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"Yep. Today is a gooood day."
— Pascal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Pascal seo
Artwork of Pascal
Artwork from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Species Gender
Otter Male
Birthday July 19th Cancer
Favorite saying "The more you learn, man, the less you know."
Role Philosopher
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

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 Wild World and City Folk, he appears in the player's town on random weekdays from 6 AM to 12 AM. He gives away furniture from the Pirate Ship Theme if his conditions are met. In New Horizons, he gives out Mermaid Series of DIY recipes, clothing, or a Pearl when a Scallop is caught by the player.



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.


Pascal is laid-back, wise and thoughtful, talking like a lazy villager or a smug villager. His catchphrase, "maaan," makes him sound like a hippie. He likes relaxing, swimming, and collecting scallops. He is also known for his philosophical tendencies, making him well known amongst the villagers in the player's town. Most of his philosophy is marine-themed, explaining why he gives away furniture from the Pirate Ship Theme if his conditions are met, and/or also gives out Mermaid Series of DIY recipes, clothing, or a Pearl when a Scallop is caught by the player. Every time the player talks to him, he jumps into a river floating downstream until out of sight.


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]

Pascal dropping some deep truth to the player after giving him a scallop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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. Afterward, 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.




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


Effect Fighters
[Arm] Attack +10 All fighters

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.




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]

The more you learn, man, the less you know.

Pascal's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Pascal's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
July 19 Cancer Male Otter
Umbrella Leaf Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leaf Umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Stroll
Unlocked items
  •  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.
    Wall:  Sea View
    Floor:  Ship Deck
    Music: Pondering NL Texture.png Pondering

    "Order furniture" in Pascal's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Sea View Sea View NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons  1,000 Bells  Chip's RV
     Pascal's RV
    - - Sporty - -
    Ship Deck Ship Deck NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  1,000 Bells  Chip's RV
     Pascal's RV
    Brown (x2) Quirky Sporty - -
    Beach Chair Beach Chair NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  437 Bells  Pascal's RV
     Plucky's RV
     Tortimer Island
    White (x2) - Sporty No 2.0 x 1.0
    Large Bookshelf Large Bookshelf NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  600 Bells  Dobie's RV
     Pascal's RV
    - - - No 2.0 x 1.0
    Lily-Pad Table Lily-Pad Table NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Pascal's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Green (x2) Rustic Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Pondering Music Box NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons -  Pascal's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Sea Globe Sea Globe NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  250 Bells  Pascal's RV
     Tortimer Island
    Aqua / White Rustic Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Stack of Books Stack of Books (Western Script) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Blathers's RV
     Dobie's RV
     Pascal's RV
    Colorful / White - - Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Treasure Chest Treasure Chest NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  1,875 Bells  Pascal's RV
     Tortimer Island
    Yellow / Green Toy Shop Historical No 1.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    The more you learn, man, the less you know.


    Birthday Gender Species
    July 19 Cancer Male Otter
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 13) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 13
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Hobby Music
    Book Music Book NH Icon.png Music

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    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


    Names in other languages[edit]

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

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

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

    Traditional Chinese 阿獺

    Russian Паскаль
    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 A fish pun which fuses "Pascalo" (an obsolete Italianization of Blaise Pascal's last name) with "squalo" ("shark" in Italian)