Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Pearls

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Pearls

Pearls are a rare crafting material introduced as part of Animal Crossing New Horizons first Summer update. Here's how to get Pearls.

Animal Crossing New Horizons regularly features new seasonal DIY Recipes to craft. This means that new crafting materials are added into the game, just like Pearls, which were added as part of the first Summer update. Pearls are pretty darned rare, but if you want to craft the deep sea set of furniture you will need to find a lot of them. In this guide we'll show you how to get Pearls, and the fastest ways of collecting them.

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How to Get Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To get Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to get a wetsuit from Nook's Cranny and head into the ocean by pressing A at the shore. Swim out and look for bubbles. Dive using Y near these bubbles to catch creatures. Some of these can be Pearls, though it's very rare. For a full list of possible deep sea creatures head here.

Trading Scallops For Pearls

The easiest way to get Pearls is to collect scallops and trade them with Pascal (you can read more on finding Pascal here). Hang onto any scallops you find and every now and then Pascal will appear to trade. You can swap scallops for Pearls, and given scallops are much more common this is the best way to go.

Trade Scallops for Pearls! | Jake Green/USG

What Are Pearls Used For?

Pearls are used to craft Mermaid Recipes (more on those here). You'll usually need one per recipe, so make sure you're collecting them as often as you can.

Pick up a swimsuit from Nook's Cranny | Jake Green/USG

How to Farm Pearls

Given how rare Pearls are in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll want to know the best ways to farm them. Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes here, so we recommend collecting as many scallops as you can to trade with Pascal.

If you're looking for more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to read our review. After that, why not learn about some creative ways to store your turnips?.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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