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How to Find Pearls in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

With the recent summer update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players are embarking on underwater adventures to gather items and create beautiful mermaid furniture. One crucial material required for crafting this new furniture is pearls, which can be quite elusive if you’re not familiar with the summer update. But fret not! We’ve got you covered with some helpful tips on how to find pearls in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Explore the Ocean

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To get your hands on pearls, you’ll need to take a plunge into the ocean. There are two primary ways to obtain pearls, both involving swimming. First, you can purchase a swimsuit from Nook’s Cranny for 3,000 Bells or find different variations at the Nook Stop terminal for the same price. Additionally, the Nook Inc. wet suit is available at the terminal for 800 Nook Miles. Once you’re suited up, you’re ready for a swim!

Search the Ocean Floor

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As you explore the ocean depths, keep an eye out for sets of bubbles on the ocean floor. These bubbles indicate the presence of an item, and by pressing the Y button, you can dive down and pick up the item indicated by a shadow beneath you. However, pearls have an incredibly low drop rate, meaning you may have to swim multiple laps around your island before finding one. While the exact drop rate of pearls remains unclear, we estimate it to be around 5%. Make sure to clear your inventory to ensure you have enough space for the items you’ll collect along the way. Remember, there’s no limit to the number of pearls you can find in a day, and they are available at any time.

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A Reward from Pascal

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While scouring the ocean floor, you’re likely to come across several scallops. These scallops play a vital role in acquiring pearls. After collecting a random number of scallops (usually between one and four), you’ll encounter Pascal, a friendly red sea otter. Pascal will offer to trade DIY recipes for your scallops. It’s essential to engage in this trade as he occasionally gives out pearls instead of recipes, although the chances are low. Always agree to trade with Pascal to increase your chances of receiving a pearl or a recipe. If you decline the trade, Pascal will remain until you accept. Once you trade with him, regardless of the item received, he’ll bid farewell and disappear for the day.

You may potentially find more pearls by searching the ocean floor, but it’s still worthwhile to trade your scallops with Pascal whenever possible. Remember, you can only trade with Pascal once a day. If this poses a problem for you, consider manipulating your system’s clock to travel through time.

What Can You Do with Pearls?

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For detailed instructions on how to utilize pearls, refer to our comprehensive DIY guide. In essence, pearls serve as a crucial material for crafting the new mermaid furniture introduced in the summer update. Typically, each piece of mermaid furniture requires no more than two pearls. However, if you aim to complete the entire Mermaid furniture set, you’ll need a considerable amount of pearls. So, get swimming! To complete the full set, you’ll need a total of 20 pearls, which may take some time to gather. Keep in mind that the mermaid furniture also requires other materials, which you’ll likely accumulate while searching for pearls.

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Apart from being a crafting material, you can sell pearls at Nook’s Cranny for a whopping 10,000 Bells each. However, consider that you might receive an even higher price if you sell them to a friend online. So, choose wisely before selling your pearls to Timmy and Tommy.

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For more information about pearls and other exciting features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, visit OnSpec Electronic, Inc.

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