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

Gauntlet of Fire is the fifth Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on April 3, 2019, three days before Season 9 premiered.


Spike is forced to compete in a dangerous Gauntlet for the title of Dragon Lord in order to save his friends.

Production timeline

October 21, 2014 Premise written by Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco.
October 31, 2014 Episode listed as #605.
November 10, 2014 Outline written. Garble (from Dragon Quest) is confirmed to appear in the episode.
December 5, 2014 First draft of the script written.
January 7, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
January 21, 2015 Polish draft written.
January 30, 2015 Script approved.
February 12, 2015 Final draft.
April 15–29, 2015 Voice recording in session.
September 4, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
January 26, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
February 25, 2016 Musical score added.
March 11, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Twilight Sparkle
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Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Everypony's Favorite Frights
(August 30, 2016)
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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)