Follow Up (追い撃ち, Oiuchi)? is a mechanic in the series. It has the chance to allow for more enemies to be knocked down in a single turn.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Persona 4 / Golden[edit | edit source]

Follow Up is introduced in Persona 4, as an unlockable Social Link ability available to all party members. During battle, if any party member successfully knocks down an enemy, there is a chance that an ally in the party will request to perform a Follow Up. If allowed to do so, they will attack a random enemy on the battlefield (usually one that is not already Downed) and Down them without fail.

Each party member has a varying effect to their Follow Up, such as Chie Satonaka instantly obliterating any single (non-miniboss) enemy, or Yukiko Amagi dealing low damage but guaranteeing that the targeted enemy will become Dizzy. Each user's Follow Up attack also has an individual name attached. While most are descriptions of the attack itself, such as Yukiko's "Fan Assault," or Chie's "Galactic Punt," Yosuke Hanamura's Follow Up is named after himself, being called "Yosuke Strike."

In order for a character to be able to perform this ability, their Social Link must be advanced to at least Rank 3.

In Persona 4 Golden, after the Investigation Team gets access to their scooters, all party members who have already unlocked Follow Up (and those who unlock the ability afterwards) will immediately gain the ability to perform a Cavalry Attack. This attack is very similar to a Follow Up, except it is performed by members of the team that are not currently in battle, driving into the fray with their scooters for a quick assist.

Persona 3 Portable[edit | edit source]

Since Persona 3 Portable was made after Persona 4, it includes a feature similar to Follow Up, called Co-Op attacks. They act almost exactly the same way in concept as in Persona 4, the only difference being that they are performed by both a party member and the protagonist simultaneously. These attacks also do not have individual names, instead being simply called "Junpei Co-Op" or "Koromaru Co-Op," for example.

However, these attacks do not have personalized effects between party members; all of them achieve the same result of knocking down a single enemy without fail.

This ability requires the SEES Social Link to reach Rank 3 to unlock, whereupon all characters gain the ability simultaneously. This happens automatically during the story.

Persona 5 / Royal[edit | edit source]

Follow Up is a Confidant ability party members are able to learn. During battle, after the protagonist attacks, if the target isn't Downed, there's a chance an eligible party member will make a request to perform a Follow Up. If accepted, they will attack the target the protagonist failed to Down and finish the job themselves, downing the enemy.

The effects of each party member's Follow Up vary, as in previous games. For instance, Ryuji's Follow Up targets 1 enemy and deals high damage, and Morgana's Follow Up instead pursuits all enemies. Both will result in a Critical hit, Downing them in the process.

In order to for a party member to be able to perform this ability, their Confidant often needs to be at least Rank 3, with the exception of Makoto Niijima at Rank 4, Sumire Yoshizawa at Rank 6, and Goro Akechi when he first joins the party, regardless of Confidant progress.

Hifumi Togo's Confidant ability, Uchikomi, allows any party member to have a chance of performing a Follow Up, regardless of their position in battle, allowing backup party members to perform them as well. However, Follow Ups performed by backup party members have a slightly different trigger, instead activating when the protagonist successfully downs an enemy, similar to Persona 4. This ability is unlocked with Rank 3 of Hifumi's confidant.

In Persona 5 Royal, Raoul's trait, Hazy Presence, boosts the odds of Follow Up activating.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Persona 4 Golden, Naoto Shirogane is the only character whose Cavalry Attack does not use the vehicle itself to deal damage; instead, her gun is used.
  • Chie's Follow Up shares its structure with Yusuke Kitagawa's from Persona 5, that being instantly killing regular enemies, while simply dealing a large amount of damage to unique or miniboss enemies.
  • In Persona 5, the Follow Up attacks from characters in the party use their melee weapons, while those from character in reserve use their firearms.
  • Akechi's Follow Up is virtually the same during both Niijima's Palace and Maruki's Palace, the only difference being that the former uses brilliant blue light to slice through all enemies onscreen, while the latter channels dark purple energy to the same result.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "Never More" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Signs of Love" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Your Affection" - "P3 FES" - "Sky's The Limit" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "True Story" - "Key Plus Words" - "The Way of Memories" - "True Feelings" - "Shadow World" - "Time To Make History" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "We Are One and All" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Alone in this World" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Ying Yang" - "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Just Like The Wind"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Daily Life - Fishing - Shrine - Books - Part Time Jobs
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items - Requests - Status Changes - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution
Publications Manga - The Magician - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5/Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5/Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Baton Pass - Pickpocket - Party Switch - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5/Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage
Publications Manga - Mementos Mission - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Persona Magazine
Events Night of the Phantom
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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