Metroid Dread – amiibo Compatibility Guide

Metroid Dread was released for Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021. As we concluded in our review, it’s absolutely fantastic. Two brand-new amiibo figures are now available  – Samus and E.M.M.I. – and each of these offer a unique function you can’t get anywhere else. The Super Smash Bros. amiibo work, too! If you’re looking to purhcase amiibo figures for Metroid Dread but don’t know where to start, check our guide. It contains tons of helpful tips!

Metroid series amiibo

There are a total of seven Metroid series amiibo. The Smash lineup includes Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Dark Samus, and Ridley, and the Metroid lineup includes Samus (Metroid Dread), Samus (Samus Returns), E.M.M.I., and Metroid. A good bit of these are rather rare — for more information on how to efficiently purchase expensive amiibo figures, check out our guide!

Hovering around on the amiibo menu doesn’t eat up game time, so if you’re doing a speed run, don’t worry! Spend as long as you like fiddling around with your figures. As a side note, please note that the Samus and E.M.M.I. amiibo were delayed in Europe, so they may be more difficult to come across there.

Unlocks & Rewards

Let’s start with the rewards for the two brand-new Metroid Dread amiibo, Samus and E.M.M.I.! When you tap the Samus amiibo, you’ll receive an extra energy tank. When you tap the E.M.M.I amiibo, you’ll receive an extra Missile+ tank. Both of these stick around for the remainder of your playthrough, but when you restart a file you’ll have to tap them again to obtain their benefits. Furthermore, you can tap the Samus and E.M.M.I. amiibo once per day to stock up on health and missiles, respectively. That being said, this only works once per day. The restoration isn’t even enough to cheese your way through difficult bosses!

The non-Metroid Dread figures are a bit less interesting. The remaining two Samus figurines plus Zero Suit Samus simply restore your health once a day, while Dark Samus, Metroid, and Ridley all restore missiles. These won’t permanently increase your stock of energy or missiles, though — you’ll have to purchase (or somehow otherwise obtain) the Metroid Dread figurines for that. If you have any further questions, feel free to join our Discord server! You can also check out our Super Smash Bros. training guides for information on how to raise powerful Metroid-series Figure Players.

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