Persona 5 Royal Mishima confidant guide: Moon choices & answers

Your life as a Phantom Thief in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal actually earns you a fan club - a phanclub, if you will - and the man behind that can actually become a good (if clueless) friend of the group through his very own cooperation - as the Yuuki Mishima confidant relationship. Mishima is filed under the Moon arcana in the Velvet Room, and carries relevant bonuses.

As always, this guide is here to help guide you through the process of ranking up your confidant relationship with Mishima as quickly as possible. If you need help with other characters, head on over to the full Persona 5 confidant guide, which is enormous.

Yuuki Mishima is a valuable ally, and his Persona 5 Confidant cooperation relationship carries some particularly strong rewards.

Yuuki Mishima Confidant Cooperation Guide - Moon (La Lune - XVIII)

Here it is - our guide to the Mishima confidant cooperation. As always, the numbers represent the boost to your hidden confidant relationship EXP stat - but this actually doesn't matter with Mishima, as he works a bit differently to the others. Mishima begins out progressing automatically on certain dates in line with the story, but even after that his leveling up is guaranteed.

You'll have to take time out to hang out with Mishima, but in order to level up his confidant relationship you'll also need to undertake requests in Mementos. Doing requests makes Mishima happy, and then the next time you see him youi'll be able to rank up. Basically, Mishima and his unlocks exist to encourage you to complete side quests. 

  • Location & Days Mishima is available: Mishima can be found in Shibuya or in Shinjuku at night, any day of the week, including rainy days.
  • While Mishima's confidant cooperation is linked to side quests, the standard rules apply for the questions you can answer in conversation - some are worth more points to advance the relationship than others, and there is a point bonus if you have a Moon Persona in your stock to match his Arcana. All the point additions listed here are when you have a Moon Persona equipped.

Rank 1:

  • This cooperation kicks off on 5/6 automatically as part of the main story.
  • Unlocks Mishima's Support, a very useful side ability that allows back-up party members to still earn a little EXP, albeit at a reduced rate.

Rank 2:

Automatically triggered as a story progression moment on 5/8. Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:

  • We need the Phantom Thieves to be seen in the proper light if we want to make the name popular, right?
    • Option 1: "You've done good, kid." +3
  • It's like I'll be your strategic image management representative, so to speak.
    • Option 2: "Sounds cool." +3
    • Option 3: "You're really hyped for this." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): At this point, I might as well pull an all-nighter fighting back!
    • Option 1: "Nice hustle, image manager." +2

Rank 3:

Available from 5/10. Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • All thieves are supposed to have some special ladies, right?
    • Option 2: "Great idea." +3
    • Option 3: "I'm already taken." +2
  • Don't spill the beans, okay?
    • Option 2: "We're part of... the Phandom?" +2
    • Option 3: "Let's tell the truth." +2
  • I didn't have time to really vet them too much.
    • Option 1: "It's not your fault." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): It's always better to hear that kinda stuff in person, right?
    • Option 1: "Of course." +2
    • Option 2: "Really?" +2
    • Option 3: "You'll get it right next time." +2

Unlocks Mishima's Enthusiasm, increasing the EXP earned from battles.

Rank 4

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • ...don't be afraid to go all out! What do you wanna eat?
    • Option 1: "Steak sounds good." +3
    • Option 3: "I love desserts." +2
  • Not bad for strategic management, huh?
    • Option 1: "You're amazing." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I guess it ended up being pretty good for our PR in the end, right?
    • Option 1: "Yup." +2
    • Option 3: "You'll get better ideas." +2

Rank 5:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • It cost me a lot of money...
    • Option 3: "Is it for me?" +3
    • Option 1: "Why was it so expensive?" +2
  • Some of the stuff up there is pretty scary... so it seemed like I might need a little protection.
    • Option 1: "That's a good idea." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): I'm gonna do everything in my power, so you can just kick back and relax!
    • Option 1: "All right." +2

Unlocks Mishima's Desperation, which boosts the EXP back-up party members receive from Mishima's Support.

Rank 6:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • This one's massive!
    • Option 1: "Just tell me already." +2
    • Option 3: "You sure are fired up..." +2
  • I hear a rumor that a famous idol fell into his clutches... You need to act, on behalf of her fans.
    • Option 2: "Rumors are wrong all the time..." +2
    • Option 3: "It's none of our business." +2
  • After all, I'm the only reason you guys have gotten this far, right?
    • Option 2: "Absolutely. Nice job." +2

Unlocks the Inokashira Park location if you haven't already got it.

Rank 7:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • I need to make sure our next target is one we can win against.
    • Option 2: "You're so reliable." +3
    • Option 1: "And what exactly will we win?" +2
  • So... we're gonna purge them.
    • Option 1: "Sounds pretty twisted." +2
    • Option 2: "You need to chill." +2

Once this is done, meet with your team and then go into mementos and find the target. Talk to them. Later, Mishima will get in touch to talk, which lets you continue his confidant choices:

  • I wonder if there's really any way a pathetic guy like me can help you...
    • Option 3: "Maybe the Phansite?" +3
    • Option 1: "I'm sure there is." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): It seems like enough evidence to make him a target, but I'm gonna look into this a little further, just to be safe.
    • Option 1: "Kind of worrying." +2
    • Option 3: "It's your time to shine." +2

Unlocks Phanboy, drastically increasing the EXP you gain from battle.

Rank 8:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Akira... run.
    • Option 1: "I'm not leaving." +3
    • Option 2: "You should run too." +2
  • Urgh...
    • Option 1: "You're just gonna take that?" +2
    • Option 2: "Believe in yourself." +2
    • Option 3: They're the real losers." +2
  • My whole act would've broken down if they didn't back off when they did. Hahaha... I really suck, huh?
    • Option 3: "Wait, that was all an act?" +3
    • Option 2: "You were super cool." +3
    • Option 1: "Totally." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): Oh! B-But I have the model gun I got for self-defense! And my security system's top of the line! So I'm safe, right!?
    • Option 1: "You'll be fine." +2
    • Option 3: "You've got this man." +2

Rank 9:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • I wish I had known that going in... One slip of the tongue in that act I pulled, and I would've been dead.
    • Option 2: "You showed some real courage." +3
    • Option 3: "I'm glad you're still alive." +2
  • Phone Call (P5R): You heard what he said about me... but do you really think some part of me's changed?
    • Option 1: "The sparkle in your eyes." +2

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Salvation Wish, allowing back-up party members to gain full EXP from battles.
  • Unlocks Sandalphon for fusion.