Persona 5 Royal Chihaya confidant guide: Fortune choices, romance & gifts

Building on the foundation of previous titles, Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal continue the tradition of placing a huge emphasis on character relationships - known in P5 as confidant cooperations. This page is all about the Chihaya Hifune confidant friendship - helping you to max out the Fortune arcana quickly.

On this page, we list all of the conversation dialogue choices for the confidant hangouts with Chihaya. Following the choices listed here will ensure you level up the Fortune arcana cooperation as quickly as possible, which is vital to having the best Persona fusion options, but also to using your limited in-game days efficiently. 

If you need help navigating your cooperation relationships with the rest of the cast of P5, check out our full Persona 5 Royal Confidant guide, which has every rank, character and choice in the game.

A fortune teller and romanceable character, you'll want to level up the Chihaya confidant cooperation quickly.

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

  • Chihaya Location: Chihaya is always found in Shinjuku at night, but it can't be raining. She'll be at her stall.
  • Days Chihaya is available: You can find and hang out with Chihaya on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday night times. 
  • Chihaya Gifts: If you want to give Chihaya a gift, she likes the Star-shaped hand mirror, the Flower Basket and Sponge Cake. We've listed a few more gift options below, and you can find a full list of gifts she likes in our Persona 5 Royal gift guide

Below, you'll find every rank and conversation choice for the Chihaya confidant cooperation, including details on how to romance Chihaya. The numbers you see next to answers indicate how many points it adds to the hidden stat that determines your cooperation rank; higher is better.  

Any option not listed in this guide has no impact on how you level up, meaning you can answer however you like. Don't forget that to get the maximum benefit from these answers you need to be carrying a Persona of the relevant arcana with you to get a bonus - so have a Fortune monster on you whenever you're with Chihaya. 

This guide to the Persona 5 Royal Chihaya Confidant cooperation will help you make all the right dialogue choices to befriend or romance her fast.

Rank 1:

  • Unlock Conditions: 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.

Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:

  • I suggest you don't try to get out of it. Or else, who knows what kind of black magic I'll have to resort to...?
    • Choice 1: "I'll be there." +3
    • Choice 3: "You're pretty extreme…" +2
Is a choice giving you 1 point less than we say? Before running to the comments to complain, check your Persona stock! This Haru confidant guide is based on the assumption you have a Fortune Persona in your current team at the time of each event. This provides a small buff to the rewards you recieve for each choice.

Rank 2:

Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:

  • What can we do to help this woman who is so oppressed by the savagery of a male-dominated work environment?
    • Option 3: "Encourage her." 
  • Incidentally, what would you say if you wanted to encourage her?
    • Option 2: "Overturn your fate."
  • Fate cannot be changed. Fate is absolute... That is how it must be.
    • Option 2: "Open your mind to change." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): You're currently standing right in front of your house, correct!?
    • Option 1: "Of course I am." +2

Rank 3:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • How should he move forward?
    • Option 2: "Follow his heart."
  • What would you say to make him choose his childhood friend...?
    • Option 1: "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:

  • How can I become one of those people, Joker-san?:
    • Option 3: "Trust in yourself." +3
    • Option 1: "Strengthen your will." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): Talking to you about everything is helping me feel a little better.
    • Option 2: "I didn't do much." +2

Rank 5:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • This way, I can suggest new alternatives instead of leaving them resigned to their fates.
    • Option 1: "You're such a hard worker." +3
    • Option 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:

  • All this talk about me being a maiden or a monster...
    • Option 3: "You're just Chihaya to me." +3
  • Phone Call (P5R): I just can't find the courage to say what I need to…
    • Option 2: "Be honest with yourself." +2

Rank 7:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • I'm a terrible person, huh?
    • Option 3: "I don't think so." +3
    • Option 2: "You shouldn't have tricked them." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I'm done turning a blind eye.
    • Option 2: "Are you gonna be okay?" +2
    • Option 3: "Be careful." +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:

  • It's even shown up on the news!
    • Option 2: "I know." +3 
    • Option 1: "I had no idea." +2
  • It's almost like this curse that's followed me ever since the villagers called me a monster... has passed.
    • Option 1: "I'm glad to hear that." +3
    • Option 2: "That's some good luck." +3
    • Option 3: "It's because you're strong." +3
  • Are you... interested in older women...?
    • Option 2: "Hell yeah, I am." +3
  • Phone Call (P5R): I think that's thanks to your influence.
    • Option 2: "It was all your own will." +2

Rank 9:

This is the point when a romance with Chihaya Hifune becomes available. Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • To avoid our fates...
    • Option 2: "Well, fate can be changed." +3
    • Option 3: "That's all in the past now." +2
  • Why do you come here?
    • Friendship - Option 1: "I like having my fortune read."
    • Romance - Option 2: "So I can be with you."
  • Phone Call (P5R if not romanced): "I'm planning on it." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R if romanced): "I wanted to hear your voice too." +2

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.
  • Unlocks Lakshmi for fusion.

Chihaya Hangout Confidant Choices:

These optional events can occur if you choose to hang out with Chihaya outside of the traditional confidant cooperation scenes - and some choices can give you a slight cooperation buff:

Akihabara Chihaya Hangout:

  • Choice 1: Both +0
  • Choice 2:
    • Option 1: "Leave it to me" +3
    • Option 2: "I can recommend one." +3

Jinbocho Chihaya Hangout: 

  • Choice 1:
    • Option 1: "Autobiographies of great people." +3
    • Option 2: "Books on business." +3
    • Option 3: "Whatever's popular." +3

Skytree Chihaya Hangout:

  • Choice 1:
    • Option 1: "Superiority?" +3
    • Option 2: "Such a delicious Thrill..." +3
    • Option 3: "That's so petty." +2

Best gifts for Chihaya in Persona 5 Royal

A big part of mastering the Persona 5 Royal Chihaya confidant relationship is ensuring you give her the right gifts.

As well as making correct choices during the story scenes of the Haru confidant link, as detailed in the guide above, the next fastest way to help level up this relationship quickly is by giving Haru gifts. You have to hand over the right gifts, however, to get the maximum bonus. Gift giving also isn't impacted by the Persona arcana bonus.

We've got a full list of all gifts you can give Chihaya in our in-depth Persona 5 Royal gift guide, but here's some of the most effective ones: 

  • Star Mirror: Gives your relationship a +3 boost, and gets a unique dialgoue reaction from Chihaya.
  • Face Beautifier: You can only do this in Persona 5 Royal, but giving this to Chihaya nets a +3 boost. You can buy the item from the Akihabara Electronics store.
  • Local Mascot Set: +3 boost in Persona 5, but nerfed to +2 in Persona 5 Royal. Get it from Akihabara.
  • Flower Basket: Another nerfed item, giving +3 in P5 but only +2 in P5R. Still decent, however - available from Shinjuku.