Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How To Use Amiibo

TOTK amiibo
TOTK amiibo

Not many games use amiibo (or any kind of toys to life stuff, for that matter) these days, but it makes sense that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, one of the biggest, most complete games ever made, goes full kitchen sink and lets you use them for in-game goodies too. However, it’s not clear from the off how exactly you can use amiibo in TOTK, as it’s locked at the start of the game.

 

How To Unlock amiibo Functionality in TOTK

TOTK amiibo
TOTK amiibo

To unlock amiibo in Tears of the Kingdom, players must first make a little bit of story progress and journey to their first shrine. This should take an hour or so. Once there, Rauru will appear and bestow the Ultrahand ability, which lets you move and connect objects at will.

Once you leave the shrine, you can now use your amiibo by holding LB and selecting amiibo in the bottom left. Place your amiibo in the middle of your Pro Controller if you’re playing docked, or hold it on your right Joy-Con if you’re playing handheld. The game should then register your amiibo reward.

Players can also complete this process from the title screen.

 

Tears of the Kingdom Compatible Amiibo

Here’s a list of amiibo that we currently know of that give you different paraglider fabrics (the paraglider unlocks further into the game):

– Link (Tears of the Kingdom)
– Link (Majora’s Mask)
– Link (Rider)
– Zelda and Loftwing (Skyward Sword HD)

Link (Tears of the Kingdom) is the newest amiibo that’s been released, and, as you might have guessed, it’s to tie in with TOTK itself.

TOTK amiibo
TOTK amiibo

There are multiple other Zelda-themed amiibo that give you goodies in TOTK, but we haven’t been able to test the full range (as we aren’t millionaires) to see what they give you. These are the ones that we know are compatible, however, and give special rewards:

– Bokoblin (Breath of the Wild)
– Ganondorf (Super Smash Bros)
– Guardian (Breath of the Wild)
– Link (Majora’s Mask)
– Link (Ocarina of Time)
– Link (Rider)
– Link (Skyward Sword)
– Link (Tears of the Kingdom)
– Link (The Legend of Zelda)
– Link (Twilight Princess)
– Toon Link (The Wind Waker)
– Toon Zelda (The Wind Waker)
– Zelda and Loftwing (Skyward Sword HD)

Bear in mind that prices on these amiibo will no doubt spike due to the new Zelda game coming out. You don’t need to buy them boxed and brand new, as any Zelda amiibo listed will work as long as the NFC “pad” on the bottom is intact.

If you have any old amiibo, those will also be compatible with TOTK but will only give you low level stuff like resources.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now on Switch.

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