|Safety Goggles Locations
|Route 111 – Gift from a Bug Maniac NPC
|Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there are two ways to obtain Safety Goggles.
Your first option is to get Safety Goggles as a present from a Bug Maniac, who is situated on the eastern portion of the desert area of Route 111.
But if you need more Safety Goggles then you’ll need to visit the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner. Here you can trade 48 Battle Points (BP) for Safety Goggles, and you can do this an unlimited number of times.
Method 1: Route 111
Route 111 is an expansive route in central Hoenn that connects Mauville City, Route 112, and Route 113. A desert also lies in the heart of Route 111, and to get into the desert you’ll need the Go-Goggles.
Once you’ve obtained the Go-Goggles then just follow the steps below to find the Bug Maniac in the desert and get your Safety Goggles.
Step 1: Find your way to Route 111 and from the route signpost, make your way northeast, moving past the Backpacker.
Step 2: With the Go-Goggles automatically equipped, make a right turn and venture east into the desert.
Step 3: Proceed further east, going past the Camper NPC.
Step 4: You’ll soon encounter a patch of deep sand that will slow you down.
From this point, start moving directly south.
Step 5: Stay on the southbound path and before long you’ll spot a Bug Maniac on your right.
Talk to him to receive the Safety Goggles.
Method 2: Battle Maison’s BP Shop
The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations.
If you don’t know where the Battle Maison is, just head over to the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center to get started.
Step 1: From the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center, proceed slightly east and then head up the staircase at the nearby intersection.
Step 2: After going up the stairs, just keep going north and enter the Battle Maison.
Step 3: Once you’re inside, you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.
Step 4: On the second floor you’ll find one of the Exchange Service Corner’s attendants.
If you’ve got at least 48 BP then you can purchase the Safety Goggles from her. This can be done an unlimited amount of times.
In the Exchange Service Corner, two attendants offer a wide variety of valuable items in exchange for BP.
The left attendant sells Vitamins, EV training items, and evolution items. The right attendant sells held items used in battles, including the Safety Goggles.
Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the right:
How the Safety Goggles Work
The Safety Goggles are a held item that protects the holder from weather-related damage such as Hail and Sandstorm. It also protects the holder from powder and spore moves.
Here’s a list of all the moves/abilities that the Safety Goggles can guard against:
|Lowers the target’s Speed stat by two stages.
|Damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move and prevents that move’s usage.
|Poisons the target.
|Draws attention to make targets attack the user.
|Puts the target to sleep.
|Puts the target to sleep.
|Paralyzes the target.
|May cause paralysis, sleep, or poison on contact with the user.
Are Safety Goggles Worth Using?
While the Safety Goggles may not seem particularly impactful at first glance, these are actually highly valued in competitive battles. Not because it nullifies damage from Hail and Sandstorm, but because of its ability to counter prevalent disruption moves like Rage Powder, Sleep Powder, and Spore.
Pokémon such as Amoonguss often utilize these moves, making Safety Goggles an ideal countermeasure.
Consider equipping the Safety Goggles to team members that you can’t risk being incapacitated. Setup sweepers in particular might opt for this protection over offensive items – since safety goggles can avert the risk of falling asleep from Spore while attempting to attack.
Generally, Safety Goggles are a safe option for any Pokémon to use, with the exception being for Grass-types. Because as of Generation 6, all Grass-Type Pokémon are naturally immune to spore and powder moves.
That said, what if you’re just playing through the main storyline or battling at the Battle Maison?
For a regular playthrough these goggles may not be worth using. Just because you’re less likely to encounter spore/powder moves. So you might be better off prioritizing held items that boost your Pokémon’s damage output.