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 almost 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.
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Super Smash Bros. Series
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the latest Legend of Zelda-themed Smash Bros. amiibo. Scanning Young Link will get you a bunch of fish and a range of Royal weaponry or arrows, but unfortunately there's no special costume associated with this one. Looks lovely, though!
30th Anniversary Zelda Series
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, the 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
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.
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.
The chest may contains shields or rare gems (including Star Fragments!). Despite not being a unique item the chest may contain the Radiant Shield, a fantastic shield and a great help to have early in the game.
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.
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
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".
The Legend of Zelda Collection Series
Majora’s Mask Link
You've met with a terrible amiibo, haven't you? Well not really since Majora’s Mask Link will always drop a nice assortment of mushrooms, arrows and swords, but it will also drop three rather awe inspiring pieces of armour:
- Fierce Deity Mask
- Fierce Deity Armor
- Fierce Deity Boots
Walking around Hyrule wearing these will not only put the living fear into all your foes, it will also considerably boost your attack power. But don’t just look the part, become the real thing by getting lucky and opening a drop that contains the two-handed Fierce Deity Sword. Wonder if we could tear up a Blood Moon with it…
Twilight Princess Link
Did you fail to secure a Super Smash Bros lineup Link back in the day? This amiibo is for you since it acts just like one of those. If you’re still out there looking for Epona, now is your chance.
Skyward Sword Link
This amiibo from ancient times will always drop three wooden crates. Inside you will find generous amounts of rupees and arrow bundles. It will also drop one-handed swords and shields inside the chest. If you get lucky, it will also drop a Tunic wore by the Knights of Skyloft:
- Cap of the Sky
- Tunic of the Sky
- Trousers of the Sky
If the Goddess smiles upon you, you might be able to find one other exclusive item inside the dropped chest: the beautifully crafted Sword of the Goddess, a one-handed sword to rival any other within the realm. We call her Fi for short.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions amiibo
The Gerudo Champion amiibo will always summon several types of meat. Her treasure chest may contain weapons of her tribe, including the beautiful Moonlight Scimitar. Get baffled with good fortune of the Gerudo desert and you might find the exclusive Divine Beast Vah Naboris Helm. You can use this Helm as part of the Ancient Armour Set, it will give you the same Guardian Resistance bonus plus Shock Resistance Level 1.
The Rito Champion amiibo will always summon arrow bundles and fruits. His treasure chest may contain weapons of his tribe, including the precise Falcon Bow. Get baffled with good fortune from the Rito mountains range and you might find the exclusive Divine Beast Vah Medo Helm. You can use this Helm as part of the Ancient Armour Set, it will give you the same Guardian Resistance bonus plus Cold Resistance Level 1.
The Zora Champion amiibo will always summon an assortment of fish. Her treasure chest may contain weapons of her people, including the Silverscale Trident. Get baffled with good fortune from the Zora waterfalls and you might find the exclusive Divine Beast Vah Ruta Helm. You can use this Helm as part of the Ancient Armour Set, it will give you the same Guardian Resistance bonus plus Swim Speed Up Level 1.
The Goron Champion amiibo will always summon a selection of assorted ores. His treasure chest may contain weapons of his people, including the devastating traditional Stone Smasher. Get baffled with good fortune from the hot winds of Death Mountain and you might find the exclusive Divine Beast Vah Rudania Helm. You can use this Helm as part of the Ancient Armour Set, it will give you the same Guardian Resistance bonus plus Flame Resistance Level 1.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Series
Link's Awakening Link
Launching alongside The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Switch, at present this cute little chap registers as a generic amiibo in Breath of the Wild and gifts generic weapons similar to the Young Link variant. Unless Nintendo updates the game with specific support for these figures, you'll be getting fish and royal weaponry only. Disappointing, although we can always dream of Link's Awakening-specific costumes in a patch!
That's all for now. You certainly aren't required to have amiibo to fully enjoy the game, but for those people that do have them they certainly provide a handy boost in earlier stages of the game.