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Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter

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The Wireless Adapter

The Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter (Japanese: ゲームボーイアドバンス専用ワイヤレスアダプタ Game Boy Advance-exclusive Wireless Adapter) is a Game Boy Advance accessory that attaches to the link cable port of any GBA-compatible device where the link cable would normally go. Much like the GBA-GCN cable, it is held in place by tabs that click into the small slots on top.

The adapter was included with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen when they were initially released, though it was removed when the games made it to Player's Choice status. It is fully compatible with both, as well as with Pokémon Emerald and numerous other GBA games. It replaces the GBA's link cable in most aspects, allowing communication between two GBA systems without the cumbersome wires that were previously required.

The GBA Wireless Adapter was not as successful as it could have been due to the limited library of titles which supported it. As its use was restricted to games that specifically acknowledged it, and not to any game that was able to link to others with the normal link cable, communication between Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald and Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire requires a link cable. Due to its release late in the life of the GBA, most of the system's library could not support it. As the wireless communications of the Wireless Adapter and those of the Nintendo DS are on different frequencies, one cannot use the wireless functionality of GBA games when played on a DS.

As the Game Boy micro has a different type of link cable port, it cannot use the standard GBA Wireless Adapter. A variation of the adapter compatible with the GBm was released, though it was available only through Nintendo.

Compatible games

  1. Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
  2. Pokémon Emerald
  3. Classic NES Series
  4. Digimon Racing
  5. Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
  7. Mario Golf: Advance Tour
  8. Mario Tennis: Power Tour
  9. Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman
  10. Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel
  11. Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar
  12. Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar
  13. bit Generations series (Japan only)
  14. Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django
  15. Boktai 3: Sabata's Counterattack
  16. Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games
  17. Momotaro Dentetsu G: Make a Gold Deck!
  18. Sennen Kazoku
  19. Shrek SuperSlam


Communications media
Gen I Link cableTransfer Pak
Gen II  Link cableInfraredTransfer PakMobile Adapter GB
Gen III Link cableWireless AdapterDual-slot mode
Gen IV DS WirelessWi-FiDual-slot modeInfrared
Gen V DS WirelessWi-FiInfrared
Gen VI Nintendo NetworkInfrared

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