This article is about the friendship system as seen in Persona 3 and Persona 4. For the system seem in Persona 5, see Confidant.
"A bond made with another person. Getting to know others is the key to strengthening your Personas."
Persona 3 FES Dictionary entry

Social Links, also known as S. Links and known as Community (コミュニティ, Komyuniti)? in the Japanese versions and often abbreviated as "Commu" (コミュ, Komyu)?, are an important gameplay mechanic that appears in Persona 3 and Persona 4. They were renamed Confidants in Persona 5.

Each Social Link represents a single Arcana, and raising a particular Social Link increases the experience bonus the protagonists receive when they fuse Personas of that Arcana. By completing a Social Link, it unlocks the ultimate Persona of that Arcana.

Social Links can, however, be reversed if the protagonists do not spend time with the respective people holding the Link, end up booking two holiday invitations on one day, or gave an improper answer during their conversations. The reverse effect will also continue to last until the protagonist reconciles with them. At some point a Social Link can even be broken, prohibiting the protagonist from fusing Personas from the respective Arcana. In Persona 3, most Social Links can be reversed through the aforementioned methods, and dialogue choices that will lead to a broken link are difficult to figure without a guide. In Persona 4 however, only Ai Ebihara and Naoto Shirogane's Social Link can be reversed or broken through very specific and obvious dialogue choices, and Links can no longer be broken or reversed by not spending time with their respective characters.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Role[edit | edit source]

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

The Social Link system was first introduced in Persona 3. The whole purpose of the Social Link at this point was to give considerable amounts of experience to newly-fused Personas and unlock new ones.

Persona 3 Portable[edit | edit source]

Social links in Portable function in the same manner as Persona 3 with some new additions based on the system in Persona 4. Like Persona 4, the protagonist's team members can gain special abilities, such as taking a mortal blow, follow-up attacks and a chance to survive a fatal attack once per fight. However, unlike Persona 4, these abilities are automatically earned for all members when the player ranks up the Fool Social Link (which is automatic throughout the game), rather than from each individual party member's Social Link events.

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

"Bonds of people is the true power."
Persona 4 The Animation ending (Beauty of Destiny)

Social Links play a larger role in Persona 4, where the protagonist's Social Links with his friends are directly related to their battle factor. For example, a level one Magician Arcana Social Link allows Yosuke Hanamura to take a mortal blow for the protagonist that would normally kill him. Maxing out the Magician Arcana Social Link evolves Yosuke's initial Persona, Jiraiya to Susano-O, granting improved elemental resistances.

Margaret advises the protagonist to balance his time of venturing into the Midnight Channel with his spending time with his friends, as Social Links are what create the protagonist's "World." Later, the Social Links created by the protagonist with others play an important role in the "True Ending" route.

Golden[edit | edit source]

In Golden, S.Links with teammates also give new skills to the Persona of that teammate when the link reaches some certain level (2, 4, 6, etc.), and some functions of the S.Link are moved to higher levels (e.g., taking a mortal blow is moved to level 7; doing so for the protagonist is moved to level 9).

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight / Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight[edit | edit source]

A similar feature based on Social Links appear in both Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, here called simply "Social," exist. Both Ren Amamiya and Makoto Yuki can talk to their party members, to learn more about them.

List of Social Links[edit | edit source]

  • Italics indicate a Social Link that upgrades automatically via story progression.
  • Bold indicates a Social Link with a party member.

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Number Arcana Name Social Link Person(s) Memento
0. Fool SEES Social Link SEES -
I. Magician Classmate Social Link Kenji Tomochika Handmade Choker
II. Priestess Fuuka Yamagishi Social Link Fuuka Yamagishi Headphones
III. Empress Mitsuru Kirijo Social Link Mitsuru Kirijo Motorcycle Key
IV. Emperor Student Council Social Link Hidetoshi Odagiri Cheap Lighter
V. Hierophant Old Couple Social Link Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura Persimmon Fruit
VI. Lovers Yukari Takeba Social Link Yukari Takeba Yukari's Strap
VII. Chariot (Kendo/Swim/Track) Social Link Kazushi Miyamoto Sports Tape
VIII. Justice Treasurer Social Link Chihiro Fushimi Manga
IX. Hermit Online Game Social Link Maya Screenshot Data
X. Fortune (Art/Music/Photography) Club Social Link Keisuke Hiraga Award Letter
XI. Strength Team Manager Social Link Yuko Nishiwaki Kids' Letter
XII. Hanged Man Girl at the Shrine Social Link Maiko Oohashi Bead Ring
XIII. Death Mysterious Boy Social Link Pharos -
XIV. Temperance Transfer Student Social Link Andre Laurent Jean "Bebe" Geraux Money Pouch
XV. Devil Businessman Social Link President Tanaka Thank-you Letter
XVI. Tower Unusual Monk Social Link Mutatsu Reserve Tag
XVII. Star Rival Athlete Social Link Mamoru Hayase Car Key
XVIII. Moon Gourmet King Social Link Nozomi Suemitsu Gourmet License
XIX. Sun Dying Young Man Social Link Akinari Kamiki Worn Notebook
XX. Judgement Nyx Annihilation Team Social Link SEES -
XX. Aeon Aigis Social Link Aigis (FES and Portable only) Charred Screw

Portable[edit | edit source]

The male protagonist's Social Links are still the same as to the PS2 versions of the game; only the female protagonist's Social Links are listed here:

Number Arcana Name Social Link Person(s) Memento Ultimate Persona
0. Fool SEES Social Link Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad - Susano-o, the Raging God
I. Magician Junpei Iori Social Link Junpei Iori Pig Key Holder Surt, the Inferno God
II. Priestess Fuuka Yamagishi Social Link Fuuka Yamagishi Headphones Scathach, The Teacher
III. Empress Mitsuru Kirijo Social Link Mitsuru Kirijo Motorcycle Key Alilat, the Ancient Goddess
IV. Emperor Student Council Social Link Hidetoshi Odagiri Cheap Lighter Odin, the Storm God
V. Hierophant Old Couple Social Link Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura Persimmon Fruit Kohryu, Guardian of Nature
VI. Lovers Yukari Takeba Social Link Yukari Takeba Yukari's Strap Cybele, the Earth Mother
VII. Chariot (Tennis/Volleyball) Social Link Rio Iwasaki Annotated Guide Thor, the Mighty God of Thunder
VIII. Justice Ken Amada Social Link Ken Amada Silver Key Melchizedek, the King of Justice
IX. Hermit (Health Committee/Librarian) Social Link Saori Hasegawa PA Recording Arahabaki, the Aboriginal God
X. Fortune Ryoji Mochizuki Social Link Ryoji Mochizuki Faint Glow Ring Norn, the Three Goddesses of Fate
XI. Strength Koromaru Social Link Koromaru Dirty Collar Siegfried, the Bearer of Victory
XII. Hanged Man Girl at the Shrine Social Link Maiko Oohashi Bead Ring Attis, the God of Sacrifice
XIII. Death Mysterious Boy Social Link Pharos - Thanatos, the Bringer of Death
XIV. Temperance Transfer Student Social Link Andre Laurent Jean "Bebe" Geraux Money Pouch Yurlungur, Governor of the Heavens
XV. Devil Businessman Social Link President Tanaka Thank-you Letter Beelzebub, Lord of Hell
XVI. Tower Unusual Monk Social Link Mutatsu Reserve Tag Chi You, the Warrior King
XVII. Star Akihiko Sanada Social Link Akihiko Sanada Rabbit Doll Helel, the One Who Holds Up Light
XVIII. Moon Shinjiro Aragaki Social Link Shinjiro Aragaki Leather Watch Sandalphon, the Angel That Conveys Prayers
XIX. Sun Dying Young Man Social Link Akinari Kamiki Worn Notebook Asura, the Grand Being
XX. Judgement Nyx Annihilation Team Social Link Nyx Annihilation Team - Messiah, the Savior
XX. Aeon Aigis Social Link Aigis Charred Screw Metatron, Attendant to the Infinite

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

Number Arcana Name Social Link Person(s) Memento Ultimate Persona
0. Fool Investigation Team Social Link Investigation Team - Loki, the Shape-Shifter.
I. Magician Yosuke Hanamura Social Link Yosuke Hanamura Buddy's Bandage Mada, the Intoxicator.
II. Priestess Yukiko Amagi Social Link Yukiko Amagi Shrine Charm Scathach, the Mentor.
III. Empress Margaret Social Link Margaret Spiral Brooch Isis, the Mother of Reincarnation.
IV. Emperor Kanji Tatsumi Social Link Kanji Tatsumi Cute Strap Odin, the God of Storms.
V. Hierophant Ryotaro Dojima Social Link Ryotaro Dojima Coffee Mug Kohryu, the Almighty Guardian.
VI. Lovers Rise Kujikawa Social Link Rise Kujikawa Signed Photo Ishtar, the Goddess of Love.
VII. Chariot Chie Satonaka Social Link Chie Satonaka Wristbands Futsunushi, the Divine Sword.
VIII. Justice Nanako Dojima Social Link Nanako Dojima Family Picture Sraosha, the Scourge of Evil.
IX. Hermit Fox Social Link Fox Gratitude Ema Ongyo-Ki, the Shadow Dweller.
X. Fortune Naoto Shirogane Social Link Naoto Shirogane Detective Badge Norn, the Triple Godhead of Fate.
XI. Strength Fellow Athletes Social Link Kou Ichijo and Daisuke Nagase Letter to Kou or Spike Brush Zaou-Gongen, the One who Demands Surrender.
XII. Hanged Man Saki's Brother Social Link Naoki Konishi Junes Receipt Attis, the God of Sacrifice.
XIII. Death Old Lady Social Link Hisano Kuroda Old Fountain Pen Mahakala, the King of Darkness.
XIV. Temperance Young Mother Social Link Eri Minami Clover Bookmark Vishnu, the Preserver of the World.
XV. Devil Nurse Social Link Sayoko Uehara Hospital ID Beelzebub, the Prince of Lies.
XVI. Tower Tutored Student Social Link Shu Nakajima Test Results Shiva, the God of Destruction.
XVII. Star Teddie Social Link Teddie - Helel, the Light Bearer.
XVIII. Moon Ai Ebihara Social Link Ai Ebihara Compact Sandalphon, the Angel of Prayer.
XIX. Sun Yumi Ozawa Social Link or Ayane Matsunaga Social Link Yumi Ozawa or Ayane Matsunaga Annotated Script or Handmade Ticket Asura, the Highest of the High.
XX. Judgement Seekers of Truth Social Link Seekers of Truth - Lucifer, the Rebel King of Hell.

Golden[edit | edit source]

The Social Links in Golden remain the same, except for the addition of 2 new Links:

Number Arcana Name Social Link Person(s) Memento Ultimate Persona
0./XI. Jester/Hunger Tohru Adachi Social Link Tohru Adachi Adachi's Number/Adachi's Letter. Magatsu-Izanagi, the Tempter of the Void.
XX. Aeon Marie Social Link Marie Old Bamboo Comb Kaguya, the Moonlit Night's Visitor.

Persona 3: Dancing: in Moonlight[edit | edit source]

Main article: Social Link/Persona 3: Dancing: in Moonlight

Persona 5: Dancing: in Starlight[edit | edit source]

Main article: Social Link/Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

List of Social Link Guides[edit | edit source]

Persona 3 / FES / Portable[edit | edit source]

The following pages contain comprehensive guides for each individual Social Link dialogue options.

Persona 4 / Golden[edit | edit source]

The following pages contain comprehensive guides for each individual Social Link dialogue options and skills.

Tohru Adachi P4G.png Yosuke Hanamura Winter uniform.png Yukiko Amagi Winter uniform.png Margaret normal P4G.png
0
Fool
0. Jester / XI. Hunger I
Magician
II
Priestess
III
Empress
Kanji Tatsumi Winter uniform.png Ryotaro Dojima normal P4G.png Rise Kujikawa Winter Uniform.png Chie Satonaka Winter Uniform.png Nanako Dojima normal P4G.png
IV
Emperor
V
Hierophant
VI
Lovers
VII
Chariot
VIII
Justice
Fox Persona 4 Golden.png Naoto Shirogane Winter uniform.png Kou Ichijo winter uniform.png Daisuke Nagase winter uniform.png Naoki Konishi Winter uniform.png
IX
Hermit
X
Fortune
XI
Strength
XI
Strength
XII
Hanged-Man
Hisano Kuroda P4G.png Eri Minami P4G.png Sayoko Uehara P4G.png Shu Nakajima P4G.png Teddie normal.png
XIII
Death
XIV
Temperance
XV
Devil
XVI
Tower
XVII
Star
Ai Ebihara Winter Uniform.png Ayane Matsunaga WInter uniform.png Yumi Ozawa Winter uniform.png Marie P4G.png
XVIII
Moon
XIX
Sun
XIX
Sun
XX
Judgement
XX. Aeon

Social Links' Availability[edit | edit source]

This is the general weekly schedule of the Social Links. Sometimes the availability of each Social Link can change due to certain circumstances separate from their schedule, such as the requirement to level up certain Social Stats, or having to complete the current dungeon. Party Social Links will not be available if the dungeon is not yet completed.

Persona 3 / FES / Portable[edit | edit source]

Availability
Character Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night
SEES Auto
Kenji
Fuuka
Mitsuru
Hidetoshi
Old Couple
Yukari
Kazushi
Chihiro
Maya Available every Sunday and on Holidays.
Keisuke
Yuko
Maiko
Pharos Auto
Bebe
Tanaka
Mutatsu
Mamoru
Nozomi
Akinari
Nyx Annihilation Team Auto

Availability
Character Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night
SEES Auto
Kenji
Fuuka
Mitsuru
Hidetoshi
Old Couple
Yukari
Kazushi
Chihiro
Maya Available every Sunday and on Holidays.
Keisuke
Yuko
Maiko
Pharos Auto
Bebe
Tanaka
Mutatsu
Mamoru
Nozomi
Akinari
Nyx Annihilation Team Auto
Aigis

Availability
Character Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night
SEES Auto
Junpei
Fuuka
Mitsuru
Hidetoshi
Old Couple
Yukari
Rio
Ken
Saori
Ryoji Semi-auto (automatic and accepting hangout requests)
Koromaru
Maiko
Pharos Auto
Bebe
Tanaka
Mutatsu
Akihiko
Shinjiro
Akinari
Nyx Annihilation Team Auto
Aigis

Persona 4 / Golden[edit | edit source]

Availability
Character Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Rain
Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day/Night
Investigation Team Auto
Yosuke
Yukiko
Margaret Social Link Rank Up after completing Margaret's request.
Kanji
Dojima
Rise
Chie
Nanako
Fox Available every day after completing its ema requests, even on rainy days.
Naoto
Kou
Daisuke
Naoki
Hisano Available every Sunday and on Holidays.
Eri
Sayoko
Shu
Teddie Auto
Ai
Ayane
Yumi
Seekers of Truth Auto

Availability
Character Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Rain
Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night Day/Night
Investigation Team Auto
Adachi Only available on specific days.
Yosuke
Yukiko
Margaret Social Link Rank Up after completing Margaret's request.
Kanji
Dojima
Rise
Chie
Nanako
Fox Available every day after completing his ema requests, even on rainy days.
Naoto
Kou
Daisuke
Naoki
Hisano Available every Sunday and on Holidays.
Eri
Sayoko
Shu
Teddie Auto
Ai
Ayane
Yumi
Seekers of Truth Auto
Marie

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

An image of a marriage certificate in the game's files.

  • Some Social Links in the Persona series can be viewed as a romance mechanic for some players.
  • In Persona 3, unused files in the game indicate that it is intended to be possible for the protagonist to marry a Social Link character that they are having a relationship with using a marriage certificate. This feature is removed in the final game.
  • In Tarot readings, the Death card is seen as a turning point in the deck, because all Arcana that appear after it feature celestial symbols. This superiority of the other Arcana, starting with Temperance, appears in Persona 3, where every Social Link of these Arcana can be initiated after a "flag" given by another Social Link character or by a special event revolving around another Social Link: Temperance-Hierophant, Devil-Hermit, Tower-Strength, Star-Chariot, Moon-Magician, Sun-Hanged Man.


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Persona 3 Social Links
SEES - Kenji Tomochika / Junpei IoriP - Fuuka Yamagishi - Mitsuru Kirijo - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Yukari Takeba - Kazushi Miyamoto / Rio IwasakiP - Chihiro Fushimi / Ken AmadaP - Isako Toriumi / Saori HasegawaP - Keisuke Hiraga / Ryoji MochizukiP - Yuko Nishiwaki / KoromaruP - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Andre Laurent Jean Geraux - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase / Akihiko SanadaP - Nozomi Suemitsu / Shinjiro AragakiP - Akinari Kamiki - Nyx Annihilation Team - AigisFES/P
v  e
Persona 4 Social Links
Investigation Team - Yosuke Hanamura - Yukiko Amagi - Margaret - Kanji Tatsumi - Ryotaro Dojima - Rise Kujikawa - Chie Satonaka - Nanako Dojima - Fox - Naoto Shirogane - Kou Ichijo / Daisuke Nagase - Naoki Konishi - Hisano Kuroda - Eri Minami - Sayoko Uehara - Shu Nakajima - Teddie - Ai Ebihara - Ayane Matsunaga / Yumi Ozawa - Seekers of Truth - Tohru AdachiGolden - MarieGolden
Major Arcana
0. Fool Arcana - I. Magician Arcana - 1(E). Councillor Arcana - II. Priestess Arcana - III. Empress Arcana - IV. Emperor Arcana - V. Hierophant Arcana - V(T). Priest Arcana - VI. Lovers Arcana - VII. Chariot Arcana - VIII. Strength Arcana/Justice Arcana - IX. Hermit Arcana - X. Fortune Arcana - XI. Justice Arcana/Strength Arcana - XI(T). Hunger Arcana - XII. Hanged Man Arcana - XIII. Death Arcana - XIV. Temperance Arcana - XV. Devil Arcana - XVI. Tower Arcana - XVII. Star Arcana - XVIII. Moon Arcana - XIX. Sun Arcana - XX. Judgement Arcana - XX(T). Aeon Arcana - XXI. World Arcana - XXI(T). Universe Arcana - (VS) Faith Arcana - (VS) Hope Arcana
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Shadow Arcana
I. Arcana Magician - II. Arcana Priestess - III. Arcana Empress - IV. Arcana Emperor - V. Arcana Hierophant - VI. Arcana Lovers - VII. Arcana Chariot - VIII. Arcana Justice - IX. Arcana Hermit - X. Arcana Fortune - XI. Arcana Strength - XII. Arcana Hanged Man - XIII. Death
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