How to Connect GameCube Controller Using Switch Adapter for Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Ultimate has finally arrived, bringing players the series’ biggest ever roster of characters and a ton of content for you to enjoy them all in. If you want to play with friends, you may have picked up the GameCube adapter to use those ever-so-comfy controllers. Here’s how to connect GameCube controller to Switch for Smash Bros Ultimate, or any other Switch game, if you’re having troubles.
The first thing you need to know is that in order to connect the GameCube adapter to Switch, you’ll need to have your console docked. That’s right, you cannot connect the GameCube Adapter to just the handheld Switch system itself.
This is because the GameCube adapter requires two USB-A ports. The handheld Switch itself only has one USB-C port on the bottom that it uses for charging.
- Plug the GameCube adapter’s two USB-A ends into the two USB ports on the left side of your Nintendo Switch dock.
- Plug your GameCube controllers into the adapter. You should now be all ready to play.
The Nintendo Switch dock has three USB-A ports on it, with two conveniently right next to one another on the left-hand side. To connect the GameCube adapter to Nintendo Switch, simply plug the adapter’s two USB-A ends into the two ports on the left side of your Nintendo Switch dock. Once you’ve done that, plug any GameCube controller you want to use into the front of the adapter, and you’re all set to start playing Smash Bros Ultimate with those controllers.
We’ve included an image down below of what ours looks like all hooked up and functional.
If you’re having issues getting your GameCube controllers to work, make sure the two USB cable ends are fully inserted into the ports on the Switch dock. It’s always worth giving inside the ports a quick blow, too, if you’re having issues just to clear out any problematic bits of dust in there.
That’s all you need to know to connect GameCube controller using the Switch adapter for Smash Bros Ultimate. For more tips, tricks, and guides for your endless hours of fun, be sure to check out our ever-expanding Smash Bros Ultimate guide wiki.
It’s filled with guides on how to unlock all characters, what the install size is, how to play as new characters such as Ridley, Incineroar, and Inkling, as well as how to get spirit points, how to level up spirits and how many spirits there are.
Question: How do you connect the GameCube controller to the Nintendo Switch?
Answer: Plug the GameCube adapter’s two USB-A ends into the two USB ports on the left side of your Nintendo Switch dock. Plug your GameCube controllers into the adapter. You should now be all ready to play.