Confidants or Cooperations – whatever you call them – are an important aspect of Persona 5 Royal. They have been an important Persona mechanic ever since their introduction in Person 3. Back then, they were named Social Links.
These Confidants are people you meet throughout the year in Persona 5 Royal. And developing a close relationship with them will help you get that complete ending.
You can spend time with them and give gifts to improve their Rank (improve the relationship).
With your Confidant’s rank going up, they provide you with new abilities, unlock new playable missions, and even open up some new cutscenes that are exclusive to Person 5 Royal Confidants.
Spoiler Alert: If you get the rank of female Confidants to a certain level, it unlocks the possibilities of romantic relationships. And let’s just say, that’s a whole new experience.
With a Confidant of each Arcana available in Persona 5 Royal, you’ll have your hands full. And it’ll take you months before you get some decent returns from a Persona 5 Confidant.
So, along with a Person 5 Royal Confidant Guide, we’ll also tell the ones you should pay close attention to.
Heads Up: Persona 5 Royal has exclusive Confidants that weren’t in Persona 5. Unlocking them will bring plenty of not-before-seen gameplay.
Now, let’s get going.
Persona 5 Royal Confidant Guide
There are a total of 25 Confidants in Persona 5 Royal. And the best part about P5R is that you can max out most of them, unlike in the original Persona 5.
Here’s a list of all 23 Person 5 Royal Confidants that tells you their Arcana type, how, when, and where to unlock. Plus, some tips on how to rank them up.
|Arcana||Confidant||How To Unlock||Unlock Time||How To Increase Rank|
|Judgment||Sae||Unlocked through Main Story||Unlocked on 9th July||Rank increases With Main Story progress|
|Magician||Morgana||Unlocked by braking him out of the Kamoshida Palace prison||Unlocked on April 15th||Rank increases With Main Story progress|
|Fool||Igor||Unlocked through Main Story||Unlocked on April 12th||Rank increases With Main Story progress|
|Sun||Yoshida||Unlocked at the Shibuya Station just by the Entrance||Unlocked on 6th May, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Moon||Mishima||Unlocked automatically||Unlocked on 6th May, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Star||Hifumi||Unlocked at Kanda Church by talking||Unlocked on 25th June, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Tower||Shinya||Unlocked at Akihabara Arcade Center||Unlocked on 4th September, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Devil||Ohya||Unlocked at Crossroads, Shinjuku||Unlock on and after 23rd June, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Temperance||Kawakami||Unlocked at Cafe Leblanc through a phone call||Unlocked on 24th May, at Night,||Rank increases by spending time|
|Death||Takemi||Unlocked at Takemi Medical Clinic in Yongen-Jaya||Unlocked on 18th April, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Hanged Man||Iwai||Unlocked at Shibuya Airsoft Shop||Unlocked on 6th May, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Strength||Jailer Twins||Unlocked by meeting in Velvet Room.||Unlock on and after the 18th May||Rank increases by spending time|
|Fortune||Chihaya||Unlocked at Shinjuku Red Light District||Unlocked on 22nd June, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Hermit||Futaba||Unlocked automatically outside Cafe Leblanc||Unlocked on 31st August, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Justice||Akechi||Unlocked automatically outside Cafe Leblanc OR Kichijoji||Unlocked on 10th June||Get to Rank 8 by spending time. (Ranks 9 and 10 are achieved automatically)|
|Chariot||Ryuji||Unlocked automatically outside of Classroom and Shibuya Arcade||Unlocked on 12th April, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Lovers||Ann||Unlocked automatically at the Shibuya Underground Mall||Unlocked on 15th April, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Faith||Kasumi||Unlocked automatically but only communicates through IMs.||Unlocked on 30th May, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Hierophant||Sojiro||Unlocked at Cafe Leblanc||Unlocked on 20th April, at Night||Rank increases by spending time|
|Emperor||Yusuke||Unlocked at the underground street of Shibuya Train Station||Unlocked on 14th June, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Empress||Haru||Unlocked at Shujin Academy Rooftop||Unlocked on 31st October, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Priestess||Makoto||Unlocked at Student Council Room OR Shujin Academy Gate||Unlocked on 25th June, Afternoon||Rank increases by spending time|
|Councilor||Takuto||Unlocked automatically at the Shujin Academy||Unlocked on 13th May, Afternoon||Get to Rank 9 by spending time. (Rank 10 is achieved automatically)|
Learn about All persona 5 characters here.
P5R Confidant Guide – 3 Confidants To Max Out Early!
Which P5R Confidants you focus on is totally up to you and your playing style.
However, there are a few that you should prioritize, solely because they’re time-sensitive and offer great rewards.
Fortune is super easy to max out because of easy availability so you should max it out as quickly as you can.
Not because it offers the best rewards but because it can help boost your relationship with other Confidants. Let’s just say it brings a slice of good fortune.
Time is of the essence in P5R because there is never enough of it. However, maxing out Temperance will give you some extra time. Plus, you have to max it out before it becomes unavailable after mid-November.
Another Confidant that you have to max out before mid-November or you’ll miss out. Plus, it makes dungeon exploring easier thanks to Shadow Negotiation.
We hope this Persona 5 Royal Confidant guide proves to be of some help to you. And you get to try out the P5R exclusive Romance scenarios.
We tell you, there’s some humorous content in there.