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Most of the first wave of amiibo for Super Smash Bros. 4, as seen at E3 2014.

amiibo (アミーボ, amiibo) are a line of interactive figurines available for usage with the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch[1] systems. By scanning an amiibo with near field communication technology, players can receive various effects in games. For the Wii U, amiibo are scanned using the Wii U GamePad. The New Nintendo 3DS models are also natively compatible with amiibo, while older 3DS models require an NFC adapter to use the figurines.[2] While the concept of figurines using NFC technology to interact with the Wii U was previously explored with Pokémon Rumble U, Super Smash Bros. 4 was the first game to feature the amiibo branding, acting as the debut and flagship title for the line.

As of September 2016, Nintendo reports that 39 million amiibo figurines have been sold, along with 30.6 million amiibo cards.[3]

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The beta version of the amiibo menu screen, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with Mario's stats being modified.

Super Smash Bros. 4 supports the use of amiibo, with its series of figurines representing the various characters available for play in the games. While all playable characters are to be represented, alternate costumes, such as Alph for Olimar, are not confirmed to be featured in the line. amiibo figurines are not required to unlock any characters or other features in the games, and they are completely optional for playing both versions.[4] amiibo can also be used on any copy of the game (even if the character has not been unlocked or downloaded), and the character on the amiibo is tied to the figurine, allowing for players to use its customized moveset and fighting style wherever they desire.

amiibo, when scanned by the console, allow the character represented by the figurines to be used in-game as a customized CPU opponent; the character can be modified by players with character customization options available in the game. Unlike normal fighters, amiibo fighters' stats are modified by "feeding" them equipment, including equipment the character cannot normally use; for example, an amiibo Mario can be given Hammer equipment, which would normally be impossible. There is a limit to how many times the amiibo can be fed before battling, however, and any equipment that's given to an amiibo is permanently lost. An amiibo can also "learn" up to three bonus effects from the equipment they are given. By default, the amiibo's stat total is capped at 120. As with other player-designed custom sets for characters, amiibo can be assigned a name and a specific alternate costume as well.

After this, they can be used as a specialized computer player, with the tag "FP" (Figure Player) above them. Figure Players start at level 1 like regular CPU players, but as they fight more often, they can continue to level up, to a cap of 50. As they gain levels, amiibo can potentially "learn" techniques from other characters: if a player frequently uses long-ranged, camping techniques, then the amiibo will also begin to emulate this behavior. This learning continues even after the 50 level cap is reached. In addition, an amiibo can gain improved fighting statistics, such as improved damage, knockback, and reaction times, the higher its level is. Finally, higher-leveled amiibo can adapt to individual matches faster than lower-leveled amiibo; if an opponent takes on an aggressive, rush-down style against an amiibo in one match, for instance, it will begin to make more use of defensive techniques like spot dodges and rolls. However, even high-level amiibo, may have their flaws on complex stages, like walking back and forth before fighting on stages like Gaur Plain.

amiibo also gain gold and other items while fighting, which are retrieved when checking them in the amiibo menu. Aside from gold, players may also receive custom parts or trophies. The longer the amiibo has fought, the more presents and gold are received. These items can be retrieved when the amiibo is scanned on its owner's console under the amiibo menu. While Super Smash Bros. for Wii U natively supports amiibo, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was unable to do so at launch. Version 1.0.5, released on February 9th, 2015, added support for scanning amiibo if the game is played on a New Nintendo 3DS, while version 1.0.8, released on June 14th, 2015, added support for the NFC reader/writer accessory. The user must have one of these pieces of hardware to use amiibo with the 3DS version.

Owing to their ability to be "trained" and used on other consoles, amiibo tournaments have become a minor side-event at some Smash 4 tournaments.

Release[edit]

For Smash, amiibo are being released in waves. Several staggered release dates have been announced, with each date containing a subset of the entire Smash lineup. The known waves, the figurines they contain, and their release dates are detailed below; waves are listed in their North American sets and dates, although the contents of each wave sometimes vary by region.

Smash-related amiibo are priced at $12.99 in the US, $15.99 in Canada, £10.99 GBP in the United Kingdom, $17.95 AUS in Australia, ¥1200 JPY in Japan, and €14.99 EUR in Europe.

Wave 1[edit]

The first wave of amiibo launched on November 21st, 2014, alongside the North American release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Wave 2[edit]

The second wave of amiibo was released on December 14th, 2014 in North America and on December 19th, 2014 in Europe.

Wave 3[edit]

The third wave of amiibo released in Japan on January 22nd, 2015, in Australia on January 29th, 2015, and in North America on February 1st, 2015. In North America, several of the amiibo are exclusively available through specific retailers.

In Europe, Wave 3 was split in two. Bowser, Ike, Lucario, Rosalina & Luma, Sheik, and Toon Link were released on January 23rd, 2015, while King Dedede, Mega Man, Meta Knight, Shulk, and Sonic were released on February 20th, 2015.

LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png Lucario Toys "R" Us exclusive at launch North America
MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Meta Knight Best Buy exclusive at launch North America
Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png Rosalina & Luma Target exclusive at launch USA
ShulkHeadSSB4-U.png Shulk GameStop exclusive at launch USA
EB Games exclusive at launch Canada

Wave 4[edit]

The fourth wave of amiibo was released in Japan on April 29th, 2015 and in North America on May 29th, 2015. This is the first wave of amiibo that includes unlockable characters. In Europe, this wave was released in two portions, with Charizard, Lucina, Ness, Pac-Man, Robin, and Wario released on April 24th, 2015 and Greninja and Jigglypuff releasing on May 29th, 2015. Like Wave 3, in North America, several of the amiibo are exclusively available through specific retailers.

GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Greninja Toys "R" Us exclusive at launch North America
JigglypuffHeadSSB4-U.png Jigglypuff Target exclusive at launch USA
Walmart exclusive at launch Canada
NessHeadSSB4-U.png Ness GameStop exclusive at launch USA
EB Games exclusive at launch Canada

Wave 5[edit]

The fifth wave of amiibo was released in Europe on June 26th, 2015, in Japan on June 11th, 2015, and in North America in late July 2015, with Dark Pit releasing on July 31st, 2015, and Palutena releasing on July 24th, 2015. This wave also marks Palutena as the very first amiibo to be exclusive to an online retailer in North America, as well as being the only wave containing only exclusives in North America.

DarkPitHeadSSB4-U.png Dark Pit Best Buy exclusive at launch USA
Gamers and El Palacio de Hierro exclusive at launch Mexico
PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png Palutena Amazon exclusive at launch North America

Wave 6[edit]

The sixth wave of amiibo was released in North America on September 11th, 2015, in which the following amiibo were available: Zero Suit Samus, Olimar, Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario, and Ganondorf. In Europe and Japan, Ganondorf and Zero Suit Samus released alongside Wave 5, and Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr., and Olimar were released on July 17th, 2015, with the remainder of the wave releasing in September 2015. R.O.B., Mr. Game & Watch, and Duck Hunt are bundled together as a "retro 3-pack" in North America and released exclusively at GameStop on September 25th, 2015 in North America and were individually released on October 29th, 2015 in Japan. This is the final set of amiibo featuring starters. The Mr. Game & Watch amiibo features multiple, swappable poses.

BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png Bowser Jr. Toys "R" Us exclusive at launch North America
DrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png Dr. Mario Target exclusive at launch USA
Walmart exclusive at launch Canada
DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png Duck Hunt
MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png Mr. Game & Watch
ROBHeadSSB4-U.png R.O.B.
GameStop exclusive at launch USA
EB Games exclusive at launch Canada

Wave 7[edit]

The seventh wave of amiibo released in Europe on October 23rd, 2015 and in Japan on October 29th, 2015, and in North America on November 13th, 2015, with the release of the very first amiibo of a downloadable character, Mewtwo. Falco was released in North America exclusively at Best Buy and Europe on November 20th, 2015. The three Mii Fighters was released in the United States on November 1st, 2015 in a 3-pack exclusively at Toys "R" Us [5]. The 3-pack was released in Canada on November 20th, 2015.

The three Mii Fighter amiibo have been released individually in Europe, on the same day as R.O.B., Mr. Game & Watch and Duck Hunt Duo were released.

FalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Falco Best Buy exclusive at launch USA
MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Brawler
MiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Gunner
MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.png Mii Swordfighter
Toys "R" Us exclusive at launch USA
EB Games exclusive at launch Canada

Wave 8[edit]

The Lucas amiibo is the only amiibo in the eighth wave, and released in Japan on December 17th, 2015, in North America on January 22nd, 2016, and in Europe on January 29th, 2016.

Wave 9[edit]

The ninth wave of amiibo was released on March 18th, 2016 in North America and Europe, and was released on April 28th, 2016 for Japan. This wave includes the releases of the DLC fighters Roy and Ryu, with Roy being a GameStop exclusive in North America, and the first international release of R.O.B. with his Famicom color scheme.

RoyHeadSSB4-U.png Roy GameStop exclusive at launch USA

Wave 10[edit]

The tenth and final wave of amiibo released worldwide on July 21, 2017, and features amiibo of the last three DLC characters, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta. Each of the three received an alternate version based on their alternate costumes: Cloud's Advent Children costume, female Corrin, and Bayonetta's design from the first Bayonetta game.[6] The alternate amiibo with these designs are officially referred to as "Player 2" versions.

CloudHeadAdventBlackSSB4-U.png Cloud (Advent Children costume) GameStop exclusive at launch USA
CorrinHeadFemaleSSB4-U.png Corrin (female) Amazon exclusive at launch North America
BayonettaHeadOriginalSSB4-U.png Bayonetta (original Bayonetta costume) Best Buy exclusive at launch North America

Sales[edit]

Over 710,000 amiibo from Wave 1 were sold prior to the introduction of Wave 2, with Nintendo also stating that sales were approximately equal to those of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.[7] amiibo of Link were said to be the most popular, with Mario and Pikachu being the second and third most popular, respectively. At the end of 2014, it was announced that amiibo had outsold Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by a factor of at least two to one, with over 2.6 million figurines being sold [8]; a later quarterly report from Nintendo claimed that over 5.7 million amiibo were shipped worldwide.

Demand for some amiibo far exceeded supply, leading to supply shortages. Pre-orders for Rosalina & Luma broke sales records for Target, with the figurines selling out in only 35 minutes.[9] amiibo from wave 4 caused such huge demand that the web servers for GameStop crashed when pre-orders became available[10]. GameStop also sold out of pre-orders for all Wave 4 amiibo in less than five hours.[11]

Cross-compatibility[edit]

Games compatible with Super Smash Bros. series amiibo[edit]

The following games have effects when an amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series is scanned:

Game amiibo Function
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.pngPac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks skins for the player's fighter based on the scanned characters.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks timed demos of various NES and SNES games.
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Adds a golden statue of the Smash Villager to the plaza.
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Awards the player a golden statue of the Smash Villager.
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Welcome amiibo update LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Invites characters with The Legend of Zelda themed appearances and items to the player's campground. Scanning Link or Zelda invites Wolf Link; scanning Sheik invites Epona; scanning Ganondorf invites Ganon; and scanning Toon Link invites Medli.
VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Causes Wisp to visit the campground in his own RV, containing a golden statue of the Smash Villager and furniture based on Nintendo hardware.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Bye-Bye BoxBoy! KirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks character-based costumes for Qbby.
MarioSymbol.svg Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player 1-Up Mushrooms.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.pngFalcoHeadSSB4-U.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.pngPitHeadSSB4-U.pngPalutenaHeadSSB4-U.pngDarkPitHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.pngROBHeadSSB4-U.pngVillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngLittleMacHeadSSB4-U.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.pngShulkHeadSSB4-U.pngDuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png If the player has also linked a Chibi-Robo amiibo to the game, figures of Chibi-Robo imitating the scanned amiibo's pose will be added for collection in the Toy Capsule Machine.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player 50 or 100 Moolah once a day. Also applies to the amiibo that unlock pose figures. Up to 20 amiibo can be scanned daily.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. MarthHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.png Makes the scanned character usable once per level, although they cannot be revived at checkpoints.
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia MarthHeadSSB4-U.pngRoyHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.pngCorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngCorrinHeadFemaleSSB4-U.png Allows the player to summon an illusory version of the scanned character as an ally in battle.
FireEmblemSymbol.svg Fire Emblem Fates MarthHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.png Allows the player to challenge the scanned character to battle and recruit them into Corrin's forces.
PikminSymbol.svg Hey! Pikmin OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png Summons additional Pikmin for Captain Olimar to use, and unlocks the amiibo as an in-game treasure that can be collected.
ZeldaSymbol.svg Hyrule Warriors LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png The first time scanning one of these amiibo unlocks the Spinner weapon class for Link. Gives the player a weapon for Link with at least three stars every time after the first.
ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player a weapon for the scanned character with at least three stars.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player a weapon with up to three stars, a random material, or a random number of rupees. Up to five can be scanned daily.
ZeldaSymbol.svg Hyrule Warriors Legends LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player a weapon for the scanned character with at least three stars.
KirbySymbol.svg Kirby and the Rainbow Curse KirbyHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks infinite star dash for Kirby for one level per day.
MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks a Meta Knight mask for Kirby and increases the speed of his tap dash for one level per day.
KingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks a King Dedede hat for Kirby and gives two additional health bars for one level per day.
KirbySymbol.svg Kirby: Planet Robobot KirbyHeadSSB4-U.png Provides the Smash copy ability to Kirby.
MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Colors Kirby green and gives him the Sword ability.
KingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png Colors Kirby yellow and gives him the Hammer ability.
MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngCharizardHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Fire ability.
PeachHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Parasol ability.
BowserHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Stone ability.
DrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Doctor ability.
Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Ice ability.
BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Bomb ability.
YoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Whip ability.
DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLucarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Fighter ability.
LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.pngRoyHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Sword ability.
ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngPalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Mirror ability.
SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Ninja ability.
GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Poison ability.
ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Cutter ability.
FoxHeadSSB4-U.pngFalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Jet ability.
PikachuHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Spark ability.
JigglypuffHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Mike ability.
MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.pngLucasHeadSSB4-U.pngShulkHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the ESP ability.
CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Wheel ability.
MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Circus ability.
PitHeadSSB4-U.pngDarkPitHeadSSB4-U.pngDuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Archer ability.
OlimarHeadSSB4-U.pngVillagerHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Leaf ability.
ROBHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Kirby the Beam ability.
MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png Randomly gives Kirby the Fighter, Sword, or Spark ability.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Provides a random copy ability to Kirby.
KirbySymbol.svg Kirby's Blowout Blast KirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks a decoration based on the scanned character and changes the background music.
MarioSymbol.svg Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.png Allows the player to change ? Battle Cards they have found into character cards for use in battle.
MarioSymbol.svgSonicSymbol.svg Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS) MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png Transforms the Mario Mii costume into a more powerful Gold Mario costume for 24 hours (if Mario's Story is cleared)
SonicHeadSSB4-U.png Transforms the Sonic Mii costume into a more powerful Super Sonic costume for 24 hours (if Sonic's Story is cleared)
MarioSymbol.svgSonicSymbol.svg Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U) MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.png Allows the player to compete in the Mario league tournament. Winning this tournament unlocks a Gold Mario Mii costume.
SonicHeadSSB4-U.png Allows the player to compete in the Sonic league tournament. Winning this tournament unlocks a Super Sonic Mii costume.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player Coins or Rings that can be used at the item stand.
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Kart 8
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.pngVillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngSonicHeadSSB4-U.pngMegaManHeadSSB4-U.pngPac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Permanently unlocks racing suits for the player's Mii themed after the scanned characters.
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Party 10 MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.png Compatible with amiibo Party mode. Unlocks personal board of scanned characters.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Allows the player to play Scratch Bonus and win Mario Party points.
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Party: Star Rush MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.png Various effects by mode, generally summoning the scanned character to assist the player.
MarioSymbol.svg Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.png Allows the player to use the scanned character as a tennis partner that can be trained and improved.
MegaManSymbol.svg Mega Man Legacy Collection MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks 10 additional challenge stages designed as part of a fan contest. 3DS version only.
MetroidSymbol.svg Metroid: Samus Returns SamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Not yet specified.
MetroidSymbol.svg Metroid Prime: Federation Force MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Recolors the player's mech based on the scanned amiibo.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks a skull-themed recolor for the player's mech.
TomodachiSymbol.svg Miitopia MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks character-based costumes for the player's Miis.
MarioSymbol.svg Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Creates a toy character of the scanned character to navigate a level; different character toys have different abilities.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Creates a Mini Spec to navigate a level.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks matching costumes for various playable characters; see here for more details.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Picross 3D: Round 2 MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks a Picross puzzle based on the scanned character.
PokemonSymbol.svg Pokkén Tournament RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Unlock various in-game items such as clothing items and money. Up to five can be scanned daily.
StarFoxSymbol.svg Star Fox Guard FoxHeadSSB4-U.pngFalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Calls in an Arwing air strike to wipe out all enemies. Limit of one use daily.
StarFoxSymbol.svg Star Fox Zero FoxHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks a SNES-style Arwing, which cannot lock onto targets.
FalcoHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks the Black Arwing, which can lock onto two targets at once but takes triple damage.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Style Savvy: Fashion Forward MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.pngPalutenaHeadSSB4-U.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player themed articles of clothing based on the scanned character.
MarioSymbol.svg Super Mario Maker MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.pngFalcoHeadSSB4-U.pngPikachuHeadSSB4-U.pngJigglypuffHeadSSB4-U.pngMewtwoHeadSSB4-U.pngCharizardHeadSSB4-U.pngLucarioHeadSSB4-U.pngGreninjaHeadSSB4-U.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.pngLucasHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.pngPitHeadSSB4-U.pngPalutenaHeadSSB4-U.pngDarkPitHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.pngROBHeadSSB4-U.pngVillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngLittleMacHeadSSB4-U.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.pngShulkHeadSSB4-U.pngDuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.pngSonicHeadSSB4-U.pngMegaManHeadSSB4-U.pngPac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Gives Costume Mario the appearance of the scanned character, in 8-bit form. These costumes can also be unlocked through the 100 Mario Challenge.
MarioSymbol.svg Super Mario Odyssey MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.png Not yet specified.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen! VillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngPac-ManHeadSSB4-U.png Unlocks songs from the character's game of origin.
KirbySymbol.svg Team Kirby Clash Deluxe KirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png Grants elemental shards.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Teddy Together RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Gives the player bonus coins.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Nintendo Switch) Not yet specified.
ZeldaSymbol.svg The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild LinkHeadSSB4-U.png Spawns Epona, a recurring horse from the series. Can also spawn the Twilight clothing set.
ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png Spawns plant-based items and a treasure chest containing a valuable item. Can also spawn the Twilight Bow, a bow used by Zelda to fire Light Arrows in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
SheikHeadSSB4-U.png Spawns mushrooms and a treasure chest containing a weapon. Can also spawn Sheik's Mask, a Sheikah head armor.
GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Spawns barrels containing rupees and a treasure chest containing a valuable item. Can also spawn the Sword of the Six Sages, wielded by Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Spawns fish and a treasure chest containing arrows. The Wind clothing set and Sea-Breeze Boomerang can also be obtained.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Spawns an assortment of food based items.
ZeldaSymbol.svg The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png Fully replenishes Link's arrows.
ZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.png Completely restores Link's hearts.
GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png Receive twice as much damage from enemies.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Word Puzzles by Powgi RandomHeadSSB4-U.png Creates a word puzzle based on either the amiibo's nickname or owner's name.
XenobladeSymbol.svg Xenoblade Chronicles 3D ShulkHeadSSB4-U.png Awards 3 tokens per day that can be used to unlock music and character models.
YoshiSymbol.svg Yoshi's Woolly World
YoshiSymbol.svg Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png Activates Double Yoshi mode and unlocks a non-yarn Yoshi design.
MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDrMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserJrHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.pngGanondorfHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngKirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.pngFalcoHeadSSB4-U.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.pngIkeHeadSSB4-U.pngRobinHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.pngPitHeadSSB4-U.pngPalutenaHeadSSB4-U.pngDarkPitHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.pngROBHeadSSB4-U.pngVillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngLittleMacHeadSSB4-U.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.pngShulkHeadSSB4-U.pngDuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.pngSonicHeadSSB4-U.pngMegaManHeadSSB4-U.pngPac-ManHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png In both versions: gives the player a Yarn Yoshi with a design based on the amiibo that was used. The two designs of R.O.B.'s amiibo unlock distinct costumes from one another.
LucasHeadSSB4-U.pngRoyHeadSSB4-U.pngCorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngRyuHeadSSB4-U.png Wii U version: Gives the player a Yarn Yoshi with a generic design of the amiibo logo.
3DS version: gives the player a Yarn Yoshi with a design based on the amiibo that was used.
RandomHeadSSB4-U.png In both versions: gives the player a Yarn Yoshi with a generic design of the amiibo logo.

Other series of amiibo compatible with Super Smash Bros.[edit]

The following amiibo from other release sets are compatible with Super Smash Bros. 4. All color, size, and style variations from these sets will function identically in Smash.

Series name Compatible amiibo
KirbySymbol.svg Kirby KirbyHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png
MegaManSymbol.svg Mega Man Legacy Collection MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png
MetroidSymbol.svg Metroid SamusHeadSSB4-U.png
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Skylanders: SuperChargers BowserHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
MarioSymbol.svg Super Mario MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngPeachHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngYoshiHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.png
MarioSymbol.svg Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
ZeldaSymbol.svg The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.pngToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png
ZeldaSymbol.svg The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild LinkHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png
YoshiSymbol.svg Yoshi's Woolly World YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Originally at launch, Shulk's amiibo was exclusive to GameStop in North America, the same store his game, Xenoblade Chronicles, was exclusive to in its North American release.
  • The word "new" in the New Nintendo 3DS logo is stylized similarly to the amiibo logo.
    • The font itself is the Bauhaus 93 font, which is also used in many of the games in the Super Mario Bros. series.
  • The R.O.B., Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo are currently the only amiibo to have different versions in the Smash line.
    • The R.O.B. amiibo is the only amiibo with both versions retaining its pose.
    • Cloud and Bayonetta amiibo are the only amiibo with alternating costumes to have different poses.
    • The Corrin amiibo is the only amiibo to have male and female versions.
  • Mr. Game & Watch's amiibo comes with multiple unique poses that can replace the original pose. One is based on his official SSB4 artwork, as are other amiibo; others feature his parachute from Fire, getting a 9 using Judge, and a bell-ringing pose resembling his side taunt and artwork pose from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
    • Amongst his four poses, the pose depicting his number 9 Judge is the only pose that was never used as an in-game trophy pose for any game in the series.
  • Mewtwo's amiibo released in Europe on October 23rd, 2015, one year to the day after it was confirmed to be a downloadable character during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50-Fact Extravaganza.
  • Since Pokémon Rumble U can use anything with NFC technology to briefly summon a random helper Pokémon, it unintentionally supports all amiibo.
  • If the player were to feed an amiibo equipment, and then exit without saving to the amiibo, that equipment will disappear anyway. The only way to get it back is to quit the game without letting the game save.

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