This is a guide to Amiibos and Amiibo Support in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to see the list of amiibos, as well as how to scan Amiibos and gain their rewards!
You can use amiibos anytime once you have completed the Oman Au Shrine. These amiibos can be scanned once per day.
Press the + Buttom to Open the Menu
|Press the + Button to open the menu, then press the R-Button to access the System Menu.|
Go to the Options Menu and select Use amiibo
|On the Options Menu, click Don't use amiibo and change it to Use amiibo.|
Press the Up-Button to access rune abilities
|While in-game, press the Up-Button to access the rune abilities. The amiibo rune can be found by scrolling through the right.|
Press the L-Button to activate the amiibo rune
|A glowing circle will appear indicating where to place the amiibo. Tap the Amiibo on the right Joy-Con controller to scan it. This summons a treasure chest containing random items inside.
Tip: If you are using a Pro Controller, you can hold the amiibo over the NFC Touchpoint.
Despite the fact that many Amiibo have exclusive equipment drops like weapons and armor, the things you get from each Amiibo's treasure chest are completely random, and there is no way to increase the drop rate. If you have scanned a single Amiibo repeatedly and still not found the equipment you are looking for, chances are that you are just having bad luck, and not a problem with the game/Amiibo.
If you plan to scan repeatedly to farm Amiibo equipment, you should first save the game, so you can quickly reload if you don't get the equipment you wanted. Note that each Amiibo can only be scanned once per day, so you'll need to change your system's time settings if you want to keep scanning after you do get the item you wanted.
Scanning this amiibo for the first time summons Epona, Link's trusty horse from the previous Zelda games. Note that Epona is considered as a wild horse, so be sure to scan the amiibo near a stable in order to register and keep her.
Along with Epona, there is a chance to obtain pieces of the Hero of Twilight Set.
You can also use the Super Smash Bros. Link amiibo to get the same items.
The Majora's Mask Link amiibo gives you a chance to obtain pieces of the Fierce Deity Set. This set has the same stats as the Barbarian Set, making it one of the best armors in the game.
While this amiibo does not give you any unique equipment, it drops Ancient Arrows making it a viable option for farming the said arrows. The amiibo also drops Guardian Weapons, Guardian Shields, and Ancient Cores.
Scanning this amiibo summons Wolf Link as a companion that can accompany you on your journey. He can fight enemies, scavenge for items, and search for nearby shrines.
Wolf Link has three hearts by default. This can be increased by completing and saving your progress in the Cave of Shadows in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.
Unlike the other amiibos, Wolf Link can be summoned multiple times a day as long as he has hearts remaining. If he is defeated, he can be resummoned again the next day.
|amiibo||Equipment / Effect||Game|
|Enlarge 8-Bit Link amiibo||
|The Legend of Zelda (1986)|
|Enlarge Bokoblin amiibo||・Summons a treasure chest with random Boko weapons or materials inside.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Daruk amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Ganondorf amiibo||Super Smash Bros.|
|Enlarge Guardian amiibo||・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Link (Archer) amiibo||・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Link (Rider) amiibo||
・ Traveler's Bridle
・ Traveler's Saddle
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Link's Awakening Link amiibo||・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside.||The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|
|Enlarge Majora's Mask Link amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|
|Enlarge Mipha amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Ocarina of Time Link amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|
|Enlarge Revali amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Sheik amiibo||Super Smash Bros.|
|Enlarge Skyward Sword Link amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword|
|Enlarge Super Smash Bros. Link amiibo||
・Summons Epona, who will come on the first scan.
|Super Smash Bros.|
|Enlarge Super Smash Bros. Zelda amiibo||Super Smash Bros.|
|Enlarge The Wind Waker Link amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|
|Enlarge The Wind Waker Zelda amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|
|Enlarge Toon Link amiibo||Super Smash Bros.|
|Enlarge Twilight Princess Link amiibo||
・Summons Epona, who will come on the first scan.
|The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|
|Enlarge Urbosa amiibo||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|Enlarge Wolf Link amiibo||・Summons Wolf Link who can join Link as a companion.||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|
|Enlarge Young Link amiibo||・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside.||Super Smash Bros.|
|Enlarge Zelda amiibo||・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
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|Weapons and Armor Guides|
|Weapon Repair Guide||Where to Get Fireproof Armor|
|Cooking and Elixirs|
|How to Cook Food||How to Make Elixirs|
|Travel Related Tips|
|How to Shield Surf||How to Tame Wild Horses|
|The Best Recipes||How to Get the Paraglider|
|How to Make it Stop Raining|
|Early Game Rupee Farming Guide||Treasure Chest Gambling Guide|
|What Items Should You Sell?|
|Other Farming Guides|
|Star Fragment Farming||Giant Ancient Core Farming|
|Ancient Arrow Farming||Arrow Farming|
|Dragon Parts Farming||When Does a Blood Moon Trigger?|
|How to Get the Master Sword||How to Get the Hylian Shield|
|How to Use Amiibos|
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