Shadowbolts S01E02

See also Nightmare Moon

The Shadowbolts are one of Nightmare Moon's shapeshifter forms in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Friendship is Magic

They appear in the scene where Rainbow Dash was going to fix the broken wooden bridge so her friends could cross. The Shadowbolts try to tempt and deceive Rainbow Dash into joining them, but Rainbow Dash, out of loyalty to her friends, declines and fixes the broken wooden bridge so her friends could cross to the other side. The Shadowbolts then turned into Nightmare Moon's shadowy magic form.

Luna Eclipsed 

In the episode Rainbow Dash made a costume of the Shadowbolts with her to wear for Nightmare Night, and Rainbow Dash went off scaring all the other ponies by using a thundercloud.


  • Group of students from Crystal Prep. School in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games are called Shadowbolts too, after this villainous group.
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Friendship is Magic
Apple Bloom's Shadow | Ahuizotl | Arimaspi | Bugbear | Changelings | Chimera | Cockatrice | Dr. Caballeron | Diamond Dogs | Discord | Dragons | Flim Flam Brothers | Garble | Gladmane | Hydra | King Sombra | Mane-iac | Nightmare Moon | Parasprites | Quarray Eels | Queen Chrysalis | Shadowbolts | Smooze | Snips & Snails | Starlight Glimmer | Svengallop | Tantabus | Timberwolves | Tirek | Vampire Fruit Bats | Windigos | The Pony of Shadows | Wind Rider

Equestria Girls
The Dazzlings (Adagio Dazzle | Sonata Dusk | Aria Blaze) Principal Cinch | Snips & Snails | Sunset Shimmer

Generation One
Arabus | Beezen | Catrina | Dragon Gang | Flores | Grogar | Hydia | King Charlatan | Lavan | Princess Porcina | Queen Bumble | Raptorians | Reeka & Draggle | Smooze | Somnambula | Squirk | Tirek

Accord | Bad Apple | Chupacabra | Giant Spiders | Mane Six | Nightmare Rarity | Princess Celestia (Reflections Saga) | Rabia | Shadowfright | The Pseudocorns | Vampiric Jackalope

Storm King