This article is about the Persona 4 character. For the Persona 5 character, whose codename is "Fox", see Yusuke Kitagawa.

"*Yip*"
—Fox, Persona 4

The Fox is a non-player character in Persona 4. It plays a significant role in the protagonist and the Investigation Team's exploration of the Midnight Channel.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

The fox has orange fur and several scars on its right eye, forehead, back, and left leg. It also wears a red apron with a heart pattern.

Personality[edit | edit source]

The fox is loyal, serious, and dedicated to its task. It can always be found at Tatsuhime Shrine, in hopes that people might come and give offerings if their wishes, written on ema leaves, are granted.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

The Fox is found at the Tatsuhime Shrine in the Central Shopping District beginning on May 5th. Apparently, the Fox had made the shrine its home, and is concerned with the dilapidated state of the area. It believes that if people's wishes written on the ema are granted, more visitors will come to the shrine and pray, and the shrine will be more prosperous.

The Fox then implored the protagonist to fulfill the wishes written on the ema. When the protagonist agrees to do so, the Hermit Arcana Social Link will be unlocked. The Social Link rank increases whenever a wish is successfully fulfilled. Taking up a wish does not consume the whole day, but reporting a successful wish-granting session to the fox will. Unlike most other social links, this one can be advanced during a rainy day.

The fox had also apparently taken a liking to the protagonist. It follows him whenever the Investigation Team entered the Midnight Channel, and can also be found in random areas within the dungeons, ready to heal the party's SP with a leaf collected from the shrine. However, this healing service is very expensive. Ranking up the Hermit Social Link will grant a discount based on how far along the Social Link is ranked.

At the end, the protagonist manages to fulfill all the wishes of the ema, and the shrine's offertory box is filled with money from people who have expressed their gratitude. The Link does not hit max rank on completion of the final request, though. The protagonist needs to make one additional visit to the shrine and also have maxed Expression to understand the fox's wishes.

On that subsequent visit, the money from the offertory box disappeared, alarming the protagonist and the fox. However, it was revealed that the money had been used to improve the conditions of the shrine, with most structures covered with a golden sheen. Seeing the populace willingly offer to have their wishes granted greatly pleases the fox, and it gives the protagonist its own ema as the social link maxes out.

With the shrine properly renovated, the protagonist can now pray at the shrine to get a boost to a social link of their choice. This still consumes their day activity, but it allows the player to aid in advancing an unavailable Social Link, especially during rainy days.

In the epilogue, the fox had apparently given birth to three fox cubs.

Persona 4 The Animation[edit | edit source]

In anime, the Fox first meets Nanako during a rainy day on August 6. Nanako gives the Fox her Loveline umbrella to keep it out of the rain, and leaves. The Fox stays with the umbrella until it was blown away by the wind and destroyed.

To return Nanako's kindness, on August 7, the Fox approached Yu and gave him an ema quest to help Shu Nakajima. This begins a long chain of ema quests over the following weeks, including those of Hisano Kuroda and others. At the end of the episode, the Fox gathers all of the yen that Yu helped to bring to the shrine, and during the credits presents Nanako with a new Loveline umbrella bought with the shrine yen.

Ema Requests[edit | edit source]

Below are the requests that can be taken to increase the Social Link rank. Most quests take up a day or two, depending on the choices made by the player. Some requests require items as well.

Quest Title Reward
06 I Wish For Love Hermit SL Rank 2
13 I Wish I Didn't Crave For Snacks Hermit SL Rank 3
20 We Wish Our Dog Would Return Hermit SL Rank 4
26 I Wish I Had Friends Hermit SL Rank 5
30 I Wish My Life Had Meaning Again Hermit SL Rank 6
36 I Wish I Was Better At Speaking Hermit SL Rank 7
41 I Wish I Didn't Fear Cats Hermit SL Rank 8
42 I Wish My Wallet Would Return Hermit SL Rank 9
48 I Would Like To See The King of Samegawa Hermit SL Rank 10

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Fox concept artwork
 
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*yip*
 
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*yip*
 
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*yip*
Persona 4 The Animation
 
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Fox in Persona 4 The Animation
 
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Fox with Nanako's Loveline umbrella.
 
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Fox with Yu, starting an ema quest
 
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Fox howling happily
 
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Fox with a new umbrella for Nanako
 
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Yu and the Fox

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Fox
Flag of Japan Japanese キツネ (Kitsune)
Flag of South Korea Korean 여우 (Yeou)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 狐狸 ()


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
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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