Zelda: Breath of the Wild supports over a dozen different amiibo figures, each giving you a unique items and advantages in the game.
Someone (update: u/ShugoTakahashi) has created a great infographic that shows what each of the supported figures give you.
Check out the complete infographic below for all of the Zelda Breath of the Wild amiibo features, giving you an overview of what each of the figures adds to the game.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo features infographic
Have you been using any amiibos in Zelda Breath of the Wild? Got any favorite ones? Share them in the comments section!
Via Imgur & u/ShugoTakahashi
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Once a day per amiibo.
Some items can only be obtained from amiibo. Those are (following the amiibo that can drop them):
Link - The Legend of Zelda (8-bit): Cap/Tunic/Trousers of the Hero, Sword
Link - Ocarina of Time: Cap/Tunic/Trousers of Time, Biggoron's Sword
Link - Majora's Mask: Fierce Deity Mask/Armor/Boots, Fierce Deity Sword
Toon Link (Super Smash Bros.) or Toon Link - Wind Waker: Cap/Tunic/Trousers of the Wind, Seabreeze Boomerang
Link (Super Smash Bros.) or Link - Twilight Princess: Cap/Tunic/Trousers of Twilight
Link - Skyward Sword: Cap/Tunic/Trousers of the Sky, Goddess Sword
Link - Rider: Traveler's Bridle/Saddle
Sheik: Sheik's Mask
Ganondorf: Sword of the Six Sages
Zelda - Wind Waker: Hero's Shield
Zelda (Super Smash Bros.): Twilight Bow
Mipha: Vah Ruta Divine Helm
Revali: Vah Medoh Divine Helm
Urbosa: Vah Naboris Divine Helm
Daruk: Vah Rudania Divine Helm
Any other amiibo listed below, like Young Link (Super Smash Bros.) and Link - Link's Awakening, will drop materials and weapons but no amiibo-exclusive items.
Nintendo fans are used to the company’s collectibles going in and out of stock quickly. When it comes to amiibo, the NFC-enabled, game-enhancing figures that are compatible with a swath of Nintendo games, many disgruntled customers who are unable to find the ones they want are resorting to making — and selling — customized, unofficial card-based versions themselves.
Instructions on how to create your own amiibo are easy to find online; our sister site The Verge has written before about the simplicity of the process. All it takes is some homebrew software that allows users to write the specific amiibo data to an NFC tag, which can be bought for cheap.
There’s no mistaking that this process is equivalent to piracy. But with Nintendo both locking certain content inside the figures and selling them in limited quantities, it’s not surprising that many fans have taken amiibo production into their own hands.
A recent video from Anthony Daniels, a YouTuber based in China, illustrates how it’s easier to pick up fake amiibo cards in the country than it is to acquire Nintendo’s official figures.
“Console gaming is only just starting to come to China after the console ban was lifted in 2015,” he explained to Polygon. “Nintendo right now doesn't have a console on the market here[, so] everyone gets their Nintendo products via import.”
Taobao, an online auction site similar to eBay, is chockfull of these homemade amiibo cards. As Daniels notes in the video, they sell for high prices and closely approximate the look of real Nintendo products. Sellers often don’t label these cards as unofficial, due to how convincing they look.
Yet scalpers also take advantage of amiibo’s scarcity by jacking up the prices of both real and fake ones. This isn’t limited to China, either: A cursory search of eBay turns up several high-priced sets of fanmade amiibo, almost all of them designed to work for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Breath of the Wild is a popular target for unofficial amiibo makers, due to the kinds of exclusive content its figures unlock for the game.
“A game all about item and loot and having the best gear, the best gear is locked behind an amiibo,” Daniels explained in the video. “Someone tell the marketing department that you did your job correctly. I want those amiibo.”
Both those unwilling to pay for the different Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda amiibo figures in order to get all the content and those unable to find them in stores thus have the amiibo cards to turn to. Sold regularly in full sets, all 18 compatible amiibo list for as much as $60 on eBay.
After uploading his video, Daniels polled the Breath of the Wild Reddit community on whether they see the amiibo black market as a boon or a problem for collectors. The overwhelming majority of users expressed support for the card-based amiibo format, which — even at lofty prices — is still cheaper and easier to find than real amiibo figures.
“Honestly, I would have preferred it if Amiibos were always cards,” one user wrote. “They'd be easier (and cheaper) for Nintendo to make and they'd probably be cheaper as well.”
“I’d happily pay Nintendo for the cards,” wrote another user. “That way I could be happy that Nintendo didn't lock content behind a figure I can't find in any stores.”
There are actual amiibo cards, although they’re limited to the Animal Crossing and Mario Sports series. For fans of games like Super Smash Bros. and Breath of the Wild, the figures are the only official way to go.
We’ve reached out to Nintendo about the fake amiibo card market and whether the company is considering exploring that avenue for the collectible line and will update accordingly. Until that happens, it appears that fans will continue to see amiibo hacking as a fun craft activity.
“I made my own in the end, was simple enough and a fun project,” a Redditor wrote.
The Bootleg Amiibo Business Is Booming, Thanks To Nintendo
With Legend of Zelda Amiibo figures perpetually sold out and fetching prohibitively high prices on eBay, many fans are turning to bootlegged “Amiibo cards” instead. Many sellers of these cards see themselves not as mere pirates, but as modern-day Robin Hoods, providing fans with the in-game content that Nintendo won’t sell them.
One seller from Etsy, a baker from South Wales who asked not to be named, says he started selling bootlegs in response to the rising prices of Nintendo’s figures.
“I refused to pay scalper prices,” he said. “It’s not fair; Nintendo needs to produce more stock otherwise people will seek other options.”
Amiibo are electronic toy figurines sold by Nintendo that can communicate with games for Wii U, 3DS, and now Switch. While they have plenty of appeal for collectors looking to line a shelf with colorful video game statues, they also have embedded near-field communication, or NFC, chips that allow players to access unique in-game content
This year, Nintendo released a line of Breath of the Wild Amiibo that give players extra items or features in the new Zelda game. But even older Amiibo figures give out bonus items in the new game. If you have a Toon Link figure, you can unlock his trademark cel-shaded tunic. The Princess Zelda Amiibo from the Smash Bros. line unlocks a powerful light-arrow weapon.
When Nintendo first launched Amiibo in 2014 alongside Super Smash Bros., the characters were printed in extremely low numbers and quickly became scarce, with some reaching highs of hundreds of dollars each on eBay. Last year, Nintendo upped the production quantities and brought supply into balance with demand, but that all changed with the hugely successful launch of Breath of the Wild. All Zelda-related figures are now sold out, even on Nintendo’s official online store, leaving a vast and profitable market on sites like eBay.
Consider the case of the Smash Bros. Link Amiibo. A once-common Amiibo of a classic character, it is now nowhere to be found on Nintendo’s online store. Outlets like GameStop might offer to sell it for the MSRP of $12.99, but that’s subject to availability. When The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out, it was revealed the Amiibo could summon Link’s iconic steed, Epona. As a result, the figure currently sells for $60 to $70 on Amazon. Slightly lower prices can occasionally be found on eBay. That’s a lot to pay for one figure. Because of that, it’s much cheaper to make your own. And pretty easy, too.
Making your own Amiibo doesn’t mean sculpting a figurine. You can make a card that functions just like the toy with off-the-shelf parts. You can purchase a stacks of NFC cards at low cost on eBay. They’re also not proprietary Nintendo technology, meaning that anyone can build an ersatz Amiibo with the right tools—which you may already have at home. Recent Android devices like Google’s Nexus tablet or HTC smartphones can use applications to write data directly to NFC cards. TagMo is a popular app that comes preloaded with data for countless hard-to-find figures—even unreleased ones.
With demand high and supply almost nonexistent, a cottage industry has grown on sites like Etsy and eBay, where Amiibo cards are sold cheaply en masse. In researching this story, I purchased dozens of Amiibo cards to use with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild including one with data for the Fierce Deity Link Amiibo, which Nintendo has yet to release, for $50 total. They arrived in excellent condition, meticulously crafted and placed in protective card holders, and worked perfectly.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunners often use Amiibo in their runs to gain items, summon boxes to launch into the air, or summon multiple copies of Epona for fast traveling around the spacious game world. Often, the items they use on stream are bootleg copies.
Orcastraw, a Breath of the Wild speedrunner, uses a piece of homebrew Wii U software to rewrite the data of Nintendo’s official Animal Crossing cards to whatever she needs for her speedruns. “My speedruns spawn about 8 Epona and 32 boxes [from the Guardian Amiibo], so using cards helps save costs,” Orcastraw said.
The software, created by a speedrunner and glitch hunter called dragonbane0, swaps the configuration data of any two Amiibo. Since it’s a Wii U program, you don’t even need a smartphone.
Like every other seller I spoke with, the South Wales Etsy merchant said he saw a strong spike in sales when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released in March. Beginning by selling cards on eBay at £15 (about $20) each, the seller said he was about to purchase a Nintendo Switch and redecorate his bathroom with the profits.
Instead, he received a seven-day suspension from eBay, which claimed that the seller was in violation of its terms of service for selling materials that circumvented copyright. That’s when he moved the business to Etsy.
Another seller, a veterinarian who also asked to remain anonymous, started selling online as a hobby after making some cards for some friends. Her initial listings sold quickly, although she began to wonder if what she was doing was okay.
“I actually reached out to [Nintendo] via email asking them what their stance on custom printed cards was and never got a response,” the seller said. “I’m not trying to compete with Nintendo in any way,” she said. “I’m attempting to give players a more economical way to get their Amiibo fix than paying $60 on eBay for a single figure.”
Eventually, the seller got her answer in the form of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice from Nintendo, which noted that the Etsy listings contained “multiple violations of the exclusive rights holder...for the unauthorized copy/copies of Nintendo Amiibo products.”
“These items contain copyrighted software by NOA and/or the unauthorized use of Nintendo trademarked artwork,” the notice read, promising that no further legal action would be taken if the seller removed her listings within 24 hours. Otherwise, it said, Nintendo would seek “statutory damages of up to $150,000 per work for willful infringement.” (Nintendo did not respond to Kotaku’s request for comment on this story.)
In the words of sellers and buyers, the rise of bootlegged Amiibo cards is about scarcity, not piracy. With Nintendo unwilling or unable to produce enough figures to keep prices from skyrocketing, it creates an unfilled market opportunity for enterprising bootleggers. And the ease of creating Amiibo cards means that for every seller Nintendo swats down, ten more can pop up in their place. The only permanent solution to the problem would be to make Amiibo so prevalent in the marketplace that it wouldn’t make economic sense to pirate them.
“No big deal. Fun while it lasted,” said the veterinarian. “Hopefully Nintendo releases more of their older Amiibo figures for people that want them. Paying $60 for a SSB Link is just a little stupid.”
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Zelda Amiibo Cards
I bought these custom made Amiibo cards from eBay.
It also came with a custom made leather case.
I got this stuff last year, but I forgot to make a post about it. :sweat_smile:
I had a $10 coupon and decided to buy the Zelda Amiibo cards and Splatoon 1 & 2 Amiibo cards. So, I got them for a very good deal. And yes... They work. :+1:
There were certain Zelda amiibos that I didn't have, such as the Fierce Diety/Young Link, Skyward Sword Link, Toon Zelda, and a few other Breath of the Wild amiibos. Of course, I used them to unlock the costumes and gear in BotW.
Here is the leather case for the Amiibo cards.
I was able to fit all of them in there. The craftsmanship of the cards look really good!
I do have 1 minor gripe about the leather case. There is a tear within the letter "Z". I don't know if the person who made it accidentally tore it while making the BotW logo or what. The leather case and Amiibo cards were packaged very well and was delivered safely.
Other then that, it's still a nice leather case.
The Whole Amiibo Situation For Skyward Sword Is Getting Out Of Hand
It was already upsetting for many fans that a fast travel feature was locked behind a paywall, especially an amiibo that's already more expensive than most other amiibos. To buy the game and amiibo for fast travel, one would be out $85.
Twitter user @S2Impact described the frustration with the situation like this: "Really wanted the Zelda and Loftwing Amiibo ... But of course the scalpers got 'em all, especially since it's a paywall feature withheld from a decade old game at full price. We really let Nintendo get away with anything huh lol." Another user likened the situation to the quickly sold-out "Animal Crossing" amiibo cards that were necessary to unlock several "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" characters and furniture pieces.
While Nintendo was busy solving some problems for the "Skyward Sword" remaster, it created even more — it (probably) wasn't intentional, but it's definitely become a stumbling block for people who want to experience the full game on release. Considering how popular with fans the remake already is, hopefully the company will be able to find a solution for the amiibo problem as well.
We can all hope that the upcoming Switch model won't run into the same situation as everything else in the industry right now.
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Amiibo’s are plastic figures based on games released for Nintendo consoles. These highly collectable figures also contain a little chip in the base of each model that allows users to unlock special bonuses when they are used with specific games that support them. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wilds Amiibo support is a great example of how it can be implemented. Collecting these can be expensive which is why it will come as good news to people to know that it is possible to create your own Amiibos using cheap cards that can be purchased on eBay. This guide will show you how to create your own Amiibo backups using an Android phone and a pack of $2 cards purchased from China.
What You Need To Emulate Amiibo
To create your own Amiibos you will need 2 things.
- An Android smartphone with NFC support. Most phones typically have this to support things like Android pay.
- NFC 215 cards or stickers. You can easily find these on eBay for very cheap. Some are plastic cards and others are circular pieces of paper/stickers. Anything will do so long as they are NFC 215 and none of the other formats.
Step 1 – Setup your phone / Download Tagmo
The first thing you will need on your phone is the app that will do all the reading and writing. Download the latest version of TagMo from the GitHub page and install it on your phone (Download the TagMo app here). By default (like for legal reasons) there is no Amiibo data in this app, it is completely blank. The next step involves getting the Amiibo data. There are multiple ways to obtain the Amiibo bin files, one such way is to scan them yourself. I’m not sure if it legal to obtain them from the internet. I am not going to provide any dumps here for fear of getting into trouble. To get the bin files, you should only ever scan the models that you own. A quick Google search for amiibo bin files will help you if you chose not to take my advice.
Once you have obtained the bin files into the TagMo folder on the root of your phone. I am using a Galaxy S7 and this folder was inside “Internal Storage/tagmo/”. Drop all the bin files into this directory. When you load the app back up again you will be able to select the Amiibo you want from the menu. Once this is working your phone is fully set up and ready to go.
Step 2 – Obtaining NFC tags
The most important thing to know about this is there are various types of NFC tags and the Nintendo Switch will ONLY support the NFC 215 tags. If you try to use any others, they will not work. If you go to any online market like Aliexpress and eBay, you will easily find what you want if you simply search NFC 215 tags. The Image below is an example of what you need to look for. Most of these tags come from China, so if you are looking to quickly make your own Amiibos, then you need to order these quickly as there is going to be a long wait.
Step 3 – Write to the NFC Tags
Now that the phone is setup and you have your Amiibo bin files and tags to write them to, you can go ahead with actually doing it! Load up the TagMo app and choose an Amiibo that you want to create. Once you select an option, you will see that a few additional buttons have lit up on the device. Click the “Write Tag” button (which as of 2.6.1 is found second from the top on the right column). This will prompt you to place the tag underneath your phone and it should write to the NFC tag very quickly. The app should let you know whether it was successful or not. It should work first go, if not try again.
Step 4 – Validate
Now that you have completed the process of creating your own Amiibo using an Android device, you can validate it has worked. The quick way to do it is to press the “Scan Tag” button on the TagMo app and see what it detects on the card. You can also load up your Nintendo Switch and try to use the Amiibo in game. Hold the NFC tag over the right analog stick on the JoyCon and the Amiibo card should show up for you in game.
Alternative Android Amiibo Emulator
There is an alternative method that is hands down the best approach but unfortunately is rather restrictive on how it can be done. If you have a Samsung phone, or any phone that can simulate a Bluetooth HID device, you are in luck. You can now turn this Android phone into an Amiibo emulator.
To perform this, you will need to download an app called JoyCon droid from the Google Play store. This app will only work if you have a rooted phone and furthermore, will only work if you have a specific Bluetooth chip installed, which is typically installed in Samsung phones.
This app will simulate a joy-con controller. In doing this, it can also simulate an Amiibo being scanned. This allows you to use this app to emulate any Amiibo being scanned and the resulting benefit will show up in-game. No need for cards or additional expenses. You can emulate Amiibo’s from your Android phone for free. It is just unfortunate about the required Root. As of yet, there is no support to do this via iPhone.
Do I have to use an Android device to create Amiibos?
– You can use anything that is capable of writing NFC tags, but for the sake of convenience, the TagMo app is so simple to use that it is worth your while using this.
Where can I buy NFC tags to create Amiibos?
– I found them quite easily on eBay, but you can find them in a large number of different places online. There is nothing secret or rare about these tags, they are used in lots of other things. It is quite easy to find them.
Should I get the cards or the circle tags?
– I would recommend the cards as they are much more durable, but if you take care of your stuff it shouldn’t matter. Ideally, you would stick the circular tags to something else that is more durable.
Is This Safe?
– Yes, the NFC tags hold a tiny amount of data. You are not at risk of getting a virus or anything like that from doing this.
The Load Tag option doesn’t stop loading
– This process is fairly slow in general. If you have a huge amount of tags in the folder or your phone is a bit slow, this process can take a little bit of time to complete. Just wait and let it run and it should complete for you.