If you’ve got your hands on a copy of the excellent Splatoon 3, you might be aware that there’s a whole host of previously released amiibo that are compatible with the game. This includes the original amiibo released with the original Wii U Splatoonas well as the shiner, newer amiibo released alongside Splatoon 2.
There are also some Splatoon 3-specific amiibo due to release at a later date, but until that happens you can still unlock a whole host of tasty gear with the older models, and they look rather snazzy to boot!
Note. Many of these unlocks apply to Splatoon 2, too.
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Splatoon 3 amiibo Compatibility And Unlock Guide – Full List
Below you’ll find a full list of every amiibo compatible with Splatoon 3 along with the rewards you unlock for scanning them.
We’ll begin with the most recently released amiibo and work backwards. We’ll update this guide with the yet-to-be-released amiibo (above) when they are, indeed, released.
Pearl and Marina ‘Off The Hook’ amiibo – Splatoon 2
Pearl and Marina are the previous newscasters before ‘Deep Cut’, and members of the band ‘Off the Hook’, and if you’ve wanted to look a bit more like them when inking in-game, scanning them both will allow you to do just that!
The Pearl amiibo will give you:
- Pearlescent Crown (Cold Blooded ability)
- Pearlescent Hoodie (Respawn Punisher ability)
- Pearlescent Kicks (Special Charge Up ability)
The Marina amiibo will give you:
- Marinated Headphones (Special Saver ability)
- Marinated top (Special Power Up ability)
- Marinated Slip-Ons (Ink Recovery Up Ability)
Inkling Boy amiibo – Splatoon 2 (Green)
Scanning the Splatoon 2 Inkling Boy amiibo will grant you the following items:
- Squinja Mask
- Squinja Suit
- Squinja Shoes
When equipped these items will grant you the Special Saver, Swimming Speed Boost, and Faster Respawn abilities.
Inkling Girl amiibo – Splatoon 2 (Red)
Scanning the Splatoon 2 Inkling Girl amiibo will grant you:
- School Cardigan
- Squid Clip-Ons
- Fringed Loafers
These items give you abilities Run Speed Up, Opening Gambit, and Cold-Blooded.
Inkling Squid amiibo – Splatoon 2 (Purple)
Scanning the Splatoon 2 Inkling Squid amiibo will give you:
- Power Armor Mk 1
- Power Mask Mk 1
- Power Boots Mk 1
When equipped you’ll receive the following abilities: Ink Resistance Up, Ink Resistance Up, and Bomb Defense Up respectively.
Octoling Girl amiibo – Splatoon 2
Scanning the Splatoon 2 Octoling Girl amiibo will give you:
- Enchanted Dresses
- Enchanted Hat
- Enchanted Boots
When equipped you’ll receive the abilities Thermal Ink, Ink Saver (Main), and Run Speed Up.
Octoling Boy amiibo – Splatoon 2
Scanning the Splatoon 2 Octoling Boy amiibo will give you:
- Steel Platform
- Steel Helm
- Steel Greaves
Don this armor and you’ll be battling with Ink Saver (Sub), Special Charge Up, and Object Shredder.
Octoling Octopus amiibo – Splatoon 2
Scanning the Splatoon 2 Octoling Octopus amiibo will give you:
- Fresh Fish Gloves
- Fresh Fish Head
- Fresh Fish Feet
Equipping these will net you Quick Super Jump, Comeback, and Quick Respawn.
Scanning the Marie amiibo unlocks the following (only after beating the single-player campaign, mind):
- Armor Helmet Replica
- Armor Jacket Replica
- Armor Boot Replica
Perks include Tenacity, Ink Saver (Main), and the Special Charge Up ability.
As with Marie, Callie’s gear set only unlocks after beating the single-player campaign.
- Hero Headset Replica
- Hero Jacket Replica
- Hero Runner Replica
Perks include faster swimming, faster running, and faster super jumping.
Inkling Boy amiibo – original Splatoon (Blue/Purple)
Scanning the Inkling Boy amiibo from the original Splatoon grants you:
- Samurai Helmet
- Samurai Jacket
- Samurai Shoes
Perks include special charge-up, special power increase, and a quick super jump.
Inkling Girl amiibo – Splatoon original (Orange/Green)
Scanning the Inkling Girl amiibo from the original Splatoon will grant you:
- school hair clip
- School Uniform, School Shoes + Hi Socks
- Base School Shoes
Perks include ink saver, high recovery speed, and faster swimming.
Inkling Squid amiibo – original Splatoon (Green)
Finally scanning the Inkling Squid amiibo from the original Splatoon will give you:
- Power Armor clothing
- Power Boots
Perks include a faster respawn, higher defense against bombs, and ink saver which should come in handy.
How to scan amiibo
Just head over to the amiibo stand in Splatsville (almost directly behind where you spawn upon starting the game) and follow the on-screen instructions to scan your amiibo proper.
You may need to scan each amiibo multiple times (playing online battles in between said scans) in order to unlock every piece of gear an amiibo offers. It isn’t much of a burden, but something to keep in mind.
It should be noted that none of the above bonus items are necessary to enjoy the game to its fullest, but they’re fun perks and fashion accessories to enjoy if you happen to own any of the amiibo.
We’ll update this guide once Splatoon 3 has its own trifecta of amiibo released to the public.
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