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Friendship is Magic character
Biographical information
SpeciesPony  • Pegasus
FamilyZipporwhill's family
Real world
VoiceTabitha St. Germain
"Filli Vanilli"
"The Last Crusade"
Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped (Equestria Girls)

Zipporwhill was a filly pegasus from Ponyville, Equestria. She lived in a average sized house with her father and dog, Ripley.


Zipporwhill speaking with the Wondertones

In the first year of the Era of Twilight, Zipporwhill found her dog, Ripley and got her cutie mark in the process. She attended a concert by the Wondertones with her beloved dog and her father booked the band to appear at her cute-cenera celebration.[1]

Years later, Ripley was all grown up and no longer enjoyed the same toys he did as a puppy, leading Zipporwhill to believe that he no longer loved her. Worried, she got help from the Cutie Mark Crusaders to help them reconnect and despite their best efforts, they didn't know what to do. Zipporwhill sulked in the Ponyville Picnic Area when Sweetie Belle discovered her and gave her solid advice on what to do with Ripley, letting her know that he wasn't a puppy anymore, but a fully grown dog and that she needed to find new ways to play with him. After a stick fell, Ripley started playing with the stick, leading to him and Zipporwhill to play fetch together.[2]

Years later again, Zipporwhill and Ripley appeared at a celebration celebrating all the good Scootaloo has done in Ponyville in order to convince her parents not to force her to move to Shire Lanka.[3]


Zipporwhill appeared to be a feminine, energetic and sweet-natured filly. Her father may have been a single parent, as her mother was never seen, and the two had a loving relationship with one another. Given her and her fathers accent, they may have not been from Ponyville but otherwise seemed to love the town as their home.

She loved her dog, Ripley, very much, and especially loved playing with him. As such, when she felt like he didn't love her anymore, she took the blow very personally.


Probably due to her incredible energy, she was very fast and a skilled flier in spite of her young age. She may have been a skilled animal trainer as well, given how she got her cutie mark in dog care.

In other media

Equestria Girls

Zipporwhill was mentioned in Equestria Girls: Holidays Unwrapped.

Pinkie Pie mentioned her by name when counting all of her friends in alphabetical order.[4]

Gameloft game

"Zippowhill is a little pony with a huge personality. She is also the biggest fan of the Pony Tones quartet!"
— Gameloft

Zipporwhill appears in My Little Pony (Gameloft) as an Earth Pony instead of a pegasus. She lives in the Enthusiast' Home and was added in the Everfree Forest update. She generates 70 experience points upon creation.

Behind the scenes


In the English dub, Zipporwhill was portrayed by Tabitha St. Germain, who does the voice for Rarity and most female characters with unusual accents or speaking patterns, such as Derpy. Her accent appears to be based off Latin American accents.


Her name comes from the species of bird, the whippoorwill, and the fact that she flew in a very energetic motion, hence "zip" according to Amy Keating Rogers.


  • Both of her major episode appearances feature the word "Filly", though "Filli Vanilli" is a variation on it.
  • Zipporwhill was one of the two characters mentioned by Pinkie Pie in Holidays Unwrapped to never actually appear in Equestria Girls, the other being Chumbly-Bonk-Bonk, who is actually an entirely original character, making Zipporwhill the only pre-existing character in that list.




Films and specials


 V - E - H - DFriendship is Magic characters
Primary Mane Six (Twilight Sparkle • Rarity • Applejack • Pinkie Pie • Fluttershy • Rainbow Dash) • Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom • Sweetie Belle • Scootaloo) • Royal Family (Princess Celestia • Princess Celestia) • Spike • Starlight Glimmer • Trixie Lulamoon
Relatives Sparkle family (Twilight Velvet • Night Light) • Belle family (Cookie Crumbles • Hondo Flanks) • Apple family (Big McIntosh • Granny Smith • Babs Seed • Braeburn) Pie family (Maud Pie • Limestone Pie • Marble Pie • Igneous Rock Pie • Cloudy Quartz) • Shy family (Zephyr Breeze • Mrs. Shy • Mr. Shy) • Dash family (Windy Whistles • Bow Hothoof) • Glimmer family • Scootaloo's family
Other groups Buffalo Tribe (Chief Thunderhooves • Little Strongheart) • Cake family (Mr. Cake • Mrs. Cake • Pumpkin Cake • Pound Cake) • Flower Trio (Daisy • Lily Valley • Rose) • Founders of Equestria • Paparazzi • Photo Finish's entourage • Pillars of Equestria • Prism Wing • Wonderbolts • Young Six
Secondary A.K. Yearling/Daring Do • Bon Bon • Boyle • Bulk Biceps • Capper • Captain Celaeno • Cheerilee • Cheese Sandwich • Cherry Jubilee • Coco Pommel • Coloratura • Cranky Doodle Donkey • Derpy • Diamond Tiara • Discord • Fancy Pants • Filthy Rich • Gilda • Grubber • Haven Bay • Hoity Toity • Lucky Clover • Lyra Heartstrings • Manny Roar • Mayor Mare • Meadow Flower • Minuette • Octavia Melody • Orange family (Aunt Orange • Mosely Orange) • Photo Finish • Pipsqueak • Princess Skystar • Queen Novo • Raven Inkwell • Nurse Redheart • Roseluck • Salina Blue • Sapphire Shores • Sassy Saddles • Silver Spoon • Snips • Snails • Songbird Serenade • Steven Magnet • Sunburst • Tempest Shadow • Thorax • Twinkleshine • Twist • Vinyl Scratch • Zecora
Tertiary Ace Point • Amethyst Star • Apple Bumpkin • Apple Cinnamon • Apple Cobbler • Apple Flora • Apple Fritter • Apple Honey • Apple Munchies • Apple Split • Apple Strudle • B. Sharp • Barber Groomsby • Beaude Mane • Berry Preppy • Berryshine • Big Wig • Blossomforth • Blue Buck • Blueberry Curls • Bright Smile • Business Savvy • Candy Apples • Candy Caramel Tooth • Caramel Apple • Chance-a-Lot • Cherry Berry • Cherry Fizzy • Cloud Chaser • Cloud Kicker • Coco Crusoe • Comet Tail • Concerto • Count Caesar • Crystal Beau • Dane Tee Dove • Diamond Cutter • Diamond Mint • Don Neigh • Elbow Grease • Electric Sky • Fiddly Twang • Fleur de Verre • Florina Tart • Flower Wishes • Fluffy Clouds • Glamour Gleam • Golden Delicious • Golden Glitter • Golden Harvest • Goldengrape • Green Jewel • Helia • Holly Dash • Honey Ranes • Ivory Rook • Janine Manewitz • Joan Pommelway • Jonagold • Junebug • Lady Justice • Lavender Fritter • Lemon Hearts • Levon Song • Lilac Luster • Long Shot • Lotus Blossom • Luckette • Lyrica • Magnet Bolt • Mane Moon • Manely Gold • Mare E Belle • Mare E Lynn • Meadow Song • Mercury • Merry May • Midnight Fun • Mosely Orange • Neigh Sayer • Neon Lights • Noteworthy • Nurse Snowheart • Orange Swirl • Peachy Sweet • Pegasus Olsen • Perfect Pie • Picture Frame • Powder Rouge • Press Release • Pretty Vision • Prim Hemline • Prism Glider • Purple Wave • Pursey Pink • Rainbow Swoop • Rainbowshine • Red Gala • Roger Silvermane • Rook Ramparts • Roxie Rave • Royal Pin • Royal Ribbon • Royal Riff • Ruby Splash • Sapphire joy • Sassaflash • Sea Swirl • Shoeshine • Silver Berry • Snappy Scoop • Soigne Folio • Sprinkle Medley • Starry Eyes • Stella Lashes • Strawberry Sunrise • Sunny Rays • Sunshine Petals • Sunshower Raindrops • Svengallop • Swanky Hank • Symphony • Tall Order • Time Turner • Tropical Storm • Twilight Sky • Upper East Stride • Vidale Swoon • Wensley
Villains Legion of Doom ("Grogar" • Queen Chrysalis • Tirek • Cozy Glow) Garble • Flim and Flam • Iron Will • King Sombra • Lightning Dust • Storm King • Curs (Rover • Fido • Spot)
Creatures Angel Bunny • Baast • Capper • Cerberus • Chummer • Elizabeak • Fluffy • Hummingway • Josephine • Lemon Squeezy • Miss Kitty • Opalescence • Orthros • Owlowiscious • Pee Wee • Pee Wee's parents • Philomena • Reginald • Ripley • Sandra • Scout • Tank • Tiberius • Winona
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