How to Catch Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons

With Animal Crossing New Horizon’s latest summer update, a lot of things have been added to the game to facilitate the new swimming and diving mechanics. One such new addition are pearls and in this guide, we will show you how to catch pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Pearls can be found in Animal Crossing New Horizons to trade with Scallops, make DIY recipes, or complete the Mermaid Set.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Pearls

Pearls can be found in Animal Crossing New Horizons to trade with Scallops, make DIY recipes, or complete the Mermaid Set. We will be guiding you on how you can effectively catch and trade Pearls for other useful items in ACNH.

How to Catch / Find Pearls
Pearls are like any other sea creatures which can be found when swimming in the ocean.

You need to find Pascal who will help you in catching Pearls. Grab a wetsuit and go to your nearest sea.

When you swim in search of a Pearl, there is no guarantee that you will find one.

You have to keep an eye on the shadow and bubbles that come to the surface whenever a sea creature is near.

Pearls have a relatively small shadow, and the bubbles from Pearls come up to the surface in a very straight line and don’t separate from one another.

Once you spot such a shadow/bubble pattern, then you can dive and catch it if it’s a Pearl.

Trading Scallops for Pearls
Search for Scallops which can be found at any time of the day. When you find a Scallop, Pascal will appear in the water and swim over to you. Pascal will trade your scallop for a DIY recipe.

Now come back the next day to find another Scallop. When you find your second Scallop, Pascal will come back and trade your Scallop with a Pearl.

Repeat this process every day. Eventually, there will be no Scallops left in the sea.

Now you can either change your Scallop searching spot or switch to diving and finding Pearls.

Uses of Pearls
Pearls can be traded with Pascal for other stuff or to complete the Mermaid Sets. Each mermaid set recipe requires at least 1 Pearl or more.

There are no other ways of farming Pearls so you should collect / trade as many as possible because they are very useful later on in crafting recipes.

Selling Pearls
If crafting and trading is not your thing and you just want some quick Bells, then you can sell Pearls to Timmy & Tommy at Nook’s Cranny.

Each Pearl goes for about 10,000 Bells.

You can sell these Pearls online to your friends or other Animal Crossing players for an even higher price since they are very rare and are required in completing Mermaid Recipes.

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