P5R Showtime

Initiating Showtime in Persona 5 Royal

Showtime (ショウタイム, Shoutaimu)?, or Show Time in Japanese, is a battle mechanic in Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.



Persona 5 RoyalEdit

Showtimes are combination attacks performed between members of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. They can be unlocked after certain dates in the story, once the group meets at their hideout. The characters' ability to use them is thanks to the star they receive from Jose, which lights up whenever two of them discuss a new technique in its presence, allowing them to use that attack from that point onward.

The party will first gain access to them during Kaneshiro's Palace, where an Orthrus is used by Morgana to demonstrate the mechanic.

They are accessible if:

  • A party member obtains a Baton Pass;
  • A party member loses 50% of their health or lower;
  • An enemy is critically injured;
  • Rarely, an enemy is afflicted with a status ailment.

Showtimes deal Almighty Damage and can be used against any enemy, even if they cannot be downed. The Showtime animation can be skipped. If the party's AI is set to Act Freely, they will initiate Showtime without input.

If Showtime is used against a boss, it will not display their model and the animation might appear slightly different.

PairUnlock Date
Morgana & Ann June 21
Ryuji & Makoto June 22
Yusuke & Ryuji July 17
Ann & Yusuke September 19
Haru & Morgana September 20
Makoto & Haru October 30
Protagonist & Akechi January 2
Protagonist & Sumire January 20

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom StrikersEdit

Showtimes are powerful attacks performed by members of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Though they perform them individually compared to Royal, the characters are accompanied by their Personas. The protagonist can summon any of his Personas instead of just Arsène.

Showtimes can only be used when the character's Showtime Gauge is filled in battle. Initiating Showtime will inflict a powerful attack on all enemies in the entire battle area.


Persona 5 Royal
Morgana Showtime
Morgana's Showtime
Ann Showtime
Ann's Showtime
Yusuke Showtime
Yusuke's Showtime
Ryuji Showtime
Ryuji's Showtime
Makoto Showtime
Makoto's Showtime
Haru Showtime
Haru's Showtime
Joker Showtime
The protagonist's Showtime
Goro Akechi Showtime
Akechi's Showtime
Kasumi Showtime
Sumire's Showtime
P5R Showtime MorganaAnn
Morgana and Ann's Showtime
P5S Showtime YusukeAnn
Ann and Yusuke's Showtime
P5R Showtime RyujiYusuke
Yusuke and Ryuji's Showtime
P5S Showtime MakotoRyuji
Ryuji and Makoto's Showtime
P5R Showtime MakotoHaru
Makoto and Haru's Showtime
P5R Showtime MorganaHaru
Haru and Morgana's Showtime
P5R Showtime JokerAkechi
The protagonist and Akechi's Showtime
P5R Showtime JokerKasumi
The protagonist and Sumire's Showtime
P5R Showtime MorganaLevelUp
Morgana's Level-Up portrait after initiating his Showtime with Ann
P5R Showtime AnnLevelUp
Ann's Level-Up portrait after initiating her Showtime with Morgana
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers
P5S Joker Showtime
The protagonist's Showtime with Arsène
P5S Morgana Showtime
Morgana's Showtime
P5S Ryuji Showtime
Ryuji's Showtime
P5S Ann Showtime
Ann's Showtime
P5S Yusuke Showtime
Yusuke's Showtime
P5S Makoto Showtime
Makoto's Showtime
P5S Haru Showtime
Haru's Showtime
P5S Sophia Showtime
Sophia's Showtime
Zenkichi and Valjean
Zenkichi's Showtime
P5S JokerPixie Showtime
The protagonist's Showtime with Pixie


Persona 5 RoyalEdit

  • If Morgana and Ann execute their Showtime, their Level Up and Party Stats portraits will change into the image stills in their Showtime.
  • "Sayuri" can be seen hung on the wall during Yusuke and Ryuji's Showtime.
  • In the English edition of the game, all of the Showtime attacks are named after Western movies or programs:

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