Pascal Animal Crossing New Horizons: Everything You Need to Know

Pascal will trade you recipes for scallops in New Horizons.
Pascal will trade you recipes for scallops in New Horizons. | Photo by Nintendo

Pascal Animal Crossing New Horizons is back in the first summer update.

Pascal will arrive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on July 3 for the first of two summer updates. The update will also bring back sea creature collecting and swimming, where you'll be able to encounter Pascal. There will be another update coming in August.

Pascal Animal Crossing New Horizons: Everything You Need to Know

The groovy otter philosopher is a recurring visitor, and is past games would give you special items for listening to his musings. In New Horizons, he'll have a similar role to what he had in New Leaf: a scallop junkie.

Pascal seems to only appear while you swim and collect sea creatures, and will suddenly pop out of the water when you find a scallop.

Pascal loves scallops. He loves them so much he'll brazenly offer to trade you something as soon as you find one. In New Horizons, he'll give you recipes for Mermaid Series Furniture. Be sure to keep at least one scallop for the museum.

After trading with Pascal, he'll drop some of his knowledge on you before departing to enjoy his scallop.

In New Leaf, if you follow Pascal after you traded him a scallop, you can see him crack it open and slurp up the delicious meat inside.