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How to Fix Splatoon 3 Amiibo Gear Not Unlocking

Those who are using Amiibo in Splatoon 3 may find that their gear isn’t unlocking – here’s how to fix that!

Between painting turf or loading up their next Anarchy Battle match, many players are grabbing fresh gear from the shops in Splatoon 3.

However, some players can use their previous Amiibo from Splatoon or Splatoon 2 to get unlock new gear. But there’s been an issue, as a few Amiibo don’t unlock the gear needed.

Here’s how to fix this issue if it has been frustrating you in Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3 Amiibo Gear Not Unlocking Issue – How to Fix

If you’re only unlocking shoes from Amiibo, you’ll need to play a few more matches and level up in Splatoon 3 before scanning your Amiibo again to unlock full gear.

Some players will unlock the full gear set upon the first scan of the Amiibo, but this is due to having existing save data from Splatoon 2.

For those purchasing new Amiibo or using one for the first time, you’ll need to play a few matches and scan it again. It’s unclear how much you’ll need to level up, but here’s how to level up quickly in Splatoon 3 to speed up this process.

Where to Scan Splatoon Amiibo Splatoon 3

This means it is likely easier to get all pieces of gear when you’re at a lower level, as the amount of XP between levels is lower earlier in the game.

Interestingly, players reported similar issues of not unlocking gear from Amiibo in Splatoon 2. It seems that this is a design choice for players to gradually unlock gear from their collectibles.

There’s also some exciting new Amiibo coming for Splatoon 3! Find out the release date, price, and more for the Splatoon 3 Amiibo!

If you need some better gear for your matches between Amiibo scans, find out how to get exclusive gear for Splatoon 3 using SplatNet.

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Friday 25th of November 2022

on google its saying "youll need to get to level 7 and the get to level 10" but im at level 30+ does anyone know how to get the rest of the gear????


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

This is some real messed up marketing. I spend money on Splatoon merch, then I have to "level up" before I can get what I paid for.? If that makes sense to anyone at Splatoons, someone there needs to re-evaluate the thinking process. Your taking money from kids. Do the right thing and fix this.


Thursday 29th of September 2022

i have splatoon 2 do i need to make a save data cloud thing and then if i go back in splatoon 3 and scan the amiibo will i get the rest?