Pascal

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"The more you learn, man, the less you know."
— Pascal, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Happy Home Designer, and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Pascal seo
Pascal NH.png
Artwork from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Species Gender
Otter Male
Birthday July 19th Cancer
Role Philosopher
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ラコスケ
 해탈한
 Pasqualo
 Johannes
 阿獭
 Pascal
 Pascal
 Pascal
 阿獺
 Pascal
 Pascal
 Паскаль

Pascal is a sea otter that appears first in Animal Crossing: Wild World and later in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His name is a reference to a French philosopher, Blaise Pascal; it may also be a reference to the measurement Pascal, also named after the philosopher, which is used to measure pressure underwater. It could also be derived from the word "scallop." In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk he appears in the player's town on random weekdays from 6 AM to 12 AM.

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. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, he gives out Mermaid Series of DIY recipes, clothing, or a Pearl when a Scallop is caught by the player.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Pascal is a red sea otter, with a yellow muzzle, black nose, and wide black eyes. He wears a beige beanie hat and dungarees, and has an unknown shell around his neck, probably a Scallop.

Appearances[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Pascal makes his debut in Animal Crossing: Wild World, in which he appears during random weekdays by the river mouth from 6 AM to 12 AM, where the player can listen to one of his diffuse and sometimes random thoughts. If a player decides to, Pascal will give them a piece of ship-themed furniture before performing a perfect dive into the sea and swimming off.

Pascal is a key member in the Wild World Golden Axe trading event. In exchange for a Scallop, which is obtained from Tortimer for a Massage Chair, Pascal will give players a Golden Axe or a photo of himself. He is one of seven special characters in Wild World who gives their picture out, the others being Tom Nook, K.K. Slider, Pelly, Phyllis, and Katie and Kaitlin.

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.

In City Folk[edit]

"I used to be into rap music, maaaan, but it's hard to freestyle underwater."
— Pascal, Animal Crossing: 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 AM to 12 AM. 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 New Leaf[edit]

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.

In New Horizons[edit]

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pascal was added in Wave 1 of the Free Summer Update. Similar to in New Leaf, he appears if the player finds a Scallop while diving and asks if he can have it. If the player gives him the Scallop, he will randomly reward them with a Mermaid DIY recipe, a piece of mermaid-themed clothing (either a Mermaid Fishy Dress, Mermaid Princess Dress, Mermaid Shoes, or Mermaid Tiara), or a Pearl. After, he can be seen out of the border, swimming happily with his Scallop. If the player follows him, he can also be seen cracking it open and eating it. He will not appear if the player is visiting another player's island or while the gates are open. Additionally, he will only make an appearance once per day.

Prior to New Horizons, he used to give the player a random furniture from the Pirate Series, this role is taken over by Gullivarrr.

Notably, Pascal's voice in this game is less deep than in previous games, sounding more akin to a smug villager.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Pascal's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Heya, Player. What's up in your corner of the universe?
Hang at your campsite?
Aw, maaaan... I'm more of a "swim in the sea and stare at the sky" type. It's real cool of you to ask though.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Pascal can be seen floating on the waters of Sunburst Island when on the cargo loading screen for Gulliver's travels. He also hosted Pascal's Crunchy Munchies, Pascal's Pearl Plunge, and Pascal's Deep-Sea Digs.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Tortimer talking to Pascal in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Pascal makes a brief appearance in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori. Tortimer finds him near the sea and asks for his support in the upcoming mayoral election in Animal Village. Pascal tells him to "go with the flow," then dives into the sea. He is voiced by Takashi Miike.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pascal appears as a spectator in the Smashville stage, and as a trophy and a sticker.

#274

Pascal

Pascal

Description 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.
Acquisition Random


Pascal SSBB Sticker.png #497 Pascal
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Pascal SSBB Sticker.png #497 Pascal
[Arm] Attack +10
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In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pascal once again appears as a spectator in the Smashville and Town and City stages, and as a trophy.

#555

Pascal

Pascal

Description 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!
Acquisition Random


Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Pascal's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Pascal's Happy Home Designer icon
The more you learn, man, the less you know.
Pascal
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Stroll
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Scallop Shell
  •  Pascal's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Water Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Leaf Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Pascal's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Pascal's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Pascal's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: A philosopher who dispenses pearls of hippie wisdom while collecting literal scallops. Sit at the campfire with this guy if you want your mind blown. Duuude.
    Items:
    Beach Chair NL Model.png Beach Chair Large Bookshelf NL Model.png Large Bookshelf
    Lily-Pad Table NL Model.png Lily-Pad Table Music Box NL Model.png Pondering
    Sea Globe NL Model.png Sea Globe Stack of Books (Western Script) NL Model.png Stack of Books
    Treasure Chest NL Model.png Treasure Chest
    Wallpaper: Sea View NL Model.png Sea View
    Floor: Ship Deck NL Model.png Ship Deck
    Music: Pondering NL Texture.png Pondering

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Pascal
    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    010 Pascal amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #010 Pascal - Series 1
    Star sign: Cancer
    Birthday: July 19
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Paper

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ラコスケ
    Rakosuke
    From ラッコ rakko (sea otter)

    Korean 해탈한
    Haetalhan
    From 해달 haedal (sea otter) and 해탈 haetal (nirvana)

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    阿獭 / 阿獺
    Ātǎ
    From 水獺 shuǐtǎ (otter) / 海獺 hǎitǎ (sea otter), as well as the English pronunciation of "otter"

    Russian Паскаль
    Pascal
    Same as English name

    Dutch Pascal Same as English name

    German Johannes -

    European Spanish Pascal Same as English name

    European French Pascal Same as English name

    Italian Pasqualo Italian form of Pascal