Persona 5: Sojiro (Hierophant) confidant choices guide

Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal make great use of the series tradition social link mechanic, though in this game it's known as something different: Confidants and Cooperations. Each confidant functions in much the same way as before despite the name change: getting to know them better will level up the relationship and give you access to more EXP bonuses when fusing Persona, plus other bonus skills. One such confidant is Sojiro Sakura, a father figure who appropriately represents the Hierophant (Le Pape) arcana.

This guide lists every rank of the cooperation confidant relationship with Sojiro alongside the choices you can make in those conversations to ensure you max out your relationship as quickly and efficiently as possible - simple. Maxing out the relationship more quickly will thus allow you to spend more time on other things - like other characters.

Speaking of that, for help with all of the others, check out our Persona 5 Confidant guide for choices and gifts for all characters, including the romanceable girls.

The Sojiro confidant relationship is a chance to get closer to someone your senior, and carries strong rewards.

Sojiro Sakura Confidant Cooperation Guide - Hierophant (Le Pape - V)

Below you'll find all ten ranks for Sojiro Sakura, The Hierophant, and your confidant cooperation relationship. Remember that the 1, 2 and 3 point additions you see add to an invisible stat that determines your rank - the more points, the sooner you'll rank up. Having a Persona of Sojiro's arcana in your current stock when hanging out with him will give you the full increase each time - so always have a Hierophant Persona on hand when spending time with him. 

  • Sojiro Sakura is found in LeBlanc Cafe, your home, at night.

Rank 1:

  • As the story progresses, you'll unlock the ability to befriend Sojiro.   
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this rank:
    • Choice 4: "Got it." +3

Rank 2:

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  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Making coffee." +2
    • Choice 2: "That guy seemed suspicious." +2
    • Choice 3: "I want the ladies to love me." +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "Got it." +2
  • Unlocks Coffee Basics, a new ability that lets you create a coffee item that can restore SP in battle using LeBlanc's coffee brewing facilities.
  • Kindness +3.

Rank 3:

  • Before you start this rank, you'll have to make coffee once. After that, you can spend time with Sojiro again on a subsequent night.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Medium-fine." +2
    • Choice 3: "Is it trouble?" +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "I'm ready to work." +2 / "Thank you in advance." +2

Rank 4:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Tell me more." +3
    • Choice 2: "Call Sojiro's phone." +3
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "Understood." +2
  • Unlocks the Leblanc Curry ability - this skill lets ytou create a curry item that can restore SP using LeBlanc's kitchen.
  • Kindness +3

Rank 5:

  • Available only after 8/22.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I think I'm addicted!" +3 / "It wasn't bad." +2
    • Choice 2: "She wasn't normal, huh?" +3 / "She was like Futaba?" +2
    • Choice 3: "It really paid off in the end." +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "She needs a balanced diet." +2
  • Kindness +3

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "To each his own." +2
    • Choice 2: "Shut your mouth." +3 / "You're wrong." +2
    • Choice 3: "Saving Futaba was no mistake." +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "If I can help somehow..." +2
  • Unlocks the Coffee Mastery ability, enhancing your coffee-making ability to allow for better items.
  • Kindness +3

Rank 7:

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  • Requires rank 5 (angelic) kindness.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "You might be right." +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "Feel like a real dad now?" +2
  • Kindness +3

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Something with curry." +3 / "You want my suggestion?" +2
    • Choice 2: "I was just protecting Futaba." +3
  • Unlocks the Mementos Mission Request: "The Money-Grubbing Uncle". Futaba and Sojiro Cooperations will be locked until this is complete.

Rank 9:

  • You must complete "The Money-Grubbing Uncle" sidequest in order to start this rank.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It's great." +3 / "It's a bit of a nag." +2
    • Choice 2: "You have a great daughter." +3 / "Congrats." +3
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): Any choice is +3
  • Unlocks the Curry Tips skill, which enhances the quality of the curry you can make.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks the Kanda Church location if it isn't unlocked by this point. 
  • Unlocks Kohryu for fusion.
  • Unlocks Curry Mastery, making the curry you make fantastic at restoring your whole party's SP.
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