Pascal is known for his philosophical tendencies, making him well known amongst the villagers in the player's town. Most of his philosophy is marine-themed. Every time the player talks to Pascal, he jumps into a river floating downstream until out of sight. Pascal gives away furniture from the Pirate Ship Theme, if conditions are met.
Pascal makes his debut in Animal Crossing: Wild World, in which he appears during random weekdays by the river mouth from 6 A.M. to 12 A.M., where the player can listen to one of his diffuse and sometimes random thoughts. If a player decides to, Pascal will give him or her a piece of ship-themed furniture before performing a perfect dive into the sea and swimming off.
Sometimes cranky villagers will state that when Pascal was little he got hit in the head with a soccer ball, and from then on, he started saying random philosophy. It is not known if this rumor is true.
"I used to be into rap music, maaaan, but it's hard to freestyle underwater."
— Pascal, City Folk
Pascal's role is largely unchanged in Animal Crossing: City Folk, as he still stands on one of the town's bridges on random weekdays from 6 A.M. to 12 A.M.. Though Booker will not tell players when he is in their town, the villagers will usually know. After sharing some philosophy, Pascal does a triple flip into the river, floating toward the sea, scaring any fish along the way. In this game, if the player is carrying a scallop when talking to Pascal, he will exchange it for a piece of ship-themed furniture, rather than the golden axe or his picture.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pascal can be encountered when the player goes diving. If the player catches a scallop, Pascal will appear and ask to have it. If Pascal is given a scallop, he gives the player a piece of pirate furniture in return. He appears once per day and is absent on special days.
Pascal appears as a spectator in the Smashville stage, and as a trophy.
A sea otter in a knit cap. He'll spout philosophy seemingly littered with hidden meanings: "People study what can and can't be done, but I think they're missing the point, maaannn." He comes and goes via the sea, diving in with perfect form. It's really up to you to decide whether Pascal's ramblings are the results of deep thought or too much time spent chatting with scallops.
Pascal once again appears as a spectator in the Smashville and Town and City stages, and as a trophy.
NTSC-U: "People say there are always other fish in the sea, but, maaan, there are giant squids in there too." That's Pascal, ever the marine philosopher. He appears when a scallop is found, dispensing his philosophical thoughts and trading furniture for the scallop.
PAL: The philosophical wisdom of Pascal comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of his musings will leave you mildly puzzled: "You ever tried to play an oboe underwater, maaan? It ain't easy." Others will leave you flat-out baffled: "You can't fool physics, maaan. That guy knows EVERYTHING!" Give him a scallop and see what he says!