|Bottom of the Ocean||1,000 Bells|
|6.35 inches||Medium, erratic|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|All year||All day|
|Scientific name||Patinopecten yessoensis|
|Regional names|| Capasanta |
- "I got a scallop! Hey, this isn't a potato at all!" —New Leaf
In New Leaf when a scallop is caught in the town, Pascal will sometimes appear behind the player and ask them for it. In return, he gives the player a random Pirate themed item. This can only happen once per day.
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
"Scallops inhabit the cool ocean bed. They swim by rapidly clapping together their shell valves. The black does 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 and buttered, scallops have become a tasty seafood enjoyed all over the world."
- When the scallop is approached in the museum sea creatures tank, it will propel itself backwards as if it were spooked by the player. This only occurs once per area transition.
- If the player gives up their scallop to Pascal, they can follow him while he swims away. If the player follows him long enough they can watch him crack the scallop open and eat it.
- Main article: Scallop on Wikipedia
Scallops are a cosmopolitan family of bivalves, found in all of the world's oceans, though never in freshwater. They are one of very few groups of bivalves to be primarily "free-living"; many species are capable of rapidly swimming short distances and even of migrating some distance across the ocean floor. Many species of scallops are highly prized as a food source, and some are farmed as aquaculture.