Animal Crossing New Horizons regularly features new seasonal DIY Recipes to craft. This means that new crafting materials are added into the game, just like Pearls, which were added as part of the first Summer update. Pearls are pretty darned rare, but if you want to craft the deep sea set of furniture you will need to find a lot of them. In this guide we'll show you how to get Pearls, and the fastest ways of collecting them.
On this page:
- How to Get Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons
- Trading Scallops For Pearls
- What Are Pearls Used For?
- How to Farm Pearls
How to Get Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons
To get Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to get a wetsuit from Nook's Cranny and head into the ocean by pressing A at the shore. Swim out and look for bubbles. Dive using Y near these bubbles to catch creatures. Some of these can be Pearls, though it's very rare. For a full list of possible deep sea creatures head here.
Trading Scallops For Pearls
The easiest way to get Pearls is to collect scallops and trade them with Pascal (you can read more on finding Pascal here). Hang onto any scallops you find and every now and then Pascal will appear to trade. You can swap scallops for Pearls, and given scallops are much more common this is the best way to go.
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What Are Pearls Used For?
Pearls are used to craft Mermaid Recipes (more on those here). You'll usually need one per recipe, so make sure you're collecting them as often as you can.
How to Farm Pearls
Given how rare Pearls are in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll want to know the best ways to farm them. Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes here, so we recommend collecting as many scallops as you can to trade with Pascal.