Nintendo Has Filed Patent For Possible Trading Card Set Using Amiibo Tech

Nintendo has recently filed for a patent which uses the same technology as amiibo which is near field communication. The objects patented appear to be a trading card set. The patent which was picked up by Digital Trends suggests that Nintendo could be looking to create Pokémon cards that interact with the Nintendo 3DS or possibly the Nintendo Switch.

“The trading cards refer to cards on which variously different pictures are depicted and a purpose thereof is collection and exchanged. Namely, the trading cards are cards manufactured and sold aiming at exchange or collection of pictures on each surface thereof.”

“Each card represents either rock, paper, or scissors (as shown in the upper lefthand corner). And each card shows a number 1-6 on a die on the right side. It would seem that users could upload data to their 3DS’ and play against one another in games of chance.”




  1. I don’t give a shit what they are are amiibo cards of. The trading part turns me off because that means it’s like a box of chocolates so you’ll never know what ya gonna get. No thanks. I don’t like “random item generators” anymore because I got turned off by them years ago.

  2. “…Digital Trends suggests that Nintendo could be looking to create Pokémon cards that interact with the Nintendo 3DS or possibly the Nintendo Switch” Have you followed Nintendo lately? All the 3DS is getting are ports of existing games, Game Freak already said they’re done with the 3DS, so why would amiibo cards be made for games that don’t use them? Think, this is clearly for Switch moving forward, especially with Game Freak already saying Ultra Sun/Moon were the final things they’re going to do for it!

  3. NFC Trading Card game is a much better invest than Amiibo toys since you can actually play with the cards and the game with them. I’m also sure it’s a lot cheaper. I prefer cards over useless $13 Microtransaction toys.

  4. ||They must be new tools for the new batch of cattle that will arrive soon…||

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: