Travel Robe is a common Robe-class bodywear available throughout the Golden Sun series.

Basic Description Edit

In all its appearances, a Travel Robe increases the wearer's base Defense by 10 points. As a common item, it can be bought repeatedly from Vendors for 200 coins each and sold for 150 coins each.

In Golden Sun, it is sold in Bilibin and can be equipped by Ivan and Mia. In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, it sold in Alhafra and Garoh and can be equipped by Jenna and Sheba. In Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it is sold in Harapa and Kaocho and can be equipped by KarisRiefAmiti, and Himi.

Analysis Edit

In Golden Sun, Travel Robes are not a recommended purchase when first available, as it is only an incremental increase over Ivan's Travel Vest. In addition, the 200 coin cost could be better spent on other equipment. However, if the player has already upgraded all other equipment and still has money to spare, then the Travel Robe could be bought. Once Mia joins the party, she will have a Travel Robe as her default bodywear. The Travel Robe will do nicely until Mercury Lighthouse has been completed. At that point, Imil's Vendor Shops will open and the stronger Adept's Clothes become available.

In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Travel Robes run into much the same problems as in the previous game; Your two mage-style Adepts Jenna and Sheba will most likely both be equipped with Travel Vests. If Jenna is still wearing her One-Piece Dress from the outset, a Travel Robe for her would be a somewhat more solid buy.

In Dark Dawn, Travel Robes may see slightly more use than in previous games. Body Armor stronger than the Travel Robe will not be available for Karis and Rief at least Kaocho, where Karis can equip the Sanan Dress. As for Rief, the player must journey to Ayuthay to find the Adept's Clothes. Additionally, the player must first pass through Passaj, which has no Vendors the first time it is visited, before even entering these cities. Thus, a Travel Robe could be bought for Rief as a placeholder armor until Ayuthay can be reached.

Robes in Golden Sun
One-Piece DressTravel RobeSilk RobeChina DressJerkinCocktail DressBlessed RobeMagical CassockOracle's RobeFeathered Robe
Robes in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
One-Piece DressTravel RobeSilk RobeJerkinMuni RobeDragon RobeMagical CassockArdagh RobeAeolian CassockFeathered RobeIris RobeMysterious Robe
Robes in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
One-Piece DressTravel RobeSilk RobeSanan DressJerkinMuni RobeBlessed RobeMagical CassockFeathered RobeAeolian CassockIris RobeMysterious Robe