If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the perfect opportunity to cash-in your efforts on both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Every single amiibo released out there (including amiibo cards!) will work in the game, summoning cooking or crafting materials from the heavens for you to easily pick up, something that is rather handy in the early parts of this great adventure.

Throw in any Legend of Zelda amiibo and things get even more interesting, with chests dropping from the sky that can have anything from weapons to legendary outfits inside. Let us take a closer look to every single Zelda themed amiibo released so far.

Please note there are some affiliate links below. If you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale.

Super Smash Bros. Series

Link

The first time you scan Link a horse with maximum stats will be summoned. Yep, this is how you get Epona! Unless you register it at a stable, the amiibo will keep summoning the horse at your location. Once registered, it will start dropping chests that may contain one of the following unique clothing items:

  • Cap of the Twilight
  • Tunic of Twilight
  • Trousers of the Twilight

Otherwise the chest will contain miscellaneous swords, shields and elemental arrows. It drops along with fruit and meat items.

Zelda

This amiibo will reward you with bows and rare gems. If you are lucky, it will drop a chest with the unique Twilight Bow. Along with the chest it drops random herbs.

Sheik

Surprisingly it doesn't drop the same items as Zelda. The chest will contain either a Sheikah sword, a Shield of the Mind's Eye or some elemental arrows. Get lucky and it will drop the unique clothing item Sheik's Mask that when equipped will give you a stealth bonus. The chest drops with assorted mushrooms.

Toon Link

The chest will contain either broadswords or elemental arrows. Get lucky and you will be able to get one of the following clothing items:

  • Cap of the Wind
  • Tunic of the Wind
  • Trousers of the Wind

Get even luckier and the chest might contain a unique weapons: The Seabreeze Boomerang. As one might expect, the chest comes with an assortment of fish.

Ganondorf

The bad guy's chest might contain claymores, rare monster parts or rare gems. Get lucky and it will drop the unique weapon Sword of the Six Sages. The chest drops with barrels that once broken will drops Rupees and supplies. Beware that sometimes the barrels are explosive ones, one last dirty trick from the series antagonist.

30th Anniversary Zelda Series

8-Bit Link

This pixelated amiibo will summon chests that may contain swords, shields or elemental arrows. Get lucky and it will drop one of the following unique clothing items:

  • Cap of the Hero
  • Tunic of the Hero
  • Trousers of the Hero

There is also a chance that the chest will contain the exclusive weapon Legend of Zelda Sword. The chest always drops with barrels that once broken will contain Rupees.

Ocarina of Time Link

The summoned chest will contain claymores or elemental arrows. Get lucky and it will drop one of the following unique clothing items:

  • Cap of Time
  • Tunic of Time
  • Trousers of Time

There is also a chance that the chest will contain a unique weapon: the Biggoron Sword. The chest drops surrounded by an assortment of meat items.

Wind Waker Toon Link

This amiibo acts just like the Smash Bros. Series Toon Link amiibo. The only difference is instead of broadswords the chest might contain miscellaneous swords and boomerangs.

Wind Waker Toon Zelda

This chest will either contain either shields or rare gems. Get really lucky and it will contain the exclusive Hero's Shield. It drops with an assortment of plant items for cooking.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Series

Archer Link

As one might expect, the summoned chest will contain bows or elemental arrows. It drops with a random assortment of meat, fish and regular arrows.

Rider Link

The summoned chest will contain broadswords or elemental arrows. There is also a chance it will drop either the Traveller's Bridle or the Traveller's Saddle that you can equip in your horse of choice. It is accompanied by a miscellany of mushroom items.

Zelda

The chest may contains shields or rare gems (including Star Fragments!). Despite not being a unique item the chest may contain the Hylian Shield, a fantastic shield and a great help to have early in the game.

Bokoblin

These pests chest will of course drop Bokoblin weapons and shields, often with stats bonuses. Sometimes they may even contains elixirs. The chest drops with raw meat and random monster parts.

Guardian

These mechanical nightmares will drop with a random chance of Guardian weapons and shields, proving to be one of the best and easy ways to top up your inventory with high tech items. There is also a chance that it may contain Guardian arrows and ancient cores. The chest drops with a few metal boxes that once broken (use the Bomb rune) will drop either arrows, machine parts or valuable gems.

Zelda Twilight Princess HD Series

Wolf Link

Last but certainly not least, the Wolf Link amiibo will summon itself to your side. If you never played with it on the Wii U version of Twilight Princess HD it will default to having three heart containers. If you have played with it to progress in the Pit of Trials, it will have more hearts and be a much reliable aid.

It is a very capable hunter, often spotting and attacking animals before you do. It will also attack enemies, being a very able fighter on its own. It will however lack the better judgment of leaving Guardians alone, charging at them or even waking up sleeping ones.

You can replenish its health by feeding him meat or leaving the meat from what it hunted to snack on. Note that he cannot enter any of the villages in Hyrule; you will get a message saying it was "returned to its own world". To prevent this, simply lock on to Wolf Link and order him to "Stay" outside the village, returning later and again using the lock command to order it to "Follow".


That is all for now. You certainly aren't required to have the amiibos to fully enjoy the game, but for those people that do have them they certainly provide a very good boost in earlier stages of the game. And who knows what future amiibos will unlock in the game…

Please note that the links above are affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale which helps pay the bills.