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    Version: 3.0 | Updated: 08/02/17 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    INTRO

    The following is a non-spoiler walkthrough for Persona 5 with the express purposes of achieving the following on a ‘New Game' playthrough of the game:

    • Max every Confidant
    • Max all social attributes
    • Complete every Mementos mission
    • Earn most trophies

    In other words, this is a day-to-day schedule on how to spend your in-game time most efficiently.

    PURPOSES AND NON-PURPOSES

    Again, the guide is expressly for achieving the five bullet items above. What the guide is not for is advice for the navigating the game's dungeons, how to most effectively battle, boss strategy, etc. This guide is written on the premise that because the game is upwards of 100 hours long, it is reasonable for the player to seek a walkthrough that will allow them to see the entirety of every Confidant in the game in one run without having to devote a second playthrough or resorting to looking them up online.

    DIFFICULTY

    Persona 5 has five difficulty options: Safety, Easy, Normal, Hard, and Merciless. Merciless is available through a piece of free DLC on PSN. The player may change the difficulty in the system menu at any time during the game, unless the Safety option is chosen. If the player chooses Safety at any point in the game – at the very beginning or by later picking Safe in the system menu – then the difficulty cannot be changed again during that playthrough. The difficulty cannot be customized in New Game or in ‘New Game+' like it could in Persona 4 Golden.

    For the purposes of this kind of playthrough, I do recommend that the player does not choose anything higher than Normal. I understand this may not be acceptable to experienced players, and feel free to choose whatever difficulty you want and change it later if you so choose.

    IMPORTANT: Playing on this schedule may be difficult to Persona newcomers because it asks you to finish dungeons in as few trips as possible to maximize your in-game time. Understand this challenge and choose a difficulty appropriate to you.

    Additionally, the reasons I recommend lower difficulties is because this kind of playthrough does not leave the player many opportunities to grind and have their level high for upcoming challenges and it is very taxing on your yen income. A common criticism shared of Persona 5's players is that items in the game are too expensive and not enough yen is earned through regular means. In Safety mode, the player's yen income is increased for winning battles and this problem becomes a nonissue.

    The activities required in this guide, as well as the potential frequent use of the Persona Compendium, makes this a very expensive playthrough. If you're on a higher difficulty and follow the activities to a T, you may find yourself short of funds to purchase luxuries such as new gear and consumables. Likewise, because your afternoon time is primarily focused on finishing Confidants and earning additional trophies, there are no set days specifically for grinding. Rather, grinding has to occur when it's most convenient: When you're in a story dungeon or when you're going to Mementos to do a mission that will advance a Confidant.

    Again, feel free to choose what's comfortable to you as you can always change it later if you're not on Safety. Just do not blame the guide if you find yourself too poor and/or under-leveled.

    CARRYING THE MATCHING ARCANA (CRITICAL)

    Veterans of Persona 3 and Persona 4 know that the modern Persona social system has a built-in way of earning Social Link/Confidant rank-ups faster. That is by carrying the 'matching arcana' with you when you go to spend time with someone.

    The social system works on a covert point tally. In order to achieve a rank-up, the player will have to have earned a certain amount of points since the last rank-up. This is done by choosing favorable responses during events and spending extra time with the Confidants in events which rank-ups do not occur. Carrying the matching arcana increases the amount of points you earn per favorable response and per extra event. So for example, if you are about to spend an afternoon with Makoto Niijima of the Priestess arcana, then you will need to have a Persona whose arcana is Priestess on your person. The Persona doesn't necessarily need to be the one equipped to you, but you absolutely need to have it in your Persona stock.

    This guide assumes that you are carrying the matching arcana. Not doing so may cause your experience to deviate from the guide. There are only a few exceptions to this rule. In the first week in which the player earns control of the afternoon time, an early event with Ryuji Sakamoto is confirmed to not require a Chariot Persona in order for the next event to also be rank-up. This is tested and confirmed because at this point in the game the player has not had the opportunity to obtain a Chariot Persona.

    There are some other exceptions to this rule. Automatic Confidants obviously do not need the matching arcana and the rank-up events for those arcana are not noted in the schedule as I did not want to spoil when those rank-ups may occur or when the player may first establish one of those story based arcana. Additionally, Yuuki Mishima (Moon), Toranosuke Yoshida (Sun) and Caroline and Justine (Strength) are the other three Confidants that do not require the matching arcana. The Moon and Sun Confidants do take in-game time like most other Confidants, but the player is guaranteed a rank-up at every event no matter what dialogue responses they choose or whether or not they carry Moon and Sun Personas. As such, I neglected to list responses for those rank-ups. You also need not carry the Strength arcana as that Confidant is quest based.

    Also note: There are a handful of events in the game in which you will be training in how to make coffee at Leblanc. During these events, you will earn a bonus towards the Hierophant Confidant: +1 if you're not carrying the matching arcana and +2 if you are. You'll need to have the Hierophant on you for these events. It is noted in the schedule.

    Some of the events which I ask you to carry the matching arcana to may in fact not need it. This was the case in Persona 4, especially during the early stages of certain Social Links (hence the Ryuji exception). However, it would take extensive testing to figure out which events it is required for and which ones it is not. Rather, it is easiest to simply get in the habit of always carrying the matching arcana and lowering the odds that you make a mistake. Carrying the arcana is a lot like washing your hands; it's simply a good habit to get into.

    SAVE OFTEN AND ROTATE

    I cannot stress this enough. Persona 5 grants the player sixteen save slots to work with. You may also save one file to internet storage which can be recalled later and can also be used to transfer save data between PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. (Note: Network functions have to be on inside the game to use this feature)

    Unless for some reason you are sharing the game with someone else on the same PSN account on the same machine, there is no reason not to rotate your save file and make use of all sixteen slots. Should you make a mistake in the schedule and had been using only one save slot, continuously saving over the same file day after day, it would make it impossible to go back and correct yourself and thus throw the entire schedule in the trash.

    To achieve everything this walkthrough has to offer, every single afternoon and night is precious and used. There is no room for error. Saving often and rotating is crucial. By saving every other day and using all sixteen slots, you should have the ability to go back as far as a month if you need to. The only exception to rotating should be when you're in a dungeon. Putting a single dungeon run into multiple save slots would be wasteful. You should save in the same spot when progressing through the Metaverse.

    TRUE ENDING

    This walkthrough will inform you on how to achieve the game's true ending. The game only has four endings: one true and three bad. There is no in between.

    The first and most simple bad ending is seen if the player does not clear a Palace by the deadline. Obviously, if you're following the schedule this will not happen. Additionally, this scenario will vary somewhat depending on which Palace it is that you failed to clear.

    The second bad ending is the one I will be providing information on how to avoid in the walkthrough.

    A third bad ending can be viewed on the day of the game's final dungeon. This is also response triggered, but is very easy to avoid. In this case, it would be more accurate to say that the player would be choosing the bad end, rather than being duped into it.

    Again, there is only one good or ‘true' ending. There is no neutral ending like in Persona 4.

    RANDOMNESS IN CRAFTING

    Persona 5's crafting system allows you to make items at the work desk in your room that can be used inside of the Metaverse. Time will pass you when you do this and you will earn points towards your Proficiency.

    The challenge of this activity as it pertains to this guide is that the amount of points you earn are random. On most occasions, the hero will earn two points towards his Proficiency after crafting. However, on occasion, the hero will earn three points in proficiency. The goal is to almost always achieve Proficiency +3 during these events, so you will need to save right before the activity and may need to reload your save file and try the event again to achieve it.

    These occasions are noted in the walkthrough. As your overall Proficiency stat increases, the probability of you achieving +3 during these events rises.

    ROMANCE

    A selling point of Persona's social system is of course romance. Just as it was in the original versions of Persona 3 and Persona 4, P5's male protagonist can only form intimate relationships with female characters. In all, there are nine ladies he can date. Be aware that there is also a PlayStation trophy for entering at least one intimate relationship, if that matters to you.

    I bring this up to tell you that for the most part, regardless of whom you choose to date (if anyone), you will get to see all their optional romantic scenes if you so choose.

    Tae Takemi presents a unique problem to the schedule if you choose to date her as you will see later in the game. If you have your eye on her before playing, know that there will be a complication, but not one that can prevent you from still accomplishing everything on the schedule. These issues are outlined in the schedule.

    Additionally, to see other optional scenes, it may require the player to abandon earning the book reading or gaming trophies. These will both be earned near the end of the game. Obviously, they are by no means required. I noted in the walkthrough when the player can begin to ignore these suggestions and choose to hang out with their special ladies instead. Optional romantic scenes include asking your lover to come to your room and riding the Ferris wheel at Odaiba Kaihenkoen.

    STRENGTH CONFIDANT

    The Strength Confidant with Caroline and Justine acts just as the Empress Social Link with Margaret did in Persona 4. The player will be given challenges to bring them certain Personas with certain skills. Just as it was with Margaret, this takes no ‘in-game' time. It can be completed the same day it is started (as early as May in NG+) or can be started and finished on the final playable day of the game.

    I should let you know ahead of time that in Persona 5 when the Palaces are cleared, they can never be returned to. This is important to know because it means that when progressing through a Palace, you want to make sure you are earning the masks of every Persona that you come across. This will make your efforts in fusing, having the appropriate arcana for the Confidant events, and finishing this Confidant much easier.

    Mementos on the other hand can be visited at any given time. There is some overlap between Personas that appear in the Palaces and the ones that appear in Mementos. However, there are some Personas that only appear in the Palaces, some that only appear in Mementos, and of course, many more that can only be obtained through fusion.

    I've placed the guide to this Confidant here at the beginning so that the player (who chooses not to use the table of content or keyboard shortcuts) need not scroll to the bottom of the guide and potentially spoil themselves on details such as the owners of the game's final Palaces, when the last boss fight takes place, etc. Familiarize yourself with the Personas you will need as most of the fusion materials can be had through acquiring them in Palaces or Mementos.

    Rank 1: Jack Frost with Mabufu

    Level 11 Required

    Silky (Priestess) x Mandrake (Death) – Jack Frost will learn Mabufu at level 12

    Rank 2: Shiisaa with Frei

    Level 16 Required

    Jack Frost (Magician) x Makami (Temperance) – inherit Frei

    Rank 3: Matador with Magaru

    Level 19 Required

    Obariyon (Fool) x Nekomata (Magician) – inherit Magaru

    Rank 4: Flauros with Tarukaja

    Level 25 Required

    Berith (Hierophant) x Andres (Devil) x Eligor (Emperor) – inherit Tarukaja

    Rank 5: Ame no Uzume with Dodge Psy

    Level 29 Required

    Kin-ki (Chariot) learns Dodge Psy at level 27

    Kin-ki (Chariot) x Sui-ki (Moon) – inherit Dodge Psy

    Rank 6: Neko Shogun with Dekaja

    Level 30 Required

    Anzu (Hierophant) learns Dekaja at level 28

    Anzu (Hierophant) x Kodama (Star) x Sudama (Hermit) – inherit Dekaja

    Rank 7: Lachesis with Tetraja

    Level 34 Required

    Lamia (Empress) x Sandman (Magician) = Principality with Tetraja

    Principality (Justice) x Yaksini (Empress) = Ame no Uzume – inherit Tetraja

    Ame no Uzume (Lovers) and Isis (Priestess) = Lachesis – inherit Tetraja

    Rank 8: Hecatoncheires with Masukunda

    Level 42 Required

    Unicorn (Hierophant) x Lilim (Devil) – inherit Masukunda

    Rank 9: Bugs with Samarecarm

    Level 49 Required

    Hariti (Empress) learns Samarecarm at level 41

    Hariti (Empress) x Pixie (Lovers) x Pisaca (Death) – inherit Samarecarm

    Rank 10: Seth with High Counter

    Level 51 Required

    This skill can be earned as a skill card from Mementos Request received on 10/14 – “The Killer Who Cleans Up Trash” (Rank B)

    Hecatoncheires (Hanged Man) x Kushinada (Lovers) = Horus

    Isis (Priestess) x Thoth (Emperor) x Anubis (Judgment) x Horus (Sun) = Seth

    Use skill card on Seth after fused

    PROLOGUE

    Persona 5's prologue begins with a glimpse into the hero's future and a key event that shapes the story. The first several months of the game will be presented in an omnibus format leading up to the events in the prologue. Don't worry too much about what's happening. Everything will become clear in due time.

    In the prologue you will be given the option to set your difficulty and name your hero. Currently, the hero does not have a strictly canon name, but the name given to him in in the Persona 5 manga which released in September of 2016 is written 来栖 暁, or "Akira Kurusu" - first name, last name. The kanji for Akira, 暁, means "daybreak" which ties into the title of the one episode anime from 2016, Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers.

    DAILY WALKTHROUGH

    APRIL

    4/9

    Moving into Leblanc

    4/10

    Visiting Shujin Academy

    4/11

    First day of school

    4/12

    Class Question: "Logic." (Knowledge +1)

    Kamoshida Palace investigation

    4/13

    Investigation

    4/14

    Speaking with Ann Takamaki

    4/15

    Kamoshida Palace infiltration

    4/16

    Visiting Takemi Medical Clinic

    • For now, save your money and do not buy items
    4/17

    Visiting Untouchable Airsoft Shop

    • For now, save your money and do not buy items

    Crafting tutorial (Proficiency +2)

    4/18

    Afternoon

    • Check out Pirate Legend at Shujin Academy library
    • Take convenience store job at Shibuya Underground Walkway magazine stand
    • Buy one "Bio Nutrients" at Flower Shop at Shibuya Underground Mall.
      • The plant nutrients are one of the best items in the game. Using these on the plant in your room will grant points toward your Kindness without passing the time, but the item can only be used once every 16 days. This variant will grant +2 and later there will be a variant that grants +3. For now, only buy one, as you're strapped for cash.

    • Buy the SP replenishing items at the vending machines in Yongen-Jaya (bathhouse entrance), Gigolo Arcade (Shibuya Central Street), and Shujin Academy (courtyard). These items only restore a little SP and will sell out but are restocked every Monday. The items are also very cheap, so remember to buy them every week. They're incredibly useful for a playthrough like this where you are being asked to clear as much of a dungeon as possible in a single day.
    • Now you're free to spend your money as you please. Typically, you will want to hold off on making unnecessary purchases until the same day you are going into a dungeon. Weapons and armor can be bought at Untouchable. Consumables can be bought from Takemi Medical Clinic. You can also purchase materials for crafting at the Second-hand Shop in Yongen-Jaya.
    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Death Rank 1

    Evening

    • Clean your room
    4/19

    Class question: "C." (the second one) (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Don't worry if you don't have a Chariot Persona on you. You won't need it for this event, but you will for the next ones.
      • Response 1: "I'm counting on you."
      • Resonse 2: ---
      • Response 3: Either
        • Chariot Rank 2

    Evening

    • Use Bio Nutrients on plant in your room (Kindness +2)
    • Read Pirate Legend at the bookshelf on Leblanc bar
      • Interacting with customers will cause them to leave, opening up this option. It may take listening to their dialogue several times before they up and leave the cafe, so keep bothering them until they go.
    4/20

    Reading on train: Pirate Legend (Guts +3)

    Afternoon

    • Exchange Pirate Legend for Zorro, the Outlaw
    • Kamoshida Palace
      • Reach the treasure
    4/21

    Afternoon

    • Send calling card

    Evening

    • Crafting (Proficiency +2 or 3)
      • You could get +3 from this event, but don't worry about forcing it yet. The amount here will not affect the schedule and the odds of getting +3 with your Proficiency at 1 are very low.
    4/22

    Take Kamoshida's heart

    4/23

    Class question: "Singing." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Feel free to buy the CRT TV at the Yongen-Jaya second hand shop. You won't need it for anything later, but it can be useful for some otherwise missable events.
    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Response 1: "Let's not fight."
      • Response 2: "Calm down, Ryuji."
        • Chariot Rank 3

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sojiro Sakura
      • Hierophant Rank 1
    4/24

    Afternoon

    • Buy Aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway Drink Stand (Charm +1)
      • This 5000 yen item can only be purchased on Sundays and it rotates to a new attribute every week after you buy a juice. If you ever receive a bonus to an attribute that contradicts the stat that is reflected in the guide, that means you forgot to do it one week and you need to reload.
    • Watch movie at Shibuya Central Street theater (Guts +3)

    Evening

    • Read Zorro, the Outlaw
    4/25

    Reading on train: Zorro, the Outlaw (Kindness +3)

    Class Question: (Knowledge +1)

    1. "Knowing your actions are wrong."
    2. "Conviction that you're right."

    Afternoon

    • Exchange Zorro, the Outlaw for The Alluring Dancer
    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Response 1: "I have a bad heart."
      • Response 2: "I agree."
        • Death Rank 2

    Evening

    • Yongen-Jaya Bathhouse (Charm +3)
    4/26

    Afternoon

    • Have a Hierophant Persona on you for tonight. You won't get a chance to visit the Velvet Room again until tomorrow.
    • Order Nostalgic Steak at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +2, Kindness +1)

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sojiro Sakura (Kindness +3)
      • Response 1: "Making coffee."
      • Response 2: "That guy seemed suspicious."
      • Response 3: "I want the ladies to love me."
        • Hierophant Rank 2
    4/27

    Class question: "Four." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto

    Evening

    • Brew coffee at Leblanc (Hierophant arcana required)
      • Interact with the coffee siphon on the left side of the Leblanc bar. You will receive points toward Sojiro's Confidant and receive some coffee trivia.
    4/28

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Response 1: "Are you worried about him?"
      • Response 2: "But you're doing great."
        • Chariot Rank 4

    Evening

    • Bathhouse (Charm +3)
    4/29

    Afternoon

    • Check the TV (in your room or downstairs) for an Easter egg
    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto at Ogikubo
      • Response 1: "I'm in love."
        • Gift received: Ramen Bowl

    Evening

    • Make coffee (Hierophant arcana required)
    4/30

    Reading on train: The Alluring Dancer

    Class question (Knowledge +1)

    1. "Wonder."
    2. "Child."
    3. "A prodigy."

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "I need the medicine."
        • Death Rank 3

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sojiro Sakura
      • Response 1: "Medium-fine."
      • Response 2: "Is it trouble?"
        • Hierophant Rank 3

    MAY

    5/1

    Afternoon

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Proficiency +1)
    • Buy three Bio Nutrients at Shibuya flower shop
    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +2, Guts +1)

    Evening

    • Bathhouse (Charm +2)
    5/2

    Kamoshida fallout

    Evening

    • Bathhouse (Charm +3)
    5/3

    Kamoshida news report

    5/4

    Sell treasure

    5/5

    Team celebration

    Evening

    • Use Bio Nutrients (Kindness +2)
    5/6

    Class lecture (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: "Are you feeling better now?"
      • Response 2: "You might be right."
      • Response 3: "I couldn't just ignore you."
      • Response 4: "Let's find it together."
        • Lovers Rank 2

    Evening

    • Take the Beef Bowl Shop and Flower Shop jobs at Shibuya Underground Walkway magazine stands
    • Work the Beef Bowl Shop job (Shibuya Central Street)
      • Proficiency +2
    5/7

    Class question: "A femme fatale." (Knowledge +1)

    Infiltrating Mementos

    • This is your introduction to the game's secondary dungeon area. Today is just a tutorial. You will clear out one request and quickly reach a stopping point
      • Beware the Clingy Ex-boyfriend!
    5/8

    Speaking with Yuuki Mishima

    Evening

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Guts +1)
    • Save the game
    • Work the Beef Bowl Shop job (Proficiency +3)
      • Customers will ask for specific orders. The requests are random and vary with each attempt. Memorize them and make the right choices. Reload if you make a mistake.
    5/9

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Response 1: "Protein powder?"
      • Response 2: "You seem conflicted."
      • Response 3: "So he's an asshole?"
        • Chariot Rank 5

    Evening

    • Help the Speech-giving Man at Shibuya Station Square
    5/10

    Class question: "Minamoto no Yoshitsune." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Response 1: "We can train at my place."
      • Response 2: "You guys should trust Nakaoka."
      • Response 3: "More or less."
      • Response 4: ---
      • Response 5: ---
        • Chariot Rank 6

    Evening

    • Spend time with Toranosuke Yoshida
      • Sun Rank 1
    5/11

    Exams

    • "An optical illusion
    • "Visual information." > "Brain." > "They have different cognitions."
    5/12

    Exams

    • "Magistrate's patronage."
    • "The name of a sum of currency."
    5/13

    Exams

    • "Ignorance."
    • "Four."
    5/14

    Confronting the stalker

    5/15

    Art gallery

    5/16

    Class question: "Van Gogh." (Knowledge +1)

    Visiting Yusuke Kitagawa

    5/17

    Yusuke Kitagawa painting

    5/18

    The Strength Confidant can be established starting today

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Response 1: "Dr. Takemi will help."
      • Response 2: "You seem happy."
        • Death Rank 4

    Evening

    • Make coffee (Hierophant arcana required)
      • Interact with customers to have them leave first
    5/19

    Afternoon

    • Madarame Palace
      • Reach the security system
      • Procuring money from this Palace is essential. You can't clear it today and won't reach the treasure until later in the month. However, start griding now.

    Evening

    • TV quiz: "Using noise to cause distress." (Knowledge +1)
      • These can be done by interacting with the TV in Leblanc or in your room. Tonight you can only use the one downstairs.
    5/20

    Bypassing the security system

    5/21

    Reading on train: The Alluring Dancer (Charm +3)

    Class question: "The silver ratio." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Swap The Alluring Dancer for The Gallant Rogue
    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: ---
      • Response 5: "Can we stop yet?"
      • Response 6: ---
      • Response 7: ---
      • Response 8: "Has that happened to you?"
      • Response 9: "That freedom sounds nice."
        • Lovers Rank 3

    Evening

    • Use Bio Nutrients (Kindness +2)
    • Spend time with Sojiro Sakura
    5/22

    Afternoon

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Kindness +1)
    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "That's good."
        • Death Rank 5

    Evening

    • Spend time with Toranosuke Yoshida (Charm +3)
      • Sun Rank 2
    5/23

    Class question: "'Together' and 'senses'." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Work at convenience store on Shibuya Central Street

    Evening

    • Bathhouse (Charm +3)
    5/24

    Reading on train: The Gallant Rogue

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: "I know what you mean."
      • Response 2: "That's hilarious."
      • Response 3: "Tell me."
      • Response 4: "Good idea."
      • Response 5: "Good luck with that."
        • Lovers Rank 4

    Evening

    • Train in how to make coffee (Hierophant arcana required)
    5/25

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "It suits you."
        • Death Rank 6

    Evening

    • Read message from Ryuji Sakamoto and accept invitation
      • Response 1: "Let's talk to Takeishi."
      • Response 2: "I think it's cool, Ryuji."
        • Chariot Rank 7
    5/26

    Class question: "Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: "Give it up."
      • Response 2: "She's amazing, huh..."
      • Response 3: "It had grace."
      • Response 4: ---
      • Response 5: ---
        • Lovers Rank 5

    Evening

    • TV quiz: "'Queen' of evidence." (Knowledge +1)
    • Bathhouse (Charm +3)
    5/27

    Afternoon

    • Madarame Palace
      • Reach the treasure
      • Again, focus on earning cash while reaching the treasure. Even after you reach it, I would recommend staying in the Palace as long as you possibly can to earn more money (unless you're playing on Safe). Your next trip to the Metaverse will be over a month away and there are tons of activities that will cost money - including several that cost a whopping 5000 yen each. Grind, grind, grind.
    5/28

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Tae Takemi (Guts +1)
      • Response 1: "This is harassment."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "Just rest for today."
      • Response 4: "We all do sometimes."
        • Death Rank 7

    Evening

    • It is now possible to buy the SP regenerating accessory items from Tae Takemi at the cheapest they will ever be. HOWEVER, I recommend you hold off on doing so until the day of the next month's Palace. These items are very expensive and you need your cash to cover all activities over the next month. In fact, I found this period of the game, between the second and third palaces, to be the most strenuous on my cash flow. But if you're playing on the Safe difficulty, this may be a non-issue for you.
      • There are three types of accessories - labeled SP Adhesive 1-3 - which each instill the passive skill Invigorate (1, 2 or 3) on the wearer. Obviously, as you come to own these, it will make the challenge of clearing a Palace in as little in-game time as possible much easier. Strive for buying these with your leftover money in the future.
    • Have a Chariot Persona on you
    • Spend time with Sojiro Sakura
    • Commit to Ryuji Sakamoto's invite in bed
    5/29

    Afternoon

    • Movies with Ryuji Sakamoto (Kindness +3)
      • Response 1: "They do."

    Evening

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Knowledge +1)
    • Spend time with Toranosuke Yoshida
      • Sun Rank 3
    5/30

    Reading on train: The Gallant Rogue (Guts +3)

    Class question: "William Kidd." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Swap The Gallant Rogue for The Great Thief
    • Send calling card

    Evening

    • Crafting (Proficiency +3)
      • Reload until you get +3
    5/31

    Take Madarame's heart

    JUNE

    6/1

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: "Things turned out for the best."
      • Response 3: "All I did was watch."
      • Response 4: "You weren't cool though."
        • Chariot Rank 8

    Evening

    • Take the Big Bang Burger challenge at Shibuya Central Street (Guts, Knowledge, Charm, Proficiency +1)
    6/2

    Afternoon

    • Buy Vague at Shibuya Central Street bookstore
    • While you're on Central Street, be sure to look behind you in case you haven't seen your stalker yet
    • Work at convenience store

    Evening

    • TV quiz: "Probation officers are unpaid." (Knowledge +1)
    • Have a Chariot Persona on you
    • Spend time with Yuuki Mishima
      • Maid event
        • Response 1: "You're a genius, Ryuji!" (+3 towards his Confidant)
    6/3

    Reading on train: Vague

    Afternoon

    • Speak with Sadayo Kawakami (2F of Shujin)
    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki at Harajuku
      • Response 1: "Yeah."
        • Gift received (Feel free to display it proudly in your room. I know I do.)

    Evening

    • Call Sadayo Kawakami from the Leblanc payphone
      • Temperance Rank 1
    6/4

    Class question: "They were brightly colored." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: "It seems that way."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: "Show her your own strength."
        • Lovers Rank 6

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "It does."
      • Response 2: "Absolutely not!"
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: ---
        • Temperance Rank 2
    6/5

    Madarame fallout

    Evening

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Charm +1)
    • Spend time with Toranosuke Yoshida (Charm +3)
      • Sun Rank 4
    6/6

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki at Shibuya Wilton buffet
      • Response 1: "Sounds like a good plan."
        • Gift received

    Evening

    • Use Bio Nutrients (Kindness +2)
    • Bathhouse (Charm +3)
    6/7

    Class question: "Hermit crabs." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Response 1: "Are you satisfied now?"
      • Response 2: "Don't do it."
      • Response 3: "I never realized that."
      • Response 4: "I agree."
        • Chariot Rank 9

    Evening

    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +2, Guts +1)
    6/8

    Class question: "Dreams." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +2, Guts +1)

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sojiro Sakura
    6/9

    Field trip

    6/10

    TV show

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
    6/11

    Class question: "Three Olympic-sized pools." (Knowledge +1)

    Hot pot event

    6/12

    Afternoon

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Proficiency +1)
    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: "She admires you."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: "Go get 'em, tiger."
        • Lovers Rank 7

    Evening

    • Spend time with Toranosuke Yoshida (Charm +3)
      • Sun Rank 5
    6/13

    Class question: "The government." (Knowledge +1)

    Meeting with Makoto Niijima

    6/14

    Team meeting

    Evening

    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)
    6/15

    Reading on train: The Great Thief

    Class question: "It'll change color." (Knowledge +1)

    Investigation

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "Yeah, they do."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "I'll request you more often."
      • Response 4: ---
        • Temperance Rank 3
    6/16

    Investigation

    Evening

    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)
    6/17

    Team meeting

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
    6/18

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Emperor Rank 1

    Evening

    • Visiting Shinjuku with Ryuji Sakamoto
    6/19

    Investigation

    6/20

    Kaneshiro Palace infiltration

    6/21

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki at Inokashira Park
      • Response 1: "You should make some."

    Evening

    • Buy Mega Fertilizer at Shinjuku flower shop
      • You're going to be using these items from now on so stock up on as many as you feel comfortable buying at this moment. You will need to use seven between now and the time you've maxed your Kindness stat. It is up to you to make sure you always have these on you, as there are times when you will need to use them on nights where you can't go outside.
    • You can also buy more SP replenishing drinks at select vending machines in Shinjuku. Make them part of your weekly purchases, if you please.
    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)
    6/22

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto at Suidobashi
      • Response 1: "Go by yourself."

    Evening

    • Use Mega Fertilizer (Kindness +3)
    • Shinjuku fortune telling
    6/23

    Reading on train: The Great Thief (Knowledge +3)

    Class question: "Pope Joan." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Swap The Great Thief for The Illusory Popess
    • Spend time with Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Response 1: "It's novel."
      • Response 2: "I can't wait."
        • Emperor Rank 2

    Evening

    • TV quiz: "Ordering food without money." (Knowledge +1)
    • Spend time with Ichiko Ohya (Charm +3)
      • Devil Rank 1
    6/24

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: "How rude."
      • Response 3: "You need to love yourself."
      • Response 4: ---
        • Temperance Rank 4
    6/25

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Chariot Rank 10

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "It's fun."
      • Response 2: "How terrible..."
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: ---
      • Response 5: ---
        • Temperance Rank 5
    6/26

    Afternoon

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Guts +1)
    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: "You have some real guts."
      • Response 2: "There's no doubt in my mind."
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: Either
        • Lovers Rank 8

    Evening

    • Spend time with Toranosuke Yoshida
      • Sun Rank 6
    6/27

    Class question: "Heavy rain." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Response 1: "Don't let it bother you."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "This isn't like you."
      • Response 4: Either
        • Emperor Rank 3

    Evening

    • Spend time with Ichiko Ohya (Charm +3)
      • Response 1: "Mishima might..."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "It's for the article."
        • Devil Rank 2
    6/28

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki

    Evening

    • Spend time with Ichiko Ohya (Charm +3)
      • Response 1: "You shouldn't make assumptions."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: "She was falsely accused?"
        • Devil Rank 3
    6/29

    Class question: "Gold." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Ann Takamaki
      • Response 1: ---
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "Hang in there."
      • Response 4
        • "You have me.": Romantic
        • "You have the others.": Platonic
      • Response 5 (if you picked romantic): ---
        • Lovers Rank 9

    Evening:

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
    6/30

    Afternoon

    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)

    Evening

    • Spend time with Ichiko Ohya

    JULY

    7/1

    Reading on train: The Illusory Popess

    Class question: "Baozi." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Work flower shop job (Kindness +2)

    Evening

    • Check the TV for an Easter egg
    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "Want to rest a bit?"
      • Response 2: "Are you all right?"
      • Response 3: ---
        • Temperance Rank 6
    7/2

    Class free time: read The Illusory Popess (Kindness +3)

    Afternoon

    • Kaneshiro Palace
      • Reach the treasure
      • You're going to want to leave this dive with as much yen as you can possibly muster. A coming event requires 100k, so get to grinding and earning extra cash through negotiation. Don't forget you'll need even more than that to cover all the other activities plus any other purchases you'll want to make right before the fourth Palace (like the SP Adhesives)
    7/3

    Afternoon

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Kindness +1)
    • Buy Medjed Menace at Shibuya bookstore
    • Send the calling card

    Evening

    • Save the game
    • Crafting (Proficiency +3)
      • Reload until you get +3
    7/4

    Reading on train: Medjed Menace

    Class question: "Someone pretentious said so." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Take Kaneshiro's Heart

    7/5

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Makoto Niijima
      • Priestess Rank 1

    Evening

    • Shinjuku fortune telling
      • 100,000 yen required
    7/6

    Class free time: read Medjed Menace (Knowledge +3)

    Afternoon

    • Buy Tidying the Heart at Shibuya bookstore
    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
    7/7

    Class question: "Soumen." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Makoto Niijima
      • Response 1: "You're very well informed."
      • Response 2: "That was dangerous."
      • Response 3: ---
        • Priestess Rank 2

    Evening

    • Shinjuku Fortune Telling
      • Request received
    7/8

    Reading on train: Tidying the Heart

    Class question: "They have the same flavor." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Work flower shop job (Kindness +3)
      • Scarlet Rose
      • Gold Gebera
      • Gecko Orchid

    Evening

    • Use Mega Fertilizer (Kindness +3)
    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "Don't pay them."
      • Response 2: "Think this through more."
      • Response 3: ---
        • Temperance Rank 7
          • Be aware that while you now have the ability to request Kawakami to make infiltration tools, any tool she makes does not count towards the PlayStation trophy for crafting all tools. The protagonist must make at least one of each tool himself during the course of a playthrough for that trophy to unlock. In particular, you should be wary of having Kawakami craft late-game tools that you may only get one chance to make, such as the Eternal Lockpick and Reserve Ammo.
    7/9

    Class question: "180 degrees." (Knowledge +1)

    Kaneshiro fallout

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "Is this really what you want?"
      • Response 2: "If that's what you decided."
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: ---
      • Response 5: "That's the right choice."
      • Response 6: "That's reassuring."
        • Temperance Rank 8
    7/10

    Team study session

    7/11

    Class question: "Luciferin." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Mementos
      • Clear all requests
        • The Bark and Bite of a Bully
        • The Lovesick Cyberstalking Girl
          • For clearing this mission you will receive the "Sticky Hairball" item which is necessary to fuse Bugs, one of the Strength Confidant Personas. However, you need to be at level 49 for that and the odds of any player being there at this point in the game are extremely low.
        • Phantom Thieves VS Burglary Ring
          • Tie-in with Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers
        • Sadism Is Just a Sign of Love
        • Ending the Boyfriend's Abuse
        • A Teacher Maid to Suffer
    7/12

    Class question: "Ishikawa Goemon." (Knowledge +1)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Response 1: "Why are we in a boat?" OR "I should bring a girl here."
      • Response 2: "Love comes in all forms."
        • Emperor Rank 4

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Response 1: "Nonsense."
      • Response 2: Either
      • Response 3: "I want to keep seeing you."
      • Response 4: "I mean what I say."
      • Response 5
        • "I'm a master; you're maid." - Platonic
        • "I'm a man; you're a woman." - Romantic
          • Temperance Rank 9
    7/13

    Exams

    • "Nouveau riche."
    • "Gentleman thief." > "Toyotomi Hideyoshi." > "He was boiled alive."
    7/14

    Exams

    • "It's not related to crabs."
    • "Television."
    7/15

    Exams

    • "B4-size paper."
    • "'Together' and 'senses.'"
    7/16

    Team meeting

    Evening

    • Have a Lovers Persona on you
    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)
    • Commit to Ann Takamaki's invite in bed
    7/17

    Afternoon

    • Movies with Ann Takamaki (Charm +3)
      • Response 1: "I get you."

    Evening

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Knowledge +1)
    • Spend time with Hifumi Togo
      • Star Rank 1
    7/18

    Summer festival

    7/19

    Test results (Charm +2)

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Makoto Niijima
      • Response 1: "You have the wrong idea."
      • Response 2: "You can change."
        • Priestess Rank 3

    Evening

    • Spend time with Hifumi Togo (Knowledge +1)
      • Response 1: "That's interesting."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: "But you don't want to, right?"
        • Star Rank 2
    7/20

    Team meeting

    7/21

    Contact with Alibaba

    7/22

    Investigation

    7/23

    Team meeting

    7/24

    Sushi

    7/25

    Confronting Futaba Sakura

    Evening

    • Use Mega Fertilizer (Kindness +3)
    7/26

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Makoto Niijima
      • Response 1: "That's unlike you."
      • Response 2: ---
      • Response 3: ---
      • Response 4: "Why do you use it?"
      • Response 5: "It's an amazing goal."
        • Priestess Rank 4

    Evening

    • Spend time with Yuuki Mishima
      • Moon Rank 3
    7/27

    Afternoon

    • Read message "This one's super special" from Yuuki Mishima
      • Request received
    • Eavesdrop on the bullies near Shujin Academy front gate to ID the request
    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)

    Evening

    • Order Hot Coffee at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Guts +1)
      • Yes, the same thing twice in one day. Get those stats.
    7/28

    Afternoon

    • Spend time with Makoto Niijima
      • Response 1: "He sounds suspicious."
      • Response 2: "I got this."
        • Priestess Rank 5

    Evening

    • Spend time with Sadayo Kawakami
      • Temperance Rank 10
        • You now have arguably the best Confidant skill in the game. From now on, when you visit the Metaverse in the afternoon you can call Kawakami at night and then have access to activities you would have been too tired for otherwise.
    • Commit to Yuuki Mishima's invite in bed
    7/29

    Afternoon

    • Visiting Ikebukuro with Yuuki Mishima
      • Response 3: "Let's leave this to him."

    Evening

    • Have a Priestess Persona on you
    • Order Frui-Tea at Shibuya Diner (Knowledge +3, Charm +1)
    • Commit to Makoto Niijima's invite in bed
    7/30

    Afternoon

    • Movies with Makoto Niijima (Guts +3)
      • Response 1: "Not at all"

    Evening

    • Spend time with Hifumi Togo (Knowledge +1)
      • Response 1: "Describes you perfectly."
      • Response 2: "Having a difficult time?"
        • Star Rank 3
    7/31

    Afternoon

    • Drink aojiru at Shibuya Underground Walkway (Charm +1)
    • Spend time with Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Response 1: "Do you want me to strip?"
      • Response 2: "I'm sure you will." OR "It doesn't look like it."
        • Emperor Rank 5

    Evening

    • Spend time with Yuuki Mishima
      • Moon Rank 4