a bubbly creek in the Everfree Forest, she inadvertently awakens a cragadile from its slumber, and in its rage, it attacks her and her friends. Using the black vines that had grown all over the forest, Twilight's friends muzzle and restrain the cragadile before it could hurt Twilight.

As the name suggests, the cragadile's design mostly resembles that of a crocodile, but its hide is covered in rocks.

Cragadiles are also mentioned in The Journal of the Two Sisters and The End in Friend. In Frenemies, Queen Chrysalis briefly transforms into a cragadile. In The Last Crusade, Scootaloo's parents keep a cragadile named Marshmallow. A cragadile also appears in Good Night, Baby Flurry Heart during Shining Armor's bedtime story, and in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

In My Little Pony/Transformers Issue #4, several changelings loyal to Queen Chrysalis transform into giant cragadiles during Chrysalis and the Decepticons' invasion of the Crystal Empire. On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #93 page 8, Scootaloo's parents Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood engage in their tradition of "cragadile wrangling" at the Canterlot Institute of Creature Research.


See also: List of non-pony characters#Cyclops-clops
Arimaspi ID S5E8
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Eyes Moderate amber
Fur Dark grayish cyan
Horns ¤ Very dark turquoise and moderate amber

A cyclops named Arimaspi appears in flashback in The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone. He is a giant, one-eyed monster who resembles a dark gray goat with a humanoid upper body, similar to a minotaur, and he wears golden jewelry on his body. He is first mentioned in Grampa Gruff's tale of the griffons' downfall, in which Arimaspi stole the griffons' treasured golden Idol of Boreas, but was nearly struck by lightning and plummeted into the Abysmal Abyss with the idol, which was lost. Gilda later finds his skull near the idol on a ledge in the abyss while rescuing Rainbow Dash.

The official map of Equestria shows an area called "Arimaspi Territory" in the south-west of Equestria, far away from Griffonstone. At its top, there is a giant cyclops skull. Arimaspi also appears on the season five character poster.

Arimaspi is based on the cyclopes of Greek mythology, while his name is taken from a mythological race of people who warred with griffons over their gold. Because human characters couldn't appear in the show, Rebecca Dart stated in My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria that she made Arimaspi a half-mountain goat, half-mountain gorilla creature to ensure he "worked within the pony world". As revealed in The Art of My Little Pony The Movie, a scrapped prologue for the film involved an Arimaspi king.


SSS Demons EG

From left to right: Sunset Shimmer, Snails, and Snips as demons in My Little Pony Equestria Girls
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In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Sunset Shimmer transforms into a demon after donning the element of magic, using its power to turn the human counterparts of Snips and Snails into demons as well.

After transforming, all three humans gain flame-like hair, tattered bat-like wings capable of flight, four clawed fingers, pointed ears, sharp teeth with elongated fangs, and forked tongues. Their clothing also changes, with Sunset wearing a flame-patterned frock and boots, while Snips and Snails wear similarly patterned tunics and leggings. However, Sunset's demon form appears more monstrous: she increases in size, her voice deepens, her skin turns a reddish color, her ears are more jagged, the sclera of her eyes become black, her nose shortens, her mouth is more stretched out, and she gains a flame-like tail and hair. Snips and Snails retain their normal skin color and size, and have red eyes and no tails.

The three are returned to their normal human forms by the element of magic's power wielded by Twilight Sparkle and her friends. In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Sunset Shimmer describes her transformed self as "a raging she-demon." In the same film, Twilight refers to this form as "that horrifyingly awful winged monster." Sunset also refers to her corrupted form as "a powerful demon" in a recap of the first two Equestria Girls movies that aired before the initial showing of Friendship Games on Discovery Family Channel.

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, Pinkie recounts having fought "two demon friends", referencing Sunset's transformation in the first film and Twilight's transformation into Midnight Sparkle in Friendship Games.

In various real-life cultures and references to the Holy Bible, demons are evil creatures that are often controlled by more powerful, malevolent beings, or have the power to control other beings themselves. They are commonly depicted in Western cultures as having red skin, wings, and horns.

Diamond Dog[]

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dogs showing the "X" S1E19

Diamond Dogs leaders. From left to right: Spot, Rover, and Fido.
Kind Dogs
Sex Male
Residence Cave Systems, including in the Appaloosan Mountains
Occupation Collecting Gems
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Eyes Green sclera (Rover)
Yellow sclera (Fido)
Light yellow sclera (Spot)
Coat Grey (Rover)
Blueish grey (Fido)
Light brown (Spot)
Brown (guards)
Main article: Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs are dog-like creatures who appear in A Dog and Pony Show, where they kidnap Rarity and force her to find gems with her horn for them in their underground mine. They get annoyed very often by Rarity when she complains and whines to trick them into letting her free. Their manner of speaking is reminiscent of Smeagol from The Lord of the Rings.

The map of the south of Equestria from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #2 bears the mention "Appaloosan[sic] Mountains (beware the poachers, they call them the Diamond Dogs)" near the top.


Discord's duplicates waiting for his orders S7E12

Discord(s) in Discordant Harmony
Residence Chaosville (Discord)
Alternate Equestria (Princess Eris)
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Eyes ¤ Brilliant crimson with Light brilliant yellow
Mane Very dark gray
Coat Amber yellowish gray head Dark reddish brown body and Moderate red tail
Main article: Discord

A statue of a draconequus (play /drəˈkɒnəkwəs/ druh-KON-uh-kwuhs) is described by Cheerilee in The Return of Harmony Part 1 as a creature with "the head of a pony and a body of all sorts of other things." The statue happens to be Discord, whom Princess Celestia describes as "the mischievous spirit of disharmony." The word "draconequus" was coined by Lauren Faust, and it is composed of the Greek word drakon, meaning dragon, and the Latin equus, meaning horse. It is spelled draconequus by Hasbro's My Little Pony Twitter account, in the trading cards, and by Faust, dragonokis on The Hub's website, draconequis in the television closed captions, and draconaquis in Netflix's closed captions.

My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights introduces an alternate universe counterpart to Discord named Princess Eris; she describes herself as her world's Lord of Chaos and Discord's cousin. Unlike Discord, Eris' body mainly resembles that of an anthropomorphic peacock, with ram horns and bat wings. According to Jeremy Whitley, her design is based on the Sarimanok, a mythological bird of the Maranao people in the Philippines.


The adult dragons S2E21

Dragons in Dragon Quest
Residence Caves
Everfree Forest
Dragon Lands
Dragon Town, Fillydelphia
Ponyville (Spike and Smolder only)
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Main article: Dragons
See also: Spike
See also: Garble
See also: Torch
See also: Ember
See also: Smolder
See also: Sludge

Dragons are a species of giant fire-breathing reptilian monsters based on European lore, predominantly out of Scandinavian mythology. Various dragons appear as antagonists. Spike is a baby dragon and one of the main characters.

In real life, dragons are legendary reptile-like creatures that are featured in the myths of various cultures around the world.

Flash bee[]

Flash bee
Flash bees staring back at Fluttershy S7E20

Flash bees in A Health of Information
Kind Insect
Residence Hayseed Swamp
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Eyes Dark blue violetish gray
Coat ¤ Brilliant yellow with brilliant cobalt blue stripes

Flash bees appear in the episode A Health of Information. They are a species of bee-like insects that are native to the Hayseed Swamp. Like real bees, they consist of a queen and drones, travel in swarms, pollinate flowers, and produce honey. Unlike real bees, however, they have blue and yellow stripes instead of the common black and yellow, and their stingers are shaped like lightning bolts. Flash bees are immune to the poisonous flowers that spread Swamp Fever, and as a result, their honey contains a cure for the disease. They are also immune to Fluttershy's Stare.

Flash bees appear again in A Horse Shoe-In; Trixie accidentally brings a Flash bee hive along when she teleports a section of Froggy Bottom Bogg into one of the School of Friendship's classrooms. The angered bees attack the students and Trixie before being dealt with by Starlight Glimmer.

On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #93 page 6, Scootaloo's mother Mane Allgood is shown studying and observing flash bees.


Fly-der on Sweetie Belle's carrot dog S7E16

A Fly-der in Campfire Tales
Kind Insect
Residence Luna Bay (fly-der)
Tartarus (wolf fly-der)
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Fly-ders appear in the episodes Campfire Tales, Sounds of Silence, School Raze - Part 1, and Daring Doubt. They are a race of green-skinned multi-legged insects that fly, bite, and spin webs. Their name is a portmanteau of "fly" and "spider". According to Applejack, Fly-ders are mostly native to the Luna Bay area of Equestria and presumably drawn to food.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #85 features a wolf fly-der, a giant variation of fly-der with the head of a wolf, that catches Applejack and Apple Bloom in its web.

Fruit bat[]

Fruit bat

Strawberry bats S03E08

Strawberry fruit bats

Bats taking the apples S4E07

Vampire fruit bats

Residence Trees in Ponyville (fruit bats)
Sanctuary at Sweet Apple Acres (vampire fruit bats)
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Coat Various

Fruit bats appear in the episode Apple Family Reunion and are mentioned in the episode Bats! Unlike real-life fruit bats, these bats come in the colors of the rainbow and resemble fruit, the midsections of red fruit bats in particular resembling strawberries; they also appear to have leaves for ears. A colony of fruit bats inhabit the trees of one of Sweet Apple Acres' west orchards. Several fruit bats also appear in Dr. Fauna's clinic in Fluttershy Leans In.

A red fruit bat appears on My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #4 cover A and on cover RI of My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #4. In the chapter book Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, Fluttershy has a new fruit bat called Toby. They also appear in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

Vampire fruit bat[]

See also: #Vampire

Relatives of fruit bats called vampire fruit bats infest Sweet Apple Acres in the episode Bats!. Unlike their more colorful counterparts, vampire fruit bats are dark in color, and have red eyes and long fangs. They are considered vermin by the Apple family for their tendency to suck apples of their juice during harvest season. However, their habit of spitting out the apples' seeds has the long-term benefit of growing healthier, more productive apple trees. When Fluttershy's friends' plan to tame the bats backfires, Applejack ultimately agrees to build a sanctuary for the bats to live and feed without ruining her orchards.

They are mentioned by Fluttershy in the chapter book Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo.


Scorpan ID

Book depiction of Scorpan
Residence "A distant land"
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Eyes Dark grayish tangelo
Fur Dark grayish tangelo hair and
moderate orange body
Skin Light brownish gray
Wings Grayish red
Main article: Scorpan

A gargoyle named Scorpan appears in a book depiction in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1. In a legend recounted by Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, he and his brother Tirek come from "a distant land" with the intent of stealing Equestrian magic. However, Scorpan comes to appreciate the ponies' ways and befriends a young Star Swirl the Bearded. When Tirek remains resolute in their plan despite Scorpan's urges to reconsider, Scorpan alerts the princesses of his brother's intentions, resulting in Tirek's imprisonment in Tartarus. Afterward, Scorpan returns to his homeland.

In Secrets and Pies, stone gargoyles surround a rather decrepit version of Ponyville town hall in Pinkie Pie's fantasy sequence. In Daring Doubt, Ahuizotl uses living stone gargoyles ("guardian-goyles") to attack Daring Do and Dr. Caballeron.

In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #2, several gargoyles serve as the guards of King Vorak and Queen Haydon, Lord Tirek and Scorpan's parents, the latter of whom is also a gargoyle.

In French folklore, a gargoyle is a hideous creature with a dragon-like body, bat-like wings, a long neck, and the ability to breathe fire.

Great Seedling[]

Great Seedling
Great Seedling prancing in fantasy sequence S9E10
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The Great Seedling is discussed and briefly featured in the season nine episode Going to Seed. Deer-like in appearance with tree branches for antlers, it is described by Goldie Delicious as a magical Earth spirit that travels from farm to farm daring ponies to catch him. Those that do catch him are rewarded with farm crops that remain in bloom forever.

Apple Bloom and later Applejack spend the episode trying to catch the Great Seedling during the Confluence. According to Applejack, the Great Seedling is a fictional creature that grown ponies made up in order to make harvest time fun for little foals.


Griffons stretching S4E10

Griffons in Rainbow Falls
Residence Griffonstone
Ponyville (Gallus only)
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Main article: Griffons
See also: Gilda
See also: Gustave le Grand
See also: Giselle
See also: Grampa Gruff
See also: Greta
See also: Gabby
See also: Gallus

Griffons are creatures that have the body of a lion, and the front claws, head, and wings of an eagle. The first griffon featured in the show is Gilda, Rainbow Dash's friend, who first appears in Griffon the Brush Off. A male chef griffon named Gustave le Grand first appears in MMMystery on the Friendship Express. Other griffon mentions and appearances include Read It and Weep, The Crystal Empire - Part 1, Games Ponies Play, Rainbow Falls, Equestria Games, The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone, The Fault in Our Cutie Marks, multiple other episodes, and various merchandise.

The griffin is a mythical eagle-lion hybrid dating all the way back to ancient Persian and Greek folklore.


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Grootslang in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #91
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The Grootslang is a serpent-like creature with clawed arms. In Zecora's original homeland of Farasi, it attacks villages regularly before returning to its deep home in the desert. After its most recent attack, Applejack, Zecora, and Zecora's childhood friends track it to a desert temple, where they discover another Tree of Harmony and another set of Elements of Harmony. Zecora and her friends use these Elements to defeat the Grootslang.

In African mythology, the Grootslang is a mythical creature said to be an elephant-sized serpent or a creature with both elephant and snake characteristics.


Twilight and the CMC visit Mount Aris S8E6

Hippogriffs in Surf and/or Turf
Residence Hippogriffia, Land of the Hippogriffs[7]
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See also: Queen Novo
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See also: Terramar
See also: Sky Beak and Ocean Flow
See also: List of non-pony characters/Hippogriffs

Hippogriffs are creatures that have the head, claws, and wings of an eagle and the hind legs and tail of a pony. They are featured prominently in My Little Pony The Movie and its supplemental materials. Queen Novo of the seaponies and her subjects used to be Hippogriffs that lived in the city of Hippogriffia on the top of Mount Aris. When the Storm King and his forces invaded their land, Queen Novo used her magic to transform herself and her subjects into seaponies, and they fled to the ocean.[7]

In the film, Novo's daughter Princess Skystar takes her original Hippogriff form in order to travel on land with Twilight Sparkle and her friends. Novo's niece Silverstream is introduced in School Daze - Part 1, and her sister Ocean Flow, brother-in-law Sky Beak, and nephew Terramar are introduced in Surf and/or Turf. It is also revealed in that episode that some of the seaponies have decided to remain as seaponies and live in Seaquestria, while others have decided to return to their Hippogriff forms and repopulate Mount Aris.

Other notable Hippogriff characters include Stratus Skyranger, a high-ranking Hippogriff royal guard, and Seaspray, a general in the Hippogriff navy.

A couple of baby Hippogriffs play with the end credits of the movie. Several Hippogriffs also appear in the background in My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #5 and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #74.

In The Ending of the End - Part 2, Hippogriffs appear taking part in the final battle against Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek, and Cozy Glow. In The Last Problem, some Hippogriffs appear in future Canterlot and at Twilight's coronation in flashback.

Charming Hippogriff, Hippogriff Filly, Future Silverstream, Graceful Hippogriff, Hippogriff Friendship Student, Queen Novo, Regal Hippogriff, Silverstream, Sky Beak, Princess Skystar, Stalwart Hippogriff Guard, Stratus Skyranger, and Terramar are characters in Gameloft's mobile game.

In mythology, hippogriffs have appeared in Greek myths and Latin poetic works as creatures with the front half of an eagle and the hind half of a horse.


Hydra ID S1E15

The hydra in Feeling Pinkie Keen
Kind Sea serpent
Residence Froggy Bottom Bogg
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Spikes Brilliant red
Scales Moderate orange

A hydra residing in Froggy Bottom Bogg chases the main characters in Feeling Pinkie Keen. The hydra has four heads on snake-like necks and a large, orange, dragon-like body, with only two legs and no wings or arms. The ponies note a smelly gas that envelops it as it rises from the bog, and a tick-like insect can be seen on its neck during this scene. Before chasing the ponies, it roars and licks its lips. The heads sometimes display different expressions and even laugh at each other's misfortunes. One head is noticeably slower to react than the others.

In Molt Down, Smolder mentions that hydras are drawn to the smell of a dragon's molt.

The hydra also appears on the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster. In the Ruckus Reader interactive storybook Things That Go Bump in the Night, it appears in Rainbow Dash's imagination. In The Hub's 8 bit promo and 8-bit network ID, it appears in Level 3 of Adventure Ponies! The Video Game. It also appears in episode 2 of Fundamentals of Magic, "Magical Creatures".

In a flashback in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #17, Princess Celestia suggests to Star Swirl the Bearded that he protect his magical secrets with a hydra. A skeleton of a hydra appears in present day in the same issue. In another flashback in Issue #18, Celestia lies about a hydra in the Everfree Forest, and Star Swirl notes that their scales are useful potion ingredients. In The Root of the Problem, a hydra appears in the Everfree Forest. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #3, Spike mentions hydras on page 8. In Friends Forever Issue #4, the cover of Twilight's monster-pedia features a hydra design. In My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #1, an illustration of a hydra is featured on page 3. In My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Issue #3, an illusory hydra is the final challenge in the Feats of Friendship, and Ocellus transforms into a hydra to combat it. A hydra is also mentioned in chapter 1 of The Stormy Road to Canterlot. Hydras also appear in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

The hydra is a monster from Greek mythology, a giant multiheaded serpent which grew new heads whenever one of them was chopped off.


See also: #Bunnycorn and #Bunnisus

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A jackalope alongside a regular rabbit

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Vampiric jackalopes, in Friendship is Magic Issue #3

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A jackalope appears in the episode Filli Vanilli during Music in the Treetops, and is fed by Fluttershy along with a rabbit in the same rabbit hole. As opposed to its vampiric counterparts, this kind is depicted as being passive.

The cream-colored jackalope cared for by Fluttershy lives alongside a normal-looking rabbit.

In Growing Up is Hard to Do, jackalope plush dolls appear as prizes at a game booth in the Appleloosa County Fair.

A jackalope briefly appears before Spike the Dog in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games.

On the first page of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #1, Scootaloo faces a jackalope. In a bonus two-page spread in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #28, Well-to-Do meets a jackalope inside the belly of a hydra. Jackalopes are also mentioned in chapter 12 of The Stormy Road to Canterlot.

In North American folklore, the jackalope is a mythical animal described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns.

Vampiric jackalope[]

Vampiric jackalopes are hostile towards Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #3. Unlike the regular jackalope, vampiric jackalopes have brighter colored coats such as pink, blue and yellow as well as sharper teeth, black antlers and eyes that turn red when aggressive. They are carnivorous and are the natural enemies of the Chupacabra.


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Cassie, a kelpie, in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #23
Kind Aquatic equine
Residence Farasi
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Kelpies are aquatic equine-like creatures that appear in the IDW comics. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #23, a kelpie named Cassie uses her singing to control the minds of ponies and compel the citizens of Ponyville to destroy a dam near the town. To Angel's horror, Cassie aims to flood the area. However, she only wishes to do so for the benefit of the water sprites, who cannot reach the ocean unless a path of water is prepared near Ponyville. Cassie has the head and mane of a pony, the body of a serpent, eel-like tail, and four gangling fins which are arrayed in a similar fashion to that of the spines on her back.

The comics' "Season 10" introduce two more kelpies named Medley Brook and Crystal that are among Zecora's childhood friends in the zebra country of Farasi. Unlike Cassie, Medley Brook and Crystal are more equine in appearance, though Medley's body is slightly fluid like water and Crystal's appearance is ice-patterned.

In Scottish mythology, a kelpie is a shape-shifting equine water spirit associated with drownings at sea.

Living apple[]

Living apple
Apples in the bucket coming to life S9E23

Apples brought to life by Discord in The Big Mac Question
Residence Ponyville
Sweet Apple Acres (formerly)
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Living apples are apples that have been brought to life by magic whether intentionally or by accident. Such apples gain mouths and the power of speech, with other added features varying. Living apples have also demonstrated the ability to join together to form a larger creature.

In The Return of Harmony Part 1, Discord controls piles of apples for Applejack to perceive as a trio of apple creatures called the "keepers of the grove of truth". In One Bad Apple, S03E04 Unnamed Movie Character #1.​[​specify​]​ In The Big Mac Question, Discord creates a number of living apples in an ill-conceived attempt to help with Big Mac's proposal to Sugar Belle. These apples possess arms and legs, and merge into a monstrous apple before Discord dispatches them. Other transformed apples later sing at Big Mac and Sugar Belle's wedding.

On My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8 page 7, several apples are among the food items accidentally brought to life who begin attacking nearby ponies. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #15, Rainbow Dash is briefly transformed into a living zap apple. In Night of the Living Apples, a meteorite infused with Nightmare Moon's dark magic crash lands in Sweet Apple Acres. It brings a large number of apples to life, and they set out to create more of their kind. Pinkie Pie is briefly transformed into a living apple to spy on them, and Twilight's friends become vampires to oppose them. After forming into a massive monster in the shape of Spike, the apples are pacified and relocated to a secluded valley. Various living apples appear on My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #1 pages 2 and 13 and Issue #3 page 2.

The Apple Infantry, Apple Pinkie Pie, Bad Apple, Good Apple, Mighty Apples, and Perfect Pie are all characters in Gameloft's mobile game. The bio for the Apple Infantry states, "Their hunger for conquest is dampened only by the fact that they're adorable little apples in helmets." The bio for Mighty Apples states, "A huge conglomeration of apples arranged in a shape that Spike would call 'familiar and strangely handsome.'"


Manny Roar ID S1E02

Manny Roar in Friendship is Magic, part 2
Residence Everfree Forest
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Mane Moderate red
Coat Brilliant gamboge

A manticore named Manny Roar[8] poses an obstacle to the main characters in Friendship is Magic, part 2 after Nightmare Moon deliberately enrages him. Manny Roar has the body of a lion, a scorpion's tail, and a pair of dragon-like wings. Similar to Aesop's fable of The Lion and The Mouse, as well as the fable of Androcles and the Lion. Fluttershy calms him when she shows him kindness by removing a painful thorn from his paw. In Magical Mystery Cure, Manny Roar's paw appears in one of Fluttershy's flashbacks. In No Second Prances, Trixie incorporates a different manticore[9] with horns and smaller ears into her magic act. In a flashback in Celestial Advice, Princess Celestia gets worried that Twilight might meet a manticore if she sends her to Ponyville. In School Raze - Part 1, a manticore appears imprisoned in Tartarus. In Part 2, Twilight uses the natural magic inside the manticore so she and her friends can escape, temporarily separating the manticore into a lion and a scorpion.

A Manny Roar miniature collectible is included in the Elements of Harmony Friends character collection set with Fluttershy, Nightmare Moon, Rarity and Steven Magnet, displayed at the 2013 New York Toy Fair.[10] His name comes from the packaging of the toy set.[8] A special edition Manny Roar mini-figure is included in the Elements of Friendship Sparkle Friends Collection. Manny Roar also appears on the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster, in Fluttershy's Ferocious Friend, and is mentioned in chapter 4 of Beyond Equestria: Fluttershy Balances the Scales.

A manticore appears among the denizens of the Everfree Forest in The Root of the Problem. In the mini-comic included with My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #10 called "Luna Gets a Pet," Princess Luna mentions fighting a manticore in a "rousing bout of hoofticuffs." Spike mentions manticores on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #3 page 8. A drawing of a manticore appears on cover RI of Friends Forever Issue #4.

In The Journal of the Two Sisters, Celestia and Luna encounter a manticore named Melvin in the Everfree Forest in their youth. Luna is able to understand Melvin, who tells her that some ponies destroyed his home, so he attacked and trapped them. Luna and Celestia restore Melvin's home, and in return, he helps them build the Castle of the Two Sisters. Melvin and other manticores are also mentioned in Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves, and a family of manticores appears in Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon. Manticores are also featured in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

In Persian mythology, the manticore is a creature with a red lion's body, a human-like face, a mouth with shark-like rows of sharp teeth, and a voice like a trumpet. Additional features such as a scorpion-like or spike-covered tail, bat-like wings, and the ability to launch poisonous spines at its enemies depend on the story. It is considered a man-eater, often leaving no remains, not even bones or clothing.


Maulwurf ID S7E17

A maulwurf in To Change a Changeling
Residence Badlands​[​citation needed​]​
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Coat Moderate blue violet with grayish phthalo blue underbelly, dark grayish mulberry forearms and feet, and light azure snout

A maulwurf is a large mole-like creature that appears in the episode To Change a Changeling. It is described by Starlight Glimmer as "half-bear, half-mole, half-raging-pile-of-claws". The maulwurf mostly resembles a giant star-nosed mole with blue fur, large forearms, and multiple light-blue appendages around its snout. It menaces the changelings and eats the plants that grow around their kingdom. It has an extremely thick hide, allowing it to shrug off magic blasts from a unicorn, and withstand having a large chunk of rock thrown at its head.

In School Raze - Part 1, a maulwurf appears imprisoned in Tartarus. On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #93 page 7, Scootaloo's parents Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood observe a maulwurf with brown fur.

The word "maulwurf" is German for "mole".


Iron Will ID

Iron Will, a minotaur, in Putting Your Hoof Down
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Eyes Black with yellow sclera
Mane Dark cobalt blue
Coat Grayish cobalt blue
Main article: Iron Will

A minotaur called Iron Will first appears in Putting Your Hoof Down. He is a muscular, bipedal, therianthropic ox-like character who claims that he teaches "assertiveness techniques" to "pushovers." He works as a self-help instructor for ponies who show low self-esteem, often offering them advice via catchy phrases. Iron Will also appears in Once Upon a Zeppelin, A Matter of Principals, The Last Problem, and the IDW comics; the latter also mention his wife and son in Friends Forever #10, while Iron Will's alternate universe counterpart is mentioned in Reflections. Another minotaur named Well-to-Do, along with his minotaur employees, appears in The Root of the Problem. In My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Issue #1, Ocellus briefly assumes the form of a minotaur. In The Ending of the End - Part 2, Queen Chrysalis refers to Lord Tirek as a minotaur.

In Gameloft's mobile game, Iron Will and Well-to-Do are playable characters. The in-game storyline "Missing Wings and Maze-y Things" also features several minotaurs as encounterable enemies in the service of Cosmos.

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a therianthropic (humanoid) monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. The word Minotaur derives from the Greek words minos, meaning king, and tauros, meaning bull, giving it the literal translation as either "king bull" or the "kings' bull."


Ophiotaurus ID S09E08

Ophiotaurus in Frenemies
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An Ophiotaurus is a creature with the upper body of a bull and the lower body of a serpent that appears in Frenemies. In the forests near Mt. Everhoof, an Ophiotaurus is drawn to the sound of Cozy Glow and Lord Tirek's arguing and attacks them. They are saved when Queen Chrysalis transforms into a female Ophiotaurus, causes the other Ophiotaurus to become infatuated with her, and drains it of its love.

They also appear in The Compendium of Equestria.

In Greek mythology, the Ophiotaurus is a half-bull half-serpent creature whose entrails were said to grant the power to defeat the gods to whomever burned them.


Orthros ID S04E22

Orthros in Trade Ya!
Kind Dog
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Coat ¤ Moderate tangelo with Dark vermilion spots

A dog with two heads called an orthros[note 1] appears in the episode Trade Ya! Rainbow Dash trades a Discord-shaped lamp to his owner for him and trades him to a collector of Daring Do books for a first-edition copy of Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Statue. As a condition of the trade, Fluttershy agrees to relocate to Manehattan for a time to help the Daring Do collector train the orthros. After the trade is called off, Rainbow Dash trades the orthros for a bird whistle, for Fluttershy. The orthros is shown to give obedience difficulties to both his original owner and prospective owner, but he is calm and obedient toward Fluttershy. One head is that of a Saint Bernard, the other head appears to be a generic mutt.

An orthros also appears in episode 8 of Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook, "Land of Harmony", and on the RI cover and pages 6-7 of My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Issue #2. A concept design for the orthros seen in The Art of Equestria shows it originally having a snake tail, similar to the chimera in Somepony to Watch Over Me.

In Greek mythology, Orthrus – or Orthros – is a two-headed dog and a brother of Cerberus.


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A blue parasprite in Swarm of the Century
Kind Insect
Residence Everfree Forest
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Coat Blue, purple, brown, yellow and pink variations
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Parasprites are small, round, flying creatures that quickly become problematic in Swarm of the Century. In the beginning of the episode, Fluttershy witnesses a parasprite devour an entire basket of apples in mere seconds. The main characters realize that parasprites are capable of multiplying very quickly, and soon they become a destructive infestation in Ponyville. Lauren Faust drew parallels between Swarm of the Century and the Star Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles.[11] Both parasprites and tribbles are initially regarded as cute pets, but their rapid multiplication and voracious appetites turn them into pests and menaces, though they themselves are harmless.


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JJ Gerber (Pegasnail Soldier #2 9301)
Athena Karkanis (Pegasnail Soldier #1)

Pegasnails are snails with Pegasus-like wings on their bodies which allow for flight. They are native to Maretime Bay, and make their debut in My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale.


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Philomena, a phoenix, in A Bird in the Hoof
Kind Bird
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See also: Peewee

Phoenixes appear in A Bird in the Hoof, Dragon Quest, and Molt Down. In A Bird in the Hoof, Princess Celestia's pet is revealed to be Philomena, a phoenix. Philomena appears to be very sick, losing her few remaining feathers, persistently coughing, and being unresponsive to Fluttershy's numerous treatments. After chasing an evasive Philomena through the streets of Ponyville, Fluttershy witnesses Philomena burst into flames, but Princess Celestia explains that phoenixes need to renew themselves by shedding all of their feathers and bursting into flames. The renewed Philomena is bright red with golden-lined wings, and complies with Rainbow Dash's whispered request to tickle the Royal guards. The two even "high-five" at the end. In Dragon Quest, two phoenix parents defend themselves and their hatchlings against a gang of teenage dragons. During this skirmish Spike is able to rescue one of the unhatched phoenix eggs from the teenage dragons, and briefly ends up caring for the newly hatched baby phoenix, naming him Peewee. A series of pictures panned over in Just for Sidekicks shows Spike returning the baby phoenix to the two adults. In Molt Down, Zecora tells Rarity, who is hard of hearing, that prolonged exposure to phoenix feathers can cause hearing loss to a pony.

The Phoenix is derived from Greek mythology, often associated with the sun. According to Greek lore phoenixes are aviary beings that have survived for prolonged life-spans, measuring up to thousands of years. They accomplish this feat by bursting into flame during old age and then arise from their ashes into an earlier, youthful, stage of their lives. Phoenix is also one of the 88 modern constellations, it is named and modeled after the same mythical bird. The mythical fire-bird appears frequently in popular media and has been referenced several times in pop culture.

There are also several other mythological birds from different cultures that share similar properties with the phoenix.


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Pale, light grayish cerise (comics)
Coat Very pale cerise (series)
Grayish cyan (comics)
Hooves Dark gray (series)
Moderate cyan (comics)

A Pigasus (plural Pigasi) is a pig-like creature with the body of a pig and the wings of a Pegasus pony. Their name is a portmanteau of "pig" and "Pegasus".

In The Return of Harmony Part 2, four Pigasi fly over Sweet Apple Acres after Discord turns Ponyville into "the chaos capital of the world." A Pigasus also appears in Pinkie Pride during Cheese Sandwich's song The Super Duper Party Pony. Pigasi also appear in To Where and Back Again - Part 2, A Matter of Principals, and The Jinxie Games.

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #20, six Pigasi fly over Ponyville when Discord casts his magic on the town with his sleepwalking. In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #23, Applejack and Fluttershy encounter a real Pigasus during their vacation in Splendor Woods, and they try to hide it from ponies who seek to disturb and remove it from its natural habitat. Unlike in the series, the Splendor Woods Pigasus has a blue coat and a wider wingspan. This Pigasus appears again on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #33 page 15. On My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #3 page 2, Pigasus tears are among a number of magical objects offered as prizes in a roulette game in Princess Eris' casino.

A Pigasus appears in Enterplay printed merchandise based on The Return of Harmony. A Pigasus also appears on the Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights #41 C card of Purple Waters. They also appear in The Compendium of Equestria.

The concept of a flying pig originates from the expression "when pigs fly", used to humorously describe an event or circumstance that will never happen. The very phrase is even used by Trixie in To Where and Back Again - Part 2.


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Pukwudgies in School Daze - Part 2
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Pukwudgies,[12] or puckwudgies,[13][14][15][16] appear in the season eight episode School Daze - Part 2. They are diminutive porcupine-like creatures with large mouths that can shoot the quills on their backs like projectiles. Sandbar accidentally lures a group of pukwudgies to his and his friends' hiding spot at the Castle of the Two Sisters.

They also appear in The Compendium of Equestria and in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

In real-life Native American folklore, pukwudgies are creatures said to be two or three feet tall. Depending on legend, they can appear and disappear at will, lure people to their deaths, use magic, launch poison arrows, and create fire.

Quarray eel[]

Quarray eel
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Quarray eels in May the Best Pet Win!
Residence Ghastly Gorge
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Quarray eels, named and seen in May the Best Pet Win!, are large burgundy-colored eels that live in holes in the side of Ghastly Gorge. Their name is a play on "moray eels" and "quarry." When Rainbow Dash races through the gorge in this episode, she tells her prospective pets that the eels become agitated when anyone gets too close to their nests. The eels proceed to pop their heads out of their caves, trying to eat the contestants as they pass by.

After Rainbow Dash dodges all of the eels with relative ease, the other animals try to make it through: the bat is almost swallowed by one of the eels but manages to escape out of the creature's nostril. The eagle almost has its head bitten off by another eel. The owl props open a third eel's jaws with its wings, and the falcon gets its tail feathers bitten by a fourth eel but manages to escape the eel's grip.

In Rock Solid Friendship, Pinkie Pie saves an oblivious Maud Pie from being eaten by quarray eels in the Gorge.

Quarray eels can also be seen in the background while Princess Celestia is zip-lining in Between Dark and Dawn.

Unlike real-world eels which live underwater in oceans, quarray eels live on land and can breathe air.

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #4, Shining Armor mentions quarray eels in a flashback. Quarray eels are also mentioned in Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare.


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Racoonicorns, or raccoonicorns, are multicolored raccoons with Unicorn-like horns. They are native to Maretime Bay, and make their debut in My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale.


Roc ID S8E11

A roc in Molt Down
Kind Bird of prey
Residence Dustmane Ridge
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Rocs appear in Molt Down, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #24, The Curse of the Statuettes, and The Bestiary of Equestria. They are very large, carnivorous birds of prey that are drawn to the smell of a dragon's molt. In Molt Down, a roc menaces Spike, Zecora, and Rarity in the Everfree Forest before Twilight Sparkle and Spike eventually drive it off.

In Frenemies, Queen Chrysalis briefly transforms into a roc.

In Discord in Time, a prehistoric Roc[17]—which Discord states is carnivorous—grabs and flies off with Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle. During My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #91, a Roc is seen stranded within the Farasian desert. This specimen is capable of intelligent speech, and appears to have a body formed out of stone. Dust Devil helps give the Roc the push it needs to take flight. On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #93 page 7, Scootaloo's parents Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood observe a roc with purple feathers.

The Curse of the Statuettes features a baby roc and his mother the Wind Guardian.​[​specify​]​ The Bestiary of Equestria states, "Born of earth and a master of the air, the Roc is a gigantic bird with slates instead of feathers! Although scary, and indeed you shouldn’t cross one without good reason, Rocs are very calm creatures and understand pony language quite well, though they cannot speak it. One thing that a Roc hates is being ridden – if it decides to carry anypony, it will do so in its great talons if it does so at all." Melody of the Waves features rocs as creatures that can be encountered as both enemies and potenital allies.

In Middle Eastern mythology, the Roc is an enormous legendary bird of prey popularly featured in Arabian fairy tales and sailing folklore, including the tales of Abd al-Rahman and Sinbad the Sailor.

Sea serpent[]

Sea serpent
Steven Magnet ID S5E09

Steven Magnet, a sea serpent, in Slice of Life
Kind Sea serpent
Sex Male
Residence Everfree Forest
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Eyes Black
Mane ¤ Brilliant orange with brilliant yellow highlights
Scales ¤ Grayish mulberry scales with grayish sapphire blue belly
Voice Lee Tockar (English)
Gerald Schaale (German)
Riccardo Peroni (Italian)
Hiroshi Iwasaki (Japanese)
Lee Ho-san (Korean)
Janusz Wituch (Polish)
Moisés Iván Mora (Latin American Spanish)
Main article: Steven Magnet

The sea serpent featured in Friendship is Magic, part 2 and Slice of Life has a long serpentine body, reminiscent of an Asian dragon, with fish fins instead of ears, purple scales and orange hair, eyebrows, and a mustache. His hair is arranged in a pompadour style. He was later named Steven Magnet in merchandise. He is one of the obstacles that the Mane Six face in their quest for the Elements of Harmony.

A female sea serpent appears as representative artwork for the species in Melody of the Waves, where sea serpents appear as potential enemies.

Sea serpents are a common type of monster that originates from several mythological sources, most notably from Greek and Scandinavian lore, as well as from the Bible. The moustache also makes the serpent seen in the pilot reminiscent of the East-Asian mythological river dragons.


Adagio, Aria, and Sonata under a cloudy sky S7E26

The Dazzlings' original siren forms in Shadow Play - Part 2
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Main article: The Dazzlings

Sirens are first seen in the film My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. Three sirens named Adagio Dazzle, Sonata Dusk, and Aria Blaze originally roamed Equestria spreading disharmony among ponies with their siren's songs. They fed off the ponies' negative energies to make their voices and magic more powerful with the intention of conquering Equestria. They were banished by Star Swirl the Bearded to the human world, where he surmised they would do no harm since there would be no magic in that world, unaware that later, Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle would bring Equestrian magic to that world.

During the film, the Dazzlings use their songs to control the students of Canterlot High School and advance to the final round in the Mane Event. They are eventually defeated by Twilight Sparkle, Sunset Shimmer, and the Rainbooms when their gem pendants are destroyed and they are stripped of their powers.

In Equestria, the sirens' appearance is more similar to that of a hippocampus, another mythical sea creature, rather than a traditional siren. In the human world, the Dazzlings' anthropomorphic forms possess translucent fins on their backs, like those on their true forms' front legs. Their siren forms are summoned as astral projections from their pendants and are used to battle, and ultimately weaken, the Rainbooms.

The Dazzlings appear again in their siren forms in Shadow Play - Part 2 during a flashback depicting their defeat and banishment by Star Swirl and the Pillars of Old Equestria. They also appear in Find the Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Sunset's Backstage Pass.

My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #3 details the secret origins of the Sirens. They also appear in My Little Pony: Legends of Magic. Sirens are mentioned in the bio for the Cyclops-Clops in Gameloft's mobile game.

The sirens come from Greek mythology, where they are depicted as creatures who resemble human females with avian attributes and often cause shipwrecks with their songs.


Slingtail ID S6E5

A slingtail in Gauntlet of Fire
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Scales ¤ Two shades of Dark arctic bluish gray
Frill and spikes Cyanish gray
Spots Brilliant scarlet

Several slingtails appear in Gauntlet of Fire as an obstacle in the titular challenge. They hurl boulders at dragons with their spiky tails. They are also featured in the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.



Sphinx ID S7E18

Sphinx in Daring Done?

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A Daring Do poster depicting a sphinx appears in the Castle of Friendship and a Daring Do convention in the episodes Castle Sweet Castle and Stranger Than Fan Fiction. It is also featured on the Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #150 R card Daring Do Poster, which uses a screenshot from the former episode. In My Little Pony (2022 comics) Issue #4, Felicity mentions claiming that she had a sphinx for a best friend.

A different-looking sphinx appears in the episode Daring Done? in the legend of Somnambula. It is a giant, magical, four-legged creature with the head of a pony, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. It has some level of magic, able to cast a spell that prevents Pegasus flight in her pyramid, and manifest a blindfold over Somnambula's eyes. In Somnambula's legend, the sphinx menaces a desert village and claims most of its crops for herself. When the son of the pharaoh stands up to the sphinx, she captures him and challenges the other villagers with a riddle for his release. Somnambula beats the sphinx's riddle challenge as well as her blindfolded bridge-walking challenge, and the sphinx flies off in a rage. She is a character called "Sphinx" in Gameloft's mobile game. The game's description of her states, "Hobbies include riddles, long walks inside her pyramid, and menacing Southern Equestria."

In Egyptian and Greek mythology, the sphinx is a creature with the head of a human, the body of a lion, and sometimes the wings of a bird or snake as a tail.

Star spider[]

Star spider
Star spider ID S4E03

Star spider in Castle Mane-ia
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Star spiders appear in the season four episode Castle Mane-ia. They mostly resemble regular spiders, but they also bear star-shaped symbols on their abdomens.

A number of star spiders appear in the Castle of the Two Sisters, and Fluttershy mentions to Rarity that it is star spider season. In The Last Problem, Rarity uses the webs of star spiders to weave part of Twilight's coronation gown.

Storm Creature[]

Storm Creature
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Storm Creatures are the foot soldiers of the Storm King in My Little Pony The Movie and associated material; they are occupationally referred to as Storm Guards in the film and some merchandise and as Storm Minions, Storm Minion Commanders, Storm Minion Boltcasters, and Storm Minion Spellshields in The Official Movie Sourcebook. They have bulky physiques, hunched backs, gray coats, white hair, and black mask-like faces. The Storm Guards serve as the Storm King's army, invading Canterlot alongside Tempest Shadow and Grubber and taking the ponies prisoner. Two of them serve as Tempest's bodyguards, distinguishable from the other Storm Creatures by the purple streaks in their hair.

They mostly speak in unintelligible growls and grunts, but in the My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel comic, some—including Ralph and Sam—have comprehensible speech. A Storm Guard appears on the A cover of My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #3, and others appear on page 1 of Issue #4. A Storm Guard also appears on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #96 page 4. Gameloft's mobile game features several Storm Guards, including "Storm King's Guard", "Tempest's Guard", and an original character called "Klavis", a character who was scrapped from the film. In The Great Princess Caper, several Storm Creatures employ glider wings for aerial combat; this concept was also recycled from early drafts of the film. They also appear in the chapter book The Stormy Road to Canterlot and are mentioned in Beyond Equestria: Fluttershy Balances the Scales. In What Lies Beneath they appear as illusions, manifesting Silverstream's deepest fears.

In Enterplay's trading cards, the Storm Guards are identified as hedgehogs, like Grubber, but they differ from earlier-introduced hedgehogs in size and sapience.


Tantabus ID S5E13

The Tantabus in Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
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Coat ¤ Deep blue with pale heliotrope outline

The Tantabus is a dream creature that appears in Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep? It is an amorphous creature of blue starry smoke that infests and feeds on ponies' dreams, turning them into nightmares. According to Princess Luna, the Tantabus gets stronger with each additional pony's dreams it infects. With enough power, it could potentially escape into the real world.

Throughout the episode, Luna pursues the Tantabus across the Mane Six's dreams, and it turns each dream that it passes through into a nightmare. When Luna brings everyone in Ponyville into a single shared dream, the Tantabus grows to immense size. Luna reveals that she created the Tantabus to give herself nightmares as punishment for her actions as Nightmare Moon and that her crippling guilt gives the Tantabus power. With the Mane Six's help, Luna manages to let go of her tortured past, causing the Tantabus to lose its power. Luna draws the weakened Tantabus back inside herself.

The Tantabus is mentioned again in the chapter book Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon. It is also a character in Gameloft's mobile game, with the "Princess Panic" group quest story involving it returning and ensnaring all four adult princesses in a nightmare. Its in-game description states, "A monster born from Luna's pain and guilt, it stalks the dreams of ponies throughout the land -- self-reflection and forgiveness its only weaknesses." The Tantabus also acts as a boss during the "Nightmare Night at the Museum" and "Reflections of Harmony" events. On My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights Issue #1 page 14 and Issue #3 page 3, an alternate universe version of the Tantabus appears at Princess Eris' casino.

The name "Tantabus" is a corruption of "tantibus", a Latin word for "nightmare." The creature is based off baku, spirits in Japanese mythology that devour dreams and nightmares.[18]


Tatzlwurm ID S4E11

A Tatzlwurm in Three's A Crowd
Residence Hill Top
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Eyes ¤ Black with white pupils
Scales ¤ Pale, light grayish fuchsia head and grayish violet body
Hair Moderate amaranth

A Tatzlwurm[19] appears in Three's A Crowd. It is a subterranean worm-like creature with a tripartite jaw and a maw containing black tentacles that can reach out and grab its prey. It also has scales and a red mane-like structure behind its head. It appears to be vulnerable to offensive unicorn and Alicorn magic. The creature's sneeze transmits tatzl-flu to others, such as Discord.

In Molt Down, Smolder mentions that Tatzlwurms are drawn to the smell of a dragon's molt.

A Tatzlwurm also appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #47 as the cause of earthquakes in Ponyville that collapse a new playground and several cottages. According to Fluttershy, Tatzlwurms "see" by feeling vibrations in the ground; they are attracted to small vibrations but frightened by large ones. A Tatzlwurm also appears in episode 2 of Fundamentals of Magic, "Magical Creatures".

The Tatzlwurm is named after the Tatzelwurm of Alpine folklore, though this version of the creature more closely resembles a "Graboid" from the movie Tremors.


The timberwolves about to eat Spike S3E9

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Eyes Brilliant yellow
Coat Dark grayish tangelo
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Apple greenish black
Moderate gamboge
Eyebrows Dark spring bud
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Timberwolves first appear in the episode Family Appreciation Day. Their name is a play on two real-life types of gray wolf, which are also known as timber wolves. Their bodies are comprised of twigs, logs, and leaves.

In Family Appreciation Day, Granny Smith says the timberwolves' howling is the first sign of the yearly zap apple harvest. They also appear in her story of how Equestria was founded. In Spike at Your Service, Applejack saves Spike from hungry timberwolves, and Spike later saves Applejack from a giant timberwolf.

In an alternate timeline in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2, timberwolves surround Equestria during Nightmare Moon's reign.

Tri-horned bunyip[]

Tri-horned Bunyip
Tri-horned Bunyip ID S6E22

Tri-horned bunyip in P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View)
Residence Deep ocean
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Eyes Moderate olive
Coat Moderate rose
Spines Brilliant scarlet
Ears Pale, grayish pink

A tri-horned bunyip appears in the episode P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View). In the episode, it lives in the deep ocean near Seaward Shoals, and Twilight deduces that it is what caused Applejack, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie's boat to sink when their cucumber sandwiches, its favorite food, fell into its ocean home. The bunyip apologizes to the ponies for disrupting their trip, and it later enjoys their company. It also appears in episode 2 of Fundamentals of Magic, "Magical Creatures".

The bunyip only speaks in a series of deep growls.

The bunyip originates from Australian Aboriginal mythology, but its love for cucumbers may be based on the Japanese monster Kappa, which also loves cucumbers.


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Troggles appear in the Generation 5 special My Little Pony: Bridlewoodstock. Magical ghost-like creatures with horns and pig-like facial features and capable of speech, they appear in Bridlewood during the annual Lumi-Bloom event, drawn to singing and loud noises, and steal things from ponies, including their voices. They are only repelled by red rubies; giving them rubies causes them to dissipate into smoke and whatever they stole to return to whomever they stole it from.

Troggles are based on Generation 1 creatures of the same name; they are not ghosts in G1, but they retain horns and pig-like characteristics.


Swarm of twittermites S5E4

A swarm of twittermites
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Twittermites are small, winged insect-like creatures that appear in Apple Bloom's dream in the episode Bloom & Gloom. They have round bluish-gray bodies, large purple eyes, short black claws, fibrous wings, and bright blue lightning bolt-shaped antennae and stingers. They shoot bolts of electricity at unsuspecting victims, and launch larger bolts when in a swarm. The Pest Control Pony explains to Apple Bloom that the farther apart they swarm, the more powerful their electric bolts become. When Apple Bloom has her pest control pony cutie mark, the twittermites corral together when she calls them.

Twittermites also briefly appear in A Matter of Principals.



Ursa minor ID S1E6

Ursa minor

Ursa major ID S1E6

Ursa major holding an ursa minor

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Ursa minor and ursa major appear in Boast Busters as gigantic, partially translucent magical bears with fur that looks like the night sky. At the start of the episode, Trixie boasts that she defeated an ursa major that was attacking Hoofington. Snips and Snails go into the Everfree Forest to find an ursa major and lead it back to Ponyville, hoping to see Trixie defeat it. When they succeed in luring an ursa into town, Trixie is forced to admit she did not vanquish one prior and cannot defeat this one. Trixie also claims that "no one can vanquish an ursa major," though the creature they face turns out to be an ursa minor. Twilight Sparkle uses her magic to pacify the bear with a lullaby and soothes it with a gigantic container of cow milk. The sleeping ursa minor is peacefully returned to its mother, an ursa major. The ursa minor is shown again in Magic Duel in a flashback to the events of Boast Busters. The ursa major is the largest creature seen in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, only potentially rivaled in size by the fully empowered Lord Tirek and Torch.

An ursa minor is seen in Tempest Shadow's flashback during Open Up Your Eyes in My Little Pony The Movie. In A Matter of Principals, Discord causes Trixie to pull an ursa major out of her hat during a magic act. In Frenemies, Queen Chrysalis briefly transforms into an ursa minor. In Growing Up is Hard to Do, ursa plush dolls appear as prizes at a game booth in the Appleloosa County Fair.

The Boast Busters story gallery on Hasbro's website uses alternate depictions of the ursa minor as being bright green, and both ursas are completely opaque.[20] The ursa minor Tempest encountered in her youth also appears in the "Story of a Storm" storyline in Gameloft's mobile game.

The map of the south of Equestria from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #2 bears the mention of "Ursa Major caverns." The ursa major appears on the Hot Topic exclusive cover of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #5 and the ursa minor appears on cover RI of My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #4 and on page 5 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #22. Star Swirl the Bearded refers to an ursa major in My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #11. An ursa minor also appears in Tempest's Tale, where it menaces ponies living on the edge of the Crystal Empire.

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are constellations seen in the northern hemisphere; the ursas in the show have unusually long tails for bears, much like their constellation namesakes. Their mother-and-child relationship mirrors the Greek origin myth of the Ursa constellations, where Zeus turned the nymph Callisto and her son into bears and placed them in the night sky.


See also: #Vampire fruit bat
Flutterbat ID S4E07

Fluttershy as a vampire fruit bat-pony hybrid

  • Vampire fruit bats, a type of Equestria's fruit bats, ruin Sweet Apple Acres' apples in the episode Bats! by sucking the juice out of them, leaving them rotten.
  • Fluttershy turns into a vampire fruit bat-pony hybrid in the episode Bats! after Twilight Sparkle casts a spell on the bats while she uses her stare on them. She consequently takes on vampire fruit bat-like traits: fangs, ear and wing styles, paler color, red eyes, hunger for apple juice, animalistic instinct, and aggressiveness. Moreover, her mane and tail become much more rugged and unkempt and her cutie mark changes from butterflies to bats. She is eventually defeated and reverted to normal when the rest of her friends use her own stare against her. In this form, she was christened "Flutterbat," as coined by Rarity.
  • Sweetie Belle dresses up as a vampire in the episode Luna Eclipsed; this episode also introduces a species of ponies with some bat-like characteristics.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #19, the alternate universe counterparts of Kibitz and Tiberius resemble vampires.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #33, Twilight uses Flutterbat as the template for a transformation spell, giving herself and her friends similar abilities with greater control. They also adopt new monikers to match their forms: Twilight Sparkling, Appeldrac, Drinkie Pie, Nosfurarity, and Rainbow Bite.

Vampire bats are South American blood-sucking bats. Vampires are also mythological anthropophagic blood-sucking immortal humans, such as Dracula and Count Orlok.

Whirling Mungtooth[]

Whirling Mungtooth
Bloofy ID S9E22

Bloofy, a Whirling Mungtooth, in Growing Up is Hard to Do
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A Whirling Mungtooth named Bloofy appears in Growing Up is Hard to Do, owned by siblings​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​ Biscuit and Spur.

A Mungtooth is a small, furry creature with a single tooth and the ability to generate a tornado with its body by spinning around at high speed. According to Fluttershy, a Mungtooth forms a tight bond with its caretaker when it is young, and when it starts spinning, only its caretaker can get it to stop.


Windigoes look on S2E11

Windigos in Hearth's Warming Eve
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Coat Grayish cerulean
Main article: Windigos

Windigos are winter spirits that feed off of fighting and hatred and create blizzards and cold weather. According to Clover the Clever, "the more hate the spirit feels, the colder things become". Windigos appear in Hearth's Warming Eve, A Hearth's Warming Tail, The Ending of the End - Part 2, and are mentioned in Hearthbreakers and the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special comic.

In the mythology of the Algonquian people, the Wendigo, or Windigo, is a malevolent, anthropophagic supernatural spirit or deity being strongly associated with the winter, the North, coldness, as well as famine and starvation. It has been thought to be an ice-giant that eats people whole. The word windigo is also often used to describe or name people who have gone mad or are thought to be cannibals, such as in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine.


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A winterchilla is a small rodent-like creature with fuzzy fur, large ears, thin fluff-tipped tails, whiskers, and six limbs. It is featured in the holiday special My Little Pony Best Gift Ever and the Best Gift Ever storybook A Present for Everypony. Its name is a portmanteau of "winter" and "chinchilla".

Rainbow Dash, assisted by Discord, tracks down a winterchilla to give to Fluttershy as a Hearth's Warming present. Discord describes winterchillas as "small, adorable, fuzzy, and fast". They succeed in catching one, but when the sun goes down, it transforms into a giant, monstrous version of itself called a winterzilla. When the winterzilla goes on a rampage, Fluttershy coerces it to calm down with her Stare. Its name is a portmanteau of "winter" and "-zilla".

The winterzilla is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. Its in-game description states, "Formerly a fluffy, adorable little winterchilla... until the sun set, anyway." They also appear in The Compendium of Equestria.

IDW comics[]

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (comics)[]

Issue #1[]

  • On the first page, a jackalope appears in Fluttershy's garden, confusing Apple Bloom.

Issue #2[]

  • A cave troll appears. When Twilight sees the troll, she says that he is much bigger than the Cave Dwellers' Reference Guide says, at the end of the issue is revealed that his name is Jim.
  • Later in the same issue, the ponies are attacked by a giant tarantula and a group of giant spiders, which appear to have markings similar to cutie marks. They attack the Main six and seize Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy; but they are defeated when Pinkie Pie brings the cave troll to attack the giant tarantula, which she then calls Fluffy. One of the spiders shares its color scheme and cutie mark with Derpy.
  • Pictures of ghosts appear on the map of Equestria.

Issue #3[]

  • Queen Chrysalis and her changelings crash land (after the events of A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2) into a civilization of "very loving" small catlike creatures. They continue loving the changelings even after they drain them to feed.
  • Carnivorous flowers (referred to as petunias, carnations, and pansies) attack Applejack and Rarity, after the latter attempts to pick them to accessorize. The ponies then use them as parachutes.
  • A chupacabra attacks Twilight and Fluttershy, mistaking them for goats; a group of vampiric jackalopes later attacks Rainbow and Pinkie. After the groups run into each other, the Chupacabra and Jackalopes attack each other, as Fluttershy explains that they are "natural enemies."

Issue #4[]

  • Princess Celestia mentions that due to the passing of the Secretariat comet, Manehattan was attacked by a "giant, magical marshmallow pony."

Issues #5-8[]

  • Princess Luna describes that the peaceful inhabitants of the moon have been trapped under the spell of the Nightmare Forces, turning them into shadowy creatures, such as "Shadowfright". At the end of Issue #8, the moon creatures return to normal, losing their shadowy appearance and taking on forms resembling normal animals. Spike refers to them as "nightmares" in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #3; Nightmare is also a character in Gameloft's mobile game. Its bio states "A victim of the evil forces that once fed on Luna's darkest thoughts, transforming her into Nightmare Moon. The fact that this one isn't ON the moon right now is...not ideal." The Nightmare serves as boss of "The Cutie Re-Mark: Lunaverse" event, and as an enemy minion during the "Reflections of Harmony" event. In My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic Issue #4, the inhabitants of the moon are referred to as nyx. They also appear in the WeLoveFine Dark Night art print and T-shirt.
  • In Issue #7 Spike founds a group of Moon Slugs who help him to enter to Nightmare Rarity's castle without being noticed and return in Issue #8 helping Spike escape taking his form making Shadowfright believe that he's using the silent treatment.

Issue #11[]

Issue #13-14[]

  • Hippocampi are shown on an alternate version of cover B.
  • Several members of the Mane 6 encounter the "Ghost Crab", a massive specimen of crab that glows blue as a result of consuming energy drinks.

Issue #15-16[]

  • A bookworm invades the Golden Oak Library with the intention of eating all the books. In the process, it traps Twilight, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity in a blank book void and brings literary characters to life via magical cocoons. In Issue #16, he changes his ways after realizing the damage his voracity has caused and helps the Mane 6 save Ponyville.
  • In Issue #16, in Rainbow Dash's story, space fleas appear on an asteroid (actually the bookworm's cocoon).

Issue #18[]

Issue #19[]

  • Spike refers to the alternate universe of Princess Luna's shadow disguise as a ghost.

Issue #24[]

  • Discord shows Fluttershy and the Cutie Mark Crusaders a number of creatures across time and space: jackals and sentient cats in the ancient civilization of Anugypt, cyborg and alien-like ponies in the future, kelpies in the underwater city of Coltlantis (which bear a closer resemblance to hippocampi than to Cassie in the previous issue), and dinosaurs and a butterdragon in prehistoric Equestrian times. Two of these jackals, King Anubis and Pharaohnic Guard, were later included as characters in Gameloft's mobile game.

Issues #27-28[]

  • The Mane Six encounter several creatures in the Everfree Forest, including an owlbear and a drop bear. A number of these creatures later join the deer and ponies in opposing Well-to-Do's employees.

Issues #34-37[]

Issues #38-39[]

  • Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, Snips, and Snails search for a mythical bird called a Turul. Only Apple Bloom and Diamond Tiara encounter it.

Issue #41[]

  • Twilight mentions a creature called a Taraxippus that captured Daring Do in Daring Do and the Lost Treasurer of Saddle Madre, Part 1.

Issue #50[]

  • In For the Pony Who Has Everything, Discord claims that what appears to be the sun is actually "a giant balloon filled with angry lava monsters".

Issues #51-53[]

  • In From the Shadows, Shadow Lock's magic brings a number of creatures from library books and museum exhibits to life. These include a Cyclops-clops, Frankenstag's monster, a tentacled monstrosity, and pony-like aliens known as Marshans. The former two and characters named "Helmeted Marshan" and "Sniffly Marshan" are characters in Gameloft's mobile game. The bio for Helmeted Marshan states, "'By the sum of countless friendships, ponies have bought their birthright of Equestria; it would still be theirs were the Marshans ten times as mighty as they are.'" The bio for Sniffly Marshan states, "'With infinite complacency, ponies go to and fro over Equestria, serene in their assurance of their stewardship over it. It is possible that the tiniest of twittermites do the same'"

Issues #75-78[]

  • Cosmos centers on a chaotic creature of the same name, and also features various monstrous creatures created or altered by her.

Issues #100-102[]

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #100-Issue #102 feature the Knights of Harmony, a diverse group of creatures from the land of Cunabula. Several other inhabitants of Cunabula are also depicted, but with most of their forms and features hidden by long hooded robes.
    • Balor has a body mostly covered in red and white fur, with bat-like ears and large wings connected to his arms. He has a long fox-like snout, a long thin tail, and a long curved neck with a ridge of spikes and yellow fur running downt he back of it.
    • Ceridwen is a creature with a bird-like head and large wings, while also possessing long thin arms and a slim snake-like body with no legs.
    • Danu has the head and front legs of a pony, but with the back half of his body resembling that of a lion and a lion-like mane.
    • Morrigan is a ghostly being with the head of a giant bird.
    • Taranis has an upper body resembling that of a Minotaur, but with the lower body of a giant rattlesnake.
    • Mannah has a head resembling an octopus, with four tentacles serving as arms. Below this his body is that of a shark.

My Little Pony Micro-Series[]

Issue #2[]

Issue #6[]

  • Sweet Apple Acres is terrorized by a Sass Squash, a squash-shaped creature that steals apples and replaces them with squashes. The Apple family capture him, but it's revealed to be Granny Smith in disguise. In the end, Applejack discovers that the Sass Squash is real when she sees of photo of him and a young Granny Smith in a photo album.

Issue #7[]

  • The Cutie Mark Crusaders encounter and befriend a greater Equestrian mimicker, naming her "Imp" (short for the mimicker's scientific name "Globulus improbulus"). In the end, the CMC return Imp to her cave where her mother hugs her. Like changelings, mimickers are shape-shifters, but while changelings can take on the form of other ponies, mimickers can turn into anything but ponies. According to a book Twilight reads from, "mimickers...are curious and playful creatures. They love to use their powers to play tricks and jokes. When they are young, mimickers try out many different forms. When they become adults, they settle on one form."

Issue #8[]

  • One of Celestia's flashbacks shows an unspecified time in which Canterlot was attacked by an army of shadowy creatures, appearing to resemble the Nightmare Forces.
  • By an accident with a spell many of the food of the student room came to life and attacks the students, they are defeated by Inkwell when she uses the same spell to bring life to a statue of bunny who eat the living food.

Issue #9[]

  • Spike buys dehydrated sea beasts in the mail and helps them grow with growth potion, to the point at which Spike was no longer able to control them. He teaches them the ways of the world until they become smart enough to live on their own.

Issue #10[]

  • Luna mentions finding an owlbear while on patrol in the Everfree Forest and in the mini-comic "Luna Gets a Pet."

My Little Pony: Friends Forever[]

Issue #3[]

  • Princess Celestia and Spike are attacked and taken captive by three large rock lobsters, but they free them after hearing from Spike that "dragons eat rocks." The blue rock lobster is named Iggy, the yellow one Metty, and the red one Seddy.

Issue #4[]

  • A crystal ghost haunts the Crystal Castle, scaring the staff and taking books from the library. The ghost Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor find is a bard and lover of books who was once captured by King Sombra. He is freed by the end of the story, becoming the new librarian of the Crystal Castle.
  • Also mentioned in the issue are wood sprites and night sprites.
  • Twilight Sparkle mentions that the monster-pedia has a section on ghosts.

Issue #14[]

  • A fire snail accidentally causes a string of fires around Fillydelphia.

Issue #28[]

  • Princess Luna and the Cutie Mark Crusaders encounter a mirrorca, a flying whale-like creature that can reflect all forms of magic with its mirror-like skin.

Issue #35[]

  • A squirm-spore uses its dust spores to cause hostility between Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer and bring stone statues and suits of armor to life. According to Star Swirl the Bearded's book The Ferocious Flora of Everfree Forest, the squirm-spore once did the same thing to him and Melvin the manticore.

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic[]

Issue #1[]

  • Star Swirl the Bearded and Princess Celestia rescue Princess Luna from rock/tree golems when she opens a gateway to another dimension.

Issue #2[]

  • Rockhoof encounters a pair of Cherufes, one-eyed lobster-like creatures made of rock and magma. Baby Cherufe is a character in Gameloft's mobile game, serving as the final boss and event prize for "The Legend of Rockhoof" event. Its bio states "It looks like a scary and ornery lava monster, right? Well, it is, but it's also just a baby trying to find its mama!"

Issue #8[]

  • The issue features filter fish, magical fish that keep the river water clean for Rockhoof's village, and lumber bears, grizzly bear-like creatures that are similar to timberwolves.

Annual 2018[]

  • The alternate, Pony of Shadows-ruled Equestria is home to shadowy creatures, golems, electricity-producing lightning bugs, lumber bears, and ogres.

My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest[]

My Little Pony: Generations[]

My Little Pony Annual 2014[]

  • Pharaoh Phetlock and his minions are themed after mummies.
  • The Mane-iac refers to the humans as "some form of wingless imp."

My Little Pony Annual 2021[]

  • The issue features carbunkappas, turtle-like creatures with rocky shells that eat rocks and live in the gem mines underneath the Diamond Dog kingdom of Caninia.

My Little Pony (2022 comics)[]

Issue #1[]

  • Upon discovering a hair that doesn't seem to belong to a pony, Izzy Moonbow notes that it seems to resemble "the fur of a platipony or a unicooger! Or even a pugasus!"

My Little Pony 40th Anniversary Special[]



Manticore licking Fluttershy's mane S1E02

Creatures image gallery


  1. The mythological Orthros is sometimes spelled as Orthrus ; but closed captions and pronunciation refer to it as orthros.


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