My girlfriend and I are huge fans of the Nintendo Switch and especially The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Switch is praised for its portability but whenever she comes over she brings the Switch but carrying all the accessory was a big pain. There are over a dozen amiibo figurines that work with Breath of the Wild and can give you very powerful items and abilities. But bring her whole collection of amiibo figures on top of the switch itself became too big of a load. To solve this she found a very compact and protective carrying case that made it very easy to take the Switch around safely.
With that problem resolved, we now had to figure out how in the world we were going to transport a dozen amiibos back and forth all the time. Thus, we looked for a way to be able to back up the amiibos so that she could just bring that instead and I was able to discover several other methods. The easiest and cheapest solution is to buy NTAG215 tags from Amazon and back them up using a NFC capable Android phone. The most robust solution is to buy a special chip called a N2 elite or sometimes called “Amiiqo”. I will cover using both of these methods to make working backups of your amiibos in this article.