Persona 5 Royal Takemi confidant guide: Death choices, romance & gifts

Providing prescription drugs to teenagers no-questions-asked isn't exactly the most sound thing in the world to be doing, so it perhaps isn't surprising that local doctor Tae Takemi represents the Death arcana in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. That means she's somebody well worth getting to know better, as building a friendship with her unlocks a range of bonuses - and she's a romanceable character, if she's your type.

On this page you'll find all of the ranks of the Death Confidant Cooperation, complete with every conversation you have with Tae and every optional answer or choice within those conversations that can help you to build your relationship more quickly - which is handy for if you want to rank Tae up quickly to either reach the romance fast or preserve time for other things.

There are versions of this guide for every confidant on the site - just head to our Persona 5 confidant guide to find them all.

This Tae Takemi confidant choices guide will help you to rank up this Persona 5 cooperation fast.

Tae Takemi Confidant Cooperation Guide - Death (XIII)

Here's the full list of ranks, conversations and choices so you can make the right choice. We note the point where you can enter a romance with Tae, too. Remember to carry a Death persona with you whenever hanging out with Tae - the numbers, which indicate how much each answer adds to the hidden 'EXP' bar of your relationship, include the bonus recieved for carrying a relevant arcana Persona with you.

  • Tae Location: Tae is always found in her Clinic in the same region of town as your home at Leblanc, but she'll only see you for advancing your relationship in the daytime. 
  • Days Tae is Available: You can visit Tae any day of the week at her clinic. She's also available Days and Nights on rainy days. 
  • If you want to give Tae a gift, items like a Black Mug or a Cactus are ideal. We list a few more gifts for Tae below, and you can get the full, complete list on our Persona 5 Gift Guide.

Rank 1:

  • After 4/18, visit the Clinic near LeBlanc Cafe and talk to her to start this cooperation.
  • Unlocks Rejuvenation, increasing the range of healing items the clinic stocks.
  • Adds a Bonus +1 to your Guts social stat.

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Based on today's results, I think I can whip up some new medicine for next time. Drop by when you're ready for it.
    • Option 2: "Please go easy on me." +3
    • Option 1: "Fine by me." +2
    • Option 3: "So many pretty lights..." +2

Rank 2:

You're required to have rank 2 (bold) of the guts social stat in order to continue the Takemi confidant link. Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • You don't seem to be sick... Are you up to something illegal!?
    • Option 1: "I have a bad heart." +2
  • I'm so over this.
    • Option 1: "I agree." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): You know how it is. Some patients get sick on their way back home.
    • Option 1: "I'm totally fine." +2
    • Option 3: "I think I have superpowers." +2

Gives a bonus +1 to Guts.

Rank 3:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Participating in clinical trials run by a doctor like that?
    • Option 1: "I don't mind." +2
    • Option 2: "I need the medicine." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): You… haven't told anyone about my drugs, right?
    • Option 1: "Of course not." +2

Unlocks Sterilization, adding even more items to the clinic shop, and adds +1 to Guts.

Rank 4

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • ......
    • Option 2: "Dr. Takemi will help." +2
  • Hehe.
    • Option 1: "You seem happy." +3
    • Option 2: "You're so kind." +2
    • Option 3: "Why free?" +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): Especially after approving that girl's consultation without my permission.
    • Option 1: "I'll reflect on my mistakes" +2

Gives an extra +1 to Guts.

Rank 5:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • That's why it's harmless for people who don't have the disease... probably.
    • Option 1: "That's good." +3
    • Option 2: "When will it be done?" +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): Also… sorry for the long talk today. I wasn't planning on telling you all that.
    • Option 1: "About Miwa-chan?" +2

Unlocks Immunization, adding support items to the clinic shop, plus the usual +1 addition to your Guts. 

Rank 6:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • That's my role as the Plague. I'm not suited for all this other stuff.
    • Option 2: "It suits you." +3
    • Option 3: "You're not honest." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I'll need you to stick around just a little bit longer. I hope you can handle it.
    • Option 1: "You can count on me."
    • Option 3: "Anything for you." +2

Rank 7:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • ......
    • Option 1: This is harrassment." +2
    • Option 2: "She's a great doctor." +2
    • Option 3: "Please be quiet." +2
  • I can't...
    • Option 1: "Just rest for today." +2
    • Option 2: "Anything I can do?" +2
  • Ugh. I wish I hadn't shown you that side of me...
    • Option 2: "We all do sometimes." +3
    • Option 3: "I'm glad you did." +2

Unlocks a Discount, reducing the cost of clinic items significantly.

Rank 8:

Requires rank 4 (charismatic) charm. Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • I'm all out of allies...
    • Option 3: "I'm your ally." +2

After this a sidequest / request for Mementos is unlocked: Bad Medicine. Complete the Bad Medicine sidequest, then return to the clinic to continue the Takemi confidant choices:

  • So she's... she's alive...
    • Option 2: "Let's get to work, doctor." +3
    • Option 3: "It's not over yet." +3
    • Option 1: "You should hurry." +2
  • Sorry. Just hang in there, OK?
    • Option 3: "It's for you." +3
    • Option 1: "It's for Miwa-chan." +3
    • Option 2: "It's for my exams." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): Miwa-chan was fighting all that time. I have to fight for her, too.
    • Option 1: "I'll be cheering you on." +2
    • Option 3: "Anything else I can do?" +2

Rank 9 [Romance Point]:

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

  • All this is thanks to you helping me with the clinical trials.
    • Option 3: "It was rough." +3
    • Option 1: "Don't worry about it." +2
    • Option 2: "It was for my exams." +2
  • Why don't you tell me the truth about why you kept coming to me?
    • Romance - Option 1: "I wanted to see you"
    • Friendship - Option 2: "It was for my exams."
  • ...Don't tell me you're in love with me or something. (only if you said "I wanted to see you")
    • Romance - Option 1: "I love you." +2
    • Friendship - Option 2: "What do you think?"
  • Or... I can give you a "special examination" if you'd like. (only if you said "I love you.")
    • Romance - Option 1: "It isn't a joke." +3
    • Friendship - Option 2: "That sounds good."
  • Phone Call (P5R if not romanced): You really are the best guinea pig I could've hoped for
    • Option 2: "I'm glad we saw it through." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R if romanced): Turns out my little guinea pig caught an illness that's even more annoying and persistent than Crawford-Ende's
    • Option 2: "So did you." +2

Unlocks Inokashira Park, if you haven't already.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Resuscitation, adding more revival-related items to the clinic store.
  • Unlocks the ability to fuse the ultimate Death Persona, Alice.

Best gifts for Takemi in Persona 5 Royal 

In addition to increasing the relationship and the Takemi confidant link by simply hanging out, in both Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal you can hand over gifts to characters, and giving the right presents that each character loves will significantly help to improve your relationship.

There's so many gifts in the game that we detail presents that'll work for each character in our Persona 5 Royal gifts guide - but below, we've listed a few of the most potent gifts for Tae Takemi:

  • Black Mug: Tae works long days and nights, and so coffee is a must - making this mug a +3 gift option. You can buy this in a store in Shinjuku.
  • Classical Hits: A Music CD of classical music that gives a +3 boost, it can be purchased from the Underground Mall record store. 
  • Mini Cactus: Tae can put this in her clinic as a bti of decoration, which makes this a strong present that gives a +3 to the relationship. You can grab this from a store in the Underground Mall.
  • Robot Vacuum: Hand this expensive gadget over for +3 boost. Get it from Akihabara.