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Full view of Griffonstone S6E19

Griffonstone in The Fault in Our Cutie Marks.

Griffonstone, also called the Griffon Kingdom, is a city east of Equestria that is populated by griffons and first featured in the season five episode The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone. It is the hometown of Gilda, Gabby, and other griffons.

Depiction in the series

Season five

Griffons on the ground of Griffonstone S5E8

Past Griffonstone.

Griffonstone first appears in The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone as a landmark on the Cutie Map, located on one of the peaks of the Hyperborean Mountains. According to the history text "Bygone Griffons of Greatness", the griffons of Griffonstone were once as greedy as dragons, selfishly hoarding their bits and treasures. They were eventually united by King Grover through a treasure called the Idol of Boreas. With the griffons' newfound pride, Griffonstone had grown into a great and majestic kingdom.

In the episode's present day, the Cutie Map sends Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash to solve a friendship problem in Griffonstone. When they arrive, they discover the city to a small, shabby-looking town populated by rude griffon citizens. According to Gilda's grandfather Grampa Gruff, Griffonstone used to be a grand city of proud and united griffons thanks to the Idol of Boreas. However, sometime during the reign of the fourteenth king Guto, a monster named Arimaspi attacked and stole the idol. The idol was eventually lost when Arimaspi fell into the Abysmal Abyss, causing Griffonstone to fall into a state of misery.

Griffonstone a 'total dump' S5E8

Present Griffonstone.

As a result of Griffonstone's decline, many buildings and areas in the city lie in ruin and disrepair. These include the train station, located at the base of Griffon Gorge; the castle, which has a vacant throne following the disgrace of King Guto; the library, which has books scattered everywhere and a crumbling statue of King Grover; and the Abysmal Abyss, which is subject to constant rushing winds.

Griffonstone is particularly notable in that it lacks most basic businesses and establishments, including a bakery and party store, and singing is apparently outlawed. Most griffons living in Griffonstone are impolite and greedy, shoving their way past others and refusing services without the promise of bits.

Season six

In The Crystalling - Part 1, Twilight Sparkle mentions Griffonstone as an option for the location of Starlight Glimmer's first friendship lesson. In Stranger Than Fan Fiction, Twilight mentions Griffonstone again as the location of an upcoming friendship summit with Princess Celestia.

In The Fault in Our Cutie Marks, Griffonstone is featured again in Gabby's flashback. Gabby works in the city as a cheerful yet unappreciated mail delivery griffon, and Gilda continues to work selling griffon scones.

Other depictions

IDW comics

Friends Forever issue 24 Griffonstone's boffyball stadium

Griffonstone's Boffyball stadium in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #24.

In My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #5, Pinkie Pie mentions on page 4 that clown entertainer Ponyacci once "got a standing ovation from the Griffon Kingdom!"

Griffonstone is heavily featured in My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #24, in which the griffons have developed a recent passion for the sport of Boffyball. With Rarity's assistance, Gilda leads a team of Griffonstone players against a team of yaks representing Yakyakistan.

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #26, Prince Blueblood offers the yaks of Yakyakistan griffon scones that he had ordered "all the way from the Griffon Kingdom!"

Merchandise

On the April 2013 version of the official map of Equestria, the right side of the map reads "Yonder to Griffons →". On the September 2015 version of the map included in The Art of Equestria, Griffonstone is properly featured and located east of Equestria across the Celestial Sea.

Griffonstone is also featured on its own card, #154 U, in the Equestrian Odysseys expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game.

Notable characters

Residents

Gallery

Griffons flying with the Griffonstone castle in the background S5E8

Griffonstone image gallery

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