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Persona 5 Royal: Guide To Playing Darts

Part of Persona 5 Royal’s improvement on the Baton Pass system is the ability to level up the effectiveness of Baton Passes with your teammates by playing darts at Kichijoji.

Players are introduced to this mechanic on 6/5, when Ryuji takes them to the darts and billiards game bar play darts— during this trip, the game automatically brings Ryuji’s Baton Pass to rank 2, but it’s only when players return to play of their own volition that the game introduces the actual minigame.

How To Play Darts

The rules are identical to those of real-life darts: you score points based on where your dart lands, and you must score exactly the specified amount of points in five turns. The game is divided into three difficulty levels: 301, 501, and 701, each named after how many points must be scored.

Each turn is comprised of three dart throws. It’s best to aim for the highest score possible on your first turn, but beware: if your dart throw puts your remaining points in the negative, it will be a bust and any points you scored during that turn will be voided. You must reach 0 points exactly.

Playing the minigame is mostly a matter of reflexes. When you step up, there will be an oval on the screen that you can position by using your Dualshock’s motion controls. Once it’s over the area you’d like to score, hold R2 to lock it in place, at which point a dot will start bouncing about within the oval. This dot determines where your dart will actually land— the trick is to flick your controller or press X when it’s over the score field you want to hit.

How To Rank Up Baton Passes

This is fairly simple— succeeding at one round of 301 will increase that teammate’s Baton Pass to rank 2, while a round of 501 will max them out at rank 3. Teammates at rank 1 will automatically ask to play 301, but you can still skip to rank 3 in one round if you play your cards right.

There are five turns in a round, with the protagonist going first and the selected teammate going second. If you’re able to score enough points in your first and second turn that your teammate could feasibly finish the round on their second turn, you’ll be given an opportunity to encourage them.

Selecting the right option will boost their performance, increasing the chance that they’ll finish the round and rank up to 3 immediately. However, if the number of points you’ve left for them to top off is low enough, you don’t need to worry too much about boosting their performance. Aim to leave them with anywhere between 1 and 30 points.

The “Right” options are as follows:

  • Mona: C. “I’m counting on you.”
  • Skull: A. “Focus!”
  • Panther: C. “Just play like usual.”
  • Fox: A. “Think of it like painting.”
  • Queen: C. “Take deep breaths.”
  • Oracle: B. “This is the real thing.”
  • Noir: C. “Just enjoy yourself.”
  • Violet: C: “Trust yourself.”

*These are unofficial translations of the prompts, and will be updated soon.

The exception to this is Crow— he will always ask to play 701 with you, and only ever level up one rank at a time.

How To Boost Your Performance

As with the other minigames in Persona 5 Royal, you’re able to augment your skills by purchasing certain items. After playing darts for the first time (not including the first visit with Ryuji), two items will be available for sale: a book and a specialty dart.

The book can be bought in Shinjuku and upon reading, will allow you to use Third Eye during a round. This means that holding L2 after locking the aiming oval down will slow the dot down, making it easier for you to shoot for the field you want.

The specialty dart can be bought from the sports shop in Shibuya’s Underground Mall, where the record store used to be in the original P5. This makes your aiming oval thinner, allowing for greater precision.

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TheGamer’s Persona 5 Royal 100% Completion Walkthrough: August

Welcome to TheGamer’s Persona 5 Royal walkthrough. Here, we’re gonna be guiding you through all ten playable months of the game, making sure you’ll make it to the true ending with all confidant ranks and social stats maxed out— not to mention popping that shiny platinum on your first run of the game.

Going month by month, each guide will include:

  • Month overview
  • Notes on restricted/limited time events
  • Daily activity guide
  • Mementos and Palace notes
  • Recommendations/tips for combat optimization.

A few things to note going for this walkthrough:

  • This walkthrough is a modified version of this guide, optimized for further efficiency and combat effectiveness.
  • All confidant rank ups are dependent on you bringing a persona of a matching arcana when spending time with them. With the exception of Rank 1 and Rank 10, if you forget to do this even once it’ll set your schedule back— sometimes catastrophically, depending on the confidant. Make sure you’re keeping track of your personae. Reminders will be included when your only opportunity to prep a persona for an event is the night before.
  • However, the Sun and Moon confidants do not require matching personae.
  • This walkthrough is based on normal difficulty— you might find yourself having a hard time keeping up on higher difficulty modes.
  • As it’s not possible to 100% the Thieves Den achievements on your first run, we’ll be guiding you through popping as many of them as possible, but it will not be a main focus like the PS4 trophies.
  • This guide will be running on the assumption that you’re choosing a platonic route with all the romanceable characters to accommodate for everyone— if you find yourself progressing faster with your romanced confidant than the guide plans for, use the extra day as a free slot.
  • HOWEVER, we recommend romancing at least one teammate to acquire the PS4 trophy, even if you decide to reload and proceed with the platonic route.
  • Story-locked confidant ranks will not be included in the monthly exit stats.

All set? Let’s get started.

PREVIOUSLY: TheGamer’s Persona 5 Royal 100% Completion Walkthrough: July

August

This is the month you’ll be maxing out a bunch of your social stats. We’ll be clearing this month’s palace early on as well, leaving a vast majority of the month for picking up Mementos targets and spending as much time with your confidants as possible.

Periodic reminder: if you haven’t been keeping up with fusing personae for the Strength confidant, catch up after you clear the palace.

August 1st

  • Daytime: Spend time with Fox (Charm +3)
  • 3, 2, 3
  • Nighttime: Go to the bathhouse with Fox (Charm +3)

August 2nd

  • Daytime: Get luck reading from Chihaya. Buy medicine and equipment as needed. Send calling card, and clear the palace.
  • Nighttime: Call Kawakami. Justice 4 (Unlock Jazz Club)
  • 0, 0
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 3, 2, 0
  • 2, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 3, 3, 2
  • 0, 2, 0

August 3rd

  • Acquire Mementos mission.
  • Daytime: Chariot 9
  • 3, 2
  • 2, 2, 3
  • 3, 3
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 2, 0, 2
  • Nighttime: Solve crossword (Knowledge +1). Make sure you have an Emperor persona. Take the Twins to church.

August 4th

  • Acquire Mementos mission
  • Daytime: Spend time with Fox (Charm +3)
  • 3, 2, 2
  • Nighttime: Turn Fox down. TV Quiz “Use someone else’s car but return it” (Knowledge Max). Devil 2 (Charm +1)
  • 0, 0, 2
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 2, 0

August 5th

  • Acquire Mementos mission.
  • Daytime: Chariot Max.
  • Nighttime: Get Kindness reading from Chihaya. Make sure you have Lovers/Death personae. Accept Fox’s invitation to the movies (Kindness rank 4)
  • Accept Panther’s invitation.

August 6th

  • Daytime: Outing with Panther (unlock Meiji temple)
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 3/Death 3
  • Nighttime: Star 4 (unlock Jinbocho)
  • 2, 0, 2
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 2, 0, 2

August 7th

  • Trader Sakai: You can find what he wants from the Priest at Kanda (today only)
  • Home Shopping: either recommended
  • Daytime: Aojiru (Proficiency +1). Get Charm reading from Chihaya. Turn in ICU, take out Dr. Mouse*. Buy Master Swordsman at Jinbocho. Work the convenience store part-time job (Charm Max on success)

(*Unofficial translation)

(Note: you will be asked where to find the barcode on items that were explained to you earlier, but you will not be able to access the log upon prompt. If you’re not confident, write down the answers beforehand)

  • Nighttime: Take the twins to the aquarium.

August 8th

  • Daytime: Lovers 9
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 3, 3
  • 0, 0(and end convo)
  • 0, 0 (either results in romantic relationship)
  • (only available to romance route) 2, 3, 0
  • Nighttime: Star 5
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 0, 2, 0

August 9th

  • Daytime: Priestess 6 (requires Max Charm)
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 2, 0, 0
  • Nighttime: Justice 5
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 2, 0
  • 3, 2, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 2, 2, 2

August 10th

  • Daytime: Faith 5
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 2, 3, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 3, 3, 2
  • 3, 2
  • 0, 0
  • 3, 2, 3
  • Nighttime: Moon 5

August 11th

  • Daytime: Priestess 7
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 3, 2, 3
  • 3, 3
  • 2, 2
  • 2, 0, 2
  • 2, 0, 2
  • Nighttime: Make sure you have a Hierophant persona. Get Kindness reading from Chihaya. Feed you plant (Kindness +3). Spend time with Fortune (no rank up).

August 12th

  • Daytime: Emperor 4
  • 0, 2, 2
  • 3, 2, 0
  • 2, 0, 0
  • Nighttime: Devil 3 (Charm +1)
  • 0, 0, 2
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 2

August 13th

  • Daytime: Priestess 8
  • 2, 2, 0
  • 3, 2, 2
  • Nighttime: Star 6 (Knowledge +1)
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 2, 0, 2
  • 0, 2, 0

August 14th

  • Home shopping: Assorted Drinks recommended.
  • Daytime: Aojiru (Guts +3). Spend time with Lovers at Inokashira park (no rank up)
  • 3, 3, 3
  • Nighttime: Have Priestess/Star persona. Hanged 4 (Proficiency +1)
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 2, 3
  • 2, 0, 0
  • Accept Queen’s invitation.

August 15th

  • Daytime: Jinbocho outing with Queen.
  • 3, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 3, 3 (either gives Star +3)
  • Nighttime: Take someone to the Jazz club.

(Note: This is mostly to pop the trophy, so feel free to reload and use the night as you like if you’re not too pressed about boosting your team.)

August 16th

  • Daytime: Emperor 5
  • 0, 2, 3
  • 3, 3, 2
  • 0, 0, 2
  • Nighttime: Star 7 (Knowledge +1)
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 2, 3, 0

August 17th

  • Daytime: Lovers Max (Odaiba unlocked).
  • Nighttime: Star 7.5 (receive Mementos mission)
  • 0, 0
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0

August 18th

  • Daytime: Work at the flower shop (Kindness +3, Mementos target acquired)
  • Nighttime: Devil 4
  • 0, 0
  • 2, 2
  • 0, 0, 0
  • 2, 2, 0

August 19th

  • Daytime: Death 7.5 (acquire Mementos mission)
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 2
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • Nighttime: Spend time with Devil (no rank up)

August 20th

  • Daytime: Priestess 9
  • 3, 3, 3
  • 2, 2
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 3, 3, 2
  • 3(and end convo), 0
  • 3(romantic route), 0
  • (Platonic route) 2, 0, 0
  • (Romantic route) 2, 0, 2
  • Nighttime: Hang out with Hanged at Inokashira.
  • 3, 3, 3

August 21st

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Watch Doctor Mouse (Kindness +3)

August 22nd

  • Trader Sakai: can be bought from the bakery at the Ginza Line Gate
  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Buy a lottery ticket. Hang out with Hierophant (no rank up)

August 23rd

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Fortune 4
  • 0, 0
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 2, 0

August 24th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Take the twins to Asakusa

August 25th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Hierophant 5
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 2, 3, 0
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 0, 2, 0

August 26th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Work at Crossroads (Kindness +2)

August 27th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Hanged 5
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 3, 0
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 2, 0, 0

August 28th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Get Kindness reading from Chihaya. Aojiru (Kindness +2). Feed plant (Kindness +3). Work at Crossroads, Talk to Scary-Looking Man (Guts +1, Kindness +2, Mementos target acquired).

August 29th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Mementos target acquired
  • Nighttime: Hierophant 6
  • 0, 0, 2
  • 2, 0, 3
  • 2, 0
  • 0, 0, 2

August 30th

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Go pick up the results of your lottery ticket. Fortune 5
  • 3, 0, 2
  • 0, 0
  • 0, 0, 0

(Note: you should pop the lottery trophy today, even if you only win 500 yen. If not, buy another ticket and try again.)

August 31st

  • Daytime: Story segment
  • Nighttime: Watch Dr. Mouse (Kindness Max)

August Exit Stats

  • Knowledge Max, Guts 4, Proficiency 4, Kindness Max, Charm Max
  • Priestess 9, Emperor 5, Hierophant 6, Lovers Max, Chariot Max, Justice 4, Fortune 5, Hanged 5, Death 7.5, Temperance Max, Devil 4, Star 7.5, Moon 5, Sun 3, Faith 5, Consultant 5

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Persona 5 Royal Launch Guide: Launch Edition For $50 At Walmart Pickup And More

One of the best games of 2017 gets even better today. Persona 5 Royal releases for PS4 on March 31 in North America and Europe, and it makes Atlus’ already-massive, beloved JRPG even bigger. It reworks the storyline and adds a host of new features, including a new party member, mechanics, and cutscenes to make sure fans spend even more time exploring modern Japan and the psyches of its crooked denizens. It’s even changing some of Persona 5’s problematic scenes.

Updates like Royal are par for the course for the Persona series–both Persona 3 and Persona 4 received major re-releases–but Royal looks to be the biggest update a Persona game has ever gotten. We’ve been following the game since it was announced in Japan, and you can check out our P5R reveal trailer analysis or our breakdown of the several new features in the game.

There are several editions of Persona 5 Royal available for pre-order right now, both physical and digital. No matter which edition you pre-order, you’ll gain access to all of Persona 5’s original DLC. Below, we outline all of your Persona 5 Royal pre-order options.

Persona 5 Royal pre-order bonuses

There’s no official pre-order bonus available for all editions of Persona 5 Royal, and the retailer bonuses are no longer available. However, both Best Buy and GameStop have a $10 if buy it from them.

  • Best Buy: $10 e-gift card, emailed after purchase
  • GameStop: $10 rewards cash for PowerUp Rewards members

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal Launch Edition (Physical) – $60

The physical launch edition for Persona 5 Royal comes with a limited-edition steelbook case and a P5R dynamic PS4 theme code. Walmart currently has the game available for $50, but it might only be available for in-store pickup, depending on your location. It’s also part of a buy two, get one free promotion at Target, so if you were looking to pick it and two other recent games up, now’s a good time to do so.

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal Phantom Thieves Edition (Physical) – $90

The physical Phantom Thieves Edition for Persona 5 Royal is a bit pricier at $90 but includes quite a few collectibles. You can see everything it comes with below. Last time we checked, the Phantom Thieves Edition is sold out everywhere, but you can double-check its listings below.

  • Official Joker mask with a stand
  • Collector’s edition box
  • Persona 5 Royal artbook
  • Persona 5 Royal soundtrack on CD
  • Limited edition steelbook case
  • P5R dynamic PS4 theme code

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition (Digital) – $70

The Persona 5 Royal Deluxe Edition is $10 more than the launch edition and includes the Kasumi Costume bundle DLC ($15 value).

Pre-order Persona 5 Royal Ultimate Edition (Digital) – $100

The priciest edition for Persona 5 Royal is the digital Ultimate Edition, which comes with quite a few in-game items. Check out the bonuses below.

  • Kasumi Costume bundle ($15 value)
  • Battle bundle ($10 value)
  • Persona bundle ($10 value)
  • DLC bundle ($60 value)
  • Six additional costume packs

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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Available For Pre-Order Now

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Persona 5 Royal: How To Unlock The New Palace And Semester (Spoiler-Free)

Persona 5 Royal adds tons of new content, chief among them is the new third semester that also contains the ninth and final palace, all of which happen after the events of the original game. But it’s possible to miss all those features entirely if you don’t meet certain requirements. It’s an absolute must to see all the game has to offer, so here’s everything you need to do to unlock the new content, as spoiler free as possible.

The gist of this is that you need to rank up three separate Confidants (Akechi, Kasumi, and Maruki) to certain ranks before specific dates. Some of the ranks are gated by certain days and events, and if you don’t rank them up by then, you’ll miss out on extra gameplay and the new, major story arcs. P5R does a pretty good job notifying you of opportunities to level up these Confidants; they’ll text you when they’re available to hang out and there is some dialogue that highlights important dates. You may still overlook things as there are some specific windows of when to do them. We have everything detailed below.

Goro Akechi (Justice Confidant)

First, let’s start with Goro Akechi, the Justice arcana. In the original Persona 5, Akechi’s Confidant arc was tied to story events and was unmissable, but in P5R you choose to spend time with him. You’ll first meet Akechi in early June when you take the class field trip to the TV Station. This is an unmissable story event that kicks off rank 1.

After rank 1 he’ll be in Kichijoji, the new area in Persona 5 Royal, to hang out. He’ll be a catalyst to show you some of the new things you can do like play billiards and relax at the jazz club. You can achieve ranks 2 to 5 right after rank 1, and there’s no time gate on them. However, his Confidant rank 3 requires you to have Knowledge and Charm stats at rank 3 before engaging.

Rank 6 is locked until a story event on September 3, and he’ll be waiting for you in Leblanc. Ranks 7 and 8 are then locked until November 2, but you must complete both before November 18. A word of advice: make sure you’re prepared to fight for rank 8, though you can always retry if you don’t succeed. If you do all those things correctly, ranks 9 & 10 will unlock automatically as the story progresses.

Kasumi Yoshizawa (Faith Confidant)

Next, let’s move on to Kasumi Yoshizawa, the new transfer student at Shujin Academy. You’ll bump into Kasumi on the train early on, but you won’t truly interact with her until the new park clean-up event on May 30. This is an unmissable story event, and you’ll reach rank 1 with her and open up her Confidant route (she holds the Faith arcana).

You’ll notice that Kasumi only has five Confidant ranks which is different from everyone else. Ranks 2 to 5 aren’t gated by anything and can be easily unlocked after you officially meet her–you’ll find her hanging out in Kichijoji. You have until December 22 to do all of this so no pressure…but don’t slack off, unless Kawakami says it’s okay.

Takuto Maruki (Councillor Confidant)

Finally, the last important Confidant to ensure you reach the extra semester and palace, is Shujin Academy’s very own guidance counselor Takuto Maruki, who holds the Councillor arcana. Maruki joins the story after the first palace and is hired by the school to help the students through their problems. There’s an automatic story event that introduces him, and since you and your friends have endured traumatic experiences, you’re required to go visit him early on. From there you’ll reach rank 1 with him, and throughout the story you’ll see moments of your fellow Phantom Thieves receiving counseling from him as well.

Ranks 2 to 5 can be achieved immediately after that, and he’ll be hanging in front of the nurses office on Monday’s and Friday’s after school. Ranks 6 to 9 are then gated until September 20. You can also do ranks 1 through 9 after September 20 if you choose since you won’t be locked out if you wait that long. Rank 10 then happens automatically on November 18 if you have reached rank 9 by then. However, you will be locked out of rank 10 if you do not reach rank 9 by November 17.

It’s also worth noting that Maruki raises your SP cap and grants abilities like Detox, Flow, and Mindfulness which are extremely useful. He’s also a refreshing personality and you honestly should just meet with him regardless; he provides perspective for mental health, which will be very important by the time you reach the new content.

A Few More Tips

To rank up Confidants faster, make sure you’re carrying a Persona with the same arcana as the person you’re hanging out with–you’ll receive more points for proper dialogue options. Oh and lastly, make sure to refuse any deal that would compromise your morals throughout the course of the story.

If you accomplish all these steps then you should be ready for the brand new palace, third semester, and everything that comes with them. When you follow through on the new final boss, make sure you have everyone’s Baton Pass at rank 3 (which levels up by playing darts throughout the game)–trust us on this one.

For more on this extended version of the original RPG, be sure to read our early review of Persona 5 Royal’s first 50 hours and how the new mechanics effect the experience. You can also check out how some changes were made in the localization process and get insight on how Persona’s localization was done throughout the years.

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TheGamer’s Persona 5 Royal 100% Completion Walkthrough: April

Welcome to TheGamer’s Persona 5 Royal walkthrough. Here, we’re gonna be guiding you through all ten playable months of the game, making sure you’ll make it to the true ending with all confidant ranks and social stats maxed out— not to mention popping that shiny platinum on your first run of the game.

Going month by month, this guide will include:

  • Month overview
  • Notes on restricted/limited time events
  • Daily activity guide
  • Mementos and Palace notes
  • Recommendations/tips for combat optimization.

A few things to note going for this walkthrough:

  • This walkthrough is a modified version of this guide, optimized for further efficiency and combat effectiveness.
  • All confidant rank ups are dependent on you bringing a persona of a matching arcana when spending time with them. With the exception of Rank 1 and Rank 10, if you forget to do this even once it’ll set your schedule back— sometimes catastrophically, depending on the confidant. Make sure you’re keeping track of your personae. Reminders will be included when your only opportunity to prep a persona for an event is the night before.
  • This walkthrough is based on normal difficulty— you might find yourself having a hard time keeping up on higher difficulty modes.
  • As it’s not possible to 100% the Thieves Den achievements on your first run, we’ll be guiding you through popping as many of them as possible, but it will not be a main focus like the PS4 trophies.
  • This guide will be running on the assumption that you’re choosing a platonic route with all the romanceable characters to accomodate for everyone— if you find yourself progressing faster with your romanced confidant than the guide plans for, use the extra day as a free slot.
  • Story-locked confidant ranks will not be included in the monthly exit stats.

All set? Let’s get started.

April

Those of you who’ve played the original P5 will know that April is the month of cutscenes. The game will ease you into the flow of things slowly, which means you won’t have as much freedom of choice/movement until the first palace infiltration starts in earnest.

There’s not much to keep in mind for April— you’re mostly going to be focusing on starting all the available confidants and starting to rank up your social stats.

April 12th

  • Class answer: Logic (Knowledge +1)
  • Daytime: Forced palace infiltration
  • Nighttime: unavailable

April 13th-14th

  • Story scripted events

April 15th

  • Daytime: Forced palace infiltration
  • Nighttime: Unavailable

(Note: Make sure you’re coming out of the palace with at least 1,500 yen, as you’ll need to buy some plant nutrients.)

April 16th

  • Story scripted events

April 17th

  • Daytime: Unavailable
  • Nighttime: Scripted tools crafting tutorial (Proficiency +2)

April 18th

  • Daytime: Take Pirate Legend out from the school library. Buy plant nutrients from the underground mall at Shibuya. Buy materials for crafting lockpicks from the secondhand shop in Yongen-Jaya(optional). Head to the clinic to talk to the doctor (Death rank 1, Guts +1).
  • Nighttime: Complete crossword on the first floor table (Knowledge +1). Clean your room (find Yongen Wanderer and On Modern Thought*)

*Unofficial translation

April 19th

  • Class answer: C (knowledge +1)
  • Daytime: Chariot 2 (matching persona not required):
  • 3, 2, 1
  • 0, 0
  • 1, 1
  • 1, 1, 1

(Numbers here refer to how many confidant points you’ll get for each dialogue option: for example, there are three response options in the first prompt of Chariot’s rank 2 event. You will get three points for the first, two for the second, and one for the third. To keep up with the schedule, pick the highest value option possible. Going forward, the values will be based on you having a matching persona in stock.)

  • Nighttime: Use plant nutrients on the plant in your room (Kindness +2). Craft lockpicks (Proficiency +2)

(Note: If you bought extra crafting materials to make two lockpicks, It’s possible for you to reload the tools crafting until you get a bonus lockpick, at which you’ll have enough to open every locked chest in the palace as well as getting a bonus proficiency point.)

April 20th

  • Read Pirate Legend on the train.
  • Daytime: Buy as many healing supplies as you can from the clinic. Secure infiltration route at Kamoshida’s palace.

(Note: It might be a bit hard trying to clear the entire palace in one go at this point— it is essential to the schedule, however. If you’re having trouble, go ahead and turn down the difficulty. Make sure you exit the palace with Berith registered for the Hierophant confidant.)

  • Nighttime: Study at Leblanc (Knowledge +3)

April 21st

  • Daytime: Study at the library (Knowledge +3)
  • Nighttime: Talk to Sojiro (Hierophant 1):
  • 3, 2, 2

April 22nd

  • Daytime: Apply for both the flower shop and convenience store part-time jobs at the underground walkway. Work at the convenience store (Charm +2, trophy)

  • Nighttime: Hierophant 2:
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 2, 0
  • 2, 0, 0

(Note: Yongen-Jaya at night is unlocked.)

April 23rd

  • Class answer: Singing (Knowledge +1)
  • Daytime: Study at the library (Guts +1, Knowledge +1)
  • Nighttime: Make coffee (Charm +1)

April 24th

  • Home shopping (Optional, Spring Side set recommended)
  • Daytime: Get Aojiru from the drink stand in the undergound walkway (Charm rank 2). Work at the flower shop (Kindness +2)
  • Nighttime: Go to the bathhouse in Yongen (Charm + 3)

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April 25th

  • Finish Pirate Legend on the train (Guts +3)
  • Class answer: Knowing your actions are wrong, Conviction that you’re right (Charm +1)
  • Daytime: Bring Pirate Legend back and take out Alluring Dancer. Buy the DVD player from the Yongen secondhand shop. Buy membership at DVD rental store on Shibuya central street, borrow X Folders. Work at the flower shop (Kindness rank 2)
  • Nighttime: Hierophant 3:
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 0, 2, 0
  • 2, 0, 2

April 26th

  • Daytime: Study at the library (Guts rank 2, Knowledge +1)
  • Nighttime: Watch X Folders (Guts +2)

April 27th

  • Class answer: Four (Knowledge +1)
  • Daytime: Send calling card.
  • Nighttime: Solve crossword (Knowledge +1). Craft infiltration tools (Proficiency +2)

April 28th

  • Daytime: Clear Kamoshida’s palace.

(Note: You shouldn’t have any real problems with the boss fight; just have Mona healing everyone periodically and follow the game’s instructions. Don’t send Panther on the stealth mission, as she’ll get caught immediately.)

  • Nighttime: Watch X Folders (Guts +2)

April 29th

  • Daytime: Turn in X Folders and rent Wraith. Chariot 3:
  • 2, 0, 0
  • 3, 2, 0
  • 2, 0, 0
  • Nighttime: Study (Knowledge +2)

April 30th

  • Read Alluring Dancer on the train.
  • Class answer: Wonder, Kid, A prodigy (Knowledge +1)
  • Daytime: Watch the movie at Shibuya theatre (Guts +3).
  • Nighttime: Buy materials for infiltration tools if needed. Craft infiltration tools— reload until you get the bonus point (Proficiency rank 2)

April exit stats:

  • Knowledge 1, Guts 2, Proficiency 2, Kindness 2, Charm 2
  • Hierophant 3, Lovers 1, Chariot 3, Death 1

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Persona 5 Royal: How To Max Out Your Persona’s Stats

In the original Persona 5, the only way to max out a persona’s stats was through the use of the gallows in an expensive cycle of buying experience fodder, feeding it to your persona through a vetting process, and then rinse and repeat. And even then, because of the way personae growth works, it was often impossible to max out more than two stats on any given persona.

Well, Atlus has done away with all that expensive tedium this time around. With the introduction of the Fusion Alarms, Persona 5 Royal provides a way to max out your persona’s stats that is easy on both your playtime and in-game wallet. Just follow this step-by step guide, and you’ll be flaunting your ultimate persona in no time.

Step 0: Pre-Mementos Prep

The prep has two prerequisites: You’ll have to rank up the Chariot and Wheel of Fortune confidants to rank 7 and 8 respectively.

At rank 7, the Chariot confidant grants the Insta-Kill ability, whereby you can simply sprint through weak shadows and gain experience, money, and a persona as if you had completed the battle normally. The fact that it gives you a persona as well is crucial, as it’ll cut down the time required to coerce a shadow into joining you every time.

The Fortune confidant requiring a 100,000 yen investment before starting might keep you from meeting this prerequisite until a little bit into the game, but it’s well worth it. At rank 8, you gain the ability to ask Chihaya for a reading that will drastically increase the frequency at which Fusion Alarms trigger. As this method involves using multiple alarms, this will cut down significantly on the amount of shadows you’ll need to bust through before proceeding.

If you have both these perks, then perfect! Make sure you get an alarm reading from Chihaya before your Mementos visit.

Step 1: Get Your Target and Offering Personae Ready

Before diving into the shadows, make sure you have the persona you’re maxing out and an offering persona. Ideally, the offering persona would be one with skills that you’d like your target persona to learn— if you don’t have one in mind, just pick one persona of a similar level from the same arcana.

The key is that this persona should be strong enough to grant your target persona a level up upon being fused. The reason it should be prepped beforehand is that buying a persona from the registry drastically increases your chances of a fusion accident, potentially booting you out of the Velvet Room prematurely.

Step 2: Punch Those Shadows

Skull’s Insta-Kill will speed you through this step. Go to a level of Mementos with shadows just slightly weaker than you (the stronger, the better, as it will reward you with more money to buy offering personae on repeat). Use third Eye to find shadows with a green outline, then accelerate into them using R2.

Repeat until you have two personae and have triggered a Fusion Alarm. With the reading from Chihaya, the alarms should trigger within the first three battles until about the fifth or so alarm, at which it might take five or more battles to trigger.

RELATED: Persona 5 Royal: Velvet Room Fusion Alarms Explained

Step 3: Fuse The Two Personae You Just Picked Up

These personae don’t need to be high-level: fusing them first during the alarm is to create a highlighted persona, which will yield greater results when used in another fusion process. Think of it as making premium feed for your target persona.

Step 4: Feed Your Pre-prepped Offering Persona To Your Target Persona

Simple enough. Your offering persona should grant your target persona a level up, and some stat boosts along with it. If you’re using a persona with specific skills you want to pass on, don’t worry too much about re-rolling to get them: you’ll be feeding this persona quite a few times.

This step is actually interchangeable with step 4 in terms of chronological order— doing the fusion first just increases the chances of an accident on the second gallows fusion, which is what you want.

Step 5: Buy Your Designated Offering Persona From The Registry

This is a modified version of step 1, as you’re making sure you have the offering persona ready before your next Fusion Alarm after this. This has the added bonus of near guaranteeing an accident on your next fusion process.

Step 6: Feed The Highlighted Persona To Your Target Persona

This is where you give the premium feed you made in step 3 to your target persona. With all the factors set up by the previous steps, this will almost always result in an accident— your target persona will receive a stat boost (enhanced from the highlighted persona) without levelling up. The twins will then boot you out of the Velvet Room, ending the alarm.

Step 7: Start Over From Step 2

Rinse and repeat, basically. Before long, your target persona should be the strongest one in your arsenal, depending on its initial level.

A Few Caveats

Technically, step 0 isn’t mandatory— but given the repetitive nature of the method, it makes the whole process tedious and near unviable if you don’t meet the prerequisites. If you’re not averse to long grinds, though, knock yourself out! Just make sure you have all the components you need going into each alarm.

Also, repeat buying the offering persona can get a little harsh on your wallet depending on how much you’ve boosted the Mementos money gains via Jose. But if the shadows weak enough to Insta-Kill are still strong enough to induce a level up in your target persona, feel free to pick up a third persona to use instead of having a designated offering persona to re-buy every time.

This method is best used in Mementos due to the increased shadow spawns and the option to boost your money gains, but it’s technically workable in palaces as well. Just sprint into the green-outlined shadows as you would in the Mona-bus.

Finally, it’s worth noting that unless you grind real long, you probably won’t get your persona maxed out in one Mementos run. We recommend stretching it over two Mementos visits, or strengthening your persona as much as possible then maxing out the rest of their stats via an extended stay in solitary confinement. This is also useful becasue your persona is likely to learn a passive resistance to its innate elemental weakness. Just remember to return every two days to light up a new incense for maximum efficiency!

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