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Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash ID EG3
Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
Gender Female
Eyes Moderate cerise
Hair Light brilliant red
Light brilliant vermillion
Light gold
Moderate sap green
Brilliant cornflower blue
Moderate violet
Skin Very light cerulean
Race Human
Pegasus (in Equestria)
Residence Human world
Occupation Student at Canterlot High

Rainbooms' lead vocalist/electric guitarist

Nicknames Dash
Cutie mark
Rainbow Dash Cutie Mark

Blue-yellow-red lightning bolt with cloud.

Voice Ashleigh Ball
Rainbow Dash is a student from Canterlot High and one of the main characters of Equestria Girls. She is known as Canterlot's resident jock, being the captain of every sports teams at Canterlot High. She is also the leader, songwriter, lead vocalist, and the guitarist of her band, The Rainbooms. She represents the element of loyalty.

Depiction in films

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

Rainbow Dash 'loyalty' EG

Rainbow Dash in Equestria Girls.

In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Rainbow Dash is first mentioned to have had a falling out with the Applejack. After Twilight Sparkle is made a fool of by videos of her using the library's computers (filmed by Snips and Snails at Sunset Shimmer's behest), she comes to help her, alongside the rest of her four friends, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity. At this point, it is revealed that she and her four friends had been driven apart by the machinations of Sunset Shimmer. Rainbow Dash had promised to have the school's softball team attend a bake sale Applejack was running, only for Rainbow to be messaged by someone else that the sale had been moved to a different day. When Twilight shows them that Sunset Shimmer is responsible for everything, they reconcile, and help Twilight become Princess of the Fall Formal.

Rainbow tells Twilight that she will only help her become Princess of the Fall Formal if she beats her in a soccer match, with the first to make five goals winning. Rainbow easily wins, but she helps Twilight anyway, telling her that she was testing her determination.

When Sunset threatens Twilight after begin corrupted by the Element of Magic and tries to eliminate Twilight, Rainbow Dash and the others protect her, and the Element of Magic, refusing to kill its true wielder, imbues Rainbow with the Element of Loyalty, giving her a half-pony form, allowing her and the others to defeat Sunset and reform her. Rainbow then helps with teaching Sunset the true value of friendship after Twilight returns home to Equestria. After Sunset Shimmer is defeated, Rainbow flies around at the Fall Formal, picking up Scootaloo and giving her a ride. Her wings and pony ears vanish when the portal to Equestria closes after Twilight's departure.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Guitar Centered video on Rainbow Dash's phone EG2

Rainbow Dash, holding her cell phone with an alternate scene of Guitar Centered, in Rainbow Rocks.

Rainbow Dash reappears in the sequel My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks and its tie-in animated shorts, where she plays lead guitar in the band, the Rainbooms. She is first seen in this film helping her friends make a poster for the CHS Musical Showcase. As the leader of the Rainbooms, she is initially the lead vocalist as well as the guitarist and songwriter. When Twilight returns to the human world, she takes over as lead vocalist. Throughout the film, Rainbow Dash shows moments of egotism, taking credit for the formation of the Rainbooms, frequently stating that it's her band since she's the leader, judging her friends' performances, and being reluctant to play songs that Fluttershy had written.

After Sunset Shimmer's speech, she finally sees the error of her ways and acknowledges that it is "our band" and not just hers, and she allows the band to play a song Fluttershy wrote.

Music to My Ears

Rainbow Dash appears briefly at the Sweet Shoppe with her friends, waving to DJ Pon-3 when she enters.

Rainbow Dash hugging guitar EG2

Rainbow Dash, in her anthro form, hugging her guitar.

Guitar Centered

Rainbow Dash plays a major role in the Guitar Centered animated short, where she duels Trixie Lulamoon in an electric guitar battle over a coveted double-necked guitar to replace her broken one. Rainbow Dash wins the duel when she suddenly transforms into her pony-like state and blows Trixie away with a sonic rainboom-like effect. However, she forfeits the prize to Trixie and decides to instead buy the guitar she used in their fight.

Pinkie on The One

Rainbow also plays a somewhat major role in the Pinkie on the One animated short, in which she tries to get Pinkie to help her find a drummer for her band. After seeing that Pinkie needs an outlet for her energy, she decides to let her become the drummer in her band.

Player Piano

Rainbow Dash appears in the music room with the other Rainbooms, voicing frustration about Rarity's lateness and correcting Pinkie Pie on the proper name of a keytar.

A Case for the Bass

Rainbow appears with her friends when Applejack bargains with Flim and Flam for her bass guitar, at one point glaring angrily at the two for trying to scam her.

Fluttershy and Rainbow singing EG2

Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy performing Shake Your Tail at Canterlot High.

Shake Your Tail!

Rainbow sings the titular song with her friends and helps set up the auditorium for the Rainbooms' performance, briefly suggesting a sports theme and eventually combining her and her friends' themes into one.

Perfect Day for Fun

Rainbow sings the song Perfect Day for Fun with her friends and enjoys the Canterlot High School carnival. At one point, she is bested by both Applejack and Spike at a high striker game.

My Past is Not Today

Rainbow briefly appears in a flashback putting her hand on Sunset Shimmer's after Sunset's defeat.

Friendship Through the Ages

Rainbow performs the song with the Rainbooms, singing a verse in the style of classic rock and ultimately smashing a guitar.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Rainbow looks back to Sugarcoat and Sunset EG3

Rainbow Dash competing in the motocross event.

Rainbow Dash appears again in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, competing in the Friendship Games against Crystal Prep Academy as part of Canterlot High's Wondercolts team. Rainbow helps motivate her classmates to win the games with a spirited song, ponying up at the end.

She participates in the Academic Decathlon, where she passes the chemistry, baking, and carpentry contests, but drops out of the spelling bee after misspelling "hippopotamus". She and Sunset Shimmer are paired up in the motocross portion of the Tri-Cross Relay. When the human world's Twilight Sparkle accidentally summons carnivorous plants from Equestria in the middle of the race, Dash turns around to save Sunset's life in an act of loyalty. She ponies up a second time and wards off the plants, allowing Sunset to win the relay, before getting her magic absorbed by Twilight's amulet. She later regains her magic to empower Sunset and return Twilight to normal after she is transformed into Midnight Sparkle.

The Science of Magic

In the first preview teaser, The Science of Magic, Rainbow is the last to be examined by Sunset Shimmer who, after the events with the other Rainbooms resulted in her being injured somehow, has decided to examine Rainbow from a separate room. As Rainbow assumes her half-pony form and rocks out on her guitar, it causes a rainbow-colored stream of energy to flow through the wire from Rainbow's guitar to the laptop in the separate room where Sunset is analyzing Rainbow, causing the laptop screen to explode in Sunset's face, leaving a rainbow-colored splash all over the inside of the window, and leading to Sunset making her final inconclusive result before passing out from her injuries.

Pinkie Spy

Rainbow Dash -we're trying to eavesdrop EG3

Rainbow tries to get Pinkie Pie to understand how to spy on Crystal Prep High.

In the second preview teaser, Pinkie Spy, Rainbow, along with Pinkie Pie, is attempting to spy on the Crystal Prep athletes, but can't out of fear of Pinkie's crazy antics giving away their position and alerting the rival school to their presence. In the end, Rainbow finally snaps at Pinkie and yells at her so loudly, that it's Rainbow that ends up alerting the Crystal Prep team to her presence instead. Though Pinkie and Rainbow escape, all they've really done is leave their rival school's athletes completely confused by what they just witnessed after Rainbow got their attention with her outburst.


Rainbow Dash rockin EG2

Rainbow Dash singing about herself being awesome.

Rainbow Dash represents the Element of Loyalty and is brave, bold, and a tomboy. But she has several hidden fears in herself that she cannot handle. Though she often appears arrogant like when she sings Awesome As I Wanna Be to show everyone during the Musical Showcase that she's awesome, she still has a kind heart and is always there for her friends when they need her. She also serves as a trainer and player for her sport teams at school.

Hasbro online description Equestria Girls description

Rainbow Dash is Canterlot high’s spirited and sporty superstar. She also happens to be the captain of just about every sports team at school. You’d have to look really hard to find a trophy that doesn’t have her name on it. The only thing Rainbow Dash values more than winning is loyalty. So now she’s teaming up with Twilight Sparkle and the rest of her gal pals to take back the crown from Sunset Shimmer and restore harmony in Canterlot. Because Rainbow Dash knows that there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is in friendship.

Rainbow Rocks description

She’s brimming with confidence, but Rainbow Dash has the skills to back it up. When she shreds the bass guitar, she always adds something special, electrifying the crowd with her stand-out performance.

Rainbow Rocks Encore description 

Rainbow Dash gets her friends together to form The Rainbooms band! She's as awesome as she wants to be when she shows off her lightning-fast guitar skills. Her rockin' style really shines when the band finds their groove!

Friendship Games description 

Rainbow Dash is the ultimate team player.

Fun fact: She's loyal to her bandmates, The Rainbooms.



Four dolls of Rainbow Dash have been released for Equestria Girls in 2013: one as a standard doll, another in a fashion set with an extra outfit, next with a super long hair, and in the School Pep Rally set (as a Toys "R" Us exclusive). Her description in the back of the standard doll's packaging reads, "This sporty girl dares to wear bold colors like no others!"

Five dolls have been released for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks in 2014: one in the Rainbow Rocks single, another is a "Doll and Pony set" with the pony version of herself, another in the Rainbow Rocks neon single, the next is a "Design and Decorate" doll with a stamp and stencil set, and the last is the "Rockin Hairstyle" doll (wearing the outfit similar to Friendship Through the Ages).

And so far, three dolls of Rainbow Dash will be release for My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games in 2015: one in the Sporty Style set for the Motorcross event, another for the School Spirit single, and the next in a two-pack with Twilight Sparkle (as an ASDA exclusive).

A doll of Rainbow Dash (wearing her school clothes) was released in 2014 for the "Equestria Girls Collection" single.

And a Rainbow Dash doll with molded hair was release in 2014 for the "Budget" series.


"So you're lookin' to dethrone Sunset Shimmer and become Princess of the Fall Formal, huh? Gotta say, I'd really love to see that happen."
— To Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"Of course you lost. I'm awesome! But I'm not gonna help just anybody try and beat Sunset Shimmer. The Fall Formal Princess should be someone with heart and determination. You've proved that you've got 'em both!"
— To Twilight Sparkle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"That... is... awesome!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
"I need something that looks as awesome as I'm gonna make it sound."
Guitar Centered
"Most people don't know how hard it is to find someone who could use both hands the way a drummer does."
Pinkie on the One
"It was my idea to start the Rainbooms so we could be in the showcase. Plus I'm the lead singer and guitarist."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Let's take them down! It's not like we haven't tangled with dark magic before and totally whooped its sorry butt!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"Be cool enough to win, but not so cool that we end up showing off the whole ears and tails and rainbows thing. Sooo... about twenty percent less cool."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"I wish I never asked any of you to be in my band!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"I know just the song. Fluttershy's written a really great one."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
"We're trying to spy on them! Do you even know what the word "spy" means? It means being sneaky! It means not being seen! It means BEING QUIET!"
— To Pinkie Pie, Pinkie Spy
"Crystal Prep students are super athletic, super smart, and super motivated. But there's one thing they aren't. They aren't Wondercolts!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"I hope the Friendship Games have a music competition, because we would totally rock it!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Well, we have to play. This is the last event."
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
"Hang on!"
— My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

See also


Rainbow Dash on blue Better Than Ever backdrop EG2

Rainbow Dash image gallery

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