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How to Scan amiibo on Nintendo Switch

Instructions for scanning an amiibo figure or amiibo card using the Nintendo Switch console.


  • amiibo figures and amiibo cards are compatible with select titles only. For information on game compatibility with amiibo, click here.
  • In order to use amiibo, some games may require a software update.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Ensure your console has the latest system update.
  2. Start the amiibo-compatible game and follow the on-screen instructions.
    • Note: You may need to look up the software manual for information on where in the game you can use amiibo.
  3. Touch the amiibo to the NFC touchpoint.
    • On the Joy-Con controllers, the NFC touchpoint is located on the Right Stick.
    • On the Pro Controller, the NFC touchpoint is located over the Nintendo Switch logo at the top-center of the controller.
    • On Nintendo Switch Lite, the NFC touchpoint is located on the Right Stick.

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