- Main article: Pearl
Pearl was given to Pink Diamond several thousand years before she came into possession of the Earth. Pearl was tasked with making her Diamond happy, though she didn't manage to do so for a long while. Through her time with her, Pearl visited many other planets, and grew fond of space. Like the other Diamond's Pearls, she carried a very strong and loyal bond to Pink Diamond. One day, early on in the colonization of Earth, Pink Diamond wished she could frolic and play alongside the Quartz soldiers that were emerging from the planet's surface, but didn't want to be reprimanded by the other Diamonds. Taking Pink's question about imagining the possibility of warping down to Earth seriously, Pearl thought that Pink Diamond could avoid getting caught if she shapeshifted into a Quartz soldier to blend in for a day. Though Pearl thought just imagining this would be enough to make her Diamond happy, Pink thought the idea was worth actually putting to the test. After warping to the Kindergarten, Pink had some fun socializing with the Amethysts, though Pearl thought their manners were lacking. Pearl advised that Pink would be better off not drawing attention to herself, and suggested exploring the Earth's other features.
After observing the life that already lived there and becoming attachted to it, Pink realized that if the colony was completed, all of it would be destroyed. Pearl apologized for her idea making her Diamond feel this way, but Pink told her this daytrip was exactly what she needed. Pearl stood alongside the other Diamond's Pearls, witnessing Pink Diamond's attempts to put a stop to the colonization, though they amounted to little more than a zoo for human specimens. After Blue and Yellow Diamond dismissed her desires to halt the colonization, Pink assumed the identity of a Quartz soldier to start a rebellion as someone they couldn't ignore. Pink Diamond kept a secret with Pearl of her double life as Rose Quartz, who made Pearl one of the first Crystal Gems approximately 5,750 years ago. Before the war began, Rose told Pearl that if they had lost, they would be shattered, and if they won, they could never go home, something Pearl accepted because she loved Rose and wanted to be with her wherever she went. Once the Rebellion began, Pearl fought alongside Rose and did whatever she could to protect her. During her time on Earth, Pearl learned how to sword-fight, and the human concept of being a knight, "completely dedicated to a person and a cause" at the Ancient Sky Arena, while also harboring growing romantic feelings for Rose.
At the start of the war, Rose and Pearl were the only two Gems that defected against Homeworld. In order to stop the rebel group from growing, Blue Diamond and her court arrived on Earth to end the Rebellion. Rose and Pearl both arrived at the scene and fought against Blue Diamond's soldiers, including Ruby. Pearl was about to strike at Sapphire, but she was saved by Ruby, causing Garnet to form for the first time. Pearl didn't hesitate to attack Garnet, but she was stopped by Rose, who took the opportunity of Blue Diamond's court being distracted by Garnet to escape. While reflecting on this incident, Rose wondered if all gems could do that. Pearl tried to satisfy Rose's curiousity by attempting to fuse with her, though she couldn't at first. She apologized profusely for taking such bold initiative and imagining an Earth where she could make Rose happy despite never having been her Pearl. She begged Rose to order her to stop, but Rose requested that she do the opposite. This tender moment caused them to briefy fuse into Rainbow Quartz for the first time. Shortly afterwards, Rose and Pearl come across Garnet again, and Pearl draws her sword at first. However, Pearl comes to accept Garnet for who she is, and with Rose's help, she joins their rebellion, as did many others. Pearl grew a close relationship with her fellow comrade, Bismuth. According to Bismuth, she and Pearl went onto a Nephrite's drop ship, and Pearl threw her out of the cockpit.
During the war, Pearl served as Rose's confidant, and was privy to many (but not all) secrets others weren't, like the armory. The Crystal Gems fought long and hard, though it became apparent that it wasn't enough to scare off Homeworld. Because of Blue and Yellow Diamond's continued refusal to listen to Pink Diamond, and wanting to live on the planet as Rose Quartz, Pink plotted to fake her own shattering: Pink Diamond created gem shards that she swallowed and had Pearl shapeshift into Rose Quartz and poof Pink Diamond with Rose's Sword. The shards would be left behind, while her real gem would be hidden in Pearl's hand. Before this happened, as a last order from her Diamond, Pearl was told never to tell anyone of what really happened. Their ruse tricked the Diamonds, but it came at a terrible price. After Homeworld called a retreat, the Diamonds unleashed the Corrupting Light on the surface of the planet. Rose managed to use her shield to protect Pearl and Garnet, but every other Gem on Earth that wasn't shattered became corrupted. Devastated by the near total loss of her dear friends, Pearl privately wondered if the plan was ultimately worth it.
After the Rebellion, Pearl continued to protect the Earth alongside Garnet and Rose. Eventually, Pearl and the remaining Crystal Gems lived at the Crystal Temple in Beach City, where they protect humanity and contain Corrupted Gems. Pearl also eventually met Amethyst at the Prime Kindergarten and grew a strong relationship with her, even fusing with her numerous times into Opal.
Hundreds of years later, Rose ends up meeting and falling in love with Greg Universe, a human musician. Pearl meets Greg and is jealous of his relationship with Rose, considering Pearl's extremely close relationship with Rose lasting millennia.
Eventually, Rose dies while giving birth to a son, Steven, half-Gem and half-human. Pearl has a lot of trouble accepting the fact that Rose had 'turned into' Steven, but overtime becomes more accepting of her actions. Pearl, along with Garnet and Amethyst, help raised Steven and teach him about his heritage and history.
Pearl appears alongside the other Crystal Gems fighting the Centipeetles who have infested the Beach House. She assures Steven that they will get rid of the centipeetles, explaining that Steven cannot help until his powers develop while snapping a Centipeetle's neck. When Steven notices that the freezer is filled with the recently discontinued Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches, Pearl explains that although Amethyst and Garnet stole them, she went back and paid for them. After Garnet states that the entire plan was her idea, Pearl affirms that it doesn't really matter who's plan it was, so long as Steven is happy. Later, when Steven is trying to summon his weapon, Pearl attempts to calm Steven down in order to help him concentrate. When he fails, Pearl volunteers to be the first to attempt to teach Steven how to use his weapon. She takes Steven to her favorite tree to teach him.
She explains that although the blossoms' dance seems completely random it is actually calculated. She encourages Steven to concentrate and practice so that one day he can perform his own dance in order to summon his weapon. When Steven attempts to recreate the situation in which his gem had previously glowed, Pearl voices her belief that it would not work, but cooperates regardless. When it doesn't work, Pearl tells Steven that he's still a member of the Crystal Gems, and becomes upset with Amethyst when she says that Steven might never have powers. When Steven does summon his shield, Pearl is surprised to find that his weapon is his mother's shield. She questions the ingredients used to make the Cookie Cats, which Steven is convinced is what caused him to summon his weapon. Pearl then leaves to go combat the Centipeetle Mother with Garnet and Amethyst. When Steven comes out to try and help, Pearl immediately tells the others that they need to save Steven, but is stopped by Amethyst who says that they should make sure that they're safe first. After defeating the Centipeetle Mother, Pearl reassures Steven, telling him that she's certain that someday, he'll be able to summon his weapon.
Pearl is surprised by the size of the Red Eye. Pearl tells Steven that the Red Eye is not awesome after he states it is and explains that it will crash into Earth. After Garnet comments that they could use Rose Quartz's Laser Light Cannon, Pearl says the cannon is missing and that they will have to come up with another solution. Steven tells Pearl that Greg might know where the cannon is, and Pearl responds by stating Rose probably wouldn't trust him with such a powerful weapon. Later, Pearl is surprised to find out that Greg really had the Laser Light Cannon. As the Red Eye gets closer and closer, the Crystal Gems struggle to activate the cannon, and Pearl says she doesn't know how to use it because it was Rose's. She then realizes that Steven has Rose's Gem, but Steven can't activate it either. Later, Steven figures out how to activate it. Pearl questions how he was able to do it and Steven explains that he just stated Greg's motto.
Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst return from fighting a giant bird after Steven has his package delivered. Pearl tells Steven that they have to place the Moon Goddess Statue on top of the Lunar Sea Spire before midnight or else the tower will collapse into the sea, which is why the Gems have to go back out on another mission right away. She explains to Steven that the spire was an oasis for Gems on Earth, but now it's abandoned. After being persuaded by Steven and Amethyst, Pearl allows Steven to come along on the mission for educational purposes. When they are in the Warp Stream, Pearl tells Steven to stop goofing off when his goes out of the stream. At the spire entrance, Pearl requests that Steven takes the mission seriously because Gems are a part of his heritage. When Steven discovers the way to get past the vortex of the spire, Pearl scolds Steven for putting himself in danger but she was impressed. Once inside, Pearl is bothered by the way the interior has become dilapidated. An infestation of Crystal Shrimp appears before the Gems, and Pearl uses her holographic abilities to demonstrate how each of the Gems can safely make it across. Steven interrupts her by throwing a Bagel sandwich, distracting the Crystal Shrimp, but Pearl points out that her plan would have worked too. At the next problem, Pearl and Amethyst cheer on Steven to solve the problem using his Cheeseburger Backpack. Once the Gems finally reach the top of the spire, Pearl is excited to save a piece of Gem history. However, when Steven realizes he left the Moon Goddess Statue at home, she is shocked. After the tower collapses, Pearl is proud that Steven handled many tasks by himself under pressure.
Pearl exits Amethyst's room with a sword, and asks her what one of her swords was doing in her room. Pearl accuses Amethyst of stealing it and says that she forgives her. She then goes on to say that she cleaned up Amethyst's room. Steven tells Pearl that he made a breakfast that they could all eat together, but Pearl appears uninterested as she enters her room. Pearl summons her sword collection and then places the missing sword with the others. Steven distracts Pearl's concentration by calling out her name. She wonders how Steven got inside the Temple, and warns him that it's dangerous. Pearl yells Steven's name in a concerned tone as he falls down one of Pearl's waterfalls. Later, Pearl finds Steven hanging on to one of the Crystal Heart's tubes. When Steven slides into the Burning Room, Pearl and Amethyst enter as well. The Smoke Monster enters the Together Breakfast and Pearl is disgusted by the whipped cream. After the Smoke Monster is contained, Pearl, along with Steven and Amethyst, agree to just order a pizza.
Pearl holds a bubble containing seven Gem Shards and looks around for the missing eighth one. While Steven daydreams about finding his pants, Pearl explains that the shards have a partial consciousness which has been used by Gems to create semi-sentient drone soldiers which can follow basic orders. She then goes on to say that Gems once created an army of drones, but they turned on their commander. Pearl then leaves to go check around town for the missing shard. Pearl later finds out that Steven put the missing shard inside of the Frybo costume. She summons her spear and chucks it at the living Frybo costume. Pearl accidentally drops the other Shards when the Frybo blasts ketchup in her face. Blind, Pearl mistakes Fryman for Steven and asks if he's alright. After Steven defeats Frybo by putting the Gem Shards in his clothes and making them fight, Pearl tells Steven to put his clothes back on.
Pearl tells Amethyst that she is overdoing shape-shifting after the latter turns into multiple different forms. She explains to Steven that all Gems have shape-shifting capabilities. Steven wants to learn how to shape-shift, but Pearl tells him "don't bite off what you can't chew". Pearl leaves after Amethyst continually smacks her butt while shape-shifted as Pearl. Later, while the Gems are on the Gem Sloop, Pearl asks Steven what's going on when she hears one of his fingers meow. Pearl wants to stay and help Steven with his Cat Fingers, but Garnet explains that their mission of fighting a living island is an emergency. Pearl blames Amethyst for Steven's problem. Once the problem is solved, Pearl tells Steven that he should listen to her and not Amethyst. Pearl blushes when Garnet states that Pearl should have a little more faith in Steven.
Pearl tells Garnet and Amethyst that she doesn't think whatever was happening was caused by earthquakes as they were too frequent. She then asks Steven who he was talking to while bike riding in the sand. Pearl then wants to set up a play-date between him and Connie, saying that she'll work out a schedule. Later, Pearl is concerned over the events of the episode. She tells Connie that Steven was excited to meet her. Garnet then tells her not to mess up his funky flow, and the Gems leave the beach.
While the Gems are warping to the Gem Battlefield, Pearl tells Steven that he's going to make himself sick by constantly spinning in the warp. Pearl scolds Steven for swimming towards his ukulele when it began to float away and asks if he is okay once they make it to their destination. When butterflies begin swarming Steven's jelly-covered face, Pearl tells Garnet that she is having second thoughts on taking Steven on the mission. While walking through the weapon-covered battlefield, Pearl states "this was once a Gem battlefield, now it's wild strawberries as far as the eye can see! Oh, that’s what I love about the Earth!" The Gems enter the Pyramid Temple and Pearl warns Steven not to touch triangular switch. Pearl scolds Steven when he touches it and it causes the temple to shake. After falling into the center of the temple, Pearl states that she and Steven will stay where it is safe while Garnet and Amethyst look around. In a flashback to two weeks prior, the Gems are on a teacup ride at Funland. Pearl states she misunderstood the point of the ride as she holds a teapot in her hand. Back in the present, Pearl enters the center of the temple once more and states that every room brings you back to the start. Pearl attempts to analyze the temple and comes to the conclusion that they are in a "death trap". When Garnet breaks the floor and reveals a hidden room, Pearl is surprised. The Gem powered mechanism spun the rooms until they ended up back in the center just like the Teacups ride at Funland. Pearl bubbles the Gem and states that Steven handled the mission very well.
The Gems warp back to the Temple as Pearl scolds Amethyst for punching a blood polyp which covered them all in goo. Amethyst angers Pearl even more by sticking out her tongue. When Garnet scolds Amethyst as well, Pearl states that she thinks they got through to her. While Steven pretends to be his alter ego Tiger Millionaire, Pearl and Garnet slowly find pieces of his props. Pearl and Garnet later enter the wrestling ring and the former asks Steven what he is doing here, holding up a promotional poster. Pearl tells the audience that the match is canceled and is shocked that Steven has been sneaking off and that Amethyst has been using her Gem powers on humans. Garnet and Pearl later pretend to be wrestling haters who wish to stop wrestling everywhere in the world. Steven and Amethyst then go on to "defeat" Garnet and Pearl.
The Gems are in the Desert where they walk to a structure. The power inside of the structure, as Pearl explains, has been building columns with no roofs and stairs that go nowhere. Pearl and the other Gems leave Steven where it is safe after they hear a roaring sound. The Gems walk back with the Desert Glass and Pearl argues that Amethyst should bubble it before she accidentally drops it. Pearl spots Steven with Lion and asks what's going on, while each of the Gems summon their weapons. Steven explains that Lion is tame, but Pearl believes that's impossible. Pearl then reminds everyone that they have to get the Desert Glass out of the desert, and they leave. Steven throws the Desert Glass on the beach later on which causes it to build a castle; this alarms Garnet and Pearl who run out of the Beach House to see what's going on. Pearl scolds Amethyst for not bubbling it earlier. When Lion destroys the Desert Glass, Pearl bubbles it and asks Garnet if they're going to let Steven keep Lion. Garnet replies with "we kept Amethyst" which makes Pearl crack up.
The Gems walk through an underground cave where Pearl gets annoyed by Steven's jacket making noise because they are supposed to be on a stealth mission. The ledge Steven stands on begins to collapse and Pearl yells out his name in a concerned tone. When the Gem Cave Creature begins to attack, Pearl and Amethyst spring into action to protect Steven. When Garnet defeats the monster, Pearl points out that the left over parasites are drilling away. Later on the boardwalk, Steven tells the Gems that he has a reward for them; going to the Funland Arcade. Pearl asks if they have anything else to do, and Garnet says no. Inside the arcade, Pearl comments that humans have fascinating ways to waste time. Steven tells Pearl that she'll like the racing game Road Killer. Not knowing what to do, Pearl asks which button is her turn signal. After a few minutes, the game tells Pearl that she is doing horribly, which angers her. Steven checks up on her and she asks why she is doing so horribly if she hasn't crashed into anything, which is the point of the game. Pearl is shocked after finding out that's the point of the game. Pearl is thankful when she finds out they're leaving the arcade. The next day, Steven wonders what they're mission is going to be, and predicts they'll fight a giant foot. Pearl replies that Garnet would tell them if they were to fight a giant foot. When Amethyst says that Garnet is the boss, Pearl explains that they're a team, Garnet just has heightened perception that guides them. Pearl believes that Garnet is doing something very important because she hasn't come home yet. Steven later is attacked by the parasites, leading Pearl and Amethyst to come to his aid. Pearl tries throwing her spear at the parasites but they're too small and fast. Garnet then helps Pearl and the others after Steven breaks the Meat Beat Mania machine.
Pearl and Amethyst play a game of checkers on the beach. Steven pelts Pearl with a water balloon after she loses the game, which irritates her. Amethyst believes that she is being a sore loser, which angers her even more. She beats Amethyst in one move the next game. After Amethyst is pelted by water balloons, she says that it feels good to lose, to which Pearl comments that she hopes that's not her attitude in battle. Amethyst tells Pearl that she is no fun anymore which is why they never form Opal. Pearl rebuts by saying they never form Opal because Amethyst is difficult and a mess. Amethyst gets close to Pearl and states that Pearl is uptight but is interrupted by Steven who asks who Opal is. Pearl manipulates sand to demonstrate her and Amethyst combining as she explains that they can synchronize their forms into a fusion named Opal. She tells Steven that Opal is an amalgam of their combined magical and physical attributes fused into a single entity. Pearl goes on to explain that they only fuse when it is absolutely necessary. When Garnet returns, she tells Pearl that she found the Heaven and Earth Beetles and that they should split up to find them. After a bit of arguing, Pearl, Amethyst, and Steven heat he Sky Spire to retrieve the Heaven Beetle. Steven pesters Amethyst and Pearl about forming Opal along the way up the spire. Pearl and Amethyst both do things to get in each other's way, such as Pearl kicking pebbles into Amethyst's face and Amethyst shape-shifting in a shark to scare Pearl. When Steven falls off a floating rock, Pearl jumps after him and Amethyst catches them with her whip. Steven points out that they worked together, and they both look annoyed. Pearl becomes distraught when they can't find the Heaven Beetle at the top of the spire. Pearl and Amethyst once again begin to argue, and suddenly, a Corrupted Gem bird appears. It swallows Pearl's spear, so her and Amethyst attempt to fuse. When they fail, the two argue over who's fault it is while Steven is swallowed by the bird. To save Steven, Opal is formed. She causes the bird to disintegrate into tinier birds and destroys them with her arrows. Opal and Steven return to the Temple where she realizes they forgot the Beetle. Steven then reveals that he had it in his pocket, causing Pearl and Amethyst to look surprised when they defused.
Pearl is disgusted by Amethyst's messy room, where something inside is causing the Temple to reek. Pearl looks horrified when Amethyst eats the old burrito that was the source of the stench. Steven finds an old painting and Pearl reminisces on the past. Steven wonders how they were in such an old picture, and Pearl explains that they are all much older than any human because Gems don't age. However, they can still get hurt and die. At Amethyst's birthday party, Amethyst places a birthday hat over her nose to simulate Pearl's nose. She then presses the birthday hat against Pearl's nose, causing Pearl to playfully chase her. At Pearl's party, Pearl wonders how Steven being dressed as a clown is funny. Steven then tells a joke about how Pearl threw butter out a window to see butter-fly, to which Pearl states how that isn't true and asks Steven if he is lying. Steven then goes on to ask if Pearl likes pie. She replies with yes, so he walks over and pretends to trip, causing Pearl to catch him before he falls. Steven then smashes the pie into his face, which makes Pearl uncomfortable, so she hides behind Garnet. At Garnet's party, Garnet removes the birthday outfit and states that Pearl is pretty sure that birthday parties are a ritual for children, to which Pearl states there's nothing wrong with children. When Steven questions if he is too old for birthday parties, Pearl asks if he is okay. Later on, Pearl finds Steven continually aging and asks the other Gems what's wrong with him. She begins to tear up and wonders if he could die because he is half human. Pearl begins to break down as he watches Steven age, so she shoves a pie in her face while wearing the clown outfit to make him feel young again. When Steven begins to become younger, Pearl comes to the conclusion that his age depends on how his state of mind. She tells Steven "you have to feel like yourself! Sweet and considerate and only occasionally obnoxious". Pearl hugs Steven when he reverts to normal.
The Gems stand over the moss-covered swamp. Pearl comments that it doesn't look good, and scolds Steven when he goes near the moss. Using a hologram, Pearl explains that Rose came to the hill every spring to tend the moss, but with her gone, the moss has become out of control. She goes on to say that Rose saw beauty in everything, no matter how gross. Pearl then summons police tape out of her gemstone to put up around the moss so that humans won't go near it. After placing the police tape, Pearl says that they can come back later with a plan to move the moss back to the hill.
Pearl makes it obvious as to why Steven can't find one of his G.U.Y.S; his room is a mess. She tells him that he left his window wide open for things to just fly in and out. Amethyst tells Pearl to give him a break because her room is an even bigger mess, to which Pearl orders Amethyst to find her magical axe. Pearl wonders if Steven is okay when he looks depressed. Onion later stands on a pile of Dave Guys, which he replicated using the Replicator Wand. Pearl wonders how he got it, and Steven explains he traded the wand for his lost Ranger Guy. Pearl asks why he didn't just replicate Ranger Guy. Garnet and Pearl struggle to reach Onion, who replicates a car to smash them with. Garnet pushes Pearl into the pile to save her. After the trouble is over, Pearl vows to never lend anything to Amethyst.
The Gems watch Lonely Blade, and when it is revealed that the janitor is the evil samurai president, Pearl points out that it was obvious. Pearl says that their techniques in the movie are nothing like real sword fighting. She tells Steven if he ever wants to see real techniques, she'd show him. The Gems then go to Pearl's Arena, where Pearl summons Holo-Pearl to demonstrate sword techniques against. During their duel, Pearl blocks all of Holo-Pearl's attacks with her sword. Holo-Pearl then knocks Pearl's sword out of her hand, causing Pearl to slide under her opponent's sword to grab her own. She then quickly lunges at Holo-Pearl, emerging victorious. Pearl agrees to teach Steven the basics of sword fighting. She sets Holo-Pearl's level 1 and the two stand there with their swords crossed. She tells Steven to notice where she is keeping her center of gravity. Steven becomes bored and asks Pearl to show her a cool technique from the movie, like the Boomerang Blade. Pearl becomes frustrated when Steven keeps asking and she tells him that she is using real sword fighting techniques. While distracted, Holo-Pearl stabs Pearl through her chest. Pearl drops her sword and attempts to reassure him that everything will be okay before poofing. Steven places Pearl's Gem into a hand basket and wonders what is taking so long for Pearl to regenerate. Two weeks later, Pearl's Gem floats into the air and regenerates with a different outfit. Pearl sees the messy Temple and the inflated Amethyst and realizes that she can't leave them alone for too long.
The Gems warp to the Temple to find Connie and Steven together; Pearl greets her. After they explain that they're going to see a movie together, Amethyst says "who needs a movie when you have magiiiic", irritating Pearl.
The Gems fight the Watermelon Tourmaline. Pearl checks up on Steven after he gets blown away by one of the monster's attacks. Pearl tells Amethyst to walk off her injury. Garnet orders them to distract the monster, leading Pearl to encourage Steven and Amethyst. Pearl throws her spear at the monster only to have it blown back. Amethyst becomes frustrated, shape-shifts into a baseball bat, and slams the monster into the ocean. Pearl scolds her by explaining that smacking it really far away isn't going to solve anything because it'll just come back later. Steven later informs the Gems that they've been banned from Fish Stew Pizza, and Pearl doesn't seem to be affected by it. She then explains that all that matters is taking care of the monster. Steven sets up a party so that the Gems and the Pizza family can reconcile. Pearl changes into her beachwear. Kofi wonders if the Gems are a circus act, which confuses Pearl. When an argument breaks out at the table, Steven recommends they all play volleyball. Pearl says that they would have an unfair advantage, but Steven explains that's why he is picking the teams. When Amethyst and Pearl are on separate teams, Pearl yells that there is no way she'd lose to her. Pearl and Kiki get along well as teammates, due to Pearl cheering her on. Pearl scolds Amethyst for cheating by shape-shifting. Pearl later cheats as well by summoning five Holo-Pearls. When the Watermelon Tourmaline returns to the beach, Pearl listens to Nanefua's orders and runs towards Jenny and Amethyst. With pleasure, Pearl hits Amethyst as hard as she can into the air so that Garnet can spike her down. After the monster is defeated, Kofi says that the Gems are unbanned from Fish Stew Pizza, and Pearl asks what they were banned from again.
The Gems walk out of the Temple and Pearl greets Steven. Steven ate four cans of corn so that the Gems can all get coupons and play golf together, which Pearl finds very thoughtful of him. The Gems then go out on a mission to retrieve a dangerous artifact that appeared in the Northern Hemisphere. Pearl tells Steven that they'll bring him something back. The next day, the Gems return. Pearl calls out for Steven, who is distracted by his video game. Pearl explains that the Wailing Stone they found uses high-frequency sound waves, but Steven cuts her off because he is trying to listen to his game cutscene. Amethyst activates the object which makes an ear-piercing sound and breaks Steven's TV. Pearl turns it off and scolds Amethyst for turning it on in the house. Steven activates Rose's door, and Pearl is surprised. Pearl and the others warn Steven not to go into her room, but he does not listen. When Steven gets out of the room, he bites Garnet's arm to make sure he isn't still in the room. Amethyst jokingly copies and bites Pearl's arm, which hurts her. Pearl is thankful that he's okay and the Gems apologize for interrupting his video game earlier. Pearl then goes out with the others to play Mini Golf.
The Gems are at the Communication Hub. Pearl explains that the Communication Hub was a way for Gems to communicate, but lately, it has been in transmitting electromagnetic interference. Amethyst tries taking out the pillars individually, but Pearl says they'll be there all day if they try that. Amethyst is annoyed that Pearl is right because she always gets a look on her face. Pearl tries explaining her plan, but Garnet interrupts her by saying that they need Sugilite. Pearl is surprised when Garnet asks Amethyst to fuse with her. Pearl tells Garnet that her and Amethyst can be unstable when they combine their personalities, but Garnet states that they need to be huge in order to take the pillars down. Pearl covers Steven's eyes while Amethyst and Garnet perform their fusion dance. Sugilite smashes many pillars, and an uncomfortable Pearl tells Steven that they should go. The falling debris almost lands on them, causing Pearl to yell at Sugilite. A small rock hits Steven in the face, making Pearl lose her temper, telling Sugilite that she is just too much. Pearl and Steven warp away before a rock smashes the Warp Pad. Later at Steven's gym, Pearl walks by and isn't impressed by what any of them are doing. An excited Steven rushes over to Pearl and explains that he's going to become strong like Sugilite. Pearl says that maybe it isn't a good idea and tells Steven that there are different ways of being strong. She then states that she'd rather not work out with them.
Pearl sings Strong in the Real Way, where she expresses how she doesn't understand why Steven looks up to Sugilite so much, because she is out of control and a hazard to his safety. She also admits that she strives to inspire Steven. Later on, Pearl wonders why Amethyst and Garnet aren't back yet. Suddenly, the ground shakes and after going outside, Pearl and Steven meet face-to-face with Sugilite. Sugilite is angry that Pearl left them behind, but Pearl says that she didn't think Sugilite needed any help. Pearl kindly asks Sugilite to unfuse, but she doesn't want to, and even kicks Pearl. Pearl yells at Sugilite that they've been fused together for too long and that Garnet and Amethyst are losing themselves. Pearl gets Steven to safety and then summons her spear. She struggles to get close to Sugilite but eventually knocks her visor off, causing her to become enraged. Sugilite then performs a combo attack on Pearl by hitting her up into the air and them smashing her back towards the ground. Pearl then apologizes to everyone and believes that she isn't strong enough to protect everyone or do anything. After being encouraged by Steven, Pearl gains her confidence back and runs to the top of the lighthouse with an angry Sugilite chasing her. She leaps off of the cliff and Sugilite follows but ends up being crushed by her own flail. Sugilite unfuses and Pearl makes sure that Garnet and Amethyst are okay. Pearl is glad she was right and thanks Steven for being a good coach.
The Gems are on a mission at the Sea Shrine. Pearl explains to Steven that the legendary glass of time won't be nearly so small and insignificant, and that it'll be beautiful like another hour glass she points out. Garnet believes she found the hour glass they were looking for, which is humongous, and Pearl wonders how they'll fit it on the Warp Pad. Pearl warns Garnet to be careful after what happened last time they were at the Sea Shrine. Pearl scolds Amethyst for picking up an hourglass, and it causes the whole shrine to shake. Water floods into the Sea Shrine and the Gems dodge it while protecting Steven. Steven then runs away, and Pearl nervously wonders where he is going. Steven then picks up the hour glass he pointed out earlier because he wants to keep it. Pearl then yells at Steven to hurry before the water drowns him. Pearl congratulates Garnet on a job well done before they warp back. Steven asks if they'll be returning the Sea Shrine, but Pearl explains to him that they'll have to wait another hundred years for the shrine to reform since Amethyst couldn't keep her hands to herself. Pearl then freaks out when Garnet tells her that she has a lobster on her butt. Back at the Sea Shrine, Pearl looks shocked when she sees all of the other Stevens. At Beach-a-Palooza, Pearl plays the violin during Steven and the Crystal Gems and looks concerned when Steven says he accidentally created an alternate timeline.
Pearl assists the Gems in a fight against the Ice Monster. When Garnet poofs it, Pearl catches the Ice Monster's gemstone and bubbles it. Pearl then announces that there are no other obstacles to get to the Shooting Star. Suddenly, an avalanche occurs in the cave and Pearl yells that they have to get Steven to safety. Pearl is very concerned when Garnet bubbles Steven and sends him to the Temple. When the Gems return to the Temple, Pearl orders Steven to get away from the unbubbled Centipeetle. She goes on to say that it was a terrible idea to send Steven to the Burning Room. Pearl is surprised to hear that the Centipeetle didn't do anything to harm Steven. After Steven persuades Garnet not to hurt her, Pearl is flabbergasted at Garnet's choice. Later on, when Steven tries to teach it, Pearl refuses to put away her spear. Garnet listens to Steven and puts away here gauntlets, and Pearl is once again taken back by Garnet's decision. Pearl later tells Garnet that they have to go back to get the Shooting Star. Steven brings Centipeetle into the house and announces that he trained her, but all Pearl wonders why she isn't tied around her rock. Pearl scolds Steven when the Centipeetle begins spitting acid around the house. Pearl believes it is out of the question to let Centipeetle go on missions with them. Back in the Ice Cavern, Pearl doesn't understand how Centipeetle can help. But when Centipeetle proves her use by creating holes in the wall with her acid, Pearl is ready to get to the Shooting Star. When they reach the Shooting Star, Pearl is amazed and explains that the object is so hot that skin cannot handle its intensity. Pearl tells Garnet to use her gauntlets when working with the Shooting Star. Centipeetle then gets scared and shoots acid at the ceiling, causing all of the stalactites to fall. She summons her spear and announces that she knew something like this would happen. Pearl hits the Centipeetle against the wall. When the Centipeetle tries to run back to Steven, Pearl and Amethyst block it. After Centipeetle poofs, Pearl tries to cheer up Steven by telling him that he might be able to control his powers in order to help out the Corrupted Gems in ways Rose Quartz couldn't. Pearl is then surprised when she sees Steven bubbling the Centipeetle.
Pearl becomes worried when she discovers that Amethyst's gemstone is cracked. After Amethyst explains that she fell off of the cliff, Pearl says that they need to build a fence up there. Steven asks what they could do to fix up Amethyst, and Pearl explains that they had Rose back then to help them out in this sort of situation. At Rose's Garden, Pearl explains that Rose's Fountain is located in the center, overflowing with Rose's healing, lacrimal essence. Pearl is shocked to then see Rose's Fountain overgrown with brambles. She explains that it's a mess without Rose's guidance. Garnet and Pearl then travel down a path. Pearl later scolds Amethyst after she saves Steven, thinking she was roughhousing and tells her that she'll worsen her crack. When Amethyst begins to glitch out, Pearl tells her to stay calm and that they have to find a way to get through the brambles. When Garnet chucks a rock to create a path to Rose's Fountain, Pearl says if it's okay with Garnet that she threw a rock at one of Rose's most precious sanctuaries, it's okay with her too. Pearl orders Steven to stay with Amethyst while she and Garnet look for the source as to why Rose's Fountain isn't working. Pearl and Garnet get the fountain running again by unclogging a chamber. In Steven's retelling of the story, he makes up that Pearl says "oh Steven, you don't have healing tears. You'll never have any real magic powers, and we don't want anything more to do with you."
Steven tells Pearl how Connie described a school setting and Pearl attempts to recreate it in the Beach House. When Pearl realizes that all Steven wanted was to be taught, she summons the Mirror. Pearl summons it from her gemstone and explains that she found it at the Galaxy Warp and that it can capture and display any event it witnessed in Gem history. Pearl is excited to tell Steven that it can offer him anything he ever wanted to know about Gems and Gem culture. Pearl attempts to activate it by asking the Mirror to show them the Galaxy Warp, but nothing happens. Pearl then writes it off as the Mirror being in rough shape and that it must finally be broken. Pearl then concludes Steven's school and tells agrees with him that school is out for the summer. Pearl then looks at the pile of school supplies and says that the asymmetry of the pile is really bothering her. When Steven returns to the Beach House, Amethyst puts M.C. Bear Bear on Pearl's pile, causing her to stab it with her spear. She then tells Amethyst that both sides have to be the same for the pile to be symmetrical. Pearl congratulates Steven after he announces that he fixed the Mirror. Steven nonchalantly tells Pearl that she didn't explain the Mirror was like a person, causing the Gems to become shocked. The Mirror later begins replaying clips from earlier in the day, and Pearl questions if the Mirror is communicating with him. After Steven hits Garnet in the face, Pearl tries to calm down her down by explaining he probably didn't understand what he was doing. Pearl yells at Steven to run when she spots Lapis Lazuli. When Lapis leaves, Pearl hugs Steven and makes sure he is uninjured. She tells him that Lapis is another Gem.
Pearl and the other Gems explain to Steven that he is grounded. Garnet concludes that the reason the ocean is gone is because of Lapis Lazuli. Steven appears to forget, causing Pearl to remind him that she was the Gem he released from the Mirror and creates a holographic project of her. Pearl later wonders how she could've known Lapis would be so powerful. Steven tells the Gems that he is going to get the ocean back, and Pearl tells him that she and the Gems will help out too. Pearl drives Greg's van and Steven tells her that Gems shouldn't fight each other. Pearl says that they're always fighting Gems and that all Gems aren't necessarily good. She goes on to say that each Corrupted Gem, like Amethyst said, used to be like them but since they've become corrupted, it's the Crystal Gems' job is to contain them to keep them safe while they try and find a cure. When they reach Lapis Lazuli's ocean tower, Pearl doesn't understand what she would want with the ocean. During the fight against the water clones, Pearl slices her clone in half with her spear, but it just reforms into two separate Pearl clones. She then summons another spear and murmurs that she hates fighting herself. Pearl gasps when Steven summons his shield and the water clones disappear. When the ocean returns, Greg's van breaks down and Pearl chuckles, asking Greg what his motto was again about the pork chops and the hot dogs. Garnet later tells Pearl that Lapis made it off planet. Pearl wonders what that means for them, and Garnet tells her they'll just have to wait and see.
Pearl observes the damage that Lapis Lazuli's water constructs did on Greg's van. Pearl reassures Amethyst that she can fix the van since it is a simple human machine. Greg later comes and tells Pearl that he has something to fix the van, and Pearl asks him if it is some kind of complex human tool. Pearl shoots down Greg's idea by telling him that she can fix the van without duct tape. Amethyst reminds Steven that he has healing powers, leading Pearl to conclude that if Steven fixes Greg's broken leg and she fixes Greg's van, Greg won't have to live with them. Greg pretends Steven's healing powers didn't work, so Pearl tries to cheer up Steven by explaining his powers are a bit fickle. Later on, Pearl returns to the Beach House covered in oil as she wipes herself down. The Gems have to go on a mission to fix the cracked Geode, so Pearl gives Greg the Warp Whistle which he can use if needs to call the Gems. At the Geode, Pearl explains to Steven that the Geode is a synthetic storm, but is then cut off by Greg using the Warp Whistle. When Steven returns, Pearl continues explaining the Geode but is once again interrupted by Greg. Steven returns once more, allowing Pearl to say that if the Geode breaks, the storm will be released and their bodies will be vaporized. Steven tries using his healing spit to patch up the crack but it doesn't work, so Pearl reassures him that they'll find another way. At the Temple, Pearl tells Garnet that they have to find a way to patch up the Geode. After the Geode is fixed, Pearl goes over what she did to Greg's van: realigned the axles, replaced the spark plugs, sealed the leaks in the intake manifold gaskets, and re-calibrated the timing belt. Greg hugs Pearl in gratitude, causing her to become uncomfortable, hiding by Garnet.
Pearl tells Steven where some of the inactive Warp Pads are at the Galaxy Warp and explains to him that the Galaxy Warp was used to travel off planet and was the connection to the Gem Homeworld and other Gem-controlled planets. After Steven's inquiry about space travel, Pearl tells him that the warps have been inactive for thousands of years. Pearl appears to be disappointed that she will be on Earth forever but is glad that she has memories of other worlds and wishes Steven could see Space. At the Barn, Pearl asks Steven and Greg what "UUU Space Travel" means, and is confused when they say they built a spaceship (which ends up being a wooden box with paper wings, disappointed Pearl). After Steven tests and crashes the handmade ship, Pearl tells Greg that his calculations may have been off. She goes on to explain how to build a functioning spaceship: "You need smooth, curving surfaces. Otherwise, you're never gonna get enough speed to break Earth's gravitational pull. Probably swept-back wings for supersonic flight, airtight cockpit with ejector seat, and we'll need some serious engines, or maybe rockets would be better". Greg, concerned, asks Pearl if they actually are building a spaceship, but Pearl tells him that in theory they could with all the spare parts lying around the Barn. She then realizes that, because humans have made it into Space before, they could really build a ship.
Pearl hears Steven and Greg's concerns, realizing the idea is very dangerous, but believes that it is foolish to not take a risk when they have the opportunity, and she becomes excited at the thought of showing Steven the cosmos. Steven tests out their next spaceship, the Mach 2, and Pearl takes notes of its flight, commenting that they aren't even close to being finished. Pearl makes it known to Greg that she is serious about the project, asking him if any nearby stores sell spare parts and a spacesuit so Steven doesn't freeze or explode. Greg tells her that she is not taking Steven into Space, but Pearl rejects his wish. When they all get into an argument, Pearl decides to just finish the spaceship on her own. That night, Pearl wakes up Steven and shows him the completed spaceship. Pearl tricks Steven into going out on the ship for an "engine check". She summons her spacesuit and the two fly off towards the sky. Steven calms Greg down by telling him it is just a test flight, and Pearl adds on by saying she'll bring Steven back in fifty years after visiting the nearest star system with him. When they reach the atmosphere, the ship begins falling apart and Steven convinces Pearl to eject themselves out of the ship even though she wanted Steven to see Space so badly. Pearl apologizes to Steven and realizes how happy she is to be on Earth with him.
Amethyst and Steven catch Pearl with a bubble from the Burning Room. Pearl blushes and explains that she was just seeing how Gem Shards were reacting to one of Rose's bubble and that it's none of their business. Amethyst implies that she will tell Garnet, making Pearl beg her not to. She kicks Amethyst in the face and Amethyst bites her leg. Steven takes the bubble from them and tells them to stop fighting. Pearl and Amethyst both accidentally pop the bubble when trying to take it back from Steven, as the shards reform into different limbs and scatter around the Temple. Pearl begins to hyperventilate but assures Amethyst that Garnet won't find out because they are going to catch them all. Pearl tells Steven that Garnet cannot know they popped the bubble, and they begin looking for the shards. Around the Temple, Pearl and Amethyst begin defeating and collecting shards and after a while, the two of them (including Steven) hold their hands out to reveal the shards they've caught. Pearl tells Amethyst that if she is sure they've caught all of the shards, they need to seal them in a Rose Quartz bubble. Pearl encourages Steven to bubble them by saying he is part of the Secret Team (incorrectly calling it the Secret Club).
When the bubble is returned, Pearl congratulates everyone on a job well done, and now everything can go back to normal without Garnet ever knowing. After time passes by, Steven brings the Secret Team back together, but Pearl pretends she doesn't know what it is. She then grabs Steven and tells him that they only formed the Secret Team to fix their terrible mistake. Pearl gets into an argument with Amethyst over who caused the bubble to pop. Pearl and Amethyst both leave the Secret Team out of anger with each other, running in separate directions. Back at Pearl's Room, Garnet throws Steven and Amethyst on the ground in front of Pearl, leading Pearl to check up on Steven. Garnet reveals that she knows about the Gem Shards, leading Pearl to look nervously at Amethyst. Steven, after admitting to Garnet in private, admits that it was his fault the bubble popped. Pearl then pretends to be angry at Steven to try and ward the guilt away from herself. Garnet (using her hands) pretends to be attacked by the monster, leading Pearl and Amethyst to work together in order "save" her. When they both are grabbed by Garnet's hands, the one holding Pearl lets her go and Pearl admits that she never should have had the bubble. After Garnet talks to Pearl and Amethyst, saying that they're all a team and they need to work together, Pearl, Amethyst, and Steven disband the Secret Team.
Pearl and the Gems look for a Corrupted Gem on Mask Island. Pearl asks Garnet if it is on the island, and Garnet says yes. When it's time to leave the island, Pearl agrees to let Steven warp them back to the Temple and congratulates him for getting them home. Amethyst shapeshifts her head into a fly, causing Steven to scream and faint. Pearl scolds Amethyst for frightening Steven. Pearl then states that they need to warp back out. Steven wants to go, but Pearl and Garnet explain that they'll be exploring the underwater. Pearl allows Steven to tell his friends that he is the warp master but Steven leaves before she can finish her sentence.
Pearl rushes outside of the Beach House, with her spear, after hearing Steven call her name for help. Amethyst and Garnet, both shapeshifted as Steven, run around Pearl and Steven, making Pearl very confused. Steven tags Pearl, but all she wants to know is what is going on. Amethyst explains the rules of Steven Tag to her, but she seems uninterested. Later that day, Steven rushes into the Beach House. Pearl scolds him not to slam the door and is confused when Steven says they need to snake-proof the house. Steven shows Pearl a picture of holes on the side of a cliff, claiming they're from a sneople attack, but Pearl says that those holes were made by the Drill Parasites they fought earlier. The last picture Steven shows is a flower on a garbage bin, and Pearl is excited to say that it's a flower from Rose's moss. Pearl confirms Steven's suspicion that all the weird stuff that happens in Beach City is due to the Gems. When Steven comes home once more, Pearl asks him what's wrong, due to his gloomy expression. Pearl tries to cheer Steven up, after "breaking Ronaldo's heart" by stating "Humans just lead short, boring, insignificant lives, so they make up stories to feel like they're a part of something bigger. They want to blame all the world's problems on some single enemy they can fight, instead of a complex network of interrelated forces beyond anyone's control". Pearl tells him not to worry because it wasn't like Ronaldo would've ever been right about anything. Pearl and the Gems break into the Lighthouse that night because Ronaldo is keeping Steven trapped inside. Pearl blocks one of Ronaldo's punches which ends up hurting his hand. When Steven is saved and Ronaldo begins to chant his theories, Steven rides on Pearl's back as they leave the Lighthouse.
Pearl is fine with the idea of spending time with Connie's parents, but she doesn't like the idea of going out to dinner because eating food is disgusting to her. Pearl is surprised by Steven's idea of herself, Amethyst, and Garnet fusing for a dinner party. She tells Steven that they only fuse in deadly situations. However, they do fuse, and Pearl's personality can be seen having an influence over the fusion when part of Alexandrite is disgusted by eating breadsticks. The three of them become uncontrollable and Alexandrite unfuses. Pearl crawls towards Steven, telling him she was horrified: "Eating food is so disgusting! You chew it into nasty mush, swallow that goop, and it comes out of you? What a completely horrid experience!". Alexandrite forms once more to chase Steven and Connie off of a bus. Later, Pearl scolds Steven for running off with Connie, saying they have no choice but to punish him. Pearl also says that Steven will lose his TV privileges for 1,000 years.
Pearl is surprised to see Steven's Watermelons. She states that Rose had the ability to grow sentient plant life to act as her defenders. Later on, Pearl is shocked when she finds out the Watermelon Stevens are attacking people. Pearl throws Steven into the Beach House as the Gems prepare to fight the watermelons. Pearl summons an energy blast from her spear which causing a group of Watermelon Stevens to explode. Later on, the watermelons overpower Pearl, as she struggles to get her spear back from a watermelon's grip. After the fight is over, Pearl, along with Amethyst, places her hand on Steven's shoulder, smiling. Pearl looks disturbed when Steven begins eating Baby Melon's remains.
Pearl is frightened when Lion sits on Steven's face, and she struggles to get him off. When Lion finally moves, Pearl asks Steven why Lion was sleeping on him. Steven later questions why Pearl was in his bedroom, and she admits that she likes to watch Steven sleep often. Pearl later is seen telling Garnet and Amethyst about how Lion keeps sleeping on Steven's face, but she can't do anything about it because Steven doesn't want her watching him anymore.
Pearl and the Gems walk through the Flower Meadow after a battle. Pearl comments on the way Amethyst was circling around the enemy, saying it almost looked like strategy. Steven, suffering from allergies, sneezes on Garnet, leading Pearl to scold him. She tells Steven to sneeze in his antecubital fossa. Steven doesn't understand, so she points to her elbow, not knowing what it's called. In the Warp Pad, Steven begins to sneeze again and Pearl yells "your fossa". Pearl looks concerned as she watches Steven's head fly out of the warp stream. She pulls his head back in and tells him it's dangerous to stick his head out of the stream. Steven claims he saw something warping, but Pearl tells him that it's impossible, and asks if his vision is blurry from the pollen. The next morning, Pearl taps Steven's face to wake him up, saying the Gems have a surprise for him. Steven becomes startled as he awakens and shoots Pearl's face with a water gun. Pearl asks Steven if this is about the thing he saw warping, and Steven claims he definitely saw something. Pearl explains that nothing can use the warps but the Gems, and then asks Steven to nod his head in agreement. As the Gems warp to different locations to make Steven feel safe, Pearl comments on how the Geode is holding up nicely when they warp to it. At the Sky Spire, Pearl becomes annoyed because the Gems looked all over the place with no results. Pearl becomes offended when Steven tells her that she's wrong. She tells him that she doesn't appreciate his tone. The Gems warp to the Galaxy Warp, where Pearl confidently tells Steven that if anything tried to come from Space it would be through the warps. But the Warp Pads are broken, marked inactive by Steven himself. Pearl and Garnet are glad they made Steven feel secure, but Steven becomes angry. He tells Pearl that he knows he saw something, and Pearl simply states that she knows he didn't. The two argue and become frustrated with each other. Later on, Pearl is glad that Steven is safe after he went missing and asks what the device he is holding is. Pearl is then scared when she sees the Flask Robonoids repairing the Homeworld Warp. When Peridot appears, she questions who she is, and covers Steven's mouth when he speaks. Pearl is frightened that Homeworld is coming back once Peridot leaves.
Pearl and the Gems teach Steven different fusion dances. She becomes annoyed when Amethyst and Steven don't take the dances seriously and concerned when she accidentally knocks Steven on the ground. When Steven is disappointed with the results of his dance practice, Pearl reassures him that he'll get it eventually since nobody can perform a fusion dance right away. Pearl ponders if Steven is capable of fusion because he is half human. Stevonnie later introduces herself to the Gems, leaving Pearl flabbergasted that he fused with Connie. Pearl doesn't understand since Gems were never able to fuse with humans. She believed it was impossible, "or at the very least, inappropriate". Pearl appears uncomfortable, telling Stevonnie to unfuse. Stevonnie questions if she is proud of Steven for performing a fusion, and Pearl tells them that she is.
Pearl gets freezer burn while playing Citchen Calamity with Steven and other Gems, so she loses her fish sticks which she needed for her bachelor meal combo. Pearl looks over the rules and states that the rules make no sense. When Steven wins, Pearl comments on the fact that the game was very complicated. While looking for another game in his closet, Steven finds the Moon Goddess Statue and apologizes for losing it earlier. Pearl attempts to cheer Steven up by telling him the Lunar Sea Spire wasn't that important. She mentions that if it was, the Gems wouldn't have used it as a test. After accidentally telling Steven the truth of the Sea Spire mission, Pearl tries to backtrack--stating that it wasn't really a test and that the Gems just wanted to see if Steven could go out on missions. Steven tells her that is what a test is, making Pearl nervous and speechless. Pearl tries to cheer Steven up by pointing out his successes during the test, stating if Steven didn't have the raft they would have had to swim home. She also points out that the spire was in bad shape, so it should have been easier, accidentally hurting Steven's feelings. Steven asks for another test, so the Gems create one in the Temple. Pearl explains that by adjusting the metaphysical properties of the Temple, the Gems were able to create a customized dungeon for Steven. Steven says he won't let the Gems down, and Pearl encourages by saying "that's the spirit!". Pearl creates a musical puzzle for Steven where he has the jump on the flashing blocks and "dodge" blades that swing from side to side in the room. When Steven doesn't complete the test after a while, Pearl wonders if he hurt himself. Pearl explains to Amethyst that Steven has come for far, being able to create bubbles, using Rose's Shield twice, but he has to gain his confidence back to regain his healing powers. When Steven completes the test, Pearl congratulates him and expresses how proud she is of him, hugging him as well.
Pearl briefly appears, telling Garnet it's time to go out on a mission.
Pearl and the Gems return to the Beach House with Flask Robonoids, as Pearl tells Steven they can't have them running around and repairing the Homeworld Warp. Pearl becomes annoyed when Amethyst pops her Robonoid, sending goo all over them. Pearl begins to panic at the thought of Homeworld coming back, yelling that they must be stopped. Steven asks what the Homeworld Gems did, so Pearl vaguely explains that Homeworld Gems were doing something that would destroy the Earth if it continued. So herself, Rose, and Garnet amongst other Gems swore to never let the Earth be used for their purposes, even if it meant never going home. Later on, Pearl finds Steven and Amethyst in the Prime Kindergarten. Pearl begins to reprimand Amethyst, asking her what she was thinking bringing Steven to the Kindergarten. Pearl becomes concerned when Steven finds out Amethyst was made there, and wants to know what else Amethyst told him. When Amethyst begins revealing information, Pearl becomes distressed and says that Steven isn't ready to learn any of it. Pearl tells Steven that she never wanted to see the Kindergarten because it's a horrible place. Amethyst becomes fed up with Pearl, and the two duel. Pearl expresses how she doesn't want to fight Amethyst, but in self-defense, she fires energy blasts from her spear. As Pearl continues dodging Amethyst's attacks, she tells her that she can't beat her, sending Amethyst into rage. Amethyst ties Pearl up with her whip and sends fiery energy down it, causing it to explode when reaching Pearl and sending her flying into an Injector. Later, Pearl comforts Amethyst. She tells her that even though she was made in the Kindergarten, none of what happened was her fault. Pearl apologizes to her, and tells her she's the one good thing that came out of the mess that is the Kindergarten. The two then hug and forgive each other.
Pearl asks Steven and Connie if they're having a good time together. Later on, in one of Steven's visions, the Gems are sitting in a triangle around the Warp Pad, levitating the Shooting Star in the middle of themselves, attempting to send the artifact to the Galaxy Warp without accidentally warping themselves. Pearl comments on how risky it is, and that if it explodes mid-warp it could be lost in warp space forever. But if the Shooting Star makes it and destroys the Galaxy Warp, Homeworld Gems could still find a way to get to the Earth. Steven distracts Pearl, and causes the Shooting Star to touch the Warp Pad and explode.
Pearl puts on a sweater for the New Years celebration. Steven tells her that Greg will come later with Amethyst, and Pearl wonders if they're hanging out again, since, as she explains, they used to disappear for days watching Li'l Butler. When the fireworks go off, Pearl wishes Steven a happy New Year and hits her pan with her wooden spoon as instructed by Steven. Pearl helps Amethyst clean up Greg's U-Stor facility the next day.
Pearl and the Gems run out of the house when they hear a large splash in the water, causing by a Plug Robonoid crashing. Pearl and Amethyst slam down on the Robonoid while Garnet holds it down. After it is destroyed, Pearl tells Steven how she believes it's one of Peridot's machines, though one that big never appeared before. Pearl tells Amethyst to be careful with the goo because they don't know what it is, and becomes scared when Amethyst hints at getting some of it on her. Pearl freaks out and runs away when Amethyst tries to hug her while covered in goo. Later, the Gems go to Mask Island after another Robonoid lands there. Pearl asks if the robot is looking around for a Warp Pad. The Gems easily destroy it and Pearl tells Steven they're not sure what the Robonoids are trying to do. Frustrated, Pearl sits on the Robonoid that lands in the Desert and continuously stabs the top with her spear, yelling for it to stop coming back. Pearl is irritated that Robonoids keep coming and the Gems don't even know what they are. Pearl tells Steven "who knows what could go wrong" when he suggests following the Robonoid to see where it goes. When the Robonoid warps to the Kindergarten, Pearl assumes that it is up to no good and begins to summon her spear before being stopped by Garnet. She wonders what it wants in the Kindergarten and is clearly uncomfortable with the whole situation. In the Prime Kindergarten Control Room, Pearl becomes concerned when she realizes Peridot could be trying to reactivate the Kindergarten, which would destroy all life on Earth. When the Gems appear in front of Peridot, the latter comments on how the Red Eye didn't detect any Gems. Pearl confidently appears and tells her that's because the Crystal Gems destroyed it. Peridot becomes frustrated and demands to know why they keep destroyed her machines, causing Pearl to state that they are the Crystal Gems, who are still around and ready to defend Earth.
Pearl tells Steven that the Gem Battlefield was the site of historic battle, where Gems from over 5,000 years ago used to wield the weapons that lay scattered around the field. Pearl personally would rather not disturb the weapons, but Garnet says they can't leave weapons lying around. Pearl tells Steven he needs to train Lion better when he doesn't listen to Steven. Lion digs up Rose's Scabbard which causes Pearl to gasp. She rips the scabbard out of Lion's mouth and shoos him away. Pearl then reveals that both herself and Rose fought on the battlefield. She is proud to announce that they won the war, where Rose led the Crystal Gems in battle while the odds were against them to make their stand against Homeworld. Pearl later describes Rose to Steven as "courageous, and brilliant... and beautiful". Pearl gives the scabbard to Steven and tells him that it used to hold Rose's Sword, and nothing else could fit so perfectly in the scabbard. Pearl believes she knows where Rose's Sword is, and tells Steven it would be a three-hour hike, and a vertical climb 90 degrees to get there. Pearl is later shown climbing up the mountain with Steven strapped to her back, as she explains how she was Rose's sole confidant, where she would listen to all of Rose's secrets that Rose couldn't tell anyone else. She tells Steven that keeping so many secrets was the mark of a great leader, knowing what to keep hidden from everyone else to protect them.
They arrive at Rose's Secret Armory, where she is shocked to find out Steven has visited it already. She believes Steven has mistaken since she is the only other Crystal Gem who has seen it. Pearl is even more surprised to find out Lion was the one who showed him. Pearl tries to show Steven how to access the artillery, but he already knows how. Pearl corrects Steven as he goes through the different weapons, naming the Axes of Ages, the Heretic's Anguish, the Quartizine Trio, and the Armor of the Fallen. Pearl becomes frustrated when Steven incorrectly names Rose's weapons. Pearl shows Steven Rose's Sword with her hologram ability, making him realize that it's inside of Lion. At the Beach House, Pearl wonders how the sword got inside of Lion. She questions if Lion has something to do with Rose. She denies that Rose had a Lion because if she did, Rose would have told her. Pearl tells the other Gems that they don't know how she feels because none of them had what her and Rose had. She becomes upset and slams the wall which almost breaks the Rose painting, causing her to run away to the battlefield. Steven tries catching up to her with Lion but she tells her to get Lion away from her. When Steven reaches Pearl, she is crying on a floating rock. She tells him that her and Rose were on that same rock over 5,000 years ago. She then creates a hologram of Rose and acts out the conversation they had that many years ago. Pearl wonders what Rose would think of her now, without her guidance. Steven hugs her and tells her that he thinks she's pretty great. Steven helps Pearl put Rose's Sword back in Lion and even comes out of the animal with Rose's Battle Flag, making Pearl excited and joyful as the two ride home on Lion's back.
Pearl tells Steven that he doesn't have to tell because herself and the Gems are right there next to him. The Gems look at a flyer Steven drew, and Pearl asks what the lightning bolts surrounding Greg are for. Later on, Steven tells the Gems that there is an emergency. Pearl asks if the shirts came to life and began possessing their users. Pearl then asks "Are the shirts destroying the wearer's will to continue on in this mortal coil, thereby shutting down Beach City?!". When Steven tells them that Buck Dewey is using his art in a way he doesn't agree with, Pearl tells him it sounds like a very abstract problem. Pearl agrees with Garnet that Steven needs to learn to solve problems by himself to become stronger.
Pearl appears in Greg's flashback, where she is surprised that a human made contact with Amethyst. However, she isn't very close to humans at this point, as she calls Greg an "it". When Greg reappears, Pearl grabs Amethyst and apologizes to him. Garnet returns to the Temple and asks Pearl and Amethyst what they are doing with a human. Pearl asks her what they should do with Greg. She tells Garnet that she doesn't know how to make Greg go away. After Garnet states she'll just throw Greg back over the fence, Pearl remarks that it's a good idea since humans should stay on the other side of the fence. When Rose arrives, Pearl is surprised that she knows Greg. Sounding jealous, Pearl tells Rose that she can sing as well when Rose tells the other Gems about Greg's music.
Pearl tells Steven that the Wailing Stone activated on its own. Pearl attempts to bubble it but the intense sound pops it. Pearl states she hasn't heard a Wailing Stone since they were used in the Rebellion. Pearl tells Garnet that they've rounded up all the Wailing Stones on Earth, and then asks Amethyst if she is pulling a prank. Steven asks if the noise is what a Gem sounds like, but Pearl tells him that they should be hearing a voice, and perhaps the signal is too advanced for the Wailing Stone to process. Pearl seems uneasy when Steven suggests asking Greg for help. She questions if Greg's devices are compatible with an advanced signal. When it doesn't work, Pearl claims that she knew Greg's equipment wouldn't work with Ancient Gem-tech, and says "what a waste of time". Later when the Gems give Greg a second chance to figure out the noise, Pearl helps out. Lapis appears on screen, being the sender of the message, and Pearl is taken back. After the message is complete, Pearl believes the Gem Lapis described is Peridot. Pearl begins to freak out and is confused when Garnet remains calm.
Pearl sets a machine down on the beach and analyzes it. She then asks Amethyst for a Flask Robonoid, who kicks it to her. Pearl scolds Amethyst because she had just repaired the robonoid. Once everything is ready for her experiment, Pearl believes that Steven is fast asleep but then sees him. Amethyst tells Steven that Pearl got lonely so she made a robot friend which Pearl denies, stating her experiment should send out a localized energy blast which will knock out all of Peridot's robonoids. Pearl activates it which sends out a powerful signal, sending the Gems onto the ground and wiping out Beach City's power. Pearl becomes embarrassed and tells Steven that he needs to wear the same shirt for a while since she will be using spare parts from the washing machine to conduct another experiment. The next day, Steven calls Pearl outside to talk to Mayor Dewey. After the mayor begins to explain the scenario, Pearl catches on and tells him not to worry since the power will be back on that night, or as late as never. Pearl tries to calm Mayor Dewey down, telling he not to be over dramatic since humans went for millennia without power, as they used to hunt and gather. Later on the Gems discuss Lapis's message, where Pearl states who knows what sort of backup Peridot will bring with her. She says they won't have a chance against the advance Gem Tech which is why they need to knock it out. When Steven walks in, Pearl tells him that everything is okay after he asks. She goes along with Garnet's story that the Gems were just playing cards. The following day, Pearl works on a machine and wishes she could concentrate when Steven talks to her. Steven tells the Gems he wants to talk about Peridot and Pearl tries to pretend that everything is okay.
A Gem Warship appears in the sky. Pearl says that they have to assume it's Peridot and confirms that the Laser Light Cannons should be ready. Later that day, as the ship gets closer to the beach, Opal is formed and begins to fire a barrage of arrows at the ship, but does no damage. By seeing Steven back on the beach during a dangerous situation, Opal unfuses and Pearl yells at Steven to leave. When Jasper, Peridot, and Lapis appear, Pearl tells them that the Earth is not a Gem-controlled planet. She tightly grips her spear as the trio speaks. After a while, Peridot fires a blast near Pearl and Amethyst, almost injuring the two. Pearl becomes scared when she watches Garnet's physical form slowly deteriorate from Jasper's Gem Destabilizer. Pearl yells at Jasper to unhand Steven when she picks him up, and charges at the brute with Amethyst. Along with the other Crystal Gems and Lapis, Pearl is placed on the ship inside of a cell, where a Gem Containment Field prevents her from leaving.
Steven frees Pearl from her cell and the two, along with Amethyst, head to the control room. There, Pearl sits in the pilot's chair and attempts to fly the ship back to Earth. She places her hands in the ship's control panel, where data runs across her eyes. After Garnet is victorious against Jasper, Pearl is shown to be relieved to see her. When the Gems are on the beach following the ship crash, Pearl tells Steven that they were going to introduce Steven to Ruby and Sapphire. Steven later attempts to stop Lapis from fusing with Jasper, but Pearl and Amethyst stop him. Pearl is frightened to see Malachite.
Pearl tells the Gems that the events of the previous episode could have gone a lot worse. Pearl becomes uncomfortable when Amethyst hugs her tightly, so she tells her "that's enough celebrating". Later on, Pearl agrees with Garnet that they have to clean up the ship debris since Beach City's citizens are coming back to town. Pearl believes they should build another fence around the beach like they had a while ago, one with barbed wire. Amethyst tells her that she could be a crocodile, guarding the fence, but this just annoys Pearl since Amethyst always says that. Pearl is surprised when Garnet says they won't build another fence. Pearl becomes confused by Steven's ringtone, asking why his phone is making that noise. Steven states that he doesn't want to answer Connie's call, prompting Pearl to asking if he will just ignore her forever. Connie then knocks on the door, with Pearl answering. She goes along with Steven's plan and tells her that he isn't home, while he sneaks out of the window and down the stairs. Pearl explains to Connie that she doesn't understand human relationships and then closes the door on her.
Pearl tells the Gems that they need to start looking for Peridot's Escape Pod, assuming she made it back to Earth. At night, the Gems see a flare in the sky which leads them to the Escape Pod, with Steven inside. Pearl and the Gems don't realize that Steven is inside, so Pearl announces that she'll save the humans, while throwing her spear at the pod, believing Peridot is controlling it. After they realize Steven is inside, Pearl is shocked. She scolds Steven for not getting the Gems immediately after finding the pod. Pearl is confused by Sour Cream's statement to just let Steven be a DJ. After the Cool Kids explain Steven's situation, Pearl realizes that they have been hard on him. At the end of the episode, Pearl takes a photo next to Buck Dewey.
Pearl is with Greg, fixing his van. She is confused when Steven tells her to take an online quiz to see which "Crying Breakfast Friends!" character she would be. When Steven leaves, Pearl asks Greg if he understands the cartoon show. Later in the episode, Garnet states that Pearl saw a creature slinking through the Temple. At the end of the day, Pearl returns to the Temple and claims that she knew the Slinker existed. She is surprised that Amethyst has been poofed for four hours because she has never taken that long to reform. After Amethyst reforms, Pearl states that her new form is a marked improvement, because it fixes Amethyst's shoulder strap that always bothered her. She joins Steven in hugging Amethyst, congratulating her.
Pearl is taken back by Steven's request to teach Connie how to sword fight. Pearl comments how young Connie is to start sword fighting, but then realizes that she was only a few thousand years old when she began fighting alongside Rose. After Connie's speech about how she wants to be there to protect the Earth and not be a burden, Pearl is overjoyed by her enthusiasm and agrees to teach her. At the Ancient Sky Arena, Pearl tells Connie that some of the first battles on Earth took place right where they stood. It was where Pearl became familiar with the human concept of being a knight, dedicated to a person and cause. Pearl tells Connie that she must become brave, selfless, and loyal to her liege (Steven). When Steven and Connie begin joking around, Pearl tells them that she hopes they are taking things seriously. Pearl begins the training by summoning Holo-Pearl, who Pearl introduces as Connie's first opponent. Pearl helps out Connie understand the basics of sword fighting while battling the Holo-Pearl and singing "Do It for Her".
In the song, Pearl teaches Connie a proper stance and how to move correctly when in combat. In the song, Pearl tells Connie "on the battlefield, when everything is chaos, and you have nothing but the way you feel, your strategy and a sword, you just think about the life you'll have together after the war." As time goes by, Connie shows fast improvement in her techniques and easily accepts the fact that she is prepared to die for Steven's safety after Pearl says so in the song. Garnet later tells Steven that Pearl took pride in risking her destruction for Rose: "She put Rose Quartz over everything; over logic, over consequence, over her own life." Pearl is later shown telling Connie that in the heat of battle, Steven is what matters, and that she doesn't. Later on, Pearl scolds Steven for interfering with Connie's training and even battles the two when they approach her. Pearl continues to attempt to teach Connie that Steven won't always be there for her, and becomes fed up with Steven, screaming "WHY WON'T YOU JUST LET ME DO THIS FOR YOU ROSE?!". Pearl later tells the two that Rose made her feel like she was everything, and then realizes that Steven and Connie really do work best together, announcing they will both be great knights. Pearl is shown to be excited to train Steven and Connie.
Pearl and the other Gems are shown to be fighting a Crab Gem Monster. After listening to Garnet's command, Pearl fires the energy blasts from her spear at the monster's eye. When Ronaldo accuses the Gems of tarnishing Beach City's safety, Pearl tells him that they've been around long before the town existed. Garnet says that they'll leave, and Pearl becomes very surprised. Pearl later tells Garnet that they'll have to move all of the bubbles and Steven's belongings. Pearl later understands that Garnet was only joking, and wonders how many people actually saw Ronaldo's documentary.
Pearl reveals that she genuinely enjoys doing chores around the house. She asks Garnet if she believes Peridot will come looking for them, and even wonders if Peridot plans on reactivating the Prime Kindergarten. Steven asks what Injectors are, leading Pearl to explain that he's already seen them in their deactivated form, but if they were to be reactivated, they'll plant Gems into the Earth's crust where they'll incubate and suck the life out of the Earth. Before the Gems warp to the Kindergarten, Pearl questions if it is dangerous to bring Steven along on the mission. At the Kindergarten, Pearl comments on how nothing looks activated, or even touched since the last time they were there. Pearl and Amethyst later spot Peridot, chasing her to a dead end. However, Peridot uses her wall-scaling abilities from her Limb Enhancers to climb up the wall vertically. Pearl summons her spear and chucks it at an Injector, causing it to fall down onto Peridot. When Peridot gets away, Pearl and Amethyst chase her down. Afterwards, Pearl tells Garnet that they lost Peridot, who was too fast for them. Pearl asks what the Cluster Gems are, and throws one out of her hand upon Garnet's request. She helps bubble them away.
Pearl is seen in a flashback, looking jealous at Rose and Greg being happy together. She walks onto the stage and whispers something to Rose, leading the both of them to perform a fusion dance to form Rainbow Quartz. The fusion dances around before unfusing. Rose tells Greg that Pearl thought a fusion would spice up his video, but it is implied that Pearl actually did it to make Greg jealous. Later on, Pearl confidently tells Greg that he is just a phase, telling him that he knows nothing about Rose. Pearl tells him that Rose sees him as a novelty because he is human, and humans can't even fuse, which is the ultimate connection between Gems. Pearl, with the other Gems, later watches Rose and Greg and wonders what they're up to. After Rose and Greg's attempt to fuse didn't work, Pearl becomes jealous and asks why the two are still dancing. Pearl becomes sad, admitting that Greg might be Rose's favorite.
Pearl assists the other Gems in finding Malachite, sitting on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Pearl claims that Lapis and Jasper could be anywhere, even right under their noses. Pearl makes sure Steven is alright after he was left underwater for a good amount of time. Pearl comments how it feels like they've been searching for light years, and is also sick of wearing a life jacket. Back at the Beach House, Pearl tells the Gems that they should be searching for Malachite, not in the house. Garnet tells Pearl and Amethyst to stay with Steven to relax, leading Pearl to rebut by stating how Garnet can't possibly search the entire ocean for the fusion. When Garnet leaves, Pearl attempts to learn how to sleep, but it takes Steven to show her how to do it properly. Steven drifts off to sleep, and in his dream, Pearl is a sitcom mother. She is excited that Steven is going to his first school dance with Connie, and scolds Amethyst for riding a skateboard in the house. Pearl checks up on Steven after he wakes up from the nightmare of seeing Lapis cry. Pearl tries to tell Steven how is dream couldn't be real since Malachite is at the bottom of the ocean, not realizing what dreams are. In Steven's second dream, a giant Pearl head eats Steven and shoots him out of her mouth, making him go faster. When Steven wakes up, Amethyst points out how Pearl fell asleep and her dream is being shown through her holographic projection. In Pearl's dream, she hangs on to Rose, telling her to forget Greg and to travel the galaxy with her. Rose reveals her face to be Greg's, and he thanks Pearl for fixing his van, while a slice of pizza comes out of his mouth. Pearl wakes up in horror, allowing Steven to tell her about his second dream. Pearl tells Steven not to worry because, as he explained, dreams are just "mixed up movies". Pearl becomes serious once Steven explains that he was actually taking to Lapis in his dream. Steven tells Pearl to explain his dream to her so he can fall asleep fast, and as Pearl begins to explain, Steven already is asleep. Pearl and the other Gems comfort Steven when he wakes up in fear.
Pearl wonders where Peridot would be getting such a strong signal to broadcast a message on so many TVs. At the Communication Hub, Pearl comes to the realization that Peridot rebuilt it in order to create the message. Garnet asks Pearl to fuse with her in order to destroy the Communication Hub, realizing that Sugilite was out of control last time. Pearl stretches out because it has been so long since the two have fused. Garnet and Pearl then form Sardonyx, who introduces herself to Steven. Afterwards, Sardonyx forms a hammer using Pearl's spear and Garnet's gauntlets, which she then uses to carefully destroy the tower. Once Sardonyx unfuses, Pearl tells Garnet that they should fuse more often. Later on, Garnet tells Pearl that the signal is back, leading the Gems to warp back to the Communication Hub. Sardonyx forms once again and destroys the tower. Later that night, Steven and Amethyst find Pearl, who repaired Peridot's Escape Pod, using the ship's tractor beam to repair the Communication Hub. Pearl then walks up behind Steven and Amethyst, telling them how Peridot must have rebuilt the tower again. Garnet arrives, and she and Pearl are ready to fuse, Amethyst and Steven reveal that they saw Pearl rebuilding the tower. Garnet drops Pearl on the ground after she tells her that it was a lot of fun being Sardonyx. Pearl tells Garnet that they needed a reason to fuse, since she just wanted a few more victories as Sardonyx. Pearl, guilty, watches Sugilite destroy the Communication Hub and is shown to be uncomfortable with Garnet ignoring her at the Beach House.
Pearl warps back to the Temple and tells Steven that she was looking for Peridot for days to prove herself to Garnet. Pearl accepts the fact that she disappointed everyone. Pearl tells Garnet that she was looking for Peridot, and asks if she has any ideas when Garnet walks into the house. Pearl apologizes when Garnet ignores her. Garnet agrees to go on a road trip with Steven and Greg, which makes Pearl also wish to join them. Once seeing how Garnet is still ignoring her, Pearl decides to stay at the Temple with Amethyst. When Garnet returns to the Temple the next day, Pearl is shown to be sad. Pearl asks Garnet how she is doing, and is relieved that she said something to her, even if it was just "not now".
Pearl is seen staring at the ceiling with a sad expression on her face when Steven returns to the Temple. Pearl asks if Steven needs anything and asks him how he knows who William Dewey is. After Steven explains to Pearl that, in the play, William Dewey is perfect and never makes mistakes, Pearl wishes the same for herself. Pearl looks over the script and comments on how it is historically inaccurate. Upon discovering that Mayor Dewey wrote the script, Pearl tells Steven that he wasn't there for the founding of Beach City, but she was. Pearl's first complaint with the script is William Dewey is described to be "ruggedly handsome", which she describes to be rather generous. Later, at the play, Pearl seems unimpressed when Mayor Dewey tells her that he wrote the play; she even gets up and leaves Mayor Dewey. From the audience, Pearl comments on how talented Steven looks and even calls him name. During the play, Pearl visits Captain Dewey as a messenger of Rose Quartz, telling him to turn his ship around because the land he will come across is too dangerous. At the end of the play, Steven tells Mayor Dewey that a lot of the credit should go to Pearl, and Pearl even states that she is a Gem with many talents. Pearl tells Steven that she doesn't remember a campaign slogan at the end of the play, to which he responds that sometimes, you just have to make an audience happy.
The Gems warp to the Galaxy Warp where they find Peridot, right where Pearl said she would be. Pearl is overjoyed to know that her plan to find Peridot worked, and she unintentionally cuts of Garnet and Amethyst when they speak. At a certain point, Pearl summons her spear and charges Peridot head on without the consent of her team, and ends up getting caught in Peridot's tractor beam, which immobilizes her. Helpless, Peridot easily launches Pearl back at the Gems, and knocks her into Steven. Pearl then appears to become oblivious to what is going on around her, and Steven has to nudge her to get her off of him. When Amethyst launches Peridot in the air, Pearl runs in the direction of Peridot with her arms out, ready to catch her, but without looking, accidentally collides with Garnet who is also trying to catch Peridot. Pearl immediately apologizes to Garnet when Peridot gets away. Back at the Beach House, Pearl admits her faults in the battle, but points out that they can track Peridot's every movements with her Escape Pod, because whenever Peridot uses a Warp Pad, the Escape Pod shows where she is. After presenting the plan, Pearl tries to seek Garnet's approval, and is disappointed when ignored. The Escape Pod suddenly activates, and Pearl projects a globe from her Gem, which presents a map showing Peridot warping to an Ancient Gem Colony Ship.
At the outside of the ship, Pearl believes that Peridot cornered herself, and that the Gems have her just where they want. Pearl explains to Steven that the ship is an interplanetary vessel used by Gems to travel through space and land on Earth before Warp Pads were built. But since the ships can't be functional anymore after being abandoned for so long, Pearl believes Peridot is running out of options. Pearl, once more, interrupts Garnet and the Gems enter the ship. A screen reveals Peridot's face, and Pearl tells her that she is dull as dirt if she believes she can fly the ship. When Peridot activates the ship's lasers, Pearl and the Gems are protected by Steven's shield. The Gems manage to dodge spikes in the hallway and find a holographic projection of Peridot. Believing it's her, Pearl slices at the hologram with her spear, and even after it is obvious that she is only a hologram, Pearl continues slashing in frustration. Pearl believes that she has to do something, and walking into Peridot's trap was all her fault. The floor collapses beneath the group and Garnet and Pearl end up together in a cramped chamber. A ceiling then closes itself on top of Garnet and Pearl, trapping them, and suddenly, the walls begin to close in on themselves. Pearl apologizes to Garnet, and explains how she really wanted to catch Peridot to make up for the Sardonyx stunt she pulled earlier. She wanted to prove to Garnet that everything could go back to normal. When the walls begin quickly closing, Pearl asks how Garnet can forgive her. She later explains that she wanted to be Sardonyx so much because she is just a Pearl, who are useless on their own. Pearl believes that she needs someone to tell her what to do, and when they fuse, Pearl feels how strong Garnet is. After the two talk things out, Sardonyx forms to get themselves out of the chamber. Immediately afterwards, Sardonyx unfuses. When the Gems catch Peridot, Pearl helps in keeping Peridot down on the ground. After Peridot shoots off her leg, Pearl tells Steven that they'll get the rest of her next time.
The Gems find Steven at the Galaxy Warp, where Pearl immediately hugs Steven, and asks what happened. Pearl later sneaks up behind Peridot with her spear to distract her so Garnet is able to finally poof her. Pearl is surprised that Peridot's Limb Enhancers weren't actually a part of her body, and then directs Steven to the Warp Pad, glad that Peridot has been finally dealt with. When Peridot is freed by Steven and enters the kitchen, Pearl and the rest of the Gems immediately try to trap her. Pearl and Garnet block the front door, and Amethyst blocks the upstairs, leading Peridot to lock herself in the bathroom. Pearl wonders how Peridot got out because Garnet bubbled her. Pearl is shocked to hear that Steven unbubbled her. After learning about the possible threat of the Cluster, Pearl admits that Peridot is valuable to the Gems. Pearl tells Steven that their only option is to leave Peridot in the bathroom, and then fantasizes on the idea of keeping Peridot outside on a leash. Pearl says that they have to keep her in custody, and wonders how big of a threat the Cluster is.
Pearl stands outside of the bathroom door with the other Gems and attempts to reason with Peridot. Pearl believes that Peridot will crack at any moment, and threatens her after being called a clod. When the Gems go out on a mission to investigate the Cluster, Pearl reassures Steven that Peridot is harmless without her Limb Enhancers. Later that day, at the Prime Kindergarten, Pearl the other Gems show up to rescue Steven and Peridot. Pearl stabs the Cluster Gems with her spear. Pearl makes sure that Steven is okay and then asks what they were up to at the Kindergarten.
Pearl and the other Gems listen to Peridot's explanation of the Cluster. Pearl then comes up with a plan to stop it, by using a machine to go down to the center of the Earth, but is suddenly interrupted by Peridot. Peridot explains the same exact plan, which annoys Pearl. Pearl states that they can't waste any time, and that they must find parts for the machine immediately. At the Barn, Pearl believes that they have enough materials to get started. Pearl explains that they should start by planning the machine, and tells Steven that the machine won't look like what he drew up on the chalkboard. Peridot is fine with Pearl's plan, and then claps her hands for her to leave. Pearl is confused by this, and then realizes that Peridot is viewing Pearl as a servant like they are on Homeworld. She tells Peridot that she won't be leaving, and is annoyed when Peridot says that Pearls aren't made for building machines. Peridot asks who Pearl belongs to, and she yells at her, claiming that she doesn't belong to anyone. Pearl states "now listen here, you tiny twerp! In case you've forgotten, you're on our turf now! And I didn't fight a thousand-year war for this planet's independence to take orders from the likes of you!" Pearl announces that she might be even better at building things than Peridot, and agrees to compete against Peridot in the Robolympics. Pearl and Peridot build robots that will be used to compete in a variety of tasks, and whoever wins the most tasks gets to spearhead the machine project. Pearl says that because her robot is taller, she wins. The tasks Pearl and Peridot participate in are balancing, crushing rocks, jumping, speed, and other things such as ballet, art, and rock-paper-scissors. At the end of the competition, Pearl and Peridot are tied. Pearl agrees with Steven that they should both lead the project together and just move on. Due to Peridot's stubbornness, a fight breaks out between the two robots. At some point, Pearl punches Peridot in the face after exclaiming that she is just a Pearl. The Peribot is able to defeat Pearl's robot, and ends up injuring Pearl in the process. The Gems make sure Pearl is okay. Later that day, Peridot approaches Pearl and congratulates her for being a great technician. Pearl shows Peridot how to properly hold a power drill and tells her what wheels are.
Pearl finishes drawing blueprints for the drill head and questions why Steven gave Peridot a tape recorder. Later on, Pearl is seen using a blowtorch on an airplane part when Steven and Amethyst come up to her with supplies. Pearl analyzes the objects and rejects them, explaining that she needs the element tungsten. Pearl agrees with Peridot that she should go the Kindergarten to obtain a drill head. Later, Pearl is fascinated by the irony that they would be using technology that was once harming the planet, to save it. Later on, Pearl is annoyed when she finds the broken drill, but then cheers herself up by stating the Gems will rebuild the drill to be even stronger, and include seat belts.
Pearl appears in a flashback alongside Rose Quartz during the Rebellion. She tells Blue Diamond that the colony will not be completed and poofs some Gems with her swords. When Garnet forms for the first time, Pearl doesn't hesitate to attack but is stopped by Rose. Later on, Pearl holds her sword to Garnet when they meet again, but accepts her once Rose does.
Pearl reassures Steven that Peridot will keep the Gems on schedule with the drill while they celebrate his birthday. Pearl later joins the Gems, along with Connie and Greg, in surprising Steven, but they themselves are surprised by his new height. Pearl even asks if Steven is feeling okay. During a badminton game, Pearl plays on Connie's team, and congratulates her when she hits the shuttlecock. Later that day, a dance party occurs and Pearl can be seen dancing. When Steven and Connie dance together, Pearl is happy that Steven is having fun. Steven accidentally turns into a baby, which makes Pearl both shocked and frightened. Amethyst hands baby Steven to Pearl, but she doesn't want to hold him. The next day, Pearl is excited to see that Steven has begun to grow facial hair, meaning he is aging.
Pearl takes a break along with the other Gems after working hard on the drill. In a flashback showing events prior to the episode, Pearl is seen getting along with Peridot as they construct and repair the drill. Back in the present, the drill is complete. After Peridot realizes that the Gems need the Cluster's coordinates in order to drill, Pearl suggests that they go to the Moon Base. She accompanies the Gems as they travel on Lion's back to the base. Pearl uses her gemstone as a flashlight and is surprised that they made it. After the Gems get the Cluster's coordinates using the control panel on the third floor, Pearl is joyful, exclaiming "mission accomplished!". Upon Steven's request, Peridot goes through the original colony plans stored on the computer and tells the Gems that the finished Earth colony could have been great. Pearl tells Peridot that Rose believed all life was precious and worth protecting, and is later seen glaring at her when she states how Rose did a lousy job defending the planet.
Pearl states that they should do a few test runs with the drill before they use it for the mission. Steven later shows the Gems the Diamond Communicator that Peridot stole from the Moon Base, which Pearl immediately realizes is a direct line to the Diamonds. Pearl is glad that Steven took it away from Peridot before she could use it. Pearl accompanies the Gems inside of Amethyst (who is shape-shifted into a helicopter) to chase down Peridot who stole the communicator back. She tells Steven that he can feel bad for encouraging Peridot at the Temple. Once they reach Peridot (who is inside of the Peribot), Pearl summons her spear and knocks the communicator out of her hands. Once Peridot activates the device and makes the call, Pearl tells Steven that not all Pearls know each other when Yellow Pearl is the one who answers. When the call is over, Peridot announces that the communicator can be remotely denotated, so Pearl nervously hands it off to Amethyst. Later, Pearl joins the Gems in congratulating Peridot for joining the Crystal Gems.
Pearl is seen in a flashback during the days of constructing the drill at the Barn. She sees Amethyst shape-shifted as Lion, and tells her that it is not the time to fool around. Amethyst makes a lion pun, which causes Pearl to chuckle. Later on when Amethyst is shape-shifted into a chicken, Pearl jokingly tells Peridot that "at least she isn't lion around anymore". One night, Pearl tells Amethyst that they can add support to the drill later on, but for now they have to pick it up and put it on top. They fuse into Opal in order to do that.
Pearl is surprised to find out that the tremors are being caused by Malachite. Pearl doesn't want to think about what an unstable fusion could potentially do if Jasper takes over, so herself, Amethyst, and Garnet warp to Mask Island where Malachite is said to be. There, the three fuse into Alexandrite in order to fight Malachite. Pearl's influence in the fusion can be seen when Alexandrite summons Opal's bow and Sardonyx's hammer, and when Alexandrite occasionally moves around agilely. Once Malachite is defeated, Pearl laughs out of exhaustion and asks if the Watermelon Steven leader is Steven himself. Later on, when a crack in the ground is created by the Cluster slowly forming, Pearl fails to catch Jasper, who's unconscious body falls into the fissure. Pearl gives Steven encouragement, along with the other Gems, to drill to the Cluster while they are stuck on the island.
Pearl and the Gems finally return from Mask Island. Pearl asks Steven if he destroyed the Cluster because of the happy look on his face. She is surprised and baffled upon learning that Steven bubbled it.
Pearl sits with the other Gems while Peridot explains what happened underground. In a flashback told by Lapis, Pearl is shown to be the one to find Lapis in the mirror, and she kept her in her possession.
Pearl and the Gems arrive at the Barn after spotting the Roaming Eye, exclaiming that they got to the Barn as fast as they could.
Pearl agrees to play a game of baseball in order to drive the invading Rubies off of the Earth. In the game, she pretends to be a human, taking on the alias "Earl". During the game, Pearl is seen catching the ball, as well as pitching. She is concerned when she sees Ruby and Sapphire flirting instead of focusing on the game. Later when the Rubies reveal to the Gems that they are looking for Jasper, Pearl shakes her head at Peridot when she lies about knowing where she is.
Pearl and the Gems warp back to the Temple after being at the Barn for so long. Later, when she sees Steven floating in the air, she becomes horrified and calls out to Steven that she will catch him. Pearl then runs around the beach with her arms out, panicking. When the Gems call Steven on his cell phone, Pearl takes over the call and asks if he is okay, and then tells him to figure out a way to fall faster. Later on, Pearl plays a game with Steven by drawing a spear into the sand and having him guess what it is while looking down from the sky. When the Gems hear Steven freak out over the phone, Pearl concludes that Steven is very tired and eager to get some sleep after being in the air all night. Pearl then suggests that maybe they can weigh him down. When Steven finally lands, Pearl says that she would've liked a hug from him after he runs off to the Big Donut.
Pearl depressingly tells Greg that Rose would have loved his song. Steven later decides to bring Pearl with himself and Greg to Empire City. In the song "Mr. Greg", Pearl is shown to be uncomfortable being in the hotel and with Greg in general. However, Pearl eventually puts on a tuxedo and top hat and appears to enjoy the dancing. When Greg proposes that the two dance together, Pearl immediately returns to being uncomfortable and she lashes out at him. That night, Pearl sings, wondering why she can't move on from Rose. She also sings about how Greg won Rose's heart, and now she is gone. Pearl tries to make things better when she realizes that Greg and Steven heard the song. In "Both of You", Steven is able to connect Pearl and Greg through their love for Rose, and cause the two to become friendly towards each other again.
Steven tries to end the restaurant war going on between the Fryman family and the Pizza family by opening up his own restaurant. Pearl acts as a waitress, taking and delivering the orders as well as answering questions.
Pearl is shocked when Steven purposely breaks a plate. Later in the Burning Room, Pearl asks Garnet why she agreed to let Steven have another chance at curing one of the Corrupted Gems. Pearl urges Steven to be careful while he is handling the Centipeetle, and later asks if his healing spit had an affect on her. Pearl believes that it will take more than Steven's healing powers to heal damage from the Diamonds. Pearl tries to cheer Steven up when his plan doesn't work, explaining that the Centipeetle is corrupted, not cracked. At the Ancient Gem Colony, where Centipeetle reunites with her crew, Pearl scolds Amethyst for being insensitive when she shape-shifts into one of the Centipeetle. Steven asks Pearl if he can teach him how to write in the Gem Language, but she warns him that it is very complicated and he won't have many uses for it.
Pearl is shown in a flashback, where she spots Greg at the Temple and then shoots Rose a concerned look. Later, Pearl ignores Greg's offer at a high-five when the Gems leave to go out on a mission.
Pearl and Steven escort Connie on her first Gem-related mission. Pearl explains to Connie that her sword fighting skills exceeded her expectations and, with her supervision, she believes Connie can handle retrieving a Corrupted Gem. Pearl asks Connie to tell her what there mission is, and is impressed when she can recite the whole thing. The Corrupted Gem then shows up, and reminds Steven and Connie that they have to work together. Another similar Gem monster (Biggs Jasper) arrives, and Pearl orders Steven to use his bubble in order to protect themselves. When the monsters leave, Pearl comments on how there wasn't supposed to be two. Pearl also initially rejects Connie's idea to split up and look for the monsters because it is too risky. After being convinced by Steven and Connie, Pearl agrees to the idea of splitting up, but instructs the two to contact her immediately using the Cookie Cat Walkie-Talkie if they spot the monsters. After having the two restate their mission goal, Pearl leaves on her own to look for the monsters. At some point, Pearl contacts Steven and Connie, telling them they might have to go back to the Temple and regroup since she can't find the monsters, but after hearing how confident Connie is, Pearl allows them to carry on after reminding Connie how she should sword fight. Pearl calls back later to comment on how the cold the weather has gotten, and to inform them not to make any startling noises if they found the monsters. Pearl becomes concerned when neither Steven nor Connie answer. Pearl is then shocked to discover that they have found the monster, and reassures the two that she will be there shortly. When Pearl arrives, she finds Jasper who has poofed the Corrupted Gems. She becomes frightened, holding her spear out to protect Steven and Connie. When Jasper calmly leaves, Pearl makes sure that Steven and Connie are okay, and tells them that she wouldn't have had them go on the mission if she knew Jasper was going to be there. Pearl tells Connie that the mission was a success because what they had to do was call her if they found the monster, which they did.
Pearl and Garnet go out to look for Jasper on their own. Connie arrives for her weekly training, which Pearl had forgotten. She apologizes and states that they can't have Jasper running around and attacking Corrupted Gems. Pearl tells Connie that they'll train next week without Jasper being a problem.
Pearl is very proud when she finds out that Steven and Connie were able to hold their ownagainst Jasper. Pearl hopes that Steven is ready for his weekly training. She explains to him that although he has had one victory, there will be more fights to come now that Jasper has returned. At the Sky Arena, Pearl explains to Amethyst that Pearl Points are awarded to those who show "punctuality, perseverance, and positivity while training. Pearl says that getting the special points allows one to earn prizes from the Pearl prize pouch. Pearl is surprised that Amethyst wants in on the training. During the training, Pearl has Amethyst and Steven go through a speed exercise, where she summons Holo-Pearls(who has been programmed to be less lethal). When Amethyst loses, Pearl tells her that it is a good idea to build his confidence even though she didn't lose on purpose. The next exercise is agility. Pearl tells Amethyst not to go too easy on him when she loses again. The final exercise is an all-out battle against the Holo-Pearls, and Pearl congratulates Steven for winning the final Pearl point. After Steven and Amethyst battle, Pearl returns to the Sky Arena and scolds the two of them for ruining the ruins.
Pearl watches Steven play his video game along with the other Gems and is disappointed when he loses. Pearl and Garnet are later seen encouraging Amethyst when she plays the game, while Steven puts his t-shirt inside of Lion's mane. Pearl is shocked when Steven states that there is a Gem inside of Lion. She asks him what the Gem looks like, and realizes that it is Bismuth when Steven describes her gemstone to be an innie. When Steven brings Bismuth out of Lion and into the Beach House, Pearl runs into her arms out of excitement. The two joke around together while they catch up, and then Pearl asks where she was because Rose had said Bismuth was lost at the Battle of the Ziggurat. Pearl believed that Bismuth was either captured or shattered during the Rebellion. After Bismuth learns that Rose is no longer around and that she is a part of Steven, Pearl tells her that although it isn't easy to understand Rose's choices, the Gems have to stand behind them. Pearl and the Gems take Bismuth to the Strawberry Battlefield, where Pearl explains to her that it's been about 5,300 years since the war, and that the Crystal Gems were victorious. Pearl becomes emotional, which prompts Bismuth and Garnet to comfort her. Pearl tells Bismuth that Rose was able to protect herself and Garnet, and that the Crystal Gems continue to thwart the Homeworld Gems' plans in the present day. When Pearl became nervous when thinking about how advanced Homeworld technology is, Bismuth reminds her about how Pearl once threw a Nephrite out of a drop ship during the war, which brings back Pearl's confidence. Inside of Bismuth's Forge, Bismuth upgrades Pearl's spear to become a trident. Sometime later, Pearl, along with Garnet and Amethyst, spar with Bismuth on the beach. One night, Pearl is confused when Steven returns home with Bismuth bubbled. After Steven explained what happened, Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst put the bubbled Bismuth in the Burning Room, and comforted Steven.
Pearl doesn't believe that Amethyst can trick the Rubies (who have returned to Earth) by shape-shifting into Jasper. However, she and the other Gems go along with Amethyst's plan once it begins to work. Pearl pretends to be one of Jasper's prisoners, being very over-dramatic and loud. She is so loud as a prisoner that one of the Rubies wanted to throw her into space. At the Moon Base, Pearl shakes and looks down at the ground with a horrified expression on her face when Eyeball announces that Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. Once the Rubies discover that they were tricked by Amethyst, they fuse, leading to Garnet and Pearl forming Sardonyx to combat their fusion. Sardonyx knocks the Rubies into space, but Eyeball grabs Steven and drags him out as well. Sardonyx looks on helplessly as Steven floats away into the void of space.
Pearl figures out how to pilot the Roaming Eye ship and is able to locate Steven with the other Gems. She hugs Steven and begins to cry when they find him. Pearl then flies the Roaming Eye back to Earth, now owning the ship.
Buddy Buddwick reveals in his journal that he came across Pearl and Garnet at the Strawberry Battlefield around 200 years ago. Pearl tells Buddy to leave the battlefield because it is too dangerous, and she draws up specific places not to visit on Buddy's map.
Pearl and Garnet warp to the Beach House, where Pearl asks Steven and Connie if they are ready for their fusion training. At the Sky Arena, Pearl creates two Holo-Pearls that fuse together to fight Stevonnie. When Stevonnie dramatically unfuses during the battle, Pearl and Garnet make sure that they are okay. The next day, during the second fight, Pearl compliments Stevonnie on their techniques while they fight Holo-Pearl. Stevonnie begins to freak out again, prompting Pearl to ask Garnet what is happening to them. She is horrified after witnessing Stevonnie accidentally walk off the cliff.
Pearl and Steven do a puzzle together on the couch. Amethyst is disappointed when Greg cancels on her, so Pearl invites her to hang out with them for the night, by going to the show themselves. Pearl believes that she is up to going to a concert where there is pushing and loud music because she herself used to be a rule breaker, taking on the Diamond Authority during the Rebellion to enjoy the Earth. Amethyst gives Pearl a short jacket and jeans to blend in with the crowd once they get to the concert. Pearl flips the jacket's collar to make it look "cooler". Pearl wishes to try drinking that night, so Steven hands her apple juice, which she struggles to open. She spits out her drink when a girl who bears a resemblance to Rose enters the store. Pearl blames her sudden shock on being unaware that humans can dye their hair pink. After being encouraged by Steven and Amethyst, Pearl nervously approaches her. She attempts to casually pick up a cup but ends up knocking all of the cups onto the floor in front of the girl, and embarrassingly tries to explain herself, but the girl leaves before she can. In Greg's Dondai Supremo, Pearl drives Steven and Amethyst to the concert. On the way there, she turns up the radio, telling the two that they are going to have the night of their lives. Steven brings up that the Mystery Girl looked like Rose, but Pearl tells him that she is done thinking about the past, and that tonight, she is all about the future. Pearl tells Amethyst that she could have talked to Mystery Girl, but the timing was just wrong.
Mystery Girl appears on a motorcycle next to the car, leading Steven and Amethyst to encourage Pearl to do something. Once Amethyst gives her the signal, Pearl looks over at her. Mystery Girl smiles, which causes Pearl to blush. Mystery Girl is able to drive by before a red light, leaving Pearl and the others to be stopped. Determined, Pearl speeds through the red light to catch up to Mystery Girl. She begins to panic once the police start going after their car, and tells Steven that she doesn't have a license. Pearl turns up the music and speeds past Mystery Girl, making several sharp turns in an attempt to evade the cops. Without the cops seeing, Pearl goes behind a small sign and turns off the car's headlights, making the cops drive by without noticing. Pearl reluctantly states that they are out of gas, so they continue to the concert on foot. Pearl takes off the jacket and jeans in disbelief of what she was doing, stating that she should have stayed home with the puzzle. At the concert, Pearl goes up to Mystery Girl. The two talk about the latter's dyed hair. Pearl tells Mystery Girl that her body is a conscious manifestation of life, to which she responds "I know how that is". Pearl also reveals to Steven and Amethyst that she got Mystery Girl's phone number.
Pearl and the Gems arrive at the barn after hearing about Andy's return. She is surprised that Greg and Andy (who is a total stranger to the Gems at the time) know each other. Amethyst comments that she doesn't like how a "new Greg" showed up out of nowhere, leading Pearl to comment that their Greg is superior. Using spare parts from around the barn, Pearl and Peridot create a stove to cook the dinner on. She calls it an "oven cooktop combo". After Andy goes on a rant about how he dislikes their creation because the parts they used was his parents' stuff, Pearl reassures Steven that Greg will fix things. Pearl, Peridot, Garnet, and Lapis later use Greg's van to go to the store and buy food items. Misunderstanding human holidays, the Gems come back from the store with items to celebrate a variety of holidays. Pearl tells Andy "We heard you like marriage, so we thought, why don't we all marry each other?! And if that's not human enough for you, we can throw a little being born and some dying!" At dinner, Pearl thanks Lapis for her manners and hands the plate of food off to Amethyst. Pearl tells Peridot that saving the Earth from Homeworld is itself a reward, and that they don't need access to everything on the planet. When everyone thanks someone for something, Pearl thanks Steven for cooking the vegetables, and Amethyst for putting out the grease fire. Pearl wonders if they did something wrong when Andy suddenly decides to leave, and apologizes to him when he returns in case they did something rude.
Pearl appears in a flashback which takes place fourteen years ago. She arrives at Vidalia's house with the other Gems to deliver presents for the newborn Steven. Pearl appears to be uncomfortable in Greg's present, telling him that they are only over to drop off the gifts. Pearl's gift to Steven is a dictionary. When Steven's Gem glows, Pearl believes that it is Rose trying to communicate with them. While looking directly into Steven's gemstone, she asks "Rose" if she can hear her, telling her to glow twice for yes. The Gems later take baby Steven with them away from Greg. With Pearl driving, they drive off in his van. She later tries to remove Steven's gemstone, believing that she will be with Rose again, but stops herself because Rose wanted Steven. She states that humans aren't natural for Gems, and begins to tear up. After the flashback is told, Greg reveals that Pearl threw a jungle gym at Steven's babysitter, believing he was kidnapped.
Pearl and the Gems return to the Temple. Steven asks if she knows what the Palanquin is, as it is drawn in Buddy Buddwick's Journal. Pearl tries to avoid the subject, and appears upset when Steven brings up Pink Diamond and her shattering. She appears shocked when Steven becomes angry and lashes out at the Gems.
Pearl apologizes for what happened earlier, and is taken back after hearing that Blue Diamond was on Earth. Pearl is even more horrified to find out that Blue Diamond took Greg. After Steven asks if Blue Diamond is going to put Greg in a zoo, Pearl believes that he might be right. Along with Garnet, the two recall Pink Diamond's Zoo. Pearl reveals that she saw it herself back when she served Homeworld, and described it to be a horrible place where humans were kept in captivity. After checking with Peridot to make sure everything works, the Gems go out into Space towards the Zoo, with Pearl piloting. She navigates the ship through an asteroid field. Later, Pearl wonders what would happen to Steven's organic body if the ship's gravity engine flattens space-time. After Steven turns on the gravity engine, Pearl is horrified that the Gems' bodies have all turned Ruby-sized, since the ship was calibrated for Rubies. She explains "our bodies are made of light, and usually, they form a mass dependent on the air pressure and the level of gravity in the environment, but we're in a situation where the normal laws of physics don't apply." At some point, after distorting the Gems' bodies, Steven turns off the calibration, making the ship go so fast that the Gems' light composed bodies can't keep up. Pearl explains this when the calibration is turned back on.
Pearl is shocked to see that the Zoo is still around. After they enter, Pearl realizes that they can't enter as an owner-less Pearl, a fusion, and a human. She listens to Sapphire's plans, and pretends to be her Pearl. During the tour of the facility, Pearl walks next to Sapphire, which Holly Blue Agate points out to be unusual. Pearl explains that she'll walk behind them, causing Holly Blue Agate to call her chatty. Pearl opens the door upon Sapphire's request, annoyed with Holly Blue Agate for bossing her around. After Ruby gets Holly Blue to leave, Pearl tries to open the door which leads into the Zoo, where Greg is. However, she is unable to figure out how to open it.
Pearl continues to walk around and open doors for Holly Blue Agate. She assists in sneaking Greg out, and also in defeating Holly Blue Agate. Upon hearing that Holly Blue Agate will report the Gems to the Diamonds, Pearl tells her "You're really gonna tell the Diamonds that you allowed a band of traitorous rebels to infiltrate a highly secure facility and escape from right under your careful watch? Doesn't sound like a wise thing to do, Holly Blue. So do yourself a favor and keep your mouth shut. That will be all." Afterwards, Pearl pilots the ship on the way back to Earth.
Pearl is impressed when Connie states that she restocked the cereal and washed all of the towels. She listens to Connie's flashback, recalling the events of what happened while the Gems were in space.
Pearl helps the other Gems put up Greg's new car wash sign off-screen. She later arrives home, delivering pizza to Steven with Greg and the other Gems to celebrate their successes.
Pearl is initially amused by the idea of Ronaldo joining the Crystal Gems. When she realizes that Ronaldo was being serious, she tells him that he cannot live at their house, nor become a member of the Crystal Gems. But after being persuaded by Steven, Pearl agrees to let him stay to get to know the group. Pearl gives Ronaldo the nickname "Bloodfry" when he makes his Gem name "Bloodstone", and tells him that he cannot go out on missions because it is too dangerous for him. Later on, Pearl is amused by Amethyst's impression of Ronaldo.
Pearl, alarmed and confused to why Homeworld Gems are taking Humans from Beach City. She becomes even more alarmed after she learns of their identities. She rushes to Funland with the rest of the Crystal Gems. There they encounter Topaz and Aquamarine. The Crystal Gems engage a fight with the Homeworld Gems, Pearl attempts to stab Aquamarine with her spear, but is thrown into the air by Aquamarine's wand. After re-joining the fight, Steven offers himself to the Homeworld Gems as a part of his plan.
After Steven is taken on board of Aquamarine's ship, Pearl, Garnet and Amethyst form Alexandrite in an attempt to catch the ship before it leaves Earth's atmosphere. After Alexandrite is forced to unfuse by Aquamarine's wand, Pearl pleads with Steven to come back and cries as he's taken by the Homeworld Gems back to Homeworld.
Pearl, the Gems, Connie and Greg warp into the Crystal Temple. Pearl is explaining that they'd never get the drop ship to fly in time to rescue Steven. After realizing Steven was in front of her she begins to cry and rushes to hug him with the others.
Pearl, the Gems, Greg and Steven go to Cool Ranch for a vacation. While Steven is upset after his argument with Connie, Pearl goes to talk to Steven about his problem and Steven confesses that his relationship with Connie is over. Later, they leave Cool Ranch so Steven can get internet access so he can text Connie and Steven ends up getting Ronaldo's text instead.
|Gems||Rose Quartz • Pearl • Amethyst • Garnet • Peridot • Lapis Lazuli • Jasper|
|Humans||Greg Universe • Connie Maheswaran • Lars Barriga • Sadie Miller|