We give you the best methods to get pearls in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
With the Animal Crossing New Horizons summer update, not only will you be able to swim and dive in the ocean, but a rather rare resource has also been included that is essential to make a series of furniture and objects to make your island much more beautiful.
How to get pearls in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
So, as you’ve probably already figured out, you’re going to need to go swimming in order to collect pearls. Just as in real life, Animal Crossing pearls are located in the water. Thanks to the update, going swimming in the ocean is now possible.
If this is your first time going swimming, you’re going to need a wetsuit — you should be able to buy one from the cabinet in Nook’s Cranny (It costs 3,000 Bells). Just as an FYI, there are several styles of wetsuit available, so be sure to check the cabinet and the Nook Stop terminal to order different suits (or trade with your friends!).
Head to the ocean, and dive in! As you swim around, you’ll start seeing bubbles rising to the surface from underwater shadows. When you do, approach the shadow and hit Y to dive down and retrieve the sea creature.
Sometimes — albeit rarely — you’ll come back to the surface with a pearl! There is also a sea creature called a pearl oyster, but (confusingly) you can’t get pearls from it. Pearls are a rare item, so don’t be discouraged if it takes you a while to find one.
You have a few options for what to do with your pearls. You can sell them to Nook’s Cranny for 10,000 Bells a pop (!), or you can keep them to use in crafting DIY mermaid furniture. Or you can just hoard them in your home for decoration. They’re similar to gold nuggets in their rarity, value, and the fact that they can be used to craft. You cannot donate pearls to the museum.
What Are Pearls Used For?
Pearls are used to craft Mermaid Recipes. You’ll usually need one per recipe, so make sure you’re collecting them as often as you can.
Where to find pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
You find Pascal in Animal Crossing New Horizons by swimming.
So, in order to find Pascal in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you must buy a wetsuit and jump into the ocean.
However, swimming isn’t enough to make this new visitor appear as you also need to get a scallop.
A scallop can be found during any hour of the day throughout the entire year, and you find them by diving and picking up sea creatures.
Once you get a scallop, it’s possible that Pascal will appear and swim towards you for a chit-chat.
He’ll ask if he can have your scallop and in return, you’ll receive a mermaid-themed DIY recipe.