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Third Eye (サードアイ, Saadoai)? is an ability in Persona 5 that allows the protagonist to look for clues and items in the Metaverse. It is gained automatically early in the story, when the Fool Confidant advances to Rank 2 after the route to Kamoshida's Treasure is secured. In Persona 5 Strikers, any member of the Phantom Thieves is able to use it.
Persona 5 / Royal
Third Eye can be activated at will in the dungeon and highlights areas of interest.
- Items that can be stolen (such as Search Objects) gain a yellow glow.
- Interactible places like gaps and ledges have exclamation marks over them.
- Overworld shadows gain a glowing outline that changes based on their level relative to the party. Higher levels gain a red outline, the same level gains a yellow one and lower levels gain a blue outline. In Royal, shadows that can be killed with Ryuji's Insta-kill ability gain a green outline.
In the real world, Third Eye can be used to examine on-screen locations that can be used for daily activities (NPCs, shops, Confidants and Velvet Room locations).
Reading certain books also allows the protagonist to use Third Eye during certain activities. After reading Batting Science, in the batting cages, Third Eye causes time to slow from his perspective, letting him line up a better-timed shot. Reading Essence of Fishing for the fishing pond, the Third Eye highlights fish, with different breeds glowing in different colors, allowing to gun for specific ones, like the Guardian. In Royal, Learn Pro Darts unlocks Third Eye while playing darts.
Persona 5 Strikers
Third Eye can only be used in dungeons. For convenience, the ability can be activated while playing as any character, although only the protagonist will have voice lines when using it. Like in Persona 5, Third Eye has the ability to detect the strength of enemy Shadows on the field and highlight field objects that can be accessed with Phantom Dash. Third Eye can also detect Phantom Dash targets that are otherwise invisible. It can also be used to scope out obstacles in Jails, such as the hidden spotlights and invisible floors in the Sendai Jail.