Scanning amiibo for games they’re not intended for produces some rather interesting results, as one fan’s experiment will show you.
It’s true: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is not the first Wii U game to make clever use of the GamePad’s built-in NFC (near field communication) reader/writer. In fact, it was Pokémon Rumble U, an action battle game released on the North American Wii U eShop in August 2013.
Pokémon Rumble U makes use of NFC figures — similar to amiibo, but smaller — to summon helper Pokémon into the game. For example, scanning a Pikachu NFC figure conjures up a Pikachu to the virtual battlefield in the game. Pokémon Rumble U NFC figures can store data the same way as amiibo, but on a smaller scale.
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But when someone tried scanning amiibo figures in Pokémon Rumble U, the results were interesting. Scanning a Pikachu amiibo summoned Mesprit, the Link amiibo summoned Swinub, Wii Fit Trainer’s amiibo summoned Boldore, Marth’s amiibo called forth upon Weedle, and the Villager amiibo called Victini into battle.
Check out the video below, provided by YouTube user Kolma, to see the action unfold before your eyes. Knowing this, it would be interesting to see if Pokémon Rumble U NFC figures could be scanned in Hyrule Warriors to unlock anything useful.
Scanning amiibo In Pokémon Rumble U