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Persona 5: All Confidant Answers (Max Social Links Guide)

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Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

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While playing through Persona 5 you’ll meet and obtain several different Confidants (there are 21 in total). These NPCs each share a common interest of yours, whether it’s how they feel about the world, a goal they may have, or some other driving force. While some are strengthened automatically, a lot of them require you to hang out and have conversations with them to progress the relationship and strengthen the bond.

Strengthening the bond ranks up the Confidant and can unlock useful abilities for you and your party. While some are better than others, you will want collect and max them all out if you’re looking to get the Platinum trophy in Persona 5. We’ll go through each Confidant and let you know the best answer for each as well as of any romance options.

The dates given for certain ranks are the earliest possible dates for that rank, you don’t have to necessarily show up on that day. We’ll also provide any other requirements such as specific Social Stats or completed missions.

To make this guide easier to use and avoid any useless words, we’ll only share the best confident answers:. We’ll also only share answers for the exchanges that matter. For example. If you see a rank only have “Answer 3” that means only the third time you’re able to speak matters, and you should choose the option stated.

The Confidants are ordered by their Arcana:

  • O The Fool, Igor
  • I The Magician, Morgana
  • II The Priestess, Makoto Niijima
  • III The Empress, Haru Okumura
  • IV The Emperor, Yusuke Kitagawa
  • V The HIerophant, Sojiro Sakura
  • VI The Lovers, Ann Takamaki
  • VII The Chariot, Ryuji Sakamoto
  • VIII Justice, Goro Akechi
  • IX The Hermit, Futaba Sakura
  • X Fortune, Chihaya Mifune
  • XI Strength, Caroline and Justine
  • XII The Hanged Man, Nunehisa Iwai
  • XIII Death, Tae Takemi
  • XIV Temperance, Sadayo Kawakami
  • XV The Devil, Ichiko Ohya
  • XVI The Tower, Shinya Oda
  • XVII The Star, Hifumi Togo
  • XVIII The Moon, Yuuki Mishima
  • XIX The Sun, Toranosuke Yoshida
  • XX Judgement, Sae Niijima

O The Fool (Igor)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

There are no conversation options for Igor that effect the progression of this Confidant. Instead, he is directly tied to your progress in the story. If you’re still curious as to when you can expect his rank to go up, check below:

Rank 1 : 4/12 (Unlocks Wild Talk, Arcana Burst)

Rank 2: Enter first Palace (Unlocks Third Eye)

Rank 3: 5/5 (Unlocks Power Stock)

Rank 4: Complete second Palace

Rank 5: 6/11 (Unlocks Super Stock)

Rank 6: Complete fourth Palace (Unlocks High Arcana Burst)

Rank 7: 8/22

Rank 8: 8/31 (Unlocks Ultra Stock)

Rank 9: 10/11

Rank 10: 12/24 (Unlocks Max Arcana Bursting)

Reaching Rank 10 with Igor unlocks the ultimate Fool Persona, Vishnu, for fusion.

I The Magician (Morgana)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Like with Igor, Morgana doesn’t have any special conversation options that can progress the advancement of the Magician Confidant, so there are no answers here for you. However, like with the Fool, we’ll share when you can expect your upgrades:

Rank 1 : 5/15 (Unlocks Infiltration Tools)

Rank 2: Complete first Palace (Unlocks Baton Pass)

Rank 3: Complete Second Palace (Unlocks Follow Up)

Rank 4: 6/20 (Unlocks Kitty Talk)

Rank 5: Complete third Palace (Unlocks Pickpocket)

Rank 6: 7/25 (Unlocks Ace Tools)

Rank 7: 8/29 (Unlocks Harisen Recovery)

Rank 8: 9/17 (Unlocks Endure)

Rank 9: Complete fifth Palace (Unlocks Protect)

Rank 10: 12/23 (Second Awakening)

Morgana’s Persona will transform to its most powerful form, Fusunushi, and you’ll also be able to create it through fusion.

II The Priestess (Makoto Niijima)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Makoto Niijima is a fellow student at Shujin Academy. She’s the student council president, and seems to be against you at first. It turns out that she’s being used and can become a good friend, even a romance option. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1 : 6/24, Need Knowledge Rank 3 (Scholarly), Unlocks Shadow Calculus

There are no Confidant answers for this rank, just talk to her by the Student Council Office.

Rank 2: Unlocks Baton Pass

  1. “You’re very well informed.”
  2. “That was dangerous.”

Rank 3:  Unlocks Brainiac Talk

  1. “You have the wrong idea.”
  2. “You can change.”

Rank 4: Unlocks Follow Up

  1. “That’s unlike you.”
  2. “Why do you use it?”
  3. “That’s an amazing goal.”

Rank 5: 

  1. “He sounds suspicious.”
  2. “I got this.”

Rank 6: Requires Charm Rank 5, Unlocks Harisen Recovery

  1. “Love comes in many forms.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Shadow Factorization

  • (Answer 4) “That’s a horrible story” or “He was a noble man”

Rank 8: Unlocks Endure

  • (Answer 2) “Absolutely”

Rank 9: Unlocks Protect, Chance for romance

Answer 3 – “That was the right move.”

Answer 4 – “I’m a regular here” or “It’s a popular meeting spot”

Answer 5 for friendhsip – “You’ll find someone someday.”

Answer 5 for romance – “I’ll be your study partner.”

If you choose romance you will get another dialogue option that can reverse the romance or keep it going.

Answer 6 – “I do.” (to keep the romance), “That’s not what I meant.” (to revert to friendship)

Rank 10: Unlocks Second Awakening

Your answers for this have no consequences so pick what you want. Upon reaching this rank, Makoto’s Persona will take it’s true, most powerful form as Cybele, and you’ll be able to make one through fusion.

III The Empress (Haru Okumura)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Haru is a kind student of Shujin Academy. In fact, she’s one of very few who isn’t just instantly rude to you. Her abilities revolve around growing crops. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1 : 10/30, Unlocks Cultivation

There are no special answers for the first rank, so just find her on the roof of Shujin Academy to get started.

Rank 2: Requires Proficiency Rank 5, Unlocks Baton Pass

  1. “Are you opening a cafe?” or “Are you starting a farm?”
  2. “He sounds suspicious.”
  3. “This is a complex issue.”

Rank 3: Unlocks Follow Up

  1. “They won’t find out” or “It’ll be okay, I promise.”
  2. “I don’t want to go with you.”
  3. “Not yet.”

Rank 4: Unlocks Celeb Talk

Answer 1 – That’s pricey” or “It must be amazing.”

Answer 4 – “Let’s ask him.”

Answer 5 – “I’m not really sure.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Bumper Crop

  1. “Somebody’s telling the truth” or “Trust no one.”
  2. “There has to be another way.”
  3. “That doesn’t matter now” or “I don’t think so”

Rank 6: Unlocks Harisen Recovery

Answer 2 – “I had no idea.”

Answer 3 – “That would be bad” or “Black like coffee?”

Answer 5 – “Be strong, Haru.”

Rank 7: 

Answer 2 – “That sounds really tough…” or “What do you want to do?”

Rank 8: Unlocks Endure

  1. “The soil?”

Rank 9: Unlocks Protect, Romance Opportunity

Answer 3 – “You’re very welcome” or “You did amazing”

Answer 4 for Friendship – “He saw us as good friends.”

Answer 4 for Romance – “I like you too, Haru.”

Rank 10: Second Awakening

You can use whatever answers you want here, you’ll also unlock the ultimate Empress Persona for fusion.

IV The Emperor (Yusuke Kitagawa)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Yusuke’s one of the few party members you’ll obtain that has no ties to Shujin Academy. You’ll meet him during your infiltration of the second Palace as he’s close to your target but also one of his victims. Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 6/18, Unlocks Novice Duplication

Just look for him in the Shibuya Underground station. He’ll be in the passageway there. It’s part of the story so you really can’t miss this.

Rank 2: Unlocks Baton Pass

  1. “It’s novel” or “It’s enigmatic.”
  2. “I can’t wait” or “I hope you’re right.”

Rank 3: Unlocks Follow Up and Ueno Museum hangout if you don’t already have it.

Answer 1 – “Don’t let it bother you.”

Answer 3 – “This isn’t like you.”

Rank 4: Unlocks Artist Talk and Inokashira Park hangout

  1. “Why are we in a boat?” or “I should bring a girl here.”
  2. “Love comes in all forms.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Adept Duplication and Kanda Churck hangout if you haven’t been there already.

  1. “Do you want me to strip?”
  2. “I’m sure you will” or “It doesn’t look like it.”

Rank 6: Requires Proficiency Rank 4, Unlocks Harisen Recovery

  1. “It feels nostalgic.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Master Duplication

  1. “What do you mean?”
  2. “The truth is within you.”

Rank 8: Unlocks Endure

  1. “It has to be Ann.”
  2. “You’ve really grown, Yusuke.”

Rank 9: Unlocks Protect

  1. “Her love for her son” or “The pain of separation.”
  2. “You’ve really changed, Yusuke.”

Rank 10: Second Awakening

As with every other Confidant, what you say here doesn’t matter. Yusuke’s Persona will evolve and you’ll be able to fuse the ultimate Emperor Persona.

V The Hierophant (Sojiro Sakura)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Sojiro is the man that takes you in after you find yourself on probation due to the events prior to Persona 5. He’s a bit of a jerk at first, but he eventually takes a liking to you and teaches you how to make some items that help restore SP to your party (which is very useful). Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 4/24

Just talk to him at Cafe Leblanc to start forming a bond with your temporary guardian. He’s actually pretty cool.

Rank 2: Unlocks Coffee Basics

  1. “Making Coffee.”
  2. “That guy seemed suspicious.”
  3. “I want the ladies to love me.”

Rank 3: This rank becomes available after you brew some coffee with him as it triggers a conversation with Sojiro.

  1. “Medium-fine.”
  2. “Is it trouble?”

Rank 4: Unlocks Leblanc Curry

  1. “Tell me more.”
  2. “Call Sojiro’s phone.”

Rank 5: 8/23

  1. “I think I’m addicted!”
  2. “She wasn’t normal, huh?”
  3. “It really paid off in the end. “

Rank 6: Unlocks Coffee Mastery

  1. “To each his own.”
  2. “Shut your mouth.”
  3. “Saving Futaba was no mistake.”

Rank 7: Requires Kindness Rank 5

  1. “You might be right.”
  2. Doesn’t matter
  3. Doesn’t matter

Rank 8: Unlocks a Request that must be completed to unlock following Rank.

  1. “Something with curry.”
  2. “I was just protecting Futaba.”

Rank 9: Must have completed “The Money-Grubbing Uncle” request

  1. “It’s great.”
  2. “You have a great daughter.” or “Congrats.”

Rank 10: Unlocks Curry Master, Ultimate Hierophant Persona, and Kanda Church if you’ve yet to visit there.

Doesn’t matter what you say here, you’re all good.

VI The Lovers (Ann Takamaki)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Ann is one of your fellow students, the third party member you obtain, and a possible love interest in Persona 5. She’s kindhearted though many of your peers avoid her due to some sick and twisted rumors. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: 4/15, Unlocks Baton Pass

This is a part of the story so it’s unavoidable.

Rank 2: 5/6, Requires Kindness Rank 2, Unlocks Girl Talk

  1. “She’s so strong” or “Are you feeling better now?”
  2. “You might be right. “
  3. “I couldn’t just ignore you.”

Rank 3: Unlocks Follow Up and Inokashira Park hangout if you have not gone there before.

Answer 5 – “Can we stop yet?”

Answer 8 – “Has that happened to you?”

Answer 9 – “The freedom sounds nice.”

Rank 4:

Answer 1 – “I know what you mean.”

Answer 2 – “That’s hilarious.”

Answer 3 – “Good idea” or “Tell me.”

Answer 5 – “Good luck with that.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Crocodile Tears

  1. “Give it up.”
  2. “She’s amazing, huh…”
  3. “It had grace.”

Rank 6: Unlocks Harisen Recovery

Answer 1 – “It seems that way.”

Answer 4 – “Comfort her” or Show her your own Strength.

Rank 7: Unlocks Sexy Technique and Asakusa Tower

Answer 1 – “She admires you.”

Answer 4 – “Go get ’em, tiger.”

Rank 8: Unlocks Endure

  1. “You have some real guts.”

Rank 9: Unlocks Protect, Romance Opportunity

Answer 4 for Friendship – “You have the others.”

Answer 4 for Romance – “You have me.”

Rank 10: Second Awakening and unlocks Ishtar through fusion

VII The Chariot (Ryuji Sakamoto)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Ryuji is the first real friend you make in Persona 5. He’s a bit of a loudmouth and one serious troublemaker but his heart’s in the right place. He was also a victim of Kamoshida, though in a very different way from Ann. He definitely has your back in a fight, just don’t ask him for help with any school work. Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 4/12

Part of the story, can’t be missed.

Rank 2: 4/18, Unlocks Baton Pass

  1. “You seem pretty excited” or “I’m counting on you.”

Rank 3: Unlocks Follow Up

  1. “Let’s not fight.”
  2. “Calm down, Ryuji.”

Rank 4: Unlocks Punk Talk and Ogikubo Ramen

  1. “Are you worried about him?”
  2. “I know how you feel” or “But you’re doing great.”

Rank 5: 

  1. “Protein powder?”
  2. “You seem conflicted” or “Do you want to rejoin?”
  3. “So he’s an asshole?”

Rank 6: Unlocks Harisen Recovery

  1. “We can train at my place.”
  2. “You guys should trust Nakaoka” or “This is no time for arguing.”
  3. “Absolutely” or “More or less”

Rank 7: Unlocks Insta-kill

This rank is triggered by a call from Ryuji. He’ll ask you to join him on a stakeout, accept then talk to him.

  1. “Let’s talk to Takeishi.”
  2. “I think it’s cool, Ryuji.”

Rank 8: Unlocks Endure

Answer 3 – “All I did was watch.”

Rank 9: Unlocks Protect

Answer 1 – “Are you satisfied now?”

Answer 2 – “Don’t do it.”

Answer 4 – “I agree.”

Rank 10: Second Awakening and Chi You Chariot Persona

VIII Justice (Goro Akechi)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Goro is met during your school trip to the TV studio though he doesn’t become a Confidant until a bit later. He’s kind and intelligent though there is a bit of mystery surrounding him. Also, he doesn’t really have any confidant answers you should look out for as his progression is automatic. We’ll still list the dates that his ranks and abilities unlock.

Rank 1: 6/10

Rank 2: 7/24

Rank 3: 8/28

Rank 4: 10/24

Rank 5: 10/26

Rank 6: 10/29, Unlocks Baton Pass, Follow Up, Harisen Recovery, and Detective Talk

Rank 7: 11/19

Rank 8: 11/20

Rank 9: At a certain point in the sixth Palace

Rank 10: Also within the sixth Palace, Unlocks Metatron Justice Persona to be fused

IX The Hermit (Futaba Sakura)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Futaba is a bit of an introvert and one of the cooler characters in Persona 5. She also has some solid abilities for turning the tables on the enemy. She’s also one of the game’s romance options. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: 8/31, Unlocks Moral Support

This is part of the main story so it can’t be missed. You’ll meet up with her in Akihabara.

Rank 2: 9/2, Requires Kindness Rank 4, Unlocks Mementos Scan

  1. “That’s a great idea.”
  2. “If we work together.”
  3. “Sounds good to me.”

Rank 3: 

  1. “I was about to come find you.”
  2. “Good to see you again.”

Rank 4: Unlocks Position Hack

Answer 1 – “Let’s do this together.”

Answer 3 – “I think it’s cute.”

Rank 5: 

Dialogue 2 – “I think you’re right.”

Answer 3 – “He’s the protagonist.”

Rank 6: Unlocks Active Support

  1. “That must have been a shock.”
  2. “You didn’t know any better.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Treasure Reboot, Unlocks “Daughter’s Just a Meal Ticket” request

  1. “What horrible parents” or “We have to put a stop to this.”
  2. “I’ll do it, for you” or “We’ll show them the truth.”

Rank 8: Must complete “Daughter’s Just a Meal Ticket” first

  1. “That’s incredible” or “I’m glad to hear that.”
  2. “You worked really hard, too.”

Rank 9: Unlocks Emergency Shift, Romance Opportunity

  1. “You’ve really matured.”
  2. “Are you OK, Futaba?”
  3. “If you want” or “No way.”

Answer 4 for Friendship – “Because we’re teammates.”

Answer 4 for Romance – “Because I love you.”

Rank 10: Unlocks Final Guard and Second Awakening as well as Ongyo-Ki Persona for fusion.

X Fortune (Chihaya Hifune)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Chihaya is a medium you can meet in Shinjuku by heading to her table at night. It’s expensive to start a bond with her, but she happens to be one of the romance options in Persona 5. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: Must complete “Ending the Boyfriend’s Abuse”, Unlocks Luck Reading

The request needed to start the Confidant bond with Chihaya is unlocked by first purchasing a stone from her (for 100,000 yen), then talking to her. Once you complete the request, head back and talk to her again to start things up.

Rank 2:

  1. “Encourage her.” (mandatory)
  2. “Overturn your fate”(mandatory)
  3. “Open your mind to change.”

Rank 3: Unlocks Money Reading

  1. “Follow his heart.” (mandatory)
  2. “Thieves may steal her away.” (mandatory)

Rank 4:

Answer 2 – “Trust in yourself.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Fate Reading

  1. “You’re such a hard worker.”

Rank 6:

Answer 4 – “You’re just Chihaya to me.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Affinity Reading

  1. “I don’t think so.”

Rank 8: Unlocks “Debunking the Psychic” request, must complete request to finish rank

When you first talk to Chihaya to get Rank 8 it doesn’t matter what you say, you’ll still end up with the new request. After completing it, go and talk to her again.

Answer 1 – “I know.”

Answer 3 – “Hell yeah I am.”

Rank 9: Romance Opportunity

Answer 2 – “Well, fate can be changed.”

Answer 3  for Friendship – “I like having my fortune read.”

Answer 3 for Romance – “So I can be with you.”

Rank 10: Unlocks Special Fate Reading and Lakshmi for fusion

 XI Strength (Caroline and Justine)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

The twin wardens represent the Strength Arcana in Persona and can become Confidants starting as early as 5/18. Their abilities are very useful for players who invest time infusing Personas. Unlike other Confidants, there are no answers to consider, you simply have to bring the requested Persona to them. They are found in the Velvet Room. Note that sometimes you will need to strengthen a Persona to learn a move. The move inherited is random so make sure to save first, so you don’t waste resources constantly fusing the same thing. Here are their confidant answers:

Rank 1: 5/18, Unlocks Group Guillotine

Show a Jack Frost that has the Mabufu ability.

Rank 2: Requires Level 16

This time you’ll need a Shiissa with Frei.

Rank 3: Requires Level 19

Get a Matador with Magaru.

Rank 4: Requires Level 25

You need to show the twins a Flauros with the Tarukaja ability. Fuse a Berith, an Eligor, and a level 11 Andras (Andras will learn the required move at level 11).

Rank 5: Requires Level 29, Unlocks Guillotine Booster

For an Ame-no-Uzume w/ Dodge Psy you’ll need to strengthen a fusion. First there are two different combinations that give you a Ame-no-Uzume: Okuninushi + Sadama or Arsene + Norn. Strengthen the combination with a level 27 or higher Kin-Ki.

Rank 6: Requires Level 30

Combine a Kodama, Sudama, and Anzu to create a Neko Shogun. Then strengthen it with an Orobas or Flauros. Remember to save first just in case you don’t inherit the Dekaja skill.

Rank 7: Requires Level 34

There are two ways to get a Lachesis. Either Koppa Tengu + Red Rider or Eligor + Unicorn. Strengthen the result with a Clotho to get the required Tetraja skill.

Rank 8: Requires Level 42

This is a tough one to get, but thankfully there are four different combinations to make the requested persona. Clotho + Red Rider, Clotho _ Belphegor, Kikuri-Hime + Belphegor, or Unicorn + Power give you a Hecatoncheires. You must then strengthen it with either a Lilim or Thoth to learn the Masukunda ability.

Rank 9: Requires Level 49

To create a Bugs with Samarecarm combine Pixie, Pisaca, and a level 41 Hariti.

Rank 10: Requires level 51, Unlocks Special Treatment and Zaou-Gougen for fusion

First, you’ll need a Seth which can be obtained by fusing Isis, Thoth, and Anubis. Next, you’ll need the High Counter ability which you can obtain by strengthening with level 52 Dakini, Hecatoncheires, or a Hope Diamond.

XII The Hanged Man (Munehisa Iwai)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Iwai is the gentleman who sells you guns in the back alley of Central Street (Shibuya). He’s a kind dude, although a bit reserved. You’ll need Guts Rank 4 to even pursue him as a confidant (which takes quite a bit of time). Afterwards, you’ll be able to purchase customized guns from him. Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 5/6, Requires Guts Rank 4, Unlocks Starter Customization

Just talk to him in his shop once you reach the requirements. If you’re on New Game+, you must wait until after he hands you the paper bag.

Rank 2: You have to call Iwai to trigger this one

Answer 1 – Call him

Answer 3 – “What should I do now?” or “How’s your cold?”

Rank 3: Unlocks Medium Customization

Answer 2 – “I always knew you were a thug.”

Answer 3 – “We made a deal, didn’t we?”

Rank 4:

Answer 4 – “Where’s my reward?”

Rank 5: Unlocks Discount

Answer 2 – “You’re pathetic.”

Answer 3 – “That’s right” or “I’ll stick around for the guns.”

Rank 6:

Answer 3 – “Girls” or “That’s a secret.”

Answer 4 – “You should buy us something.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Expert Customization

  1. “Absolutely.”
  2. “He’s clever.”

Rank 8: Requires Guts Rank 5, unlocks a special request

  1. “I did it all for Iwai.”
  2. “I will” or “I want to help you.”

After the second time you speak you’ll unlock a request from Iwai. Complete it then return for two more exchages.

Answer 1 – “I dunno.”

Answer 2 – “I guess I could consider it.”

Rank 9:

Answer 1 – “Are you sure he’s alive?”

Answer 5 – “Tell him the truth” or “You need to trust your son.”

Answer 6 – “I guess I could consider it” or “If you pay me well.”

Rank 10: Unlocks Special Customization and the the Ultimate Hanged Man Persona for fusion.

XIII Death (Tae Takemi)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Tae is a doctor that runs a clinic in a back alley near Cafe Leblanc. She sells you medicine off the books but is willing to increase her inventory if you submit to some clinical trials. She’s also a romance option in Persona 5. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: 4/18, Unlocks Rejuvenation

Just head to her clinic and partake in her trial to kick things off.

Rank 2: Requires Guts Rank 2

  1. “I have a bad heart.”
  2. “I agree.”

Rank 3: Unlocks  Sterilization

Answer 3 – “I don’t mind” or “I need the medicine.”

Rank 4:

  1. “Dr. Takemi will help.”
  2. “You seem happy.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Immunization

Answer 3 – “That’s good.”

Rank 6: 

Answer 3 – “It suits you.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Discount

Answer 1 – “This is harrassment” or “She’s a great doctor.”

Answer 3 – “Just rest for today” or “Anything I can do?”

Answer 4 – “We all do sometimes.”

Rank 8: Requires Charm Rank 4, Unlocks “Bad Medicine” request

Answer 2 – “I’m your ally.”

After a few more exchanges the “Bad Medicine” request will be available. complete it to get another set of interactions to achieve Rank 8.

Answer 2 – “Let’s get to work, doctor” or “It’s not over yet.”

Answer 3 – “It’s for Miwa-chan” or “It’s for you.”

Rank 9: Romance Opportunity, Unlocks Inokashira Park

Answer 1 – “It was rough.”

Answer 3 for Friendship – “It was for my exams.”

Answer 3 for Romance – “I wanted to see you.”

Answer 4 – “I love you” (to keep it as romance), “What do you think?” (to revert to friendship)

Answer 5 – “It isn’t a joke” (to seal the romance), “That sounds good” (to solidify friendship).

Rank 10: Unlocks Resuscitation and the Alice Persona for fusion.

XIV Temperance (Sadayo Kawakami)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Sadayo Kawakami is actually your homeroom teacher. Though she doesn’t seem to like you at first, she warms up to you after you discover her secret second job. Her abilities are great for multitasking, making Persona 5’s time management much easier. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: 5/27, Unlocks Slack Off

You’ll need to first join Mishima and Ryuji as the investigate a mysterious maid service. After discovering that the maid is Sadayo, talk to her in front of the faculty office to receive her phone number for her services.

Rank 2: Requires Guts Rank 3

  1. “It does.”
  2. “Absolutely not!”

Rank 3: Unlocks Housekeeping

Answer 1 – “Yeah, they do” or “Do some real cooking”

Answer 3 – “I’ll request you more often.”

Rank 4:

Answer 2 – “How rude.”

Answer 3 – “You need to love yourself.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Free Time

  1. “It’s fun” or “Who’s the Master here?”
  2. “How terrible…” or “So, did you stop?”

Rank 6:

  1. “Want to rest a bit?”
  2. “Are you alright?” or “You should go home.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Super Housekeeping

  1. “Don’t pay them.”
  2. “Think this through more.”

Rank 8: Unlocks “A Teacher Maid to Suffer”

  1. “Is this really what you want?”
  2. “If that’s what you decided.”

After a few more questions you’ll obtain Rank 8. Sadayo will call you to her office during lunch and no matter what you say you’ll receive the “A Teacher Maid to Suffer” request. You must complete it to start Rank 9.

Rank 9: Requires completion of Sadayo’s request,  Romance Opportunity

Answer 1 – “Nonsense.”

Answer 3 for Friendship – “Not really.”

Answer 3 for Romance – “I want to keep seeing you.”

The next couple of questions only appear if you choose romance. You must choose the romance options if you want to lock it in.

Answer 4 – “Got it” (for friendship) or “I mean what I say.” (for romance)

Answer 5 – “I’m a master; you’re a maid” (for friendship) or “I’m a man; you’re a woman” (for romance).

Rank 10: Unlocks Special Massage and the Persona Ardha for fusion.

 XV The Devil (Ichiko Ohya)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Ichiko is a reporter that you first come across during your investigation into Madarame (the holder of the second Palace). Her name isn’t revealed then, but after unlocking the Shinjuku area you can find her in Crossroads. She’s an interesting character, though her skills will only mater to players who have trouble staying unseen while infiltrating palaces. She’s also one of the romance options in Persona 5. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: 6/25, Unlocks Rumor-filled Scoop

Just head to Crossroads one night on or after 6/25 and talk to her.

Rank 2:

Answer 1 – “Mishima might…”

Answer 3 – “It’s for the article.”

Rank 3:

Answer 1 – “You shouldn’t make assumptions.”

Answer 4 – “Was she falsely accused?”

Rank 4: Unlocks Shocking Scoop

None of your answers matter you, you’ll still get the same reactions.

Rank 5:

Answer 5 – “That’s unforgivable.”

Rank 6:

Answer 2 – “He must not like you.”

Answer 3 – “You shouldn’t trust in her.”

Answer 4 – “That’s the spirit” or “You’re a great journalist.”

Rank 7:  Unlocks Outrageous Scoop

Answer 2 – “Don’t let him provoke you” or “Let’s think of another way.”

Answer 3 – “You’re charming as you are.”

Rank 8: Unlocks “Fighting for Truth in Journalism” request

Answer 1 – “You seem tired.”

You’ll unlock Ohya’s request after the second interaction. Complete then return to her and choose any answers to unlock rank 8.

Rank 9: Romance Opportunity.

Answer 2 – “You’re not giving up, are you?”

Answer 3 – “I can’t leave you” or “I want to help.”

Answer 5 for Friendship – “I didn’t take it seriously.”

Answer 5 for Romance – “I took it seriously.”

Answer 6 – “I love you, Ichiko” (to maintain romance), “I’m just kidding” (to revert to friendship).

Rank 10: Unlocks Legendary Scoop and the Persona Beelzebub for fusion.

XVI The Tower (Shinya Oda)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Shinya is a master gamer that you can get as a Confidant a little more than halfway through Persona 5. If you like guns, you’ll definitely want to rank this one up as all the abilities center on your effectiveness with firearms. Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 9/6, Unlocks Down Shot

You must start the “Winners Don’t Use Cheats” request that Mishima gives you on 9/4. Reach the boss to discover that you can’t beat him, which leads to you tracking down Shinya. Head back and finish the request then say whatever to start this Confidant bond.

Rank 2: Unlocks Bullet Hail

  1. “Don’t compare me to you.”
  2. “What a rude employee.”
  3. “Do you admire them?”
  4. “So do I” or “Ill let them know”

Rank 3: Unlocks Warning Shot

Shinya will invite you out to eat, accept to pursue this rank.

Answer 2 – “That’s the spirit.”

Rank 4:

  1. “Yeah, you tell him!”
  2. “Get your revenge.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Ammo Pouch

  1. “It was Pretty Weird” or “He must’ve rigged it.”
  2. “I’m sure you can do it. “
  3. “You need a new strategy.”

Rank 6: Unlocks Cheap Shot

Answer 3 – “I believe in you.”

Answer 4 – “Not at all.”

Rank 7:

Say whatever you want.

Rank 8: Unlocks Electric Slug and “A Mother’s Aggression” request

  1. “No, she’s not” or “Is that what you think?”
  2. “I believe in them.”

Rank 9: Must complete “Mother’s Aggression” first

  1. “I’m glad to hear that.”
  2. “No, that makes sense” or “It means you’ve matured.”
  3.  “He wants to win at all costs.”

Rank 10: Unlocks Oda Special and the Ultimate Tower Persona, Mada, for fusion.

XVII The Star (Hifumi Togo)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

As you progress, you’ll eventually hear about an amazing Shougi player in Kanda. If Kanda wasn’t available before, it will now be available. Head over to Kanda Church where you can finally meet this Confidant whose abilities let you manage your team mid-battle as well as flee almost any situation (bosses can’t be fled from). She’s also one of Persona 5’s romances. Here are her confidant answers:

Rank 1: 6/26, Requires Charm Rank 3, Unlocks Koma Sabaki

Just head and talk to her at Kanda Church.

Rank 2:

Answer 1 – “That’s interesting.”

Answer 3 – “But you don’t want to, right?”

Rank 3: Unlocks Uchikomi

  1. “Describes you perfectly.”
  2. “Having a difficult time?”

Rank 4: Unlocks Book Town (join Hifumi when she invites you)

  1. “I didn’t mind” or “Must’ve been the katsu curry.”
  2. “They’re cool.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Kakoi Kazushi

  1. “She’s scary.”
  2. “You should stop then.”

Rank 6: Unlocks Sky Tower hangout

  1. “Is that frustrating?”
  2. “Do you still like shogi?” or “Do what you love.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Narikin

  1. “It may come down to luck.”
  2. “I believe in you.”

Rank 8: Requires Knowledge Rank 5, Unlocks “Upstaging the Stage Mother” request

Answer 2 – “That won’t work.”

After a few more interactions you’ll unlock Hifumi’s request. Complete it then speak to her again for another conversation to reach Rank 8.

Answer 1 – “I’m glad her heart changed.”

Rank 9: Unlocks Touryou, Romance Opportunity

Answer 1 – “A very queenly decision.”

Answer 2 for Friendship – “I want to become stronger.”

Answer 2 for Romance – “I want to stay by your side.”

You’ll gain a third interaction if you choose romance that can revert the relationship.
Answer 3 – “I want us to date” (to pursue the romance) or “We’ll be friends forever” (to revert to friendship).

Rank 10: Unlocks Togo System and the Ultimate Star Persona for fusion.

XVIII The Moon (Yuuki Mishima)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Mishima is one of Kamoshida’s victims. It was he who spread the rumors about you at the beginning of the game, but he was being forced. He’s actually a really nice kid and a huge phanboy of the Phantom Thieve’s of Hearts. His skills focus on helping you gain experience, so you definitely want to rank him up. Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 5/6, Unlocks Mishima’s Support

This rank is automatic. Mishima will approach you in school after figuring out that you’re one of the Phantom Thieves. He’ll then start providing you with requests to help people.

Rank 2: 5/8

Say whatever you wish.

Rank 3: 5/26, Unlocks Mishima’s Enthusiasm

  1. “Great Idea.”
  2. “We’re part of… the Phandom?” or “Let’s tell the truth.”
  3. “It’s not your fault.”

Rank 4:

  1. “Steak sounds good.”
  2. “You’re amazing. “

Rank 5: Unlocks Mishima’s Desperation

  1. “Is it for me?”
  2. “That’s a good idea.”

Rank 6: Unlocks Inokashira Park

Answer 1 – “Just tell me already” or “You sure are fired up.”

Answer 2 – “Rumors are wrong all the time…” or “It’s none of our business.”

Answer 4 – “Absolutely. Nice Job.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Phanboy

  1. “You’re so reliable.”
  2. “Sounds pretty twisted” or “You really need to chill.”

After a few more back and forth exchanges, head to talk to your team then head into Mementos and talk to Shadow Mishima. The real Mishima will eventually text you to come talk to him.

Answer 3 – “Maybe the Phansite?”

Rank 8:

Answer 1 – “I’m not leaving.”

Answer 3 – “You were super cool” or “Wait, that was all an act?”

Rank 9:

  1. “You showed some real courage.

Rank 10: Unlocks Salvation and the Persona Sandalphon for fusion.

XIX The Sun (Toranosuke Yoshida)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Yoshida is that politician you keep seeing near the Shibuya Station. He’s always going on and on about the government but nobody pays him any mind due to his past. He can teach you a lot about negotiation, though, and even help you with your Charm. Here are his confidant answers:

Rank 1: 5/6

It takes a bit of effort to get The Sun on your side. You have to head to Shibuya and listen to his speech, when he speaks to you choose “I’m interested” then get a part-time job at the Beef Bowl restaurant and go to work. Go to see another speech and again choose “I’m interested.” Go to work right after that and the next time you see Yoshida he’ll remember you. Say “I want to help out.” and you’ll form the bond.

Rank 2: Unlocks Diplomacy

  1. “I want to improve my speech.”
  2. “One with conviction” or  “I don’t know yet.”
  3. “That was helpful.”

Rank 3: Unlocks Fundraising

Answer 2 – “His message” or “His speaking skills.”

Rank 4:

Answer 4 – “I couldn’t help myself.”

Rank 5: Unlocks Manipulation

  1. “The media doesn’t matter.”

Rank 6:

  1. “I don’t really care.”
  2. “I’d decline.”

Rank 7:

  1. “You should decline.”

Rank 8: Unlocks Mind Control

  1. “That’s a difficult decision.”
  2. “Stick to your beliefs.”

Rank 9:

  1. “Do your best.”
  2. “You had a change of heart. “

Rank 10: Unlocks Charismatic Speech and the Ultimate Sun Persona, Asura.

XX Judgement (Sae Niijima)

Persona 5 Confidant Answers to Max Social Links

Sae is the person interrogating you from the start of Persona 5. She has her own reasons for being around, but you actually unlock her as a Confidant later in the game automatically. While all of her ranks are obtained through the story regardless of what you do you must remember not to sell your fellow thieves out.

Rank 1: 7/9

Rank 2: 7/24

Rank 3: 8/22

Rank 4: 9/13

Rank 5: 10/12

Rank 6: 10/28

Rank 7: 11/20

Rank 8: 11/20

Rank 9: 11/20

Rank 10: 11/ 20, Unlocks True Judgment.

For more on Persona 5, be sure to check out our wiki.

About the author

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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