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"Secret power!"
—An Unknown Power activating in Revelations: Persona

Unknown Power (潜在能力, Senzai Nōryoku)? is a feature in the early Persona games.

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Megami Ibunroku Persona

Unknown Powers are special abilities that are activated when a Persona-user is in low health. Those abilities are activated in the middle of battle, interrupting it. Unknown Powers are obtained by fusing specific Orders under certain moon phases, but they can only be activated if the Persona is at least at Rank 6 and has Best affinity with the user. There are four types of Unknown Power: Recovery, Nullification, Revival and Attack.

Activation Chances

HP must be equal or lower than the percentage specified.

Remaining HP Activation Chance
Recovery Power
12.5%
6.25% 25%
Nullification Power
25% 12.5%
12.5% 25%
6.25% 50%
Attack Power
25% 6.25%
12.5% 12.5%
6.25% 25%

Recovery Power

The Persona will heal a certain amount of HP and/or SP and may even heal its host from ailments.

Moon Phase Second Demon's Order Effect
HALF Night, Yoma, Fairy Recovers 50% HP
3/8 Haunt, Spirit, Grave, Foul Recovers 50% SP
FULL Night, Yoma, Fairy, Divine, Fallen Recovers 50% HP and SP
1/8 Divine, Fallen, Foul
FULL Snake, Flight, Beast, Femme, Brute, Jirae Recovers full HP and ailments
3/8 Femme, Brute, Jirae, Jaki
1/8 Night, Yoma, Fairy
3/8 Beast, Wilder Recovers full SP and ailments
2/8 Haunt, Spirit, Grave, Foul
FULL Drake, Raptor, Wilder, Jaki, Haunt, Spirit, Grave, Foul Recovers full HP, SP and ailments

Nullification Power

The Persona will protect its host from one type of attack. For a list of which magic attacks are classified as spells and as skills check the List of Megami Ibunroku Persona Skills page.

Moon Phase Second Demon's Order Effect
7/8 Night, Yoma, Fairy Nullifies melee
6/8 Snake, Drake
7/8 Angel, Fallen Nullifies magic spells
5/8 Flight, Raptor
7/8 Snake, Drake Nullifies physical skills
HALF Femme, Brute, Jirae, Jaki
NEW Night, Yoma, Fairy, Divine, Fallen
6/8 Flight, Raptor Nullifies magic skills
5/8 Beast, Wilder
HALF Wilder Nullifies any attack
NEW Snake, Flight, Beast, Femme, Brute, Jirae

Revival Power

A Persona with this power will revive its host with full HP and SP. After reviving the character, the Persona returns to Rank 1, losing all of its learned skills (though those can be relearned by ranking up again). In addition, the Persona can't rank up until the end of the fight, which can be detrimental if triggered during a boss battle. However, the Persona does not lose the stats it had before and, as it ranks up, those stats can rise even more.

Personas have different Growth Rates, meaning that which stats are increased at each rank and by how much are already predetermined. Some Personas, such as Cu Chulainn only see an increase in Strength and Magic Attack, while others like Lilim see an increase in all stats. It's possible to abuse the revival power on those Personas to create a Persona with maxed stats.

The revival power has a 25% chance of activating and can't be triggered if the character is killed by a reflected attack.

Moon Second Demon's Order
New Drake, Raptor, Wilder, Jaki, Haunt, Spirit, Grave, Foul
Half Wilder

Attack Power

Inflicts 999 points of non-elemental, unblockable damage to all enemies. This power differs from the others as it is specific to certain Personas. These Personas gain the Attack Power automatically when fused and cannot gain other powers even if the conditions of their fusion allows it. Those Personas are: Durga, Susano-o, Hokuto Seikun, Bishamonten, Lucifer, Satan and Illuyanka.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Unknown Powers are special skills that are unlocked once the Persona gets a Mutation saying that an "Unknown ability [has been] awakened". Once this occurs, when the Persona-user's HP goes below 1/8th, takes over 3/4 of their health in damage, or dies, the unknown power will be activated. The effect will also differ depending on the affinity between the Persona and its user. Every Persona has a different kind of Unknown Power out of 6 different kinds, and cannot be changed.

Types of Unknown Powers

Type Activation Great Affinity Good Affinity Additional Notes
Attack Receive damage equal or greater than
75% of maximum HP in one attack.
500 damage to all enemies. 250 damage to all enemies. -
Recovery Fully heals HP and ailments. Fully heals HP.
Defense Health is below 12.5%. Reflects all attacks. Nullifies all attacks.
Assist Casts all -Kaja spells on self. Casts Raku and Sama Kaja on self.
Revival Character dies. Revives with full HP. Revives with 25% HP. Can be triggered with Recarm Dora.
Special Kill all enemies. No effect. Ineffective against bosses.
Doesn't work if killed by Another Dimension.


Franchise-wide
Demon - Magic (Fusion Spell) - Battle Stats - Damage - Accuracy - Experience - Level - Guard - Element - Signature Skills - Extra Skills - Critical - Status effects - Macca - Yen - Battle Drops - Magnetite - Incense - Alignment - Moon Phase System - Demon Summoning Program (COMP) - Cathedral of Shadows (Fusion - Skill Inheritance - Accidents / Special / Three-demon / Sacrificial / Sword) - Demonic Compendium - Evolution - Special conversation - Rag's Jewelry - Code Breaker - Turn Press - New Game Plus - Ultimate boss - Streetpass - Password - Difficulty - Skill Mutation - Energy Drain
Shin Megami Tensei series
Terminal - Guardian (if...) - Capacity (NINE) - RTS (NINE) - Reinforcements (NINE) - Race Shift (NINE) - Modules (NINE) - Magatama (3) - Reason (3) - Demon Co-Op (SJ) - EX Missions (SJ) - Challenge Quest (4) - Whisper event (4) - Smirk (4) - Barrier (4) - Partners (4A) - Magatsuhi Skills (5) - Miracles (5) - Essence (5)
Devil Summoner series
Loyalty - Personality - Mystic Change - Nemechi (SH) - Case Files (RKKA)
Majin Tensei series
Rank - Affinity (2) - Arcana (Ronde)
Persona series
Shadows / Personas (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Ancestor / Reverse / Sub) - Skill Card - Totem (1) - Type/Subtype (1+2) - Affinity (1+2) - Rank (1+2) - Mystic Change (1+2+5) - One More (3-5) - Growth Rate (1+2) - Unknown Power (1+EP) - Personality (1+2, 5) - Material Card (2) - Mutation (2) - All-Out Attack (Cut-in) - Heart Item (3) - Shuffle Time (3+4) - Daily Life (3-5) - Calendar (3-5) - Social Stats (3-5) - Social Link (3+4) - Tactics (3-5) - Requests (3-5;Q+Q2) - Arcana Chance (4) - Forecasts (Fusion / Weather) (4+5) - Boost (Q+Q2) - Power Spot (Q+Q2) - F.O.E (Q+Q2) - Confidant (5) - Technical (5+5S) Treasure Demon (5+5S) - Party Switch (5+5S) - Disaster Shadow (5R) - Fusion alarm (5R) - Persona Traits (5R) - Third Eye (5+5S) - Master Arts (5S) - BOND (5S) - Persona Points (5S)
Devil Children series
Trainer - Bank - BattleNet - Relic Fusion - Power Fusion - Powers
Digital Devil Saga series
Berserk Mode (2)
Devil Survivor series
Devil Auction - Extra Turn Battle - Skill Crack - Titles (DSO / DS2 / RB) - Fate System (2) - Add-On (2)
Other
Equip Type (GMT:TM) - Skill Systems (GMT:TM) - Sword Exchange (GMT:TM) - Class Change (TMS♯FE) - Topic System (TMS♯FE) - Side Quests (TMS♯FE) - Ad-lib Performance (TMS♯FE) - Session (TMS♯FE) - Dual Arts (TMS♯FE)
Megami Ibunroku Persona - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Maki Sonomura - Masao Inaba - Kei Nanjo - Yukino Mayuzumi - Hidehiko Uesugi - Eriko Kirishima - Yuka Ayase - Reiji Kido
Non-Playable Philemon - Igor - Takahisa Kandori - Saeko Takami - Takashi Hanya - Principal Ooishi - Tadashi Satomi - Tamaki Uchida - Kenta Yokouchi - Tsutomu Kurouri - Chisato Kasai - Yosuke Naito - Yamaoka - Setsuko Sonomura - Takeda - Mai - Aki - Pandora - Kumi Hirose - Michiko Matsudaira - Yuriko Yamamoto - Tomomi Fujimori - Night Queen - Trish - Natsumi Yoshino - Yuko Himeno - Katsue Kaneda - Doctor Nicholai - Kazuya Toudou - Nishida - Mariko Yabe - Maria
Locations
General Mikage-cho - St. Hermelin High School - Mikage Hospital - Sennen Mannen-Do - Judgement 1999
SEBEC Route Police Station - SEBEC - Subway - Black Market - Lost Forest - Mana Castle - Haunted Mansion - Deva Yuga - Alaya Cavern - Avidya World - Mikage Ruins
Snow Queen Quest Ice Castle - Hypnos Tower - Nemesis Tower - Thanatos Tower - Devil's Peak
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack & Arrange Album (Complete Recording Edition) - Original Soundtrack (PSP) - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Dream of Butterfly" - "Voice" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song" - "School Days" - "Let the Butterflies Spread Until the Dawn" - "A Lone Prayer" - "Bloody Destiny" - "Deva Yuga (Arranged Version)"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona user - Velvet Room - Agastya Tree - Moon Phase System - Sea of Souls - Type/Subtype - Affinity - Rank - Totem - Unknown Power - Mystic Change - Personality - DEVA System - Nanjo Group - Demon Mirror - Snow Queen Mask - Code Breaker - Fusion (Fusion Theory) - Ideal Self - Growth Rate
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes
Other Media
Productions Digital Collection - Ikū no Tō Hen
Publications Manga - Messiah Project - Shadow Maze - Kandori no Yabo - 1996 Comic Anthology: Super Comic Gekijou / Short Comic Heaven / Agastya Hen / Rakuen no Tobira / Ikai-ka Toshi / Kokoro no Umi Yori Dedeshi Mono / Yakusoku no Jinite / FACES / Anthology Comic (Broccoli) - 2009 Comic Anthology: Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) / Anthology Comic (Bros Comics EX) / Yuki no Juu Hen / Kochu no Kioku / The BEST Masterpiece Selection
Major Characters
Playable Maya Amano - Tatsuya Suou - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Baofu - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Anna Yoshizaka - JOKER/Tatsuya Sudou - Tatsuzou Sudou - Takahisa Kandori - Chizuru Ishigami - Metal Trio
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - X series robots - Yukino Mayuzumi - Eikichi Mishina - Lisa Silverman - Jun Kashihara - Reiji Kido - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Tamaki Uchida - Takashi Hanya - Youichi Makimura - Ginji Sasaki - Suou's father - Trish - Noriko Katayama - General Sugawara
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Chika Ueda
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima
Shadow Selves Shadow Maya - Shadow Katsuya - Shadow Baofu - Shadow Ulala
Tatsuya's Scenario Lieutenant General Zula - Shiori Miyashiro - Chandraputra - Kouji Nakamura
Locations
Sumaru City Kasugayama High School - The Seedy CD - Mu Continent - Seven Sisters High School - Mt. Mifune - Sanitarium - Sky Museum - GOLD - Club Zodiac - Aoba Park - Padparcha - Sewers - Laboratory - Sumaru TV - Smile Mall - Factory - Nichirinmaru - Undersea Ruins - Mt. Iwato - Subway Tunnel - Ameno Torifune - Sumaru Castle - Monado Mandala - Bomb Shelter - Extra Dungeon
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (PSX / PSP) - Punitive Dance - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Change Your Way" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona user - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Unknown Power - JOKER Infection (Artificial Persona) - Kegare - Other Side - Nanjo Group - Trapezohedron - Muses - New World Order - Tien Tao Lien - Shadow Self - Tatsuya's Scenario - DEVA System - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Infinity Mask
Publications Eternal Punishment (novel) - Persona 2: Tsumi ga Ataeshi Batsu - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu - Comic Anthology: The Atoners / The Unforgivable / The Strays
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