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Please note: The NFC Detection Area is on the Top Right Corner of the NFC Emulator.
  • First, Open the Amiibo interaction trigger in the game.
  • Second, choose the amiibo you want to scan on the NFC Emulator. You can find the Code Name Reference Chart here.
  • Third, Gently touch the NFC Emulator's Screen Bottom Right Corner to the NFC touchpoint on the Joycon or Pro Controller.
  • You may need to try few times to find the best Detection Spot.

You can refer to the video tutorials for more detailed instructions

The Folders Structure in the NFC Emulator.
  • There are two amiibo files folders: ZE-infinite and All Data.
  • ZE-infinite - The amiibo data in this folder supports unlimited scans. The amiibo files inside are for the Zelda series. 
  • All data - Contains all amiibo data. The folders are classified by game series. The amiibo in this folder doesn't support unlimited scan automatically.  
  • Please note: In Super Smash Bros. Auto-Generate MUST BE OFF, so the character's saved data won't get changed or lost.

The Naming
  • The folders are named with the initials of the game or the first two words. For example, AC = Animal Crossing series, ZE = Zelda series, SPL = Splatoon series.
  • The amiibo files in the folder are named like [xx] 001, [xx] 002... i.e., [AC] 001 = Animal Crossing Isabelle. [ZE] 01 = Zelda 8 Bit Link. You can find the corresponding code name on Code Name Reference Page.

You can refer to the video tutorials for more detailed instructions

  • Please refer to the video tutorials for more detailed instructions on how to upload, rename amiibo files.

Having trouble uploading a large number of bin files? Follow these steps to get your upload back on track:


  1. Set Auto-Sleep to 3 Mins: In the NFC Emulator Settings Menu, locate the Auto-sleep timer and set it to 3 minutes . 
  2. Upload in Smaller Batches: Try uploading fewer than 20 files at a time. Splitting your upload into smaller batches can help prevent errors and timeouts.
  3. Recover from Stalls: If the upload seems stuck:

    • Refresh the Page: Click the refresh button on your NFC Updater webpage to restart the connection.
    • Reconnect the NFC Emulator:  Reconnect your NFC Emulator to the computer.
    • Retry the Upload: Once you've refreshed and reconnected, attempt the upload again.
  • These steps should resolve most common upload issues with large amounts of bin files.
  • An NFC Emulator replicates the functionality of an amiibo by emulating its internal data. However, it needs the amiibo's unique identifier, you have to extracted from your purchased physical figures or cards, then put it in to the NFC emulator to make it to work.
  • You don't need a physical amiibo, but you'll need the amiibo data files (.bin) to write to the emulator. Downloading or sharing these files can have legal implications, so be aware of the risks.

The NFC Emulator works with Nintendo Switch, Switch Lit, Switch OLED.

Only works with .bin files

  • Make sure NFC is enabled on your device
  • Use Amiibo is enabled in the game,  Check compatibility requirements and try restarting your device.
  • If you encounter any problems, please reach out to us.
  • First, Make sure the Pro Controller Wired Communication is Turn OFF on your Switch
  • Second, Please Note the NFC Detection Area is on the Top Right Corner of the NFC Emulator.
  • Double-check that you used the correct data file for the specific game and amiibo. 

If the legend of Zelda amiibo isn't detect as expected,  Try canceling in-game amiibo menu by pressing the L key, then open the amiibo again by pressing the L key once more. It should get back to work.

Or You can simply scan it once more, it should get back to work.