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Persona 5 Guide: Confidant Choices & Unlocks for Fool, Magician & Priestess - Igor, Morgana & Makoto

An awful lot of the meat of Persona is about the series' ever-colorful cast of characters and getting to know them - so much so that it's woven very intricately into the gameplay systems of each title in the series.

One such stable of these systems are Confidants or Cooperations - previously known in other entries as S-Links. These character relationships level up, and as they do you'll unlock new skills and more powerful Persona when fusing as a result.

Persona 5 Confidant Cooperations / Social Links - How They Work

Time is limited in Persona, and so you'll want to get to know people and boost your relationship with them as quickly as possible. Luckily, we're here to help. Below, we list all of the decisions you need to make for three Arcana - Fool, Magician and Priestess.

When you see numbers, such as +3, this is an indication of how many points your relationship is growing by, based off the result when you're carrying a Persona of the same Arcana with you. You should always do this - it gives you bonus points, which seriously add up. Some cooperations level up automatically - we've listed these alongside their level up dates and unlockable skills too. Some may find these to be minor spoilers, so beware.

For all the other Persona Arcana, be sure to check out our Confidant & Cooperations Guide Hub or visit the individual pages:

Fool (Le Mat) - Igor Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

Rank 1:

  • Automatically on 4/12.
  • Unlocks Wild Talk ability, allowing for negotiation with Shadows during a Hold Up.
  • Unlocks Arcana Burst, gifting Bonus EXP to Persona of this Arcana based on this Confidant's rank.

Rank 2:

  • Automatically after you infiltrate the first palace.
  • Unlocks Third Eye ability, letting you see things more clearly with L1/L2.

Rank 3:

  • Automatically on 5/5.
  • Unlocks Power Stock ability, increasing your Persona stock to 8.

Rank 4:

  • After the second palace

Rank 5:

  • Automatically on 6/11.
  • Unlocks Super Stock ability, increasing your Persona stock to 10.

Rank 6:

  • After the fourth palace.
  • Unlocks High Arcana Burst ability, granting further bonus EXP based on Confidant rank.

Rank 7:

  • Automatically on 8/22.

Rank 8:

  • Automatically on 8/31.
  • Unlocks the Ultra Stock ability, increasing your Persona stock to 12.

Rank 9:

  • Automatically on 10/11.

Rank 10:

  • Automatically on 12/24.
  • Unlocks the Max Arcana Burst, greatly raising bonus EXP for Fool Persona fusion.

Magician (Le Bateleur - I) - Morgana Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

Rank 1:

  • Automatically on 4/15.
  • Unlocks Infiltration Tools ability, allowing you to spend time in your room crafting infiltration tools like lockpicks.

Rank 2:

  • Automatically after you steal your first treasure.
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Morgana's turn to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.

Rank 3:

  • Automatically after you raid your second palace.
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, where Morgana has a chance to perform a follow-up attack after Joker.

Rank 4:

  • Automatically on 6/20
  • Unlocks the Kitty Talk ability, giving Morgana the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.

Rank 5:

  • Automatically after the third palace.
  • Unlocks the Pickpocket ability, which gives you the chance to obtain an item with landed melee attacks.

Rank 6:

  • Automatically on 7/25.
  • Unlocks the Ace Tools ability, which lets you craft all types of infiltration tools.

Rank 7:

  • Automatically on 8/29.
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Morgana the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party.

Rank 8:

  • Automatically on 9/17.
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Morgana a chance to withstand a blow that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • After the fifth palace.
  • Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Morgana the ability to shield Joker from an attack that would be fatal.

Rank 10:

  • Automatically on 11/23.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Morgana's Persona to its final form.

Priestess (La Papesse - II) - Makoto Niijima Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Makoto can most often be found during the day in front of the Student Council Office inside your school, or hanging outside the gates.

Rank 1:

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

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "You're very well informed." +2
    • Choice 2: "That was dangerous." +3  /  "You should have known better." +2
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Makoto's turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "You can change." +3  /  "Don't let it get to you." +2
    • Choice 1: "You have the wrong idea." +2
  • Unlocks the Brainiac Talk ability, giving Makoto the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.

Rank 4:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • 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
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Makoto the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • 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.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Love comes in many forms." +3  /  "We just started." +2
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Makoto the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party.

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • 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
  • Unlocks the Shadow Factorization ability, which tells you if an attack will be effective or not while targeting.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • 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
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Makoto a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Makoto Niijima becomes available.
  • In order to start this rank, you'll need information on the host, Tsukasa. Get this by going to Shinjuku - there's a man outside the bookstore. Talk to him twice.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • 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."
  • Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Makoto the ability to shield Joker from an attack that would be fatal.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Makoto's Persona to its final form, Cybele.
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