How to Scan Amiibo on Nintendo Switch


Perhaps the best things to come out of the Wii U era were Amiibo, Nintendo’s insanely popular collectible toys that yield in-game bonuses thanks to their NFC capabilities. Just because you picked up a new Nintendo Switch doesn’t mean you need to get rid of your figures — they work with the new system.

In fact, Nintendo is still making new Amiibo for games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here’s how they work on the new console.

(Image credit: Shaun Lucas / Tom’s Guide)

To scan your Amiibo on the Nintendo Switch, all you have to do is hold it over the right Joy-Con when the game prompts you to. Under settings, you can see all of your Amiibo registration data.

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