Amiibo have been a fun part of most Nintendo games since their first release back on the Wii U, and Splatoon 2 continues this trend with three brand new amiibo. The game also includes support for the amiibo released for the first Splatoon game, and in this article we’ll go over all of the Splatoon 2 amiibo gear, as well as where you can activate them.
How to Activate Amiibo
To activate amiibo, make your way to Inkopolis Square and then look for the empty amiibo box in the back of the plaza. Head over to it and interact with it to bring up the menu. Once the menu is activated, simply hold your amiibo over the designated NFC chip, and you’ll be able to swap your special amiibo gear right in.
Now that you know how to activate your amiibos, let’s dive into the different gear that each one offers.
All Amiibo Gear
First up, let’s cover the gear that you receive from the amiibos released for the original Splatoon game on the Wii U. These amiibos can still be used in Splatoon 2, and they’ll all unlock some pretty sweet and exclusive gear for you to use in multiplayer.
The first amiibos on our list are the Inkling Girl amiibos. When using these amiibos you’ll unlock the School uniform, Squid hairclip, and the School shoes. These items are great because they allow you to pick up some good abilities like Ink Recovery Up, Swim Speed Up, and Ink Saver. This gear can be unlocked using either of the Splatoon Inkling Girl amiibos that were released for Splatoon.
Next up let’s talk about the original Inkling Boy amiibos that were released for Splatoon on the Wii U. These amiibos can be activated to gain access to the Samurai Jacket, Samurai Helmet, and Samurai Boots. Powerups included with these pieces of gear include Special Charge Up, Quick Super Jump, and Special Power Up.
Using the original Inkling Squid amiibos in Splatoon 2 will also reward you with some nice gear, including the Power Armor, Power Mask, and Power Boots. These items grant players abilities like Quick Respawn, Bomb Defense Up, and Ink Saver.
Now that we’ve covered the original amiibos, let’s take a quick look at the new amiibo available for Splatoon 2. As before, we’ll start with the Inkling Girl amiibo. Using this amiibo will grant you the School Cardigan, the Squid Clip-Ons, and the Fringed Loafers, which will give you abilities like Run Speed Up, Opening Gambit, and Cold-Blooded.
Using the new Splatoon 2 Inkling Boy amiibo will grant you the Squinja Suit, Squinja Mask, and Squinja Boots. When equipped these items will grant you the Special Saver, Quick Respawn, and Swim Speed Up abilities.
Activating the Inkling Squid amiibo for Splatoon 2 will give you the Power Armor Mk 1, Power Mask Mk 1, and Power Boots Mk 1. When equipped you’ll receive the following abilities: Ink Resistance Up, Ink Resistance Up, and Bomb Defense Up respectfully.
Callie and Marie Amiibo Gear
The basic amiibos aren’t the only amiibo available for Splatoon 2, though, and Nintendo has also released two special edition amiibo in the form of Callie and Marie, two very well-known individuals in the Splatoon backstory. We’ve compiled the gear you’ll receive from them below, so take a look to see what kind of sweet loot you can acquire for activating them.
Using the Callie amiibo will grant the player the Hero Jacket Replica, Hero Headset Replica, and Hero Runner Replicas. The player will also gain access to the Swim Speed Up, Run Speed Up, and Quick Super Jump abilities when these items are equipped.
If you activate the Marie amiibo in Inkopolis Square, you’ll receive the Armor Jacket Replica, Armor Helmet Replica, and Armor Boot Replicas. These will allow you to utilize the Special Charge Up, Tenacity, and Ink Saver abilities when the items are equipped.
That’s everything you need to know about amiibo and the gear that they unlock in Splatoon 2. For more help with Nintendo’s colorful shooter, be sure to check out our Splatoon 2 guide, or even our guide on how to play, which will go over the basics of the game to help you get a solid grasp on everything.