Amiibo Cards are tap-to-play cards technically NFC cards that bring amiibo figures or card characters to your island. As per Nintendo Direct, amiibo cards bring new visitors to your island in the new Horizon. You need to buy these cards in order to play the game. Though it is not an ethical way you can also learn how to make Amiibo Cards of Animal Crossing.
All you need to do is tap the card in the game and the figure based on the card will appear on your island. Later, the game will allow you to invite the figure to Photopia island where you can have amazing photoshoots with the figures.
How to Make Amiibo Cards:
There are 3 basic requirements to make amiibo cards:
- NFC Writing Capability :
It generally means only Android phones with NFC, but apparently, it is possible to buy an NFC reader/writer for PC but it is more complicated. You can also use Apple iOS phones for NFC with the CattleGrid or the Placiibo! app.
2. NFC Ntag215 Stickers
These are little stickers that have a specific type of NFC chip in them that you can buy for really cheap. You can buy them from Amazon. Only NTAG215 works, 213,216 and other common stickers do not work.
3. The TagMo app for Android and .bin file of the amiibo you want to put on your sticker. I’ll let you guys google that one, they aren’t hard to find.
Okay, so you got your stickers and phone with NFC writing, now what?
On your Android device go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources (turn on). This makes it so that you can install apps that aren’t on the Google Play store.
Install the TagMo.apk file on your Android device. You can get the latest version from their github
Download these 2 configuration files that work with TagMo:
Place unfixed-info.bin, locked-secret.bin and Amiibo dump files on your Android device.
Launch the TagMo app, touch the 3 dots in the upper right corner > Load key(s) file… and select the unfixed-info.bin and locked-secret.bin files. You might need to install a file explore for your Android device if you can’t do that already on your phone, but it should be in the download folder if you downloaded it on your phone.
Touch the LOAD TAG button and select your Amiibo .bin dump file.
Touch the WRITE TAG (AUTO) button and press your NTAG215 NFC tag to your Android device.
The stickers cannot be re-written so it is advised against trying that in the future so you don’t mess the sticker up.
The ethical way of having amiibo card is by purchasing them. So let’s see from where you can buy these cards.
How To Buy Amiibo Cards?
There are many physical stores as well as online stores from where you can buy the Animal Crossing figures and cards compatible with New Horizons. Here are some list of online stores and what they offer.
There are three packs available on the official Nintendo website that includes KK, Cyrus and Reese.
Walmart has a stock of almost every Animal Crossing amiibo and amiibo cards that includes KK, Cyrus, Reese three-pack, Tom Nook, Tim and Tommy Nook, Celeste, Mabel, Kapp’n, Lottie, Rover, Kicks, Blathers, Mr. Resetti, Digby
FAQ’s About How to Make Amiibo Cards
Is Making Amiibo Cards legal?
If you are making Amiibo Cards by downloadong and making your own card then you might get accused for copyright infringement. There are ver rare chances of getting caught ut selling them online is completely illegal.
Can you get banned for using fake Amiibo?
You won’t get banned for using fake Amiibo Card. As there is no way to track the real and fake amiibo card they will not be able to differ between the real and fake one.
Can I just use my phone instead of an ntag215 tag?
No, unless our phone is rooted, you cannot use your phone instead of ntag215 tag.
Can you use TagMo as an Amiibo?
Yes, you can use TagMo as Amiibo. Using the Tagmo app you can save the amiibo as files on your phone that can be sent to a tournament organizer using a file manager.
Hope you have got the answer to How to Make Amiibo Cards. If you have any other better way then let us know in the comment section below.
Amiibo Cards are very much interesting and a great thing to have a collection. Which is your favorite character from the series? Let us know in the comments section.