Persona 5: Futaba (Hermit) confidant choices & unlock guide

The cast of Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal come in all shapes and sizes - and Futaba Sakura is a little more reticient than most, and so in the Velvet Room she appropriately has been chosen to represent the ninth Arcana, Hermit. Getting to know her better will unlock new abilities in battle and fusing possibilities around that arcana - so you'll definitely want to do that.

We're here to help! This guide page takes every rank of your cooperation confidant relationship with Futaba and breaks it down into a handy list. Within that list, we note every single conversation answer, option and choice you have that can have a distinct impact on your relationship with Futaba, who is also a romanceable character, if she's your choice.

If you want assistance with other characters in P5, be sure to check out our incredibly detailed Persona 5 Confidant guide for every choice, skill and romance for every character. 


Futaba Sakura Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide - Hermit (L'Hermite - IX)

Here's the list of every stat-giving answer for every rank of Futaba's confidant cooperation. The numbers you see represent what gets added to an invisible stat that determines your rank - the higher the number, the better and the faster you'll level up, allowing you to then spend your days doing other things. You'll also find the starting point of a romance relationship with Futaba listed below. Any question or option not listed has no impact, so simply go with your gut

Don't forget to have a Hermit Persona with you whenever you hang out with Futaba - this is the only way you can get the maximum points for each conversation choice! Futaba has some dialogue options exclusive to Persona 5 Royal - they're noted in this guide with a (P5R). 

  • Once you've befriended her Futaba will be found hanging out outside LeBlanc. Futaba is available on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday daytimes. She stays indoors when it rains.
  • A side quest kicked off by the Sojiro Sakura confidant relationship can put a stop to the Futaba relationship progressing any further for a limited time - so keep that in mind. 
  • If you want to give Futaba a gift to boost your rank further she'll accept things like the Best of KGB49 CD or, if you're in a relationship, the Heart Necklace. A full list of gifts she likes can be found in our Persona 5 Confidant Gift Guide

Rank 1:

  • On 8/31's nighttime you'll unlock this cooperation through story progression. 
  • Unlocks the Moral Support ability, giving Futaba a chance to cast Kaja or other party-healing magic mid-battle.
  • Unlocks the Akihabara location.
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Rank 2:

  • Requires rank 4 (selfless) kindness. The date must also be after 9/2.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "That's a great idea." +2
    • Choice 2: "If we work together." +3 / "Want me to help?" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): I bet it will." +2
  • Unlocks the Mementos Scan ability. With this, Futaba has a chance of fully mapping out a floor of Mementos on arrival.

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I was about to come find you." +3
    • Choice 2: "Good to see you again." +3 / "You're the one who appeared." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "We'll both do our best." +2

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Let's do this together." +3 / "Nope." +2
    • Choice 3: "I think it's cute." +3 / "Everyone does it." +2 / "Not at all." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "I'll help you anytime." +2
  • Unlocks the Position Hack skill - with this, Futaba can arrange for you to sometimes open a battle with a hold-up.

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "That must have been a shock." +3 / "Are you happy?" +2
    • Choice 2: "I think you're right." +3 / "Your... what?" +2
    • Choice 3: "He's the protagonist." +3 / "What's an NPC?" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "You did great." +2

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "That must have been a shock." +3  /  "Are you happy?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You didn't know any better." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "Are you running away again?" +2
  • Unlocks the Active Support ability. With this, Moral Support can sometimes charge and recover SP too.
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Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "What horrible parents." +2 / "We have to put a stop to this." +2
    • Choice 2: "I'll do it, for you." +3 / "We'll show them the truth." +3 / "Give me some time." +2
  • Unlocks the Treasure Reboot ability.
  • Unlocks the Daughter's Just a Meal Ticket sidequest / request for Mementos. This must be completed before the next rank can be started.

Rank 8:

  • To initiate, complete the Daughter's Just a Meal Ticket sidequest/request in mementos. 
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "That's incredible." +3  /  "I'm glad to hear that." +3 / "Did you stutter at all?" +2
    • Choice 2: "You worked really hard, too." +3 / "You're making me blush..." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "Congrats." +2 / "Want more pats?" +2

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Futaba Sakura becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "You've really matured." +3 / "What if you get bullied again?" +2
    • Choice 2: "Are you OK, Futaba?" +3 / "You're imagining things." +2
    • Choice 3: "If you want." +2 / "No way." +2
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "Because I love you."
      • Friendship - "Because we're teammates."
    • Phone Call (P5R if not romanced): Any choice +2
    • Phone Call (P5R if romanced): "Do I really have to say it?" +2
  • Unlocks the Emergency Shift ability, giving Futaba the ability to potentially swap out some party members when two or more are KOed.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Final Guard, which has a chance to completely nullify an otherwise fatal attack.
  • Unlocks Ongyo-Ki for fusion.
  • Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving Futaba's Persona to its final form, Prometheus.
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