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Questions tagged [persona-5]

A 2016 role-playing game, developed and published by ATLUS for Playstation 3 and 4. Similar to other games in the Persona series, the player controls an unnamed high school-age protagonist over the course of a full calendar year, balancing time between school, friends, and stealing hearts from people whose desires have become distorted. Use this tag for the PS3 or PS4 version of the game.

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Is there any way to shop after the start of the Depths of Mementos dungeon?

Spoilers ahead I'm after the Holy Grail and 'Good ending' cutscenes and now I'm having a hard time. The Depths of mementos has pretty much sucked me dry of SP Recovery items, and that makes the ...
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Is there any loss to making an enemy retreat instead of killing them?

When I get a holdup for an enemy I already have as persona, I mostly just kill them (with All out attack). But I'm wondering, would talking/asking for money/items be preferable? I would get an item, ...
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Should I grind until last minute for a story palace, or clear it as soon as I can?

I'm in the first palace, and I get 2 weeks to beat it. I'm close to clearing it on Friday of the first week, but IDK if I should push now to clear it or grind the mobs for levels/money before ...
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Is the result the same regardless of who you choose to confess your love for if you go with Ryuji on the October 26th post festival party?

If you pick to go with Ryuji, you eventually get dragged to the stage and have to pick someone to confess your love for. When in this video you pick Ryuji you get stopped, however if you pick someone ...
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Is there any point to raise social stats to rank 5?

I've reached rank 4 on all 5 of my social stats which lets me start (and finish, as far as I can tell) any Social Link. Is there a reason to try and raise them to rank 5? I know that Knowledge ...
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Persona 5 - Plant died

After the time where we clean our room and get a plant, I honestly forgot I had it for a while (The day currently in my game is May 18th, and I first noticed it died May 6th). During that time, the ...
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Why wasn't this character killed immediately?

In Persona 5, after you By my understanding, this should have resulted in And yet nothing happens until Now, I understand that the out-of-universe reason for this is that if it would have ...
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How were the protagonist and co. able to take out real items and money from the world of cognition?

I never played any of the previous Persona games and thus might be a bit lacking in the background knowledge, which Persona 5 didn't do much to explain (I think as is the tradition for many Japanese ...
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In what ways are the individual Persona games connected?

I have only played Persona 5, and it has encouraged me to pick up the other games in the series. I know that they're all stand-alone, but I'm curious: In what ways are the games related? Are they ...
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Persona 5 - Does the Hawaii date lock in a romance target?

In early August, you go to Hawaii, and as part of that you get the option to go on a date with one of a selection of the Social Link pool: Ann, Makoto, Kawakami or Hifumi - or not choosing any (or not ...
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Where to find Organic Nutrients for +3 Kindness

So I've been playing Persona 5 and following a guide. It tells me to buy Organic Nutrients from the Flower Shop in Shibuya. I went to the flower shop, but they only carry Bio Nutrients which only ...
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Is there a downside to cheating at video games?

Late in the game, you are able to buy a video game console that allows you to play video games at home. Even later, you're able to buy a book titled "Game Secrets", which makes all of the video games ...
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Do I need to make the Infiltration Tools myself?

After reaching a certain Confidant rank with the Temperance Confidant, you can have them make Infiltration Tools for you, among other things. Does having this person make Infiltration Tools for you ...
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What determines who texts me in Hawaii?

I'm now nearing the end of my NG+ run and I just got back from Hawaii (in-game). My first playthrough, I received a text from Makoto, who I think was my highest ranked Confidant at the time, so that ...
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Am I getting experience when Ryuji insta-kills the enemy?

After reaching a certain rank with Ryuji (8, I think?), he gains the ability to have a chance to insta-kill an enemy when you Ambush them. While traversing Mementos, this happens quite frequently. I ...
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Does the weather affect Shadows in Palaces?

The game makes it quite clear that adverse weather affects the Shadows in Mementos, whether it makes them more likely to call for backup, have Treasure Demons appear, or enter the battle despaired. ...
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How do I unlock more Infiltration Tools?

While reading up on how/where to find the upper tier Treasure Demons, I came across mention of an Infiltration Tool called "Treasure Trap". However, I've completed the game and only ever saw the ...
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How do I access bus decals DLC?

Atlus released two free DLC items on the PSN store which allow you to customize your bus you drive around in Mementos. I downloaded the DLC and I do not receive any items that allow me to customize my ...
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How do I access the DLC BGM?

I bought the Persona 3 and 4 Costume and BGM DLC packs, but I can't seem to find a way to change the BGM. The costumes were in a cardboard box in my room, but there wasn't any mention of how to enable ...
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How do I kill the Reaper?

In previous Persona titles, a certain enemy appears when you spend too long on one floor of a dungeon. The enemy is called the Reaper. It's level 99 and is intended to be able to kill your entire ...
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What all carries into New Game+?

I'm coming close to finishing my first playthrough of Persona 5 and I'm already planning my New Game+ playthrough where I'm going to try to pick up all the trophies I missed my first time around. ...
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Why is the experience a character gains different from what is reported at the end of battle?

In normal mode, does anyone know why the experience a character actually earns is different from the amount reported at the end of battle? I've noticed something while playing the game that, for some ...
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Can you do anything before entering the Metaverse on a given day?

I'm still pretty early in the game, but things have opened up a bit and I do finally have freedom to choose what to do each day before going to sleep. I've headed to the Metaverse immediately a few ...
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Is it possible to go out after going to the Metaverse?

After exploring the Metaverse, I'm too exhausted to do anything, meaning I can't do anything that night. The later Palaces ramp up in difficulty quite a bit, so I've found myself spending more days in ...
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Do some Social Skills require more experience to level up than others?

While trying to study right before my exams, I got a lot of Knowledge. However, I wasn't able to rank up to where I wanted to be in time, despite spending a lot more time studying than other ...
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Are there consequences for cheating on my girlfriend(s)?

In Persona 5, you're able to date 9 different girls. However, after choosing to date one, the option still comes up for others. If I choose to date another, are there any consequences?
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How to deal with enemies with no weaknesses?

In my infiltration of a palace I started to notice a bit of a trend with enemies I am fighting. More and more the enemies are either having hard to use weaknesses or the even worse case no weaknesses ...
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Do Mementos requests ever expire?

In Persona 5, there are requests for the Phantom Thieves to take care of in Mementos, similar in vein to the requests in Tartarus in Persona 3. However, the requests in Persona 3 were listed with a ...
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Do Social Link points stack past the required amount for the next rank?

While on summer vacation, I had a lot of free time to improve my relationships. However, I discovered that Yusuke apparently really likes the coffee at Cafe LeBlanc, since he came over 4-5 times in 10 ...
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What days will I be able to read on the train?

Some days, I am able to find a seat on the train and get some reading done. Unfortunately, there have been a few days where I didn't happen to have any unfinished books on me and the time was wasted. ...
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Is there any reason to hang out if a confidant's bond will not get stronger?

In Persona 5 I have been hanging out with all of my connections whenever I am told that I feel my bond is getting stronger with them. However many times when I talk to these people to see if they want ...
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How do I know what to say to enemies?

It seems fairly random what enemies like to hear and don't like to hear. I very frequently fail to negotiate with enemies and either just get some item or have them just attack me again or even call ...
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How can I get more ammo while in a Palace?

After realizing how useful firearms are, I started using them a lot more. Unfortunately, they have very limited ammo. I have not been able to figure out how to get more without leaving the Palace and ...
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Is it possible to be caught while hiding?

Just now, I accidentally dashed to a hiding spot directly next to an enemy who walked right by me twice without noticing me and I was able to ambush it. Did I just get lucky or is it not possible for ...
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Why can't I take screenshots of Persona 5?

While playing Persona 5 (finally) last night, I came across a funny scene that I wanted to show a friend. However, when I hit the Share button, the "Save Screenshot" and "Save Video Clip" options were ...