Pearl Oyster (deep sea creature)

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"I got a pearl oyster! Mostly I just wanted the pearl!" —New Leaf
Pearl Oyster
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Scientific name Pinctada
Family Pteriidae
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Location Ocean
Size 10 cm
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Stationary
Selling price 1,600 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Pearl Oysters (アコヤガイ, Akoyagai) are a type of deep sea creature found in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In all games, Pearl Oysters also are found as shells. Despite their name, they are not related to oysters but moreso to clams and other bivalves.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donating the Pearl Oyster to the Museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the ocean exhibit, along with many other species of deep sea creatures. The exhibit has this to say about the Pearl Oyster:

"Pearls are formed when mostly calcium carbonate and protein envelop foreign substances. Pearl oysters have numerous threadlike feet sticking out from their shell opening. These allow them to latch onto surrounding rocks and are actually surprisingly strong. Their adductor muscles are edible and are considered a delicious ingredient in some foods."

Fishing Tournament[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

Despite being a Fishing Tournament, Chip will still accept deep-sea creatures, however, they will not be scored. Chip will say this when given a Pearl Oyster:

"By the by, you can dry out the meat of a pearl oyster for quite a tasty meal. It's chewy. Not that I mind just eating them whole like this!"