Non-Dateable Confidant Guide 5

While dating women is a big part of Persona 5, there are just as many characters that you don’t go out with who are instrumental in your rehabilitation. Though the majority of these characters don’t involve themselves directly in your phantom thief escapades, their social links can have an effect on how you fare in Palaces and in Momentos. For help in forging friendships with the unique characters you’ll find around Tokyo, here’s our guide for maxing out social links with non-romantic confidants.

For other Confidants, please see all the guides on offer:

Please note, while we try to avoid major spoilers, due to the nature of the guide, there are minor spoilers, so please keep this in mind when utilizing the guide.

Non-Dateable Confidant Guide 4Yuuki Mishima Confidant Relationship Guide – La Lune – XVIII (Moon)

Yuuki Mishima is a Shujin Academy student who runs the phantom thieves website. Increasing his social link grants your team members more experience points.

Can Be Found At: Shibuya or in Shinjuku in the evening

Rank 1:

  • This cooperation kicks off on 5/6 automatically as part of the main story.
  • Unlock: Mishima’s Support (Allows backup party members to earn EXP, although at a reduced rate)

Rank 2:

  • Automatically on 5/8.

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Great idea.” +3 / “I’m already taken.” +2
  • Choice 2: “We’re part of… the Phandom?” +2 / “Let’s tell the truth.” +2
  • Choice 3: “It’s not your fault.” +2
  • Unlock: Mishima’s Enthusiasm (increasing the EXP earned from battles)

Rank 4

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Steak sounds good.” +3 / “I love desserts.” +2
  • Choice 2: “You’re amazing.” +2
  • Unlock: Mishima’s Desperation (Boosts the EXP back-up party members receive from Mishima’s Support)

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Is it for me?” +3 / “Why was it so expensive?” +2
  • Choice 2: “That’s a good idea.” +2

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Just tell me already.” +2 / “You sure are fired up…” +2
  • Choice 2: “Rumours are wrong all the time…” +2 / “It’s none of our business.” +2
  • Choice 4: “Absolutely. Nice job.” +2
  • Unlock: Inokashira Park location

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “You’re so reliable.” +3 / “And what exactly will we win?” +2
  • Choice 2: “Sounds pretty twisted.” +2 / “You need to chill.” +2
  • Once this is done, meet with your team and then go into Mementos and find the target. Talk to them. Later, Mishima will get in touch to talk:
  • Choice 3: “Maybe the Phansite?” +3 / “I’m sure there is.” +2
  • Unlock: Phanboy (drastically increasing the EXP you gain from battle)

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “I’m not leaving.” +3 / “You should run too.” +2
  • Choice 3: “Wait, that was all an act?” +3 / “You were super cool.” +3 / “Totally.” +2

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “You showed some real courage.” +3 / “I’m glad you’re still alive.” +2

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant since this is the max rank.
  • Unlock: Salvation Wish (allows backup party members to gain full EXP from battles)

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Toranosuke Yoshida Confidant Relationship Guide – Le Soleil – XIX (Sun)

Can Be Found At: Shibyua Station Square in the evening

Rank 1:

  • Can be started on 5/6 onwards
  • You can apply to work there via the leaflets in the train station. Work there twice and you’ll meet Yoshida, starting off this confidant cooperation.

Rank 2:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “I want to improve my speech.” +2
  • Choice 2: “One with conviction.” +2 / “I don’t know yet.” +2
  • Choice 3: “That was helpful.” +2
  • Unlock: Diplomacy (Allows you to demand more money or items in demon negotiations)

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 2: “His message.” +2 / “His speaking skills.” +2
  • Unlock: Fundraising (Allows you to demand more money in demon negotiations)

Rank 4

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 4: “I couldn’t help myself.” +2

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That media doesn’t matter.” +3 / “I think so.” +2
  • Unlock: Manipulation (Increases the chances an enemy will give rare items)

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “I don’t really care.” +3 / “I’m for them.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I’d decline.” +3 / “I’d leave it to chance.” +2

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “You should decline.” +2

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That’s a difficult decision.” +2
  • Choice 3: “Stick to your beliefs.” +2
  • Unlock: Mind Control (Allows you to skip demon negotiations entirely)

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Do your best.” +3 / “I’m getting nervous.” +2
  • Choice 2: “You had a change of heart.” +2

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Charismatic Speech (Contracts can be formed with higher level persona easier)

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Shinya Oda Confidant Relationship Guide – Tower (XVI)

Shinya Oda in an elementary school student who frequents the arcade. His social link strengthens your gun abilities

Can Be Found At: Shibuya Arcade after school

Rank 1:

  • On 9/4 Mishima will text you details about a new side quest, “Winners Don’t Use Cheats”.
  • Pursue the side quest to achieve the Tower Arcana
  • Unlock: Down Shot (an ability that lets you use a full clip to down an enemy)
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 2:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Don’t compare me to you.” +3 / “Sorry.” +2
  • Choice 2: “What a rude employee.” +2
  • Choice 3: “Do you admire them?” +2
  • Choice 4: “So do I.” +3 / “I’ll let them know.” +3
  • Unlock: Bullet Hail (allows you to enter a battle guns blazing after an ambush)
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 2: “That’s the spirit.” +2
  • Unlock: Warning Shot (allows you to threaten enemy’s during negotiations)
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 4

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Dr. Takemi will help.” +2
  • Choice 2: “You seem happy.” +3 / “You’re so kind.” +2 / “Why free?” +2
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Yeah, you tell him!” +2
  • Choice 2: “Get your revenge.” +2
  • Unlock: Ammo Pouch (boosts the maximum clip size for guns)
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 3: “I believe in you.” +3 / “That’s good.” +2
  • Choice 4: “Not at all.” +3
  • Unlock: Cheap Shot (decreases the bullets needed to down an enemy)
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • All answers will work in this rank
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “No, she’s not.” +2 / “Is that what you think?” +2
  • Choice 2: “I believe in them” +3 / “It’ll all work out.” +2
  • Unlocks: Mementos request “A Mother’s Aggression”
  • Unlock: Electric Slug (Boosts the damage inflicted by bullet Hail)
  • Bonus: Kindness Up

Rank 9:

  • To initiate this rank you must have completed the A Mother’s Aggression side quest.
  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “I’m glad to hear that.” +3 / “Thank the Phantom Thieves.” +2
  • Choice 2: “It means you’ve matured.” +3 / “No, that makes sense.” +3 / “A little bit, yeah.” +2
  • Choice 3: “He wants to win at all costs.”

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Oda Special (Allows jokers attacks to avoid resistances)

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Iwai Munehisa Confidant Relationship Guide – Le Pendu – XII (Hanged Man)

Iwai Munehisa is the owner of the gun replica store. His social link allows you to make customizations to your ranged weapons.

Can Be Found At: Can advance the narrative by visiting his shop at night

Rank 1:

  • After 5/6
  • Will need to be given a package at the airsoft shop and take it back to him
  • Will need guts rank 4 (dauntless)
  • Unlock: Starter Customization (Allows you to customize your guns for battle)

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
  • Choice 1: “That’s probably the signal.” to call him.
  • Choice 3: “How’s your cold?” +2 / “What should I do now?” +2
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 2: “I always knew you were a thug.” +3 / “Y-Yakuza?!” +2
  • Choice 3: “We made a deal, didn’t we?” +3
  • Unlock: Medium Customization
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 4: “Where’s my reward?” +3 / “You two should play nice.” +2
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 2: “You’re pathetic.” +3
  • Choice 3: “That’s right.” +3 / “I’ll stick around for the guns.” +3
  • Unlock: Discount on gun customizations
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 3: “Girls.” +3 / “That’s a secret.” +3 / “Our futures.” +2
  • Choice 4: “You should buy is something.” +3 / “Right.” +2

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 1: “Absolutely.” +3 / “I guess he likes guns.” +2
  • Choice 2: “He’s clever.” +3 / “What a crafty bastard.” +2
  • Unlock: Advanced Gun Customization
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

Rank 8:

  • Requires guts rank 5
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 1: “I did it all for Iwai.” +3 / “It most definitely was.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I will.” +2 / “I want to help you.” +2
  • Unlocks: Iwai’s Confidant Mission
  • Once side quest is complete comeback and continue the dialogue
  • Choice 1: “I dunno.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I guess I could consider it.” +3 / “If you pay me well.” +3 / “I’m back, baby.” +2
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

Rank 9:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 1: “Are you sure he’s alive?” +3 / “That’s great news.” +2
  • Choice 5: “Tell him the truth.” +3 / “You need to trust your son.” +3
  • Choice 6: “He’s a cool kid, huh?” +3 / “Karou is really strong willed.” +3

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Special Customization
  • Bonus: Proficiency Up

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Goro Akechi Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide – La Justice – VIII (Justice)

Goro Akechi is the famous detective prince, tasked with capturing the phantom thieves

Rank 1:

  • Unlocked automatically on 6/10.

Rank 2:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 7/24.

Rank 3:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 8/28.

Rank 4

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 10/24.

Rank 5:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 10/26.

Rank 6:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 10/29.
  • Unlock: the Baton
  • Unlock: the Follow Up
  • Unlock: Hairsen Recovery
  • Unlock: Detective Talk

Rank 7:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 11/29.

Rank 8:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 11/20.

Rank 9:

  • Unlocked while going through the sixth palace

Rank 10:

  • Unlocked while going through the sixth palace