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"The more you learn, man, the less you know."
— Pascal, Animal Crossing: Wild World
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Pascal seo
Pascal NLa.png
Species Gender
Otter Male
Birthday July 19th Cancer
Role Philosopher
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ラコスケ
Korean 해탈한
Italian Pasqualo
German Johannes

Simplified Chinese 阿獭
French Pascal
Spanish Pascal
Dutch Pascal

Traditional Chinese 阿獺
Quebec French Pascal
Latin American Spanish Pascal
Russian Паскаль

Pascal is a special character that appears first in Animal Crossing: Wild World and later in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He 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. 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 and is easily noticed by the villagers.

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.


Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

"The more you learn, man, the less you know."
— Pascal, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Pascal WW.png

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.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

"I used to be into rap music, maaaan, but it's hard to freestyle underwater."
— Pascal, City Folk
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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.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

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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.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

Pascal can be seen floating on the waters of Sunburst Island when on the cargo loading screen for Gulliver's travels.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

Pascal was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in Wave 1 of the Free Summer Update. Similar to 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 (A Mermaid Fishy Dress, Mermaid Princess Dress, or Mermaid Shoes), or a Pearl NH Inv Icon cropped.png 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.

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

Other appearances[edit]

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori (film), Pascal is voiced by Takashi Miike, director of violent horror films such as Ichi the Killer.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Pascal appears as a spectator in the Smashville stage, and as a trophy.

Pascal Trophy Brawl.png #274 Pascal
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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Pascal once again appears as a spectator in the Smashville and Town and City stages, and as a trophy.

Pascal SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #555 Pascal
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!

Villager info[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Special Otter
Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required Items: -
Favorite Song: K.K. Stroll
Favorite Saying: The more you learn, man, the less you know.
Pascal HHD Character Icon.png

RV Description[edit]

When visiting Pascal's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"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."

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#010 Pascal - Series 1
Type: Special
Star sign: Cancer
Birthday: July 19th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Paper
010 Pascal amiibo card NA.png
009 Digby List of amiibo cards
#010 Pascal
011 Harriet



Sprites & Models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

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

Korean 해탈한
From 해달 haedal (sea otter)

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

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 Italian form of Pascal

Special Characters