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Yu Narukami's ultimate Persona, Izanagi-no-Okami.

An ultimate Persona (最強ペルソナ, Saikyou Perusona)? (or advanced Persona (後期ペルソナ, Kouki Perusona)?) is a Persona formed when an individual takes up a resolution in their heart. The Persona is usually one of the strongest Personas the user can summon.

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Megami Ibunroku Persona

The ultimate Personas are fused by adding certain Totems to fusions that result in a Persona whose Arcana is the same as the ultimate Persona's Arcana, and can only be equipped by the character they belong to. The totems are gained towards the end of the game, though the exact method depends on the route.

Character Arcana Persona Lvl Totem
Protagonist Emperor Amen Ra 62 Rosetta Stone
Maki Sonomura Priestess Verdandi 61 Pasque Flower
Kei Nanjo Judgement Yamaoka 60 Amber Glasses
Masao Inaba Chariot Susano-o 59 Purified Water
Yukino Mayuzumi Empress Durga 57 Bisonskin Drums
Yuka Ayase Magician Frey 59 Stuffed Deer
Eriko Kirishima Judgement Michael 62 Judgement Contract
Hidehiko Uesugi Justice Tyr 54 Victorian Rune
Reiji Kido Death Mot 58 Babylonian Coffin

In the SEBEC quest, if the protagonist performs good deeds throughout the quest, when he meets with his other self in the Alaya Cavern, the other self will reward him with the totems.

In the Snow Queen route, the protagonist has to trade Ambrosia gained from defeating the Tower bosses with Raiho during the final dungeon. If the harder towers are completed before the easier ones, more Ambrosia will be given.

Persona 2

Innocent Sin

Most of the ultimate Personas are gained after defeating Joker in the Caracol if the party found the corresponding mask at Mt. Iwato (the Red Eagle Mask for Apollo, the Yellow Owl Mask for Hades, the Pink Azas Mask for Venus and the Blue Swan Mask for Artemis).

Apollo, Venus and Hades are all weak to Darkness initially. The weakness will be removed and replaced with immunity against Darkness once the player has equipped the correlated Persona to finish the battle against their reverse counterparts in Leo Temple, Taurus Temple and Scorpio Temple respectively.

Yukino retains Durga as her ultimate Persona, which is obtained if she comes to terms with Shunsuke Fujii's death and stays with Tatsuya's party at the Caracol. Jun Kurosu's ultimate Persona is Chronos, obtained by mutating Hermes once it reaches maximum rank and has gone through the Aquarius Temple's boss fight with him equipped.

Character Lvl. Persona Requirement Location
Tatsuya Suou 53 Apollo Obtain the Red Eagle Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
(equip during Leo Temple boss fight to gain Null Dark)
Caracol
Eikichi Mishina 57 Hades Obtain the Yellow Owl Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
(equip during Scorpio Temple boss fight to gain Null Dark)
Lisa Silverman 57 Venus Obtain the Pink Azas Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
(equip during Taurus Temple boss fight to gain Null Dark)
Maya Amano 51 Artemis Obtain the Blue Swan Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
Yukino Mayuzumi 44 Durga Accept Fujii's death and stay with the party
Jun Kurosu 57 Chronos Equip Hermes during the Aquarius Temple boss fight,
then mutate at MAX Rank
Velvet Room

Eternal Punishment

Except for Tatsuya who has already obtained his ultimate Persona, Apollo, from the beginning of the story, all other characters' ultimate Personas require the party to obtain the Material Cards from Mt. Iwato and then summon them in the Velvet Room manually. This gives party the the freedom to apply a magic card and stat boost card during the summoning. The ultimate Personas in Eternal Punishment are slightly less powerful and useful skill-wise than in Innocent Sin, but consume less SP.

Character Lvl. Persona Requirement Location
Tarot cards Material card
Maya Amano 63 Artemis Moon (252) Silver Bow Mt. Iwato
Ulala Serizawa 62 Asteria Star (248) Ortyx
Katsuya Suou 63 Hyperion Justice (189) Ancient Sun
Baofu 61 Prometheus Hanged Man (244) Bronze Ring
Eriko Kirishima 76 Gabriel Judgement (304) Lily EX Dungeon 2-A
Kei Nanjo 75 Yamaoka Hierophant (225) Amber Eyeglasses EX Dungeon 2-C
Tatsuya Suou 62 Apollo N/A

Persona 3

The ultimate Personas are evolved forms of the initial Personas gained throughout the story, based on their operator's character development. Following a story-specific prompt, each character individually experiences a personal resolution, which brings about the metamorphosis of their initial Persona into their ultimate Persona. The ultimate Personas are listed below in order of metamorphosis.

Character Persona Prompt Resolution
Akihiko Sanada Caesar Death of Shinjiro Aragaki To face everything head-on
Ken Amada Kala-Nemi Death of Shinjiro Aragaki (and failure to exact revenge) To live for his mother and Shinjiro
Fuuka Yamagishi Juno Natsuki Moriyama transferring schools To protect those she is connected with
Yukari Takeba Isis Receiving her father's true message To fulfill her father's wishes by fighting against the Dark Hour
Mitsuru Kirijo Artemisia Death of her father To carry on her father's legacy
Junpei Iori Trismegistus Death of Chidori Yoshino and fusion of Hermes and Medea To live for Chidori
Aigis Athena Choosing her own purpose To "live" and decide her own fate
Protagonist Messiah N/A N/A

Shinjiro Aragaki, Koromaru and Metis do not gain ultimate Personas.

Persona 4

The awakened Persona (覚醒ペルソナ, Kakusei Perusona)?, like in Persona 3, are evolved forms of the initial Personas, though the party member's Social Link must be maxed out.

Character Persona Requirement
Protagonist Izanagi-no-Okami Unlock True Ending*
Yosuke Hanamura Susano-o Max out S.Link Magician
Chie Satonaka Suzuka Gongen Max out S.Link Chariot
Yukiko Amagi Amaterasu Max out S.Link Priestess
Kanji Tatsumi Rokuten Maou Max out S.Link Emperor
Rise Kujikawa Kanzeon Max out S.Link Lovers
Teddie Kamui Max out S.Link Star
Naoto Shirogane Yamato Takeru Max out S.Link Fortune
  • The protagonist gains his own ultimate Persona, Izanagi-no-Okami, automatically during the final battle in the True Ending, but it cannot be used in normal gameplay until a certain fusion is performed on a New Game Plus file.

Golden

Persona 4 Golden offers new ultimate Personas for every character (except for the protagonist, who still gains Izanagi-no-Okami during the final battle in the True Ending, which can only be used in normal gameplay upon fusion in New Game Plus). Unlocking these Personas grants the respective Persona a unique ultimate skill. To unlock these ultimate Personas, the protagonist must first max out the corresponding teammate's Social Link, and then speak with them for another Social Link meeting at any point after 1/10 to evolve their Persona further.

Character Persona Requirement
Protagonist Izanagi-no-Okami Unlock True Ending
Yosuke Hanamura Takehaya Susano-o Max Magician Social Link, speak after 1/10
Chie Satonaka Haraedo-no-Okami Max Chariot Social Link, speak after 1/10
Yukiko Amagi Sumeo-Okami Max Priestess Social Link, speak after 1/10
Kanji Tatsumi Takeji Zaiten Max Emperor Social Link, speak after 1/10
Rise Kujikawa Kouzeon Max Lovers Social Link, speak after 1/10
Teddie Kamui-Moshiri Max Star Social Link, speak after 1/10
Naoto Shirogane Yamato Sumeragi Max Fortune Social Link, speak after 1/10

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

All ultimate Personas from Persona 3 and Persona 4 are revisited in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. When both protagonists reach a Level 55, Margaret will make a request to have a fight with only the two of them. When emerging victorious, Margaret notes that a change has occurred within the both of them, with Orpheus transfiguring into Messiah, and Izanagi transfiguring into Izanagi-no-Okami. Margaret states that due to the power of the two wild cards coming together and facing a battle to the death, the protagonists will obtain even greater power, and because the wild card has extended to their companions, their Personas will be able to evolve as well if their level is at a certain point (Level 55 or higher). Shinjiro and Koromaru ask Margaret if it is possible for their Personas to remain the same so that they can never forget what they have done, or failed to do; Margaret tells them that if they focus on keeping their same Persona, it should be possible for them to stay the same while they gain new power.

Each ultimate Persona has a special skill, unique to it, obtained upon evolution.

Character Persona Special Skill
P3 hero Messiah Debilitate
P4 hero Izanagi-no-Okami Heat Riser
Yukari Takeba Isis Tornado Boost
Junpei Iori Trismegistus Golden Gemini
Akihiko Sanada Caesar Conqueror Title
Mitsuru Kirijo Artemisia Punishment
Aigis Athena Aegis Shield
Koromaru Cerberus Deadly Vanguard
Ken Amada Kala-Nemi Target Boost
Shinjiro Aragaki Castor Whirlwind Swing
Yosuke Hanamura Susano-o Death Needle
Chie Satonaka Suzuka Gongen Furious Fists
Yukiko Amagi Amaterasu Inferno Boost
Kanji Tatsumi Rokuten Maou Uprising
Teddie Kamui Amrita
Naoto Shirogane Yamato Takeru Powerhouse
Fuuka Yamagishi Juno Oracle
Rise Kujikawa Kanzeon Into the Void

Persona 5

The ultimate Personas, like in Persona 4, are evolved forms of the initial Personas gained through maxing out the party member's Confidant relationship. All of the evolved Personas are described as trickster deities in-game.

Gameplay wise, ultimate Personas null whatever element their normal forms were previously resistant to, all the while gaining a resistance towards another element. They also gain an evade skill towards the element they are weak against, lowering their changes of being downed. The only exception to this is the protagonist's ultimate Persona, which Absorbs Curse and Nulls Bless while being resistant to all other attacks (except Almighty).

Character Persona Requirement
Protagonist Satanael Unlock True Ending
Morgana Mercurius Max out Magician Confidant
Ryuji Sakamoto Seiten Taisei Max out Chariot Confidant
Ann Takamaki Hecate Max out Lovers Confidant
Yusuke Kitagawa Kamu Susano-o Max out Emperor Confidant
Makoto Niijima Anat Max out Priestess Confidant
Futaba Sakura Prometheus Max out Hermit Confidant
Haru Okumura Astarte Max out Empress Confidant

Goro Akechi does have another Persona, Loki, but it is not an ultimate Persona, and he summons it when he is no longer a party member, thus he is not playable.

Royal

Persona 5 Royal, like Persona 4 Golden before, offers third tier Personas. During the process of ascending into the third tier, both first and second tier forms of that Phantom Thief's Persona fuse together. All third tier Personas are named after the original names of the fictional characters their initial Personas represent.

Gameplay wise, third tier Personas possess the same defensive abilities as their ultimate Personas. The one exception is, once again, the protagonist, who's third tier Persona has unique resistances compared to his other personas. Unlocking their third tier Persona will also grant each party member an Ex Skill.

Character Persona Ex Skill Effect
Protagonist Raoul* Phantom Show Inflict Sleep (high odds) to all foes.
Morgana Diego Miracle Rush Medium Physical damage to all foes. High critical rate.
Ryuji Sakamoto William Soul Injection Multiply party's next Physical attack damage by 2.5.
Ann Takamaki Celestine High Tension Multiply party's next Magic attack damage by 2.5.
Yusuke Kitagawa Gorokichi Myriad Blooms Increase party's Attack, Defense and Agility for 3 turns.
Makoto Niijima Agnes Checkmate Decrease all foes' Attack, Defense and Agility for 3 turns.
Futaba Sakura Al Azif Ultimate Support Fully restore HP and cure all ailments of party except for special status.
Haru Okumura Lucy Life Wall Erect a shield on all allies to repel 1 (non-Almighty) attack.
Goro Akechi Hereward Rebel's Blade Colossal Almighty damage to 1 foe. Stronger against downed targets.
Sumire Yoshizawa Ella Masquerade Severe physical damage to one foe two times.

In Royal, two new characters receive first tier ultimate Personas alongside Akechi's finally becoming playable. 

Character Persona
Goro Akechi Loki
Sumire Yoshizawa Vanadis
Takuto Maruki Adam Kadmon

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

All ultimate Personas from Persona 3Persona 4, and Persona 5 appear in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. Special Screenings number 42 through 45 each yield a Sooty Film on completion, which you bring to Elizabeth to initiate a fight with one of the Velvet Room attendants. When you complete all four fights, all four protagonists will obtain their ultimate Personas. Everyone else's Personas will be able to evolve as well if they reach level 55; for party members already above that threshold, the evolution takes place the next time they level up. Shinjiro, Koromaru and Akechi are exceptions, and will instead have a powered-up version of their Personas.

On evolution, a character's Persona will gain new resistances. The protagonists stand the most to gain from this evolution, as their ultimate Personas shed most of their weaknesses and resist multiple elements. Akechi, Akihiko, Ken, and Naoto will upgrade their innate resistance into an immunity; Akechi also loses his weakness to Curse in the process, while Naoto gains a resistance to Fire.

Each character's Persona has a unique skill that isn't learned by anyone else. When their Personas evolve to their ultimate form, that skill will automatically upgrade to a stronger version. If that unique skill was deleted or never learned, you can have the upgraded unique skill overwrite any of the Persona's other skills. The Navigators do not learn any new skills on evolution -- instead, two of their in-battle support skills will have their costs reduced by 1.

Character Persona Special Skill
P4 hero Izanagi-no-Okami Protecting Sword
P3 hero Orpheus Telos Judgment Card
P3 heroine Messiah Telepathic Bond
P5 hero Satanael Revolt Vanguard
Morgana Mercurius Trick Step
Ryuji Sakamoto Seiten Taisei Revenge Style
Ann Takamaki Hecate Mistress Lash
Yusuke Kitagawa Kamu Susanoo Snack Expertise
Makoto Niijima Anat Unlimiter
Haru Okumura Astarte Axe Shield
Goro Akechi Robin Hood Detective's Ban
Yosuke Hanamura Susano-o Kanai Dance
Chie Satonaka Suzuka Gongen Counter Bash
Yukiko Amagi Amaterasu Mirage Dance
Kanji Tatsumi Rokuten Maou Machismo Barrier
Teddie Kamui Invincible Bod
Naoto Shirogane Yamato Takeru Cost Reduction
Yukari Takeba Isis Intercept Fire
Junpei Iori Trismegistus Called Shot
Akihiko Sanada Caesar Sonic Rush
Mitsuru Kirijo Artemisia Empress' Pierce
Aigis Athena Aegis Shielding
Koromaru Cerberus Paradise Walk
Ken Amada Kala-Nemi Great Unity Link
Shinjiro Aragaki Castor Effortless Style
Futaba Sakura Prometheus Zero Shift

Final Guard

Rise Kujikawa Kanzeon Encore

Full Analysis

Fuuka Yamagishi Juno Renewal Aura

Oracle

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