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Certain characters in the series are not sentient creatures, and most are not even living things, and they mostly play a part as characters only in other characters' minds. This article covers the more prominent non-sentient characters.
|Sex||Male (according to Applejack)|
Sweet Apple Acres (formerly)
Bloomberg is the name of an apple tree that Applejack and her friends take to Appleloosa in the episode Over a Barrel. Applejack treats it as if it were a baby, cooing and talking to it as if it were an infant. Additionally, Bloomberg even has its own bed on the train and Applejack reads it bedtime stories. Spike, in an effort to escape the noise of the others during the trip, seeks the company of Bloomberg so that he can sleep in peace. At the end of the story, Applejack looks proud as it is planted on top of a hill in the Appleloosa orchard.
Series 2 of Enterplay's trading cards includes a card featuring Bloomberg, #41. Both sides of the card list its name with a trademark symbol, and the back of the card includes the description "Applejack's favorite little tree isn't such a little tree anymore! In just one day, Bloomberg set a whole herd of world records—first tree to travel first class, first tree kidnapped by buffaloes, and first tree to be mistaken for Fluttershy! Bloomberg eventually found his place as king of the Appleloosan apple orchard, but secretly, he still misses Applejack's bedtime stories."
Being a fruitful tree, Bloomberg is the only inanimate "character" on this list that is technically alive.
Boneless as the key of laughter in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1
|Sex||Male (according to Cheese Sandwich)|
|Residence||Ponyville, with Pinkie Pie|
With Cheese Sandwich (formerly)
Boneless is the name of a rubber chicken that Cheese Sandwich travels with in Pinkie Pride. It mostly rides in a saddle on Cheese's back. During The Goof Off, a live-action puppet version of Boneless is shown, which was filmed by Jayson Thiessen in his basement. The puppet was made of balloons and rice.
At the end of Pinkie Pride, Cheese Sandwich gives Boneless to Pinkie Pie as a memento of his Ponyville visit. He then sets out with a second rubber chicken, Boneless Two.
Boneless appears in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 when it transforms into the key of laughter to the Chest of Harmony after Pinkie throws it towards it. Boneless Two makes a cameo in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2 alongside Cheese Sandwich.
A sixth iteration of Boneless appears in the future shown in The Last Problem with an older Pinkie Pie and her and Cheese's son Li'l Cheese.
|Sex||Male (according to Maud Pie)|
|Relatives||Unnamed cousin (also according to Maud)|
Boulder is the name of Maud Pie's pet rock, which she is mostly shown keeping in her pocket. She treats Boulder as if it were alive, placing it in front of her sandwich at a picnic as if it were eating, and describing a game she and Boulder like to play called "Camouflage" in which players search for Boulder in a field of rocks, which she says is "like hide-and-seek, but way more intense." Fluttershy is complimentary toward Boulder, calling it "really sweet". During her train ride home, Maud takes Boulder out of her carrying bag and fiddles it around her hoof.
Boulder also appears with Maud's human counterpart in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. She dumps a box of crackers onto it, claiming it's hungry.
Boulder appears again in The Gift of the Maud Pie. The episode revolves around Pinkie trying to get a special pouch for Boulder. Maud also claims it has a cousin and that she first met Boulder on a dark and stormy night.
|Sex||Male (according to Twilight)|
When Shining Armor and Princess Cadance visit Ponyville, Twilight surprises her brother by decorating one of the rooms in her castle with things that he liked as a colt, one of them being Brutus Force. When Shining Armor is brought to the room, he happily reunites with the doll.
In the magazine[specify] comic The Quest for the Lost Toy!, Brutus Force—wearing a proportionally-smaller version of the hat Rarity wears in Sweet and Elite and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #3 The Trials of Hayseed Turnip Truck—is stated by Sunburst to have been given from Shining Armor to Flurry Heart.
Holder's Boulder is introduced in Hearthbreakers, serving as a prominent landmark on the Pie family rock farm. Limestone Pie is adamant about no one touching the stone, which sadly falls into a nearby quarry after Applejack accidentally plans a Hearth's Warming flag in a nearby fault line. Granny Smith later explains that the boulder was found by and named after Holder Cobblestone, who built his farm around the dragon's nest where he first found the boulder. Upon realizing the significance of the rock, Applejack leads her relatives in joining the Pie family in returning the boulder to its proper place.
In Gameloft's mobile game, Holder's Boulder is a Hearth's Warming seasonal decor item. Holder's Boulder is also featured on Enterplay collectible card game Marks in Time #18 R, according to which "Limestone Pie doesn’t like to talk about it, but when she was just a little filly she used to call Holder’s Boulder her pet rock. Maud Pie always looked up to her big sisters, and that’s part of why she ended up adopting her own Boulder as a pet!"
Pinkie Pie's imaginary friends
|Pinkie Pie's imaginary friends|
|Sex||Male and female (according to Pinkie)|
|Voice||Andrea Libman (English)|
Melise de Winter (Dutch)
Nathalie Hugo (European French)
Jennifer Weiß (German)
Tamara Zsigmond (Hungarian)
Donatella Fanfani (Italian)
Suzuko Mimori (Japanese)
Kim Hyun-ji (Korean)
Julia Kołakowska-Bytner (Polish)
Tatiane Keplmair (Brazilian Portuguese)
Carme Calvell (European Spanish)
Melissa Gedeón (Latin American Spanish)
Jennie Jahns (Swedish)
During the episode Party of One, Pinkie Pie comes to the conclusion that Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Rainbow Dash are avoiding her latest party, believing they no longer want to be her friends. She soon replaces them with inanimate objects. These "new friends" are:
- Mr. Turnip: a bucket of turnips, slightly slow-speaking. Enterplay trading card series 2 #44 lists Mr. Turnip's name with a trademark symbol and gives it the description "Anypony that bumps into Mr. Turnip at one of Pinkie's parties can expect to have buckets of fun! This vegetable farmer's family has deep roots in Ponyville, having sown their seeds there generations ago. Mr. Turnip likes to spend most of his free time in the company of friends, and despite appearances, he's not even a little bit bitter!"
- Rocky: a pile of rocks with a Bronx accent. Enterplay trading card series 2 #45 lists Rocky's name with a trademark symbol and gives it the description "Rocky might be just a pile of rocks but he definitely knows how to take care of himself! Raised as a pebble on the mean streets of Manehattan, Rocky eventually rolled his way into Ponyville. He's a rock-solid friend once you get past his stony exterior, quick to come to any pal's defense against all kinds of chumps and losers." His name was previously used for a G2 Earth pony. Rockie, Pinkie Pie's pet rock with a different spelling of the same name, is mentioned in Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!
- Sir Lintsalot: a clump of lint who speaks in a slightly sophisticated accent. Enterplay trading card series 2 #46 lists Sir Lintsalot's name with a trademark symbol and gives it the description "This pocketful of lint is actually quite the traveling gentleman. Lintsalot left his home on a journey to wherever the winds might carry him. During one of his adventures, he was knighted Sir Lintsalot in the faraway land of Trottingham. He finally blew into Ponyville and made himself at home, and his many fine tales of the world make him a welcome guest at any of Pinkie Pie's parties."
- Madame le Flour: a sack of flour who speaks with a French accent. Enterplay trading card series 2 #47 lists Madame le Flour's name with a trademark symbol and gives it the description "Madame le Flour is easily the most sophisticated bag of baking ingredients in Ponyville! An immigrant from the dessert-loving country of Prance, her fondness for cake is well known amongst her friends. She believes that everypony should treat each other in a civilized manner, and finds any public rudeness to be downright deee-spicable!"
While Pinkie Pie puppeteers and voices the objects, in her mind the objects are moving and speaking on their own. They denigrate Pinkie's friends, persuade her to leave her old friends, and praise her when she agrees. They also try to prevent Rainbow Dash from taking Pinkie to her surprise party. The imaginary party ends when Pinkie is dragged by Rainbow Dash to the Sweet Apple Acres barn house, where she attends a party celebrating her birthday, secretly organized by her friends.
Mr. Turnip, Rocky, Sir Lintsalot, and Madame le Flour all appear in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #7 as part of Pinkie Pie's attempt to teach Princess Luna about comedy. They appear in Pinkie Pie's portion of the film in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #66. They also appear just as Pinkie Pie is about to read "Somnabula and the Snake" in My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Issue #5.
Shelly and Sheldon
|Shelly and Sheldon|
|Sex||Female (Shelly) |
Shelly and Sheldon are Princess Skystar's "friends" who are actually two clams with googly eyes pasted onto them, who appear in My Little Pony The Movie. She most likely created them out of loneliness, and claims that they get "jealous" of any new friends when the Mane Six tell her they cannot stay in Seaquestria. After Twilight Sparkle gets caught trying to steal the transformation pearl, she has a discussion over what she did with them and decides to help Twilight's friends rescue her. Shelly and Sheldon prove useful in the final battle when Skystar uses them to take out a Storm Creature. Shelly and Sheldon also appear in the end credits.
|Sex||Female (according to Twilight)|
Smarty Pants is Twilight Sparkle's old doll from when she was a filly, and is introduced in the episode Lesson Zero. According to Twilight, Smarty Pants comes with a notebook and quill so that it can pretend she's doing her homework.
When unable to find and solve a "friendship problem" to relate to Princess Celestia, Twilight exclaims that she is going to create one herself. She takes Smarty Pants out of a blue and gold chest in the library and presents it to the Cutie Mark Crusaders, trying to provoke an argument between the fillies that she can solve by emphasizing the importance of sharing.
However, her plan goes rotten when the Crusaders turn out to be unenthusiastic about the ragged old doll. Twilight enchants the doll with a "want it, need it" spell, which makes the Cutie Mark Crusaders fight over who gets to play with it, much to Twilight's delight. However, she doesn't manage to break up their fight, and asks Big McIntosh, who is passing by, for assistance. He retrieves the doll, but falls under the spell and takes it for himself, eventually causing a mob of Ponyville's citizens to desire and fight over the doll.
The doll is abandoned by most of the ponies when Princess Celestia intervenes and lifts the spell, but Big McIntosh, showing a genuine want for the doll, runs off with it. In Ponyville Confidential, a picture of him cuddling the doll appears in a Gabby Gums article.
The doll is one of several options for gifts Maud decides for a gift for Pinkie in The Gift of the Maud Pie.
A mini-figure toy of the doll has been displayed at the 2013 New York Toy Fair. Little, Brown's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic official guidebook My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony lists Smarty Pants by name and appearance.
Series 2 of Enterplay's trading cards includes a card featuring Smarty Pants, #43. Both sides of the card list its name with a trademark symbol, and the back of the card includes the description "A little known fact – without Smarty Pants, Twilight Sparkle may never have gotten into Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns! Studying at Twilight’s side, Smarty Pants took notes with her quill and notebook, and between lessons she built excellent book forts. Now happily owned by Big Mac, Smarty’s skill with fancy mathematics is a big help in balancing the Apple Family checkbook." In the IDW comics, Smarty Pants appears on My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #6 page 3 and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #10 cover RI, before making a more extensive appearance in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #40.
|Sex||Male (as addressed by Rarity)|
Rarity, while under the influence of Discord in The Return of Harmony Part 1, digs through a slab of rock which has three gems reminiscent of her cutie mark embedded in it. She breaks apart the rock and extracts a large diamond, acting fawning and protective towards it. When Twilight Sparkle arrives, the "diamond" appears as a simple boulder, making it clear that only Rarity sees it as a diamond. Rarity refuses to part with it for the majority of both episodes, and Twilight even helps Rarity carry it in hopes of eliciting a positive response from her.
In Part 2, Twilight asks her friends into her library, but Rarity remains outside and says she's on to Twilight's plan to steal "Tom" from her, addressing the boulder by name. Resigned, Twilight carries the boulder inside for Rarity and crashes it through the door, leaving a giant hole in the wall. Later, as the other ponies venture back outside, Rarity delays in order to push "Tom" ahead of her. Twilight magically levitates the rock, then the scene cuts to outside the library, and Twilight is heard exclaiming "Look out, here comes Tom!" before the boulder flies out the window, leaving another giant hole in the wall.
Near the end of the episode Twilight reverts Rarity to her normal self, and the illusion that the boulder is a diamond goes away. She rolls it out of her house and asks her friends never to speak of it again. Applejack speaks of it again later in the episode when the ponies are getting Rainbow Dash to rejoin them, much to Rarity's annoyance.
Twiggy in Mudbriar's hoof
- In MMMystery on the Friendship Express, Mulia Mild has a mousse moose. Lauren Faust later joked in a March 27, 2016 Twitter reply that Pinkie Pie's "eventual true love would be" "Chocolate Moose".
- In Three's A Crowd, a singing harp named Louise appears during Glass of Water. Louise is named the same as a Klugetowner creature character in My Little Pony The Movie and Gameloft's mobile game.
- In Pinkie Pride, a straw is used by Silver Spoon during Pinkie the Party Planner; in The Mane Attraction, Pinkie Pie shows Svengallop a straw of the same appearance she names Fernando. Fernando is also featured on Enterplay collectible card game Marks in Time #99 R.
- Party Favor's cutie mark includes a balloon animal; in My Little Pony The Movie, an airship "kills" his precious balloon animal of the same appearance he names Brian. Brian is also featured on Enterplay collectible card game Seaquestria & Beyond #56 C. The name "Brian" was jokingly mentioned by Lauren Faust in a March 27, 2016 Twitter reply; Michael Vogel tweeted in late June 2017 that he "always thought of that balloon as" Brian Lenard.
- In Flutter Brutter, when Zephyr Breeze moves into the Everfree Forest, he creates a makeshift friend that he names "Wigford".
- In Sounds of Silence, Autumn Blaze made friends out of a number of inanimate objects by drawing faces on them.
- In My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Flim and Flam sell cheap dolls of a Hearth's Warming mascot named Holly the Hearth('s) Warmer.
- In the Best Gift Ever short Triple Pony Dare Ya, Applejack calls her hat Tallulah.
- In A Horse Shoe-In, Starlight Glimmer names her philodendron plant Phyllis. Phyllis is named like an Earth pony character in My Little Pony: A New Generation and the Snow Party Countdown advent calendar toy set.
- In Blue Crushed, Zephyr Breeze and Rainbow Dash refer to Zephyr's surfboard as "Gladys".
- In the IDW comics' Friendship is Magic Issue #41 Rainbow Dash and the Very Bad Day, Maud Pie has named a rock "Unless."
- The chapter book Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo introduces Yeehaw, an old pony doll that Applejack had when she was a filly. The same book mentions two apple trees at Sweet Apple Acres named Steffan, named after series orchestrator and song arranger Steffan Andrews, and Big Jim, named after series co-director and storyboard supervisor "Big" Jim Miller.
- In Beyond Equestria: Rainbow Dash Rights the Ship, Rainbow Dash has an old teddy bear named Blue-Blue.
- In the My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale episode It's T.U.E.S. Day, Izzy Moonbow builds a unicorn out of inanimate objects and names it Señor Butterscotch.
- Boneless on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Bloomberg, Deep Roots on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Tom, Rolling Rock on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Boulder on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Madame le Flour on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Mr. Turnip on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Rocky on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Sir Lintsalot on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Smarty Pants on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Holder's Boulder, Key Stone on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Fernando on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Brian, One Swell Guy on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Shelly & Sheldon, Happy as a Clam on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Pink Seashell Token on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
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- Lauren Faust (2016-03-27). Lauren Faust on Twitter: ".@Nineball1137 Nope! Pinkie's eventual true love would be Chocolate Moose. It's an inter-species relationship.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 June 30.
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