Characters: Friendship Is Magic: Pinkie Pie
Fill my heart up with sunshine, SUNSHINE!note
"♪ This is your singing telegram; I hope it finds you well, Pinkamena Diane "Pinkie" Pie
You're invited to a PARTY 'cause we think you're really swell! ♪"
is a hyperactive earth pony who prances to the beat of her own percussion section. The sheer force of her cheerful personality can be overwhelming at first but anyone who shows a little patience with her eccentricities is rewarded with a truly unique and wonderful friend who fills every day with laughter. And musical numbers. And PARTIES! Even as she defies physical reality when the situation is funny
. Try to imagine a pink rocket made of happiness.
That's Pinkie Pie.
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Characterization and Background
- Adorkable: When her tongue swells up in "Bridle Gossip" and prevents her from speaking properly.
- All-Loving Hero: This is the real reason why Pinkie got her cutie mark (the party thing is merely her bread and butter) she wants to make everyone happy. It's exemplified by her "I Am" Song in "A Friend in Deed".
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: All the time but some episodes show that Pinkie can concentrate when she wants to; in "Too Many Pinkie Pies", she's concentrating so hard on Twilight's "test" that she doesn't even notice when all her clones have disappeared and she's the only one left standing until the others directly address her.
- Becoming the Mask: She goes to insane lengths to stay in character of a Nightmare Night costume. This includes "pecking" at candy lying on the ground and somehow laying an egg when frightened by Princess Luna.
- Berserk Button:
- Don't bully Fluttershy.
- Whatever you do, NEVER, EVER break a Pinkie Promise.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She takes neglect very hard.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Yeah, a happy-go-lucky, Reality Warper pink pony sounds like fun...until you realise that if Pinkie doesn't want you to get away from her, you won't.
- Big Eater: In fact, she's a GIANT eater. She can slurp up an entire cake (larger than her head) with her tongue. What's more, she can swallow foodstuffs of an equal or even greater size to herself in a single gulp.
- Break the Cutie: Pinkie Pie is extremely optimistic and upbeat, and she can usually shrug off insults and sadness. However, she is easily broken if she is convinced that she is useless or that her friends don't care about her.
- In "Party Of One" she has a breakdown because she thinks her friends are ignoring her.
- She is broken by Discord in "Return of Harmony - Part 1" and becomes convinced everypony is laughing at her.
- The episode "Baby Cakes" shows her exhausted and stressed out babysitting for the cake twins. At the end she's bawling her eyes out because she can't handle it anymore.
- In 'A Friend in Deed' she is clearly upset when Cranky Doodle Donkey repeatedly rejects her friendship (although he does accept it by the end of the episode),
- 'Putting Your Hoof Down' has Fluttershy reducing both her and Rarity to tears by saying she's wasting her life with parties (i.e. her passion, destiny, and life calling).
- Broken by herself (or at least her reflections/clones) in "Too Many Pinkie Pies". The clones cause her so much distress that she questions whether or not she is in fact the real Pinkie Pie.
- She didn't have a great day in "Magic Duel" either. First, Trixie removes her mouth, rendering her unable to eat or talk. Then Trixie forces her to dance against her will.
- Thoroughly broken in "Pinkie Pride," when all her friends get swept up in anticipation Cheese Sandwich's part planning skills and seem to forget that Pinkie even exists. Also when she has her Heel Realization and forfeits the goof-off.
- Broken Bird: During "Party of One" her mane straightens for the first time. This indicates insanity-inducing depression.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite appearing completely insane to outsiders, Pinkie Pie is regularly entrusted with important tasks by local authority figures who have known her long enough to be aware there's a method behind her madness.
- Highlighted in "Swarm of the Century" where nopony takes her seriously until her music drives the parasprites out of Ponyville, demonstrating that she was right all along.
- Captain Oblivious: See Innocently Insensitive below.
- Cassandra Truth: See "Bunny Ears Lawyer" above.
- Character Development: Proving herself to be a lot more considerate of others as the series progresses.
- In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", she slows down mid-fall and land in the water quietly because Rainbow Dash wanted to rest and she didn't want to disturb her.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She is loud, random and, in a word, strange.
You know, Pinkie; these two ponies have a bit of a grudge match they're trying to settle, trying to prove who's the most athletic. Pinkie: Yes!
And "grudge" rhymes with "fudge"! Spike:
Yes, it... does? What? Pinkie:
And I like fudge. But if I eat too much fudge, I get a pudge and then I can't budge.
So... no fudge? Pinkie:
Aw, no thanks. I had a big breakfast.
- Remember: this is Pinkie Pie when she's sane.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: In "Swarm of the Century" (instruments are necessary) and again in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" (The Pinkie Sense is legit even if Twilight can't explain it).
- Cute and Psycho: Do not break a pinkie promise or ignore her; the cute bouncing will become relentless pursuit.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: She has a tendency to screech if she's frustrated, like in "Griffon the Brush Off", "Swarm of the Century" and "Party of One".
- In "Luna Eclipsed", Twilight Sparkle defined it as shrieking and made her promise to stop doing it as she was trying to get ponies to accept Princess Luna as a friend rather than the fearsome former Nightmare Moon.
- In "Wonderbolts Academy" with the aid of a megaphone she screams so loud the mountains in the background are blown back by the force.
- The Cutie: Shares this role with Fluttershy, being cheerful, childlike and adorable.
- Determinator: Proven in "Party of One". When she wants to find out something, she will.
- The Ditz: Some of the time she's a scatterbrain. Other times...
- Era-Specific Personality: G3 Pinkie Pie was The Leader of the Core 7 late into the generation (beginning around 2007) and wasn't nearly as hyperactive.
- Everypony Has Standards: Pinkie Pie may love pranks, but she knows better than to prank Fluttershy, who is extremely sensitive.
- Extreme Omnivore: She's willing to eat cupcakes with hot sauce and burned cupcakes, and her first thought on seeing a rainbow pond in her visit to Cloudsdale is to try tasting it, though it's too spicy for her to handle.
- For Happiness: Her motivation for everything; her goal in life is to make as any many ponies smile as possible.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine: fun-loving, loud, and driven to seek others' attention.
- Fun Ponified: She is non-stop fun and excitement. This is deconstructed sometimes by showing how tiring that can be on other ponies and annoying to those that don't know her well. note
- Genius Ditz: Despite being scatterbrained and crazy she's very good at baking, arranging parties, is an extremely proficient musician and is handed the Smart Ball fairly often.
- In "Dragonshy", she beat Rarity at tic-tac-toe thirty-five times in a row.
- She remembers everything about everypony, because she loves to see ponies smile.
- She's the only one in Ponyville who knows a parasprite when she sees it, and just how disastrous they can be.
- Genki Girl: An Exaggerated Parody for the majority of her onscreen appearance. Her genki-ness, its limits and reprocussions were the focus of "Party of One". Also starts to simmer down over the course of the series.
- Genre Savvy: Pinkie's perceived "randomness" tends to be her way of resolving issues long before the other ponies see them.
- In "Swarm of the Century", not only does she realize what the Parasprites are going to do but she instantly figures out exactly what ridiculous method she's going to have to use to stop them. For the rest of the episode, she ignores all cries for help and accidentally sabotages all of her friends' efforts because she knows getting a ton of musical instruments is going to be WAY more important.
- In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie decides it's not worth the effort to contest her clones' assertion that each of them is the real Pinkie Pie, and instead suggests a test that will prove it.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In "Party Of One", you can see she has a large teddy bear in her bedroom. However, she doesn't love it enough to invite it to her crazy party (the guests at said party include a bag of flour, a pile of rocks, and a ball of lint). Additionally the Ponygeist◊ billboard shows her with a doll of Spike.
- Good Feels Good: Pinkie genuinely feels her happiest when she makes other ponies happy, whether it be from a joke or from one of her many parties. Her "I Am" Song "Smile Song" establishes this beyond a shadow of a doubt.
There is one thing that makes me happy, and makes my whole life worth while, and that's when I talk to my friends and get them to smile.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Comes up most notably in "Griffon the Brush Off" where Gilda insists that the party pranks were all part of Pinkie's secret plan to humiliate her. It shows up again in "Swarm of the Century".
- Hates Being Alone: Being alone for too long does bad things to her mental state, as seen in "Party of One".
- The Heart: As "A Friend in Deed" and especially "Magical Mystery Cure" show, Pinkie isn't just one to the Mane Six, but to the whole town. In the later case, everypony in Ponyvile became cranky and angry without her.
- Hidden Depths: The series is littered with moments to show Pinkie as very intelligent, despite her quirky, extroverted personality. See Genius Ditz, above. Also, she isn't happy all the time, but does a good job of hiding when she isn't. It is mostly in her focus episodes where we are allowed to see her other moods.
- "Party Of One" shows that if she ever feels betrayed and alone, she will perform an emotional 180 and become a recluse.
- "The Cutie Mark Chronicles" implies that this is her original pre-Sonic-Rainboom personality; care of a Fantasy Counterpart Puritan upbringing on a Rock Farm.
- "A Friend in Deed" shows that Pinkie has a large memory of personal details (like birthdays) for every resident of Ponyville.
- Highlighted in "Too Many Pinkie Pies." Pinkie's clones are essentially flanderized versions of her. It was the original Pinkie's ability to focus on something other than fun that allowed her friends to distinguish her. She also shows that she has a firm grasp on when she has gone too far and comes up with The Plan that allows Twilight to find the real Pinkie.
- "Pinkie Pride" shows that she's getting better at handling rejection, cheering herself up by remembering past incidents where she brought smiles to others. She also quickly realizes when Rainbow Dash isn't having fun anymore during the goof-off.
- She demonstrates a knack for turkey-calling in "Filli Vanilli," breaking Big Macintosh's six-year winning streak as the local champ.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: According to her, she grew up on a Rock Farm. Although not intentionally abusive, it falls under the "seriously bizarre methods of parenting" heading. "Magic Duel" confirms that this wasn't her embellishing the story, as many fans had suspected; Pinkie really did grow up on a rock farm, the same one that Trixie worked at to pay for the Alicorn Amulet.
- Innocently Insensitive: Pinkie is never mean and her goal in life being to make others happy, but she has a tendency to assume that her idea of fun is everypony's idea of fun. Fluttershy is an exception: as seen in "Griffon the Brush-Off" Pinkie refuses to prank her (or let others do so) because she's well aware of how sensitive Fluttershy is and that she may get the wrong idea from any pranks. It's not certain if Fluttershy herself appreciates Pinkie's protective behavior...
- After a poorly executed stunt lands Rainbow Dash in the hospital, the first question Pinkie Pie asks the doctor is, "Is her face going to stay that way?".
- This trait plays a small, yet significant role in "Over a Barrel", where she insists on repeating her original flop of a song, thus pushing the war into full outbreak, despite the fact that neither the Chief nor the Sheriff made any bones of the fact that they thought her song stunk the first time she performed it.
- In "A Friend In Deed", the episode's plot revolves around how this trait alienates her further from the already less-than-sociable Crankie.
- In "Filli Vanilli", Pinkie wants to make Fluttershy feel better, but her very detailed descriptions of Stage Fright and its consequences just make poor Fluttershy's situation even worse. This is a little odd when one remembers the above occurrence from "Griffon the Brush Off".
- Jabba Table Manners: Her favorite method of eating often seems to involve plunging her face into food. Of note, her table manners horrified Mr. and Mr. Cake during Princess Celestia's visit, as well as Canterlot's elites when she crashed their garden party.
- Japanese Pronouns: Atashi in the Japanese dub.
- Kid-Appeal Character: she's basically The Hub's mascot at this point though the show often uses her as a means to take shots at the mentality underlying many uses of this trope for example, "The Piggy Dance," which parodies the overly simplistic and repetitive nature of many children-directed songs, and seals the deal by causing the infant Cake twins to cry in response to it.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: In "Pinkie Pride," she immediately forfeits the goof-off when she realizes that she went too far and Rainbow Dash isn't having any fun.
- Large Ham: In her usual mood, she puts a lot of spirit into whatever she says.
- Letting Her Hair Down: Pinkamena, her depressed side, is flat-haired.
- Life of the Party: Throwing parties is her forte, she acts like a partygoer, and take a guess at who provides the page image of the trope.
I'll be watching you...like a hawk. Pinkie:
Why? Can't you watch me like a griffon?
- Loss of Identity: In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie's clones drive her to so much distress that she doesn't know whether she is the real Pinkie or not. The fact that she is the only Pinkie to question herself may have contributed to her passing the test.
- The Mad Hatter: Pinkie Pie knows just how crazy she is and loves every minute of it.
- Mare Foal: She is something of an adolescent age, yet she acts like a hyperactive child. She has responsibilities and doesn't neglect them, but she will gravitate towards the first fun thing she finds. This is demonstrated by her trick-or-treating in "Luna Eclipsed" and asked if she's too old for this.
Too old for free candy? Never
- The second season episodes "Baby Cakes" and "A Friend in Deed" serve to demonstrate the more problematic aspects this trope has in real life. In the former, Pinkie lacks an understanding of the responsibilities attendant to childcare, initially seeing the newly born Cake Twins as little more than new playmates and taking a full episode learning about what it means to be responsible for them. In the latter, she shows a strong lack of understanding about the importance of privacy and property, rooting through Cranky's possessions, forcing her way into his home and frequently ignoring pleas to stop.
- Motor Mouth: This is weaponized in "The Last Roundup". Applejack stonewalls her friends about why she refuses to return to Ponyvile, so Pinkie Pie sidles up to her and chatters about Inherently Funny Words until she cracks.
- The Music Meister: As of Season 3, Pinkie Pie has started/led most on the songs in the show, and is capable of causing others around her to participate, as seen in "A Friend in Deed".
- Multiple Choice Past: The stories that Pinkie has told about her childhood don't fit together all that well.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie cloned herself a few times in order to have fun with all her friends simultaneously, but then realized this was a BAD idea. The Pinkie clones wreaked havoc all over Ponyville, and the real Pinkie laments how it was all her fault.
- In "Pinkie Pride," she has one such moment when she realizes that the goof-off is causing Rainbow Dash not to have fun. She immediately forfeits the goof-off as a result. This is also the moment when she gets her "key."
- Nice Girl: She's a good example of this (parties, smile, friendship, etc) unless you push her Berserk Button.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Gets really up close even with those she has only become acquainted with shortly before.
- Not Good With Rejection: It makes her crazy.
- See "Party of One". She becomes reduced to talking with inanimate objects and sporting a Slasher Smile when she thinks her friends are rejecting her.
- She gets increasingly more worried Rainbow Dash will forget about her and the others in "Wonderbolt Academy", until the other four agree to deliver a care package to Rainbow just to calm Pinkie Pie down.
- Only Sane Pony: While she is known to be the craziest pony in the cast, she takes over this role occassionally.
- In "Swarm Of The Century", she is the only pony to have any knowledge of the parasprites, and nopony else (not even Twilight) will listen to her when she knows of a way to get rid of them.
- She is also the one to find a book on the Elements of Harmony. "It was under 'E'!"
- And in "Sonic Rainboom," it takes her no time at all to find the book with the flight spell Twilight needs, even though the library is a total mess. Her explanation? "It landed on my face when Rainbow Dash knocked me into the bookcase."
- In "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie is calm and down-to-earth compared to her reflections. She even suggests The Plan that Twilight uses to weed out the clones.
- Perpetual Smiler: Pinkie's goal is to make others smile. She loves smiling and she even has a song dedicated to smiling.
- Personality Powers: She bears the Element of Laughter and her special talent is either throwing parties or making others happy. In line with that, she is perpetually cheerful and energetic 99% of the time.
- Plucky Comic Relief: It's used as a plot point in Part 2 of the series premiere, where she frees the mane 6 from being paralyzed with fear from a forest of trees with intimidating faces.
- The Pollyanna: She has such a bright outlook on life that she can literally laugh away her fears, most of the time. She also seems to believe that anypony is capable of being a friend if you're nice enough to them, no matter how hostile they've been in the past.
- In addition, if Pinkie's confident that a situation will be worked out, she won't let herself be bothered by it in the slightest. This had led to numerous situations where a character will try to explain the gravity of the situation to a seemingly-oblivious Pinkie, only for her to demonstrate that she realizes exactly what's happening — she just knows that things will turn out well in the end.
- She explains in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" that her knee gets pinchy whenever something scary is about to happen. It's never gone off.
- The Prankster: It's made clear that her pranks are all in good fun and she refuses to prank Fluttershy for fear that her friend would take it too seriously.
- Sad Clown: Pinkie Pie is the Element Of Laughter, and near perpetually bubbly and cheerful. Take that happiness away from her and the reaction is depressing.
- Sarcasm-Blind: She takes most sarcastic comments aimed at her as compliments or she may think the person was being serious.
- Referring to a tree called Bloomberg they are transporting on a train, this exchange takes place between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie:
When we get to Appleloosa, do you think we're going to need to carry that heavy tree all the way from the train to the orchard? Pinkie Pie:
What tree? You mean Bloomberg? Rainbow Dash: No. Fluttershy. Pinkie Pie:
Fluttershy's not a tree, silly. Twilight:
What's going on? Pinkie Pie:
Rainbow Dash thinks Fluttershy's a tree!
- After a frog falls on Twilight's face...
Pinkie Pie: Uh...Twilight? You got a little something on your face there.
Twilight: Oh really? Did your "Pinkie sense" tell you that too?
Pinkie Pie: No; I could just see it.
- Serious Business: Ironically for her happy-go-lucky fun personality, there are some things Pinkie takes very seriously.
- Never ever attack Sugarcube Corner, or break a Pinkie promise. You've been warned
- Parties. When she says she will throw you the greatest party you've ever had, it is not exaggeration for her.
- And family photo albums. When you're family, you make the time to create one.
- Sidetracked by the Analogy: Constantly. "Sticking to you like caramel on a candy apple"? She'll reminisce about candy apples. "Watching you like a hawk"? She'll ask why you can't watch her like your own species. "Hit the books"? She'll question why you're hitting them instead of reading them. "Holding a grudge"? She'll notice 'grudge' rhymes with fudge and proceed to chat about how she loves fudge.
- Simple Minded Wisdom: When Pinkie is the Smart Ball, it often comes in this form.
- When Twilight can't find any information in her library about the Elements of Harmony (probably because she was panicked and in a strange library she hasn't had time to properly peruse due to a plethora of partying ponies):
"The Elements of Harmony: A reference guide". Twilight:
How did you find that? Pinkie Pie:
(singsong) It was under EEEEE
- Stalker Without A Crush: Multiple times in the series.
- "Griffon The Brush-Off" has Pinkie Pie following Rainbow Dash around but in a cheerful way. Dash finds this slightly annoying at worst but also amusing.
- "Party Of One" features a less pleasant variety when Pinkie's friends seem to be making excuses for why they aren't coming to her latest party. She puts on a "disguise" to spy on them and then Dash—who can tell it's Pinkie but not that she's trying to disguise herself—says "Hi, Pinkie Pie." Then, Pinkie chases Dash very aggressively and angrily, loudly asking for the real reason Dash doesn't want to come to the party. When Dash hides in Applejack's barn, Pinkie full-on interrogates Applejack about why she's in there.
- Stepford Smiler: Pinkie appears to be the Unstable type of this in "Party of One". She was hearing voices and had eye twitches.
- In "Pinkie Pride," when Twilight finds her and asks if she's helping Cheese Sandwich plan the party. Pinkie assures Twilight that everything's okay while wearing one the whole time.
- Sweet Tooth
(Pinkie is participating in the Equestrian equivalent of trick-or-treating with several foals much younger than her)
Pinkie Pie: Enough chit-chat! Time is candy!
Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie Pie, aren't you a little old for this?
Pinkie Pie: Too old for free candy?! (glares at Twilight) Never!
- That Reminds Me of a Song: Lampshaded the first time she launches into one:
- A running gag is that whenever Pinkie launches into a musical number, no one else joins her. They just stand aghast at the insanity. Pinkie, of course, couldn't care less.
- The "She's an evil enchANTRESS!" song she sings on first seeing Zecora isn't even finished yet when she breaks out into it.
- The one she sings in "Over a Barrel" is so awful that it drives the Buffalo and the Apple-loosians into an all-out showdown.
- Pinkie Pie's aware of it, too. In "A Friend in Deed" she includes "Sing a random song out of nowhere" as part of her checklist.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate as explained in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well". In "Return of Harmony", she repeatedly interrupts whatever she's doing to get a drink from chocolate rainclouds.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Her Imagine Spot in "The Ticket Master" makes it clear that she thinks she's in an earlier generation of the show. Then you realize that Generation 3 of My Little Pony also had a character named Pinkie Pie...
- Your Answer to Everything: When there is a problem, Pinkie Pie will either throw a party or sing a song. Except when a dragon attacks, in which case she assaults it with cake.
- Chocolate Foal: Her mother is silver and her father is brown, but she came out pink.
- Color-Coded Characters / Color Motif: Her name's Pinkie so naturally she's pink.
- Expressive Mane:
- In "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", Pinkie Pie's mane is flat when she's young and changes into a poofy mess when she sees the Sonic Rainboom.
- In "Party of One", her mane goes flat again after she thinks her friends don't like her anymore. As soon as she cheers up, it poofs up again. In addition to her hairstyle changing, her entire body darkens a bit. Not just her coat; all of her.
- Played with in "The Best Night Ever" where Pinkie tries to tame her mane for the Gala only to have it poof back up again because she's so excited.
- Strangely this trope is avoided in "The Return of Harmony - Part 1". Despite Discord's hypnosis turning her serious and sour, her mane stays the same.
- Happens again in "Magical Mystery Cure" when the cutie mark swap leaves her trying in vain to run Sweet Apple Acres and completely miserable, flat mane and all. Just as in "Party of One", she regains her poofy appearance again when her cutie mark is restored.
- In "Pinkie Pride," you can see her mane deflate just a little bit, when the townsponies carry Cheese Sandwich off in their excitement, leaving her behind.
- Hair Decorations: Gains a blue ribbon in her mane while in her Super Mode.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She's into fun and smiles and happiness and so considerate too!
- Nice Hat: Wears them on various occasions, such as a pudding-bowl hat while playing Chancellor Puddinghead in "Hearth's Warming Eve," and a brightly colored umbrella hat in "Feeling Pinkie Keen."
- Overly-Long Tongue: As seen in "Swarm of the Century", as per the usual Rule of Funny.
- Quirky Curls: Oddly, her hair seems to be naturally straight. It poofs up when she witnesses the Sonic Rainboom and experiences joy for the first time. It's stayed that way ever since, only straightening again when she's depressed (i.e. rarely).
- Rose-Maned Mare: A very bright, intense pink in contrast to Fluttershy's more subdued pink, showing her intensely cheery personality.
- Silly Trot: All the other ponies will trot or gallop. Pinkie will bounce, complete with unique sound effect. The name for this gait is "pronking" and there could not be a better word for how Pinkie Pie travels.
- Turns Red: She literally does this when Applejack breaks her Pinkie Promise in the episode "The Last Roundup".
- Twitchy Eye: During "Party of One" when she's throwing her party of crazy.
- When She Smiles: This is a plot point. When she was a filly, she was pretty dreary considering her upbringing. Once she saw the Sonic Rainboom and learned how to smile, she found her love of parties and earned her cutie mark.
- Wingding Eyes: In "Bridle Gossip" as part of her song, and in this piece of stock art.
- Wipe That Smile Off Your Face: She undergoes this in "Magic Duel" when Trixie removes her mouth.
- Blue Tomboy, Pink Girl: The Pink Girl to Prankster Partner Rainbow Dash.
- Cool Big Sis:
- To the Cakes' twin babies. Even after her first disastrous foalsitting experience, she became their go-to sitter once she showed how good she really was at the job.
- Pinkie seems to be this to many younger characters, including the CMC.
- Applebloom is overjoyed when she finds out Pinkie might be related to them, bouncing around and squealing over the prospect of having another sister.
- She claims to be this for Fluttershy, who objects because she's a year older than Pinkie.
- Et Tu, Friends?: One of Pinkie's greatest fears is that her friends will stop liking her and not want to be her friend anymore.
- Played for Laughs in the episode, "Party Of One". She assumes that this is happening to her after Spike tells her that her friends don't like her parties anymore. As it turns out, her friends are setting up a surprise birthday party without telling her about it.
- In "The Return Of Harmony - Part 1" Discord plays on this fear to convince her that everypony, including her friends, are laughing at her behind her back. This alone breaks her, but a little additional brainwashing causes her to become dead-serious and angry, and results in her yelling at Twilight when she found her.
- Her depression and resulting identity crisis in "Too Many Pinkie Pies" is most likely a result of this fear, as she sees how unhappy she has directly made her friends.
- In "Pinkie Pride," she becomes convinced that her friends forget about her in their excitement about Cheese Sandwich.
- Country Cousin: Extremely downplayed. Applejack is her fourth cousin twice removed. *
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Pinkie tends to act more immature and childish, playing the role of the foolish sibling. Maud is portrayed as more stoic and mature, implying that she the more responsible of the two.
- Friend to All Children: She loves playing with little kids, and chaperons some of them during Nightmare Night. She also loves the Cake Twins dearly like they were her own little siblings.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With all the older residents of the town such as Matlida and Cranky.
- Magnetic Heroine: There is literally no pony in Ponyville that isn't her friend. The only characters she can't befriend are the antagonists, and that's probably because they don't stick around long enough or are too fundementally screwed up. This led to some trouble when she met someone who didn't want to be her friend and she still befriended him by the end of the episode.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Her full name is Pinkamena Diane Pie, but is known to everypony as Pinkie.
- Phrase Catcher: "Pinkie Pie, you are so random" and "She's just being Pinkie" get thrown her way a fair bit.
- Promotion to Parent: The Cakes promote her to regular babysitter of their twin children at the end of the episode "Baby Cakes".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Pinkie's loud, hyper personality makes her 100% Red Oni to all five of her friends.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Maud Pie. Pinkie is hyperactive and immature, while Maud is The Stoic and more mature. Maud even lampshades this.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Anyone she spends more than a scene with tends to end up as the straight mare to her wise girl