Splatoon 2 Amiibo Unlockable Gear Guide

Updated on July 20, 2018
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Jennifer Wilber works as an ESL instructor, substitute teacher, and freelance writer. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and English.

Marina and Pearl Amiibo
Marina and Pearl Amiibo | Source

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, where 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 will be released later this year as a special 3-pack.

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. | Source

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. | Source

Inkling Girl – Splatoon 1 Version Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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. | Source

Inkling Boy – Splatoon 1 Version Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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. | Source

Inkling Squid – Splatoon 1 Version Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
Power Mask
Bomb Defense Up
Power Armor
Quick Respawn
Power Boots
Ink Saver (Main)
Callie and Marie Amiibo
Callie and Marie Amiibo | Source

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. | Source

Callie’s Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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! | Source

Marie's Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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 | Source

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. | Source

Inkling Girl – Splatoon 2 Version Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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. | Source

Inkling Boy – Splatoon 2 Version Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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. | Source

Inkling Squid – Splatoon 2 Version Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
Power Mask Mk1
Ink Resistance Up
Power Armor Mk1
Ink Resistance Up
Power Boots Mk1
Bomb Defense Up
Pearl and Marina
Pearl and Marina | Source

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 2-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. | Source

Pearl's Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
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. | Source

Marina's Unlockable Gear

Gear
Ability
Marinated Headphones
Special Saver
Marinated Top
Special Power Up
Marinated Slip-Ons
Ink Recovery Up
A promotional picture of the upcoming Octoling Amiibo.
A promotional picture of the upcoming Octoling Amiibo. | Source

Octoling Amiibo

The Octoling Girl, Octoling Boy, and Octoling Octopus will be release as Amiibo later in 2018. The Octoling Amiibo will be available as a special 3-pack. These Amiibo are scheduled to be released in Japan and Europe on November 9th, and in North America on December 7th. These Amiibo will unlock exclusive gear for Splatoon 2 and a song, just like the other Amiibo, though the gear and songs included with these Amiibo have not yet been revealed.

Squid Beatz 2 Amiibo Unlockable Songs

Amiibo
Song
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
TBA
Octoling Boy
TBA
Octoling Octopus
TBA

Amiibo!

Though many Splatoon fans collect the Amiibo for the series mainly to have cool collectable 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.

© 2018 Jennifer Wilber

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