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amiibo (Rune)

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amiibo Rune symbol
Enables amiibo scanning

amiibo is a Rune ability in Breath of the Wild.[1] The Rune enables compatible amiibo figures to be scanned into the game.

Location and Uses

Unlike other Runes, amiibo support is activated via the Options menu of the game and available shortly after obtaining the Sheikah Slate.[2] The support can also be disabled at any time.


When activated, the amiibo Rune allows for all available amiibo figures to be scanned into the game. A cursor appears in front of Link which can be moved to aim where the amiibo's effects will generate. At certain locations, the amiibo Rune will be deactivated, such as when the landing point is obstructed by something above, in Ancient Shrines or during the Eventide Island trial. Each amiibo figure can only be scanned once per day, with the exception of Wolf Link, which can be summoned indefinitely as long as it has still hearts remaining.

Scanning Results


The majority of available amiibo will grant random items and Materials. Most Zelda-related amiibo will drop both a Treasure Chest and Materials that drop from the sky, while some may also drop Crates and Barrels. The Treasure Chests may contain rare Gems, weapons and Armor, some of which are not otherwise available. Additionally, the Super Smash Bros. series Link amiibo and The Legend of Zelda series Twilight Princess-style Link amiibo may summon Epona, while the The Legend of Zelda series Wolf Link amiibo will exclusively summon Wolf Link into the game.

Some items, including exclusives, are only available depending on the game's progression. The more powerful weapons and shields, as well as Epona, will only appear after obtaining the Paraglider, while a few more items will only be available after freeing at least one Divine Beast. A few of the weaker weapons are also only available before leaving the Great Plateau for the first time.[3]

Detailed Effects

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  1. "amiibo" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "You can now use the amiibo rune with the Sheikah Slate. You can change this setting on the Options menu at any time." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  3. https://www.reddit.com/r/zelda/comments/5y3r8o/spoilers_updated_breath_of_the_wild_amiibo_item/ Breath of the Wild amiibo Item Guide