The Rarest of Occasions; Portal Combat
Season â„–: 2
Season episode â„–: 8
Overall episode â„–: 34
Original airdate: May 1, 2021
April 13, 2021[aired in UK]
April 14, 2021[released in Poland]
Written by: Dave Horwitz (The Rarest of Occasions)
Greg Levine (Portal Combat)
Storyboard: Jamie Kerr, Adeola Lawal, & Estrela Lourenço
Featured characters: Sugar Snap
Echo
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animation errors • statistics • speculation
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The Rarest of Occasions and Portal Combat are the eighth episode of the second season of My Little Pony: Pony Life and the thirty-fourth episode overall. The title Portal Combat is a play on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise.

In The Rarest of Occasions, Rarity prepares for the one-hundredth episode of her livestream show with the help of Sugar Snap.

In Portal Combat, the portal between Equestria and the Wild Side is closing, and Rainbow Dash gets stuck in it.

Production

The episode aired on April 13, 2021, on Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom. On April 14, 2021, this episode was released on a Polish VOD service called Player.

Summary

The Rarest of Occasions

The episode begins with Rarity rehearsing for the one-hundredth episode of her livestream show Rare Occasions. When she later informs her friends of this special occasion and asks one of them to assist her during the show, Sugar Snap eagerly volunteers, having experience as a stage performer and comedienne in her own dimension. With some encouragement from her friends, Rarity accepts Sugar Snaps offer.

During rehearsals, Rarity practices scenes with Sugar Snap, and Sugar Snap is able to remember lines better than Rarity can. Though Rarity is more accustomed to being a solo performer, Sugar Snap says she does her best work alongside friends. Later, when Raritys show goes live, she invites Sugar Snap to join her on-camera, happily accepting her as a scene partner.

Portal Combat

In Ponyville Park, Twilight Sparkle watches Rainbow Dash practice her breakdancing. As Rainbow practices a particularly tricky dance move that bounces her around the park, the portal to the Wild Side dimension appears and, reacting to Rainbows kinetic energy, starts to pull her inside. Rainbow uses her speed to stop herself from being dragged all the way inside the portal, but she is unable to escape its black hole-like pull, leaving her stuck in place. Additionally, the portal is slowly closing, and Echo worries he and his friends will be trapped in the Mane Sixs dimension forever once it fully closes.

At the Golden Oak Library, Twilight invents a machine to stabilize the portal, but when she uses it, it fails. Now under immense pressure to both save Rainbow Dash and keep the portal from closing, Twilight races to come up with a solution. Applejack and Pinkie Pie later bring Twilight a stress-relieving treat that combines both their passions: apple pie. Twilight still feels guilt over this situation, having pushed Rainbow Dash during her breakdancing practice, but her friends assure her it is not her fault.

Applejack and Pinkie Pies apple pie gives Twilight the idea to use her machine on both sides of the portal instead of just one side. When she uses her machine again, the portal becomes stable, and Rainbow Dash is freed from its pull. Using the machine a third time, Twilight combines the portal with one of the doors at Sugarcube Corner, creating a dimensional doorway that the Wild Siders can use to travel back and forth between their dimension and the Mane Sixs dimension any time they please.

Quotes

For more quotes, see the episodes transcript.

The Rarest of Occasions

Portal Combat

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