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Persona 5 Royal: Kasumi (Faith) confidant choices & unlock guide

There's a lot of new stuff in Persona 5 Royal, but probably the most important is new confidant Kasumi Yoshizawa. Kasumi is a new party member, too, and holds the new arcana of The Faith. She's also a romanceable character. All of these things combine to mean you're probably going to want to advance her confidant cooperation relationship and rank it up nice and quickly.

This guide will help you with that. Time management is an important part of Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, and so this guide will help P5R players to spend as little time ranking up their relationship with Kasumi so that they have more free time to see other things. This will also mean you can pursue a romantic relationship sooner if you want. Kasumi's confidant relationship has some time limits and barriers associated with it, too - so this page will help you to make sure you're ahead of the game there and avoid getting locked out of further progress. 

We've given every character in P5 and P5R the same in-depth treatment, including the other new character the councillor Maruki - so if you want to do this for every confidant, check out our full Persona 5 & Royal Confidant guide. It's very detailed!

Kasumi Yoshizawa Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide - The Faith

Below, you'll find listed every confidant rank and every conversation choice that has a material impact on your relationship with Kasumi in Persona 5 Royal, presented in as spoiler-free a manner as we can manage while keeping the guide useful.

Any conversation choices not listed have no effect, and the numbers next to each answer indicate how many points are added to the hidden value that determines when each confidant cooperation levels up to the next rank. The numbers shown are the increases when you hang out with Kasumi when you have a Persona of her matching Arcana - The Faith - in Joker's possession; the values will be slightly less if you don't have a Faith persona in your inventory. 

A final note: you must complete Rank 4 before 12/22 to continue with the confidant. Once you reach Rank 5, you can't go beyond Rank 5 until after 12/22.  Beyond that she's not linked to the Persona 5 Royal true ending or anything like that, so you can enjoy her relationship at a more leisurely pace.

  • You can find Kasumi Yoshizawa at lunchtime in school time and after school. She hangs out in Kichijoji.
    • In June, and September, October and November she's available only on Wednesday.
    • July, August, and December, she will also occasionally be available on Thursday and Sunday. 
  • If you want to give Kasumi a gift, some good initial ideas are a Designer Perfume, Crimson Lipstick, and the Mini Cactus. More present options are listed in our full Persona 5 Royal Gift Guide.

Rank 1:

  • Through story progression, your chance to meet Kasumi will happen on the field trip that takes place on 5/30.
  • Unlocks +5 HP.

Rank 2:

Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:

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  • Choice 1:
    • Option 1 ("We’re just getting started.") +2
    • Option 3 ("I’m so done with this.") +2
  • Choice 2: Option 1 ("Next time, then.") +2
  • Bonus Phone Call: Option 1 ("Impressive.") +2

Unlocks +5 HP. Unlocks Tumbling - you might be able to escape a Pinch Encounter in Palaces, or even turn it into a Chance Encounter

Rank 3:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Choice 1: Option 1 ("Making Bento?") +3
  • Choice 2: Option 1 ("I’m touched!") +2 / Option 2 ("It looks delicious.") +2
  • Choice 3: Option 1 ("Is that all for you?") +3 / Option 2 ("That seems a little much.") +2
  • Choice 4: Option 2 ("It’s definitely unique.") +2
  • Choice 8: Option 1 ("You could try again sometime?") +3 / Option 2 ("It happens.") +2 / Option 3 ("Just keep at it.") +3

Unlocks +5 HP.

Rank 4

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Choice 1: Option 2 ("You're looking to buy?") +2
  • Choice 2: Option 1 ("A pretty modern look.") +3
  • Choice 4: Option 1 ("Of course.") +2
  • Choice 6: Option 1 ("Good choice.") +2
  • Choice 8: Option 1 ("Everyone deals with that.") +2
  • Bonus Phone Call: Option 1 ("I’m glad to hear that.") +2

Unlocks Chaines Hook, a new skill that lets you use a grappling hook to engage a Chance Encounter/Surprise Attack from long range.

Rank 5:

Reminder: you must complete Rank 4 to reach Rank 5 before 12/22 to continue. Once you reach Rank 5, you can't go beyond Rank 5 until after 12/22.  

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

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  • Choice 1: Option 1 ("It’s a surprise, yeah.") +2
  • Choice 3:
    • Option 2 ("Go ahead. I’ll watch.") +3
    • Option 1 ("It is a good idea.") +2
  • Choice 5:
    • Option 2 ("I saw!") +3
    • Option 1 ("Congratulations.") +3
    • Option 3 ("How’s that feel?") +2
  • Choice 6: 
    • Option 1 ("That’s important.") +3
    • Option 2 Don’t forget how that feels.") +2
  • Bonus Phone Call: 
    • Option 1 ("Swimming") +3
    • Option 3: ("Gymnastics.") +3
    • Option 2 ("Running.") +2

Unlocks +5 HP.

Rank 6:

The conversation that leads to rank 6 is locked until 01/13, and if you haven't reached Rank 5 before then, you will be locked out of it forever. 

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • None of these Nine(!) choices have an effect, but...
  • Bonus Phone Call: 
    • Option 2 ("You have to face it.") +2
    • Option 3 ("So what if it is?") +2

This Rank unlocks:

  • Unlocks +5 HP.
  • Unlocks the Follow Up ability, giving Kasumi the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up.
  • Unlocks the FitnessTalk ability, giving Kasumi the chance to step to rescue any failed demon negotiation.

Rank 7:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Choice 3: Option 1 ("You okay?") +2
  • Choice 4: Option 1 ("That isn’t true.") +3
  • Choice 6:
    • Option 1 ("Of course.") +3
    • Option 3 ("Another love confession?") +3
    • Option 2 ("I could watch you forever.") +2
  • Bonus phone call: Option 3 (“I love a good challenge.”) +2

Unlocks +5 HP. Unlocks the Harisen Recovery ability, which gives Kasumi the chance to step in and heal status ailments on party members when she's in the party.

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Rank 8

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Choice 1: Option 1 ("Walk up to Sumire") +3
  • Choice 3:
    • Option 2 (“I’m here for you.”) +3
    • Option 1 (“Try to stay positive.”) +2
    • Option 3 (“It’ll all work out.”) +2
  • Choice 6: Option 3 ("I'm in love.") +3
  • Choice 9:
    • Option 2 ("Sounds like progress.") +3
    • Option 1 ("That’s how it should be.") +2
  • Bonus Phone Call: Option 2 ("The resale shop.") +2 / Option 3 ("Online.") +2

Unlocks +5 HP. Unlocks the Endure ability, giving Kasumi the chance to withstand a blow in a battle that would usually kill.

Rank 9:

This is the point when a romance with Kasumi Yoshizawa becomes available.

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Choice 2: Both options give +2 ("It's no problem." OR "We'll call it holiday hours.")
  • Choice 3: Both options give +2 ("Definitely.' OR "Of course.")
  • Choice 4: Option 1 ("Of course I do.") +2
  • Choice 5: All options give +3
  • Choice 6: Option 3 ("Go ahead.") +2
  • Choice 8:
    • Romance: OPTION 2 ("I love you too.")
    • Friendship: OPTION 1 ("Let’s stay friends, okay?")

At this point, the final choices of this cooperation splits depending on if you pursued a relationship or simply a friendship.

Relationship Path:

  • Choice 9: Both options give +2
  • Choice 10: All options give +3
  • Bonus Phone Call: Option 1 +2

Friendship Path:

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  • Choice 9: Option 1 (“Show me your best.”) +2
  • Bonus Phone Call:
    • Option 1 ("I’m glad to hear that.") +2
    • Option 3 ("I’ll always have your back.") +2

Regardless of path, rank up unlocks +5 HP. Unlocks the Protect ability, giving Kasumi the ability to shield Joker from an attack that would kill him.

Rank 10:

Impactful conversation choices for this rank:

  • Relationship Branch:
    • Choice 5: All options give +3
    • Bonus Phone Call: All options give +2
  • Friendship Branch
    • Choice 4:
      • Option 1 ("You did all the work.") +3
      • Option 2 ("We’re not done yet.") +3

Whichever path you're on, rank up unlocks +5 HP. Unlocks Second Awakening, evolving the Persona to its final form.

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