Persona 5: Ann (Lovers) confidant choices & unlock guide

Your classmates aren't just friends in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal - they're a lifeline in combat, and have a deep effect on every aspect of the game. It's important to get to know them through the confidant cooperation relationships mechanic - and one of the earliest party members and friends of Joker is the outgoing Ann Takamaki, who is filed under the Lovers arcana in P5.

The purpose of this guide is simple: if you want to get to know Ann better, we list every conversation you can have as part of her confidant cooperation, including the answers and choices you have in those conversations and how they impact your relationship. This will allow you to level up your relationship with Ann fast - and pursue a relationship with her as a romanceable character if you so desire. 

We've got the same, detail-packed pages for every other character, too - just hit up our Persona 5 Confidant guide for every choice, skill and romance

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Ann Takamaki Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide - Lovers (L'Amoureux - VI)

Below is every rank and every conversation choice for the confidant cooperation with Ann Takamaki. The points you see next to answers refer to an invisible stat in Persona 5 - but basically, the higher this number is, the more your confiant rank will level up. We also plainly state when the time comes to pursue a romance relationship with Ann if she's your favorite. 

The point totals listed to each question represent what will be added to the invisible counter that levels up your relationship with Ann if you choose that option. Any choices not listed are irrelevant, with options either adding nothing or all the same to your total. The phone calls are a Persona 5 Royal exclusive - you won't see them if you're playing the original game.

Don't forget that you'll only get the full amount of points listed if you also have a Persona of Ann's Arcana, Lovers, in your personal persona stock when you're hanging out with her - so always have a lovers beast to hand.

  • Ann is found in the Underground Mall in Shibuya after school. She's available in the day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and available day and night on rainy days.
  • Ann likes gifts such as the Powdered Green Tea Set, or the KGB49 Music CD - you can see more detail on what to give her on our Persona 5 Gifts guide

Rank 1:

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  • On 4/15 as part of the story your cooperation with Ann will begin. 
  • Unlocks Baton Pass ability, letting you pass Ann's turn to other Baton Pass users in battle after a 1 More.

Rank 2:

  • Requires rank 2 (considerate) kindness. The date must also be after 5/6.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "She's so strong." +3 / "Are you feeling better now?" +3 / "So are you friends again?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You might be right." +3 / "You can't blame yourself?" +2 / "Kamoshida had the upper hand." +2
    • Choice 3: "I couldn't just ignore you." +3 / "It was no big deal." +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): Any choice is +2
  • Unlocks the Girl Talk ability, giving Ann the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 5: "Can we stop yet?" +3 / "I love you." +2 / "I like you." +2
    • Choice 8: "Has that happened to you?" +3 / "That's odd." +2
    • Choice 9: "The freedom sounds nice?" +2
    • Phone Conversation (P5R): "Could be." +2
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Ann the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.
  • Unlocks the Inokashira Park location if you've never visited there before. 

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I know what you mean." +3 / "That comes down to you." +2
    • Choice 2: "That's hilarious." +3 / "That was mean of her." +2
    • Choice 3: "Tell me?" +3 / "I'm afraid to know." +2
    • Choice 4: "Good idea." +3 / "How exactly?" +2
    • Choice 5: "Good luck with that." +3
    • Phone Call (P5R): "I carry Morgana in my bag." +2

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Give it up." +2
    • Choice 2: "She's amazing, huh..." +2
    • Choice 3: "It had grace." +2
  • Unlocks the Crocodile Tears ability, which gives Ann the chance to lower a demon's demands during demon negotiation.

Rank 6:

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  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It seems that way." +3  /  "If it's a friend, yeah." +2
    • Choice 4: "Comfort her." +3 / "Show her your strength." +3 / "Listen to what she has to say." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "Someone's motivated." +2 / "I'll cheer you on." +2
  • Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Ann 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: "She admires you." +2
    • Choice 4: "Go get 'em, tiger." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "You got this." +2
  • Unlocks the Sexy Technique ability, which gives Ann the chance to seduce demons during demon negotiation.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "You have some real guts." +3  /  "You're beautiful as-is." +2
    • Choice 2: All give +3
    • Choice 4: All give +3
    • Phone Call (P5R): "You can ask her yourself." +2
  • Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Ann a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Ann Takamaki becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 3: All give +3
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "You have me."
      • Friendship - "You have the others."
    • Phone Call (P5R, only if romanced): "I'm yours forever." +3
  • Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Ann 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 Ishtar for fusion.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Ann's Persona to its final form, Hecate.
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