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Kind Changeling
Sex Female
Residence School of Friendship, Ponyville (seasons 8-9)
Changeling Kingdom (formerly)
Occupation Student at the School of Friendship (seasons 8-9)
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Eyes Moderate cyan
Mane Light amaranth neck fin
Chitin and carapace Pale, light grayish arctic blue
Wings Light amaranth with
brilliant amaranth elytra
Relatives S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #1 (mother)[1][2]
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #3 (father)[1][2]
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #2 (younger sister)[1][2]
S08E15 Unnamed Changeling #4 (younger brother)[1][2]
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Voice Devyn Dalton (English)
Myy Lohi (Finnish, except S8E1-S8E2)
Hanna Mönkäre (Finnish, S8E1-S8E2)
Nathalie Hugo (European French)
Naomi Haddad (German)
Ririn dwi Ariyanti (Indonesian)
Beata Wyrąbkiewicz (Polish)
Darya Frolova (Russian)
Alisa Huryeva (Ukrainian)
Shannon Chan-Kent (English, S9E3)
Vlada Supryaga (Russian)

Ocellus is a female changeling and one of the Young Six[3][4][5] who first appears in season eight of the show as a student at Twilight Sparkle's School of Friendship.


Ocellus was first previewed in a 2018 "MY LITTLE PONY SERIES" image within Hasbro 2017 Investor Day webcast presentations from August 3, 2017.[6][7]

In zoology, "ocellus" is a term for a simple eye or eyespot, such as on invertebrates, or an eye-like marking such as on a peacock's feathers.

Depiction in the series

Season eight

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In the season eight premiere School Daze - Part 1 and Part 2, Ocellus enrolls in Twilight Sparkle's School of Friendship as a student, having been brought to Ponyville by Thorax to represent the changelings. In her debut, she behaves shyly, avoids talking to others, and frequently keeps her real form hidden, only dropping her disguises at Thorax's insistence.

When Twilight's strict adherence to the Equestria Education Association's guidelines causes the school courses to be dull and boring, Ocellus cuts class with Sandbar, Gallus, Smolder, Yona, and Silverstream, becoming good friends with them in the process. When they return to school for Friends and Family Day, they accidentally ruin the event and cause damage to the school. Chancellor Neighsay of the EEA perceives their fun and games as an attack orchestrated by non-pony creatures, and the offended tribe leaders pull their students out of school, including Ocellus.

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Not wanting to say goodbye to each other after the school is closed, Ocellus and her friends go into hiding at the Castle of the Two Sisters. The six have fun together at first, but they eventually come under attack by ferocious puckwudgies, and the Mane Six come to their rescue. When Ocellus and her friends are asked to come back to school, they are reluctant to continue their boring lessons, but Twilight and the others assure them things will be better and more fun than before. After Twilight defies the authority of Chancellor Neighsay and reopens the School of Friendship, Thorax allows Ocellus to re-enroll and expresses faith that she will make the changelings proud.

In Horse Play, Ocellus takes part in Twilight's play about Princess Celestia. In The Parent Map, Ocellus appears outside the Castle of Friendship.

In Non-Compete Clause, Ocellus and her classmates go on a teamwork field trip led by Applejack and Rainbow Dash, but it doesn't go very well due to their teachers arguing and competing with each other. When a canoe trip results in the group falling into the water, Ocellus turns into a seapony and saves Yona alongside Silverstream. Later, when Applejack and Rainbow get trapped over a ravine filled with bite-acudas, the students work together to save them, with Ocellus turning into a larger bite-acuda in order to scare the others away. Upon returning to the school, Ocellus and her classmates tell Twilight that Applejack and Rainbow Dash's arguing taught them how not to work together, and they nominate both of them for the next Teacher of the Month award.

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In Marks for Effort, Ocellus takes part in Pinkie Pie's lesson of sharing cupcakes and compliments. After Pinkie demonstrates to Ocellus what to do, she gives Yona a cupcake, and compliments her on her strength. She is later seen exiting the school with her friends after a test.

In A Matter of Principals, Ocellus and her classmates are shown various magical artifacts by Twilight just before she is summoned by the Cutie Map. During the Spell-venger Hunt, Ocellus is paired up with Smolder, and they find the Helm of Yksler, but they get chased by a suit of armor animated by Discord. She and her friends are present when Starlight Glimmer apologizes to Discord for not including him, and offers him the job of "vice headmare".

In The Hearth's Warming Club, after a prank ruins the Hearth's Warming tree, Ocellus and her friends are all suspected for it and charged with cleaning up the mess. During the cleanup effort, she tells her friends how much she loves Hearth's Warming (which was taught to her hive by Twilight) and describes the Changeling Kingdom's first celebration of the holiday. When Gallus confesses that he was the culprit and is punished with extra friendship lessons over the holidays, Ocellus and the others all choose to stay with him.

Ocellus and her family celebrating "Hearth's Warming".

In Friendship University, when Ocellus and her classmates hear about Flim and Flam's Friendship University, she points out that it teaches the same lessons in half the time, believing that will provide twice the learning. In The End in Friend, Ocellus and her classmates observe Rainbow Dash and Rarity as part of Twilight's lesson on compromising in friendship. In A Rockhoof and a Hard Place, Ocellus is one of the students in Rockhoof's class and the one who first mentions the stone sleep spell to him.

In What Lies Beneath, Ocellus and her friends start to question their friendship due to comments made by Cozy Glow. They then discover a cavern beneath the school, where the Tree of Harmony interacts with them. As part of a test, the Tree forces Ocellus to confront her fear of the changelings' dark past, causing her to assume the form of Queen Chrysalis. She overcomes her fear with the help of Smolder, and they escape with the rest of their friends.

In the season eight finale School Raze, Ocellus and her friends go on a field trip to Cloudsdale just before a crisis in Equestria causes magic to start disappearing. After Twilight and her friends leave for Tartarus to investigate, Ocellus and her friends discover Chancellor Neighsay taking over the school in their absence, and Neighsay captures them under suspicion of stealing Equestria's magic themselves.

After Sandbar and the Cutie Mark Crusaders help them escape and reveal Cozy Glow's true sinister nature, they try to free a magically-trapped Starlight Glimmer, but Cozy catches them and convinces the students to turn on them. Ocellus and the others get trapped with Starlight and are nearly sucked into another realm with all of Equestria's magic, but they are saved by the Tree of Harmony, and they succeed in foiling Cozy Glow's plans.

Best Gift Ever

In the holiday special My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Ocellus and the rest of the Young Six appear at the beginning boarding the Friendship Express. Ocellus also makes a brief cameo during The True Gift of Gifting celebrating Hearth's Warming with Pharynx, Thorax, and several other changelings at the Changeling Kingdom.

Season nine

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In Uprooted, Ocellus and her friends are contacted by the Tree of Harmony in their dreams. When they return to the school, they learn from Twilight and Spike that the tree was destroyed by King Sombra. After getting permission from their families to return to Ponyville early, the Young Six each work on their own individual ways of honoring the tree's memory, with Ocellus planning to create a meditation area within the Cave of Harmony. In the end, they agree to form a clubhouse out of the tree's remains. The tree, responding to their friendship, grows anew, forming an even bigger treehouse that grows through the ruins of the Castle of the Two Sisters. After being thanked by the spirit of the tree, Ocellus and her friends are joined by Twilight and Spike in exploring the new structure.

In She's All Yak, Ocellus and her friends are present when Twilight announces the Amity Ball. She later attends the ball with her friends. When Yona appears with a new, pony-like appearance and personality, Ocellus is surprised by new look. When Yona starts dancing out of control, Ocellus and the others try to help her. She and the others later cheer when Sandbar and Yona win the "best pony pals" award and join Yona in dancing the Yakyakistan Stomp.

In Student Counsel, Ocellus visits Starlight Glimmer for help on her "identity issues". She also appears in The Last Crusade during CMC Appreciation Day.

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In 2, 4, 6, Greaaat, Ocellus joins the School of Friendship cheer squad for the school buckball team, for which a reluctant Rainbow Dash serves as coach. She has trouble making herself heard, unable to raise her voice above a whisper for the practice. After their first routine goes poorly, she and the others call out Rainbow out for her negligent coaching. After Rainbow realizes the error of her ways, she coaches the team for real, giving Ocellus a megaphone so she can cheer more loudly.

In A Horse Shoe-In, Ocellus watches Big McIntosh sew in Rarity's class and appears again during the parent-teacher conference with her parents and Octavia Melody.

In The Ending of the End - Part 1, Ocellus and the rest of the Young Six work together with Starlight Glimmer and Trixie to evacuate the School of Friendship while Cozy Glow, Queen Chrysalis, and Lord Tirek are on the loose. In Part 2, Ocellus rallies the changelings of the Changeling Kingdom to help the ponies in their final battle against the villains, and she and her friends help the Mane Six and Pillars of Old Equestria defeat them.

In The Last Problem, Ocellus attends Twilight Sparkle's coronation ceremony. She later appears as an older changeling in future Ponyville and in Rarity's group shot during The Magic of Friendship Grows.

Clip show

Ocellus and the rest of her cheer squad appears as Rainbow Dash gives them praise after their performance in as past memory of 2, 4, 6, Greaaat in Deep Tissue Memories.

Other depictions

Friendship is Magic shorts

In Mystery Voice, Ocellus and her friends are seen attending Rarity's lesson on how to make Hearth's Warming dolls. Later, she and several other students are shown listening to Applejack as she tells the story of the first Hearth's Warming. In Teacher of the Month, Ocellus and her friends are shown in flashbacks depicting how Fluttershy earned the eponymous award, and in the present during Applejack and Rainbow Dash's "student appreciation day" party.

IDW comics

Ocellus appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #71 celebrating Nightmare Night with her friends, dressed as a clown for the holiday.[8] In this issue, she is drawn with fangs, like an unreformed changeling.

In My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship, Ocellus and her friends form a team to take part in the titular event, and are joined by exchange student Swift Foot.

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #84, Ocellus chooses to do an interpretive dance about the history of Equestria for her school midterm project, but she gets overwhelmed from trying to do too much work. With her friends' help, she cuts down the size of her project so she can handle it better, and her presentation is met with much positive reception. In Issue #87, Ocellus and the rest of the Young Six are briefly seen helping Rainbow Dash train for the Draytona Breach race. She also appears on the A cover of Issue #88.

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #101, Ocellus and her friends are shown to be in Canterlot as part of a field trip, and are taken to shelter by Starlight and Trixie just before the Knights of Harmony launch their attack. They are later seen having been discovered by the Knights and held hostage in order to force Twilight and her friends to stand down. In Issue #102, Ocellus and the rest of the Young Six join the fight against the Knights of Order (Ocellus using her shapeshifting abilities to lure Mannah into a trap) and help in finally defeating their leader Danu.

In My Little Pony Holiday Special 2019, Ocellus and her friends are told of a mythical creature called the Krumple Horn. When Ocellus returns home early, she is believed by the others to have been taken by the monster.

In My Little Pony/Transformers Issue #4, Ocellus takes part in the final battle against Queen Chrysalis' evil changelings and the Decepticons, protecting the Crystal Empire's magical items from Shockwave.

In My Little Pony/Transformers II Issue #3, Ocellus and her friends are transported to Cybertron, encountering Octavia Melody and Vinyl Scratch and being confronted by the Decepticon Soundwave. When Soundwave's attack gets them all trapped, Ocellus helps convince Soundwave to work together with Octavia and Vinyl to escape by offering him some of her changeling magic.

In My Little Pony: Generations Issue #2, Ocellus and her friends take to the new lessons being taught by Violet Shiver, Black Belle, and Shadow Storm quite rapidly. This leads to Ocellus terrifying Pizzelle with a cruel prank, to her horror. In Issue #3, she and Silverstream openly mock Fluttershy during her class, with Ocellus unfavorably comparing her to Black Belle. In Issue #4, she is seen admiring Black Belle further. In Issue #5, she briefly encounters Grackle and Dyre. She and her friends are later attacked by Smooze-infected party decorations, and Black Belle leaps to their defense.

Feats of Friendship description

  • Likes: Um, um—studying, learning, and meditation.
  • Dislikes: Public speaking! Oh, gosh, I can't even think about it!


Ocellus appears on the cover of the adaptation Meet the New Class.[9][10]


Ocellus appears in the promotional music video Saved by My Friends.


Ocellus is one of six playable characters inBudge Studios' mobile game Pocket Ponies.

My Little Pony (mobile game)

During the event based on School Daze, Ocellus' Rarity form is depicted with eyes similar to those of her changeling form. She is a boss battle helper character during the School Raze and "Reflections of Harmony" events. Future Ocellus is a boss battle helper during the "She's All Yak" event, in which she and her friends must deal with a time paradox that threatens their friendship.

Mobile game descriptions

Ocellus may be the School of Friendship's only Changeling student, but she's excited to overcome her shyness and learn all she can!
Future Ocellus:
It isn't ours to speculate on Ocellus's future--but not matter what form she might take, we bet she finds peace and happiness.
The perfect form for when everycreature's favorite Changeling friendship student needs to drag around something heavy.
Pony Ocellus:
Is she a pony, or is she a changeling? She's both--temporarily!


Y At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot
S At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration
B Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus
F At least one appearance where the character is only in a flashback or fantasy-setting
P No physical appearance, but appears in a photo, drawing, or figure
M No appearance, but a mention by name or title
N No appearance and no mention by name or title

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Season nine
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Starting with The Maud Couple, Ocellus also appears in the theme song.


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Among the Young Six, Ocellus is portrayed as very shy, similarly to Fluttershy. As a way to avoid socializing with others and blend into the background, she commonly transforms into creatures around her. She grows past this after spending some time with her new friends. Ocellus is also the most academically inclined among her friends, being the only one to remember Twilight and Fluttershy's lessons. It is revealed in What Lies Beneath that she feels deeply ashamed of the changelings' dark past and fears that they might not be entirely past it. In Uprooted, Ocellus shows an interest in, and knowledge of, meditation. In 2, 4, 6, Greaaat, she is shown to struggle with performing in public.


Enterplay collectible card game Friends Forever[11] #3 U, #32 C, #33 R, and #82 SR.​[​specify​]​

Ocellus is featured on a magazine​[​specify​]​ card.


"Our teachers are a little different than I expected."
School Daze - Part 1
"Pillows! How nice! The castle is gonna be so much more comfy."
School Daze - Part 2
"I wish the other changelings could meet you all. You're not really as strange as the stories say."
— School Daze - Part 2
"Am I the only one who didn't sleep through Professor Fluttershy's "Critters of Comfort and Conflict" class?"
— School Daze - Part 2
"Sometimes, when I'm scared to try something new, I whistle."
Non-Compete Clause
"I've read ahead in Equestrian Cultures and Camaraderie: Volume Seven."
A Matter of Principals
"I would never do something this horrible! I love Hearth's Warming Eve! And I do not want to miss going home for it."
The Hearth's Warming Club
"Maybe my past was so horrible, it's still inside me just waiting to come out again."
What Lies Beneath
"Technically, there's a magical component when Silverstream and I transform."
School Raze - Part 2
"And I thought this could be my chance to make an impression on everypony. You know, for something other than changing shape."
2, 4, 6, Greaaat
"They've taught us how powerful love and the Magic of Friendship truly is! We can't let them stand alone! We're their friends! They need us!"
The Ending of the End - Part 2
"Hi, I'm... *mumble Ocellus mumble* I'm a changeling! I'm also, um... pretty shy... *mumble mumble*"
My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship trade paperback introductory page


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Ocellus image gallery

See also