Hyrule Warriors (Switch/3DS/Wii U) – amiibo Functions and Unlocks Guide

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Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition - amiibo Guide

Hyrule Warriors has been released on three different platforms now – the original game on Wii U, Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS and now Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition on the Switch. They each have their own mechanical changes and content additions, but their amiibo functionality is more or less the same between them all. Tapping amiibo will give you weapons and other bonuses, and on Wii U there’s an exclusive weapon that’s tied to amiibo as well. The amiibo functionality can be accessed by pressing the button next to the amiibo option of the title screen for whichever version of the game you’re playing. Then just tap an amiibo and you’ll get some goodies, up to a maximum of 5 amiibo per day.

Let’s break down which amiibo do what!

Spinner Weapon

If you’re playing on Wii U then there’s a weapon that can only be unlocked by tapping a Link amiibo – the Spinner from Twilight Princess! It’s got to be a ‘human’ Link amiibo, not Wolf Link. It doesn’t matter which version of Link otherwise, whether it’s Smash Bros. Link, a Toon Link amiibo or even a Breath of the Wild Link.

If you’re playing on 3DS or Switch then the Spinner weapon is able to be unlocked through regular gameplay and cannot be unlocked by tapping amiibo.

High Quality Weapons

Tapping the amiibo of a character who’s in the game will give you one of their weapons with a ranking of at least 3 stars. These are not exclusive weapons, they’re the same as any other randomly dropped weapon you can get in-game. You could get any of the weapons you’ve unlocked for that character – so tapping Link’s amiibo could get you a sword, magic rod, a horse or any of his other weapons so long as you’ve unlocked him. If you haven’t unlocked the character whose amiibo you tap, then you’ll be given a weapon for a random character who you have unlocked.

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition - amiibo weapons

The following characters have their own amiibo, and the amiibo you can use for their weapons are listed alongside them. You can only use one amiibo per character per day, so no tapping your five different Link amiibo to get a bunch of Link’s weapons each day. Toon Link and Wolf Link are different characters though, so you can use their amiibo once per day as well.

  • Link – any adult Link amiibo and the Majora’s Mask Link amiibo
  • Toon Link – any Toon Link amiibo. Note that Toon Link is a DLC character in the Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors.
  • Zelda – any Zelda amiibo, including Toon Zelda from the 30th Anniversary series
  • Sheik – any Sheik amiibo
  • Ganondorf – any Ganondorf amiibo.
  • Midna – Wolf Link amiibo
  • Twili Midna – Wolf Link amiibo. Note that Twili Midna is a DLC character in the Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors.

Note that while Young Link and Toon Zelda are actually characters in Hyrule Warriors (albeit DLC in some versions of the game) their amiibo will act like regular Link or Zelda amiibo.

Assorted Loot Drops

Any amiibo not tied to a character in-game will give you a random reward which could be rupees, 3-star or lower weapons, or materials used to purchase upgrades. These range from great to awful – you could get a powerful weapon or you could get a single rupee!

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition - You got the dud!

Zelda series amiibo that don’t belong to characters in the game also fall into this category of amiibo – Bokoblin, Guardian, Mipha, Urbosa, Revali and Daruk won’t get you the same level of rewards that other Zelda character amiibo will. The list of compatible amiibo hasn’t been updated for Definitive Edition unfortunately 🙁

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