|Occupation||Member of Ponyville weather team|
Cloudsdale weather factory worker
|Mane||¤ Light fuchsia gray and light cerise|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Tabitha St. Germain (English, S1E16, S4E20)|
Trevor Devall (English, S4E10)
Katja Sirkiä (Finnish, S1E11)
Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese)
Maggie Vera (Latin American Spanish)
Depiction in the seriesRainbowshine is commonly featured as a background pony in Ponyville and Cloudsdale. Her first appearance is in Friendship is Magic, part 1 where she hovers inside the Ponyville town hall, awaiting the start of the Summer Sun Celebration.
In the episode Winter Wrap Up, Rainbowshine starts off as a member of the weather team before suddenly changing to the plant team late in the song and then back to the weather team near the end. She is one of the ponies sent by Rainbow Dash to retrieve the southern birds—the other ponies include Sunshower Raindrops, Cloud Kicker, and Sprinkle Medley. She delivers her first spoken line upon her return, although she appears plenty of times still in Ponyville before that moment.
In Sonic Rainboom, Rainbowshine appears as a worker at a weather factory in Cloudsdale, working in all three sections. Here, she has her second speaking role: after seeing her beautiful gossamer wings, she suggests that Rarity should enter the Best Young Flyer competition.
Rainbowshine frequently appears in Hurricane Fluttershy. She is one of the many Pegasi that help create the tornado for Cloudsdale. She is one of the many guests in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, and is last seen throwing confetti as Shining Armor and Princess Cadance leave in their coach.Rainbowshine appears in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1 and Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2. In Rainbow Falls, she participates on a relay team with Orange Swirl and Rainbow Swoop, and they qualify at the end of the trials.
Rainbowshine also appears in Pinkie Pride, Simple Ways, Filli Vanilli, It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils, Leap of Faith, Trade Ya!, Equestria Games, Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, and Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.
In Bloom & Gloom, Rainbowshine appears fleeing from a swarm of twittermites. In Tanks for the Memories, she moves clouds with other Pegasi in preparation for winter. In Slice of Life, she appears in various crowd shots in Ponyville. In Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?, she appears in Ponyville's shared dream, escaping from one of the monster houses. In Brotherhooves Social, Rainbowshine watches the Sisterhooves Social and follows the crowd carrying Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo.
Times stated below are approximate and taken from videos available online.
|1||18:43 ~ 19:59 – in the town hall flying in the air, 20:02 – very faintly seen on the ground behind Lyra Heartstrings, 20:58 – gasping at the mention of Nightmare Moon’s name, 21:09 – in the air again.|
|2||20:50 – standing in the crowd.|
|3||3:35 ~ 4:10 – in the audience for the Wonderbolts in Rainbow Dash’s fantasy, 8:09 – standing at the wedding in Rarity’s fantasy, 10:56 – sitting at a table with White Lightning in reality, 11:19 – looks at Twilight Sparkle’s outburst.
Duplicates: 3:35 – two duplicates in the audience, 4:09, 8:09 – at the opposite side of the hall.
|4||2:54 – watching the cow stampede near Ponyville, 4:52 ~ 7:41 – in the audience at the party for Applejack, 14:52 – looking at the muffin samples.|
|5||12:20 – standing close to some market tents with Golden Harvest and Lyra Heartstrings.|
|6||2:21 ~ 10:00 – standing in the crowd for Trixie’s show.
Duplicates: 2:21 – one duplicate in the crowd, 3:12, 6:13, 6:38, 7:19, 8:07, 8:44, 9:00, 9:12.
|7||20:11 – clearing the smoke in the sky.|
|10||3:03 – looking at some flowers near Sugarcube Corner.|
1:45 – in the crowd to hear the mayor’s speech (with a weather team vest), 1:51 – talking with Sassaflash, 2:10 ~ 2:40 – back with the crowd, 3:43 – flying in front of some birds with Sassaflash and Cloud Kicker, 3:49 – blowing away clouds and then high-fiving Sprinkle Medley, 5:10 – pushing snow off a roof with a shovel, 5:14 – pushing away clouds, 5:45 – sings with the weather team, 5:49 – singing with the plant team (with a plant team vest), 5:52 – singing with the weather team (back to a weather team vest), 6:02 – holding the last note with Twilight, 6:15 – sent by Rainbow Dash to fetch the southern birds, 6:36, 15:15 – pounding snow off a tree, 15:59 – hovering in the squad behind Rainbow Dash, 16:06, 16:44 – glancing at the icicles on the trees, 17:08 – “Ditzy Doo accidentally went north to get the southern birds!”, 17:18 – arguing, 18:06 – flying off, 19:07 – flies behind Rainbow Dash to clear all the clouds and snow, 20:05 – flies off with Sunshower Raindrops.
Duplicates: 1:45 – one Rainbowshine standing on the right side of the crowd and one flying in the air.
|13||4:21 – cheering for Applejack’s bell-ringer, 5:29 – watching the competition from the clouds, 6:03, 6:44 – in the audience on the ground, 7:11 ~ 7:25 – watching the final event, 9:11 ~ 9:18 – watching the start of the Running of the Leaves, 18:51 – standing near the finish line, 19:23 ~ 20:11 – in the crowd watching Applejack and Rainbow Dash tussle.
Duplicates: 9:11 – one duplicate in the audience, 9:14, 9:17 – another duplicate, 19:23 – many Rainbowshines scroll by.
|14||13:51 – in the crowd at Rarity’s fashion show, 15:05 – listening to Hoity Toity from behind Amethyst Star and Minuette.
Duplicates: 13:53 – two duplicates in the crowd.
|16||6:29 – trotting in Cloudsdale, 10:26 ~ 10:30 – trying to collect the falling snowflakes in a bucket in the weather factory (wearing a white cap and coat with a furry collar and earmuffs), 10:37 – mixing the rainbows with a large ladle (without the collar and earmuffs), 11:49 – pours blue liquid from a bucket on her head into a cloud machine, 11:54 – fawning over Rarity and her wings, 12:05, 12:15 – staring in awe at Rarity’s light display, 12:35 – “Hey, there’s an idea! You should enter the competition!”, 12:39, 12:52 – following after Rarity, 13:08 ~ 16:08 – cheering in the audience for the Best Young Flyer competition (without the white cap and coat), 16:57 – watching Rarity spin around, 17:40 – basking in Rarity’s light, 17:53 – watching Rarity fall, 18:08 – watching Rainbow Dash dive, 18:30 – staring in awe at the Sonic Rainboom, 18:58 ~ 19:17 – cheering for Rainbow, 20:13 – standing in the audience, 20:32 – watching Rainbow get carried off.
Duplicates: 13:08 – two duplicates in the audience, 13:24 – one duplicate, 13:30, 16:06 – three duplicates, 18:08 – one duplicate, 18:30 – two duplicates, 18:59 – one duplicate, 19:04, 19:07 – at least four duplicates, 19:14 – one duplicate.
|18||16:36 – staring at the Cutie Mark Crusaders during the talent show, 18:40 – starts laughing, 18:46, 19:18 – giving a round of applause.
Duplicates: 16:38 – three duplicates in the audience, 18:40 – one duplicate.
|20||17:19 – sees Fluttershy trip at her latest fashion show, 17:22 – watching Fluttershy act weird, 17:33 – watching Fluttershy float upside down.|
|23||11:18 ~ 11:29 – standing in the audience for the performance in Rarity’s flashback, 12:04 – in the crowd for the sun-raising ceremony in Canterlot in Twilight Sparkle’s flashback.
Duplicates: 12:04 – one duplicate in the crowd.
|25||0:02 – flies by from behind some houses.|
|26||4:43 – standing in line for Applejack’s stand in her fantasy.|
|5||17:15 - listening to Granny Smith; 17:48, 19:08 - watching the race|
|8||0:07 - in the Rainbow Dash Fan Club; 2:20 - watching Rainbow Dash save Aura; 4:28, 4:32 - cheering for Rainbow Dash; 5:48, 5:55 - in the crowd; 17:56 - in the crowd at Mare Do Well's thank-you parade|
|10||6:20 - in the background with "Tornado Bolt" and Apple Bumpkin|
|11||5:39, 5:50 - acting in the pageant; 20:24 - singing The Heart Carol
Duplicates: 20:24 -several in the sweeping crowd shot
|15||6:08 ~ 7:46 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers|
|17||0:02, 3:30 - in Ponyville Town Square|
|18||5:00, 5:10, 5:37 - appears during Smile Song|
|19||7:24 ~ 9:20 - at Iron Will's seminar (with several duplicates)|
|20||6:00 - hovering with Rainbow Dash and Merry May|
|22||0:28 - outside Golden Oak Library; 2:22, 3:13, 3:31 - inside the library; 3:39 ~ 3:58, 6:59, 7:16 ~ 7:26, 8:31 ~ 10:02, 13:24, 13:27 - on the training field; 14:39 ~ 17:24 - at the reservoir (with several duplicates)|
|23||0:02 - in wide-angle shot of Ponyville; 18:35 - shutting a window|
|26||8:20, 8:39 - looking at Queen Chrysalis; 17:18, 17:47 - at the second wedding; 20:35 - in a photo of Rarity and Fancy Pants; 20:36 - watching Princess Cadance and Shining Armor leave|
|3||14:22 ~ 14:40 - in the crowd complaining about Pinkie Pie; 20:37 - flying near Sugarcube Corner|
|4||10:33 - pushing a cucumber float; 13:04 - at the Summer Harvest Parade; 13:06, 13:41 - polishing the cucumber float; 16:03 - riding the float in the parade|
|5||3:05 - in the crowd of ponies; 20:32, 20:48 - watching Twilight perform for the Saddle Arabians
Duplicates: 3:05 - one in the crowd; 20:32 - two in the stands
|12||1:04 ~ 1:15 - in Rainbow Dash's flashback|
|13||0:47 - trotting alongside Twilight during Morning in Ponyville; 2:00 - in the crowd grumbling at Rarity; 13:10 - shouts "PINKIE!" during A True, True Friend; 13:26 - singing from a rooftop; 19:35, 20:22 - at Twilight's princess coronation; 20:53 - in the crowd during Life in Equestria|
|1||8:05 - panicking at Twilight Sparkle|
|2||21:00 - in the crowd at the Summer Sun Celebration|
|10||4:45 - watching the Wonderbolts arrive; 6:08 - "Hooves down! Cakes up!"; 8:50 - slightly off-screen; 20:26 - cheering for the Ponyville team; 20:36 — next to Orange Swirl and Rainbow Swoop
Duplicates: several at 20:39
|12||6:09 - seen during The Super Duper Party Pony; 13:51, 14:15 - watching Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof off; 18:21 - in Cheese Sandwich's flashback during Cheese Confesses|
|13||0:04, 0:10 - at the Ponyville Days Festival announcement
Duplicates: one at 0:10
|14||12:18 - cheering for the Ponytones|
|16||3:28 - in the crowd of ponies; 6:17 - cheering for Fluttershy|
|19||3:42 - applauding the Cutie Mark Crusaders; 5:13, 5:40 - in the auditorium lobby|
|20||3:35 - inside the tent; 4:45 ~ 5:14, 6:16 ~ 6:29 - seen during Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic; 19:09, 19:18 - in the crowd of ponies|
|22||0:36 - welcoming Princess Twilight to the Traders Exchange; 1:58 - admiring Princess Twilight; 5:25, 8:03 - flying across the Exchange grounds; 10:43, 12:35 ~ 13:22, 18:04, 18:10, 18:32 - at Pinkie Pie's auction of Twilight's books; 15:43 - frightened by Fluttershy's bear call; 18:35 - walking away from Pinkie's auction; 19:17 ~ 19:58 - at the Traders Exchange trial|
|24||6:10 - awaiting the lighting of the Equestria Games torch; 8:20 - listening to Shining Armor; 11:36 - participating in the aerial relay; 16:39, 16:48 - watching the ice archery event; 20:46 - watching the closing ceremonies|
|25||1:39 - watching the dignitaries from Maretonia arrive (Crystal Pony); 16:28 - in a Leap of Faith flashback; 19:53, 20:00 - in an auditorium crowd; 20:12 - having her magic stolen by Lord Tirek
Duplicates: several at 1:39; one at 20:00
|26||20:57 - seen during Let the Rainbow Remind You|
|4||8:19 - fleeing from the twittermite swarm|
|5||1:01, 1:05, 5:06 - moving clouds with other Pegasi; 9:15, 9:27, 11:14 - creating snow; 11:58 - leaving the weather factory during lunch hour; 15:09 - inside the malfunctioning weather factory|
|9||10:00, 15:04 - watching the Mane Six fight a bugbear; 15:46, 15:51 - looking at DJ Pon-3's mobile DJ station|
|13||8:34 - in Pinkie Pie's dream; 14:05, 14:24, 15:02 - in Ponyville's shared dream|
|17||15:05 - standing next to Shoeshine at the mud puddle; 18:02 - cheering for Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo|
|19||7:27 - flying past a disguised Pinkie Pie|
|24||5:58 - waiting in line to get "hoofzies" from Countess Coloratura; 17:56 - acting confused as to why Countess Coloratura called herself "Rara"; 19:14 - watching Coloratura perform "The Magic Inside"|
Depiction in Rainbow Rocks
MerchandiseA mini-figure toy Pegasus named Rainbowshine was released as part of the third wave of mystery packs in January 2012. The toy uses the Rainbow Dash mold but features the background character's color scheme and a cutie mark similar to the background character's (differing in the rainbow's topmost arc, which is purple instead of blue). Her name comes from the mystery pack collector card. According to the European mystery pack collector card, Rainbowshine "loves to leap". The U.S. mystery pack collector card lists Rainbowshine's name with a trademark symbol and has a longer description reading, "RAINBOWSHINE loves to leap into the sky!"
Rainbowshine, with her name still listed with a trademark symbol, is also part of the tenth wave of mystery pack toys and collector cards, which has been displayed at the 2014 American International Toy Fair. Unlike both toys and the first collector card, this collector card features a mane style more similar to the background character's (the same as of some different background characters, such as Cherry Berry and Berryshine). This collector card uses the same description as the previous U.S. collector card.
Rainbowshine also appears with her name listed with a trademark symbol in Enterplay's collectible card game, which is the first time that she is simultaneously referred to by name and depicted with the same design and cutie mark coloration as in the show. Her cards α #16 C and α #ƒ10 both give her the description "Rainbowshine works on both the Ponyville weather team and at the Cloudsdale weather factory. It's quite the daily commute, but she says it's worth the climate control experience." In the game's expansion set Canterlot Nights, #71 C, a card of Foggy Fleece, attributes to Rainbowshine the quote "We tried to throw a retirement party for Foggy Fleece once. She said, 'You can't get rid of me that easy,' and went back to work."
- "Ditzy Doo accidentally went north to get the southern birds!"
- — Winter Wrap Up
- "Hey, there's an idea! You should enter the competition!"
- — Sonic Rainboom
- "Hooves down, cakes up!"
- — Rainbow Falls
- "Are you saying you lied?"
- — Leap of Faith
- "We tried to throw a retirement party for Foggy Fleece once. She said, 'You can't get rid of me that easy,' and went back to work."
- — Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights expansion set card #71 C of Foggy Fleece
- ↑ Tweet from St. Germain
- ↑ Sethisto (Sat Nov 12, 2011). Complete Wave 2 Blindbag Set. Retrieved on 2012 March 3.
- ↑ Rainbowshine's U.S. Mystery Pack Card. Retrieved on 2012 October 6.
- ↑ Stitch Kingdom - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2014-02-15). Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
- ↑ List Of All Wave 10 Blind Bag Figures!. All About MLP Merch (2014-03-15). Retrieved on 2014 March 17.
- ↑ n0J7DcU.jpg (2014-04-30). Retrieved on 2014 May 1.