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- "If you try something new, it's not new anymore, maaan."
- — Pascal, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Pascal as he appears in New Leaf
|Service||"Philosopher", gifter of exclusive items|
|Appearance(s)|| Animal Crossing: Wild World,|
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Dōbutsu no Mori
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Pascal (ラコスケ, Rakosuke) is a special character that appears first in Animal Crossing: Wild World and later in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He is a red sea otter, with a yellow muzzle, a black nose, and wide black eyes; he wears a beige sailor's watch cap and dungaree overalls, and has a scallop hanging around his neck. His name is probably a reference to a French philosopher, Blaise Pascal; it may also be a reference to the unit of measurement Pascal, also named after the philosopher, which measures pressure underwater. He appears in the Player's town once a week from 6 AM to 12 AM and is easily noticed by the villagers. He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable.
Pascal is a sea otter with red fur. His eyes are black and dotty with flat eyebrows. He has a jowl for a mouth, colored tan, and a brown beaver nose with whisker stands sticking out his nose hole. He has short ears attached to the side of his head and a dark red tail on his behind. For apparel, he wears blue shorts with long suspenders. He wears a white beanie on his head. He wears a necklace with a clam shell attached to it.
In Animal Crossing: Wild World
- "The more you learn, maaan, the less you know."
- — Pascal, Animal Crossing: Wild World
In Wild World, he appears during random weekdays by the river mouth from 6 AM to 12 AM, where the player can listen to one of his deep thoughts. If a player decides to do so, Pascal will give them a piece of ship-themed furniture before performing a perfect dive into the sea and swimming off into the Wild World. Pascal is also involved in the Golden axe trading event. In exchange for a scallop, which is obtained from Tortimer for a massage chair, Pascal will give the player a Golden Axe or a photo of himself and Kaitlin.
Sometimes cranky villagers will, perhaps dubiously, claim that when Pascal was little he got hit in the head with a soccer ball, and from then on he started philosophizing.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk
- "I used to be into rap music, maaan, but it's hard to freestyle underwater."
- — Pascal, City Folk
In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Pascal stands on one of the town's bridges on random weekdays from 6 AM to 12 AM. Though Booker will not tell the player when he is in your town, the villagers will usually know. If the player speaks to any villagers near by, they may mention the presence of Pascal. If the player speaks to Pascal himself, he say something very odd. Sometimes, one or two of the words will be green, indicating that it's not just meaningless and may have some relevance in the game. After sharing some "philosophy," if the player has a scallop in his/her inventory, he will ask for it. If the player gives the shell to him, he will, in turn, give the player a piece of Pirate themed furniture and disappear down the river and eventually to the ocean. If the player does not have a scallop, he will perform a backflip into the river, floating down towards the sea, scaring off any fish along the way. It is unknown exactly where he goes once he floats off screen.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pascal might appear upon finding a scallop in your town. He will surface behind the player and request that they give it to him. If they do he will give them a furniture from the Pirate Theme and a piece of philosophy. This can only be done once a day. However, if your pockets are full, Pascal will not appear, even if you swap the Scallop out for something else. Sometimes after the scallop is given to him, Pascal can be seen swimming just outside the southern border of the ocean.
The exact odds of Pascal appearing after catching are unknown, but Pascal will have a 0% chance of appearing during holidays or if you have your town gate open. Pascal also won't appear if the scallop is caught on the island.