Nintendo Switch's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo is bringing a lot of useful and awesome in-game rewards, and to go straight to what's in store, it's letting players get Epona, the Hylian Shield, and Wolf Link.
Yep, that's right. It's the Epona in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and the same Wolf Link in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It's also the recurring Hylian Shield that every Zelda fan has grown accustomed to.
On that note, let's jump right into the nitty-gritty details.
How To Get Epona In 'Breath Of The Wild'
Getting Epona is as easy as 1-2-3, and all you need is the Super Smash Bros Link amiibo.
However, there are a few things worth noting about Epona.
First off, you can only summon her once. That's why you better head straight to the stables and have her registered there as soon as you can after teleporting her into the game.
To clear things up, she won't be coming back anytime soon if she dies, and if you use the Super Smash Bros Link amiibo again, she won't be the one appearing but a chest, which could yield a part of Link's outfit from Twilight Princess, though.
Secondly, she'll have maxed out Strength, Speed, and Stamina stats and have a Gentle temperament.
Last but not least, the stable owner will recognize her as Epona before you even get a chance to name her.
How To Get The Hylian Shield In 'Breath Of The Wild'
For the Hylian Shield, what you'll need is the Breath of the Wild Zelda amiibo.
The thing is, it's not a guaranteed deal, so you'll have to keep trying your luck every 24 hours if you don't manage to get the shield on your first try.
However, if you don't want to rely on amiibo to get the Hylian Shield, you can find it in the depths of Hyrule Castle.
Also, it should be pointed out that you can buy the shield again from Grante in Tarry Town once you've acquired it.
How To Get Wolf Link In 'Breath Of The Wild'
Now, when it comes to the second animal companion out of the bunch, you're gonna need the Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo.
Unlike Epona, you can keep summoning Wolf Link into Breath of the Wild, but you can only do this once a day.
In the game, he can hunt animals and give you the meat to pick up and attack foes you encounter, following you around wherever you go.
By default, he only has three hearts, but you can increase this by playing Twilight Princess on Wii U. What you want to do there is to get 20 heart containers, go to the Cave of Shadows, and complete the first six levels without getting damaged. After that, save those hearts to the amiibo to give more health to Wolf Link in Breath of the Wild.
Other Amiibo Rewards In 'Breath Of The Wild'
8-Bit Link: Food and rupees, and it has a chance to spawn a part of Link's classic tunic.
Breath of the Wild Link (Rider): Weapons and a special saddle.
Breath of the Wild Guardian: Rare weapons and items, including ancient and special arrows.
Breath of the Wild Bokoblin: Rare clubs.
Ocarina of Time Link: Meat, costumes, and weapons, including Biggoron's Sword and a part of Link's Ocarina of Time outfit.
Super Smash Bros Zelda: Cooking and crafting materials and a chance for the Twilight Bow.
Super Smash Bros Sheik: Cooking and crafting materials and a chance for Sheik's Mask.
Wind Waker Toon Link: Fish and a chance for the Sea-Breeze Boomerang or Wind Waker armor.
Wind Waker Zelda: Plants and a chance for the Hero's Shield from Wind Waker.
How To Use Amiibo In 'Breath Of The Wild'
To start using amiibo in Breath of the Wild, just go to the options and turn it on there, as it's set to off by default. Once that's done, the ability of using an amiibo will turn up as a rune in the game, so just press up on the D-pad to activate it and a circle will appear on the ground, which is where the rewards will spawn. That said, be sure to use this away from cliffs, water, and whatnot.
Well, there you have it — how to get Epona, the Hylian Shield, and Wolf Link, along with a variety of other items from other amiibo figures.
Feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know if you managed to get those rare in-game rewards in Breath of the Wild and, of course, if you're having a blast with them.