If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s popular game Breath of the Wild, you might be wondering how to use Amiibo cards on your Switch. Amiibo cards allow you to unlock special items and features in the game, but getting them to work can be a little tricky. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to get your Amiibo cards up and running.
First, it’s important to note that while the video we’re basing this guide on features knockoff Amiibo cards, the real cards work exactly the same way. In fact, the creator of the video recommends using the official cards for better reliability.
To get started, you’ll need to enable the ability to read Amiibo cards on your Switch. Press the plus button on your controller (or Joy-Con) to access the system menu. From there, go to Options and find the Amiibo option. By default, this will be set to “Don’t Use Amiibo,” so switch it to “Use Amiibo.”
Once you’ve done that, back out of the menu and use the left Joy-Con D-pad to highlight the Amiibo option. Press the left bumper button, and you should be able to tap your Amiibo card on the right Joy-Con analog stick (or the top of your controller, if you’re using something else) to get some special items.
If you find that your Switch still isn’t reading your Amiibo cards, you might need to do a full shutdown and restart of your system. To do this, press and hold the power button on the top of your unit for about three seconds until you see the Power Options menu. From there, select “Turn Off” to fully shut down your system. Then, turn it back on and try your Amiibo cards again.
If you’ve gone through all these steps and your Amiibo cards still aren’t working, you might have a defective Joy-Con. Alternatively, there could be an issue with your Switch unit itself. However, following the steps outlined in this guide should help you get your Amiibo cards up and running so you can enjoy all the special features they unlock in Breath of the Wild.
We hope this guide has been helpful. If you’re a fan of retro gaming, be sure to check out the creator of the original video’s channel for more content.