How to scan amiibo into Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Nintendo’s new Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity features lots of unlockable characters and content. You can only obtain some of the unique content by scanning your amiibo. Depending on your controller, the process for scanning the amiibo will be different. That’s why we put together this guide that will walk you through the process. Here’s how to scan amiibo into Hyrule Warrior: Age of Calamity.

An amiibo works using Near Field Communication, which allows them to communicate with supported software like the Nintendo Switch. Official Nintendo Joycons and controllers have NFC reading capabilities, allowing you to tap scan in your amiibo to pass data and potentially unlock game content and other cool goodies.

The traditional Nintendo Joycons have amiibo scanning functionality on the bottom of the right Joycon. Players using a Nintendo Switch Pro controller have the functionality on the front between the plus and minus buttons. 

How to scan amiibo into Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

The traditional Nintendo Joycons have amiibo scanning functionality on the bottom of the right Joycon. Players using a Nintendo Switch Pro controller have the functionality on the front between the plus and minus buttons. Head into the main menu in Hyrule Warriors and select the amiibo option. Next, you can pick up your amiibo and touch it to the NFC touchpoint.

There are many different scannable amiibo for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Each one can give you a variety of random items from a pool. Here are all of the supported amiibo:

  • Anniversary Edition Link
  • Archer Link
  • Bokoblin
  • Breath of the Wild Link
  • Daruk
  • Ganon
  • Guardian
  • Link’s Awakening Link
  • Majora’s Mask Link
  • Mipha
  • Ocarina of Time Link
  • Revali
  • Rider Link
  • Skyward Sword Link
  • Super Smash Bros. Link, Shiek, Young Link, Zelda
  • Toon Link
  • Toon Zelda
  • Twilight Princess Link
  • Twilight Princess Midna & Wolf Link
  • Urbosa
  • Windwaker Link

Potential Rewards for Scanning amiibo in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Other amiibo unrelated to Zelda tend to give random materials like fish and bugs. There’s a wide range of possible rewards:

  • Ancient Spring x5, Ancient Gear x5, Ancient Shaft x5
  • Boko Bat
  • Bright-Eyed Crab x5, Sneaky River Snail x5, Stealthfin Trout x5
  • Cobble Crusher
  • Dragonbone Boko Bat
  • Eightfold Longblade
  • Eightfold Longblade
  • Eightfold Longblade
  • Endura Carrot x10
  • Hinox Tooth x5, Hinox Guts x5, Keese Eyeball x5
  • Hyrule Barr x5, Hylian Shroom x5, Hylian Rice x5
  • Hyrule Herb x5, Silent Princess x5, Hylian Rice x5
  • Iron Sledgehammer
  • Knight’s Broadsword
  • Lizal Tri-Boomerang
  • Mighty Thistle x5, Blue Nightshade x5, Silent Shroom x5
  • Sacred Bow
  • Soldier’s Spear
  • Spiked Boko Bat
  • Spiked Boko Club
  • Sunset Firefly x5, Silent Princess x5, Wildberry x5
  • Throwing Spear
  • Traveler’s Bow
  • Voltfruit x5, Hydromelon x5, Voltfin Trout x5

Those of you looking to scan in more than five amiibo at one time will need to change your date and time on the Switch. To do this, save your progress in Hyrule Warriors, and go to the home screen. Head into System Settings, go to Date and Time and go forward a day.