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Persona 5 Guide: Confidant Choices & Unlocks for Lovers, Chariot & Justice - Ann, Ryuji & Goro

Getting to know your party members is a hugely important bit of the Persona tradition, and Persona 5's Ann, Ryuji and Goro have some of the traits that seem to make them series favourites in the making. As always, this trio have cooperation story lines as your confidants - Persona 5's new name for the old Social Link system.

Time is of the essence in Persona, and you'll want to make sure that you get to know your party members as quickly as possible. To that end we've gathered a few pages where we cover exactly how to do that - it's all about saying the right things.

Persona 5 Confidant Cooperations / Social Links - How They Work

Each in-game day in Persona 5 only gives you time to perform a couple of unique actions, and your cooperation scenes with your confidants count towards that. Because of that you'll want to get the most gain out of every single scene - and so here we've listed the conversation decisions for the Lovers (Ann), Chariot (Ryuji) and Justice (Goro) arcana so you can do just that.

Numbers next to answers like +2 and +3 show you exactly how much your relationship is growing by. The numbers printed are based off the gains when you're carrying a Persona of the same Arcana with you, so be sure to always carry a matching Persona on you when furthering your cooperations. Some may regard parts of this page as having 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:

Lovers (L'Amoureux - VI) - Ann Takamaki Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Ann is found in the Underground Mall in Shibuya after school.
  • Ann likes gifts such as the Powdered Green Tea Set, or the KGB49 Music CD.

Rank 1:

  • On 4/15 as part of the story your cooperation with Ann will begin. 
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Ann's turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More.

Rank 2:

  • Requires rank 2 (considerate) kindness. The date must also be after 5/6.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "She's so strong." +3 / "Are you feeling better now?" +3 / "So are you friends again?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You might be right." +3 / "You can't blame yourself?" +2 / "Kamoshida had the upper hand." +2
    • Choice 3: Both give +3
  • Unlocks the Girl Talk ability, giving Ann the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 5: "Can we stop yet?" +3 / "I love you." +2 / "I like you." +2
    • Choice 8: "Has that happened to you?" +3 / "That's odd." +2
    • Choice 9: "The freedom sounds nice?" +2
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Ann the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.
  • Unlocks the Inokashira Park location. 

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I know what you mean." +3 / "That comes down to you." +2
    • Choice 2: "That's hilarious." +3 / "That was mean of her." +2
    • Choice 3: "Tell me?" +3 / "I'm afraid to know." +2
    • Choice 4: "Good idea." +3 / "How exactly?" +2
    • Choice 5: "Good luck with that." +3

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Give it up." +2
    • Choice 2: "She's amazing, huh..." +2
    • Choice 3: "It had grace." +2
  • Unlocks the Crocodile Tears ability, which gives Ann the chance to lower a demon's demands during demon negotiation.

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It seems that way." +3  /  "If it's a friend, yeah." +2
    • Choice 4: "Show her your strength." +3 / "Comfort her." +3 / "Listen to what she has to say." +2
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Ann 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 1: "She admires you." +2
    • Choice 4: "Go get 'em, tiger." +2
  • Unlocks the Sexy Technique ability, which gives Ann the chance to seduce demons during demon negotiation.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "You have some real guts." +3  /  "You're beautiful as-is." +2
    • Choice 2: All give +3
    • Choice 4: All give +3
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Ann a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Ann Takamaki becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 3: All give +3
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "You have me."
      • Friendship - "You have the others."
  • Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Ann 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 Ann's Persona to its final form, Ishtar.

Chariot (Le Chariot - VII) - Ryuji Sakamoto Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Ryuji is found in your school after school. On days off he'll be found in the arcade if he's available.

Rank 1:

  • On 4/12 as part of the story your cooperation with Ryuji will begin. 

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "You seem pretty excited." +3 / "I'm counting on you." +3 / "...help with what?" +2
    • Choice 3: Both give +2
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Ryuji's turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Let's not fight." +2
    • Choice 2: "Calm down, Ryuji." +3 / "Just endure it." +2
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Ryuji the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Are you worried about him?" +3
    • Choice 2: "I know how you feel." +3 / "But you're doing great." +3 / "It's not so bad." +2
  • Unlocks the Punk Talk ability, giving Ryuji the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.
  • Unlocks the Ogikubo Ramen location.

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Protein powder?" +3 / "A towel?" +2 
    • Choice 2: "You seem conflicted." +2 / "Do you want to rejoin?" +2
    • Choice 3: "So he's short?." +3 / "So he's an asshole?" +3

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "We can train at my place." +3  /  "Let's stay here." +2 / "How about Protein Lovers?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You guys should trust Nakaoka." +3 / "There is no time for arguing." +3
    • Choice 3: "Absolutely." +3 / "More or less." +3
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Ryuji the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party.

Rank 7:

  • Ryuji will text you to initiate this rank naturally. Agree to meet him.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Let's talk to Takeshi." +3
    • Choice 2: "I think it's cool Ryuji." +3 / "Wait, what?" +2
  • Grants the Insta-kill ability, which gives Ryuji the chance to instantly win a battle after an ambush. Becomes more likely the weaker an enemy is.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: All give +3
    • Choice 3: "All I did was watch." +3 / "Are you gonna pay me back?" +2
    • Choice 4: All give +3
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Ryuji a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Are you satisfied now?" +3 / "Not running?" +2
    • Choice 2: "Don't do it." +3 / "What did you say?" +2 / "Do you have any time for that?" +2
    • Choice 3: All give +3
    • Choice 4: "I agree." +2
  • Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Ann 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, Chi You.

Justice (La Justice - VIII) - Goro Akechi Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

Rank 1:

  • Unlocked automatically on 6/10. 

Rank 2:

  • Unlocked automatically via the story on 7/24.

Rank 3:

  • Story progress triggers this rank on 8/28.

Rank 4

  • This rank will occur on 10/24.

Rank 5:

  • In quick succession this rank will happen on 10/26.

Rank 6:

  • This rank triggers via the story on 10/29.
  • Unlocks the Baton Pass ability, allowing Goro to pass his turn to another character after a 1 More.
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability which lets Goro attack the enemy in a follow-up after Joker on occasion.
  • Unlocks Hairsen Recovery, which lets Goro occasionally help allies up when they're impacted by a status effect.
  • Unlocks Detective Talk, which lets him step in when shadow negotiation is failed.

Rank 7:

  • Unlocks with the story progression on 11/29.

Rank 8:

  • The story continues, and this unlocks on 11/20.

Rank 9:

  • Unlocks throughout the course of the sixth palace.

Rank 10:

  • Unlocks as you progress through the sixth palace.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Makoto's Persona to its final form, Metatron.
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