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"Splatoon 2" Amiibo Unlockable Gear Guide

Jennifer Wilber is a teacher and writer. She holds a B.A. in English and an Associate's in Computer Game Design. She is a life-long gamer.

Marina and Pearl Amiibo

Marina and Pearl Amiibo

What Do Amiibo Do in Splatoon 2?

All Splatoon and Splatoon 2 Amiibo can be used to unlock Amiibo-exclusive gear in Splatoon 2. The original Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid Amiibo from the first Splatoon game unlock the same gear in Splatoon 2 that they unlocked in the original Splatoon for Wii U, but now you do not need to complete challenges to unlock them. Callie and Marie from the original Splatoon Amiibo series also unlock exclusive gear in Splatoon 2. The Splatoon 2 Amiibo series includes a new version of the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid. The two new idols, Pearl and Marina, were also just released as Amiibo figures. These Amiibo unlock exclusive new gear as well. Each Amiibo unlocks three pieces of gear, including headgear, clothing, and shoes, all with special abilities. In addition to gear to customize the appearance of your Inkling or Octoling character, each Amiibo also unlocks a song to play at the Squid Beatz 2 arcade machine in Inkopolis Square.

An Octoling Girl, Octoling Boy, and Octoling Octopus Amiibo were also announced with the release of the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. These Amiibo were released as a special 3-pack later on.

All six Inkling Amiibo from the original "Splatoon" game. These Amiibo also work on "Splatoon 2" for Nintendo Switch.

All six Inkling Amiibo from the original "Splatoon" game. These Amiibo also work on "Splatoon 2" for Nintendo Switch.

Original Splatoon Inkling Amiibo

The original Splatoon Inkling Amiibo were released in two different color variants. The original set includes the orange Inkling Girl, blue Inkling Boy, and green Inkling Squid. Later on, a second variant set of these Amiibo were released with the green Inkling Girl, purple Inkling Boy, and orange Inkling Squid.

Both Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy Amiibo were available separately or as part of a special 3 pack that also included the Inkling Squid. The Inkling Squid Amiibo were only available as part of these special 3 packs in North America, though they were available individually elsewhere in the world, including Japan.

The only difference between the two versions of each of these Amiibo is their color scheme. The different color variants of each of these Amiibo unlock the same gear and the same song, so you only need one of each if you just want to collect the gear.

My Inkling wearing the gear from the "Splatoon 1" Inkling Girl Amiibo.

My Inkling wearing the gear from the "Splatoon 1" Inkling Girl Amiibo.

Inkling Girl: "Splatoon 1" Version Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Squid Hairclip

Swim Speed Up

School Uniform

Ink Recovery Up

School Shoes

Ink Saver (Sub)

My Inkling wearing the gear unlocked with the "Splatoon 1" Inkling Boy Amiibo.

My Inkling wearing the gear unlocked with the "Splatoon 1" Inkling Boy Amiibo.

Inkling Boy: "Splatoon 1" Version Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Samurai Helmet

Quick Super Jump

Samurai Jacket

Special Charge Up

Samurai Shoes

Special Power Up

My Inkling models the gear unlocked with the Splatoon 1 Inkling Squid Amiibo.

My Inkling models the gear unlocked with the Splatoon 1 Inkling Squid Amiibo.

Inkling Squid: "Splatoon 1" Version Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Power Mask

Bomb Defense Up

Power Armor

Quick Respawn

Power Boots

Ink Saver (Main)

Callie and Marie Amiibo

Callie and Marie Amiibo

The Squid Sisters: Callie and Marie

Callie and Marie’s Amiibo are only available in a special two-pack. Together, these two Inkling cousins form the iconic pop duo The Squid Sisters. These two Amiibo can only be used in Splatoon 2 after beating the main story mode. If you try to use Callie or Marie before completing the main story mode, you will see a message telling you that the character is busy, and to try again later.

This is my Inkling in the gear given by Callie.

This is my Inkling in the gear given by Callie.

Callie’s Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Hero Headset Replica

Run Speed Up

Hero Jacket Replica

Swim Speed Up

Hero Runner Replic

Quick Super Jump

Marie gave my Inkling this fresh gear!

Marie gave my Inkling this fresh gear!

Marie's Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Armor Helmet Replica

Tenacity

Armor Jacket Replica

Special Charge Up

Armor Boots Replica

Ink Saver

All three "Splatoon 2" Inkling Amiibo

All three "Splatoon 2" Inkling Amiibo

Splatoon 2 Inkling Amiibo

The Splatoon 2 Inkling Amiibowere released at the same time as the game. The Splatoon 2 Inkling Girl Amiibo features an Inkling Girl as she appears on the game’s cover art. She has a short tentacle hairstyle with pink tentacles. The Splatoon 2 Inkling Boy Amiibo features an Inkling Boy with a spiky tentacle hairstyle and green tentacles. These three Amiibo are available individually.

Here my Inkling shows off the gear given to her by the "Splatoon 2" Inkling Girl Amiibo.

Here my Inkling shows off the gear given to her by the "Splatoon 2" Inkling Girl Amiibo.

Inkling Girl: "Splatoon 2" Version Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Squid Clip-Ons

Opening Gambit

School Cardigan

Run Speed Up

Fringed Loafers

Cold-Blooded

This is my Inkling wearing the gear unlocked by the "Splatoon 2" Inkling Boy Amiibo.

This is my Inkling wearing the gear unlocked by the "Splatoon 2" Inkling Boy Amiibo.

Inkling Boy: "Splatoon 2" Version Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Squinja Mask

Quick Respawn

Squinja Suit

Special Saver

Squinja Boots

Swim Speed Up

This is the gear from the Splatoon 2 Inkling Squid Amiibo.

This is the gear from the Splatoon 2 Inkling Squid Amiibo.

Inkling Squid: "Splatoon 2" Version Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Power Mask Mk1

Ink Resistance Up

Power Armor Mk1

Ink Resistance Up

Power Boots Mk1

Bomb Defense Up

Pearl and Marina

Pearl and Marina

Off the Hook: Pearl and Marina

Together, Pearl the Inkling and Marina the Octoling comprise the hip-hop duo Off the Hook. The Pearl and Marina Amiibo are available together in a special two-pack. The gear unlocked by these Amiibo looks like the outfits worn by Pearl and Marina in the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. In addition to the unlockable gear, these Amiibo also allow players to take a picture of their character on stage with Off the Hook during Splatfest events. Instead of new songs for Squid Beatz 2, players receive new themes and sound effects for Squid Beatz 2.

For these two Amiibo, you will get the headgear items the first time you use the Amiibo in game. To get the second two pieces of gear for each Amiibo, you must save an outfit to the Amiibo, then go back to the giant Amiibo box to use the Amiibo again. The rest of the gear should now unlock.

My Octoling is wearing Pearl's Amiibo exclusive gear.

My Octoling is wearing Pearl's Amiibo exclusive gear.

Pearl's Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Pearlescent Crown

Cold-Blooded

Pearlescent Hoodie

Respawn Punisher

Pearlescent Kicks

Special Charge Up

My Octoling is dressed like her hero, Marina.

My Octoling is dressed like her hero, Marina.

Marina's Unlockable Gear

Gear Ability

Marinated Headphones

Special Saver

Marinated Top

Special Power Up

Marinated Slip-Ons

Ink Recovery Up

The "Splatoon 2 Octoling" Amiibo 2-Pack, featuring Octoling Boy, Octoling Octopus, and Octoling Girl

The "Splatoon 2 Octoling" Amiibo 2-Pack, featuring Octoling Boy, Octoling Octopus, and Octoling Girl

Octoling Amiibo

The Octoling Girl, Octoling Boy, and Octoling Octopus are the latest Splatoon 2 Amiibo to be released. The Octoling Amiibo are available as a special 3-pack. These Amiibo were released in Japan and Europe on November 9th, and in North America on December 7th. These Amiibo unlock exclusive gear for Splatoon 2 and a song, just like the other Splatoon Amiibo. The Octoling Girl will unlock a witch/wizard outfit, called the Enchanted set. The Octoling Boy will unlock the "Steel" gear, which give the player the appearance of a medieval knight. The Octoling Octopus Amiibo unlocks the most frightening outfit of all; a "Fresh Fish" mascot outfit, based on a popular Inkopolis character. To unlock the gear, visit the Amiibo box in Inkopolis Square. You will need to save gear to the Amiibo to unlock all the available gear, as with previous Amiibo releases. Check out the video below to preview the new Amiibo gear.

My Octoling, Niika, chlling with the Octoling Girl Amiibo.

My Octoling, Niika, chlling with the Octoling Girl Amiibo.

Octoling Girl: Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Enchanted Hat

Ink Saver (main)

Enchanted Robe

Thermal Ink

Enchanted Boots

Run Speed Up

My Octoling chillin' with the Octoling Boy Amiibo.

My Octoling chillin' with the Octoling Boy Amiibo.

Octoling Boy: Unlockable Gear

GearAbility

Steel Helm

Special Charge Up

Steel Platemail

Ink Saver (sub)

Steel Greaves

Object Shredder

My Octoling with the Octoling Octopus Amiibo.This outfit creeps me out a little.

My Octoling with the Octoling Octopus Amiibo.This outfit creeps me out a little.

GearAbility

Fresh Fish Head

Comeback

Fresh Fish Gloves

Quick Super Jump

Fresh Fish Feet

Quick Respawn

"Squid Beatz 2" Amiibo Unlockable Songs

AmiiboSong

Splatoon 1 Inkling Girl

Shellfie

Splatoon 1 Inkling Boy

Splattack!

Splatoon 1 Inkling Squid

Hooked

Callie

Bomb Rush Blush

Marie

Tide Goes Out

Splatoon 2 Inkling Girl

Split & Splat

Splatoon 2 Inkling Boy

Seaskape

Splatoon 2 Inkling Squid

Sucker Punch

Pearl

(none)

Marina

(none)

Octoling Girl

Thirsty

Octoling Boy

Party

Octoling Octopus

Crush

Amiibo!

Though many Splatoon fans collect the Amiibo for the series mainly to have cool collectible figures of their favorite characters, these interactive figurines do provide some benefits when you use them in-game. You can unlock a variety of unique gear with different abilities by using Amiibo, as well as unlock new songs for the Squid Beatz 2 arcade machine. While these Amiibo are not necessary to enjoy Splatoon 2, they are a fun addition to the game for fans who want to collect the figurines anyway.

Questions & Answers

Question: How do you get the other gear from the Pearl and Marina Amiibo? I scanned them both, and only got the headgear. Do I have to be at a higher level? I'm already past level 10.

Answer: You do not need to reach a specific level to unlock the other two pieces of gear from each of these Amiibo, but there are additional steps you need to take to get them

The first time you use your Pearl Amiibo, you will receive the "Pearlescent Crown." Likewise, you will receive the "Marinated Headphones" the first time you use your Marina Amiibo. You will notice that they do not give you the additional gear if you try to immediately scan them into the game again.

To unlock the other pieces of gear from each Off the Hook Amiibo, you must first save an outfit loadout to the Amiibo.

To do this, press the + button on your Switch controller while in Inkopolis Square to bring up the main menu. Now go all the way to the last tab on the right. Under the Other tab, select the Amiibo tab. You will be able to choose your desired loadouts to save to the Amiibo.

Once you have saved an outfit to the Amiibo, scan the Amiibo at the giant Amiibo box in Inkopolis Square once more. You will now receive the other two pieces of gear for that Amiibo (the "Pearlescent Hoodie" and the "Pearlescent Kicks" for Pearl and the "Marinated Top" and the "Marinated Slip-Ons" for Marina.) You will also receive new themes and sound effects for Squid Beatz 2 from the Pearl and Marina Amiibo. Repeat the process with the other Amiibo to unlock her unlockable gear.

Question: I am already level 58 in Splatoon 2 and I got the green squid Amiibo. It gave me the helmet, but not the rest of the armor. How do I get the rest of the armor?

Answer: Try saving a set of gear to your Green Squid Amiibo and scan it again.

Question: Does the new Super Smash Inkling Amiibo unlock any new gear in Splatoon 2?

Answer: The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Inkling Amiibo unlocks the same gear as the original Inkling Girl Amiibo (from Splatoon 1) in Splatoon 2. You can only save data for one game on it (I tried it in Splatoon 2 first, then had to erase the data from the Amiibo to use it in Smash).

Question: How do you take a picture with Marina and Pearl on stage during Splatfest with their Amiibo?

Answer: Taking a picture of your in-game character posing with Pearl or Marina on stage during Splatfest events is easy. All you need to do is go to the giant Amiibo box in Inkopolis Square and scan your Peal or Marina Amiibo in like you normally do. The Amiibo will ask if you'd like to take a picture with her. When you confirm that you would like to take a picture, you will appear on stage with your selected character. You can select from different poses for both your player character and Marina/Pearl, just like you normally can when you take a picture with them.

The only real difference between taking a regular picture and taking an on-stage photo during Splatfest is that the background is changed to the Splatfest concert during Splatfest.

Question: What is the release date for the Octoling Amiibo?

Answer: The Octoling Amiibo 3-pack set is scheduled to release on November 9th in Japan and Europe. Unfortunately, for fans in the United States, and Canada, these Amiibos won't be available until December 7th in North America, almost a month later than the rest of the world.

Question: What are the requirements to unlock the Splatoon Amiibo because I'm level 50?

Answer: For all of the currently released Amiibo except Off the Hook (Pearl and Marina), you can get the first piece of gear at level 1, the second at level 5, and the third at level 10. Just go back to the Amiibo box and scan the Amiibo again to unlock each piece of gear.

There are no level requirements for Pearl or Marina. You will get the first piece of gear the first time you scan each Amiibo. For the rest of the gear, you need to save an outfit to the Amiibo, and then scan the Amiibo again.

To save an outfit to an Amiibo, press the + button, then select the "Other" tab, then click on "Amiibo." You can save your outfit to the Amiibo here. Once the outfit is saved, you can easily re-equip these items by scanning the Amiibo. You will also be able to acquire the rest of the items from the Amiibo in the case of Marina and Pearl.

After you save the outfit to the Amiibo, return to the Amiibo box in the square to scan the Amiibo again. You should now be able to unlock the rest of the items.

If the Amiibo has already been used on another account, it will need to be unregistered from the first account before it works for another account.

Question: Do you know how to get the Callie and Marie Amiibos for a cheap price?

Answer: It will likely be cheaper to get the Japanese versions of these Amiibos than the US versions from Amazon or eBay, though they will still likely be more expensive than the original retail price. Because the Callie and Marie Amiibo are so sought-after, they are hard to find and are often more expensive.

If you do end up importing the Japanese versions, they will work exactly the same on a US Nintendo Switch. The only difference is the packaging.

Question: Is there a level requirement for the new Octoling Amiibo in Splatoon 2?

Answer: According to the Splatoon Wiki, there is no level requirement, but you need to have had at least ten victories to unlock Amiibo gear (other than the headgear). You also need to save gear to the Amiibo before it will give you the complete outfit.

Question: What's your favorite Splatoon 2 Amiibo?

Answer: My favorite Splatoon 2 Amiibo are Marina, because she is my favorite Splatoon 2 character, and the Octoling Girl because I love the witch outfit that she comes with.

Question: My Splatoon 2 Amiibo gear guide gave me the headgear but not the other clothes. I've played a turf war, but nothing happened. What should I do?

Answer: Are you referring to the Marina and Pearl Amiibo? If so, you need to save an outfit to your Amiibo before you are able to obtain the other two pieces of gear.

To do this, press the + button and then go to the "Other" tab and click on "Amiibo." Here you have the option to save your current outfit to the Amiibo. After your outfit is saved, you will also be able to get the rest of the gear from the Amiibo.

To get the gear now, return to the Amiibo box in the square and scan the Amiibo again, just like you did to obtain the headgear. You should now be able to unlock all of the gear.

Question: In Splatoon 2, if Callie unlocked Agent 3's gear if you scan her Amiibo, and you get the Hero Suit Replica when you complete Hero Mode in Splatoon 1, what did she give you in Splatoon 1?

Answer: The Callie and Marie Amiibo let you listen to Squid Sisters songs from the Original Splatoon Soundtrack when used in Splatoon 1 on the Nintendo Wii. Callie and Marie also each have their own solo songs that can be accessed by using their Amiibo. They don’t unlock any gear in Splatoon 1.

© 2018 Jennifer Wilber

Comments

SneakyShadows on September 15, 2020:

Im so pissed off im getting all splatoon 1 and 2 amibos but due to a block I HAVE TO WAIT TILL DECEMBER

Mo5149 on August 18, 2020:

Your cool

SquidKid on May 05, 2020:

So I saw some comments that said that they only got the Pearlescent Crown from Pearl and the Marinated Headphones from Marina. This is the same for me too, I can’t get the other 2 gears even though I’ve tried saving my outfit and rescanning the amiibo. When I rescanned it, I Only got a picture request. I know it says that you don’t have to reach any specific level, but maybe you have too? If you have to, than buying the Marina Amiibo might be a waste of money, because I come from a country where I cannot link a Nintendo account and go for online battles to level up. When I searched this up in Google, I saw 50 percent of the people saying that you just had to save your outfit to the Amiibo. But then when I watched the YouTube videos, they said that you had to reach a specific level to get the gears. Like, example they said you had to be level 5 to get the Marinated Top. After seeing all this, I’m very confused. If any of your see this and you think you might know why it isn’t working for me and some other people, please reply to this comment. Bye!

Meggy on March 12, 2020:

i tried to get the clothing from my squid, but i tried with the boy and the girl inkling and i got nothing out of them. i tried your ideas, but they aren't working.

lol on March 12, 2020:

i tried with the boy amibo and all i got was only a picture asking

Anonymous on August 14, 2019:

This may be a little outdated since I've got version 5.0.0, but I've only gotten the Pearlescent Crown and the Marinated Headphones, and I've saved a loadout for both the amiibo. What should I do?

Annabelle on August 07, 2019:

Never mind! I did have the crown.

Annabelle on August 03, 2019:

I accidentally didn't save when I got the crown. can I still get it?

Jennifer Wilber (author) from Cleveland, Ohio on March 21, 2019:

Guy, they are both good. Which one is better depends on which outfit you prefer.

guy on March 20, 2019:

do you recommend the boy inkling (splatoon 2) or squid (splatoon 2)

Jennifer Wilber (author) from Cleveland, Ohio on December 08, 2018:

That is my Octoling, Niika, in the screenshots. You can only take pictures like these of your own character in the game.

sparklysquid on December 08, 2018:

The Octoling in the pictures of the Pearl and Marina Amiibo is my friend's Octoling, Sofia!! YAYY! Hi, Sofia!

Jay on October 11, 2018:

The New Amiibo Gear Came out.

Jennifer Wilber (author) from Cleveland, Ohio on September 24, 2018:

Did you try to save an outfit to each Amiibo? Also, were these Amiibo registered to someone else's account first (for example, a family member used them first, you borrowed them from a friend, or you bought them used)?

Dawn on September 23, 2018:

It didn’t work when I tried it with marina and pearl