Persona 5 Royal Yoshida confidant guide: Sun link choices & unlock

The relationships you forge in Persona have always defined the experience, and Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal continue that tradition with a strong cast of characters you'll want to get to know. One such charadcter is Toranosuke Yoshida, who represents the Sun arcana. 

Getting to know characters also has some large in-game benefits, too - forging relationships boosts your RPG abilities through the confidant and cooperation system - the new name for what were previously known as Social Links/S-Links. Getting to know the right people quickly can really give you an edge - and we're here to help you navigate the relationships by saying and doing the right things. 

If you need an assist with other character relationships in P5, be sure to take a look at our complete Confidant guide with every character, choice and unlock listed out neatly. 

You might be a criminal in Persona 5, but that doesn't stop you from cosying up to a politican with the Yoshida confidant cooperation.

Toranosuke Yoshida Confidant Cooperation Guide - Sun (Le Soleil - XIX)

As with the other confidants, every conversation you have with Toranosuke Yoshida has a chance to add some bonus points to the hidden stats that track your relationship - and if you answer in the right way while carrying a Persona of the same arcana (Sun), you'll get bonus points that ensure you level up your confidant cooperation more quickly, thus unlocking bonuses and giving you more time to pursue other things.

  • Location & Days Yoshida is available: Politician Yoshida can be found hanging out in Shibyua Station Square on Sunday nights.
  • Confidant Deadline: As a warning, plot reasons mean this confidant ceases to be available after November 13, so you'll need to rush to max it out.

Rank 1:

  • This cooperation can be picked up from 5/6 onwards, but is entirely optional and easy to miss for months.
  • Yoshida can be found in Station Square, but if you listen to his political preaching you'll learn that he frequents a nearby Beef Bowl Shop.
  • You can apply to work there via the leaflets in the train station. Work there twice and you'll meet Yoshida, starting off this confidant cooperation.

Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:

  • It's about my speech schedules from this point on. Would you be willing to stick around to hear it?"
    • Option 3: "Let me write this down." +3

Rank 2:

Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:

  • Why do you want to become a politician?
    • Option 2: "I want to improve my speech." +2
  • What kind of politician do you want to be?
    • Option 1: "One with conviction." +2
    • Option 3: "I don't know yet." +2
  • That is the foundation of a great speech. You'd do well to remember that.
    • Option 1: "That was helpful." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): What do you think? Did you take anything useful from it?
    • Option 1: "It was helpful." +2
    • Option 2: "Somewhat." +2
    • Option 3: "It changed my whole outlook." +2

Unlocks Diplomacy, a useful ability that lets you get more money or items from demon negotiation.

Rank 3:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Tell me, what about Yoshida here drew you in?
    • Option 1: "His message." +2
    • Option 2: "His speaking skills." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I want you to use your experiences to forge your own conviction.
    • Option 3: "You think I'll ever find it?" +2

Unlocks Fundraising, which allows you to demand a lot more money during demon negotiation.

Rank 4

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • The highlight, though, was your yelling.
    • Option 1: "I couldn't help myself." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): Perhaps it seems too obvious, or too trite, but... I hope you remember to cherish that, too.
    • Option 1: "I will." +2
    • Option 3: "Can't forget your roots." +2

Rank 5:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Do you think I've regained my confidence?
    • Option 3: "That media doesn't matter." +3
    • Option 1: "I think so." +2

Unlocks Manipulation, a skill that raises the chance enemies will give up rare items.

Rank 6:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • I'd like to hear your honest opinion. As a young man, are you for or against them?
    • Option 3: "I don't really care." +3 
    • Option 1: "I'm for them." +2
  • What would you do at a time like this?
    • Option 1: "I'd decline." +3
    • Option 3: "I'd leave it to chance." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): The most crucial thing is that you don't lose sight of who you are.
    • Option 1: "I'll keep that in mind." +2
    • Option 3: "You make quite a case." +2

Rank 7:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Could you talk some sense into him? You'll benefit as well.
    • Option 1: "You should decline." +2

Rank 8:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Join with Matsushita and take my revenge against Mr. Kuramoto, but drop out of the election...
    • Option 3: "That's a difficult decision." +2
  • To achieve my dream, I have to set aside my beliefs. What should I do?
    • Option 1: "Stick to your beliefs." +3
  • Phone Call (P5R): That is why you must never forget what's truly important to you... You understand?
    • Option 1: "I'll never forget that." +2
    • Option 2: "It's tougher than it seems." +2

Unlocks Mind Control, an ability that sometimes lets you skip demon negotiation entirely.

Rank 9:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • OK, I'm going to get started.
    • Option 1: "Do your best." +3
    • Option 3: "I'm getting nervous." +2
  • Perhaps, it's the effect of you moving my heart.
    • Option 2: "You had a change of heart." +2

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Charismatic Speech, allowing for contracts to be forged with higher-level Persona more easily.
  • Unlocks Asura for fusion.