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Persona 5: Yusuke (Emperor) confidant choices & unlock guide

In between your adventures as a daring thief, Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal have you living out your days as a high school student, navigating the life and relationships that come with being a teenager. One of the characters you'll be spending a lot of time with from early on is Yusuke Kitagawa, who is perhaps one of the more refined members of the group - and in the world of the Velvet Room, Yusuke represents The Emperor, the 4th arcana.

A huge part of your journey in P5 will be getting to know these characters, including Yusuke. On this page, we list every rank of your confidant co-operation relationship with Yusuke alongside every choice you can make that will advance that relationship. Leveling up your confidant co-operation will grant bonuses in battle and also bring Joker and Yusuke closer together - and with our guide, you can max the relationship out as quickly as possible, freeing time up to do other things.

For help with the same for the other characters, including the girls you can be romantically involved with, check out our full Persona 5 Confidant relationship & cooperation guide.

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Yusuke Kitagawa Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide - Emperor (L'Empereur - IV)

As we said, this is every rank and every choice that'll give you points towards your relationship with Yusuke. The points are an invisible stat, but the +1, +2 and +3 gains listed below are important - the more points you have, the faster the confidant cooperation relationship will level up, netting you bonuses and freeing up the limited in-game days to do other things.

  • Yusuke is usually found after school in the day in the Shibuya Station Underground Walkway.

Rank 1:

  • On 6/18 there will be an umissable event with Yusuke. Talk to him at the train station's underground passageway afterwards.  
  • Unlocks Novice Duplication, a skill that allows Yusuke to produce low-level skill cards for you by using Blank Cards. These can then be used to teach your Persona moves.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Post-Rank 1: "I'll be asking a lot." +3

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "It's novel." +2 / "It's enigmatic." +2
    • Choice 2: "I can't wait." +3 / "I hope you're right." +3
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "You're already doing enough." +2
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Yusuke's turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Don't let it bother you." +2
    • Choice 3: "This isn't like you." +3 / "You're really giving up?" +2
    • Choice 4: Both give +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "That's the spirit." +2
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Yusuke the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.
  • Unlocks the Ueno Museum location if it wasn't already available.

Rank 4:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Why are we in a boat?" +2 / "I should bring a girl here." +2
    • Choice 2: "Love comes in all forms." +3 / "Maybe you should train more." +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "Don't get discouraged." +2
  • Unlocks the Artist Talk ability, giving Yusuke the chance to step in on a failed demon negotiation.
  • Unlocks the Inokashira Park location if it wasn't already available.
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Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Do you want me to strip?" +3 / "I dunno if I can do it..." +2
    • Choice 2: "I'm sure you will." +3 / "It doesn't look like it." +3 / "Do you want to give up?" +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "There's still hope." +2
  • Unlocks the Adept Duplication skill, which allows Yusuke to create medium-level skill cards on your request with use of a Blank Card.
  • Unlocks the Kanda Church location if it wasn't already available.

Rank 6:

  • Requires rank 4 (Masterful) Proficiency.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It feels nostalgic." +2
    • Choice 4: "I couldn't possibly tell you." +3
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "He had a certain dignity." +2
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Yusuke the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when in the party.

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "What do you mean?" +2
    • Choice 2: "The truth is within you." +3
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "Calm down." +2 / "It's not a crime to enjoy sushi." +2
  • Unlocks the Master Duplication ability, which allows Yusuke to create skill cards for high-end skills by using a Blank Card.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It has to be Ann." +2
    • Choice 2: "You've really grown, Yusuke." +3
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Yusuke a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Her love for her son." +3 / "The pain of separation." +3 / "I don't know." +2
    • Choice 2: "You've really changed, Yusuke." +3 / "That's a great idea." +2
  • Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Yusuke the ability to shield Joker from an attack that would be fatal.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Odin for fusion.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Yusuke's Persona to Kamu Susano-o.
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