How To Scan amiibo On Nintendo Switch And Unlock Special Items In Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom And Other Games!

If you're a Nintendo Switch owner and have recently bought some amiibo figures, you might be wondering how to use them to unlock exclusive in-game content. In this guide, we'll show you how to easily scan amiibo on your Nintendo Switch and access those bonuses.

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How to scan amiibo on Nintendo Switch | © Nintendo

Amiibo figures and cards aren't just cute decor for your nerd shelf (I know you've got one... we all do...). These neat gaming figures can actually unlock really awesome in-game items and exclusive content if you scan them with your Nintendo Switch console. Especially in games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild or now even the upcoming Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, amiibo figures are a must-have for any fan.

So, you've got your amiibo and your Nintendo Switch console at hand? Perfect! That's all you need. Read on, to find out how to scan the amiibo with your Switch.

Scanning amiibo On Nintendo Switch

Depending on the amiibo that you've got, scanning it with your console will unlock some special in-game content on selected titles. For example: Scanning the Zelda: Ocarina of Time Link amiibo will give you Link's original OoT outfit in Breath of the Wild. Scanning the amiibo card of an Animal Crossing villager allows you to welcome that specific villager on your island. The possibilities are basically endless, and amiibo offer great ways to enhance the game experience outside your screen.

Follow These Steps

Scanning amiibo with your Nintendo Switch is easy, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Start the game, that you want to get amiibo unlockables for (Aminal Crossing, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, etc.)
  2. Grab your amiibo and tap the bottom on the amiibo NFC touchpoint
    1. The NFC touchpoint is located on your right joy stick or at the top-center of the pro-controller.

Are you hyped for the release of the new Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? With this new amiibo figure of Link, you'll be able to unlock some really nice items and a new paraglider design. Check it out on Amazon!

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