This page covers all information about the fifth season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which served as the first season of the show's current era. It was also the current season from February 2015 to January 2016.
1. The Cutie Map, part 1
The Mane 6 are summoned to solve a friendship problem only to find a utopian village where everyone has given up their Cutie Marks.
2. The Cutie Map, part 2
The Mane 6 have had their Cutie Marks taken and must find a way to get them back. When a deep dark secret is revealed about the pony who took them, they think they may have the answer.
3. Castle Sweet Castle
When her friends find out that Princess Twilight has been avoiding her new castle, they offer to make it feel more like home.
4. Bloom & Gloom
Apple Bloom's anxieties about getting her Cutie Mark turn her life into a nightmare from which she may never escape.
5. Tanks for the Memories
Rainbow Dash can't accept the fact that Tank must hibernate for the winter and decides that the solution is to stop winter from coming.
6. Appleoosa's Most Wanted
When notorious outlaw Troubleshoes Clyde returns to menace the Appleoosa rodeo, the Cutie Mark Crusaders realize that bringing him to justice might be the key to finally getting their cutie marks.
7. Make New Friends But Keep Discord
When Discord learns that Fluttershy is taking a new friend to the Grand Galloping Gala instead of him, he goes to extreme lengths to prove that he isn't upset about it.
8. The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone
When the map calls Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie to the ancient kingdom of Griffonstone, they have differing ideas about what problem they have been sent to fix.
9. Slice of Life
With Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity busy battling a monster, the rest of Ponyville scrambles to make it to a wedding on time.
10. Princess Spike
When Spike is tasked with making sure nothing disturbs Princess Twilight, the power goes to his head and he starts making important decisions in her name, with disastrous results.
11. Party Pooped
It's up to Pinkie Pie's party to save the day when an important friendship summit with some visiting yaks turns into an utter disaster, but it takes an epic voyage of discovery across Equestria to reignite her party inspiration.
12. Amending Fences
When Twilight realizes what a bad friend she was before moving to Ponyville, she and Spike return to Canterlot to make amends to her former friends.
13. Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
Princess Luna enlists the Mane 6 to help her track down the Tantabus, a magical force that threatens to turn everypony in Equestria's dreams into nightmares.
After 13 episodes but before episode 14, this trailer was released online.
14. Canterlot Boutique
Rarity's dream of owning a boutique in Canterlot has finally come true. Her new shop is an instant success, but it comes at a price Rarity isn't sure she's willing to pay.
15. Scare Master
Fluttershy decides to face her fears and participate in Nightmare Night with her friends.
16. Rarity Investigates!
When Rainbow Dash is accused of a crime she didn't commit, it falls on Rarity to prove her friend is innocent.
17. Made in Manehattan
Applejack and Rarity are called to Manehattan to solve a friendship problem, and find themselves helping Coco Pommel with a major project in her neighborhood. The three soon discover that they've bitten off more than they can chew.
18. Brotherhooves Social
When Applejack is called away and has to miss participating in the Sisterhooves Social with Apple Bloom, Big Mac decides to fill in for her.
19. Crusaders of the Lost Mark
When Pipsqueak decides to run for class president, the Cutie Mark Crusaders rally around their friend, but find themselves helping their long-time nemesis, Diamond Tiara, in an unexpected way.
20. The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
Pinkie Pie struggles to keep a secret that involves Princess Cadance and Shining Armor.
Applejack is excited to celebrate Hearthswarming Eve with Pinkie Pie's family, but soon discovers that the Pies have very different ways of enjoying the holiday at their rock farm.
22. What About Discord?
Twilight returns from Canterlot to discover that her friends have developed an inexplicably deep bond with Discord. Puzzled by how they became so close in her absence, she starts to suspect that Discord is up to something sinister.
23. The Hooffields and McColts
Princess Twilight and Fluttershy are called by the map to settle a dispute between two feuding families who can't even remember why they are fighting.
24. The Mane Attraction
An old friend of Applejack's has become a huge pop star and Applejack fears that the singer's manager does not have her best interests at heart.
25. The Cutie Re-Mark, part 1
Starlight Glimmer returns to seek vengeance on Twilight and her friends and has acquired a spell that could change the past, present, and future of Equestria forever.
26. The Cutie Re-Mark, part 2
Princess Twilight's efforts to stop Starlight from altering the past continue, but she fears that they may be in vain.
|Episode title||English (US)||Spanish (LA)||Portuguese (Brazil)|
|The Cutie Map, part 1||April 4, 2015||October 24-25, 2015||September 20-25, 2015|
|The Cutie Map, part 2|
|Castle Sweet Castle||April 11, 2015||October 10, 2015|
|Bloom & Gloom||April 18, 2015||November 5, 2015|
|Tanks for the Memories||April 25, 2015||October 11, 2015|
|Appleoosa's Most Wanted||May 2, 2015||November 1, 2015|
|Make New Friends But Keep Discord||May 16, 2015||November 10, 2015|
|The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone||May 23, 2015||October 17-18, 2015||October 19-23, 2015|
|Slice of Life||June 13, 2015|
|Princess Spike||June 20, 2015||November 13, 2015|
|Party Pooped||June 27, 2015||November 16-18, 2015|
|Amending Fences||July 4, 2015|
|Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?||July 11, 2015||February 29–March 4, 2016|
|Canterlot Boutique||September 12, 2015||January 25-29, 2016|
|Scare Master||October 31, 2015|
|Rarity Investigates!||September 19, 2015|
|Made in Manehattan||September 26, 2015|
|Brotherhooves Social||October 3, 2015||May 30–June 3, 2016|
|Crusaders of the Lost Mark||October 10, 2015||March 1, 2016|
|The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows||October 17, 2015||February 16, 2016|
|Hearthbreakers||October 24, 2015||March 1-4, 2016|
|What About Discord?||November 7, 2015|
|The Hooffields and McColts||November 14, 2015||July 25-28, 2016|
|The Mane Attraction||November 21, 2015|
|The Cutie Re-Mark, part 1||November 28, 2015||March 7, 2016|
|The Cutie Re-Mark, part 2||March 10, 2016|
In South Korea, this season premiered on September 22, 2017. Two new episodes aired on Disney Junior every Friday at 9:00 a.m. through December 22, 2017. Also starting with this season, the 2016 My Little Pony logo was used on the show's title card.
Characters' rankings for this season
|Episode appearance amount||Appearance time||Main focus episode count||Overall|
|Twilight Sparkle||1st Place||1st Place||1st Place||1st Place|
|Applejack||2nd Place||2nd Place||4th Place||2nd Place|
|Rarity||4th Place||4th Place||4th Place||4th Place|
|Pinkie Pie||3rd Place||3rd Place||2nd Place||2nd Place|
|Rainbow Dash||4th Place||5th Place||4th Place||5th Place|
|Fluttershy||Last Place||Last Place||3rd Place||Last Place|
|Pinkie Pie and/or Fluttershy||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||Y||S||N||Y||Y||Y||N||N||N||B||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
Appearances by rank (Note: Numbers in a red background indicate no appearance):
|Episode title||Twilight Sparkle||Pinkie Pie||Rainbow Dash||Applejack||Rarity||Fluttershy|
|The Cutie Map, part 1||6||5||6||4||6||5|
|The Cutie Map, part 2||11||10||10||7||8||3|
|Castle Sweet Castle||7||6||4||6||4||4|
|Bloom & Gloom||20||13||19|
|Tanks for the Memories||14||12||1||18||14||9|
|Appleoosa's Most Wanted||23||21||21||12||21||19|
|Make New Friends But Keep Discord||16||15||14||16||15||6|
|The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone||19||2||3|
|Slice of Life||21||18||18||20||16||16|
|Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?||12||11||8||9||10||10|
|Made in Manehattan||18||1||3|
|Crusaders of the Lost Mark||22||19||19||21||18||17|
|The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows||9||1||9||11||9||7|
|What About Discord?||3||8||7||8||7||8|
|The Hooffields and McColts||5||1|
|The Mane Attraction||15||9||17||3||12||13|
|The Cutie Re-Mark, part 1||2||17||13||15||17||14|
|The Cutie Re-Mark, part 2||4||13||12||17||13||12|
Four DVDs were released from 2015 to 2016 (one containing three episodes and three more from Littlest Pet Shop), followed by the complete season boxset on July 12, 2016.
For Season 5, there were three music videos:
The fifth season of Friendship Friday began on October 27, 2017, and ended on March 23, 2018 with 33 clips. No clips were uploaded on December 29, 2017. As of January 26, 2018, only one clip was uploaded per week.
|Episode title||No. of clips|
|The Cutie Map, part 1||1|
|The Cutie Map, part 2||2|
|Castle Sweet Castle||2|
|Bloom & Gloom||2|
|Tanks for the Memories||2|
|Appleoosa's Most Wanted||1|
|Make New Friends But Keep Discord||1|
|The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone||2|
|Slice of Life||0|
|Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?||2|
|Made in Manehattan||2|
|Crusaders of the Lost Mark||1|
|The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows||1|
|What About Discord?||1|
|The Hooffields and McColts||1|
|The Mane Attraction||1|
|The Cutie Re-Mark, part 1||2|
|The Cutie Re-Mark, part 2||3|