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"I can't believe you evaded the police's network until today… The only logical explanation is that someone in the police has ties to the Phantom Thieves… Explain yourself!"
Sae Niijima interrogating the protagonist about Goro Akechi.
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This article covers information about the Justice Confidant, Goro Akechi, including events and skills featured in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.

The protagonist automatically starts Akechi's Confidant on June 10th, during a social studies trip to a TV station. In Persona 5, the Confidant is automatically ranked during certain story events. As such, he gains no points regardless of dialogue chosen.

In Persona 5 Royal, Akechi's Confidant is now manual. He can be found in Kichijoji outside the Darts and Billiards club Penguin Sniper at night, even on rainy days. Maxing out his Confidant will also make it possible to see the altered true ending cutscene.

Completing Akechi's Confidant enables the fusion of Metatron. Akechi does not have a farewell gift for the protagonist on 3/19.

Skills

Rank Ability Description
6 Baton Pass Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack does not down the enemy.
Detective Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.

Rank Ability Description
- Follow Up* Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack does not down the enemy.
- Smooth Talk* If negotiation with a god-like Shadow fails, you can try again.
2 Sleuthing Instinct Chance to reveal one enemy affinity at the start of battle.
4 Sleuthing Mastery Chance to reveal all of one enemy's affinities at the start of battle.
7 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
MAX Protect* Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
Endure* Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.

Availability

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Akechi

Dialogue Options

Rank 1
Rank 2
  • Story event on July 27th.
Rank 3
  • Story event on August 28th.
Rank 4
  • Story event on October 24th.
Rank 5
  • Story event on October 26th.
Rank 6
Rank 7
Rank 8
  • Rank 8 is a story event on November 20th; no dialogue options.
Rank 9
Rank 10

Rank 1
Rank 2
Rank 3
  • To initiate Akechi's Rank 3 Confidant, the protagonist must have rank three Knowledge (Scholarly) and Charm (Suave).
Rank 4
  • Reaching Rank 4 unlocks the jazz club in Kichijoji.
Rank 5
Rank 6
  • Rank 6 is unavailable until September 3rd. Akechi is in Leblanc rather than Kichijoji.
Rank 7
  • Rank 7 is unavailable until November 2nd, and the protagonist must have rank four Knowledge (Encyclopedic).
  • If the protagonist loses against Akechi, the Confidant will not progress. The player must then challenge Akechi to a rematch and win in order to rank up the Confidant.
Rank 8
Rank 9
  • Ranks 9 and 10 are automatically triggered during Shido's Palace if Rank 8 is complete.
Rank 10

To achieve Akechi's Ultimate Persona, several options must be chosen:

  • During Rank 7, choose "You're my rival."
  • During Rank 8, win against him in battle then choose "I accept."
  • On the night of the day you secure the Treasure route to Shido's Palace, choose "I want to keep our promise."
  • On the path to the true ending, Akechi will meet with the protagonist on the evening of 2/2. Choose "We're stopping Maruki." This will then cause Akechi's Persona to transform into Hereward.

The subsequent True Ending on the 20th of March will also be altered as long as the protagonist maxed Akechi's Confidant, regardless if his third awakening occurred.

For the events that occur should the protagonist not fulfill Akechi's promise, see here.

February 2nd

Other

Hangout (Shinagawa)
  • Only available on July 29th; Akechi will call the protagonist the night before. Ohya will be present.

Trivia

  • During the story event on February second, one of the protagonist's dialogue options was "This isn't small potatoes." With a small post-release update, the line was changed to "This isn't trivial."


Igor - Morgana - Makoto Niijima - Haru Okumura - Yusuke Kitagawa - Sojiro Sakura - Ann Takamaki - Ryuji Sakamoto - Goro Akechi - Futaba Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Caroline and Justine - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Sae Niijima - Sumire YoshizawaRoyal - Takuto MarukiRoyal
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