Persona 5 is filled with demons and a ton of friends who can aid you in different ways. Throughout the game, you’ll have the opportunity to forge relationships with various party members and non-playable characters. Outside the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with friendship, increasing your relationships with NPCs pays off.
Each of 21 relationships in Persona 5 are associated with a different Arcana, which are associated with the Personas you can fuse. Increasing your Confidant Rank with each person allows you to strengthen the fusions you make for Personas of that Arcana.
In addition to helping you create stronger Persona, certain characters also give you major benefits when increasing your Confidant Rank. Doing so unlocks new skills, progresses that character’s story — and for some characters, allows you to romance them and make them your partner. (You can only romance a select few female characters but no men.)
If you’re looking to level up a certain confidant and you aren’t sure what requirements you need, check out our table below, which also shows you which characters are romanceable. (If you’re looking for a more in-depth explanation, check out RPG Site.)
Spoiler warning: The list below contains spoilers about who can be a confidant.
Persona 5: Confidant list
|Chariot||Ryuji||None||At Rank 7, Ryuji learns Insta-Kill|
|Death||Takemi||Must speak at daytime, Level 2 Guts for Rank 2, Level 4 Charm for Rank 8||Special items, romanceable|
|Devil||Ichiko||Availble at night at Crossroads Bar||Affects Palace Alert levels, romanceable|
|Emperor||Yusuke||Level 4 Proficiency for Rank 6||Create skill cards for Persona|
|Empress||Haru||Level 5 Proficiency for Rank 2||Plant growing skills, romanceable|
|Fool||Igor||None||Persona upgrades (fusion abilities and stock upgrades)|
|Fortune||Chihaya||None||Stat boosts, romanceable|
|Hanged Man||Iwai||Must speak at nighttime, Level 4 Guts for Rank 1, Level 5 Guts for Rank 8||Customize guns|
|Hermit||Futaba||Level 4 Kindess for Rank 2||Random chance, battle-based improvements, romanceable|
|Hierophant||Sojiro||Level 5 Kindess for Rank 7||Create SP restoring food items|
|Lovers||Ann||Level 2 Kindess for Rank 2||Demon negotiation upgrades, romanceable|
|Priestess||Makoto||Level 3 Knowledge for Rank 1, Level 5 Charm for Rank 6||Upgraded battle analysis, romanceable|
|Star||Hifumi||Available at night, Level 3 Charm for Rank 1, Level 5 Knowledge for Rank 8||Swap party members in battle, romanceable|
|Strength||Warden Twins||Various special Personas||Velvet Room upgrades|
|Sun||Yoshida||Available at night||Gain more money or items from Hold Ups|
|Temperance||Kawakami||Available Friday / Saturday nights, Level 3 Guts for Rank 1||Make items at school, make items for you, romanceable|
|Tower||Shinya||Available in afternoons at Shibuya Arcade||Special gun skills|