Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party

The members in your party are likely to be the characters you spend most of your time with during your year in Persona 5. Raising your social link with each of them will also be the most immediately beneficial. Your allies will be able to perform follow-up attacks, help to negotiate with enemy shadows along with other useful skills during and outside of battles. Here’s the complete guide to helping you strengthen your bonds with your fellow phantom thieves.

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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.

Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party 1

Futaba Sakura Confidant Relationship Guide – L’Hermite – IX (Hermit)

Futaba Sakura is the navigator for the phantom thieves. Her social link grants extra support when entering battles.

Can Be Found At: Once befriended, outside LeBlanc.

Potential Gifts: Best of KGB49 (CD Shop, Underground Mall, Shibuya), Motorbike Figure (Tokobushiya Otaku Goods, Akihabara) Local Mascot Set (Tokobushiya Otaku Goods, Akihabara)

Rank 1:

  • Unlocked on though story progression 8/31
  • Unlock: Moral Support (Futaba has a chance to cast Kaja or other party-healing magic mid-battle)
  • Unlock: Akihabara location.

Rank 2:

  • Requires kindness rank 4 (selfless)
  • Available after 9/2
  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That’s a great idea.” +2
  • Choice 2: “If we work together.” +3 / “Want me to help?” +2
  • Unlock: Mementos Scan(Futaba has a chance of fully mapping out a floor of Mementoes on arrival)

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “I was about to come find you.” +3
  • Choice 2: “Good to see you again.” +3 / “You’re the one who appeared.” +2

Rank 4

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Let’s do this together.” +3 / “Nope.” +2
  • Choice 3: “I think it’s cute.” +3 / “Everyone does it.” +2 / “Not at all.” +2
  • Unlock: Position Hack skill (Futaba can arrange for you to sometimes open a battle with a hold-up)

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That must have been a shock.” +3 / “Are you happy?” +2
  • Choice 2: “I think you’re right.” +3 / “Your… what?” +2
  • Choice 3: “He’s the protagonist.” +3 / “What’s an NPC?” +2

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That must have been a shock.” +3 /  “Are you happy?” +2
  • Choice 2: “You didn’t know any better.” +2
  • Unlock: Active Support ability (Moral Support can sometimes charge and recover SP)

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 1: “What horrible parents.” +2 / “We have to put a stop to this.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I’ll do it, for you.” +3 / “We’ll show them the truth.” +3 / “Give me some time.” +2
  • Unlock: Treasure Reboot ability.
  • Unlock: Mementoes request “Daughter’s Just a Meal Ticket” (Must be completed to progress past this rank)

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 1: “That’s incredible.” +3 /  “I’m glad to hear that.” +3 / “Did you stutter at all?” +2
  • Choice 2: “You worked really hard, too.” +3 / “You’re making me blush…” +2

Rank 9:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
  • Choice 1: “You’ve really matured.” +3 / “What if you get bullied again?” +2
  • Choice 2: “Are you OK, Futaba?” +3 / “You’re imagining things.” +2
  • Choice 3: “If you want.” +2 / “No way.” +2
  • Choice 4:
    Romance – “Because I love you.”
    Friendship – “Because we’re teammates.”
  • Unlock: Emergency Shift (Futaba gains the ability to potentially swap out some party members when two or more are KOed)

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Final Guard (Chance to completely nullify an otherwise fatal attack)
  • Unlock: Second Awakening

Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party 2

Makoto Niijima Confidant Relationship Guide – La Papesse – II (Priestess)

Makoto Nijima is the student council president and one of the phantom thieves. Furthering her social link grants her new skills in battle

Can Be Found At: Student Council Office or outside the school gates Goods, Akihabara

Potential Gifts: Black Book Cover (Underground Mall, Shibuya), Classical Works (Underground Mall, Shibuya), Motorbike Figure (Tokobushiya Otaku)

Rank 1:

  • After clearing the Bank Palace dungeon in the story, find Makoto in front of the Student Council Office at school.
  • Rank 3 Knowledge (Scholarly) is required.
  • Unlock: Shadow Calculus (Ability to see potential drops from enemies on the analyses screen)

Rank 2:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “You’re very well informed.” +2
  • Choice 2: “That was dangerous.” +3 /  “You should have known better.” +2
  • Unlock: Baton Pass (letting you pass Makoto’s turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More)

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 2: “You can change.” +3 /  “Don’t let it get to you.” +2
  • Choice 1: “You have the wrong idea.” +2
  • Unlock: Brainiac Talk (Makoto gets the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation)

Rank 4:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That’s unlike you.” +2
  • Choice 3: “Why do you use it?” +3 /  “That’s adorable.” +2
  • Choice 4: “That’s an amazing goal.” +3 /  “I like a woman in uniform.” +2
  • Unlock: Follow Up (Makoto gains the ability to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up)

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “He sounds suspicious.” +3 /  “That’s annoying.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I got this.” +3 /  “Only if I can take it seriously.” +2

Rank 6:

  • Requires rank 5 Charm.
  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Love comes in many forms.” +3 /  “We just started.” +2
  • Unlock: Harisen Recovery (Makoto has a chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party)

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 4: “That’s a horrible story.” +3 /  “He was a noble man.” +3  /  “Was it tough without him?” +2
  • Choice 5: All result in +3
  • Choice 6: All result in +2
  • Unlock: Shadow Factorization ( Can tell if an attack will be effective or not while targeting)

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “He says that to all the girls.” +2 /  “That’s how he ropes you in.” +2
  • Choice 2: “Absolutely.” +3 /  “What are you going to do?” +2  /  “Eh, she deserves him.” +2
  • Unlock: Endure ability

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: All result in +3
  • Choice 2: All result in +2
  • Choice 3: “That was the right move.” +2
  • Choice 4: “I’m a regular here.” +3 /  “It’s a popular meeting spot.” +3  /  “Not as much as you.” +2
  • Choice 5:
    Friendship – “You’ll find someone someday.” +3
    Romance – “I’ll be your study partner.”
  • Choice 6:
    Romance – “I do.”
    Friendship – “That’s not what I meant.”
  • Unlock: Protect (Makoto can shield Joker from fatal attack)

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Second Awakening

Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party 3

Ann Takamaki Confidant Relationship Guide – L’Amoureux – VI (Lovers)

Ann Takamaki is one your fellow phantom thieves. Her abilities help her in fighting and negotiating with shadows.

Can Be Found At: Underground Mall in Shibuya after school

Potential Gifts: Truffle Chocolate (Shibuya Underground Mall), Best of KGB49 (Shibuya Underground Mall), Branded Perfume (Shibuya Underground Mall), Red Lipstick (Shibuya Underground Mall), Heart-Shaped Ring (Shibuya Underground Mall), Custard Cake (Shibuya Underground Mall), Matcha Pudding (Shibuya Underground Mall), Cheap Chocolate (Shibuya Central Street)

Rank 1:

  • On 4/15 as part of the story, your cooperation with Ann will begin.
  • Unlock: Baton Pass (Letting you pass Ann’s turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More)

Rank 2:

  • Requires kindness rank 2 (considerate)
  • After 5/6.
  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “She’s so strong.” +3 / “Are you feeling better now?” +3 / “So are you friends again?” +2
  • Choice 2: “You might be right.” +3 / “You can’t blame yourself?” +2 / “Kamoshida had the upper hand.” +2
  • Choice 3: Both give +3
  • Unlock: Girl Talk (Ann gains a chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation)

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 5: “Can we stop yet?” +3 / “I love you.” +2 / “I like you.” +2
  • Choice 8: “Has that happened to you?” +3 / “That’s odd.” +2
  • Choice 9: “The freedom sounds nice?” +2
  • Unlock: Follow Up (giving Ann the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up)
  • Unlock: Inokashira Park location.

Rank 4

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “I know what you mean.” +3 / “That comes down to you.” +2
  • Choice 2: “That’s hilarious.” +3 / “That was mean of her.” +2
  • Choice 3: “Tell me?” +3 / “I’m afraid to know.” +2
  • Choice 4: “Good idea.” +3 / “How exactly?” +2
  • Choice 5: “Good luck with that.” +3

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Give it up.” +2
  • Choice 2: “She’s amazing, huh…” +2
  • Choice 3: “It had grace.” +2
  • Unlock: Crocodile Tears ( Giving Ann the chance to lower a demon’s demands during demon negotiation)

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “It seems that way.” +3 /  “If it’s a friend, yeah.” +2
  • Choice 4: “Show her your strength.” +3 / “Comfort her.” +3 / “Listen to what she has to say.” +2
  • Unlock: the Harisen Recovery ( Ann gains the ability to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party)

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “She admires you.” +2
  • Choice 4: “Go get ’em, tiger.” +2
  • Unlock: Sexy Technique (Ann gains a chance to seduce demons during demon negotiation)

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “You have some real guts.” +3 /  “You’re beautiful as-is.” +2
  • Choice 2: All give +3
  • Choice 4: All give +3
  • Unlock: Endure

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 3: All give +3
  • Choice 4:
    Romance – “You have me.”
    Friendship – “You have the others.”
  • Unlock: Protect (Ann can shield Joker from fatal attack)

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Second Awakening

Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party 4

Ryuji Sakamoto Confidant Relationship Guide – Le Chariot – VII (Chariot)

Ryuji Sakamoto is one of the first to join the phantom thieves, Strengthening his social link helps to further his abilities in battle.

Can Be Found At: In the hallway after school or at the arcade on days off

Rank 1:

  • On 4/12 as part of the story, your cooperation with Ryuji will begin.

Rank 2:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “You seem pretty excited.” +3 / “I’m counting on you.” +3 / “…help with what?” +2
  • Choice 3: Both give +2
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Ryuji’s turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More.

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Let’s not fight.” +2
  • Choice 2: “Calm down, Ryuji.” +3 / “Just endure it.” +2
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Ryuji the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.

Rank 4

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Are you worried about him?” +3
  • Choice 2: “I know how you feel.” +3 / “But you’re doing great.” +3 / “It’s not so bad.” +2
  • Unlocks the Punk Talk ability, giving Ryuji the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.
  • Unlocks the Ogikubo Ramen location.

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Protein powder?” +3 / “A towel?” +2
  • Choice 2: “You seem conflicted.” +2 / “Do you want to rejoin?” +2
  • Choice 3: “So he’s short?.” +3 / “So he’s an asshole?” +3

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “We can train at my place.” +3 /  “Let’s stay here.” +2 / “How about Protein Lovers?” +2
  • Choice 2: “You guys should trust Nakaoka.” +3 / “There is no time for arguing.” +3
  • Choice 3: “Absolutely.” +3 / “More or less.” +3
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Ryuji the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party.

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Let’s talk to Takeshi.” +3
  • Choice 2: “I think it’s cool Ryuji.” +3 / “Wait, what?” +2
  • Grants the Insta-kill ability, which gives Ryuji the chance to instantly win a battle after an ambush. Becomes more likely the weaker an enemy is.

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 2: All give +3
  • Choice 3: “All I did was watch.” +3 / “Are you gonna pay me back?” +2
  • Choice 4: All give +3
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Ryuji a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Are you satisfied now?” +3 / “Not running?” +2
  • Choice 2: “Don’t do it.” +3 / “What did you say?” +2 / “Do you have any time for that?” +2
  • Choice 3: All give +3
  • Choice 4: “I agree.” +2
  • Unlock: Protect (Ryuji can shield Joker from fatal attack)

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Makoto’s Persona to its final form, Chi You.

Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party 5

Haru Okumura Confidant Relationship Guide – Limperatrice – III (Empress)

Haru Okumura is one of the phantom thieves. Strengthening her social link grants her new abilities in battle

Can Be Found At: Usually found on the rooftop of the school after school unless it is Sunday or Raining

Potential Gifts: Glass Vase (Shibuya Underground Mall)

Rank 1:

  • After 10/30, find and chat with her on the school rooftop. On Sundays, she hangs out at the school gates
  • Unlock: Cultivation (allows you to grow vegetables on the roof)

Rank 2:

  • Requires Proficiency Rank 5 (Transcendent)
  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Are you opening a cafe?” +3 / “Are you starting a farm?” +3 / “You like coffee?” +2
  • Choice 2: “He sounds suspicious.” +2
  • Choice 3: “This is a complex issue.” +3 / “You might be wrong.” +2 / “Maybe you should fire him.” +2
  • Unlock: Baton Pass (Letting you pass Haru’s turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More)

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 3: “Not yet.” +3 / “I have.” +2 / “Too many times to count.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I don’t want to go with you.” +2
  • Choice 1: “It’ll be okay, I promise.” +3 / “They won’t find out.” +3 / “A phantom thief wouldn’t worry.” +2
  • Unlock: Follow (Haru gains the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up)

Rank 4:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That’s pricey.” +3 / “It must be amazing.” +3
  • Choice 2: All give +3
  • Choice 3: All give +3
  • Choice 4: “Let’s ask him.” +3
  • Choice 5: “I’m not really sure.” +3
  • Unlock: Celeb Talk (giving Haru the chance to step in on a failed demon negotiation)

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Somebody’s telling the truth.” +3 / “Trust no one.” +3
  • Choice 2: “There has to be another way.” +3
  • Choice 3: “That doesn’t matter now.” +3 / “I don’t think so.” +3
  • Unlocks: Selective Breeding (which improves vegetable crop outcome)

Rank 6:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “That’s fascinating.” +3 / “You’re so studious.” +3 / “Can you make some for me?” +3
  • Choice 2: “I had no idea.” +3
  • Choice 3: “That would be bad.” +3 / “Black like coffee?” +3
  • Choice 5: “Be strong, Haru.” +3
  • Unlock: Harisen Recovery (Haru gains the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party)

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 2: “That sounds really tough…” +3 / “What do you want to do?” +3
  • Choice 3: All are +3
  • Choice 4: Both are +3
  • Unlock: Soil Improvement (which reduces the time a crop takes to grow)

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “The soil?” +3
  • Choice 2: All are +3
  • Choice 3: All are +3
  • Unlock: Endure

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 2: All are +3
  • Choice 3: “You’re very welcome.” +3 / “You did amazing.” +3
  • Choice 4:
    Relationship – “I like you too, Haru.”
    Friendship – “He saw us as good friends.”
  • Unlock: Protect (Haru can shield Joker from fatal attack)

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Second Awakening

Persona 5 Confidant Guide – Party 6

Yusuke Kitagawa Confidant Relationship Guide – L’Empereur – IV (Emperor)

Yusuke Kitagawa is an artist who fights alongside you as one of the phantom thieves. Strengthening his social link grants him new abilities in battle

Can Be Found At: Found after school in the Shibuya Station Underground Walkway.

Rank 1:

  • On 6/18 there will be an unmissable event with Yusuke. Talk to him at the train station’s underground passageway afterwards.
  • Unlock: Novice Duplication (Allows Yusuke to produce low-level skill cards for you. These can be used to teach your Persona moves)

Rank 2:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “It’s novel.” +2 / “It’s enigmatic.” +2
  • Choice 2: “I can’t wait.” +3 / “I hope you’re right.” +3
  • Unlock: Baton Pass (lets you pass Yusuke’s turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More)

Rank 3:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Don’t let it bother you.” +2
  • Choice 3: “This isn’t like you.” +3 / “You’re really giving up?” +2
  • Choice 4: Both give +2
  • Unlock: Follow Up (gives Yusuke the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.
  • Unlocks the Ueno Museum location)

Rank 4:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Why are we in a boat?” +2 / “I should bring a girl here.” +2
  • Choice 2: “Love comes in all forms.” +3 / “Maybe you should train more.” +2
  • Unlock: Artist Talk (Yusuke gains a chance to step in on a failed demon negotiation)
  • Unlock: Inokashira Park location.

Rank 5:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Do you want me to strip?” +3 / “I dunno if I can do it…” +2
  • Choice 2: “I’m sure you will.” +3 / “It doesn’t look like it.” +3 / “Do you want to give up?” +2
  • Unlock: Adept Duplication (Allows Yusuke to create medium-level skill cards on your request.
  • Unlocks the Kanda Church location)

Rank 6:

  • Requires rank 4 Proficiency.
  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “It feels nostalgic.” +2
  • Unlock: Harisen Recovery (Yusuke has a chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party)

Rank 7:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “What do you mean?” +2
  • Choice 2: “The truth is within you.” +3
  • Unlocks the Master Duplication ability, which allows Yusuke to create skill cards for high-end skills..

Rank 8:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “It has to be Ann.” +2
  • Choice 2: “You’ve really grown, Yusuke.” +3
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Yusuke a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • Conversation choices of note:
  • Choice 1: “Her love for her son.” +3 / “The pain of separation.” +3
  • Choice 2: “You’ve really changed, Yusuke.” +3
  • Unlock: Protect (Yusuke can shield Joker from fatal attack)

Rank 10:

  • Conversation choices of note: irrelevant as all choices will give the same outcome
  • Unlock: Second Awakening