Zelda Breath of the Wild is compatible with its own Amiibos, as well as some preexisting ones. Scanning them with your right Joy-Con or your Wii-U controller gives you bonus items to aid you on your journey. Keep in mind, a lot of these drops are random. In this guide, we’ll show you how to use Amiibos in Zelda BotW, which items they give you, and Amiibo exploit.
What do Breath of the Wild Amiibos Unlock?
Zelda Breath of the Wild has five nifty Amiibos made specially for it, and every one of them gives you some items and weapons to help Link out on his way through Hyrule. Here’s what they are and what each of them does.
Link (Archer) – Gives you a chest with a random bow and elemental arrows, meat and fish.
Link (Rider) – You’ll get a chest with a saddle and bridle (tools for Link’s horse), mushrooms and weapons (Soldier’s Broadsword).
Zelda – It spawns some plants, rare gems and a chest that has a shield inside.
Bokoblin – It’ll give you a chest full of Bokoblin weapons and it will also spawn meat.
Guardian – Gives you a chest with ancient material, such as guardian weapons, shields, arrows, and machine parts.
There’s a whole host of other Zelda Amiibos that you can also use with Breath of the Wild. These include the Smash Bros. Amiibos such as Twilight Link, the 30th anniversary ones (8-bit and Ocarina of Time Link, and so on). Most of these give you additional items, food, plants, arrows, Blue Rupee and other stuff, but some of them grant a few fun and useful surprises.
Zelda Amiibo Exploit
Since what you get from some Amiibos is somewhat random, it might happen that you won’t get what you wanted. However, the problem now is that you have to wait 24 hours before you can use the Amiibo again. Fortunately, GameFAQ user MV6000 might have found an exploit to work around that.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you turned on the Amiibo function in the options. That way, it becomes classed as a rune ability. Next up, save your game before you scan the Amiibo. Then, go ahead and use the Amiibo. Open the chest and, if you didn’t get what you wanted, just reload the save.
Some people say that this works, while others have reported that it didn’t work for them, so, your results may vary.