Luxury resource found from Coast
Pearls (Civ5)
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Resource value

+0 20xFood5, +0 20xProduction5, +2 20xGold5


Fishing boats, available with Sailing

Fishing boats value

+0 20xFood5, +0 20xProduction5, +1 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.


Pearls are a relatively common luxury resource, generally found in "warmer" regions of the world. They provide +2 20xfaith5 Faith with Tear of the Gods belief.

Historical InfoEdit

Pearls are shiny, white, translucent balls formed inside the shells of mollusks. They are highly prized and often used in jewelry and other ornate decorations. Although many mollusks produce pearls, certain species of saltwater oysters and freshwater clams - those whose shells are lined with "mother of pearl" (or nacre) - produce the most sought-after varieties. The color of the pearl varies depending upon the mollusk and the local environment. Colors range from black to white, with cream, blue, yellow and green also occurring. The rose-colored Indian pearls are generally the most valued.