Season 1 Episode 20

The Ghost of Maiden's Peak

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Oct 02, 1998 on Cartoon Network
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The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Ash, Misty, and Brock arrive in the port city of Maiden's Peak. They join in the summer festival where they learn the Legend of the Maiden. Brock decides to visit Maiden's Rock to look at the Maiden while Team Rocket decides to camp outside the shrine so they can steal the paintings inside. That night Brock doesn't return to the pokémon center and James goes missing. In the morning everyone heads to the temple to find them.moreless

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  • Eh, it wasn't anything special.

    There really isn't anything special about this episode of Pokémon. The story wasn't very strong and sort of fell apart near the end. I just didn't really care for Gastly that much. They did put a story behind everything and initially it seemed like it would be a good spot to debut Gastly but I soon found out that there wasn't anything special about this one. It's really kind of a shame that this episode didn't work out the way I had hoped because there was potential but the writers just didn't have that strong of a story. Another thing I didn't care for is that Ash still hasn't gotten to a gym to battle for another badge. I suppose they have to spread it out though, after all this is only the 20th episode of the series' run.moreless
  • A talking Gastly that can outsmart you in many ways?

    This episode is far one of the BEST ones. Brock and James fall in love with a dead maiden at Maiden's Peak. Throughout the episode, they think she's real and is possessed in her spell somehow during the nighttime. They want to wish her back, and it literally does happen.

    I was so confused midway because the ghostly maiden comes in, then becomes a old women from earlier of this episode, and becomes a Gastly. I couldn't even tell if that old lady WAS the ghost or not.

    Though this was a surprise, I was amazed to see a talking Gastly because it was able to outsmart the gang with it's countless tricks. Al of them are really laughable, especially Pikachu running away from a mousetrap.

    Somehow, I related this Gastly to GHOST from Pokemon Tower once in the past since both are meant to haunt you, but this Gastly is much better sincei t can do SOMETHING (though it's composed of spirits), especially fuse two Pokemon into one! That concept should've been seen more often, but this is the only time we'll see it sadly.

    Overall, a great episode with a good amount of excitement, sadness, and humor.moreless
  • one of my favorite episodes! very funny, and there is a cool story/legend in the episode.

    i love this episode of pokemon. it is one of my favorite episodes out of the whole pokemon series. i love the story about the maiden, and how brock and james fall in love with the ghost. gastly is not usually one of my favorite pokemons, but the gastly in this episode is very funny. also, the old lady i found very funny, with the stickers to ward off the ghost. the stickers didn't work at all, the ghost had been there the whole time! i loved getting to see misty all dressed up and her hair in a different style.moreless
  • Gastly that speaks English Language!

    Very exciting episode! This is one of the episodes that Brock and James fall in love with a ghost because they were in a spell. It was really sad that the Maiden died a long time ago just because it waited for someone to come back. As 200 years passed by, she wasn't alive anymore. That really bursted me into tears!
Megan Hollingshead

Megan Hollingshead

Ghost of Maiden's Peak

Guest Star

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Kanto Pokédex

Recurring Role

Lee Quick

Lee Quick

Officer Jenny

Recurring Role

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