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How to Reset amiibo Data

Instructions for erasing all data from an amiibo on the Nintendo Switch console, including game data, user data, and nickname data.

Complete These Steps:

  1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings”, then scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select “amiibo”.
  2. Select the data you would like to delete.
    • To delete game data only, select “Delete Game Data”.
    • To delete all data on the amiibo, select “Reset amiibo”.
  3. Hold an amiibo to the NFC touchpoint on the Joy-Con (R).
    • If the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is being used, the NFC touchpoint is located over the Nintendo Switch logo at the top-centre of the controller.
  4. Review the data to be deleted, then select “OK”.
    • Important:

      Once the data has been deleted, it cannot be restored.
  5. To continue, select “Reset”, then hold the amiibo to the NFC touchpoint until the data has been deleted.