|Game Boy Advance|
|Predecessor|| Game Boy Color,|
|Successor|| Game Boy Micro,|
The Game Boy Advance, often just GBA, is a 32-bit handheld system, the predecessor to the original Nintendo DS. In the GameCube version of Animal Crossing, it must be connected to the GameCube in order to do Advance Play with the NES systems, use an e-Reader to scan cards, or download the pattern making application from the Able Sisters. It is also needed to gain access to the Island in Animal Crossing.