amiibo are a line of collectable figures or cards featuring numerous Nintendo characters from various franchises. The series debuted on November 21st, 2014 with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U line of amiibo. Using near field communication via the sensor within the Wii U GamePad, Nintendo 3DS amiibo adapter platform, New Nintendo 3DS touch screen, or Nintendo Switch JoyCon, scanning an amiibo unlocks special content in numerous Nintendo video games. The bonus each amiibo unlocks depends on the game which they are scanned in. Some only unlock generic bonuses in game while others may unlock unique content. Several amiibo also have the ability to save special data within the amiibo's internal storage.
Fire Emblem amiibo
Super Smash Bros. Series
Fire Emblem Series
Compatibility with Fire Emblem
Upon scanning a Marth, Ike, Robin, or Lucina amiibo, the scanned character will appear as a NPC wandering the player's My Castle in the south. Like other My Castle features, the visiting amiibo character will activate a short event then disappear. Players will need to complete a map in order to resummon the amiibo character again. All other amiibo aside from the four mentioned have no compatibility with Fates.
The first two scans with an applicable amiibo will gift the player an Accessory only available to that character. The answer the player gives to them will determine which one they give.
After two conversation scans, the third time the amiibo is scanned, the character will request a battle between the player's army and their small squad at the Plains of Hoshido. After defeating the amiibo character's forces, they will join the player's army for free and will be added to the player's Unit Logbook. All amiibo characters do not have any secondary classes, but can use DLC seals. They also do not have Personal Skills. Each character, upon recruitment, will always carry their signature weapon in their inventories. While their signature weapons can be unequipped and can equip other weapons, their signature weapons cannot be removed from their inventories.
Subsequent scans will make them appear in one of the shops. If they appear in any of the Armories, they will sell weakened versions of their signature weapons. If they appear in the Accessory Shop, they will sell their unique Accessories.
Each amiibo provides two exclusive accessories that is unique to them. These accessories cannot be gifted to other players. They also have a variation of their signature weapon that is visually the same, but with greatly reduced stats and bonuses.
- Marth gives the Dragon Headpiece (Tiki's circlet) and Marth's Tiara. Marth's weapon is Marth's Spatha.
- Ike gives Ike's Pauldron and Yune's Pauldron (Lehran's Medallion). Ike's weapon is Ike's Backup.
- Robin gives Robin's Books and a Dragon Feather (Grima's wing feathers). Robin's weapon is Robin's Primer.
- Lucina gives a Bear Hat and her Butterfly Mask. Lucina's weapon is Lucina's Estoc.
Echoes introduced the first Fire Emblem specific line of amiibo with Alm and Celica receiving amiibo. Upon acquiring a Mila's Turnwheel, players can scan Alm and Celica to unlock a special dungeon. Alm's unlocks Duma's Ordeals while Celica's unlocks Mila's Ordeals. Both reward the player with special equipment when cleared. Additionally, players can copy the data of their current file's Alm and Celica stats onto the amiibo in order to summon them as illusory allies in battle.
During a battle, players can use Alm or Celica to summon an allied Illusory character using the amiibo art command. Summoning Illusory characters will cost Alm or Celica 10 HP per use. The illusory ally summoned is determened whether or not the amiibo is a Fire Emblem series related amiibo or not. Illusory allies are highlighted by their whiteish blue coloration. However, they cannot be commanded and will disappear at the end of the Ally Phase of battle or if they are defeated.
While amiibo can be summoned multiple times during a battle, the player cannot use the same amiibo twice in the same battle. Each turn, the player is allowed to use a different amiibo to summon another ally. Additionally, once the two armies are combined, only one amiibo can be used per turn. For example, if Alm uses a Mario amiibo, if Celica attempts to summon an illusory ally using Luigi, the allies summoned by Alm will disappear.
Using any of the Fire Emblem amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U line of amiibos will summon an illusory version of that unit. Like the Fates summoned amiibo units, they come with a fixed inventory, including their signature weapon which cannot be removed from their inventory.
Using any non-Fire Emblem series related amiibo will summon a generic Illusory Unit. These Illusory Units are completely random upon each summoning, and can be a generic human unit or Terrors. Hence, a Mario amiibo might summon Barons the first time he is used, but on the second time, he might summon Bow Knights instead. Anywhere from one to three units may be summoned per use.
Warriors is compatible with all amiibo, both Fire Emblem and non-Fire Emblem related.
Scanning any Fire Emblem amiibo will give the player a random weapon or material. If Chrom and Tiki are used for the first time, the player will be granted Chrom's Training Sword and Tiki's Tear, respectively. Afterwards, they will function the same as the other Fire Emblem amiibo.
All other amiibo will grant the player a random material or amount of gold. Up to five amiibo can be used per day.
Other Compatible Games
Outside of the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem related amiibo can be used in certain games with unique effects. Majority of amiibo compatible games give the player generic bonuses when scanned. A few games have unique benefits when specific Fire Emblem amiibo are scanned.
The following is a list of unique effects that Fire Emblem amiibo give in other Nintendo games.
- Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash: Unlocks in-game figurines of Chibi-Robo imitating the poses of Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina. Subsequent scans or usage of other Fire Emblem amiibo gives the player 50 or 100 Moolah once a day per character, per scan.
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: Summon Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina as special units during a battle using their respective amiibo. They cannot be revived if fallen in battle.
- Kirby Planet Robobot: Scanning a Marth, Ike, Lucina, or Roy amiibo grants Kirby his Sword ability. Scanning a Robin amiibo grants Kirby his Spark ability. All other Fire Emblem amiibo will unlock a random ability.
- Style Savvy: Fashion Forward: Unlock a special skirt design when scanning a Lucina amiibo.
- Super Mario Maker: Instantly unlocks a costume mushroom for Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina when their respective amiibo is scanned.
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U: Allows the player to train a computer controlled allied character of the scanned amiibo. (Roy and Corrin can be scanned even without buying the DLC). Only compatible with amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line.
- Yoshi’s Woolly World : Unlocks a yarn print based on Marth, Ike, Robin, or Lucina when their respective amiibo is scanned. All other Fire Emblem amiibo unlocks a generic amiibo yarn print.
- Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World: Unlocks a yarn print based Marth, Ike, Robin, Lucina, Roy, and Corrin when their respective amiibo is canned. All other Fire Emblem amiibo unlocks a generic amiibo yarn print.
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