Scootaloo is a female school-age Pegasus pony. She first appears in Friendship is Magic, part 1, and is properly introduced in Call of the Cutie. Scootaloo and her friends, Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle, form the Cutie Mark Crusaders, a club devoted to helping ponies earn their cutie marks. She is a talented scooter driver. She idolizes Rainbow Dash and develops a sisterly bond with her in Sleepless in Ponyville. Lauren Faust has stated that Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash are not related.
Scootaloo is based on the Generation 3 Earth pony of the same name, who has a pink and purple mane and tail (occasionally ponytails in the Core 7 serials) and a butterfly cutie mark. However, her color scheme is based on that of Sparkleworks, another Generation 3 Earth pony. Scootaloo is also Cheerilee's younger sister in Generation 3; in Generation 4, Scootaloo and Cheerilee have no indicated familial relationship and Cheerilee's sister "happens to be one of the most famous wrestlers in Equestria!"
Scootaloo's cutie mark in merchandise and promotional material is the same as her G3/G3.5 counterpart's, and was chosen by layout artist Kat Stenson prior to her work on the show.
According to Lauren Faust, Scootaloo was "originally conceived as getting in a lot of schoolyard fights over being picked on for not flying."
- "I said, you got a problem with blank flanks?"
- — Call of the Cutie
- "It means she could be great at anything. The possibilities are, like, endless."
- — Call of the Cutie
- "No matter what we try, we always end up without our cutie marks. And, surprisingly often, covered in tree sap."
- — The Cutie Mark Chronicles
- "What are you, a dictionary?"
- — The Return of Harmony Part 1 and Family Appreciation Day
- "I'm so, so sorry, Rainbow Dash! I just wanted you to hang out with me and see how cool I was so you'd take me under your wing, teach me everything you know, and become like my big sister!"
- — Sleepless in Ponyville
- "So what if my wings can't get me off the ground?"
- — Flight to the Finish
- "Winners or not, we still have the chance to be awesome!"
- — Equestria Games
- Madeleine Peters (2011–present)
- My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Wiki