Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Buckball Season is the 18th Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is by far the only episode where Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie are both main focuses, as it aired during both their Mane Months (on April 19 and May 17, 2019).

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on December 27, 2019.


Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy surprise everyone when they turn out to be Ponyville's best Buckball players, so Applejack and Rainbow Dash agree to coach them against Appleoosa. But when the pressure's on, and the fun goes out of the game, Ponyville's newest star athletes lose their competitive edge –- and it looks like they're about to lose the biggest Buckball game in history!

Production timeline

March 20, 2015 Premise written by Jennifer Skelly.
March 27, 2015 Episode listed as #618 (originally #619).
April 9, 2015 Outline written.
May 19, 2015 First draft of the script written.
June 8, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
July 3–17, 2015 Polish draft written.
July 21, 2015 Script approved.
July 28, 2015 Final draft.
August 12, 2015 Voice recording in session.
November 30–December 17, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
May 2, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
June 2, 2016 Musical score added.
June 16, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
02 - Pinkie Pie.png
Pinkie Pie
03 - Fluttershy.png
04 - Rainbow Dash.png
Rainbow Dash
06 - Applejack.png

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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(September 12, 2017)
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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)