Given how much Nintendo advertised its Amiibo toys, it is no surprise that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibos are also a thing and work just like they did in the past to give players special new content in their games.
The Amiibos are from numerous Nintendo franchises and each of them provides something unique and different in Breath of the Wild ranging from gear to recipes.
These amiibos can also be only used once per 2-hour period. Some of these figures reward players with some rare items in the game and this Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibos guide will list down all such items and how to use them.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibos
Breath of the Wild isn’t set to automatically detect amiibos by default and players actually need to set up that functionality. They need to open up their Inventory menu, navigate to the System tab and then move to Options.
From the Options menu, players can activate amiibo functionality by switching from the default “Do Not Use”. Once this setting has been activated, players can start using Amiibos.
To do that, they need to open up their Rune menu, change the Rune in their Sheikah Slate and scroll all the way down until they see the symbol for Amiibo.
Players need to place this Amiibo rune on a flat patch of ground. Once the rune is in place, they need to use the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibos and hold it over the right stick on the Joy-con or the NFC receiver on WiiU. This ends up spawning special items linked to that specific toy in the game.
Most of the amiibos grant cooking recipes or some gear however there are two truly unique amiibos that reward items which can only be acquired through these specific toys. One of them is the Epona horse and the other is a companion version of Wolf Link.
To get the horse, players need to scan the Link amiibo from Super Smash Bros. while Wolf Link can only be acquired through the Wolf Link amiibo toy available at various retailers including Amazon.