Ghost of Maiden's Peak

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 06:59, 12 February 2023 by SnorlaxMonster (talk | contribs) (Japanese name from Pocket Monsters Film Comic)
Jump to navigationJump to search
For the episode, see EP020.

The young maiden awaiting her beloved's return

The Ghost of Maiden's Peak (Japanese: 謎の美女 Mysterious Beautiful Woman)[1] is a character of the day and a spirit that haunts Maiden's Peak. She appeared in The Ghost of Maiden's Peak.

Ash and his friends heard the legend about how, over 2,000 years ago, the young woman's lover was sent off to war, leaving her desperate for his return. Though the days faded to years, the maiden refused to give up hope and eventually had her body bonded to the peak upon which she stood (oblivious that he had died in battle). Nowadays, the young woman's soul is said to still yearn for her lost love. At some point, a Gastly decided to keep her story alive and posed as her so it could commit mischief. The only notable difference between the two is that Gastly is all white, while the real Maiden has light skin, purple hair, a pale blue dress with a red ribbon, and a red flower in her hair. However, at the beginning of the episode, Gastly did adopt the latter appearance.

According to the legend, she is notorious for stealing the hearts of young men, putting them in a trance-like state and stealing them away from this world. This seemed to be demonstrated on Brock and James, but Ash, Misty, Pikachu, Jessie, and Meowth eventually realized it was Gastly's doing.

Voice actors

Painting of the maiden kept in the Shrine of the Maiden
Language Voice actor
Japanese 根谷美智子 Michiko Neya
English Megan Hollingshead
Finnish Minna Tasanto
Norwegian Katrine Blomstrand
Polish Anna Bielańska
Spanish Latin America Jacqueline Castañeda
Spain Pilar Aguado
Vietnamese Võ Huyền Chi


Project COD logo.png This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.