Twinkleshine in Boast Busters
|Eyes||Moderate arctic blue|
|Coat||Light goldish gray|
|Magic aura||Light mulberry|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Nicole Oliver, Cathy Weseluck, and Tabitha St. Germain (English, S1E1)|
Andrea Libman (English, S2E25)
Ikumi Nakagami and Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese, S1E1)
Flora Paulita (Brazilian Portuguese, S2E25 & S2E26)
Maggie Vera (Latin American Spanish)
Depiction in the series
Twinkleshine appears next to Piña Colada in both versions of the show's intro sequence. In the first version, they appear on the left side of the scene with Twinkleshine to the left. In the second version, they are on the train platform with Twinkleshine on the right. They are also briefly next to each other at town hall in Friendship is Magic, part 1 and at the bowling alley in The Cutie Pox.
Twinkleshine appears in over half of the season one episodes as a background pony. Her first and most prominent appearance is in Friendship is Magic, part 1, where she, Lemon Hearts and Minuette meet Twilight Sparkle in Canterlot while carrying presents on their backs. She invites Twilight to Moondancer's get-together, but when Twilight declines on the grounds that she has "a lot of studying to catch up on", Twinkleshine expresses her exasperation behind Twilight's back and chides her for showing more interest in books than friends. She next appears in the surprise party that Pinkie Pie throws for Twilight.In The Ticket Master, she is one of the ponies crowding around Twilight in front of the library, and again in the alley that Twilight teleports out of. A handful of frames show her starting to run after Twilight, but she is not part of the throng of background ponies in the chase scene that follows. During her two-second participation in the race, her mane style changes to one resembling that of Cherry Berry and Berryshine.
In The Cutie Mark Chronicles, she appears in Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's flashbacks of flight camp, standing on a cloud in the sidelines before the race starts, even though she is not a Pegasus . However, as proved in Sonic Rainboom, there is a spell that enables non-Pegasus ponies to walk on clouds, making the circumstances around Twinkleshine's station in Cutie Mark Chronicles much more plausible.
Season twoTwinkleshine appears dressed up in Sweet and Elite. In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 and A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, she is one of Queen Chrysalis's original trio of bridesmaids, along with Minuette and Lyra Heartstrings. Contrary to the fake Princess Cadance's disapproval of her tailored wedding dress and train, Twinkleshine says, "I think they're lovely." During This Day Aria, Twinkleshine appears as one of twelve horn-blowing unicorns at the wedding. Later, when the real Princess Cadance and Twilight Sparkle escape the crystal caves, the three brainwashed bridesmaids try to block their way, but the Princess distracts them with her flower bouquet.
Times stated below are approximate and taken from videos available online.
|Standing by “Pina Colada” during the title theme.|
|1||2:17 – appears in front of Twilight and talks until 2:38, 16:34 – shouts “Surprise!” at the party, 17:05 ~ 17:42 – mingling at the party, 18:48 – in the town hall, 19:14, 19:35 – grins next to “Pina Colada”, 19:59 – on a balcony gasping at Princess Celestia’s disappearance, 20:04 – on the floor staring at Celestia’s empty spot, 20:07, 20:14, 20:20 – staring fearfully at Nightmare Moon, 20:53 – lower body only, 20:58 – gasps at the mention of Nightmare Moon’s name behind Daisy, 21:06 – staring ahead, 21:09 – on the balcony, 21:23 – on the floor staring in horror at Nightmare Moon.|
|3||3:35 ~ 4:10 – in the audience for the Wonderbolts in Rainbow Dash’s fantasy, 8:01 – on the dance floor in Canterlot Castle in Rarity’s fantasy, 8:09 ~ 8:15 – standing at the wedding, 17:11 – hears “Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala”, 17:16 ~ 17:32 – part of the crowd asking favors of Twilight, 18:06 – cornering Twilight.
Duplicates: 4:09 – one duplicate in the audience, 8:09 – at the opposite side of the hall, 8:13 – one duplicate at the wedding.
|4||2:19 – talking to Sweetie Drops during party preparations, 5:55 ~ 7:37 – in the audience for the party for Applejack, 14:52 – licking her lips over muffin samples, 15:07 – sick in bed.
Duplicates: 6:42 – one duplicate in the audience.
|5||13:16 – watching Fluttershy lead the ducks, 19:02 – looking at Gilda at her party, 19:24.|
|6||6:13 – in the crowd for Trixie’s show looking at Applejack’s performance, 6:38, 7:19 – looking at Rainbow Dash’s performance, 8:51 – staring at Rarity, 9:12 – watching Rarity run away, 15:39 – exiting a house to see what the commotion is, 16:24 – gaping in horror at the Ursa, 17:45 – looking at the Ursa in awe, 17:48 – looking at Twilight, 18:04 – in the crowd congratulating Twilight.|
|7||1:40 – walking with Minuette in the park, 2:35 – smiling with Golden Harvest, 2:42 – looks at the smoke in the sky in surprise, 2:46 – listening to Twilight.|
|10||2:39 – carrying a bow in the park.|
|11||2:10 ~ 2:40 – in the crowd to hear the mayor’s speech (with an animal team vest), 4:14 – singing from the top of the screen, 4:16 – ringing a bell for a squirrel, 4:24 – pushes a basket of food to some ferrets, 18:14 – holding a nest in her mouth, 20:14 ~ 20:38 – in the crowd facing the mayor and Twilight.
Duplicates: 2:10 – two duplicates in the crowd, 2:19 – three duplicates, 2:39 – two duplicates, 20:15.
|13||6:03 – in the crowd at the Iron Pony competition, 6:09 – watching Applejack and Rainbow Dash do push-ups, 6:12, 6:26 – watching Applejack land from her leap, 7:17 – looking up at Applejack (legs shown only), 8:51 – at the Running of the Leaves, 9:08, 9:11 ~ 9:21 – watching the racers line up, 18:51 – standing near the finish line, 19:23 ~ 20:04 – in the crowd watching Applejack and Rainbow Dash tussle, 20:33 – bowing before Princess Celestia.
Duplicates: 6:04 – one duplicate at the opposite bleachers, 6:26 – one duplicate right next to Twinkleshine, 19:23 – many Twinkleshines scroll by.
|14||13:05 – walking up to Rarity’s fashion show, 13:12 ~ 13:19 – looking at Hoity Toity as he walks up, 13:51 – in the crowd as the show starts, 14:07 ~ 14:16 – viewing the stage.
Duplicates: 14:15 – one duplicate visible in the crowd.
|18||2:06 – standing in a street and listening to “Cloud Kicker”, 2:07, 2:11 – smiling at Scootaloo’s trick, 16:36 – staring at the Cutie Mark Crusaders during the talent show, 18:40 – starts laughing, 18:46, 19:51 – awaiting the last award of the night.
Duplicates: 16:36 – one duplicate in the crowd, 18:40.
|20||9:47 ~ 10:03 – in the crowd at Fluttershy’s first fashion show, 10:25 ~ 10:35 – at the sidelines of Fluttershy’s red carpet, 15:51 – joining the crowd around Fluttershy, 16:43 ~ 18:39 – in the audience for Fluttershy’s latest fashion show, 17:30 – watching Fluttershy skid across the stage, 17:40 – staring, 17:41 – watching Fluttershy act like a dog, 18:10 – looking to the source of the word “Bravo!”, 18:23 – staring at Rarity.
Duplicates: 9:48 – two duplicates in the crowd, 10:01 – six duplicates, 17:30 – one duplicate, 17:41.
|22||6:41 – listening to Princess Celestia’s announcement at her party, 6:50 – bows as Celestia leaves, 7:13 – staring at Rarity as she leaves Celestia’s party.|
|23||7:11 – standing on a cloud before the start of the race in Fluttershy’s flashback, 11:17 ~ 11:29 – standing in the audience for the performance in Rarity’s flashback, 11:20 – grinning at the display, 12:12 – watching Princess Celestia take off in Twilight Sparkle’s flashback, 12:19 – watching the sun rise, 12:35 – walking with Minuette in present-day, 18:27 – standing on a cloud before the start of the race in Rainbow Dash’s flashback.
Duplicates: 11:18 – one duplicate in the audience.
|26||7:15 – in the crowd in front of the drawbridge of Canterlot, 9:20 – standing outside the VIP section of the Grand Galloping Gala, 10:44 – looking surprised at Pinkie Pie’s sudden loss of enthusiasm, 11:44 – talking with Amethyst Star, 11:46 ~ 12:05 – mingling in the crowd, 13:11.
Duplicates: 7:15 – seven duplicates in the crowd, 11:48 – two duplicates in the crowd.
|2||20:43 ~ 21:16 - in Canterlot Castle
Duplicates: 20:43 - two in the crowd; 20:51 - one in the crowd
|3||16:39 ~ 17:59 - fighting other ponies over Smarty Pants|
|5||17:00 - approaching Granny Smith; 17:22, 17:26 - in the stands; 17:48 ~ 19:04 - watching the race; 19:21 - cheering for and then carrying Berryshine and "Piña Colada"
Duplicates: 17:00 - two in the background crowd; 18:54 - one in the crowd; 19:21 - two in the crowd
|6||1:08, 1:16, 1:32, 1:41 - in the bowling alley; 16:43 - "Cutie pox?!"|
|8||3:13, 3:27, 3:33, 4:33 - in the crowd praising Rainbow Dash; 7:15 - admiring Mare Do Well; 17:30 - with Scootaloo and Daisy, dressed in a Mare Do Well costume; 17:43, 17:56 - in the crowd at Mare Do Well's thank-you parade|
|9||2:05 - walking through Canterlot in formal attire; 5:43, 5:46, 7:36 - in the crowd at the Wonderbolts Derby; 10:18 - watching an airship's maiden voyage during Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know)|
|10||7:20 - trotting through Ponyville with Minuette; 16:45 - running away from rushing water|
|11||0:10, 0:29 - on the train to Canterlot; 0:34, 0:39 - at the train station with Minuette; 0:43 - trotting through Canterlot; 1:51, 3:32, 3:46, 12:21, 14:33, 20:05, 20:39 - in the pageant audience
Duplicates: 1:51, 3:32, 14:33, 20:05, 20:39 - multiple
|14||2:43 - at Applejack's sendoff party|
|15||2:27, 2:48 - in line for apple cider; 3:49 - in the crowd complaing; 4:50 - trotting up to the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000; 5:14 ~ 8:46 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers; 12:04 - next to Apple Bloom; 13:05 - when the crowd disperses; 13:10, 15:41, 19:21 - in the crowd at the cider-making competition; 20:47 - watching Flim and Flam leave|
|17||0:02, 3:30, 4:11 - in Ponyville Town Square|
|18||3:09, 5:57 - appears during Smile Song|
|19||1:48, 2:27 - in the Ponyville marketplace; 7:06 ~ 10:17 - at Iron Will's seminar (with multiple duplicates)|
|20||3:41 - trotting next to Minuette|
|23||Seen in the opening scene, Seen at the marketplace.|
|25||As one of Princess Cadance's bridesmaids, along with Minuette and Lyra Heartstrings ~ minor speaking role|
|26||During This Day Aria, as a horn blower; walking evilly towards Twilight and Cadance, under Queen Chrysalis's influence, along with the other bridesmaids; before, during, and after the reception, ready to catch the bouquet, being pushed by and looking unimpressed at Rarity|
|3||Seen in the crowd.|
|4||Seen in the theatre and seen in the crowd.
Duplicates: version with different cutie mark is part of the parade
|5||Seen at 20:32.|
|6||Seen at 00:19.|
|11||Seen waiting in line in front of the Mane 6.|
|12||Seen at the train station.|
|13||Seen at 00:23, talking to Minuette at 07:53 and at 20:52.|
|1||7:58 - in the crowd of worried ponies (mostly obscured)|
|2||20:28 - in the crowd at the Summer Sun Celebration|
Twinkleshine is one of the available playable characters in the Android version of Gameloft's mobile game. She was added to that version of the game on March 28, 2013. The game is the first time that she is simultaneously referred to by name and depicted with the same design and color scheme as in the show.
MerchandiseA unicorn pony named Twinkleshine was released as both a mystery pack figurine and a Playful Ponies toy in 2010. The toys share the character's cutie mark and eye color, and the mystery pack toy—using Twilight Sparkle's mold—shares the mane color except for the darker streak. The Playful Ponies toy, however, features rosy red hair and is based on Rarity's model. Both toys' coat colors are pink in contrast to the character's off-white coat, but Twinkleshine's identity is confirmed by Gameloft's mobile game. According to the back of the European mystery pack collector card, Twinkleshine "loves playing games." The front of the card depicts Twinkleshine standing in Canterlot. According to the European Playful Ponies package, Twinkleshine "loves the movies". The U.S. Playful Ponies package has a longer description and reads, "TWINKLESHINE dreams about being a famous movie star. Drama. Comedy. Action. She loves it all!"
- Friendship is Magic, part 1
- Twinkleshine: There you are, Twilight. Moondancer is having a little get-together at the west castle courtyard. You wanna come?
- Twilight Sparkle: Oh, sorry, girls. I got a lot of studying to catch up on!
- Twinkleshine: Does that pony do anything except study? I think she's more interested in books than friends.
- "I think they're lovely."
- — A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
- "You're not going anywhere."
- — In unison with Lyra Heartstrings and Minuette, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
- "I want it!"
- — In unison with Lyra Heartstrings and Minuette, A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
- "Really exquisite!"
- — The Fall of Sunset Shimmer
- ↑ Tabitha St. Germain (2013-03-13). First Nicole then Tara then Cathy and I say "I think she's more interested in books than friends.". Retrieved on 2013 March 13. Archived locally
- ↑ Cathy Weseluck (2013-03-13). '...Does that pony do anything but study?' Yep...my line; not sure of the others. :). Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
- ↑ Andrea Libman (2013-03-13). I'm the 1st. Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
- ↑ Aa73diQ.png (2013-03-28). Retrieved on 2013 March 28.
- ↑ Backcards G4 - Angervo's Pony Pages. Retrieved on 2012 April 8.
- ↑ G4 My Little Pony Reference - Twinkleshine (Friendship is Magic). Retrieved on 2012 March 4.