July 2020’s update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s diving feature to your Nook Inc.-sponsored deserted island. There are new sea creatures to find in the ocean waters right off your island (or Mystery Island Tour island), but you’ll also find a special NPC returning to the series: Pascal! Pascal the philosophy-spreading sea otter is here to supply players with DIY recipes for the “mermaid” furniture and clothing set. Just catch yourself a scallop and expect a visit in an instant. Keep reading for our full guide to Pascal, plus a list of all the mermaid DIYs he hands out!
Who is Pascal?
Pascal is here! The laid back, backstroke aficionado otter has arrived as part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Version 1.3.0 update. Pascal is a long-running Animal Crossing character who’s mainly had the same function in every game he’s appeared in: Exchanging cool stuff for the scallops you catch. He first debuted in Animal Crossing: Wild World and has gone on to appear in every game since.
To find him in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, throw on a wet suit and dive right into the ocean! Find a string of bubbles bursting forth the water’s surface and hope that down below lies a scallop!
Usually the first scallop you find during an in-game day (5 a.m – 4:59 a.m. local island time) will summon Pascal, but some island representatives have reported that it has taken a few scallop discoveries for him to appear. Make sure that your inventory isn’t completely full, as there are gifts to be given! He will only appear to you once per day.
In return for your hard-caught scallop, Pascal will give you a mermaid set DIY recipe, a piece of mermaid set clothing, or a pearl (used to craft said mermaid set items).
List of mermaid set DIY recipes
Once per day, Pascal can bestow upon your sea swimming soul a relic from the deep. It’s neat — trust me. Somehow, the philosophical otter has a treasure trove of mermaid-themed items. We’re talking mermaid DIY recipes, dresses, shoes, and accessories. The mermaid set can help make the indoors feel like you’re under the sea. Utilizing New Horizons’ crafting mechanic, you’ll have to have a variety of shells, iron nuggets, and pearls near your workbench. That last crafting material is new to this update, and can be acquired by trading with/gifted by Pascal or you find one on your next dive. Check out the full list below:
|Item Name||Image||Category||Crafting Materials||Sell Price|
|Mermaid Bed||Housewares||2 Pearls, 2 Giant Claims, 5 Sand Dollars||22,400|
|Mermaid Chair||Housewares||1 Pearl, 1 Giant Claim, 2 Sand Dollars||11,140|
|Mermaid Closet||Housewares||2 Pearls, 1 Giant Clam, 2 Corals, 5 Sand Dollars||22,500|
|Mermaid Dresser||Housewares||2 Pearls, 1 Giant Clam, 3 Corals||22,400|
|Mermaid Flooring||Flooring||2 Pearls, 5 Sand Dollars, 5 Stone||20,975|
|Mermaid Lamp||Housewares||1 Pearl, 3 Conches, 2 Corals, 2 Iron Nuggets||13,850|
|Mermaid Rug||Rugs||1 Pearl, 3 Sand Dollars||10,360|
|Mermaid Screen||Housewares||2 Pearls, 3 Giant Clams, 5 Sand Dollars||23,300|
|Mermaid Shelf||Housewares||1 Pearl, 1 Giant Clam, 4 Corals||12,900|
|Mermaid Sofa||Housewares||1 Pearl, 10 Sand Dollars||11,200|
|Mermaid Table||Housewares||1 Pearl, 4 Sand Dollars||10,480|
|Mermaid Vanity||Housewares||1 Pearl, 1 Giant Clam, 2 Corals, 2 Iron Nuggets||12,650|
|Mermaid Wall||Wallpaper||2 Pearls, 2 Sea Snails, 2 Sand Dollars, 2 Corals, 5 Sand Dollars||23,520|
|Mermaid Wall Clock||Wall-mounted||1 Pearl, 3 Sea Snails, 2 Corals, 5 Sand Dollars||12,290|
List of mermaid set clothing
There are also non-recipe clothing items you can get from Pascal. Here’s a full list of mermaid set clothing:
|Item Name||Variant #1||Variant #2||Category||Sell Price|
|Mermaid Fishy Dress||Dress-Up||1,000|
|Mermaid Princess Dress||Dress-Up||1,500|
Nook Miles Achievement: You Otter Know
Mr. Tom Nook wishes for all island residents to welcome our new visitors, yes, yes! Thus, befriending Pascal with some fresh scallops can lead to some extra Nook Miles to spend and some snazzy new titles to use.
“If you meet a laid-back fellow floating in the sea, consider sharing some of your scallops with him. You never know what you might learn in return…and a little gift never hurts either!”
Here are all the Nook Miles and Passport titles you can get from the You Otter Know achievement:
|Number of Scallops||Nook Miles Earned||Keywords Earned|
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