Persona 5 Royal Ann confidant guide: Lovers choices, romance & gifts

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 Royal Confidant guide, which covers every choice and romance in the game. 

One of the lead characters of Persona 5, there's naturally a deep Ann confidant relationship to uncover - if you make the right choices.

Ann Takamaki Confidant Cooperation 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.

  • Location & Days Ann is available: 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 Gifts: Ann likes gifts such as the Powdered Green Tea Set, or the KGB49 Music CD - you can see more detail in our gifts section below on what to give her on our Persona 5 Gifts guide

Rank 1:

  • On 4/15 as part of the story your cooperation with Ann will begin. 
  • All choices are valid here - which you choose makes no difference.
  • 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:

  • So, I apologized as well.
    • Option 1: "Are you feeling better now?" +3
    • Option 2: "She's so strong." +3
    • Option 3: "So are you friends again?" +2
  • ...But in the end, maybe I just didn't believe in her ability.
    • Option 2: "You might be right." +3
    • Option 1: "You can't blame yourself?" +2
    • Option 3: "Kamoshida had the upper hand." +2
  • ..Thanks.
    • Option 2: "I couldn't just ignore you." +3
    • Option 1: "It was no big deal." +2
  • I'm going to find the answer, I promise.
    • Option 1: "I'll help." +3
    • Option 2: "Let's find it together." +3
  • Phone Conversation (P5R): I hope you'll join me again next time!
    • Option 1: "Of course. You're my teammate." +2
    • Option 2: "Leave it to me." +2
    • Option 3: "The no-refills thing again?" +2

Unlocks the Girl Talk ability, giving Ann the chance to step in and rescue a failed demon negotiation.

Remember, you'll only get the full amount of points for every 'Impactful Conversation Choice' if you have a Persona of Ann's Arcana, Lovers, in your current Persona stock during the event. Go switch one out if you need to.

Rank 3:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Uh-huh. What else?
    • Option 3: "Can we stop yet?" +3
    • Option 2: "I love you." +2
    • Option 1: "I like you." +2
  • It sounds like shoots have been real hectic with all the scrambling they've had to do for substitutes.
    • Option 2: "Has that happened to you?" +3
    • Option 1: "That's odd." +2
  • Maybe less these days.
    • Option 2: "The freedom sounds nice?" +2
  • Phone Conversation (P5R): Do you think she thought I was cool...?
    • Option 1: "Could be." +2

Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Ann the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up. Also unlocks the Inokashira Park location if you've never visited there before. 

Rank 4

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • It feels like I can't understand any of it. It's honestly kinda scary.
    • Option 1: "I know what you mean." +3
    • Option 3: "That comes down to you." +2
  • The first thing she said was, 'Takamaki-san, your paintings suck.'
    • Option 2: "That's hilarious." +3
    • Option 1: "That was mean of her." +2
  • About that female thief in the anime I used to watch? Well, I thought of something!
    • Option 1: "Tell me?" +3
    • Option 2: "I'm afraid to know." +2
  • And that's why I'm going to try and learn from them!
    • Option 1: "Good idea." +3
    • Option 2: "How exactly?" +2
  • I'm gonna star in action movies!
    • Option 3: "Good luck with that." +3
  • Phone Call (P5R): Do you do anything to train your body?
    • Option 3: "I carry Morgana in my bag." +2
    • Option 1: "I train everyday." +2

Rank 5:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Do you think maybe Shiho would want one too?
    • Option 2: "Give it up." +2
  • I really screwed that up...
    • Option 2: "She's amazing, huh..." +2
  • Wasn't Mika's fake crying pretty incredible?
    • Option 2: "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:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • I guess you really just need someone to laugh at you if you want to feel better.
    • Option 1: "It seems that way." +3  
    • Option 3: "If it's a friend, yeah." +2
  • What can I do to help Shiho? 
    • Option 1: "Comfort her." +3
    • Option 3: "Show her your strength." +3
    • Option 2: "Listen to what she has to say." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I know I'll find something I can do for her...!
    • Option 1: "Someone's motivated." +2
    • Option 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:

  • I wonder why...
    • Option 2: "She admires you." +2
  • I want to be a real model...
    • Option 2: "Go get 'em, tiger." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I'll do any workout!
    • Option 1: "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:

  • Obviously I want to cut down on my waist size too... and firm up my butt and calves!
    • Option 2: "You have some real guts." +3 
    • Option 3: "You're beautiful as-is." +2
  • There has to be somewhere my vibrant charm will shine, right?
    • Option 1: "There's no doubt in my mind." +3
    • Option 2: "I hope so." +3
    • Option 3: "Good Luck finding it." +3
  • She doesn't need to worry so much about me.
    • Option 1: "So happy to hear that." +3
    • Option 2: "I'm sure she already knows." +3
  • Phone Call (P5R): Being able to push herself because someone was there with her...
    • Option 3: "You can ask her yourself." +2
    • Option 1:" That's probably it."

Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Ann a chance to withstand a blow in combat that would usually kill.

Rank 9 [Romance Point]:

This is the point when a romance with Ann Takamaki becomes available. Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • The only way I can help Shiho is to show her how hard I'm working.
    • Option 1: "Hang in there." +3
    • Option 2: "I believe in you, Ann." +3
  • I guess... I'm alone again, huh...?
    • Romance - Option 1: "You have me."
    • Friendship - Option 2: "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.

Best Gifts for Ann in Persona 5 Royal

The Persona 5 Royal Ann confidant can be boosted even more quickly with the right gifts.

Relevant to both Persona 5 and Personal 5 Royal is the fact that handing over gifts is one of the quickest ways to level up the Ann confidant link, or race towards that romance sub-plot with Ann, if she's your favorite. In order to do so, you'll need to know the best gifts to give Ann, however.

All of this is covered in more detail over on out in-depth Persona 5 Royal gifts guide, but we wanted to list a handful of the most potent gifts here to save you some time. So here goes - but hit up the full page for a complete, exhaustive list, including prices:

  • Star Mirror: offers a +3 buff to your confidant link in P5, but it's lowered to +2 in Persona 5 Royal. For sale in Shinjuku.
  • Uji Matcha Flan: offers a +3 bump to your confidant relationship, and triggers a unique reaction. Available in the Underground Mall.
  • Chocolate Truffles: raises the confidant link by +3, and Ann has unique dialogue. Sold in the Undeground Mall.
  • Castella: +3 boost to your relationship, and Ann again has a unique reaction. Sold in the Underground Mall.
  • Face Beautifier: Ann won't be insulted if you give her this - it buffs your confidant cooperation by +3. Sold in the Akihabara Electronics store. 
  • Heart Ring & Rose Bouquet: These two expensive options both offer +3, but are only available if you're romancing Ann.