Persona 5 Royal: All Confidants and How to Befriend Them

Adiba Chowdhury
By Adiba Chowdhury
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Here’s a complete breakdown of every Confidant you can gain in Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Royal is a turn-based action JRPG belonging to Atlus’s Persona franchise. It is the definitive edition of PlayStation’s 2016 hit-exclusive title, Persona 5.

Other than its stunning visuals and captivating art style, Persona 5 Royal offers an equally rich and brilliant story centered around a group of rebellious teens who have taken it upon themselves to reform society by changing the hearts of corrupt individuals.

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You take on the role of Joker, the leader of Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Your path will not be easy, as you are a prisoner of fate shackled by your choices. Although it may be a perilous journey, you will meet and develop meaningful bonds with people who support your cause of changing the hearts of evil-doers harming society.

In P5R, these companions are known as Confidants, and they each bring something unique to the table. Of course, the Confidants in Persona 5 Royal are not all members of the Phantom Thieves. Some are powerful allies that support you passively without knowing your identity.

On the other hand, there are also certain Confidants that you can romance within the game. And, of course, some of them are completely missable. This guide will explain the significance of gaining Confidants in Persona 5 Royal and how to unlock every one of them.

Why are Confidants important in Persona 5 Royal?

So, why are Confidants important in Persona 5 Royal? Well, there are several reasons why the bonds you form with people play a vital role in shaping the story. Firstly, your Confidants are your comrades. Being the leader of the Phantom Thieves, it’s of paramount importance that your allies see you as the role model they wish to support. If you deepen your bond with party members, they can perform additional support moves in battle, some of which can turn the tide of the fight entirely!

Secondly, you’ll meet plenty of people outside your Phantom Thieves circle, and they all have their own unique stories to share, making Persona 5 Royal a truly immersive experience. Facing challenges together and learning the stories of complex characters will help facilitate your growth by raising your social stats.

Thirdly, every Confidant in Persona 5 Royal represents an Arcana. Throughout your progress in Palaces and Mementos, you’ll obtain Personas belonging to various Arcanas. Having a Confidant of the same Arcana as the Personas in your arsenal will allow them to level up faster and yield you bonus stat boosts during Persona Fusions, along with additional skills. All of these will make you incredibly powerful in battle.

And finally, your relationship with particular Confidants will change the course of the story. Without giving away too many spoilers, you’ll need to have a Rank 10 (Max Rank) bond with three Confidants to ensure you reach the game’s True Ending.

List of Confidants in Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal has 23 Confidants belonging to 23 different Arcanas. While most can be acquainted through the main story, some are easily missable. Moreover, most of these Confidants can only be recruited after a particular date. Furthermore, they all have their designated meetup spots. We have listed all of the Confidants in Persona 5 Royal and their relevant information below:

Confidant NameArcanaUnlock DateHow to UnlockMeetup Location
Igor#0 Fool4/12, EveningUnlocked automatically as part of the main story.Velvet Room
Morgana (Party member)#I Magician4/11, MorningUnlocked automatically as part of the main story.Cafe LeBlanc
Makoto Niijima (Romanceable Party member)#II Priestess6/25,  AfternoonVisit the Student Council Room in Shujin Academy 3/FSchool Front Gate, Shujin Academy
Haru Okumura (Romanceable Party member)#III Empress10/31, AfternoonVisit Shujin Academy School Rooftop.School Rooftop, Shujin Academy
Yusuke Kitagawa
(Party member)
#IV Emperor6/14, AfternoonVisit the Underground Walkway in Shibuya.Underground Walkway, Shibuya
Sojiro Sakura#V Hierophant4/20, EveningVisit Cafe LeBlanc, Yongen-Jaya.Cafe LeBlanc
Ann Takamaki (Romanceable Party member)#VI Lovers4/15, AfternoonVisit the Underground Mall in Shibuya.Shibuya Underground Mall
Ryuji Sakamoto (Party member)#VII Chariot4/12, AfternoonMeet outside Classroom 3/F, Shujin Academy.Outside Shujin Academy Classroom 3/F
Arcade in Shibuya Central Street
Goro Akechi (Party member)#VIII Justice6/10, DaytimeUnlocked automatically as part of the main story.Cafe LeBlanc
and Kichijoji
Futaba Sakura (Romanceable Party member)#IX Hermit8/31, AfternoonMeet outside of Cafe LeBlanc, Yongen-JayaOutside of Cafe LeBlanc
Chihaya Mifune (Missable + Romanceable)#X Fortune6/22, EveningGo to Shinjuku Red-light DistrictFortune Teller stall in Red-light District
Caroline and Justine#XI Strength5/18, DaytimeVelvet RoomVelvet Room
Munehisa Iwai#XII Hanged-Man 5/6, EveningGo to Airsoft Shop in Shibuya + Have Level 4 CourageAirsoft Shop, Shibuya
Tae Takemi (Romanceable)#XIII Death4/15, AfternoonVisit Takemi’s Medical Clinic in Yongen-JayaClinic, Yongen-jaya
Sadayo Kawakami (Romanceable)#XIV Temperance5/24, EveningCall the maid service using Cafe LeBlanc’s payphoneCafe LeBlanc (Payphone)
Ichiko Ohya (Missable + Romanceable)#XV Devil5/24, EveningVisit the Crossroads Okama Bar in Shinjuku Red Light District.Crossroads, Shinjuku
Shinya Oda (Missable)#XVI Tower9/4, AfternoonVisit the Arcade in Akihabara.Arcade, Akihabara
Hifumi Togo (Missable + Romanceable)#XVII Star6/25, EveningVisit the Kanda Church Chapel.Chapel, Kanda Church
Yuuki Mishima#XVIII Moon5/6, EveningUnlocked automatically as part of the main story.Shinjuku Red-light District
Electric Town, Akihabara
Toranosuke Yoshida (Missable)#XIX Sun5/6, EveningWork part-time at the Beef Bowl Shop in Shibuya.Station Square, Shibuya
Sae Niijima#XX Judgement7/9, EveningUnlocked automatically as part of the main story.Interrogation Room
Takuto Maruki#1 Councillor5/13,  AfternoonUnlocked automatically as part of the main story.Councilor’s Room 1/F, Shujin Academy
Kasumi (Sumire) Yoshizawa (Romanceable Party member)#?? Faith5/3, AfternoonVisit Kichijoji.Kichijoji
Persona 5 Royal Confidants List

Interested in learning more about Persona 5 Royal? Then check out our guides on All Achievements and Trophies and Thieves Den Awards in the game.

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By Adiba Chowdhury Deputy Evergreen Editor
Adiba Chowdhury is the Deputy Editor of the Evergreen section at GameRiv. Adiba is an avid gamer, artist, and anime lover. She expresses her love for RPGs, JRPGs, and Action Adventure games by writing about evergreen titles with lasting impressions for GameRiv.