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

Top Bolt is the 24th Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

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


Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle are sent to the Wonderbolt Academy to help two friends, Vapor Trail and Sky Stinger, solve a friendship problem that would keep them from getting into the Academy.

Production timeline

March 26, 2015 Premise written by Kevin Burke and Chris "Doc" Wyatt. Episode originally titled "Wanna Bolt". It also took place in a town near Ponyville, and the names of the two ponies Twilight and Rainbow meet were Sky Light and Purple Pop.
April 21, 2015 Episode retitled "Top Bolt". Premise rewritten by Meghan McCarthy. Now the episode took place in the Wonderbolt Academy, and Purple Pop was renamed "Vapor Trail".
May 1, 2015 Episode listed as #624.
May 19, 2015 Outline written.
June 10, 2015 First draft of the script written by Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco. Sky Light was renamed Sky Stinger.
June 29, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
July 8–14, 2015 Polish draft written.
July 15, 2015 Script approved.
July 22, 2015 Final draft. Last-minute revisions made on September 8.
August 5–September 16, 2015 Voice recording in session.
January 25, 2016 Animatic submitted for review.
June 14, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
July 14, 2016 Musical score added.
August 2, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Twilight Sparkle
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Rainbow Dash
Sky Stinger
Vapor Trail

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)