The original goggles from V-Tamer 01

Aviator Goggles (ゴーグル Gōguru?), normally worn around the forehead, are a traditional symbol for the leader of a DigiDestined team, usually referred to as a "Goggle Boy". Throughout each of the manga and the first four seasons of the anime, the leader of the Chosen Children would often wear goggles, as well as partner with a dragon- or reptile-type Digimon. This rule was broken in Digimon Data Squad with Marcus, who never wore any, though he did partner with the reptile-type Agumon.

It is notable that so far, no female has worn goggles outside of the video games.

Goggles are also worn by Armormon, Arresterdramon, BaoHuckmon, Chamelemon, FlameWizardmon, Hackmon, Logomon, Ludomon, Offmon, SaviorHuckmon, Shutmon, Tripmon, XrosUpArresterdramon (Blossomon), XrosUpArresterdramon (Dobermon), XrosUpArresterdramon (GigaBreakdramon), XrosUpArresterdramon (MetalTyrannomon),and XrosUpArresterdramon (Sagomon).


Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01

Taichi puts on his goggles for the first time.

Taichi's grandfather had a friend who was brave and loved his friends, and would often say "courage will give you wings to fly". The friend became a talented pilot but died of an illness. He then kept his goggles as a reminder of him. When Tai Kamiya saw a friend being bullied and didn't know what to do, Taichi's grandfather gave him these goggles, which he called the Goggles of Courage and Friendship (仲間を思う勇気のゴーグル Nakama wo Omou Yuuki no Gōguru?), and told about the friend who used to own them. Taichi then put on the goggles, promising to not forget his courage.

Years later, when trying to motivate a frightened Biyomon, Taichi tells the story behind the goggles. GOGGLES... Taichi also wears the goggles while flying on Zeromaru.

Digimon Adventure

Tai's goggles.

Tai wears goggles over a headband. Taichi Yagami from Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01 tells Davis that Tai's goggles probably have the same meaning as Taichi's own. Tai also wore the goggles as a child. Digimon Adventure Ironically in the season, Tai was never seen using the goggles for any reason, nor explaining why he wears them.

Digimon Adventure 02

Tai passing leadership to Davis.

Davis is introduced wearing goggles, which initially causes T.K. to confuse him with Tai. Later, after Davis and Flamedramon save Kari from a Monochromon, Tai passes his own goggles onto Davis, to replace the ones that were destroyed in the fight. Enter Flamedramon Much later, in the summer of 2003, Davis reflects upon the meaning of the goggles Tai gave him, and what makes a good leader. Digimon Adventure 02 Original Story: 2003 -Spring- Davis was also seen using the goggles to shield his eyes when riding on a raft through piles of snow, during a brief sandstorm. As of the year 2028, he passed the goggles to his son. A Million Points of Light

Davis's image song is entitled "Goggle Boy", and his track in Digimon Adventure 02 Original Story: 2003 -Spring- is entitled "Goggles".

The Digimon Emperor wears a pair of yellow goggles.

Digimon Tamers

Takato wearing his goggles for the first time

Takato first puts on goggles to explain his status as a Tamer to Guilmon. Digimon, Digimon Everywhere Later on in the series, he also uses them to shield his eyes when entering Digital Fields, or during the Digital World's dust storms. Throughtout the season, Rika often calls Takato, "Goggle Head", because of the goggles he wears.

Digimon Frontier

Takuya's goggles.

Takuya wears goggles over a hat. At one point, he uses them while diving into a river to save his friends, and he later uses them again to shield his eyes during a sandstorm. You Want Fries With That? Takuya also made a joke betting that his team wished they had a pair of goggles like him, but Koji said sarcastically, "All the cool kids wear goggles."[citation needed]

Digimon World 2

Akira's goggles.

Akira wears goggles over a bandana.

Digimon World 3

Junior's goggles.

Junior wears goggles over a hat.

Digimon Chronicle

Kōta's goggles.

Kōta Doumoto wears goggles.

Digimon D-Cyber

Digimon Next

Tsurugi's goggles.

While creating his avatar for the Digimon Net Game, Tsurugi Tatsuno decides that his original character looks a bit plain and adds goggles as the finishing touch. As he is pulled into the Digital World from the Net Game, his clothing mimicks his avatar, including the goggles.

Digimon Fusion

Mikey's goggles

Mikey Kudo wears goggles. He has a tendency to flick them whenever he gets an idea.

Jeremy wearing Mikey's goggles

In the Lake Zone, Jeremy Tsurgi borrows Mikey's goggles, in order to repair Ballistamon, and to lead the battle while Mikey is unconscious. When the two rush to save Angie Hinomoto, Jeremy returns the goggles to Mikey. Ice To See You, Angie!

Shoutmon being pulled by Mikey's goggles

When the trio is falling after entering Jungle Zone, Shoutmon is falling between Mikey's goggles and Mikey himself. When Shoutmon and the Starmons try to pull Mikey up in an attempt to slow down the fall, they pull him by his goggles. Welcome to the Jungle Zone!

During the battle against Bagramon, Mikey puts on his goggles when he is launched inside the Dark Stone by Deputymon. Final Fusion - The Fight For Earth!

In The Young Hunters who Leap through Time, Mikey and Tagiru Akashi wear goggles, although Mikey's aren't the same ones from the previous season. Ewan claims that Tagiru only wears them in an attempt to mimic his hero Mikey, and the latter responds he needs them to become a superstar. We, The Digimon Hunters!

Angie wearing Mikey's goggles

Angie wears Mikey's goggles after the latter's baseball game. Heart-Pounding Dread! The Spirit Hunter Howls!!

Tagiru and Mikey put on their goggles before diving

Tagiru and Mikey wear their goggles while underwater to find the sunken ship. The Great Undersea Adventure! Search for the Treasure Digimon of Dreams!

After Astamon destroys Tagiru's goggles and reveals to be Quartzmon, Mikey gives his goggles to Tagiru. Burn up Tagiru! A Glorious Digimon Hunt!

Digimon World Dawn and Dusk

In Dawn, the protagonist, Koh, wears goggles. In Dusk, the protagonist, Sayo, wears eye pieces over a bandana.

Digimon Story: Lost Evolution

The male protagonist, Shuu, wears a pair of goggles. While the female protagonist, Kizuna, wears eye pieces.

Digimon World Re:Digitize

Taiga's goggles

Taiga, Taichi "Tai" Kamiya, and Takato Matsuki wear goggles. Taiga's goggles are called "Bike Goggles". The Taichi Goggles, Daisuke Goggles, Takato Goggles, Takuya Goggles, Taiki Goggles, and Bike Goggles are accessories for Digimon to wear.

Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode

Rina's goggles

Taiga and Rina Shinomiya wear Bike Goggles. Rina wears hers around her neck.

Digimon Fortune

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All versions of the Protagonist, except the default male and female, and the female elementary school student in the lower grades, wear goggles.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Goggles are a Digivice model, which Takumi, Ami Aiba, and Yuuko Kamishiro use. Ami wears her goggles on her hairtie while Yuuko wears hers on her left arm.

Aiba's cyber sleuth career eventually leads them to became a celebrity among Digimon, being known as the "goggle sleuth" (ゴーグルの探偵 gōguru no tantei?). Aiba learns about their celebrity status when being invited by Tentomon to appear in the Digimon Festival in Ueno.

Sayo and Rina Shinomiya also wears their goggles.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory

Keisuke Amasawa wears a virtual reality headset around his neck.

Aiba, Yuuko Kamishiro, and Rina also wear their goggles.

Digimon World: Next Order

Takuto and Shiki wear goggles around their necks.

Rina Shinomiya also wears her goggles.

Digimon Adventure tri.

Daigo's goggles on the ground.

Daigo Nishijima wore goggles when he was a DigiDestined. During a climatic battle with the Dark Masters, his goggles fell on the ground. Loss

Tai's new goggles

In 2005, Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi makes goggles capable of seeing distortions, and gives them to Taichi "Tai" Kamiya. Reunion

Dark Gennai wearing goggles

Dark Gennai wears a pair of goggles when pretending to be the Digimon Emperor.

Matt wearing Tai's goggles

After the disappearance of Taichi "Tai" Kamiya, Yamato "Matt" Ishida wears his googles. Coexistence

Digimon Universe App Monsters

Haru wearing his goggles

Haru Shinkai wears goggles. On October 1, 2016, Yujin Ozora says Haru's goggles and red jersey make him look like a protagonist. Search Result: Shinkai Haru! Gatchmon Appears! On October 31, Haru wears them when trying to disguise himself, to avoid the people trying to catch for a fake prize offered by Cameramon. I'll Get You and Your Disguise Too! Caméramon's Halloween Scandal!

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters (3DS)

The Protagonist wears goggles.

Digimon Encounters

The Protagonist wears goggles.

Digimon Survive

Takuma Momozuka wears goggles.

Digimon ReArise

In the Japanese version, upon completion of the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna challenge between January 21, 2020 and February 21, 2020 the player is rewarded with a Veemon that is wearing Davis Motomiya's goggles. Another Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna challenge between February 7 and February 22 rewarded an Agumon wearing Taichi "Tai" Kamiya's Goggles. In the English version, Veemon was between March 15, 2020 and April 12, 2020, and Agumon was between March 25, 2020 and April 10, 2020.

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

On August 19 2010 Taichi "Tai" Kamiya steals his goggles back from Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi, who had been modifying them to have new functions. Tai tried to use these functions during the battle against Parrotmon, however as Izzy hadn't finished his modifications the goggles give Tai a series of error messages. Tai complains about them being useless to Izzy, who tells Tai it was his fault as they were a prototype and weren't supposed to be used yet. Tai also keeps a different pair of goggles in a drawer alongside his original Digivice.

Digimon Adventure:

Taichi's goggles

Tai Kamiya wears goggles.

Digimon New Century

Satoru's goggles

Satoru Sakamoto wears Goggles.

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