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 Arresterdramon, Chamelemon, FlaWizarmon, Huckmon, XrosUpArresterdramon (Blossomon), XrosUpArresterdramon (Dobermon), XrosUpArresterdramon (GigaBreakdramon), XrosUpArresterdramon (MetalTyrannomon),and XrosUpArresterdramon (Sagomon).
Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01Edit
Taichi Yagami wears a pair of goggles. In order to motivate a frightened Biyomon, he explains that his grandfather gave the goggles to him after Taichi saw a friend being bullied and didn't know what to do. They had belonged to a friend of his grandfather who was brave and loved his friends, and would often say "Courage will give you wings to fly". However, the friend had died of an illness, and Taichi's grandfather had kept them to remember him. They were given to Taichi to remind him to never forget his courage, and that he must be brave to protect his friends.
Taichi also wears the goggles while flying on AeroVeedramon Zeromaru. His grandfather also calls them "Goggles of Courage and Friendship", Taichi's two main qualities.
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. Ironically in the season, Tai was never seen using the goggles for any reason, nor explaining why he wears them.
Digimon Adventure 02Edit
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. Much later, in the summer of 2003, Davis reflects upon the meaning of the goggles Tai gave him, and what makes a good leader. Davis was also seen using the goggles to sheild his eyes when riding on a raft through piles of snow, during a brief sandstorm. As of the year 2027, he passed the goggles to his son.
Davis's image song is entitled "Goggle Boy", and in his track in Digimon Adventure 02 Original Story: 2003 -Spring- is entitled "Goggles".
Takato first puts on goggles to explain his status as a Tamer to Guilmon. 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.
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. 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."
Digimon World 2Edit
Akira wears goggles over a bandana.
Digimon World 3Edit
Junior wears goggles over a hat.
Kōta Doumoto wears 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.
Mikey Kudō wears goggles. He has a tendency to flick them whenever he gets an idea.
In the Lake Zone, Zenjirou Tsurugi borrows Mikey's goggles, in order to repair Ballistamon, and to lead the battle while Mikey is unconscious. When the two rush to save Akari Hinomoto, Zenjirou returns the goggles to Mikey.
When the trio is falling after entering Forest 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.
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. Yuu 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.
Akari wears Mikey's goggles after the latter's baseball game.
Tagiru and Mikey wear their goggles while underwater to find the sunken ship.
Digimon World Dawn and DuskEdit
Digimon Story: Lost EvolutionEdit
Digimon World Re:DigitizeEdit
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.