Persona 4 Golden: Rise (Lovers) social link choices & unlock guide

Rise Kujikawa is a unique member of the Persona 4 Golden party as she doesn’t join you in battle, but she’s still vitally important. She represents the Lovers arcana, and you’ll want to get to know her through her social link storyline.

Rise is also a romanceable character you can become boyfriend and girlfriend with if you want - appropriately for the Lovers’ arcana. This guide also details how and when you’ll go from a friendship s-link to a romantic relationship.

For more help with the other characters in the game, check out our full P4G Social Link relationship & choices guide


Rise Kujikawa S-Link Guide - Lovers

If you’re planning to get to know the ex-idol in the Rise Kujikawa social link in Persona 4 Golden, this page has you covered. We’ve got every s-link rank and all of the conversation choices to rapidly advance your relationship with Rise - and we’re keeping it as spoiler-free as possible.

Rise is of course a romanceable character in P4G, meaning you can eventually make her your girlfriend if you want - it just requires you to say the right things throughout this social link. We cover that here, too.

In Persona 4 Golden your social links each have a hidden experience-like stat, and when each levels up to the next rank is determined by these points. Saying the right things when hanging out can grant you bonus points, speeding up the process of becoming better friends and saving you a whole lot of in-game time that can then be spent elsewhere, like studying for your Yasogami High school exams.

The points next to each choice in this guide are based on the value you’ll earn with the Persona Arcana bonus - which in Rise’s case, means having a Persona of the Lovers Arcana with you every time you hang out with Rise. If you don’t, you’ll earn slightly less points.

  • You can hang out with Rise Kujikawa on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. She’s not available on rainy days.
  • Rise can be found in the Classroom Building 1F on weekdays, while on holidays and weekends she hangs out in the South Shopping District.

Rank 1:

  • The social link with Rise will begin automatically on July 23, which will be some time after you first encounter the budding superstar as part of the story. That’ll get you rank 1 for free.

Rank 1 > 2:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • But it’s a little embarrassing to show up alone, you know?
    • “Just order takeout.” +3
    • “So you don’t eat out?” +3
    • “Why?” +2

Rank 2 > 3:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • It’ll take time to get back, so let’s walk around quick!
    • “You come here often?” +3
    • “Can’t you shop in Inaba…?” +3
    • “What are you looking for?” +3

Rise learns the Treasure Radar ability to assist the party with once you hit rank 3 in her s-link.

Rank 3 > 4:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Rise is worried...
    • “Grab her hand and run.” +3
    • “Call the police.” +3
  • Rise looks desperate…
    • “Go along with her.” +3
  • I’m sorry… Lying about marrying you and all…
    • “I don’t mind.” +3
    • “It… It was a lie?” +3

Rank 4 > 5:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Senpai, have you ever thought that you’re pushing yourself too far, or that you were just acting…? 
    • “All the time.” +3
    • “Sometimes.” +3
    • “Not really.” +2
  • You’re with me right now because I’m Risette, yeah?
    • “No.” +3
    • “I don’t know.” +3

Rank 5 > 6:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • A fan letter came, you see...
    • Any Answer
  • To think I trusted him… I feel betrayed!
    • Any Answer
  • I gave up on being Risette. I can’t meet her expectations…
    • “She’ll understand.” +3 (Level 5 Understanding required)
    • “Having second thoughts?” +3
  • Doesn’t that sound fun? H-how about it? Haha… ha…
    • “If you’re serious…” +3
    • “Sounds great.” +3

Rise will learn the Enemy Radar skill that’ll help you out in dungeons once your social link hits rank 6.

Rank 6 > 7:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • She was cute, so I figured she would sell.
    • Any Answer
  • You like having such a cute underclassman, right? I’m an ex-idol, after all.
    • “That part doesn’t matter.” +3
    • “I’m happy.” +2
  • Rise looks helpless…
    • “Laugh it off.” +3 (Level 5 Courage required)
    • “Move closer to her.” +3
    • “Cheer her up.” +3

Rank 7 > 8:

This is the rank where you can choose to pursue a romantic relationship with Rise Kujikawa. Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Senpai… I… I don’t know why I’m crying...
    • Any Answer
  • ...You sense this is an important moment. There’s no turning back.
    • “Hold her.” [Romance Relationship Path]
    • “Stand there.” [Friendship Path]

Rank 8 > 9:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • And yet… I felt so angry about it… why do you think that is?
    • “Risette is Rise, too.” +3
    • “You regret leaving.” +3
    • “You’re selfish.” +3

Rank 9 > 10:

This rank is broken into two distinct branches: one for if Rise is your girlfriend based on your choice in rank 7>8, and one if you’re just friends.

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

Romance: If Rise is your girlfriend

  • I’ll ask the man himself! So - where do you hide them?
    • Any Answer

Friendship: if you’re not dating

  • No Choices in this Branch.

When your Rise (Lovers) social link reaches rank 10, you’ll receive a Signed Photo item, which also unlocks the ability to fuse Kanzeon and Ishtar, powerful Persona. Rise also learns the Weakness Scan ability, which can be a lifesaver in dungeons.