"Help me!!"
Yukari summoning Io, Persona 3

Io is a Persona in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

According to Greek mythology, Io was the priestess to Hera, wife of Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus took a liking to her, and to avoid detection from his jealous wife, he shrouded the place where he seduced Io with clouds. Naturally, Hera was suspicious of the cloud's formation as well as Zeus' apparent absence from Mount Olympus. When she descended, she found Zeus as a white cloud alongside a beautiful heifer.

Hera knew full well that the heifer was Io, turned by Zeus. To trap him, Hera demanded that Zeus give her the heifer as a present. Zeus had no choice but to present heifer Io to Hera, who assigned the multiple-eyed giant Argus Panoptes as her guard. Zeus sent Hermes to lull Argus to sleep, and he set Io free. Io fled to and made her home in Egypt when she became to be known as the goddess Isis.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Io is the Initial Persona of Yukari Takeba. It awakens not long before the Protagonist's Persona. It evolves into Isis.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 1
Magic 3
Endurance 2
Agility 1
Luck 3
Lovers 1
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - - Wind Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Dia 4 SP Slightly restores 1 ally's HP. Innate
Patra 3 SP Dispels Panic, Fear, and Distress (1 ally). 4
Garu 3 SP Deals light Wind damage to one foe. 5
Charmdi 5 SP Dispels Charm (1 ally). 16
Magaru 6 SP Deals light Wind damage to all foes. 21
Media 8 SP Slightly restores party's HP. 22
Diarama 8 SP Moderately restores 1 ally's HP. 25
Recarm 20 SP Revives an ally, restoring 50% of HP. 28
Garula 6 SP Deals medium Wind damage to one foe. 32
Me Patra 6 SP Dispels Panic, Fear, and Distress (party). 36
Mediarama 16 SP Moderately restores party's HP. 43
Magarula 12 SP Deals medium Wind damage to all foes. 46

Arcana Level
Strength 50
Magic 91
Endurance 55
Agility 55
Luck 53
Lovers 99
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - - Wind Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Dia 4 SP Slightly restores 1 ally's HP. Innate
Patra 3 SP Dispels Panic, Fear, and Distress (1 ally). 4
Garu 3 SP Deals light Wind damage to one foe. 5
Charmdi 5 SP Dispels Charm (1 ally). 16
Magaru 6 SP Deals light Wind damage to all foes. 21
Media 8 SP Slightly restores party's HP. 22
Diarama 8 SP Moderately restores 1 ally's HP. 25
Recarm 20 SP Revives an ally, restoring 50% of HP. 28
Garula 6 SP Deals medium Wind damage to one foe. 32
Me Patra 6 SP Dispels Panic, Fear, and Distress (party). 36
Mediarama 16 SP Moderately restores party's HP. 43
Magarula 12 SP Deals medium Wind damage to all foes. 46

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

  • All low tier skills are automatically replaced by their higher tier counterparts upon obtaining them, if possible.

Arcana Level
Strength 5
Magic 10
Endurance 6
Agility 6
Luck 5
Lovers 1
Cut Stab Bash Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Alm
- - - - - Weak Resist - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Dia 6 SP Slight HP restore. (1 ally) Innate
Garu 8 SP A light Wind attack. (1 enemy) 2
Media 12 SP Slight HP restore. (Party) 10
Garula 28 SP A medium Wind attack. (1 enemy) 15
Diarama 18 SP Moderate HP restore. (1 ally) 19
Mediarama 24 SP Moderate HP restore. (Party) 33
Garudyne 46 SP A heavy Wind attack. (1 enemy) 40
Diarahan 36 SP Full HP restore. (1 ally) 50
Mediarahan 42 SP Full HP restore. (Party) 55

Arcana Level
Strength 62
Magic 99
Endurance 56
Agility 63
Luck 50
Lovers 99
Cut Stab Bash Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Alm
- - - - - Weak Resist - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garudyne 46 SP A heavy Wind attack. (1 enemy) 40
Diarahan 36 SP Full HP restore. (1 ally) 50
Mediarahan 42 SP Full HP restore. (Party) 55

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 23
Magic 42
Endurance 24
Agility 40
Luck 15
Lovers 26
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Alm
- - - Weak Resist - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Magaru 18 SP Light Wind attack. (All enemies) Innate
Garula 14 SP Medium Wind attack. (1 enemy) Innate
Media 12 SP Slight HP restore. (Party) Innate
Recarm 12 SP Revive and restore half HP. (1 ally) Innate
Deflector Shot 3 SP Medium chance of nullifying Phys attacks for 3 turns. (1 row) Innate
Healing Hand Passive Moderately raise HP restored by recovery skills. Innate
Wind Boost Passive Slightly raise Wind attack strength. 30
Arrow Rain 30 HP 3-6 medium Phys attacks to random targets. (All enemies) Stronger in Boost. 34
Magarula 36 SP Medium Wind attack. (All enemies) 39
Mediarama 30 SP Moderate HP restore. (Party) 43
Null M-Bind Passive Prevent Magic Bind. 47
Wind Amp Passive Moderately raise Wind attack strength. 55
Hailstorm 73 HP 3-8 heavy Phys attacks to random targets. (All enemies) Stronger in Boost. 61
Amrita 45 SP Full HP restore. Remove all Binds and ailments. (1 ally) 64
Magarudyne 52 SP Heavy Wind attack. (All enemies) 68


Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
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Concept artwork of Io
 
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Concept anime sketch of Io in Persona 3 The Movie
 
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Concept anime artwork of Io in Persona 3 The Movie
 
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Io's Persona 3 The Movie concept design
 
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Io in battle against Arcana Hermit
 
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Io appears in Persona 3 Manga
 
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Yukari Takeba summoning Io
 
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Io appears in Persona 3 The Movie
 
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Io in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
 
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Io in Side P3
 
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Io in Megami Tensei QIX: Persona 3
 
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Io on the right

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As Yukari's initial Persona, Io's history and actions mimic Yukari's own: both were saddled with heavy burdens inadvertently caused by their fathers; were severely punished for their fathers' crimes; were abandoned; found themselves at a crossroads in the middle of their journeys but ultimately found it within themselves to continue marching forward and finally fix the problems left for them. Io also shares loose ties to Yukari's ultimate Persona Isis, as she found the answers she needed in Egypt, the birthplace of Isis' mythology. Io was also said to have become Isis after fleeing to Egypt.
  • The Taurus Zodiac symbol can be seen between the nostrils of the "heifer," indicating Io's association with the constellation. Despite that, Yukari is a Libra.
  • Io appears as a palette swap for Tomoe Gozen when Chie Satonaka is using her Yukari palette.
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