"Acting as a Phantom Thief would've been more efficient alone. You could've gone about it that way... However, you did not. There are merits to having associates... That's what you decided. Am I wrong?"
Sae Niijima interrogating the protagonist about Ryuji Sakamoto.

This article covers information about the Chariot Confidant, Ryuji Sakamoto, events and skills featured in Persona 5.

The protagonist automatically starts Ryuji's Confidant on April 12th, after exiting Kamoshida's Palace for the second time. He can be found during the day near the stairway by the protagonist's classroom on the second floor of Shujin Academy. During days off, Ryuji is hanging out in the arcade in the central street of Shibuya.


Rank Ability Description
2 Baton Pass Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
3 Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack does not down the enemy.
4 Punk Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
6 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7 Insta-kill Chance to instantly win a battle after a successful ambush.
8 Endure Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9 Protect Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
10 Second Awakening Transforms his Persona into a mythological trickster.


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Dialogue OptionsEdit

To initiate Ryuji's Rank 7 Confidant, the protagonist needs to wait until he texts him at night when he is ready to go out on a stakeout in Tsukishima at specific dates:

  • April - 20th, 25th, and 27th.
  • May - 25th or 27th
  • June - 29th
  • July - 1st or 6th
  • August - 12th
  • September -21st
  • October -2nd
  • November - 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th and 30th
  • December - 2nd, 7th and 9th.


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