Derpy Hooves, Ditzy Doo or Muffins, normally called "the pony in the box",[notes 1] is a playable and non-playable character in My Little Pony. She is a wall-eyed pegasus with a gray coat and yellow mane and eyes, and her cutie mark is a group of bubbles. She is seen hiding in a box with a small rectangular hole cut out for her to see through. If tapped, she will be uncovered and drop 20 , and has about a one-in-three chance of also dropping 1 or 1 . She will then disappear to hide again, reappearing not long after again. Derpy typically spawns inside her box, but she can also spawn standing perfectly still with no box.
Derpy is well-liked by the other characters; Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Twilight Sparkle explicitly refer to her as their friend in the intro text of the quests they issue the player to find her (Pinkie calls her "my quirky little pony pal" in "Everybody's Favorite"P, Applejack calls her "my li'l wide-eyed pony pal" in "Eye See You"P, and Twilight calls her "my wild-eyed pony pal" in "What a Strange Pony"P), and Pinkie's quest is even named "Everybody's Favorite". After Derpy is uncovered, other characters will go well out of their way, even into still-covered expansion zones, to interact with her.
The playable Derpy was added on Update 4.3.
Animations and appearances
Derpy has several unique animations. The first being her posing with her head up and all four hooves on the ground when she is uncovered. The next is of her falling down. She will fall both when walking and when flying. Derpy will also skip in place and fall down.
Derpy also appears in the Apple Bobbing Stall, which was available as part of the Nightmare Night 2013 update. Tapping the stall causes Derpy to stick her head out of the barrel and look around before diving back into the water.
During the holidays, Derpy's box is decorated like a present wrapped with green paper and a red ribbon and bow.
Trivia and Tips
- Her eyes will appear normal while peering from the box, but she will regain her derpy eyes after being uncovered. However, this was fixed in an update and now she has her derpy eyes in the box too.
- Tip #1: If you find and unbox Derpy quickly pan away so she's well off-screen. Click around in your new area. Wait a few seconds and she might be back in her box in another part of the scene. You can find her two or three times in rapid succession this way and thus have more opportunities to get gems from her. (Doesn't work any more after Update 3.3)
- Tip #2: If you need Derpy to spawn more quickly, visit Ponyville or Canterlot and spend some time in Edit mode, moving decor around. It seems to make her appear after Editing.
- In Update 3.4, another Derpy was able to be purchased in the game as "Lazy Fan". A later update added a third Derpy as "Mail Muffins".
- Click on the town you want and it will reveal the characters in that location (the new way for Show/Hide)