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Persona 4 Golden Quests guide: complete quest walkthroughs and rewards

Like any good RPG - and trust us, this is a good one indeed - Persona 4 Golden has a whole lot of side quests with unique rewards. On this page, we list every quest - and even have a short walkthrough for each one.

That makes this a long page, as there are 69 side quests in P4G (nice). The side quests provide a range of rewards - many give useful battle items, while some give money, raise your social stats and unlock new weapons and books. A handful also unlock new costumes for characters, too.

Side quests are great to complete in Persona 4, as generally speaking they don't use up your valuable limited in-game days - they're free ways to make some gains in some way or another. Some of the rewards are genuinely pretty sweet, too, though the solutions for the quests - many of which are simple dungeon loot fetch quests - can be a little esoteric - which is what our mini walkthroughs are here to help with.

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Persona 4 Golden Quests guide: side quest walkthroughs for every mission

Side Quests in Persona 4 Golden take on different forms, but there's generally a few different templates. Some will ask you to grab an item from inside a dungeon, either from a chest as a drop from a specific enemy.

Others will ask you quiz questions (a bit like with the Persona 4 Golden school answers), or get you to puzzle something out around the combat-free overworld of Inaba. Some quests will require access to the Okina City and Shichiri Beach areas, optionally unlocked through bike riding once you get a scooter.

Most quests don't have time limits, but a few do have strict cut-off points. We make clear which below. Some quests also lead into others directly, meaning there's a strict order of progression - again, that's listed below. 

Anyway, let's get to the quests and walkthroughs:

  • Quest 1 - Who's the Riddle Master?! (Funky Student Riddle 1)
    • Date: Available from 4/18 
    • Location: Recieve from 'Funky Student' at the Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: 3x Chest Keys
    • Solution: Quiz questions. Answer 1 is "Group A", Answer 2 is "Top 6 Flag Colors".
  • Quest 2 - The Girl on the Rooftop
    • Date: Available from 4/25 
    • Location: Male Student in Classroom 2-2, Yasogami High
    • Reward: 1x Goho-m
    • Solution:  Go to the school rooftop and speak to the girl; choose the second option. Do this three times. The girl won't be there on rainy days.
  • Quest 3 - Acquire Mori Ranmaru Shochu
    • Date: Available from 5/1
    • Location: Man at the Samegawa Flood Plain
    • Reward: 4000 Yen
    • Solution: An item found inside the Twisted Shoping District inside the TV; search the table in the middle of the room.
  • Quest 4 - Acquire an Angel Statue
    • Date: From 5/2
    • Location: Classroom 2/2 from a Female Student 
    • Reward: 3x Chest Key
    • Solution: The item you need is dropped by the Avenger Knight enemy in Yukiko's Castle, common around floor 7.
  • Quest 5 - Acquire a Demon Statue
    • Date: 5/2​
    • ​Location: Shady Student in the Classroom Building 2F
    • Reward: 3x Dokudami Tea
    • Solution: This item drops from the Magical Magus enemies in the Yukiko's Castle dungeon, around floor 7.
  • Quest 6 - Acquire a Ritz Wire
    • Date: 5/2
    • Location: A Boy in Practice Building 1F
    • Reward: 1x Olympic Tape
    • Solution: Required item is a drop from Heat Balance in Yukiko's Castle dungeon, around floor 7.
  • Quest 7 - 15 - Hermit Social Link Quests
    • Date: Quest 7 from 5/6, each other quest in order after the previous is completed
    • Location: The Shrine
    • Reward: Hermit S-link Rank Up
    • Solution: Quests 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are all ones you complete as part of the Hermit social link. We've got a separate guide with the solutions to each Fox quest for the Hermit s-link, so check that out.
  • Quest 16 - Desk Refurbishing
    • Date: 5/18 onwards
    • Location: From a student in Practice Building 2F at school 
    • Reward: 5x Royal Jelly
    • Solution: Get a Fitting Board, which is a drop from the Laughing Table enemies on Yukiko's Castle level 6 & 7.
  • Quest 17 - Extracurriciular Activities
    • Date: 5/18 
    • Location: Ms. Sofue, Classroom Building 2F
    • Reward: 2x Pulsating Stone
    • Solution: You need a Suspicious Pole. Get this from the Trance Twins enemy found around Yukiko's Castle 4F.
  • Quest 18 - Book Exchange
    • Date: 5/23 on
    • Location: Avid Reader NPC in the South Shopping District
    • Reward: The Gentle Way book
    • Solution: Hand over a Peach Seed, commonly found in unlocked chests in any dungeon.
  • Quest 19 - Tissue Distribution Agent
    • Date: 6/11
    • Prerequisites: Scooter and access to Okina required
    • Location: Male NPC in front of the Theatre at Okina City
    • Reward: 5000 Yen
    • Solution: The quest giver wants you to give out his tissues to everyone in the immediate area. Do this and return to him.
  • Quest 20 - Please Feed the Cat
    • Date: 6/3
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 18
    • Location: From the Avid Reader in the South Shopping District Again
    • Reward: The Punk Way Book
    • Solution: Feed the cat on the Samegawa Flood Plain
  • Quest 21 - Feed the Cat
    • Date: 6/3, after Quest 20 is complete
    • Location: Samegawa Flood Plain, the cat
    • Reward: 1x Heal Jelly
    • Solution: Feed the Cat.
  • Quest 22 - Cat Needs Food Badly
    • Date: 6/3, after Quest 21 is complete
    • Location: Samegawa Flood Plain, the cat
    • Reward: 1x Soma
    • Solution: Feed the cat 7 times.
  • Quest 23 - Acquire an Old Key
    • Date: 6/5
    • Location: Old Woman NPC on the Samegawa Flood Plain
    • Reward: Knowledge & Courage stats raised
    • Solution: The item you need is dropped by the Bribed Fuzz enemy in the first 2 floors of the Steamy Bathhouse dungeon.
  • Quest 24 - Acquire Coal
    • Date: 6/5
    • Location: Northern Shopping District, from an old man 
    • Reward: 15,000 Yen
    • Solution: Item required is dropped by the Selfish Basalt enemy around the Steamy Bathhouse dungeon 6F.
  • Quest 25 - 100% Inaba-Grown Cabbage
    • Date: 6/7
    • Prerequisites: you must have started Gardening
    • Location:  Fussy Housewife in Junes
    • Reward: Sharp Shovel (Protagonist Weapon)
    • Solution: Buy Cabbage Seedlings and then grow them in your garden. Do this as many times as needed to get 3 Cabbages, then hand them over to get the Sharp Shovel.
      • As well as being a weapon for the protagonist, you can use the Sharp Shovel elsewhere. Go to the Samegawa Flood Plain Riverbank at night, talk to the dog there and then use the shovel to dig - you'll get the Bone, a weapon for Yosuke.
  • Quest 26 - Acquire a Crooked Cross
    • Date: 6/7
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 4
    • Location: Timid Female Student in Classroom 2-2
    • Reward: 3x Ointment
    • Solution: The item you need drops from the Tranquil Idol enemy - around Steamy Bathhouse 7F.
  • Quest 27 - Acquire a Charmed Veil
    • Date: 7/12
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 26
    • Location: Classroom 2-2, from the same female student 
    • Reward: 5x Chest Key
    • Solution: This item drops from the Liberatring Idol enemy in the Marukyu Striptease dungeon, between floors 5 and 10.
  • Quest 28 - Desk Refurbishing Part 2
    • Date: 6/8
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 16
    • Location: Student in the Practice Building 2F 
    • Reward: 2x Snuff Soul;
    • Solution: The Reflecting Board item you need drops from the Crying Table found around the 10th floor of the Steamy Bathhouse dungeon.
  • Quest 29 - Acquire a Horn
    • Date: From 6/9 on
    • Location: From a woman in the South Shopping District
    • Reward: 18,000 Yen
    • Solution: The item you want drops from the Grave Beetle, around the 10th floor of the Steamy Bathhouse.
  • Quest 30 - Please Find My Younger Twin
    • Date: 6/9
    • Cut-off: Must be completed by 11/17
    • Location: A gir4l in the South Shopping District
    • Reward: 5x Goho-m
    • Solution: Find the girl's twin. She's in the Samegawa Flood Plain, at the Gazebo.
  • Quest 31 - The Cleaning Club's Passion
    • Date: 6/11
    • Location: Male Student in Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: Bamboo Broom (Protagonist Weapon)
    • Solution: First, go to the Practice Building 2F and find the Artisan Apprentice NPC. Chat about the Cleaning Mop. He will trade one of these for a Lai Katana weapon. You will also need the Cleaning Uniform. How to get both:
      • The Lai Katana unlocks at the main weapon shop after you sell 6 Golden Cloth materials; you can get these from Phantom Mage enemies in Yukiko's Castle, around Floor 6 and 7.
      • To get the Cleaning Uniform, travel to Okina City on your scooter. The Cleaning Uniform is one of the Persona 4 character costumes you can buy, for 14,800 Yen.
  • Quest 32 - Acquire Inaba Trout
    • Date: 6/14
    • Location: Daidara in the Weapon Store
    • Reward: Inaba Trout (Yosuke Weapon)
    • Solution: Catch this fish in the fishing mini-game, or buy it from the shopping TV channel on 6/5.
  • Quest 33 - Acquire a Silver Lump
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 6/30
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 6
    • Location: Practice Building 1F from a Male Student
    • Reward: 2x Uplifting Radio
    • Solution: This item is a drop from the Silver Dice enemies found on floors 8, 9 and 10 of the Marukyu Striptease dungeon.
  • Quest 34 - Acquire Hard Boots
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 7/3
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 20
    • Location: Avid Reader NPC in the Shopping District South, once again 
    • Reward: Guide to Pests book, 5000 Yen
    • Solution: To get the Hard Boots, sell the weapon store 5 Thick Hide materials to unlock the boots, then buy them. The Thick Hide drops from the Dancing Hand enemies in the Steamy Bathhouse floors 7 and 8.
  • Quest 35 - Carbon Copy
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 7/13
    • Cut-off: Complete before 11/17
    • Location: A young girl at the Samegawa Flood Plain Riverbank 
    • Reward: 3x Value Medicines
    • Solution: Get a Flower Brooch, which drops from the Soul Dancer on the first few floors of Marukyu Striptease
  • Quest 36 - Carbon Copy Part 2
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 8/22
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Side Quest 35
    • Cut-off: Complete before 11/17
    • Location: A young girl at the Samegawa Flood Plain Riverbank 
    • Reward: 3x Macca Leaf
    • Solution: The same girl as before now wants a Leaf Pochette. This drops from the Blind Cupid enemy found in the Void Quest dungeon - try floors 3 and 4. 
  • Quest 37 - Pining for Stylish Formalwear
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 7/16
    • Location: From a woman found in Okina City, accessed via the Scooter.
    • Reward: 3x Royal Jelly
    • Solution: You need the Gentleman's Tux armor, which is found in a golden (locked) chest in the Yukiko's Castle dungeon.
  • Quest 38 - Harvest Two Types of Corn
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 7/25
    • Location: From Daidara in the weapon shop
    • Reward: Grilled Corn (Yosuke Weapon)
    • Solution: The quest name is pretty clear - buy Barrier Corn seedlings, and then plant and harvest them in your garden.
  • Quest 39 - Acquire an Eternal Lamo
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 8/22
    • Location:  Samegawa Flood Plain, from an old man
    • Reward: 30,000 Yen
    • Solution: The item you need is a drop from the Amenti Raven enemy, in the Void Quest dungeon - try floor 4.
  • Quest 40 - Acquire some Fashionable Dishes
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 8/9
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 34
    • Location: Avid Reader NPC in the South Shopping District 
    • Reward: Riddlemaina book & 10,000 Yen
    • Solution: You'll need the Fashionable Dishes item; this drops from the Sky Balance enemies in Marukyu Striptease around floor 10. These are materials, not key items, meaning if you're not careful you can sell them to the weapon store and then thus have to go and farm more.
  • Quest 41 - What was that in the Movie?
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 9/2
    • Location: Okina City, a girl in front of the theatre  
    • Reward: -
    • Solution: After getting the quest, go back to your school and to the Classroom Building 2F. Talk to your history teacher and ask about the movie - then relay that information back to the questgiver.
  • Quest 42 - Riddle Senpai Returns! (Funky Student Riddle 2)
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 9/2
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 1
    • Location: Funky Student in the Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: 1x Snuff Soul
    • Solution: Questions again - the answers are "Group A", then "Human Motion", then "Group B" and finally "Indefinite Articles". 
  • Quest 43 - Experiments in Telepathy
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 9/5
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 30
    • Cut-off: Complete before 11/17
    • Location: A girl in the Southern Shopping District.  
    • Reward: 5x Dokudami Tea
    • Solution: Go back to the other twin at the Flood Plain and then report back.
  • Quest 44 - Extracurricular Activities Part 2
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 9/20
    • Prerequisites: Must have completed Quest 17
    • Location:  Ms. Soufe in the Classroom Building 2F
    • Reward: 2x Mysterious Scarab
    • Solution: You need to get the Culurium item; get it as a drop from the Steel Machine enemy found on level 10 of the Void Quest dungeon.
  • Quest 45 - A Test of Literary Memory
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 9/26
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 40
    • Location: Once again the Avid Reader NPC in the South Shopping District 
    • Reward: Who Am I? book
    • Solution: Another quiz. The anwers are "Judo medalists' names", "How one should live as a punk", "2 pages per test" and finally "Me". 
  • Quest 46 - Desk Refurbishing Part 3
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 9/28
    • Prerequisites: Clear Quest 28
    • Location: The same desk-obsessed student in the Practice Building 2F 
    • Reward: 1x Bead
    • Solution: You now need 3x Proof of Passion items; they drop from the Furious Gigas enemies in level B4 of the Secret Lab.
  • Quest 47 - Find me something to Wear
    • ​​​​​​​Date: 10-12
    • Prerequisites: Access to Okina City
    • Location: A woman in Okina
    • Reward: Disco Fan (Yukiko Weapon)
    • Solution: You need the Invincible Mini armor from the weapon shop. To unlock it, sell 8 Power Rocks materials to the weapon store to unlock the Invincible Mini for purchase.
      • To get the Power Rocks, go to the Secret Lab - floors 4-7 have the Power Castle enemies that drop them.
      • Note: Quest 51 requires Fine Coal from the same enemy. These cannot be done at the same time. If Quest 51 is accepted, the item for Quest 47 will not drop.
  • Quest 4​​​​​​​8 - Acquire a Crystal Ball
    • Date: 10/8
    • Location: Ms. Nakayama in the Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: 35,000 Yen
    • Solution: The item you require drops from the Constancy Relic enemy in the Secret Lab's first few floors.
  • Quest 4​​​​​​​9 - Acquire a Training Shell
    • Date: 10/8
    • Location:  The Principal, Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: Understanding and Diligence stats raised
    • Solution: The item you need drops from the Wicked Turret enemies, commonly found on levels B7 and B8 of the Secret Lab
  • Quest 50 - Acquire a High-Speed Gear
    • Date: 10/8
    • Location: Classroom Building 1F, from a female student
    • Reward: 3x Physical Mirror
    • Solution: Required item drops from, the Mach Wheel enemy - try the Secret Lab B5 and B6. 
  • Quest 51 - Acquire Fine Coal
    • Date: 10/9
    • Prerequisites: Cleared Quest 24
    • Location: North Shopping District, from an old man
    • Reward: 40,000 Yen
    • Solution: Item drops from the Power Castle enemy found in the Secret Lab between Level 4 and 8.
      • Note: Quest 47 requires Power Rocks from the same enemy. These cannot be done at the same time. If Quest 51 is accepted, the item for Quest 47 will not drop.
  • Quest 52 - A Twin's Independence 
    • Date: 10/9
    • Prerequisites: Quest 28 Completed
    • Cut-off: Clear before 11/17
    • Location: Samegawa Riverbank, with the twins again 
    • Reward: Chain Bead
    • Solution: The twin wants a Branch Headband item; this drops from the Elegant Mother enemy in the Secret Lab's B8.
  • Quest 53 - Experiments in Telepathy Part 2
    • Date: 10/31
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 52
    • Location: Samegawa Riverbank with the twin again 
    • Reward: 3x Super Sonic
    • Solution: Head to the shopping district to speak to the other twin, then back to the questgiver twin, then back to the shopping district twin once more.
  • Quest 54 - Find My Pet
    • Date: 11/1
    • Location:  From a Woman in Okina City, reached oin the scooter
    • Reward: Haikara Shirt (Armor)
    • Solution: The woman's dog, Mika-chan, is missing. This quest has a multi-part solution:
      • First, go to the Northern side of the Shopping District in Inaba. The dog is in front of Souzai Daigaku - but first go to the store and buy 3 Steak Skewers. 
      • With your 3 Steak Skewers in hand, talk to the dog. Select "Mika-chan", then feed it the Skewer.
      • Keep coming back daily to feed the Skewers until the dog returns home.
  • Quest 55 - Revenge of Riddle Senpai! (Funky Student Riddle 3)
    • Date: 11/12
    • Prerequisites: Cleared Quest 47
    • Location: Funky Student in Classroom Building 3F 
    • Reward: 1x Chewing Soul
    • Solution: Another quiz. Answer "Group B", "The way they're drawn", "Promethium" and finally "Need". 
  • Quest 56 - The Girl on the Rooftop Part 2
    • Date: 11/22
    • Prerequisites: Quest 1 Cleared
    • Location: Classroom 2-2 from a male student
    • Reward: 1x Mokoi Doll
    • Solution: The student needs an Animal Guide item, dropped from the Prime Magus enemy in the first few floors of the Heaven dungeon.
  • Quest 57 - Desk Refurbishing Part 4
    • Date: 11/22
    • Prerequisites: Quest 46 Cleared
    • Location: Practice Building 2F, back with the desk student who treats you like their own personal IKEA
    • Reward: 3x Fire Signal
    • Solution: This time, she needs Classy Lumber. This is a loot drop from the Angry Table, found between floors 5 and 7 of the Heaven dungeon.
  • Quest 58 - Acquire an Old Ore
    • Date: 11/22
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 33
    • Location:  Boy in the Practice Building 1F
    • Reward: 1x Spirit Radio
    • Solution: The item you want is a drop from the Revelation Pesce enemy - found in Heaven 7F and 8F.
  • Quest 59 - Acquire a Modest Lamp
    • Date: 11/22
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 39
    • Location: Old man at the Samegawa Flood Plain
    • Reward: 45,000 Yen
    • Solution: The item you're after is a drop from defeated Phantom Lord enemies. Find them in the Heaven dungeon, floors 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Quest 60 - Acquire Samegawa's Guardian
    • Date: 1/10
    • Location: Daidara in the weapon store
    • Reward: Guardian (Kanji Weapon)
    • Solution: The Samegawa's Guardian is a fish. It can be caught on rainy days, in December, on snowy days or ar night in January.
      • So if you haven't caught one before this quest pops and held onto it, you'll need one now. To catch it, get an Inaba Jewel Beetle bait from the bug-catching mini-game and get to fishing. It may take quite a few attempts for it to appear.
  • Quest 61 - Find My Pet Part 2
    • Date: 1/10
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 54
    • Location:  From the same woman in Okina City as the previous pet-finding quest
    • Reward: Haikara Shirt
    • Solution: This time, there's a cat at the Samegawa Riverbank. You'll need to feed it a fish every day, daily, for five days. It has to be a different fish each day, too.
  • Quest 62 - Extracurricular Activities Part 3
    • Date: 1/10
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 44
    • Location:  From Ms. Sofue in the Classroom Building 2F
    • Reward: 1x Silver Tray
    • Solution: You need an Orichalcum. This drops from the Solemn Machine enemy - found in the Magatsu Mandala dungeon's 6th floor.
  • Quest 63 - Acquire Golden Chains
    • Date: 1/10
    • Prerequisites: Clear Quest 48
    • Location: From Ms. Nakayama in the Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: 65,000 Yen
    • Solution: Grab the Golden Chains you need - 3 of them - from the Minotaur II enemy found on the 6th floor of Magatsu Mandala. 
  • Quest 64 - The Riddle Senpai's Encore! (Funky Student Riddle 4)
    • Date: 1/10
    • Prerequisites: Complete Quest 55
    • Location:  From Funky Student, Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: 3x Soul Food
    • Solution: Another quiz, with only one answer: Uruguay.
  • Quest 65 - Kashiwagi's Special Lession
    • Date: 1/16
    • Location: from Ms. Kashiwagi, Classroom Building 1F
    • Reward: Coronet Armor (for Naoto)
    • Solution: A little pop quiz. Pick the "Deoxyribonucleric Acid" and "Rabbit". 
  • Quest 66 - Show Me Some Cute Slippers
    • Date: 1/17
    • Prerequisites: Cleared Quest 65
    • Location: Another from Ms. Kashiwagi, Classroom Building 1F
    • Reward: Fighter Armor (for Chie)
    • Solution: A multi-part quest that involves a bit of item farming and trading:
      • First, get 8 Bloody Hides from the Jotun of Blood enemies on Level 8 of Heaven. 
      • Sell these materials to unlock the Vidar's Boots in the weapon store. 
      • With Vidar's Boots, talk to the Artisan Apprentice NPC in the Practice Building 2F. Trade them for the Animal Slippers.
      • Take the slippers back to Kashiwagi.
  • Quest 67 - Dazzle Me With Animal Paw Gloves
    • Date: 1/18
    • Prerequisites: Cleared Quest 66
    • Location:  Another from Ms. Kashiwagi in the Classroom Building 1F
    • Reward: Magical Armor (for Yukiko) and Animal Paw (Teddie weapon)
    • Solution: You need several items for this quest:
      • 8 Magatsu Xandrite - these drop rarely when the Gold Hand enemies are defeated in dungeons. They're more common in later dungeons, if you need to farm.
      • 1 Mondo Stone - to get this, talk to a lady in white who appears most (but not all) nights in the Northern part of the Shopping District, near the Shrine entrance. You'll need to trade her a Samegawa Guardian, which is a rare fish you hopefully caught through a few earlier quests.
      • Take these to the Shiroku Pub (the weapon shop at night) to get the Animal Paw Weapon for Teddie. Show it to Kashiwagi for a reward.
  • Quest 68 - Kashiwagi's Special Lesson Part 2
    • Date: 1/18
    • Prerequisites: Quest 67 Completed
    • Location: Ms. Kashiwagi, Classroom Building 1F 
    • Reward: School Swimsuit Costume
    • Solution: Another pop quiz - the answers are "Raster", "Latin" and finally "Rome". 
  • Quest 69 - A Student Should Study
    • Date: 1/23
    • Location: The Principal, Classroom Building 3F
    • Reward: Victory Fan (Yukiko Weapon)
    • Solution: Another quiz - the answers are "Wind", "Upper, middle and lower", "7" and "Mameluke"
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