Metroid Dread amiibo – amiibo actually do stuff? Go figure!

Find out exactly what each figure does with our Metroid Dread amiibo guide

amiibo figures of both Samus Aran and an E.M.M.I robot are visible against a white background

Metroid Dread was a huge surprise in 2021. Turning up at Nintendo’s E3 presentation, the 2D platformer had been rumoured for many years, so to see a brand new iteration of the Metroid franchise was already surprising, but one called Metroid Dread? Well, our minds were blown.

Luckily, Nintendo spoiled us rotten with the release, bringing out special editions for the game and some rather spiffy looking amiibo to celebrate the title. These little figures can help you out in the game, and Metroid Dread is even compatible with older Metroid series amiibo, such as the Super Smash Bros line of figures and those released alongside Metroid: Samus Returns. Of course, with so many figures comes a lot of different options, so we’ll explain them here with our Metroid Dread amiibo guide.

You’re going to need those fancy figures as well, because Metroid Dread is tough as nails. Brutal bosses and endless waves of enemies are tucked away in every dark corner, so if you have one of the many Metroid amiibo you had better keep them handy! Now, let us break down exactly what each amiibo does.

How do I use Metroid Dread amiibo?

It’s dread simple to use your amiibo with Metroid Dread. During gameplay you need to press the – button, then select amiibo and scan your figure. Once you pick up your amiibo you have to scan it on the NFC receiver, which is located under the Nintendo Switch logo on a pro controller, and under the Home button on the right Joy-Con. Hold it there for a couple of seconds, and the device should be scanned and ready to use. Also remember, each amiibo can only be used once a day.

All amiibo unlockables

Samus Aran - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Metroid Dread Samus amiibo

The first time you scan the Metroid Dread Samus amiibo, you’ll receive an energy tank to use in Metroid Dread, which gives you an extra 100 health points. This can only be used once, and any subsequent times you scan the amiibo will instead reward you by replenishing 200 health.

An E.M.M.I. robot - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

E.M.M.I. amiibo

The first time you scan the E.M.M.I. amiibo you’ll receive a missile plus tank, awarding you an increased missile capacity of ten. Scanning the figure on any day after this will replenish your missile supply by 30.

Samus Aran - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Super Smash Bros Samus amiibo

Scanning the Super Smash Bros Samus amiibo once a day replenishes life energy

Zero Suit Samus - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Super Smash Bros Zero Suit Samus amiibo

Scanning the Super Smash Bros Zero Suit Samus amiibo once a day replenishes your life energy

Dark Samus - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Super Smash Bros Dark Samus amiibo

Scanning the Super Smash Bros Dark Samus amiibo restores missile ammo

Ridley from Metroid - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Super Smash Bros Ridley amiibo

Scanning the Super Smash Bros Ridley amiibo replenishes your missile ammo

Samus Aran stands poised on one knee - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Samus Returns Samus amiibo

Scanning the Samus Returns Samus amiibo once a day replenishes life energy

A Metroid has broken out of a containment unit - in amiibo form - is visible against a white background

Samus Returns Metroid amiibo

Scanning the Samus Returns Metroid amiibo once a day replenishes missile ammo

Where do I buy Metroid Dread amiibo

The Metroid Dread Samus and E.M.M.I. amiibo double pack is (at the time of writing) still readily available. You can find it at the Nintendo store, or find it at Amazon for your region.

That’s our guide to the very lovely looking Metroid Dread amiibo, and hopefully, these will you help you through the many tough tasks ahead. If you’re looking for something else to play afterwards, why not check out our guide to the best Switch metroidvanias for even more 2D search-action adventures.

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