How to Find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here's how to find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizon's summer update, you'll be able to grab a wet suit, take a dip in the ocean, and collect sea critters.

The update introduces a new villager named Pascal, a friendly, red sea otter. However, much like Redd or Gulliver, Pascal isn't always available. In this guide, we'll show you how to find him, what he does, and tips for using his services. 

How to Find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

After you've gotten your wet suit and learned how to swim, you'll likely be on a quest to collect sea critters beneath the surface.

To find Pascal, you'll need to collect a scallop, which can be collected just like other underwater items. It's not as common as the others, but they are relatively easy to find. 

Look for the bubbles and dive below to grab it. If you do find a scallop, Pascal has a chance of spawning, and he'll appear close to you in the water. He won't spawn every time you find a scallop, but he does spawn once a day. If you collect a scallop and Pascal doesn't appear, you'll need to keep finding them until he spawns.

Be on the lookout for a bright red otter floating on his back. 

What Pascal Does

After you get him to spawn, approach him and he'll request the scallop. Giving it to him will result in him rewarding you with either a pearl or a Mermaid DIY recipe. It's random whether you get a pearl or a recipe and keep in mind, you can only trade a scallop with Pascal once a day. If you don't give him the scallop, you'll still be able to later on. 

Pearls are used in the Mermaid recipes, so you'll need them in order to get the game's fancy new items. They can also be found beneath the water just like the sea critters. 

The nice thing is that scallops can be found year round, which means you'll always be able to locate Pascal, even during the winter. 

That covers everything you'll need to know about finding Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Check out our other tips in the links above, or head over to our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for even more. 


Joseph loves Nintendo and horror games. When he's not writing about video games he can usually be found petting his cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. He thinks Meshuggah is tight. Twitter: @JosephYaden

Published Jul. 6th 2020

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