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Not to be confused with Sunburst.[1]

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Starburst in Sonic Rainboom

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Starburst as an Earth pony in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2

Kind Pegasus
Earth (S4E26 and "All Dem Ponies")
Sex Male
Female ("All Dem Ponies")
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More info
Eyes Brilliant harlequin
Brilliant red ("All Dem Ponies")
Mane Brilliant amaranth
Brilliant vermilion, pale, light grayish amber, light azureish gray, and cornflower bluish white ("All Dem Ponies")
Coat Very pale yellow
Light indigoish gray ("All Dem Ponies")
Magic aura Pale, light grayish azure ("All Dem Ponies")
Relatives Shining Heart (mother)[2]​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
Starfyre (father)[2]​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
Morning Star (two-years-younger sister)[3]​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
Cutie mark
Light opal five-pointed star
Light gold five-pointed star with brilliant vermilion flame
("All Dem Ponies")

Starburst is a male background Pegasus pony with a pale yellow coat, red mane and tail, green eyes, and a cutie mark of a blue five-pointed star. He is unnamed in the series, but he is named in other media.

Development and design

Starburst shares his design and coat color with "Sunlight", his design with Warm Front, "Cloud Break", "High Note", "Dewdrop", "Serenity", "Silverwing", S05E01 Unnamed Pegasus Stallion #1, and S05E01 Unnamed Pegasus Stallion #2, his mane and tail design and color scheme with "Gingerbread", his mane and tail design and coat color with S01E21 Unnamed Earth Stallion #10, his mane and tail design and color with "Strawberry Cream", his mane and tail design and eye color with Golden Delicious, Cherry Fizzy, "Black Stone", "Cormano", S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #9, S04E22 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #2, "Gary Coronet", and S05E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #7, his mane and tail design with S01E02 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, Caramel, S01E26 Unnamed Earth Stallion #3, Royal Riff, Doctor Horse, Wensley, BeauDe Mane, "Neon Brush", Upper East Stride, S04E12 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #2, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, S04E24 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4, S04E26 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S05E05 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S05E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #8, S05E10 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4, and "Autumn Leaf", his mane design and coat color with Ace Point, his mane design with "Black Marble", S04E24 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, S05E12 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, and S06E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, his tail design with Business Savvy, "Medallion Gold", S06E10 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, and stallion Snappy Scoop, and his color scheme with "Special Delivery", "Nolan North", and to a lesser extent Don Neigh.

Starburst's name was previously used for female G1 Earth ponies Princess Starburst and Baby Starburst.

Depiction in the series

Season one

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Starburst first appears in Sonic Rainboom walking through Cloudsdale. He attends the Best Young Flyer competition and watches Rainbow Dash save Rarity and the Wonderbolts by performing a sonic rainboom.

Season two

Starburst briefly appears in Luna Eclipsed wearing a Viking helmet for Nightmare Night. He appears later in Hurricane Fluttershy as one of the participating Pegasi to transport water to Cloudsdale.

Season three

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Starburst appears in the crowd outside the Golden Oak Library complaining to Twilight Sparkle about Pinkie Pie's clones in Too Many Pinkie Pies. He also appears very briefly at the beginning of Sleepless in Ponyville, opening a second-story window as Scootaloo races by on her scooter. In Wonderbolts Academy, Starburst appears as a Wonderbolts cadet, sometimes as a wingpony and other times a lead pony. He also appears in Rainbow Dash's flashback at the beginning of Games Ponies Play.

Season four

Starburst watches the various Equestria Games qualification tryouts in Rainbow Falls, parties with the Appleloosa ponies and buffalo in Pinkie Pride, encounters Lord Tirek in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, and appears as an Earth pony in Appleloosa celebrating the return of Magic after Tirek's defeat in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.

Season five

Starburst appears in front of the Ponyville bowling alley shortly before the bugbear attack in Slice of Life, walks across the screen during a transition during Rules of Rarity in Canterlot Boutique, and witnesses the arrival of Coloratura in The Mane Attraction.

Season six

In Newbie Dash, Starburst appears in the audience for Rainbow Dash's first show as a Wonderbolt.

Season seven

In Celestial Advice, Starburst appears in Princess Celestia's flashback flying over Ponyville Town Hall with Parasol. In Forever Filly, he sits at a table with an unnamed stallion at the ice cream shop.


Times are approximate.

Season one
16 6:27 - walking through Cloudsdale with S01E16 Unnamed Pegasus Mare #1; 17:53, 18:09 - watching Rarity fall out of the sky; 18:30 - witnessing Rainbow Dash's sonic rainboom; 20:35 - in the crowd of Pegasi
No other appearances in this season.
Season two
4 14:53 - wearing a Viking helmet
22 2:27, 3:06, 3:14, 3:30 - listening to Rainbow Dash's speech; 6:59 - on the Pegasi training field (with several duplicates); 14:39, 14:51 - near the Ponyville reservoir
No other appearances in this season.
Season three
3 13:23, 14:17, 14:41 - outside the Golden Oak Library complaining Pinkie Pie
6 0:05 - opening a second-story window
7 2:25 ~ 2:35 - appears as a Wonderbolt Academy cadet; 18:44 - glaring at Lightning Dust
12 1:09 - in Rainbow Dash's flashback
No other appearances in this season.
Season four
10 4:45, 6:09 - on the tryouts field; 19:46, 19:56 - watching the Ponyville team's tryout; 20:58 - watching the medal ceremony
12 0:01 - dancing in Appleloosa
22 9:27, 10:22 - carrying a sword
24 6:49 - in the Crystal Empire stadium crowd
25 19:53 - in the auditorium when Discord and Lord Tirek appear
26 18:08 - having his magic returned to him (Earth pony)
No other appearances in this season.
Season five
9 5:59 - looking at the Mane Six
14 12:00 - appears during Rules of Rarity
24 5:10 - seeing Coloratura arrive
No other appearances in this season.
Season six
7 Yes​[​specify​]​
Season seven
1 16:43 - flying over Ponyville Town Hall with Parasol
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 11:08 - talking to "Cosmic" in the ice cream shop
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 None
15 None
16 None
17 None
18 None
19 None
20 None
21 None
22 None
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 None

Other depictions


Starburst is present in the opening cutscene of Budge Studios' mobile game Harmony Quest.


Starburst appears in a picture with his name listed on pages 70 and 175 of The Wonderbolts Academy Handbook.


One of the original characters featured on the fan-designed WeLoveFine T-shirt "All Dem Ponies" is an Earth pony mare previously referred to as Starburst by designer Samantha Bragg.[3]


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Starburst image gallery


  1. Jim Miller (2017-07-22). Big Jim on Twitter: "Starburst the candy? Or Sunburst the pony?… ". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 March 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Samantha Bragg (2012-04-17). My Little Stars Parents. DeviantArt. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Samantha Bragg (2012-04-17). My Little Stars. DeviantArt. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19.