Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Persona 5 Royal: Supporting Character
Design[edit | edit source]
Jose resembles a young, small boy about a head taller than Morgana. He has gray hair in the shape of a half egg shell, yellow eyes, and ears that are very round and unusually undefined in shape. He wears an oversized white-grayish raincoat and boots with stars and moon motifs, black leggings and gloves. Jose also wears his goggles around his neck.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]
Jose is a mysterious being taking the form of a boy, who only appears in Mementos. He is trying to understand humans under the promise of a "certain person," and is converting the flowers found in it into juice, as he believes drinking it will help his understanding. He collects flowers from the party by trading items and accessories in exchange. He appears to have a great understanding of Mementos, having learned how to use a hammer to hit "pressure points" that change the structure of the Palace. He will use it in return for stamps found around Mementos. During the first time meeting the party, Jose grants the protagonist a wishing star, which becomes the source which enables all Showtime unisons.
Once approximately 123 stamps have been collected, including those in the Path of Da'at, he will be waiting in the Cognition Control Room. If the party talks to him there, he will reveal that he's stuck in his progress to learn the nature of humans, and requests that the Thieves fight him in order to allow him the experience of "venting." In the fight, he will use magic grenades, try to run over the party with his car and launch Almighty fireworks. When he is defeated, he will state that he still does not understand humans, although he recognizes that humanity never gives up, and thanks the party for the experience. Satisfied, he believes he can now go back to "that person" whenever he wants. When the Phantom Thieves inquire about the individual Jose speaks of, he remarks that there are more people observing humanity than they might realize.
It is later revealed that the wishing star given by Jose has been drained of all of its power by giving Morgana his helicopter form, allowing the party and Maruki to escape Maruki's Palace. Due to losing its luster in the process, the unison Showtimes can no longer be performed.
Jose also acts as the tutorial and FAQ character of the Thieves Den.
Shop[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Jose's Shop
During their exploration in Mementos, the Phantom Thieves are able to collect flowers and stamps, and trade them with Jose for items and bonuses during battle.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Jose will start the battle using Drift, a highly powerful physical attack, so the protagonist should enter the battle with a Persona that blocks Physical. However, past this point, he is a straightforward boss who doesn't possess any gimmicks other than a wide variety of area of effect skills and some status skills (that he prefers to use if he has any One Mores). Unlike most bosses in this game, Jose only has one action per turn. His bulk also isn't particularly remarkable.
The party may fight him in any strategy they prefer, although Physical oriented party members or Personas should be avoided as he possesses physical resistance. At the very least, the protagonist should null Confusion. When his HP reaches below one-third, he may also spend an extra turn to use Launch. Remember to have every party member guard once he does this, since he will use the next turn to use Special Fireworks, an attack that does around 1000 damage unguarded, usually enough to wipe out the entire party without fail.
Despite being a friendly battle, losing to Jose in Mementos will result in a standard Game Over.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Persona 5 Royal
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He thinks that the juice made from the flowers of Path of Da'at tastes bad and "staticy" due to the influences on humans by the Final Palace.
- He mistakes Morgana as a tanuki, much like Sophia after him.
- Jose's yellow eyes resemble the attendants of the Velvet Room or Shadow Selves.
- Jose isn't human, but it remains unclear exactly what he is or where he came from.
References[edit | edit source]
- @goodoliviahack, Twitter