In Equestria Girl movies and some MLP episodes it seems like Pinkie Pie knows what going to happen before it does like in Equestria Girls 1 she knows that Twilight Sparkle isn't from their world, but Twilight Sparkle never told the group of friends. So I'm wondering if Pinkie Pie is psychic.

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    My entirely non-canonical theory is that the human Pinkie Pie is not psychic, but curious and never surprised like her pony counterpart. One day, as she looked out from a window of Canterlot High, she saw Sunset Shimmer enter the portal on the statue base. She went after her to investigate, and found herself in Equestria. She's met the pony Pinkie Pie, and had a short chat. She's keeping all that a secret, but that's how she knew so much about Twilight Sparkle. She has visited once more later, which is how the pony Pinkie Pie learnt about what's happened in the human world. – b_jonas Feb 15 '16 at 16:52
  • Wow jeez I never knew that happened – WritingNerd Feb 15 '16 at 16:53
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    It's funny how the show centers on Twilight Sparkle as her power grows. But every time Pinkie Pie does anything, I can't help but wonder if Pinkie Pie is the single most powerful pony in the My Little Pony universe. She can keep up with Rainbow Dash, and manifest cannons (that shoot confetti, but still) on a moment's notice out of seemingly thin air, among many other things. If someone connected to the show said Pinkie Pie was more powerful than Celestia, I'd believe it. Finding out she's psychic in canon would be par for the course IMO. – Ellesedil Feb 15 '16 at 20:00

Short answer: apart from her "Pinkie Sense" there is no specific confirmation in the show/comics that she may have some hidden power that would allow her to see the future (the only allusion begin the episode where she dress like a fortune teller).
The "Pinkie Sense" itself it is not fully explained: it gets its name in episode 15 of season 1, but the whole focus of the episode actually was "you can't explain everything, sometimes you just have to believe". The power indeed seem to allow her to sense future events, but it also seem to be a passive knowledge, in the way that she has no actual knowledge of the future but instead she can know what kind of event will happen by recognizing/classifying a specific set of signs (in an interview, one of the member of the show staff actually stated that the general idea behind the Pinkie Sense was to have something. similar to the old belief that people could detect weather changes because of aching bones or the such)

That said, it is pretty clear that the staff behind the show may be playing a little with out adorable pink pony. As a character that draws her power from the so called "Rule of Fun" (if it is funny, I can do it. Possible or impossible doesn't matter) she is naturally constantly hanging on the 4th wall, and as such most of her strange knowledge of things she shouldn't know could be explained by simple jokes the staff wanted to make. Since it would be funny to have Pinkie guess about Twilight identity in EG, that single thing made Pinkie require to do that. In a way, she is not different than Discord, which by definition isn't doing the expected thing most of the times.

Be also aware that this doesn't mean that plot wise the character doesn't know what she can do or that she isn't really meant to be able to do that outside of staff jokes. After all, during the five seasons of the show we got so far, Pinkie has often displayed strange behaviors, to the point that one may wonder if she doesn't have a deeper understanding of some things than what she wants to display. For a quick example often unnoticed, take S02E02. During the brief flashback (time travel?) Discord use to taunt Twily... Pinkie is the only one that can seems to be looking at them for a split second (worth noticing that she don't seem to be looking that way in the original scene, so she is the only one that changes where she is looking in the flashback. Sephiroth, here comes Pinkie).

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It is also worth noticing one last thing. Given the specific nature of the character, the fact that she basically is Laughter and the fact that she repeatedly crosses the 4th wall, it would be perfectly reasonable for her to know and do what she does because she is the one that controls the authors no less than the authors control her. Call it a reference to the "The fourth wall is not going to protect you" tropes often seen in other shows (random example: the scene in Digimon Adventure when the TV goes blank with a message from the show big bad soon after the same message has been broadcast to all the TV screen in the show world) but Pinkie is also this. Probably this isn't really intended for, and this is even weirder, but the show managed to create a nice loop - the more they need Pinkie to act as Pinkie, the more Pinkie will know the reality behind the wall. To the point she may forget what side of the wall was meant to be the real one.

Edit: since we are at it, I will add some more examples of unexplained knowledge Pinkie displays or times when she act like she had a very clear objective during various episodes. I will add some more as I remember them, for now here are some samples from season 1.

S01E16 - Sonic Rainboom - not only Pinkie "by chance" finds out the wings spell, but she also manages to have Twily use that one at first, before switching to an easier one. May not look likw much, until you realize that if Twily wouldn't have used the first spell on Rarity, no one would be have been in danger at the end, and this means no Sonic Rainboom.

S01E20 - Green Isn't Your Color: While it can be safely explained with "Rule of funny" and the fixation Pinkie has with promises, one could argue that if she didn't bugged Twily to stay quiet, Rarity and 'Shy wouldn't have learned the same lesson. The need to face the problem was what made them face their felling and for a second grasp the first rule they forget every single episode: if you have a problem, talk to your friends.

S01E21 - Over a Barrel: Pinkie Pie song is more spot on than what is initially given credit - after all, even Twily quotes the "You have got to share" line at the ending. What is really interesting is that the song also explicitly says "Both our diets, I should mention Are completely vegetarian", which sound weird since the episode ends with an agreement based on some apple pies. Also worth to notice that the buffaloes were going to stop (something that would have given a bad moral, with the "cow-boy" side winning over an hopeless group of "American natives") - that is, if Pinkie didn't sing that song again. And... who did actually throw that last pie? No one knows.

S01E23 - The Cutie Mark Chronicles: Right after Scoots argues that they never seem to be able to find Dashie when they want to, Pinkie materializes on the moving scooter. "You're looking for Rainbow Dash? If I was her, I'd be at Sugarcube Corner." - Guess where they find her? Even better is the line after: "Of course, if I was anyone, I'd be at Sugarcube Corner."... and yeo, all the mane six are magically there. Even Twily, the one that we left just before the CMC meet Pinkie and technically no one would have had the time to invite.

S01E26 - The Best Night Ever: The Pony Pokey song basically has Pinkie describe what the other mane six are doing... in real time.

Bonus: Equestria Girl annual comic 2013: we get to see how the human mane ...five became friends. And we discover that while the Wondercolts tails and ear sets were made by Rarity.. the one that had the idea was Pinkie. Does now it seem a little weirder that she overestimated the needed number so much that they would have still plenty of them to distribute probably a whole year later in a certain cafeteria?

**Bonus #2: Equestria Girl shorts (have to check the title): this isn't really related to psychic powers or the such, but it is related to the knowledge human Pinkie displays of their pony counterpart. During the clip we can see Pinkie riding in a Merry-go-round. The pony she is ridding... is actually a toy version of her pony self. Also, in the same episode, you can see Twily and Fluttershy with a Discord plush, but this could actually plausibly be a present that Equestria Twily gave Fluttershy in the first place.

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  • This is super long but thanks – WritingNerd Feb 15 '16 at 20:21
  • My pleasure, I will try to get a picture of that scene if I can. Please have a little patience, those days have been quite busy. – BlueSoul Feb 15 '16 at 20:22
  • I would expect an answer to touch on the events in Equistria Girls and specifically Pony Pinkie Pie and Human Pinkie Pie and their ability to seemingly know things that only Twilight knew at that moment. – Ellesedil Feb 15 '16 at 20:24
  • OK thanks I never knew that – WritingNerd Feb 15 '16 at 20:26
  • Fair request @Ellesedil , I will try to add some considerations about that, but the initial question seemed to just take EG as a sample, not really to be focused on just one event. – BlueSoul Feb 15 '16 at 20:26

My friend told me she saw a video that explained why the human Pinkie Pie knew everything about the ponie world, both of them changed places. If I remember the name of the video i'll wright it here.

The video is the blooper reel for Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

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It is at the end

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    Welcome to SFF.SE! While videos can make great additions to answers, please try to add the relevant quotes to the body of your answer. This will prevent the loss of information if the link goes dead. – Skooba Oct 12 '16 at 14:46
  • That video appears to be related to the non-canonical blooper reel (the one mentioned in scifi.stackexchange.com/a/147915/4918 ). The video shows two Pinkie Pies meeting each other in the human world, but I don't think that can actually have happened in canon, because Princess Celestia has specifically forbidden the pony Pinkie to go to the human world. – b_jonas Jan 3 '17 at 18:44
  • @b_jonas Princess Celestia only forbade them from accompanying Twilight Sparkle during the events of Equestria Girls. Celestia had absolutely 0 input on the events in Rainbow Rocks, and presumably Friendship Games when Princess Twilight Sparkle eventually arrives at Canterlot High at the very last scene of the film. Conceivably, Princess Twilight is now the primary authority over the portal. But, you're absolutely right that the blooper reel isn't canon. – Ellesedil Jan 9 '17 at 6:22
  • @b_jonas Did you change the video linked in this post? Are you sure that Isadora didn't actually mean the one she originally linked to, rather than the one you replaced it with? – Rand al'Thor Jan 30 '18 at 11:11

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