We might get to know a little about one of the episodes from the Netflix series:
Join Sunny Starscout and her pony friends for another adventure in Equestria!
Sometimes you have to walk a mile in another pony’s horse shoes to understand what they are going through …
When one of Sparky’s dragon burps makes Sunny and Hitch swap cutie marks, it causes magical mayhem! Swapping powers brings them closer as friends as they grow to understand each other better. But will they work out how to swap back again?
A magical story from the My Little Pony Netflix series.“
An old idea from when Twilight became an alicorn. Which means that Sunny is heading towards the permanent state of being a full alicorn, as the talent magic seemed to be important to the alicornhood as seen several times, like when the Mane 6 met Starlight for the first time, when Daybreaker first appeared after Celestia and Luna got their cutie marks switched with each other. Hitch and Sunny will experience what talent magic means, so it will be an important experience for them - and reveals to them something that had been forgotten. The CMC should not be forgotten, so I hope the scriptwriters have big surprises in store.
The alicorn Sunny evolves. At first her wings and horns were transparent, but as TYT continues they become firmer, and may soon turn natural colors if this continues. We know what Sunny as a natural alicorn will look like based on sketches of her from work on the G5 movie. In the beginning, it can be assumed that she only had a tenth of an alicorn’s powers. But after the glitter situation and other episodes, it is obvious that she becomes stronger the easier she gets control of her emotions and can focus. She is probably now a fifth of a normal alicorn’s level, which will at least have raw power compared to a normal alicorn.
I guess Sunny will stop being an earth pony and become a permanent alicorn when she reaches the same strength level as an alicorn, but then that means she has to ascend and maybe meet an older alicorn who will welcome and guide her. As Celestia had done with Cadence and Twilight. The question is therefore; when? Will it happen in the S1 or later? Anyway, Sunny is now so strong, that she is like a dinosaur among the little birds in matters of magic, and several TYT episodes have shown this. A lone alicorn in matters of magical strength when Tirek was wreaking havoc in Equestria is probably probably as strong as several hundred thousand ponies. (perhaps several million ponies in the IDW comics)
That’s what the ponies and non-ponies will experience when Sunny and the shadow alicorn meet in battle, in what will be the first alicorn battle since Celestia verses Nightmare Moon. Sunny is likely to lose at first to a stronger and more experienced alicorn who masters unicorn magic better than others. But her determination, instincts and desire to protect her friends - and ponies - will see Sunny win in the end, especially with her friends’ support. For an alicorn’s strength lies in her desire to protect.
But after this, Sunny will be confronted with many questions about her alicorn status - especially if the shadow alicorn were to reveal to the ponies that the alicorns were meant to rule over them. The alicorns are “shepherds” of the Ponykind, a role after Megan Williams in the G1. Sunny may have kept this information a secret from the others possibly because she does not want to be treated differently. The battles between Sunny and the shadow alicorn will possibly shock the ponies and alarm non-ponies far away, so they will also have many important questions that need to be answered.
Don’t think the shadow alicorn will be down for the count after the first clash, she will become a rival of Sunny as character development is important in future G5 episodes. But her student will probably desert and perhaps join the Mane 5, which may in the G5 S2 become the New Mane 6.