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For the animals, see Animals#Snail.
For this character's human counterpart, see Snips and Snails (EG).
Snails
(Snailsquirm)

Snails ID S1E06

Snails in Boast Busters

Infant Snails ID S3E05

Snails as an infant in Magic Duel

Old Snails ID S3E05

Snails as an elderly pony in Magic Duel

Kind Unicorn
Sex Male
Residence Ponyville
Occupation Student
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Eyes Black
Very dark fuchsia (irises visible in Friendship is Magic Issue #30 story)
Dark blue (irises visible on Friendship is Magic Issue #39 Hot Topic RE cover)
Mane Moderate turquoise
Coat Brilliant amber
Magic aura Light brilliant yellow
Nicknames Sn (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony)
Cutie mark
Snails Cutie Mark S1E6
Old Snails cutie mark crop S3E5
(when elderly in S3E5)
Voice Richard Ian Cox (English)
Yu Zhengsheng (Chinese​[​specify​]​)
Maxime Donnay (European French)
Karlo Hackenberger (German)
Luca Bottale (Italian)
Akira Ishida (Japanese)
Kim Myung-joon (Korean)
Grzegorz Kwiecień (Polish)
Fritz Gianvitto (Brazilian Portuguese)
Arturo Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
Yaroslav Chornenkiy (Ukrainian, season 1, S2E8, S2E23)
Yulia Perenchuk (Ukrainian, S2E6, season 3)
Anastasia Zinovenko (Ukrainian, season 4)
Snails is a male school-age unicorn pony who resides in Ponyville and is often seen with his friend Snips. He is called Snailsquirm in some merchandise.


Development and design

Snails is a golden colored colt with an aquamarine mane and tail and light yellow freckles, resembling Generation 1 baby pony Squirmy. He is notably lankier and thinner than other ponies, much like Celestia or Luna, Fancy Pants' companion Fleur Dis Lee or Mrs. Cake's husband, Mr. Carrot Cake. His irises are usually not visible, similarly to those of Snips, but they are sometimes visible in the IDW comics, varying between dark brown on Friendship is Magic Issue #30's story page 14 and dark blue on Friendship is Magic Issue #39's Hot Topic RE cover.

He has a goofy manner of speech which, in contrast to Snips' higher voice, is quite low and slow. This tone and his use of the word "eh" is reminiscent of a stereotypical Canadian accent.

Both Snails, as well as partner-in-crime Snips, are named after the traditional nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of?. A version of the verse goes:

What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Snips and Snails and Puppy Dogs' tails
That's what little boys are made of.

According to Lauren Faust, originally Snips and Snails' sizes were reversed; Snips was the bigger one and Snails was the smaller one.

Depiction in the series

Season one

Snails first appears in Boast Busters, where his friend Snips sweeps Spike up over his horn when they both run to see Trixie. In contrast to his friend Snips, a colt with a very low, round build, he is much lankier than the other ponies of Ponyville. After Trixie's show, both he and Snips adoringly pester her to tell them the story of how she defeated the ursa major, but she declines. Following a conversation with Spike about the subject, they venture into the Everfree Forest to bring an ursa major to Ponyville to watch Trixie defeat it.

"Why is it that they call it a flea market when they don't really sell fleas?"
— Snails talking to Snips
Snails' horn glows S01E06

Snails lights up his horn.

When they're in the forest, Snails uses his horn to illuminate their surroundings, although this takes some effort on his part and sounds like a generator sputtering. The light bothers the ursa, who begins chasing the ponies back into Ponyville. Later, Snips and Snails are shocked to find that Trixie made up her previous claims, and greatly embarrassed when Twilight Sparkle points out that it was their fault for bringing the minor, which they mistook for a major, into town, and that it was only cranky for having its sleep disturbed. They humbly accept their punishment for unleashing it.

Snails has a non-speaking cameo in Call of the Cutie, attending the cute-ceañera where he takes the first bite of cake, much to Diamond Tiara's annoyance.

Snails eating carrots S01E18

Munching carrots at the talent show.

In the episode, The Show Stoppers, he and Snips perform a magic trick for the talent show which Snails ruins by eating the carrots that Snips was about to reveal. When they win their 'Best Magic Act' medallion Snips comments that his medallion is shinier. A clearly annoyed Snails replies his is bigger. Snips continues by saying his is heavier.

Season two

Another non-speaking cameo is during a field trip in The Return of Harmony Part 1. Remaining in the background, he doesn't seem too happy to be attending this field trip.

In The Cutie Pox, Snips and Snails marvel at Apple Bloom's hooping skills along with the rest of the school foals and try learning from her how to do it themselves. When she suddenly gets a second cutie mark, this time for spinning plates, they challenge her to demonstrate it, which she does.

In The Mysterious Mare Do Well, he is seen at the beginning of the episode in the Cutie Mark Crusaders' clubhouse as a member of The Official Rainbow Dash Fan Club, and is later seen throughout the episode with Snips.

He briefly appears entering the schoolhouse in the beginning of Hearts and Hooves Day.

In Ponyville Confidential, he and Snips are first seen complimenting Featherweight on his cutie mark. Later, Sweetie Belle discovers them together, fighting over how to get gum out of their coats. Snails kicks Snips to see if the gum will get off, but Snips whiplashes back, causing the gum to bind them tighter together. Snails begins to scream hysterically for the gum to be removed. Sweetie Belle asks Featherweight to take their picture, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders use them as their first story. The two take it in stride, happy to be featured in the paper and have the gum removed with patches of their coats removed in the process. When the Cutie Mark Crusaders look for another story, Snips and Snails get themselves stuck in gum again, but the Crusaders decide not to write the same story twice.

Season three

Trixie looking at a young snips and old snails S3E5

Poor Snails, victim of an age spell.

In the episode Magic Duel, he and Snips appear once again with Trixie. This time, Trixie becomes angry with their antics and fuses their horns together. She later separates them, but uses them as targets for her age magic, making Snails an old pony, and Snips a baby. Later in the episode, Trixie uses them to pull her wheel-less carriage, which she eventually converts into a massive golden bed. Snails comments that Trixie is "getting weirder and weirder!" Trixie uses them for her age magic again near the end of the episode, this time changing them both into babies.

Season four

Snails appears in Flight to the Finish along with Snips. When Ms. Harshwhinny informs Cheerilee's class of the flag-carrying auditions for the Equestria Games, Snips and Snails entertain the idea of auditioning, to the ridicule of their classmates.

They also appear in Twilight Time, in It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, in For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils, and out of focus in Equestria Games. Snails appears in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2 visible without his friend for the second time checking out the newly formed Castle of Friendship.

Season five

Snails appears in Slice of Life with other ponies observing the Mane Six in Ponyville.

In Crusaders of the Lost Mark, he appears during the presidential debate at the schoolhouse, during Diamond Tiara's confrontation with her mother, and as the Crusaders earn their cutie marks.

Snails also appears in Scare Master dressed as Skeletor in the background as the Cutie Mark Crusaders TP a tree near Carousel Boutique.

Snails, along with the rest of the school ponies, meets Coloratura in The Mane Attraction. He also appears in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 during Friends Are Always There For You.

Season six

Snips and Snails appear in the crowd for the Wonderbolts' performance in Newbie Dash, and during the final Hearth's Warming number on A Hearth's Warming Tail.

In Flutter Brutter, Snails is depicted in a photograph in Pinkie Pie's wallet.

Other depictions

Chapter books

By chapter 6 of Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, "Heating Up", Snips and Snails had dared Rainbow Dash to swim to the bottom of Froggy Bottom Bogg.

My Little Pony mobile game description

Snails is a school-age colt unicorn residing in Ponyville who is often seen with his friends Snips.

The Elements of Harmony guidebook

SNIPS and SNAILS are two young Unicorns who are the best of friends. Snips is known for his enthusiasm, while Snails is known to be slightly more relaxed.

Appearances

See also: Character appearances
Legend
YAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot
SAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration
BBackground appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus
MNo appearance, but a mention by name or title
NNo appearance and no mention by name or title
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Beginning with Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1, he is added to the intro near the end group shot.

Merchandise

A Snailsquirm miniature collectible is included in the Ponyville Newsmaker Set with Snipsy Snap and rainbowfied Pinkie Pie.[1] A second Snailsquirm mini-figure toy[2] is included with a collector card as part of the tenth wave of mystery packs, which has been displayed at the 2014 American International Toy Fair.[3] According to the collector card, Snailsquirm "is the fun-loving best friend of SNIPSY SNAP!"[4] Snails appears on the Comic Con 2011 and Season 2 posters.

Quotes

"I like pudding."
Boast Busters
"Why is it they call it a flea market when they don't really sell fleas? "
Boast Busters
"I second the motion, and might I add that if you looked up the word 'awesome' in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Rainbow Dash."
The Mysterious Mare Do Well
"I think so, Snips, but burlap chafes me so..."
— Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights #49 C card of Snails
"Miss Cheerilee said that if things get tough we should 'stick to it!'"
— Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights #51 R card of Snips & Snails

Gallery

Snails Smiling S01E06

Snails image gallery

See also

References

  1. My Little Pony Ponyville Newsmaker Set. Retrieved on 2013 September 22.
  2. Auctiva Image Hosting. Retrieved on 2013 November 12.
  3. Stitch Kingdom - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2014-02-15). Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
  4. List Of All Wave 10 Blind Bag Figures!. All About MLP Merch (2014-03-15). Retrieved on 2014 March 17.

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