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Persona 5 Guide: Confidant Choices & Unlocks for Hermit, Fortune & Strength - Futaba, Chihaya & the Twin Wardens

The Persona series is built on the foundation of the relationships and bonds built with others, and Persona 5 continues that tradition but with a difference. Previously known as Social Links or S-Links, the newly renamed Confidant and Cooperation system has more bonuses in store for getting to know people.

Here, we guide you through three of these relationships so you can get the most of them quickly, or so you don't accidentally enter into a relationship with the wrong girl.

Persona 5 Confidant Cooperations / Social Links - How They Work

Due to Persona's focus on time constraints and time management, you'll want to boost your cooperation relationships with your confidants quickly without wasting any time. The choices you make in the conversations you have with your confidants can impact this. Below we've covered all the choices for the Hermit (Futaba), Fortune (Chihaya) and Strength (Caroline & Justine) confidants in detail.

The numbers you see such as +2 and +3 show exactly how many points your relationship is rising by, with the numbers accurate to those when you're carrying a Persona of the same Arcana with you, since that gives a point bonus. Always carry a matching Persona to the person you're currently seeing with you. 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:

Hermit (L'Hermite - IX) - Futaba Sakura Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Once you've befriended her Futaba will be found hanging out outside LeBlanc.
  • If you want to give Futaba a gift, give her the Idol Badge.

Rank 1:

  • On 8/31 you'll unlock this cooperation through story progression. 
  • Unlocks the Moral Support ability, giving Futaba a chance to cast Kaja or other party-healing magic mid-battle.
  • Unlocks the Akihabara location.

Rank 2:

  • Requires rank 4 (selfless) kindness. The date must also be after 9/2.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "That's a great idea." +2
    • Choice 2: "If we work together." +3 / "Want me to help?" +2
  • Unlocks the Mementos Scan ability. With this, Futaba has a chance of fully mapping out a floor of Mementos on arrival.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I was about to come find you." +3
    • Choice 2: "Good to see you again." +3 / "You're the one who appeared." +2

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Let's do this together." +3 / "Nope." +2
    • Choice 3: "I think it's cute." +3 / "Everyone does it." +2 / "Not at all." +2
  • Unlocks the Position Hack skill - with this, Futaba can arrange for you to sometimes open a battle with a hold-up.

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "That must have been a shock." +3 / "Are you happy?" +2
    • Choice 2: "I think you're right." +3 / "Your... what?" +2
    • Choice 3: "He's the protagonist." +3 / "What's an NPC?" +2

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "That must have been a shock." +3  /  "Are you happy?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You didn't know any better." +2
  • Unlocks the Active Support ability. With this, Moral Support can sometimes charge and recover SP too.

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "What horrible parents." +2 / "We have to put a stop to this." +2
    • Choice 2: "I'll do it, for you." +3 / "We'll show them the truth." +3 / "Give me some time." +2
  • Unlocks the Treasure Reboot ability.
  • Unlocks the Daughter's Just a Meal Ticket sidequest / request for Mementos. This must be completed before the next rank can be started.

Rank 8:

  • To initiate, complete the Daughter's Just a Meal Ticket sidequest/request in mementos. 
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "That's incredible." +3  /  "I'm glad to hear that." +3 / "Did you stutter at all?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You worked really hard, too." +3 / "You're making me blush..." +2

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Futaba Sakura becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "You've really matured." +3 / "What if you get bullied again?" +2
    • Choice 2: "Are you OK, Futaba?" +3 / "You're imagining things." +2
    • Choice 3: "If you want." +2 / "No way." +2
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "Because I love you."
      • Friendship - "Because we're teammates."
  • Unlocks the Emergency Shift ability, giving Futaba the ability to potentially swap out some party members when two or more are KOed.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Final Guard, which has a chance to completely nullify an otherwise fatal attack.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Futaba's Persona to its final form, Ongyo-Ki.

Fortune (La Roue de Fortune - X) - Chihaya Hifune Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Chihaya is always found in Shinjuku at night, but it can't be raining. She'll be at her stall.
  • If you want to give Chihaya a gift, she likes the Star-shaped hand mirror, the Flower Basket and Sponge Cake.

Rank 1:

  • From 6/22 on, you can interact with Chihaya in  Shibuya. Her booth is located down the side street at night. Getting this cooperation started has a few steps:
    • Talk to her and ask for a prediction. This scene triggers an event back home.
    • Go back to speak to her another day and purchase the Holy Stone for ¥100,000 Yen. (Yes, that much.) This triggers another event once you get home.
    • Go see Chihaya a third time about the Holy Stone. You'll get a mission for mementos: Ending the Boyfriend's Abuse.
    • Complete the Ending the Boyfriend's Abuse mission in Mementos, then go back to see Chihaya. This triggers rank 1 of this confidant relationship.
  • Unlocks Luck Reading, where a sitting with Chihaya temporarily boosts gains to one social stat.

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "Encourage her."
    • Choice 2: "Overturn your fate."
    • Choice 3: "Open your mind to change." +2

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Follow his heart."
    • Choice 2: "Thieves may steal her away."
  • Unlocks Money Reading allowing Chihaya to boost money gains in battle temporarily after a reading.

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "Strengthen your will."

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "You're such a hard worker." +3 / "You must have a lot of free time." +2
  • Unlocks Fate Reading, which reveals upcoming abilities for confidants... not that you need that with this guide!

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 4: "You're just Chihaya to me." +3

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I don't think so." +3 / "You shouldn't have tricked them." +2
  • Unlocks the Affinity Reading ability, which boosts your relationship with a chosen confidant.

Rank 8:

  • Rank 8 comes in two parts. For the first part, say whatever you want. This will give you a mementos sidequest/mission: Debunking the Psychic.
  • Once you've completed the Debunking the Psychic request in Mementos, return to Chihaya for more meaningful conversation.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I know." +3  /  "I had no idea." +2
    • Choice 2: All give +3
    • Choice 4: "Hell yeah, I am." +3

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Chihaya Hifune becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "Well, fate can be changed." +3 / "That's all in the past now." +2
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "So I can be with you."
      • Friendship - "I like having my fortune read."
  • Returns the ¥100,000 Yen spent to start this cooperation to you.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Special Fate Reading, which previews all of the abilities that can be unlocked for any confidant you choose.

Strength (La Force - XI) - Twin Wardens Caroline & Justine Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

This confidant cooperation is unique in the game and resembles past S-Links with Igor's assistants. The duo set you tasks to complete by fusing Persona, and by completing them and impressing them you'll rank up your relationship. Here, we describe how to complete each rank.

Rank 1:

  • Unlocked automatically on 5/18.
  • For rank 1, the twins want to see a Jack Frost with Mabufu.
    • Jack Frost learns this ability at level 12, and with Morgana's cooperation arcana burst you should be able to make one that hits this level easily.
    • To make Jack Frost, fuse Berith (Hierophant) with Apsaras (Priestess). These Persona are available in the first palace and in early areas of mementos.
  • Unlocks the Group Guillotine, a new fusing method that lets you fuse three Persona at once.

Rank 2:

  • For rank 2 the twins want to see a Shiissa with Frei.
    • To get a Shiissa with Frei you'll need to fuse Jack Frost (Magician) with Makami (Temperance). Makami will have Frei, and so you can choose for the resulting Shiissa to inherit the skill.

Rank 3:

  • For rank 3 Caroline and Justine demand a Matador with Magaru.
    • To get a Matador with Magaru you should combine Mokoi (Death) with Regent, a rare Treasure Persona - then select Magaru as an inherited skill.
    • You could also achieve this persona by fusing Nekomata (Magician) with Obariyon (Fool) and inherit Magaru.
  • Grants the Lockdown ability within the Velvet Room, allowing you to leave a Persona with the twins for training in attribute resistance.

Rank 4

  • For their 4th rank the twins want a Flauros with Tarukaja.
    • To get this Persona you need to do a group guillotine fusion: Berith (Hierophant), Andras (Devil) & Eligor (Emperor). Andras will learn Tarukaja when it levels up via Arcana Burst if you've done the Reporter cooperation some, or naturally through a bit of combat.

Rank 5:

  • For rank 5, Caroline and Justine challenge you to fuse a Ame-no-Uzume with Dodge Psy.
    • The Dodge Psy ability can be a bit elusive, but we found it by fusing Kin-Ki (Chariot) with Sui-Ki (Moon). Kin-Ki learns Dodge Psy at Level 27, so get it to that level and then select dodge psy as an inherited ability.
  • Your reward as well as a rank up is the Guillotine Booster, an increase to the range of group fusions you can do.

Rank 6:

  • Your relationship deepens, and the twin jailers next demand you fuse a Neko Shogun with Dekaja.
    • Anzu (Hierophant) learns Dekaja at level 28. Get this Persona to this level then perform an advanced fusion of Kodama (Star), Sudama (Hermit) and Anzu (Hierophant) - select Dekaja as an inherited ability.

Rank 7:

  • To get to the 7th rank Igor's deputies ask for a Lachesis with Tetraja.
    • To fuse this Persona, there are stages:
      • Fuse Lamia (Empress) and Sandman (Magician) to create Principality (Justice) with Tetraja. 
      • Fuse Principality (Justice) with Yaksini (Empress) to create Ame no Uzume (Lovers) - have it inherit Tetraja.
      • Fuse Ame no Uzume (Lovers) with Isis (Priestess) to create Lachesis - don't forget to inherit Tetraja as a skill.

Rank 8:

  • Close to the end, things get harder - Caroline and Justine want to see a Hecatoncheires with Masukunda.
    • The quickest path to this persona is Unicorn (Hierophant) fused with Lilim (Devil), then inherit Masukunda.
    • You can also fuse Clotho (Fortune) with Red Rider (Tower) or Belphegor (Tower).
  • Unlocks Isolation, a new Velvet Room facility that improves Lockdown.

Rank 9:

  • For rank 9 the twins want to see a Bugs with Samarecarm.
    • Bugs requires an advanced fusion of three persona - combine Pixie (Lovers) with Pisaca (Death) and Hariti (Empress). Hariti learns Samarecarm at level 41, so boost it there then inherit it from this fusion.

Rank 10:

  • Caroline and Justine present their ultimate challenge - the twin jailers want you to bring them a Seth with High Counter.
    • Getting Seth will require multiple steps once again:
      • You'll gain a skill card from the Mementos Mission The Killer Laughs in the Garbage Can, a request gained on 10/14. This skill card is for High Counter. Save it.
      • First, combine Hecatoncheir (Hanged) with Kushinada-Hime (Lovers) to get yourself a Horus (Sun) with the skill you need.
      • Then combine Isis (Priestess), Thoth (Emperor), Anubis (Judgment) and Horus (Sun) in order to create Seth.
      • Use the ability card to teach Seth High Counter.
  • Unlocks Special Treatment, allowing you to pay cash to break the rules and fuse Persona above your level.
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