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 centred around a group of rebellious teens that 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 an easy one, 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 Name||Arcana||Unlock Date||How to Unlock||Meetup Location|
|Igor||#0 Fool||4/12, Evening||Unlocked automatically as part of the main story.||Velvet Room|
|Morgana (Party member)||#I Magician||4/11, Morning||Unlocked automatically as part of the main story.||Cafe LeBlanc|
|Makoto Niijima (Romanceable Party member)||#II Priestess||6/25, Afternoon||Visit the Student Council Room in Shujin Academy 3/F||School Front Gate, Shujin Academy|
|Haru Okumura (Romanceable Party member)||#III Empress||10/31, Afternoon||Visit Shujin Academy School Rooftop.||School Rooftop, Shujin Academy|
|#IV Emperor||6/14, Afternoon||Visit the Underground Walkway in Shibuya.||Underground Walkway, Shibuya|
|Sojiro Sakura||#V Hierophant||4/20, Evening||Visit Cafe LeBlanc, Yongen-Jaya.||Cafe LeBlanc|
|Ann Takamaki (Romanceable Party member)||#VI Lovers||4/15, Afternoon||Visit the Underground Mall in Shibuya.||Shibuya Underground Mall|
|Ryuji Sakamoto (Party member)||#VII Chariot||4/12, Afternoon||Meet outside Classroom 3/F, Shujin Academy.||Outside Shujin Academy Classroom 3/F|
Arcade in Shibuya Central Street
|Goro Akechi (Party member)||#VIII Justice||6/10, Daytime||Unlocked automatically as part of the main story.||Cafe LeBlanc|
|Futaba Sakura (Romanceable Party member)||#IX Hermit||8/31, Afternoon||Meet outside of Cafe LeBlanc, Yongen-Jaya||Outside of Cafe LeBlanc|
|Chihaya Mifune (Missable + Romanceable)||#X Fortune||6/22, Evening||Go to Shinjuku Red-light District||Fortune Teller stall in Red-light District|
|Caroline and Justine||#XI Strength||5/18, Daytime||Velvet Room||Velvet Room|
|Munehisa Iwai||#XII Hanged-Man||5/6, Evening||Go to Airsoft Shop in Shibuya + Have Level 4 Courage||Airsoft Shop, Shibuya|
|Tae Takemi (Romanceable)||#XIII Death||4/15, Afternoon||Visit Takemi’s Medical Clinic in Yongen-Jaya||Clinic, Yongen-jaya|
|Sadayo Kawakami (Romanceable)||#XIV Temperance||5/24, Evening||Call the maid service using Cafe LeBlanc’s payphone||Cafe LeBlanc (Payphone)|
|Ichiko Ohya (Missable + Romanceable)||#XV Devil||5/24, Evening||Visit the Crossroads Okama Bar in Shinjuku Red Light District.||Crossroads, Shinjuku|
|Shinya Oda (Missable)||#XVI Tower||9/4, Afternoon||Visit the Arcade in Akihabara.||Arcade, Akihabara|
|Hifumi Togo (Missable + Romanceable)||#XVII Star||6/25, Evening||Visit the Kanda Church Chapel.||Chapel, Kanda Church|
|Yuuki Mishima||#XVIII Moon||5/6, Evening||Unlocked automatically as part of the main story.||Shinjuku Red-light District|
Electric Town, Akihabara
|Toranosuke Yoshida (Missable)||#XIX Sun||5/6, Evening||Work part-time at the Beef Bowl Shop in Shibuya.||Station Square, Shibuya|
|Sae Niijima||#XX Judgement||7/9, Evening||Unlocked automatically as part of the main story.||Interrogation Room|
|Takuto Maruki||#1 Councillor||5/13, Afternoon||Unlocked automatically as part of the main story.||Councilor’s Room 1/F, Shujin Academy|
|Kasumi (Sumire) Yoshizawa (Romanceable Party member)||#?? Faith||5/3, Afternoon||Visit Kichijoji.||Kichijoji|
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