BoTW NFC Game Card 23 Pcs with Crystal Case, Digital Manual and Free Gift
Botw Nfc Game Cards for the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch / Wii U- 23pcs Mini Size Cards with Crystal Case
How to use (Quick Guide):
1. Finish the first Shrine challenge
2. Press "Start" bottom in game, choose "system -- options"
3. Set the amibo option in "use amibo"
4. Put the card on the right stick (in Wii U put on the left side, it's two square signs)
Quick tips for you:
1. There are 23pcs in a tiny crystal case, no repeat
2. You can only use the card once per day, but if you're trying to get more than one item per day, you only need to change the clock in system.
3. Please find the card in the main image or digital manual (send after order) corresponding to the number below:
No.1 Wolf Link - 20 Hearts
No.2 The Legend of Zelda - Link Majora's Mask
No.3 The Legend of Zelda - Link Skyward Sword
No.4 Super Smash Bros - Sheik
No.5 Super Smash Bros - Ganondorf
No.6 Super Smash Bros - Link (Summon Epona)
No.7 Breath of the Wild - Link (Rider)
No.8 The Legend of Zelda - Toon Link The Wind Waker
No.9 Breath of the Wild - Zelda
No.10 Breath of the Wild - Guardian
No.11 Super Smash Bros - Toon Link
No.12 Super Smash Bros - Zelda
No.13 The Legend of Zelda - 8 Bit Link
No.14 Breath of the Wild - Link (Archer)
No.15 Breath of the Wild - Bokoblin
No.16 Toon Zelda (30th)
No.17 Link (30th OOT)
No.18 Link (Twilight Princess) (Summon Epona)
No.19 Zora Champion - Mipha
No.20 Rito Champion - Revali
No.21 Goron Champion - Daruk
No.22 Gerudo Champion - Urbosa
No.23 Super Smash Bros Young Link
Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo guide: how to use amiibo and what each does
Amiibo can gift you loads of cool things in Breath of the Wild. Here's what they do.
If you want to get ahead in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo are a simple route forward. Nintendo's hugely successful little NFC figurines have their use hidden away, but if you've got any amiibo kicking around you'll find they're quite useful in-game.
If you want even more Breath of the Wild help, we have a full guide hub with plenty of other detailed pages.
Why Nintendo hid and buried the amiibo function we're not quite sure. It might be because the amiibo all offer what more hardcore players might think of as little cheats, offering small ways you can make them game a little easier by giving you some high-end gear and the like.
Anyway, if you don't care about that, here's how you turn on amiibo: inside the game, hit start/plus. Head to the system screen on the far right, then hit options. The first option here will allow you to turn on amiibo. Now we're ready to go.
An amiibo option will now appear as a rune in the game - pressing up on the D-Pad will let you access it alongside bombs, magnesis, stasis and all that other good stuff. When you activate the amiibo rune a circle will appear on the ground. This is where the amiibo bonuses will appear in-world, so do it in a safe place. Once you tap an amiibo to your Switch Pro Controller, Joy-Con or Wii U gamepad it'll spawn items into the game. It as simple as that.
Any individual amiibo can be used only once per day, and every single amiibo available is compatible with the game - even the non-Zelda ones. With that said, let's get into what all the various amiibo do, because there's a lot to see - and some of the bonuses are significant.
What the amiibo do in Breath of the Wild
Each amiibo has a different impact. There are essentially three categories and three different kinds of amiibo compatible with this game. First, there's the official Breath of the Wild amiibo, featuring characters from the game and BOTW branding on the box. Second, there are Legend of Zelda series amiibo - that's figures from the other Zelda games, separate from the Breath of the Wild amiibo. Finally, there's everything else. Here's what each does:
Breath of the Wild amiibo
These amiibo are specifically designed for use with Breath of the Wild, and feature characters from the game:
Drops rare bow-type weapons, as well as food and other materials.
Horse Rider Link:
Drops a unique horse saddle and food, plus the chance for high-end weapons and the Traveller's Bridle or Saddle for your horse.
Drops shields, with a slim chance to get the Radiant Shield. Contrary to rumors, this isn't a way to get the Hylian Shield. She also drops plants for you to cook with, plus rare gems including Star Fragments.
Drops a chest containing rare weapons and items - including the chance for ancient arrows, super-powerful arrows. Also food.
Drops a chest containing high-power club-type weapons plus meat to cook with and monster parts.
Drops a bunch of meat, while the chest will contain Gerudo gear. If you're lucky, it'll drop the Divine Beast Vah Naboris Helm.
Of course Revali drops arrows, but also fruit. Chests contain Rito weapons and gear, and if you're lucky you'll get the Divine Beast Vah Medoh Helm.
The Zora champion drops fish, plus Zora-friendly weapons. If lucky, you'll get the Divine Beast Vah Ruta Helm as a drop.
The Goron hard-man's amiibo drops Goron weapons - lots of stone stuff - and has a chance of dropping the Divine Beast Vah Rudania Helm. He also drops ores and gems.
What non-Breath of the Wild amiibo do
Super Smash Bros Link & Twilight Princess Link:
The first time you scan it you get Epona, Link's horse from Ocarina of Time. On subsequent scans you'll get a selection of food items and a chest that'll either contain a piece of Twilight Princess Link's costume - the Cap, Tunic and Trousers of Twilight - or a random piece of weaponry.
Twilight Princess Wolf Link:
This amiibo spawns Wolf link as an ally - he'll fight alongside you in combat. How many hearts he has is determined by data saved to the wolf in Twilight Princess HD for Wii U.
The 30th anniversary 8-bit Link amiibo spawns a bunch of barrels. Smash them for food and rupees. He'll also drop a chest containing a piece of the classic Link tunic - the Cap, Tunic and Trousers of the Hero - or weapons.
Ocarina of Time Link:
Scanning this ridiculously iconic version of Link will drop a bunch of raw meat for you, plus a chest which will contain a piece of the OOT-era Link costume - the Cap, Tunic or Trousers of Time, the biggoron sword, or other basic weapons.
Wind Waker Link:
Either the Smash Bros 'Toon Link' or official Wind Waker amiibo will work for this. Both drop a bunch of fish plus a chest that will contain either a piece of the Wind Waker armor - the Cap, Tunic or Trousers of the Wind, the sea-breeze boomerang, or other gear.
Wind Waker Zelda:
The 30th anniversary Wind Waker Zelda amiibo will drop a bunch of plants for cooking, plus a chest containing a shield - if you're lucky, the Hero's Shield from Wind Waker.
Majora's Mask Link:
The Majora's Mask Link can drop the Fierce Diety Armor - the Mask, Armor and Boots - plus it has the chance of dropping the two-handed Fierce Diety sword from that game. It also drops a bunch of mushrooms, arrows and swords.
Skyward Sword Link:
The Skyward Sword amiibo drops 3 crates with rupees and arrows, plus swords and shields. It can also drop the Skyward Sword armor - the Cap, Tunic and Trousers of the Sky.
Smash Bros Zelda / Shiek:
Like the Wind Waker Zelda, the Smash Bros. Zelda drops a bunch of materials for cooking and crafting plus a chest that can contain rare shields or bows. The best luck will see Zelda drop the Twilight Bow from Twilight Princess - this is hands-down the best bow in the game with a ridiculous damage stat and an incredible range.
Smash Bros Shiek:
Smash Bros. Shiek has a chance to drop Sheikah weapons as well as random materials. If you're extremely lucky, the Shiek's mask armor headpiece will drop.
Smash Bros Ganondorf:
Ganondorf's amiibo doesn't have the nefarious impact he had in Twilight Princess HD- instead he just drops a bunch of materials for cooking and crafting plus a chest that can contain rare weapons - the rarest of which is the amiibo-exclusive sword of the six sages.
All non-Zelda franchise amiibo:
Any amiibo that aren't of a Legend of Zelda series character will still scan into Breath of the Wild just fine - but instead of giving you specific items, each amiibo will drop a random selection of materials including foodstuff, random loot, or even the occasional gemstone. Every single amiibo on the market is compatible with Breath of the Wild in this way, even the Animal Crossing amiibo trading cards.
Recently, NFC-Bank.com shut down. While there’s no official word as to why, it appears to be a mix of circumstances involving Nintendo, unrenewed domains and the release of the Joker and Hero amiibo.
Since the NFC Bank shutdown, there’s not been a consistent place to find amiibo bin files for Breath of the Wild and its assorted amiibo. I won’t host them here, (I’m smarter than that), but I also know that getting amiibo files to make amiibo cards is very difficult. To facilitate people enjoying their amiibo, this page will be updated whenever I can find a website or host that has these bin files available, and has stayed up for long enough that I can trust they’ll be up semi-permanently.
THESE FILES ARE NOT HOSTED BY AMIIBO DOCTOR. They’re hosted by Google Drive, and the person who compiled them is unknown.This is a complete set of amiibo bin files as of June 2021.
Please consider supporting Amiibo Doctor by using our Amazon Affiliates links that we get commissions from. It’s difficult to keep track of bin hosts, so anything that makes it worthwhile to do so is very helpful.
If you find something, please email [email protected] with a link and explanation of how to access the files. In the meantime, I’d recommend trying to buy BOTW amiibo cards from card sellers at a discount rate. You can find them here – be advised that Amiibo Doctor is part of the Amazon Affiliates program, so we get a small cut from purchases, and we appreciate whatever support you may provide!
And yes, this page will also be a reference for BOTW 2, whenever it comes out.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wiki Guide
Video: What Every Amiibo Does
How to Use Amiibo
Players can use a variety of both Legend of Zelda themed Amiibo and non-Zelda Amiibo to scan in to perform a variety of features depending on the particular Amiibo.
Amiibo can be scanned in using the Sheikah Slate, much like other Runes. Note that by default, the Amiibo Rune is not active and listed on your Runes - you must turn the ability on in the options menu.
Amiibo can be scanned once a day - but before you scan one, read about this exploit.
Amiibo Scan Redo Exploit
Because the rewards are randomly generated each time you scan an Amiibo, it's very easy to take advantage of.
Right before scanning an Amiibo, save the game. If you don't like what's inside the chest, simply reload the save and scan the Amiibo again. Repeat until you have the items you want!
See a list of every Amiibo's function below.
List of Zelda Amiibo Functions
Zelda-themed Amiibos will summon special chests, some with exclusive equipment, plus a different variety of items that drop outside of the chest sometimes within barrels and crates. Most weapons will not appear in these chests until the Paraglider is received.
Others will not appear until after the Main Quest, Free the Divine Beasts, have been completed. These special, rare items are noted with an *asterisk.
The chart below lists what every Zelda Amiibo does.
Breath of the Wild Champion Amiibo
Zora Champion - Mipha
Rito Champion - Revali
|Exclusives:Vah Ruta Divine Helm||Exclusives:Vah Medoh Divine Helm|
|Chest: Silverscale Spear, Diamond||Chest: Falcon Bow, Diamond|
|Other: Hyrule Bass, Staminoka Bass, Chillfin Trout, Sizzlefin Trout, Voltfin Trout, Stealthfin Trout, Mighty Carp, Armored Carp, Mighty Porgy, Armored Porgy, Hearty Bass, Hearty Salmon||Other: Arrows, Apple, Palm Fruit, Wildberrt, Acorn, Chikaloo Tree Nut, Hydromelon, Spicy Pepper, Voltfruit, Fleet-Lotus Seeds, Mighty Bananas, Hearty Durian|
Goron Champion - Daruk
Gerudo Champion - Urbosa
|Exclusives:Vah Rudania Divine Helm||Exclusives:Vah Naboris Divine Helm|
|Chest: Stone Smasher, Diamond||Chest: Moonlight Scimitar, Radiant Shield, Diamond|
|Other: Rock Salt, Flint, Amber, Opal, Luminous Stone, Sapphire, Ruby, Topaz||Other: Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, Raw Gourmet Meat|
Note: While technically the exclusive armor is only helmets - they match perfectly with the Ancient SetArmor, and if the Divine Beast Helms are upgraded, they can be used in place of the Ancient Helm to provide an Ancient Proficiency Set Bonus when paired with the Ancient Armor and Ancient Trousers.
Super Smash Bros. Link Amiibo and Epona
|Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo Functionality|
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Wolf Link (TP)
|Exclusives: Summons Wolf Link each time it's scanned. Read more about this Amiibo's function below|
|Exclusives: Epona, Cap of Twilight, Trousers of Twilight, Tunic of Twilight||Exclusives: Twilight Bow* |
|Chest: Knight’s Broadsword, Soldier’s Broadsword, Traveler’s Sword, Knight’s Shield, Soldier’s Shield, Traveler’s Shield, Fire Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Bomb Arrow x5||Chest: Royal Bow, Knight’s Bow, Soldier’s Bow, Traveler’s Bow, Star Fragment, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Topaz, Luminous Stone, Opal, Amber|
|Other: Apple, Palm Fruit, Wildberry, Acorn, Chickaloo Tree Nut, Hydromelon, Spicy Pepper, Voltfruit, Fleet-Lotus Seeds, Mighty Bananas, Hearty Durian, Arrow x5||Other: Hyrule Herb, Cool Safflina, Warm Safflina, Electric Safflina, Swift Carrot, Swift Violet, Mighty Thistle, Armoranth, Fortified Pumpkin, Blue Nightshade, Hearty Radish, Big Hearty Radish, Endura Carrot, Silent Princess|
|Exclusives: Shiek's Mask||Exclusives: Sword of Six Sages*|
|Chest: Eightfold Blade, Edge of Duality, Eightfold Longblade, Serpentine Spear, Phrenic Bow, Shield of the Mind’s Eye, Fire Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Bomb Arrow x5||Chest: Golden Claymore, Knight’s Claymore, Soldier’s Claymore, Traveler’s Claymore, Star Fragment, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Topaz, Luminous Stone, Opal, Amber, Lynel Guts, Lizalfos Tail, Moblin Guts|
|Other: Hylian Shroom, Stamella Shroom, Chillshroom, Sunshroom, Zapshroom, Rushroom, Razorshroom, Ironshroom, Silent Shroom, Endura Shroom, Hearty Truffle, Big Hearty Truffle, Arrow x5||Other: Arrows, Rupees, Bokoblin Guts|
Toon Link (30th)
Toon Link (SSB)
|Exclusives: Cap of Wind, Tunic of Wind, Trousers of Wind, Sea-Breeze Boomerang|
|Chest: Knight’s Broadsword, Soldier’s Broadsword, Traveler’s Sword, Boomerang, Fire Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Bomb Arrow x5|
|Other: Hyrule Bass, Staminoka Bass, Chillfin Trout, Sizzlefin Trout, Voltfin Trout, Stealthfin, Trout, Mighty Carp, Armored Carp, Mighty Porgy, Armored Porgy, Hearty Bass, Hearty Salmon, Arrow x5|
Link (30th OOT)
Link (30th TLoZ)
|Exclusives: Cap of Time, Trousers of Time, Tunic of Time, Biggeron's Sword*||Exclusives: Cap of the Hero, Tunic of the Hero, Trousers of the Hero, Sword|
|Chest: Royal Claymore, Knight’s Claymore, Soldier’s Claymore, Fire Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Bomb Arrow x5||Chest: Knight’s Broadsword, Soldier’s Broadsword, Traveler’s Sword, Knight’s Shield, Soldier’s Shield, Traveler’s Shield, Fire Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Bomb Arrow x5|
|Other: Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, Raw Gourmet Meat, Arrow x5||Other: Arrows x5, Rupees|
Toon Zelda (30th)
|Exclusives: Hero's Shield||-|
|Chest: Royal Shield, Knight’s Shield, Soldier’s Shield, Traveler’s Shield, Star Fragment, Gems||Chest: Radiant Shield, Royal Shield, Knight’s Shield, Soldier’s Shield, Traveler’s Shield, Star Fragment, Gems|
|Other: Hyrule Herb, Cool Safflina, Warm Safflina, Electric Safflina, Swift Carrot, Swift Violet, Mighty Thistle, Armoranth, Fortified Pumpkin, Blue Nightshade, Hearty Radish, Big Hearty Radish, Endura Carrot, Silent Princess||Other: Hyrule Herb, Cool Safflina, Warm Safflina, Electric Safflina, Swift Carrot, Swift Violet, Mighty Thistle, Armoranth, Fortified Pumpkin, Blue Nightshade, Hearty Radish, Big Hearty Radish, Endura Carrot, Silent Princess|
Archer Link (BotW)
Rider Link (BotW)
|-||Exclusives: Traveler's Bridle, Traveler's Saddle|
|Chest: Falcon Bow, Royal Bow, Knight’s Bow, Soldier’s Bow, Traveler’s Bow, Bomb Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Fire Arrow x5||Chest: Moonlight Scimitar, Royal Broadsword, Knight’s Broadsword, Soldier’s Broadsword, Traveler’s Sword, Fire Arrow x5, Ice Arrow x5, Shock Arrow x5, Bomb Arrow x5|
|Other: Hyrule Bass, Staminoka Bass, Chillfin Trout, Sizzlefin Trout, Voltfin Trout, Stealthfin Trout, Mighty Carp, Armored Carp, Mighty Porgy, Armored Porgy, Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, Raw Bird Drumstick, Raw Bird Thigh, Hearty Bass, Hearty Salmon, Raw Gourmet Meat, Raw Whole Bird, Arrow x5||Other: Hylian Shroom, Stamella Shroom, Chillshroom, Sunshroom, Zapshroom, Rushroom, Razorshroom, Ironsh|
|Chest: Boko weapons||Chest: Guardian Weapons up to ++, Guardian Shields up to ++, Anicent Cores, Ancient Arrows, Rusty Weapons|
|Other: Raw meat, Raw Prime Meat, Raw Gourmet Meat, Bokoblin Guts||Other: Ancient materials, Gems|
From Majora's Mask Link Amiibo:
From Skyward Sword Link Amiibo:
There is also a Twilight Princess Amiibo set, but it's identical to what Smash Bros. Link summons.
Non Legend of Zelda Amiibo
Virtually all Amiibo not affiliated with The Legend of Zelda can also be used to summon a supply drop of ingredients, but the ingredients are always a random assortment anywhere from three to six - but does not include a chest.
These Amiibo can be scanned once per day.
Twilight Princess Wolf Link Amiibo
By tapping the Wolf Link Amiibo during play, you will be able to summon a Wolf Link partner character from Twilight Princess to assist you. Wolf Link will help out both in combat and in scavenging, and will even hunt and track down other wildlife to provide you with food. If you have your Shrine Sensor on, Wolf Link will also search out nearby shrines for you.
This Amiibo can be scanned multiple times per day so long as Wolf Link is not killed - in which case he cannot be resummoned again in a day.
By default, Wolf Link will be summoned with three hearts, but there is a way to increase his life. By playing Twilight Princess HD, you can use the Wolf Link Amiibo to enter the exclusive Cave of Shadows. By completing all 40 levels of the cave, you will be asked to save your progress to the Amiibo - which will track how many hearts you have left at the end of the dungeon. Saving this will mean that summoning Wolf Link in Breath of the Wild will appear with however many hearts you had at the end of the dungeon.
Remember that you can also use the Zelda amiibo to replenish your hearts in the Cave of Shadows, and once initially saved, the Wolf Link amiibo can also grant additional hearts. By using them at the end of the dungeon before saving your progress, you can ensure that a maximum heart Wolf Link will be saved.
Cards guide amiibo botw
Want to know what every amiibo does in The Legend of Zelda: BoTW? Here’s a quick guide.
There are lots of amiibo that are compatible with Breath of the Wild. Some of them feature rare armor sets or entirely new features added to the game. Here’s a peek at the full amiibo functionality for The Legend of Zelda: BoTW.
Amiibo can be scanned once per day and the interface to do so is in the Sheikah Slate. The amiibo rune is not active and listed, you must turn it on in the options menu. You will also need a Joy-Con or a Pro Controller, many third-party controllers don’t support NFC – the amiibo scanning technology.
Note: There is an exploit you can do to take advantage of your amiibo rolls. Save right before you scan the amiibo. If you don’t like the roll, reload the save and scan the amiibo again.
Any Zelda-themed amiibo will summon special chests, sometimes with exclusive equipment. They also include a variety of resources like fish, fruit, and other cooking items. You’ll need to have obtained the Paraglider for weapons to begin appearing in the chest. Other items require the main quest to be finished before they will appear.
Each of the Champion amiibos features a rare helmet and weapon that you have a chance of obtaining. These weapons and armor are themed after the champion themselves.
Zora Champion, Mipha – Has a chance to drop the Vah Ruta Divine Helm, Silverscale Spear, Diamond, Hyrule Bass, Staminoka Bass, Chillfin Trout, Sizzlefin Trout, Voltfin Trout, Stealthfin Trout, Mighty Carp, Armored Carp, Mighty Porgy, Armored Porgy, Hearty Bass, and Hearty Salmon.
Rito Champion, Revali – Has a chance to drop the Vah Medoh Divine Helm, Falcon Bow, Diamond, Arrows, Apple, Palm Fruit, Wildberry, Acorn, Chikaloo Tree Nut, Hydromelon, Spicy Pepper, Voltfruit, Fleet-Lotus Seeds, Mighty Bananas, and Hearty Durian.
Goron Champion, Daruk – Has a chance to drop the Vah Rudania Divine Helm, Stone Smasher, Diamond, Rock Salt, Flint, Amber, Opal, Luminous Stone, Sapphire, Ruby, and Topaz.
Gerudo Champion, Urbosa – Has a chance to drop the Vah Naboris Divine Helm, Moonlight Scimitar, Radiant Shield, Diamond, Raw Meat, Raw Prime Meat, and Raw Gourmet Meat.
Each of these exclusive helms can be paired with the Ancient Set Armor. If the Divine Beast Helms are upgraded, they can be used in place of the Ancient Helm while still providing a proficiency bonus when using the Ancient Armor and Ancient Trousers.
Super Smash Bros. – Link and Epona Amiibo
You can capture and ride Epona in Breath of the Wild as long as you have the Twilight Link Smash Bros. amiibo. You’ll want to scan the amiibo into the game when you’re near a stable, as Epona is a wild horse. The stablehand instantly recognizes Epona and she is registered as such in the stable.
Once she’s registered, you can summon her as often as you like. She’s got incredible stats, maxing out Strength, Speed, and Stamina. She also has a gentle temperament.
How to Get Wolf Link
Wolf Link can be spawned into the game by using the Wolf Link amiibo. Once he’s in the game, he’ll follow you around like a wolf pet, hunting animals for their meat. He’ll even help you attack other enemies during combat. Wolf Link doesn’t have much health, but you can enhance it if you have Twilight Princess on Wii U.
Play Twilight Princess until you’ve unlocked 20 heart containers, then journey to the Cave of Shadows. Complete the first six levels without damage and you can save those hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo.
Nintendo made sure the amiibo rewards for Breath of the Wild were awesome. But there are some compatible amiibo that don’t grant exclusive rewards. You can still use these amiibos to farm for ingredients. Here’s a short look at what each amiibo does in BoTW.
- 8-bit Link amiibo – Gives randomly assorted goodies and may contain the Hero outfit and the Legend of Zelda sword.
- Ocarina of Time Link amiibo – Gives a random selection of meat and may contain the Time outfit and the sword, the Biggoron Sword.
- Toon Link amiibo – Gives a random selection of fish, The Wind Waker outfit, and the Seabreeze Boomerang.
- Sheik amiibo – Grants a Sheikah sword, a Shield of the Mind’s Eye, Sheik’s Mask, and assorted mushrooms.
- Toon Zelda amiibo – Gives a random selection of plants.
- Ganondorf amiibo – Grants claymores, rare monster parts, or rare gems. May also contain the weapon Sword of the Six Sages, or be a trapped chest.
- Guardian amiibo – Unlocks rare weapons and items, and a special arrow.
- Bokoblin amiibo – Unlocks rare fancy clubs.
- Horse Rider Link amiibo – Grants a special sword and saddle.
- Breath of the Wild Zelda amiibo – Grants early access to the Radiant Shield.
- Archer Link amiibo – Grants players an impressive bow to use.
- Majora’s Mask Linkamiibo – Drops mushrooms, arrows, and swords, but may also contain the Fierce Deity outfit set, including the Fierce Deity sword.
- Skyward Sword Linkamiibo – Always drops three wooden crates that contain rupees and arrows. Drops swords, shields, and may also contain the Knights of the Skyloft outfit.
- Link’s Awakening amiibo – Grants the same items as the Young Link amiibo.
As you can see if you clicked any of the amiibo links, these tend to be quite expensive to buy new. That’s because Nintendo only makes a limited amount of them. Most of the new amiibo available on Amazon are Japanese Imports that cost anywhere between $25 and $50. If you can’t stomach paying that per amiibo, amiibo cards may be a better option for you.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons supports the amiibo and amiibo cards made for previous games in the franchise. However, their function is fundamentally different. In this guide, we’ll show you how amiibo work in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.
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Take photos with amiibo
Not too long after you move to your island, a dog named Harvey will appear and roam around. He’ll invite you to fly to his island, Harv’s Island — also known as Photopia, which functions as a photo studio. There, you can scan amiibo and pose them to take silly screenshots with your favorite characters.
Inside his house/studio, press down on the D-pad. This will bring up a Happy Home Designer-like interface for you to arrange the set. While this interface is up, tap any amiibo to the NFC touchpoint to scan them. You can tap multiple amiibo in a row.
Scan amiibo cards to add your favorite villagers to your photo set and unlock a poster of them. You can’t change the outfits of notable characters like K.K. Slider and Isabelle, but you can change the outfits of villagers you invite.
Once they’re in the scene, you can move and pose them however you want, but you won’t be able to talk to them.
After you’ve scanned an amiibo for a photoshoot, you’ll be able to order a poster of the character from Nook Shopping in the Resident Services building back on your island.
In our tests, some characters (Reese and Cyrus, for example) did not appear for photos, but we did get a poster of them. A New Horizons-themed Nintendo Direct did note that some characters would get added support in future updates, so they may join in on the photo fun later.
Invite amiibo characters to stay at your campsite
After your Campsite opens and your first guest comes to visit you (which might take a day), you’ll be able to use the Nook Stop at Resident Services to invite campers to your campsite. Even if you can scan an amiibo (or card), this doesn’t necessarily mean that the character will show up at your Campsite.
You can’t technically invite NPCs to the Campsite, but they will give you a special message. For example, Isabelle will appear with a message saying she can’t go camping and that she’s standing right in front of you, silly! Just like with Photopia, some NPCs will not appear and the game will tell you that they’re not available at the moment. These seem likely to be added later.
Villager amiibo cards also all scan in and will invited the villager to camp at your Campsite. However, based on our tests, we weren’t able to invite any of the amiibo card villagers to permanently move onto our island, even with plots open for them to move into. While the option to invite them does appear, they all declined, saying they had things to do at home.
Reports from other players have noted that the villagers will agree to move in after inviting them to the campsite three times, but we haven’t been able to confirm this yet.
What about the Smash Bros. amiibo and the Sanrio amiibo cards?
The Villager and Isabelle amiibo for Super Smash Bros. will also work with New Horizons. You can get a poster for the Villager amiibo, but he won’t appear at Photopia or the Campsite. Isabelle’s Smash Bros. amiibo will work at Photopia, but she won’t camp with you.
Scan the Sanrio collaboration amiibo cards at Photopia to receive a poster of the character, but they won’t appear in the game or your Campsite.
Update (March 24): We’ve added more information involving inviting villagers to live on your island from campsites.
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How to Create Your Own Amiibo Card in 3 Simple Steps
If you’re a fan of Nintendo games, learning how to create your own Amiibo card is crucial. Many Amiibo cards are hard to find. They are either sold out or are too expensive!
If you’ve experienced such frustrations, then this article is for you. We’ll offer a step-by-step guide that will enable you to enjoy your favorite Nintendo games without hassle.
What is an Amiibo Card?
Amiibo is a toys-to-life platform that was developed by Nintendo in 2014. It uses wireless communication to connect figurines to Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, or Nintendo Switch video games.
It works by bringing toys to life and enabling them to interact with other elements of a video game. The Amiibo toys link to the video game software using Near Field Communication (NFC).
Using this wireless technique, you can transfer data in and out of the video games or across other platforms. This unique feature makes it possible to use NFC-enabled Amiibo cards to directly play games in Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.
What You Need to Create Your Own Amiibo Card
If you’re to create an Amiibo card that you can use with 3DS, Wii U, or Switch, then you should meet the following requirements:
If you’re to make Amiibo cards successfully, you should ensure that you have an android phone that’s NFC-enabled.
While you can buy an NFC reader/writer for your PC, it can be a very complicated process. As such, we recommend that you use your smartphone.
If you’re wondering how to make an Amiibo card using an iPhone, then worry no more. You can use your device, together with apps such as Placcibo or CattleGrid.
Creating an Amiibo card requires that you buy an NFC NTAG215 tag/sticker ( ( IMPORTANT: Only NTAG215 works!!! NATG213, 216 and other common stickers DO NOT WORK.)).
However, there is a catch in this crucial step:
Not all NFC tags are compatible with Nintendo game consoles. As such, you should be careful when buying an NFC tag for amiibos.
Only buy Ntag215 stickers. This is important, and you should not overlook it! All other stickers WILL NOT WORK and will be a waste of your money.
After confirming that your android device is compatible with NFC, you should proceed to any trustworthy site and free download TagMo App and file (the application is not available at Google Play Store).
Once you install the TagMo app, you need unfixed-info.bin and locked-secret.bin files. To get them, you will need an Amiibo tag to extract the files and use them to make fake cards.
How to Make an Amiibo Card: Step-by-Step Guide
Now that you know what you need to create your amiibo card from scratch, get this stepwise guide on how to achieve it flawlessly.
1.Download the TagMo Application
Like earlier indicated, this application is not available in Google Play Store. As such, you must get it from other sources. Ensure that you enable downloads from unknown sources (settings>security>unknown sources>enable). Failure to enable this feature will lead to an installation failure, and you’ll not be able to proceed.
2.Download Amiibo .bin Files
If you’re wondering how to get Amiibo .bin files, then follow these simple steps:
- Open the TagMo App. Ensure that you follow all the prompts asking you to enable NFC
- Navigate the app to access the settings. Press the “IMPORT FILE.” Locate the download folder and select the “unfixed-info.bin” and “locked-secret.bin” files.
- Click on each of these files, one at a time, and they’ll be downloaded into your TagMo app.
- Press on “scan tag” and place an Amiibo on the backside of your phone
- You will see an image of the Amiibo on your phone’s screen. If it brings a message “your phone does not have NFC capabilities, you cannot use this device to get the bin file,” you should press SAVE TAG.
You can repeat this process with all the Amiibos you want. This way, you will get access to your favorite Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U games. If your Amiibo is rare/yet to be released, you should upload its .bin files to NFCBank and Sub.
3.Launch the TagMo App
Launching the TagMo App is the most crucial step for creating your amiibo card. To achieve this, you should follow this guide to the letter:
- Open the TagMo App and clock on the three dots at the upper right corner (this will open a dropdown menu for several options)
- Click on “Import Keys” or “Load Keys.” This will offer several files on your phone to choose the one you need
- Select the “unfixed-info.bin” and “locked-secret.bin” files. You can use file explorer to locate these files on your Android phone. However, you should quickly locate them in your “downloads section.”
- Proceed to NFC bank and select the amiibo file you want to copy. For example, select animal crossing amiibo if that’s the game you’re working on.
- When you select your file of choice, you will see several amiibo links.
- Select the link that you want to write on your Ntag215 NFC tag
- Press on “Download All Files” just under the link
- Click on the “Load Tag” option in your TagMo application. Select your amiibo files and press the “Write Tag” button.
Once you complete this process, your NFC tag will contain details similar to the original amiibo card. You will be able to use it to enjoy your game without breaking your bank!
However, you should note that these NFC tags are not rewritable. As such, you should be careful not to make errors when copying your files. Once you copy the wrong files, you will have no option but buy a new NFC tag, which can be costly.
Types of Amiibo Cards You Can Make Using Your Android Phone
You can create any amiibo card as long as you have its .bin file. It does not matter whether you want the animal crossing amiibo card, link’s awakening amiibo, or joker amiibo; you surely can make it.
As such, the type of amiibo card you decide to make will depend entirely on your interests. Here is a list of 10 most popular Nintendo amiibo cards that you should consider:
- Animal Crossing amiibo – Isabelle cards
- Zelda amiibo cards- Link’s awakening
- Joker amiibo cards
- Breath of the Wild amiibo cards
- Wolf Link amiibo cards
- Shovel Knight amiibo cards
- Super Smash amiibo- Dark Samus cards
- Fire Emblem Three Houses amiibo cards
- Splatoon 2 amiibo cards
- Super Smash amiibo -King K Rool cards
While these are these amiibo cards are popular, you should never limit yourself. You’re free to create and explore other amiibo cards to fulfill your gaming desires.
The legality of Making Your Own Amiibo Cards
There is no doubt that creating amiibo cards is illegal. It is classified as piracy since you’re using amiibo data to make an unlicensed copy of the card. If you’ve used a CD/ DVD to burn content, then you have the best example of what making an amiibo card is all about.
Nintendo has made it extremely difficult for gaming fans to access original amiibo cards. These cards are scarce, and getting them may require that you spend lots of dollars. Consequently, gamers have used this creative way to make fake amiibo cards.
However, the scarcity of the cards does not make it legal to make the cards. But life would be boring without risking and trying out new things, wouldn’t it?
If you wondered how you could make amiibo cards for your favorite games, this article offers you a comprehensive answer.
If you follow all the steps we’ve provided herein, you can be sure that you will make a fake amiibo to enjoy any Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U game console.
Frequently Asked Questions on Amiibo Cards
Can you be banned from using Nintendo for using fake amiibo cards?
No, Nintendo has no criteria to track who’s using a fake amiibo card. As such, you will never be banned from using Nintendo products.
Which are the most scarce/ rarest amiibo?
Most of the amiibo cards are hard to get. However, some of the rarest amiibo cards include Little Mac, Villager, Lucario, Gold Mario, Meta Knight, Wii Fit Trainer, Marth, Pit, Shulk, and Rosalina.
Can I make amiibo cards using my iPhone?
- Yes, you can make your amiibo cards when using iOS devices. However, only devices manufactured after iPhone 7 can read NFC cards. Also, you will need other applications such as CattleGrid to complete the amiibo card-making process.
Can I create my amiibo card using my android phone?
- Yes, you can create an amiibo card with any android device with the ability to read an NFC card. Note that not all Android devices are NFC-enabled. After confirming compatibility, you should follow the processes listed in this article to complete the process.
Can I use one NFC tag to make many amiibo cards?
No, one NFC tag will only save data for one game. As such, you will need many NFC cards if you are making many amiibo cards.