Scallop (deep sea creature)

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"I caught a scallop! Hey, this isn't a potato at all!" —New Leaf
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Pectinidae
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Location Ocean and Island
Size 14 cm
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Erratic
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 1,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Scallops (ホタテ, Hotate) are a type of deep sea creature found in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In previous games in the Animal Crossing series, Scallops are found as shells. When the player finds a Scallop in the town, Pascal may rise from the surface and ask the player if he can have it. If the player chooses to give it to him, he rewards the player pirate-themed furniture in return. During the Harvest Festival, it is used in the Shellfish Cream Soup recipe.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated to the Museum, it can be found jumping around in the large tank in the first room of the ocean exhibit. The exhibit says this about the Scallop:

"Scallops inhabit the cool ocean bed. They swim by rapidly clapping together their shell valves. The black dots on scallops, known as wavy "strings", are actually their eyes. These eyes number over 80 but only really function as a means to sense light rather than motion. Often grilled or buttered, scallops have become a tasty seafood enjoyed all over the world."