How to Find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Pascal is a friendly otter who hangs out in the water in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here's how to find him in the game.

There are a lot of different characters that players can meet in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With the July summer update, a new character was added to the game named Pascal, a friendly otter who hangs out in the water. In this guide, we are going to explain how to find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and what interacting with him will do.

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To put it simply, players can find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by catching a Scallop while diving in the water. You can find Scallops by diving at normal-sized shadows moving at a normal speed. The first time you come up with a Scallop every day, Pascal will appear asking you to trade your catch for a Mermaid DIY set and sometimes a Pearl. It’s worth noting that this is the only way to find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

If you haven’t played the game in a while, you’re probably a bit confused. With the July summer update, Nintendo added in a new feature that allows players to swim and dive in the water, and with that added in a plethora of new deep-sea creatures. However, before they can dive for the new critters, they’ll need to purchase a wetsuit. With the wetsuit in hand, players can head to the water and press A to go get in. As they swim around the ocean, they can dive by pressing Y. If a player dives at a shadow, they’ll come up with one of the new deep-sea creatures.

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Long time fans of the series probably know that Pascal is not a new character in the franchise. The friendly otter has appeared in a handful of other Animal Crossing games like New Leaf, Wild World, Pocket Camp, and City Folk. It’s nice to see a familiar face from the series making a return in New Horizons, and it looks like our otter friend is going to be around for a while! Further, with Nintendo teasing an update for August as well, it’s possible we could see some other familiar faces as well.

If you’re not a fan of hunting for Scallops or have already talked with Pascal today, there are still plenty of other things that players can do on their island. In fact, we have tons of great guides on our homepage that should help you stay busy for hours to come. In the links below, you’ll find some of our more recent coverage.

Now that you know how to find Pascal in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can start collecting the Mermaid DIY set. Which recipe is your favorite? Be sure to let us know on our Twitter or Facebook page.

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