Read this Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on Pascal the sea otter. Pascal not showing up? Find out his location, Pascal DIY Recipes, scallops, and famous quotes!
Table Of Contents
|Summer Update Articles|
|Wetsuit||Mermaid Set||Snorkel Mask|
Pascal - Event Overview
How To Get Pascal
|Appearance Conditions||Appears when you obtain a Scallop|
※ Only once per day
Pascal will sometimes appear after you've obtained a Scallop! Note that, unfortunately, he doesn't seem to spawn every time you get a scallop! You might have to keep trying to gather Scallops until he appears.
Only Once A Day!
Pascal will only appear once a day! Even if you get multiple scallops on a day, you can only get him to appear once. If you change the date, you'll have to get a new Scallop that day to summon him.
Reappears When Not Given a Scallop
If you don't give Pascal a Scallop when he asks for it, he will appear again when you find another Scallop. He'll keep reappearing until you give him a Scallop for the day.
1 DIY Recipe Or A Pearl
For every scallop you get, Pascal will provide you with 1 Mermaid Furniture recipe OR a Pearl! We're not sure what determines which he gives you at the moment, but we are looking into it. (Note that he can also give you Mermaid Clothing as well!)
Available All Year
Since Scallops can be found in the sea at any time all year, so too can Pascal. Even in the Southern Hemisphere, where it's currently winter (as of July), he will appear!
Swims Around After Getting His Scallop
After you trade him a Scallop, Pascal will swim around the edges of your island, past the bounded-off rope area. You can't interact with him, but you can enjoy the adorable sight of him playing with the Scallop!
Pascal - Scallops Farming Method
Recommended Farming Procedure
|1||Get a Scallop by diving|
|2||Repeat until Pascal appears, then trade the Scallop to him|
|3||Change time to the next day|
|4||Repeat steps 1~3|
※ This method employs the use of Time Travel.
After Trading, Save And Change The Date
Since Pascal will only appear once per day, if you're looking to farm Mermaid items, you'll need to save after trading with him and change the date. Finding Scallops, and then also getting Pascal to spawn, are both entirely dependent on chance, however, so you might have to be patient.
Look For Bubbles
Some Sea Creatures send out bubbles over the water where they are. Scallops are one of these, meaning if you see bubbles rising over the water, there's a chance it could be a Scallop! Prioritize these when farming Scallops.
Scallops Move, But They're Slow
Scallops are a creature which moves when you approach it, but they're rather slow. Even after diving, as long as you accelerate with the A button, you should be able to catch them with no problems.
Who Is Pascal?
A Deep-Sea Deep-Thinker
Pascal the Sea Otter is a recurring character in the Animal Crossing series who loves seafood & has a penchant for the philosophical! This time around, it seems like he'll be the central character surrounding the Summer Update, where he'll be responsible for giving you DIY Recipes in exchange for items!Check Out A Full List Of Visiting Villagers Here!
Pascal Quotes List
Pascal's Wise Sayings (Quotes)
|1||Talented folks are just normal folks who practice something more than other folks, maaan.|
|2||It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow. But, like, a waterslide is more fun than ANY bike.|
|3||It's not all about the Bells, maaaan. There's also weeding, and fishing, and crafting, and bug catching, and...|
|4||Castles are just, like, houses that're wearing armor, maaan.|
|5||If you can't get your jam out of the jar, does that mean you're in a jammed-jam jam?|
|6||If time is always running out..are we doing something to chase it away?|
|7||You ever wonder when an island stops being an island and turns into just...the land? Maaaaaaan!|
|8||You don't always get to do what you love, but you can always learn to love what you do.|
|9||Eyeballs are like windows so your brain can look outside, and your brain needs that sunshine, maaan!|
|10||Maaaaan...I know I say that a lot, but what do I even mean by it? Maaaaan!|
|11||Do you think ducks get confused during heated dodgeball matches?|
|12||Do roosters go back to sleep after they wake everyone up? I mean, they're pretty much done for the day.|
|13||If kayak is still kayak backward, how do you know if you're saying it in the right direction? Think about it...|
|14||Magic is just science with your eyes closed, maaan. *|
|15||No one likes a traffic jam. But traffic jelly? Slap some peanut butter on it and it’s aaaall good. *|
|16||You ever look up at the clouds in the sky and imagine shapes? They're doin' the same thing to you, maaan. *|
|17||Music is just air gettin' its dance on, maaan. We're all breathing shy songs that want to cut a rug. *|
|18||Afterthoughts are still thoughts. They just come after other thoughts.|
|19||You can't worry about people thinkin' you're a fake. Everything you do is real! Unless you're, like, a hologram.|
|20||It's impossible to mail boomerangs. No matter how many stamps you put on 'em, they always come back.|
|21||NookPhones give you all those apps to keep you from ordering an entree. They're fillin' us up on bread, maaaan.|
|22||Want to attract a bunch of otters? Scallop-shaped hot-air balloon, maaaan... Otters for miles.|
|23||They always reboot movies, so why not food? And can I get a sequel to carbonara? Carbonara 2, maaan!|
|24||It's important to take slow, deep breaths when you get mad. Short, fast ones just make you lightheaded.|
|25||When someone tells you to hold your horses, you tell them no. Maaan, they're way too heavy!|
|26||It's really easy to forget you have toes...until you stub one. Then it's like, "What are these things, man?"|
|27||Sometimes I think about learning to make bread, but then I remember I'm already pretty good at buying it.|
|28||If you're cool with wearing your pajamas all day, maybe you actually just like wearing your clothes to bed. *|
|29||Rocks are the oysters of the land. *|
|30||Where you are, whether you're in a house or in your own head, make it comfy. You be good to you, maaan. *|
|31||Sometimes I wish I was a bird. It's pretty obvious why - so I could turn my head back and forth real fast! *|
|32||Ever read a book about gravity? They're impossible to put down, maaan... *|
|33||Remember, even if things are bad, there are always hammocks. *|
|34||Who was the first to think that eating shellfish was a good idea? Must have been an otter... *|
|35||Isn’t your birthday just the anniversary of something somebody else did? Think about it, maaan. *|
|36||They say "swing for the fences" and "go the whole nine yards," but, like, what if you don't play hockey? *|
|37||You wear the hat-the hat doesn't wear you. If it does, well, then you need a smaller hat, maaan. *|
※ Indicates user-submitted sayings
Pascal has no shortage of wise words to share with you - we're planning on writing every one we can find here! If you find a new one let us know in the comments! If not, tell us which of his quotes is your favorite!
What To Do If Pascal Isn't Showing Up?
Only Appears Once A Day
We mentioned this above but it bears repeating - Pascal will only come up to you once per day! You can still collect as many Scallops as you want, but don't expect him to keep coming back. Keep track of when he arrives and if you want to see him again, employ the use of Time Travel.
Double Check If You've Updated Your Game
Pascal will only appear if you've updated your game to Ver 1.3.0! You can check the version of your game by going to the Switch Home screen, selecting Animal Crossing, and pressing the + button. The version will be displayed below the game title. If you're running an old version, update it right away!
Get The Wetsuit
Pascal can only be found in the sea around your island, so make sure you've obtained it first, as it's necessary to start swimming and diving.
|Wetsuit||How To Get|
|Wetsuit||Buy with bells at Nook's Cranny|
|Nook Inc. Wet Suit||Buy with Nook Miles at the Nook Stop|