Persona 5: Hifumi Togo (Star) confidant choices & unlock guide

Of all the confidants in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, Hifumi Togo is perhaps one of the most curious to get to know - because this classmate of Joker and the others was almost a phantom thief herself, but during development she was downgraded to an NPC that you can also build a meaningful relationship with. In the velvet room, she's representative of the Star arcana. 

Hifumi is still a romanceable character, however, and in this guide we'll teach you how to romance her - or at the very least take your friendship to the limit. This page lists every conversation and every choice within those conversations and the impact those choices have on your relationships - so by following it, you can max out your confidant cooperation quickly and effectively.

If you're done with Hifumi, be sure to look at out Persona 5 Confidant guide for the same level of detail for every other cooperation character in the game. 


Hifumi Togo Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide - Star (XVIII)

The below headings and bullet points list every confidant rank with Hifumi, plus all of the choices you can make that impact the relationship. If a conversation option isn't listed, it has no effect, and the numbers next to the answers listed reveal how many 'points' each adds to the invisible EXP-style stat that determines your confidant rank with Hifumi.

Remember that all of the points values below are based on what you'd earn if you have a Persona of the relevant arcana - in this case Star - on your person, in Joker's inventory when hanging out with Hifumi. Make sure you always have one to hand.

  • Hifumi Togo is found in the church at Kanda, and an in-game event will point you her way, though going there is optional. She's there at night.
  • If you want to give Hifumi a gift, some good initial ideas are a fountain pen, book cover or fan. More present options are listed in our full P5 Gift Guide.

Rank 1:

  • You'll need to have completed the Kaneshiro's Bank heist. 
  • After 6/25, visit Kanda Church and talk to the girl towards the front. To start the cooperation you'll need at least rank 3 (suave) charm, otherwise she'll just ignore you.
  • Unlocks Koma Sabaki, which lets you swap out party members on the fly mid-battle whenever it's Joker's turn.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Post-Rank 1: "Lucky me." +3
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Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "That's interesting." +2
    • Choice 3: "But you don't want to, right?" +2
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Describes you perfectly." +2
    • Choice 2: "Having a difficult time?" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "Bring it on." +2
  • Unlocks Uchikomi, giving your non-present allies a chance to drop in for an extra attack after an enemy is downed.
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I didn't mind." +2 / "Must've been the katsu curry." +2
    • Choice 2: "They're cool." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "I'd love to." +2 / "Where shall we go next?" +2
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up
  • Unlocks the Book Town location.

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "She's scary." +2
    • Choice 2: "You should stop then." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "You've got a lot to deal with." +2
  • Unlocks Kakoi Kuzushi, which allows you to attempt to escape from battle even when enemies have you surrounded.
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Is that frustrating?" +2
    • Choice 2: "Do what you love." +2 / "Do you still like shogi?" +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "You're imagining things." +2
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up
  • Unlocks the Sky Tower Location if you've never visited it before.
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Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It may all come down to luck." +3 / "That's almost a relief." +2
    • Choice 2: "I believe in you." +3 / "Give it your all." +2
  • Unlocks Narikin, a chance to get double money if you win the battle in one full party turn after an ambush.
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up

Rank 8:

  • Requires rank 5 (erudite) knowledge.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "That won't work." +2
    • After this a sidequest / request for Mementos is unlocked: Upstaging the Stage Mother.
  • Complete the Upstaging the Stage Mother sidequest, then return to Hifumi:
    • Choice 1: "I'm glad her heart changed." +3 / "Maybe..." +2
    • Phone Call (P5R): "I support it."
  • Bonus: Knowledge Up

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Hifumi Togo becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Before the Rank: "Give it all you got." +2
    • Choice 1: "A very queenly decision." +3
    • Choice 2:
      • Romance - "I want to stay by your side."
      • Friendship - "I want to become stronger."
    • Choice 3 (if "I want to stay by your side." selected):
      • Romance - "I want us to date."
      • Friendship - "We'll be friends forever."
    • Phone Call (P5R if not romanced): Any choice +2
    • Phone Call (P5R if romanced): Any choice +2
  • Unlocks Touryou, removing the need to wait before you can escape from battle.

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Togo System, allowing you to switch in and out party members during any party member's turn.
  • Unlocks Lucifer for fusion.
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