ByRob Harris, writer at Creators.co
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Rob Harris

Persona 5 rewards cooperation with known confidants, a system previously referred to as Social Link in Persona 3 and 4. Hanging out with characters and getting to know them better is the only way to rank up your level in each arcana type, which in turn bestows buffs during combat and grants access to new abilities.

In this Persona 5 we'll show you how to max out your confidant rank with every character in the game.

'Persona 5' Confidants & Cooperations Guide: General Tips & Tricks

  • As with previous Persona games, social interactions are best initiated with a persona of the same arcana type equipped. This will ensure you're given bonus affinity points with the confidant in question, though note that this does not apply to Fool, Magician, Strength, Moon, Sun, Justice and Judgment arcana links.
  • Praying at the Meiji Jingumae Shrine (unlocked at 8/6) can boost your confidant relationship even when the character isn't available to hang out with. Bear in mind that this costs money and time.
  • While exploring you can always hit R1 to bring up the prefectures map. Pressing square on any location will show you if cooperations are available there.
  • Some confidant events require you to have a certain ranking in Bravery, Knowledge or other traits.

'Persona 5' Confidants Guide: How To Reach Max Level In Every Arcana

Below you'll find each arcana type and their associated character, the date their confidant rank will unlock and the location they can be found.

The Fool - Igor

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Igor
  • Location: Story Progression

The Fool social link progresses automatically throughout the story. Any choice you make will lead to the same outcome.

The Magician - Morgana

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Morgana
  • Location: Story Progression

The Magician social link progresses automatically throughout the story. Any choice you make will lead to the same outcome.

The Priestess - Makoto

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Makoto Nijima
  • Date & Time: 6/25 Afternoon
  • Location: In front of the Student Council Office / Outside of School

Full Priestess Confidant Guide: Best Way To Rank Up With Makoto

The Empress - Haru

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Haru Okumura
  • Date & Time: 10/31 Afternoon
  • Location: School Rooftop

Full Empress Confidant Guide: Best Way To Rank Up With Haru

The Emperor - Kitagawa

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[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Kitagawa Yusuke
  • Date & Time: 6/14 Afternoon
  • Location: Underground Street (Shibuya)

Full Emperor Confidant Guide: Best Way To Rank Up With Yusuke

The Hierophant - Sojiro

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[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Sojiro Sakura
  • Date & Time: 4/20 Afternoon
  • Location: Le Blanc

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The Lovers - Ann

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[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Ann Takamaki
  • Date & Time: 4/15 Afternoon
  • Location: Underground Mall (Shibuya) / Classroom

Full Lovers Confidant Guide: Best Way To Rank Up & Romance With Ann

The Chariot - Ryuji

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[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Ryuji Sakamoto
  • Date & Time: 4/12 Afternoon
  • Location: Outside your classroom / Shibuya Arcade

Full Chariot Confidant Guide: Best Way To Rank Up With Ryuji

The Justice - Goro

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[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Goro Akechi
  • Date & Time: 6/10
  • Location: Story Progression

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The Hermit - Futaba

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Futaba Sakura
  • Date & Time: 8/31 Afternoon
  • Location: Outside Le Blanc

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The Fortune - Chihaya

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Chihaya Mifune
  • Date & Time: 6/22 Night
  • Location: Shinjuku Street

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The Strength - Caroline & Justine

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Caroline & Justine
  • Date & Time: 5/18
  • Location: Velvet Room

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The Hanged Man - Munehisa

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Munehisa Iwai
  • Date & Time: 5/6 Night
  • Location: Military Shop

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The Death - Tae

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Tae Takemi
  • Date & Time: 4/15 Afternoon
  • Location: Yongenjaya Clinic

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The Temperance - Sadayo

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Sadayo Kawakami
  • Date & Time: 5/24 Night
  • Location: Call her with the phone in Le Blanc

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The Devil - Oya

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[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Oya Ichiko
  • Date & Time: 6/18 Night
  • Location: Newcomer Bar (Shinjuku)

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The Tower - Shinya

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Shinya Oda
  • Date & Time: 9/4 Afternoon
  • Location: Story Progression

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The Star - Hifumi

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Hifumi Togo
  • Date & Time: 6/25 Afternoon
  • Location: Kanda Church

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The Moon - Yuki

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Yuki Mishima
  • Date & Time: 5/6 Night
  • Location: Central District (Shibuya) / Shinjuku Street

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The Sun - Toranosuke

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Toranosuke Yoshida
  • Date & Time: 5/6 Night
  • Location: In front of Shibuya Station

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The Judgment - Sae

[Credit: Atlus]
[Credit: Atlus]
  • Character: Sae Nijima
  • Date & Time: 7/9
  • Location: Story Progression

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