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Persona 5

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Confidant Guide – Part Three

Persona 5 Guide

This is the third 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.

Persona 5

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.

Priestess Arcana: Makoto Niijima

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Rank 1

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Knowledge stat is at Level 3.


Ability Unlocked: Shadow Calculus

Ability Description: Allows you to see enemy shadow Skills as well as the items you can receive from defeating them.


In order to unlock the Priestess Confidant, you need to visit Shujin Academy’s student council office after the in-game date of 6/25 to speak with Makoto Niijima.

After you have done this, the Priestess Confidant will begin.


Choice 1:

  • I want to improve my speech.

Choice 2:

  • One with conviction.
  • I don’t know yet.

Rank 2


Ability Unlocked: Baton Pass

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


Choice 1:

  • You’re very well informed.

Choice 2:

  • That was dangerous.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 3


Ability Unlocked: Brainiac Talk

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


Choice 1:

  • You have the wrong idea.

Choice 2:

  • You can change.

Rank 4


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:

  • That’s unlike you.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Why do you use it?

Choice 5:

  • It’s an amazing goal.

Rank 5

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • He sounds suspicious.

Choice 2:

  • I got this.

Rank 6

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Charm stat is at Level 5.


Ability Unlocked: Harisen Recovery

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


Choice 1:

  • Love comes in many forms.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Rank 7


Ability Unlocked: Shadow Factorization

Ability Description: Allows Null, Repel and Drain targets to be seen while targeting enemy Shadows in battle.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • That’s a horrible story.
  • He was a noble man.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Choice 6:

  • Either choice.

Choice 7:

  • I’m game if you are.
  • Refuse her, please.

Rank 8

Ability Unlocked: Endure

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


Choice 1:

  • That’s how he ropes you in.

Choice 2:

  • Absolutely.

Rank 9


Ability Unlocked: Protect

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


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • That was the right move.

Choice 4:

  • I’m a regular here.
  • It’s a popular meeting spot.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice, but if you choose “I’ll be your Study Partner.”, you may potentially begin a romantic relationship with Makoto.

Choice 6:

  • I do.
    • Choosing this option will make you enter a romantic relationship with Makoto.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Friendship Route


Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Makoto’s Persona from Johanna into Agnes.


Choice 1:

  • That’s incredible.

Choice 2:

  • Are you stressing over exams?

Choice 3:

  • That sound difficult.

Choice 4:

  • What an admirable goal.
  • Your father would be proud.

Choice 5:

  • We went through so much…

Choice 6:

  • Either choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Romance Route


Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Makoto’s Persona from Johanna into Agnes.


Choice 1:

  • That’s incredible.

Choice 2:

  • Are you stressing over exams?

Choice 3:

  • That sound difficult.

Choice 4:

  • What an admirable goal.
  • Your father would be proud.

Choice 5:

  • We went through so much…

Choice 6:

  • Either choice.

Empress Arcana: Haru Okumura

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Rank 1


Ability Unlocked: Cultivation

Ability Description: Allows you to grow vegetables with Haru on the roof of Shujin Academy.


In order to unlock the Empress Confidant, you will need to speak to Haru Okumura on the roof of Shujin Academy, or at the gates at the front of the school on the days when it is closed.

After you have done this, the Empress Confidant will begin.


Rank 2

Note: You will NOT be able to start this event until your Proficiency stat is at Level 5.


Ability Unlocked: Baton Pass

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


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • He sounds suspicious.

Choice 3:

  • Any 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:

  • They won’t find out.
  • It’ll be OK, I promise.

Choice 2:

  • “I don’t want to go with you.”

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Rank 4


Ability Unlocked: Celebrity Talk

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


Choice 1:

  • That’s pricey.
  • It must be amazing.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Let’s ask him.

Choice 5:

  • I’m not really sure.

Rank 5


Ability Unlocked: Cultivation

Ability Description: Allows you to collect more vegetables in a single harvest whilst growing them on the roof of Shujin Academy.


Choice 1:

  • Somebody’s telling the truth.
  • Trust no one.

Choice 2:

  • There has to be another way.

Choice 3:

  • That doesn’t matter now.
  • I don’t think so.

Rank 6


Ability Unlocked: Harisen Recovery

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


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • I had no idea.

Choice 3:

  • That would be bad.
  • Black like coffee?

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Be strong, Haru.

Rank 7


Ability Unlocked: Soil Improvement

Ability Description: Decreases the amount of time needed to grow vegetables on the roof of Shujin Academy.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • That sounds really tough…
  • What do you want to do?

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Rank 8

Ability Unlocked: Endure

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


Choice 1:

  • The soil?

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Rank 9


Ability Unlocked: Protect

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


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • You’re very welcome.
  • You did amazing.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice, but if you choose “I like you too, Haru.”, you will begin a romantic relationship with Haru.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Friendship Route


Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Haru’s Persona from Milady into Astarte.


Choice 1:

  • You’ve done great, Haru.

Choice 2:

  • I’m sure you’ll succeed.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Any choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Romance Route


Ability Unlocked: Second Awakening

Ability Description: Transforms Haru’s Persona from Milady into Astarte.


Choice 1:

  • You’ve done great, Haru.

Choice 2:

  • I’m sure you’ll succeed.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • I’m glad too.
  • Just my teammate?

Hermit Arcana: Futaba Sakura

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Rank 1


Ability Unlocked: Moral Support

Ability Description: Allows Futaba to occasionally cast Kaja or healing spells in between turns in battle.

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 4.


Ability Unlocked: Mementos Scan

Ability Description: Allows Futaba to analyse Mementos to produce a map of the current floor.


Choice 1:

  • That’s a great idea.

Choice 2:

  • If we work together.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 3

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • I was about to come find you.

Choice 2:

  • Good to see you again.

Rank 4


Ability Unlocked: Position Hack

Ability Description: Allows Futaba to occasionally cause a Hold Up at the beginning of an enemy encounter.


Choice 1:

  • Let’s do this together.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • I think it’s cute.

Rank 5

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • I think you’re right.

Choice 3:

  • He’s the protagonist.

Rank 6


Ability Unlocked: Active Support

Ability Description: Allows Futaba to occasionally charge allies attack power or heal their SP between turns.


Choice 1:

  • That must have been a shock.

Choice 2:

  • You didn’t know any better.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 7


Ability Unlocked: Treasure Reboot

Ability Description: Occasionally allows for new treasures to be placed within searchable areas inside Palaces.


Choice 1:

  • What horrible parents.
  • We have to put a stop to this.

Choice 2:

  • I’ll do it, for you.
  • We’ll show them the truth.

Rank 8

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • That’s incredible.
  • I’m glad to hear that.

Choice 2:

  • You worked really hard too.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 9


Ability Unlocked: Emergency Shift

Ability Description: Allows Futaba to switch out two fainted allies during battle with healthy party members.


Choice 1:

  • You’ve really matured.

Choice 2:

  • Are you OK, Futaba?

Choice 3:

  • If you want.
  • No way.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice, but if you choose “Because I love you.”, you will begin a romantic relationship with Futaba.

Choice 5 (Romance Only):

  • Either choice.

Choice 6 (Romance Only):

  • Either choice.

Choice 7 (Romance Only):

  • Either choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Friendship Route


Abilities Unlocked: Final Guard and Second Awakening

Ability 1 Description: Allows Futaba to occasionally stop an attack during battle that would kill a party member.

Ability 2 Description: Transforms Futaba’s Persona from Necronomicon into Prometheus.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • “You can’t lose to her.”

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Any choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Romance Route


Abilities Unlocked: Final Guard and Second Awakening

Ability 1 Description: Allows Futaba to occasionally stop an attack during battle that would kill a party member.

Ability 2 Description: Transforms Futaba’s Persona from Necronomicon into Prometheus.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Any choice.

Choice 6:

  • You can’t lose to her..

Choice 7:

  • Any choice.

Choice 8:

  • Either choice.

Choice 9:

  • Any choice.

Fortune Arcana: Chihaya Mifume

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Rank 1


Ability Unlocked: Lucky Reading

Ability Description: Allows one of your Social Stats to grow at an accelerated rate until the end of the current in-game day.


In order to unlock the Fortune Confidant, you will need to perform a series of tasks over a number of days once she appears in Shinjuku.

  1. Talk with Chihaya on or after 6/22.
  2. Talk with her again and ask for her to make a prediction.
  3. Buy a Lucky Stone from her for 100,000 Yen.
  4. Talk with her again to receive a Mementos side quest named Ending the Boyfriend’s Abuse.
  5. Complete the request, and then return to talk with Chihaya.

After you have done this, the Fortune Confidant will be unlocked.


 

Rank 2

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Encourage her.

Choice 2:

  • Overturn your fate.

Choice 3:

  • Open your mind to change.

Rank 3


Ability Unlocked: Money Reading

Ability Description: Increases the amount of money earned at the end of enemy encounters until the end of the current in-game day.


Choice 1:

  • Follow his heart.

Choice 2:

  • Thieves may steal her away.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 4

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Trust in yourself.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • Either choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Rank 5


Ability Unlocked: Fate Reading

Ability Description: Allows you to preview some of the upcoming abilities for any of your currently active Confidants.


Choice 1:

  • You’re such a hard worker.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Rank 6

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Any choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Choice 4:

  • You’re just Chihaya to me.

Rank 7


Ability Unlocked: Affinity Reading

Ability Description: Allows you to immediately deepen your relationship with any of your currently available Confidants.


Choice 1:

  • I don’t think so.

Rank 7.5

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice.

Rank 8

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • I know.

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Hell yeah I am.

Rank 9

No additional Ability is gained at this Rank.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Well, fate can be changed.

Choice 3:

  • Either choice, but if you choose “So I can be with you.”, you will begin a romantic relationship with Chihaya.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Friendship Route


Ability Unlocked: Special Fate Reading

Ability Description: Allows you to preview all of the upcoming abilities for any of your currently active Confidants.


Choice 1:

  • “You’ve changed.”

Choice 2:

  • Any choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Any choice.

Choice 5:

  • Any choice.

Choice 6:

  • Any choice.

Rank 10 (MAX) – Romance Route


Ability Unlocked: Special Fate Reading

Ability Description: Allows you to preview all of the upcoming abilities for any of your currently active Confidants.


Choice 1:

  • Either choice.

Choice 2:

  • Either choice.

Choice 3:

  • Any choice.

Choice 4:

  • Any choice.

Choice 5:

  • Either choice.

Choice 6:

  • “It’s actually pretty cute.”

Choice 7:

  • Either choice.