Persona 5: Sadayo Kawakami (Temperance) confidant choices & unlock guide

A huge part of Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal is building friendships with the people around you, and Persona 5 features 21 different characters you can form 'cooperations' with. These characters, known as confidants, offer bonuses to your skills and are related to each of the arcana in the game. The Temperance arcana is represented by Sadayo Kawakami - your school teacher who can become something more

In previous Persona entries these were known as Social Links or S-Links, and they're functionally similar here in Persona 5. After a lot of time with the game, we've mapped all the relationships out - and thus can save you some headache. That's what we do on this page for the Kawakami confidant cooperation relationship, to make navigating the various choices easy. Despite the age gap, Kawakami is also a romanceable character.

For the same level of detailed help with all the other characters, head to our Persona 5 Confidant Guide for every conversation choice and unlock, handily listed out. 


Temperance (XIV) - Sadayo Kawakami Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

Here we are - every rank and every conversation option during the Sadayo Kawakami confidant relationship; just use these as a guide to level the relationship up quickly. We also note the point at which you can turn this into a romance, if you're hot for teacher. Remember to carry a Temperance Persona with you when doing these scenes - that ensures you get the points value added to your confidant relationship that is displayed in this guide, as there's a bonus for carrying a relevant Persona. 

  • Available Friday / Saturday nights. Call from the phone in LeBlanc. 
  • This confidant relationship must be maxed out by November 18th in-game if you want to complete it, due to the way the story progresses
  • Kawakami likes Brand Perfume and Truffle Chocolates as gifts, and you can see everything else she likes to recieve on our Persona 5 Confidant Gift Guide

Rank 1:

  • On 5/24 a story event will take place. Ryuji will be looking to hire a maid. Go to this event. After the event is over, talk to Kawakami in front of the Faculty Lounge at school to get her phone number.
  • Once you have her phone number, call her from the phone at Leblanc. You'll need rank 3 (staunch) guts to do so. She costs 5000 yen each time you want to hang out with her.
  • Unlocks Slack Off, which lets you spend class time performing activities such as making infiltration tools.

Rank 2:

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  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: It does." +2
    • Choice 2: "Absolutely not!" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): Any choice +2

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Yeah, they do." +2 / "Do some real cooking." +2
    • Choice 3: "I'll request you more often." +3
    • Phone Call (P5R): "Thanks." +2
  • Unlocks Housekeeping - Kawakami can make coffee or handle laundry for you.

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "How rude." +2
    • Choice 3: "You need to love yourself." +3 / "Yes, you do." +2

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It's fun." +2 / "Who's the Master here?" +2
    • Choice 2: "How terrible..." +2 / "So, did you stop?" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "You want some?" +2
  • Unlocks Free Time, which lets you slack off even more often at school.

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Want to rest a bit?" +2
    • Choice 2: "Are you alright?" +3 / "You should go home." +3 / "Have you seen a doctor?" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "How are you feeling, though?"

Rank 7:

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  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Don't pay them." +3 / "Don't strain yourself." +2
    • Choice 2: "Think this through more." +3
  • Unlocks a Super Housekeeping - Now Kawakami can make curry or infiltration tools for you.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Is this what you really want?" +3
    • Choice 2: "If that's what you've decided." +3 / "You're running away." +2
    • Choice 5: All give +3
    • Choice 6: All give +3
    • Phone Call (P5R): Any choice +2
    • After this, you'll be called to see Kawakami during the next school day. You'll get a request / sidequest: A Teacher Maid to Suffer.

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Sadayo Kawakami becomes available.
  • You must have completed the A Teacher Maid to Suffer sidequest / request.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Nonsense." +3
    • Choice 2: Both +3
    • Choice 3:
      • Romance - "I want to keep seeing you." +2
      • Friendship - "Not really." +2
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "I mean what I say."
      • Friendship - "Got it." +2
    • Choice 5:
      • Romance - "I'm a man, you're a woman."
      • Friendship - "I'm a master, you're a maid."
    • Phone Call (P5R if not romanced): "You can do it." +2

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Special Massage, a massage that'll let you go out at night after exploring the metaverse/shadow world.
  • Unlocks Ardha for fusion.
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