How to Get Pearls in Black Desert Online


Valerie Harper

Writer and Storywriter


You may have seen items listed for Pearls while browsing through Black Desert’s Pearl Shop. We’re almost certain, though, that you’ve never received this rare white spherical currency in the game. They’re exceptionally challenging to obtain.

How to Get Pearls in Black Desert Online

If you’re wondering how to get Pearls in Black Desert Online, we’re here to unveil the mystery.

In this guide, we’ll share all the methods of obtaining Pearls in Black Desert Online. We’ll also explain how Pearls and other currencies work in the game. Read on to find out how you can get desired items from the Pearl Shop.

How to Get Pearls in Black Desert Online

There are only two ways of obtaining Pearls in Black Desert Online, and neither of them involves completing common challenges or leveling up. You can’t earn Pearls in the game. Getting Pearls is simple – you have to buy them. You can purchase Pearls via the Pearl Shop in the game or from official Play Station, Microsoft, or Xbox stores.

There is a way around it, though, if you’re a little short on cash.

The in-game Central Market is where players can trade their items for any desired currency and value. You can sometimes find Pearl Shop items listed for silver or other resources but be prepared to pay a lot.

Sometimes, the developers or Steam launch in-game events. Upon completing the event challenges, you may obtain some exclusive Pearl Shop items or free Pearls to buy what you wish.

For instance, in March 2020, players could get Pearl items valued at $200 just for daily logins. So, watch out for updates on sales and events so that you don’t miss your chance to get exclusive items for free.

Previously, players could obtain Pearls by purchasing a seasonal Battle Pass. However, Battle Passes in the latest seasons provide other valuable resources instead of Pearls. Ironically, you need Pearls to buy the Battle Pass in the first place. In short, don’t buy it if your only goal is to obtain Pearls; you won’t get them.

How Do Pearls and Other Currencies Work?

Pearls are one of the in-game currencies. They allow you to purchase anything from the Pearl Shop, such as weapons, outfits, tents, inventory slots, pets, and Battle Passes.

Don’t worry if you’d rather not open your real-life wallet to refresh your look or get a new pet. Most of these items can also be purchased with regular in-game currency, silver, or loyalty. You can earn these currencies by leveling up, fishing, breeding horses, completing challenges, or doing other basic game stuff. Loyalty is earned by logging in every day and gaining achievements.

However, keep in mind that Pearls can grant you access to exclusive items, skins, and upgrades. Thankfully, Black Desert Online developers regularly launch Pearl Shop sales so that players can get these exclusives with significant savings.

Picking Pearls Isn’t Easy

The way of obtaining Pearls in Black Desert Online may be upsetting to some players. While the ethics of in-game purchases are widely argued in the gaming community, the developers didn’t block players from exclusive items completely. Watch out for updates on seasonal events and keep an eye on great deals in the Central Market. Real treasures are worth the hunt.

What’s your most-desired item in the Pearl Shop? Share in the comments section below.

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