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Persona 5: All Confidant Abilities and Ranks

Igor (Fool)

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All Persona 5 Confidant Abilities and Ranks

Igor holds the Fool Arcana, though his abilities are anything but foolish. The skills you unlock by building this relationship (which is automatically strengthened as you progress) help to increase the amount of Personas you can carry and the power you get from creating them.

Listed below you’ll find each obtainable ability along with the Rank in which it unlocks. If you see a number skipped, it’s because you get nothing for that Rank other than a stronger bond with the individual.

1 – Wild Talk and Arcana Burst: Wild Talk lets you negotiate with shadows for money and items, while Arcana Burst grants bonus experience from fusing Personas that share Arcana with Confidant’s you have.

2 – Third Eye: Lets you seen hidden objects by holding L1. Think Assassin’s Creed’s Eagle Vision.

3 – Power Stock: Lets you carry 8 Personas.

5 – Super Stock: Carry up to 10 Personas now.

6 –  High Arcana Burst: Increases the amount of bonus experience you get from fusions according to your Confidant Ranks.

8 – Ultra Stock: Now you can carry 12 Personas.

10 – Max Arcana Bursting: Even more bonus experience while fusing. You’ll also be able to fuse the Ultimate Fool Persona. 

Morgana (Magician)

All Persona 5 Confidant Abilities and Ranks

Morgana has some interesting abilities and perks for players. They revolve around crafting useful tools for being a thief as well as dealing with enemies and taking care of ailments (since the cat makes an excellent healer/support member of your team).

1 – Infiltration Tools: You can now create Infiltration Tools, starting with the Lockpick, at your workdesk.

2 – Baton Pass: Baton Pass can be used with Morgana.

3 – Follow Up: Morgana has a chance to followup an attack of yours that can kill an enemy.

4 – Kitty Talk: Your feline friend has the ability to help with negotiations.

5 – PickpocketIt is possible to steal items from enemies when using physical attacks.

6 – Ace Tools: All Infiltration Tool recipes are unlocked at your desk.

7 – Harisen Recovery: Morgana will occasionally cure all allies of status ailments automatically.

8 – Endure: Enjoy a chance to withstand a deathblow. You’ll be on a sliver of health, but at least you’re still standing.

9 – Protect: In the ultimate sacrifice, Morgana will take a killing blow for you.

10 – Second AwakeningMagician Ultimate Persona unlocked for Morgana. 

Makoto Nijima (Priestess)

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Makoto’s abilities are quite similar to those of other party members, focusing on helping you survive while also dishing out damage. She also provides a very useful ability that lets you know how a move will react which can help with strategy in later battles.

1 – Shadow Calculus: While analyzing an enemy, you’ll be able to see what items they can drop.

2 – Baton Pass: Use Baton Pass skill with Makoto.

3 – Brainiac Talk: Makoto will help with negotiations.

4 – Follow Up: Makoto will sometimes followup one of your attacks with a potentially lethal attack of her own.

6 – Harisen Recovery: Once in a while the status ailments of your party will be cured.

7 – Shadow Factorization: Shows whether your attack will be absorbed, reflected, or have no effect when highlighting an enemy with a specific attack.

8 – Endure: A chance to survive a deathblow.

9 – Protect: Makoto will sacrifice herself for you in battle.

10 – Second Awakening: Priestess Ultimate Persona is unlocked.

Haru Okumura (Empress)

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Haru is like most other companions in that she’s there to support you however she can. She also allows you to grow crops which can be quite useful.

1 – Cultivation: You can now grow vegetables on the Shujin Academy rooftop.

2 – Baton Pass: Use Baton Pass skill with Haru.

3 – Follow Up: Makoto will sometimes followup one of your attacks with a potentially lethal attack of her own.

4 – Celeb Talk: Haru will help with negotiations.

5 – Bumper Crop: Vegetable growing produces larger harvests.

6 – Harisen Recovery: Once in a while the status ailments of your party will be cured.

7 – Soil Improvement: Crops grow faster.

8 – Endure: A chance to survive a deathblow.

9 –  Protect: Makoto will sacrifice herself for you in battle.

10 – Second Awakening: Empress Ultimate Persona is unlocked.

Yusuke Kitagawa (Emperor)

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Yusuke can help you make some useful Skill Cards if you’re into that sort of thing. Outside of that, though, he’s just like the others.

1 – Novice Duplication: Yusuke can create low-level Skill Cards.

2 – Baton Pass: Use Baton Pass skill with Yusuke.

3 – Follow Up: Makoto will sometimes followup one of your attacks with a potentially lethal attack of her own.

4- Artist Talk: Yusuke will help with negotiations.

5 – Adept Duplication: Mid-level cards can now be produced.

6 – Harisen Recovery: Once in a while the status ailments of your party will be cured.

7 – Master Duplication: Hello high-level Skill Cards.

8 – Endure: A chance to survive a deathblow.

9 – Protect: Yusuke will sacrifice himself for you in battle.

10 – Second Awakening: Emperor Ultimate Persona is unlocked.

Sojiro Sakura (Hierophant)

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Sojiro is the grumpy old man who owns Leblanc and takes you in at the beginning of Persona 5. Once he warms up to you he’ll teach you how to make some really useful items for SP recovery.

2 – Coffee Basics: Sojiro will teach you how to brew coffee that restores SP for one character.

4 – Leblanc Curry: You’ll learn how to cook a plate of food that restores the party’s SP a bit.

6 – Coffee Mastery: Learn how to make a new coffee that restores a lot of SP.

9 – Curry TipsMake a yummy curry meal that restores a moderate amount of party SP.

10 – Curry Mastery: A meal that restores a lot of SP for your party. You’ll also be able to fuse the Hierophant Ultimate Persona. 

Ann Takamaki (Lovers)

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Ann really helps with negotiation as you level up her Lovers Confidant. THe ability to make negotiations go smoother means you’ll be able to get what you need from Shadows much more easily.

1 – Baton Pass: Use Baton Pass skill with Ann.

2 – Girl Talk: Ann will help with negotiations.

3 – Follow Up: Ann will sometimes follow up one of your attacks with a potentially lethal attack of her own.

5 – Crocodile Tears: Ann can lower the demands of Shadows during negotiations.

6 – Harisen: Once in a while the status ailments of your party will be cured.

7 – Sexy Technique: Even better negotiation thanks to the power of seduction.

8 – Endure: A chance to survive a deathblow.

9 – Protect: Ann will sacrifice herself for you in battle.

10 – Second Awakening: Lovers Ultimate Persona is unlocked.

Ryuji Sakamoto (Chariot)

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Ryuji doesn’t help much with negotiations, though he can help a little bit, but he’s very useful for combat. Insta-Kill can make journeys through areas with weak Shadows more of a breeze.

2 – Baton Pass: Use Baton Pass skill with Makoto.

3 – Follow Up: Ryuji will sometimes followup one of your attacks with a potentially lethal attack of her own.

4 – Punk Talk: Makoto will help with negotiations.

6 – Harisen Recovery: Once in a while the status ailments of your party will be cured.

7 – Insta-Kill: There is a chance that you will instantly defeat any enemy you ambush that is significantly weaker than you. You won’t get any experience or items though.

8 – Endure: A chance to survive a deathblow.

9 – Protect: Ryuji will sacrifice himself for you in battle.

10 – Second Awakening: Chariot Ultimate Persona is unlocked.

Goro Akechi (Justice)

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Goro levels up automatically but he doesn’t get much use until halfway through his Confidant ranking. And even then he only gets the basic party skills.

5 – Baton Pass, Follow Up, Detective Talk, and Harisen Recovery: In one shot you’ll earn the ability to use Baton Pass with Goro as well as have him perform a follow up, aid in negotiations, and have your team healed from status ailments from time to time.

10 – Second Awakening: You’ll be able to fuse the Justice Ultimate Persona.

Futaba Sakura (Hermit)

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One of my personal favorites, Futaba has some very useful abilities that she can utilize in battle as well as some perks for you. She helps manage your team and keep things in working order by swapping players, providing support, and even turning ambushes around.

1 – Moral Support: Futaba will randomly cast buffs on your team during battles.

2 – Mementos Search: Every now and then, she will reveal the full map of the floor you’re on in Mementos.

4 – Position Hack: In some battles that aren’t ambushes, there’s a chance it will become a Hold Up instead.

6 – Active Support: During combat, she will occasionally restore some of the party’s HP or SP.

7 – Treasure Reboot: Sometimes the treasure you picked up will be restored so you can pick it up again after a battle.

9 – Emergency Shift: If two members of your party die in battle, Futaba will swap them out with fresh ones.

10 – Final Guard and Super Awakening: Get the Hermit Ultimate Persona as well as give Futaba the chance to negate a fatal blow. 

Chihaya Mifune (Fortune)

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Most of these skills will help you if you’re trying to grind something out. Outside of that you won’t really use them. Still, having a psychic on your side is never a bad thing.

1 – Luck Reading: Will increase the growth rate of a selected Social Stat.

3 – Money Reading: Increases the amount of money earned from battles.

5 – Fate Reading: Let’s you preview some of the abilities of Confidants.

7 – Affinity Reading: Deepen the bond between yourself and a Confidant of your choosing.

10 – Special Fate Reading:  Preview all of the abilities of a Confidant. You’ll also be able to fuse the Fortune Ultimate Persona.

Caroline & Justine (Strength)

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If you really like fusing Personas, then you need to give some attention to the Velvet Room’s wardens. They will greatly boost your fusion abilities making you a force to be reckoned with during battles.

1 – Group Guillotine: Perform triangle Fusions.

3 – Lockdown: Sentence a Persona to solitary confinement so they can gain resistances.

5 – Guillotine Booster: Perform Fusions with four or more Personas.

8 – IsolationThe resistances gained are improved.

10 – Special Treatment: You gain the ability to fuse Personas that are a higher level than you… as long as you can afford it. Oh, and the Strength Ultimate Persona is available for fusing. 

Munehisa Iwai (Hanged Man)

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If you’re into guns as much as I am, make sure to start building this bond. He’ll allow you purchase customized guns to use in dungeons and they can pack a serious wallop.

1 – Starter Customization: You can now create basic custom guns.

3 – Medium Customization: Mid-level guns can be created.

5 – Discount: It’s now cheaper to create custom guns.

7 – Expert Customization: Advanced custom guns are now available.

10 – Ace Customization: Special-grade weaponry now available. Hanged Man Ultimate Persona unlocked for fusion as well. 

Tae Takemi (Death)

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Dr. Takemi is one of the cooler characters in the game and you’ll want to befriend her if you find yourself in need of powerful recover items. She’ll gain a larger selection and even start offering a discount.

1 – Rejuvination: Tae’s shop sells more recovery items.

3 – Sterilization: New items available for sale.

5 – Immunication: New items available.

7 – Discount: You get a substantial discount on all items in her clinic.

10 – Resuscitation: Strong revival items now available. And of course the Death Persona is available to fuse. 

Sadayo Kawakami (Temerance)

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Managing time is one of the toughest things to do in Persona 5, but teacher Sadayo Kawakami makes it all manageable by allowing you to multitask.

1 – Slack Off: Perform activities during Sadayo’s class.

3 – Housekeeping: She’ll brew coffee or do laundry while you’re busy with something else, allowing for multi-tasking.

5 – Free Time: Sadayo will distract other classes to allow you to do something else.

7 – Super Housekeeping: She can now also cook curry or make Infiltration Tools as you do something else.

10 – Special Massage: You can extend your day by having Sadayo massage you after being in a Palace or Mementos. This will let you do a nighttime activity instead of just going straight to bed. Don’t forget that you can now fuse the ultimate Temperance Persona, too. 

Ichiko Ohya (Devil)

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Reporter Ichiko Ohya doesn’t do much for you in battle, but her abilities do allow you to explore a bit more freely without having to worry about the alert hitting 100 right away.

1 – Rumor-Filled Scoop: Alert levels in Palaces will increase much slower when spotted, and decrease faster between days.

4 – Shocking Scoop: A better version of Rumor Scoop.

7 – Outrageous Scoop: Even lower increases in alert levels, and much faster decreases between days.

10 – Legendary Scoop: The lowest rate of increases for alert levels, and highest rate of decreases between days. The Devil Arcana ultimate Persona will be available as well. 

Shinya Oda (Tower)

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Guns are very useful while battling in Persona 5, so anything that makes them even more potent is worthwhile. Oda lets you eventually use guns effectively against all enemies, not just those who are weak to them.

1 – Down Shot: A special gun ability that uses a lot of bullets but knocks enemies down (even if they aren’t weak).

2 – Bullet Hail: Randomly, during an ambush, you will start with a gunshot that removes 20% of an enemy’s health.

3 – Warning Shot: A negotiation ability that intimidates Shadows.

5 – Ammo Pouch: Carry more bullets.

6 – Cheap Shot: Take down enemies with less shots (applies to those not weak to bullets, since those weak always take only one).

8 – Electric Slug: Bullet Hail does more damage.

10 – Od Special: Your bullets affect all enemies, including those that would normally absorb or reflect them. Tower Persona becomes available for fusion.

Hifumi Togo (Star)

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Party management is key when exploring challenging dungeons. But being able to select only in safe zones can be a problem, especially if some are out of health. Togo provides a means to keep your team in fighting form.

1 – Koma Sabaki: During your turn you can swap out party members as long as they aren’t down and don’t have a status ailment.

3 – Uchikomi: Allows for any party member to use a follow-up attack, even if they don’t have that skill when you knock down a Shadow.

5 – Kakoi Kuzushi: You can escape being surrounded by Shadows.

7 – Narikin: Gain double money if you win an ambush before the enemy can even attack.

9 – Touryou: You can immediately flee battles.

10 – Togo System: You can now swap party members no matter which character’s turn it is. Don’t forget you can fuse Star Ultimate Persona. 

Yuuki Mishima (Moon)

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Mishima isn’t able to fight alongside you, but he can at least ensure that you guys are growing more powerful.

1 – Mishima’s Supprt: Characters you don’t use in your party will still receive some experience.

3 – Mishima’s Enthusiasm: More experience from from battles.

5 – Mishima’s Desperation: Non-active members receive even more experience.

7 – Phanboy: An increase to battle experience.

10 – Salvation Wish: Non-active members receive the same amount of experience as active members. The Persona of the Moon can now be fused as well. 

Toranosuke Yoshida (Sun)

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The politician with a heart of gold is all about taking advantage of the Shadows in any way you can. Get more items, money, and recruits from them with Sun abilities.

2 – Diplomacy: You can now make a second demand from Shadows during negotiation.

3 – Fundraising: Take even more money from Shadows.

5 – Manipulation: Shadows have a higher chance of giving up rare items during negotiation.

7 – Mind Control: There’s a chance that a Shadow will instantly become your Persona if you ask. Does not happen every time.

10 – Charismatic Speech: You have a chance of recruiting higher level Shadows than you are. The Ulimtate Persona of the Sun can be fused, too.

Sae Nijima (Judgement)

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Sae Nijima is one of the first NPCs you meet in the game and is there throughout the experience talking to you. Her Confidant is automatic, and you’ll earn it naturally through the story. She only has one ability though, and it’s the most important in the game. True Judgement.

10 – True Judgement

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Ishmael Romero

Ishmael was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite from 2014 to 2018 covering every new release he could get his hands on. When he wasn't playing through the latest titles, he was living his best life as a Guardian in Destiny 2. Outside of writing, he was just a wandering character from Brooklyn, NY, and a fan of horrible Spider-Man games, anime, and corny jokes.

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