Metroid Dread amiibo guide: What do amiibo do in Metroid Dread?

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Metroid Dread is a challenging game, and if you want to survive it to the end, you’re going to need to use everything at your disposal. That means being sure to snag everything from upgrades for your Missile Tank capacity scattered around each area, to increasing your overall health by finding all the Energy Tank upgrades. But if you’re an amiibo collector who’s found that their figurines have been collecting a little bit of dust, it might be worth your time to get them back out; all the Metroid amiibo can help you on your journey through Metroid Dread in some way.

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Two new amiibo were launched to coincide with Dread: a 2-pack featuring Samus in her newly designed armor and an EMMI, one of Dread’s main enemies. These special Metroid Dread amiibo contain different bonuses than the rest of the Metroid amiibo when scanned.

The Metroid Dread Samus amiibo gives a permanent Energy Tank upgrade, while the EMMI amiibo gives you a Missile Tank upgrade. However, these bonuses can only be unlocked once. You’re free to scan the amiibo once a day, but after the first scan, the Samus amiibo will instead replenish health, and the EMMI amiibo will replenish missiles.

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Older amiibos function similarly, restoring either health or missiles once a day based on the amiibo.  Amiibo that will replenish your health once per day are:

  • Samus Aran (Metroid series)
  • Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)
  • Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)

Amiibo that will restock your missiles once per day are:

  • Metroid (Metroid series)
  • Dark Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)
  • Ridley (Super Smash Bros. series)