I have ultimate vault hunter mode for some reason.... But I can't use Pearlescents, duped or not.
Do you have the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack?
Technically yes. The 1.5.0 patch gave me Ultimate. But still no Pearlescents. Or even Level ups.
What platform are you on?
Did you ever purchase the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade package? That is NOT the same as the UVHM update, as it is seperate and must be paid for - unless you have the season pass. The UVH Upgrade package is what allows you to find and use Pearlescents and level up to 61. The update that provides UVHM ONLY provides the new playthrough, more black market upgrades, and more room for Eridium. From what you have told us, it seems that you have not purchased/downloaded the UVH Upgrade package. Please refer to this page for the available DLC for BL2 or to this page if you are on Xbox. I hope that this will help your problem. Sakuretsu115 (talk) 12:36, July 13, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I suspected something like that but I have additional space for Eridium even without the Pack so that probably came with the new Patch. But this was a good clarification. Thanks!