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My Little Pony: Generations #4
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Issue №: 4
Published: January 26, 2022
Writer: Casey Gilly
Artist: Michela Cacciatore
Colorist: Heather Breckel
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Megan Brown
See also
Issue guide
My Little Pony: Generations #3
My Little Pony: Generations #5

My Little Pony: Generations #4 is the fourth issue of IDW Publishing's crossover comic miniseries My Little Pony: Generations. In the issue, the Mane Six team up with ponies from another world to stop Grackle and Dyre and their havoc-wreaking Smooze.


Upon arriving in the world of Ponyland, the Mane Six and Starlight Glimmer are greeted by Galaxy, Minty, Lofty, and others. Pinkie Pie, in her overexcitement, injures herself in her attempt to say hello. At Galaxy's house, Twilight Sparkle explains to their new friends what is going on in their home world of Equestria. The Ponyland ponies tell of their own previous encounter with the Smooze – how it was created by the evil witches Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle and was eventually defeated by the ponies' human friend Megan with the magical Rainbow of Light.

The Ponyland ponies lend the Mane Six the locket containing the Rainbow of Light and offer to travel back to Equestria with them to help defeat this new Smooze, which North Star believes the witches sent to Equestria by mistake. Meanwhile, back in Ponyville, Violet Shiver, Black Belle, and Shadow Storm continue scheming to ruin the party the Mane Six have planned to rid the town of its recent negativity and restore friendship. They use the magic-infused decorations that Violet Shiver created in the previous issue to spread even more hostility around town.

Despite the Smooze-ponies' efforts to destroy friendship, however, their students at the School of Friendship adore them and shower them with praise, which is reflected in their homework assignments. Grackle and Dyre's pet Trench seizes some of the students' homework to bring back to his masters. During some of his spying activities, Trench runs afoul of Rarity's pet cat Opalescence, who mauls him and bites off some of his fur before he escapes back to the Volcano.

The Mane Six and Ponyland ponies return to find Ponyville in its worst state yet, and they take shelter from an angry mob inside Carousel Boutique. There, they try to find a way to combine the Rainbow of Light's magic with that of the Elements of Harmony but to no avail. When Rarity discovers a piece of Trench's fur in Opalescence's mouth, North Star recognizes the familiar sulfuric smell of the Volcano of Gloom emanating from it. This gives Twilight the idea to channel the Elements of Harmony's power through sulfuric crystals and focus it into the Rainbow of Light's locket. This greatly intensifies the Rainbow's power enough to eradicate any evil thing it touches.

Back at the Volcano of Gloom, an injured Trench reports his findings to Grackle and Dyre, and the witches are enraged to learn that Violet Shiver, Black Belle, and Shadow Storm have become popular among the ponies and are even helping them organize their party. However, upon realizing that the Smooze-ponies—having been created from the witches' magic—are able to use their powers in Equestria, Grackle and Dyre realize that their own powers would work in Equestria as well. With this realization, the witches prepare to invade Equestria personally.


Twilight Sparkle: I didn't expect it to be this weird, did you?
Rarity: It's like looking in a funhouse mirror.
Galaxy: Is that pony quite alright?
Minty: Maybe they were stung by a bramble-bee.
Pinkie Pie: You know what I thought? Aliens.
Bon Bon: Like, no way! I love aliens!
North Star: Our tale begins with a crafty old crone named Hydia. She had two daughters who--
Surprise: Surprise! They were also witches!
North Star: Thank you, Applejack.
G1 Applejack: You're welcome!
G4 Applejack: Tweren't nothin'.
Pinkie Pie: That's so creepy.
Grackle: I don't understand why nothing is good enough for them! Just look at the ponies! They're fighting like they're on Real Horsewives: Equestria!
Shadow Storm: Where is that walking toothache? I can feel the sun melting my eyeliner.
Violet Shiver: You mean Pinkie Pie? She's not that bad... She's sort of nice, once you get past all the pink. And all the excitement.
Black Belle: Now this is how you do a proper menacing float. Observe my obsidian eyes, the slight incline I'm hovering at. Peak evil.
Ocellus: I don't care what my parents say, she's the coolest.
Black Belle: What if we simply rip the decorations to shreds and--
Violet Shiver: Not the decorations! Ahem. I mean, getting rid of the decorations won't stop the party from happening, right?
Rainbow Dash: It feels like there are sonic rainbooms in my brain.
Pinkie Pie: You mean sonic brainbooms.
Fluttershy: Uhg! What is that smell?
North Star: That, my friend, is lava-goblin fur.
Dyre: What is it your mom always says?
Grackle: "As long as you live under my volcano, you'll follow my rules"?
Dyre: No, the other thing.
Grackle: "When I was your age, I had to hex ten miles uphill in the snow"?
Dyre: The one she says when we mess up.
Grackle: "If you want something cursed, you better do it yourself."
Grackle: We've got a party to crash.