Now that your islands are all up and running you’re probably looking to expand or populate them with all the Animal Crossing amiibo and amiibo cards that are compatible with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Turns out, that’s all of them! So, if you want to get the most out of the latest entry quaint life sim you’ll want to know where you buy them.
Perhaps you’ve already gathered a few of these from previous games, but if you’re looking to complete your collection for cheap then we’ve gathered up all the places you can buy all the Animal Crossing amiibo and amiibo cards. Know that it’s a vast collection that Tom Nook would be proud of hoarding, so getting everything could take some time.
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Unfortunately, with the way amiibo tend to sell out and are then re-released in batches, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find everything in stock at the same time. At least for a reasonable price. Still, you can always check in on this page as we’ll be regularly updating our list of where the Animal Crossing amiibo and amiibo cards are currently available to buy.
For other related bits and bobs, you can also check out our page dedicated to all the best Animal Crossing merch. Why not decorate your home or person with more cute goodies?
Animal Crossing amiibo list
Let’s look at exactly what’s out there before we get started. In total, there are 16 different Animal Crossing amiibo that have been released so far. Additionally, there are two Super Smash Bros. variants for The Villager and Isabelle as well as a couple of special release bundles that contain more than one amiibo. The latter can offer some great value if you’re looking to buy more than one amiibo at a time.
You can find them all listed below. We’ve also added links to jump you to where you can buy each one. Prices and stock fluctuate, but we’ll do our best to keep this list as current as possible.
Where can I buy Animal Crossing amiibo cards?
Across four series, there have been 400 Animal Crossing amiibo cards released in total. In these sets, you’ll find a whole host of animal villagers who can take up residence in your town or drop by as special visitors. A special set of 50 Animal Crossing: New Leaf cards were also released that brought back many absent villagers.
As there are so many to collect, we’d definitely advise you using the online Animal Crossing catalogue to keep track of your collection. Even more so because the cards in each pack are random so it could take some time to gather a complete set.
An important note: stock is very limited or completely unavailable in most retailers which is causing prices to soar. Still, we’ve gathered together some of the places you’ve been able to buy Animal Crossing amiibo card packs from various sets. Our suggestion? Keep an eye out for more stock soon if you don’t want to pay these inflated costs. Understanding the demand, you’d think Nintendo would reprint more eventually.
What do the Animal Crossing amiibo and amiibo cards unlock in New Horizons?
Essentially, the main feature of amiibo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to unlock those islanders in the new Photopia mode where they can be used as models in your own photoshoots.
As for the Animal Crossing amiibo cards, they will actually allow those characters you scan to be invited as residents to your island. It’s quite a way to grow the population – especially with the hundreds of amiibo cards that are available to collect!
For more info, our pals over at Eurogamer have a comprehensive guide on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons amiibo support. We’d encourage you to check that out for a more detailed breakdown on how and where they’re used in-game.
What if I can’t find the amiibo I’m looking for?
Don’t fret just yet. Considering that Nintendo is expecting a surge in popularity for Animal Crossing amiibo you can expect they’ll be looking to restock sold out figures as soon as possible. With the way amiibo are launched and re-released in batches, it should only be a matter of time until the next wave hit stores. In the US, at least, the next batch of Animal Crossing amiibo will be coming on 10th April.
Patience is key, then. Unless you’re truly desperate, don’t be lulled into paying an extortionate amount for one amiibo just because it’s available right now. It may return to a reasonable price once a restock occurs. You could also find a good second-hand offer. Check back here regularly for all the latest news.
All that still not enough Animal Crossing for you? If you somehow don’t own the game yet, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the best prices for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You may also like to check out our guides to the best power bank for Nintendo Switch, the best Nintendo Switch SD cards or where you can get a cheap Switch Pro Controller. Perhaps soon we’ll have an empire as vast at Tom Nook’s!
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