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Persona 5

  • Playstation 3
  • PlayStation 4

Confidant Guide – Part One

Persona 5 Guide

This is the first part of our unofficial guide for how to successfully complete the Confidants in Persona 5. 

Each of these optional side stories require you to choose your dialogue wisely to ensure that you can level up your relationships with these valuable NPC’s.

Confidant

As you reach each rank of the various Confidants, you will increase your EXP bonus created during Persona Fusions with a Persona that shares their assigned Arcana.

You will also gain specific abilities that will aid you on your journey through the struggles of balancing the real world and your activities as a Phantom Thief.

If you want to increase your Ranks more effectively, it is recommended to have a Persona that matches your Confidant’s Arcana as you will gain more points from selected choices.

Only the best choices for each decision are listed to ensure an efficient playthrough.

Chariot Arcana: Ryuji Sakamoto

Confidant

Rank 1

You will earn this Rank as part of the story line of the game. It cannot be missed.


Rank 2

Ability Unlocked: Baton Pass

Ability Description: Allows you to pass your attack turn to another party member with this ability.


Choice 1:

  • I’m counting on you.
  • You seem pretty excited.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 3

Ability Unlocked: Follow Up

Ability Description: Allows this character to possibly use an attack that will knock down an enemy if the party misses the chance to do so.


Choice 1:

  • Let’s not fight.

Choice 2:

  • Calm down, Ryuji.

Rank 4

Ability Unlocked: Punk Talk

Ability Description: Occasionally allows you a second chance to negotiate with a Shadow should you fail to reach a compromise.


Choice 1:

  • Are you worried about him?

Choice 2:

  • But you’re doing great.
  • I know how you feel.

Rank 5

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Protein powder?

Choice 2:

  • You seem conflicted.
  • Do you want to rejoin?

Choice 3:

  • So he’s an asshole?

Rank 6

Ability Unlocked: Harisen Recovery

Ability Description: Allows Ryuji to occasionally heal a party member of a negative status ailment.


Choice 1:

  • We can train at my place.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Absolutely.
  • More or less.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Rank 7

Ability Unlocked: Insta-Kill

Ability Description: Occasionally allows you to skip a battle by instantly killing the enemy if you successfully ambush them.


Choice 1:

  • Let’s talk to Takeishi.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Rank 8

Ability Unlocked: Endure

Ability Description: Occasionally allows Ryuji to retain 1HP after a fatal blow during battle.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • All I did was watch.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Rank 9

Ability Unlocked: Protect

Ability Description: Occasionally allows Ryuji to take a fatal blow during battle for the Protagonist.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • All I did was watch.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Rank 10 (MAX)

Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Ryuji’s Persona from Captain Kidd into Seiten Taisei.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Lovers Arcana: Ann Takamaki

Confidant

Rank 1

Ability Unlocked: Baton Pass

Ability Description: Allows you to pass your attack turn to another party member with this ability.

You will earn this Rank as part of the story line of the game. It cannot be missed.


Rank 2

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Kindness stat is at Level 2.


Ability Unlocked: Follow Up

Ability Description: Allows this character to possibly use an attack that will knock down an enemy if the party misses the chance to do so.


Choice 1:

  • Are you feeling better now?
  • She’s so strong.

Choice 2:

  • You might be right.

Choice 3:

  • I couldn’t just ignore you.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Rank 3

Ability Unlocked: Girl Talk

Ability Description: Occasionally allows you a second chance to negotiate with a Shadow should you fail to reach a compromise.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Any choice.

Choice 5:

  • Can we stop yet?

Choice 6:

  • Any choice.

Choice 7:

  • Any choice.

Choice 8:

  • Has that happened to you?

Choice 9:

  • That freedom sounds nice.

Rank 4

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • I know what you mean.

Choice 2:

  • That’s hilarious.

Choice 3:

  • Tell me.

Choice 4:

  • Good idea.

Choice 5:

  • Good luck with that.

Rank 5

Ability Unlocked: Crocodile Tears

Ability Description: Occasionally allows you to trick a Shadow into asking for less than what they have offered to you.


Choice 1:

  • Give it up.

Choice 2:

  • She’s amazing, huh…

Choice 3:

  • It had grace.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Rank 6

Ability Unlocked: Harisen Recovery

Ability Description: Allows Ann to occasionally heal a party member of a negative status ailment.


Choice 1:

  • It seems that way.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Comfort her.
  • Show her your own strength.

Rank 7

Ability Unlocked: Sexy Technique

Ability Description: Occasionally allows Ann to change the topic of conversation during negotiation.


Choice 1:

  • She admires you.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Go get ’em, tiger.

Rank 8

Ability Unlocked: Endure

Ability Description: Occasionally allows Ann to retain 1HP after a fatal blow during battle.


Choice 1:

  • You have some real guts.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Rank 9

Ability Unlocked: Protect

Ability Description: Occasionally allows Ann to take a fatal blow during battle for the Protagonist.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice, but if you choose “You have me.”, you will enter a romantic relationship with Ann.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Friendship Route

Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Ann’s Persona from Carmen into Hecate.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • I’ll be there with you.
  • You can do it, Ann.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Romance Route

Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Ann’s Persona from Carmen into Hecate.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Any choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Choice 6:

  • Any choice.

Choice 7:

  • Either choice.

Hierophant Arcana: Sojiro Sakura

Confidant

Rank 1

Ability Unlocked: Coffee Basics

Ability Description: Allows you to brew coffee items which restore a small amount of SP to a single party member.

You will earn this Rank as part of the story line of the game. It cannot be missed.


Rank 2

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Making coffee.

Choice 2:

  • That guy seemed suspicious.

Choice 3:

  • I want the ladies to love me.

Rank 3

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Medium-fine.

Choice 2:

  • Is it trouble?

Rank 4

Ability Unlocked: Leblanc Curry

Ability Description: Allows you to cook up a curry which restore a small amount of SP to all party members.


Choice 1:

  • Tell me more.

Choice 2:

  • Call Sojiro’s phone.

Rank 5

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until after August 22nd 20XX.

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • I think I’m addicted!

Choice 2:

  • She wasn’t normal, huh?

Choice 3:

  • It really paid off in the end.

Rank 6

Ability Unlocked: Coffee Mastery

Ability Description: Allows you to brew coffee items which restore a large amount of SP to a single party member.


Choice 1:

  • To each his own.

Choice 2:

  • Shut your mouth.

Choice 3:

  • Saving Futaba was no mistake.

Rank 7

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Kindness stat is at Level 5 (MAX).

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • To each his own.

Choice 2:

  • Shut your mouth.

Choice 3:

  • Saving Futaba was no mistake.

Rank 8

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Something with curry.

Choice 2:

  • I was just protecting Futaba.

Rank 9

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • You have a great daughter.
  • Congrats.

Rank 10 (MAX)

Ability Unlocked: Curry Master

Ability Description: Allows you to cook up a curry which restore a significant amount of SP to all party members.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Death Arcana: Tae Takemi

Confidant

Rank 1

Ability Unlocked: Rejuvenation

Ability Description: Increases the types of healing items that you can buy from Takemi’s clinic.

You will earn this Rank as part of the story line of the game. It cannot be missed.


Rank 2

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Guts stat is at Level 2.

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • I have a bad heart.

Choice 2:

  • I agree.

Rank 3

Ability Unlocked: Sterilization

Ability Description: Adds more healing items to the list that you can buy from Takemi’s clinic.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • I don’t mind.
  • I need the medicine.

Rank 4

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Dr. Takemi will help.

Choice 2:

  • You seem happy.

Rank 5

Ability Unlocked: Immunization

Ability Description: Adds SP healing items to the inventory list for Takemi’s clinic.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • That’s good.

Rank 6

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • It suits you.

Rank 7

Ability Unlocked: Discount

Ability Description: Decreases the price of every item currently available at Takemi’s clinic.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Just rest for today.
  • Anything I can do?

Choice 4:

  • We all do sometimes.

Rank 7 (Second Event)

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Charm stat is at Level 4.

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • I’m your ally.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Rank 8

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Let’s get to work, doctor.
  • It’s not over yet.

Choice 3:

  • It’s for Miwa-chan.
  • It’s for you.

Rank 9

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • It was rough.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • If you choose “I wanted to see you.”, you will have the potential to enter a romantic relationship with Tae.
  • If you choose the other option, this Rank will end.

Choice 4:

  • If you choose “I love you.”, you will gain three points and have the potential to enter a romantic relationship with Tae.
  • If you choose the other option, this Rank will end.

Choice 5:

  • It isn’t a joke.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Friendship Route

Ability Unlocked: Resuscitation

Ability Description: Opens Takemi’s entire healing item inventory to be available for purchase at Takemi’s clinic.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • I wonder…

Rank 10 (MAX) – Romance Route

Ability Unlocked: Resuscitation

Ability Description: Opens Takemi’s entire healing item inventory to be available for purchase at Takemi’s clinic.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • I wonder…

Choice 3:

  • If you choose “I wanted to see you.”, you will have the potential to enter a romantic relationship with Tae.
  • If you choose the other option, this Rank will end.