My younger sibling recently bought a Gameboy Printer so that he could print out his Pokemon on Pokemon Gold and Yellow. However, once it came we realized that the Ext.1 port (where you plug the cord in) on the Printer was not the same as on his GBA. I have a Gameboy Link Cable (which plugged into the Printer and not the GBA) as well as a Gameboy Advance Link Cable (which plugged into his GBA but not the Printer). He is very disappointed that it is not working.

So my question is, is there any way (via a special cable, multiple cables connecting, whatever) to connect a Gameboy Advance to a Gameboy Printer without having to buy another Gameboy/Color?

  • I think you just need an adapter for the two cables, or a Game Boy (not Advance). Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 1:53
  • What kind of adaptar? Could you provide a link?
    – Guy
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 2:04
  • According to Gamefaqs: "The Game Boy Printer is compatible with all versions of the Game Boy. That is, the original Game Boy, the Game Boy Pocket, the Game Boy Color, the Game Boy Advance, and the Game Boy Advance SP."
    – pinckerman
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 2:27
  • @pinckerman But that doesn't solve how to connect them...
    – Guy
    Commented Jan 24, 2015 at 2:50
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    I found it:amazon.com/Universal-Link-Cable-GameBoy-Game-Boy/dp/B00GKL905O
    – user66184
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 3:25

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According to a page about the Universal Link Cable on Nintendo's website, when using things designed for Game Boy or Color, use the Universal Link Cable in the GBA, and it does mention the Printer too. So you'd just connect it using the Universal Link Cable.

Important Note: This cable should only be connected when you are playing two player games or when you are using the Game Boy Printer with your Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP.
- Nintendo Customer Service

  • Cool! Can I confirm that the link "Thebluefish" added in the comments is the same cable they are referring to?
    – Guy
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 0:15
  • It looks similar, but the cable they're referring to would be the official Universal Link Cable, which I've found on eBay here for a similar price as the third party one "Thebluefish" linked: ebay.com/itm/… Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 9:39
  • Awesome, I'll order it and report back here once i test if it works or not.
    – Guy
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 23:21

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