"It's hard to believe an ordinary high school student could accomplish such grandiose heists. One would need a heart of steel, unaffected by outside influences and prepared to act without hesitating. There has to be someone who helped strengthen your mental state. Sound like somebody you know? Give me a name!"
Sae Niijima interrogating the protagonist about Takuto Maruki.

This article covers information about the Councillor Confidant, Takuto Maruki, including events and skills featured in Persona 5 Royal.

The protagonist automatically starts Maruki's Confidant on May 13th. Maruki can be found outside the nurse's office on Shujin's first floor practice building on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. As he is a school-only Confidant, he is only available during the day, even during rain. With every Rank, the protagonist gains 5 SP points to his maximum pool, plus a food recovery item.

Maruki's Confidant cannot be progressed past Rank 5 before the 20th of September. After that date, he will be available during all school days bar the 28th of September, the 4th and 6th of October and the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th and 15th of November.

The deadline for completing Maruki's Confidant is November 18th. Maxing this Confidant is mandatory for access to the Third Semester events (January 1 to February 3, March 3, March 14) and the true ending, so make sure to prioritize hanging out with him at all costs.

Completing Maruki's Confidant enables the fusion of Vohu Manah.


Rank Ability Description
2 Detox X When Joker is inflicted with an ailment, he may recover immediately.
3 Flow Chance to receive the effects of Charge and Concentrate at the start of battle.
5 Mindfulness Chance to restore Joker’s SP when it is low.
7 Flow Boost Raises the chance of Flow succeeding.
9 Detox DX Raises the chance of Detox X succeeding.
10 Wakefulness Raises the SP recovered from Mindfulness.


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Dialogue optionsEdit

  • Rank 2 is automatic.
  • Rank 3 is unavailable during rainy days.
  • Rank 6 is unavailable until September 20th.
  • Rank 9 must be completed before November 17th to unlock the third semester.
  • Rank 10 automatically triggers on November 18th if Rank 9 is complete.

After Maxing his ConfidantEdit

  • Story event in January 9.
  • Story event in February 2.


  • In the Japanese version of Royal, his "Flow" ability is called "[Protagonist] Zone" (主人公(しゅじんこ)ゾーン, Shujinko Zone)?, where "[Protagonist]" is the name that the player sets for the protagonist. This makes it the only Confidant ability whose name is dynamic.

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