Pokémon ORAS Safety Goggles: Locations + Uses

Safety Goggles on Route 111 (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire)
Safety Goggles Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Route 111 – Gift from a Bug Maniac NPC No
2 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP Yes

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.

Route 111 signpost going north / Pokémon ORAS
Route 111 signpost going north

Step 2: With the Go-Goggles automatically equipped, make a right turn and venture east into the desert.

The Go-Goggles allow you to traverse the desert / Pokémon ORAS
The Go-Goggles allow you to traverse the desert

Step 3: Proceed further east, going past the Camper NPC.

Running past a Camper / Pokémon ORAS
Running past a Camper

Step 4: You’ll soon encounter a patch of deep sand that will slow you down.

From this point, start moving directly south.

East side of the desert / Pokémon ORAS
East side of the desert

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.

Bug Catcher that gives you the Safety Goggles / Pokémon ORAS
Bug Catcher that gives you 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.

Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon ORAS
Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center

Step 2: After going up the stairs, just keep going north and enter the Battle Maison.

Outside the Battle Maison / Pokémon ORAS
Outside the Battle Maison

Step 3: Once you’re inside, you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.

Inside the Battle Maison / Pokémon ORAS
Inside the Battle Maison

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.

Exchanging BP for useful items / Pokémon ORAS
Exchanging BP for useful items

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:

Item Price Item Price
Flame Orb 16 BP Choice Band 48 BP
Toxic Orb 16 BP Choice Scarf 48 BP
Absorb Bulb 32 BP Choice Specs 48 BP
Cell Battery 32 BP Expert Belt 48 BP
Eject Button 32 BP Focus Band 48 BP
Luminous Moss 32 BP Focus Sash 48 BP
Power Herb 32 BP Iron Ball 48 BP
Red Card 32 BP Life Orb 48 BP
Ring Target 32 BP Muscle Band 48 BP
Snowball 32 BP Razor Claw 48 BP
Weakness Policy 32 BP Razor Fang 48 BP
White Herb 32 BP Safety Goggles 48 BP
Air Balloon 48 BP Scope Lens 48 BP
Assault Vest 48 BP Wide Lens 48 BP
Binding Band 48 BP Wise Glasses 48 BP
Bright Powder 48 BP Zoom Lens 48 BP

How the Safety Goggles Work

In-game details for Safety Goggles / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Safety Goggles

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:

Move Type Category Effect
Cotton Spore Grass Status Move Lowers the target’s Speed stat by two stages.
Powder Bug Status Move Damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move and prevents that move’s usage.
Poison Powder Poison Status Move Poisons the target.
Rage Powder Bug Status Move Draws attention to make targets attack the user.
Sleep Powder Grass Status Move Puts the target to sleep.
Spore Grass Status Move Puts the target to sleep.
Stun Spore Grass Status Move Paralyzes the target.
Effect Spore Grass Ability 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.


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