Yen (Symbol: ¥) is a currency most commonly used in the Persona series.
- Shin Megami Tensei
- Megami Ibunroku Persona
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
- Persona 3 / FES / Portable
- Persona 4 / Golden
- Persona 5 / Royal
- Persona 5 Strikers
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Yen can be used for buying items and equipment from vendors. In games that feature negotiation mechanics, it's possible to use money to pay enemies and/or demand money from them. In most games, the maximum amount of money that can be carried is ¥9,999,999 and the most common way to obtain yen is by defeating enemies in battle and/or selling materials dropped by them.
In later games of the Persona series, yen is also used to buy Personas from the compendium and discounts are granted for having registered a certain quantity of Personas. In those games, it's also possible to attend Part Time Jobs to obtain money.
Shin Megami Tensei
This also makes it the only non-Persona game in the Shin Megami Tensei series to at one point use yen as a currency.
Persona 2 duology
The Hula of Misfortune spell, which can only be used by certain enemies, will halve the protagonist's money.
During Shuffle Time, choosing a coin card will also grant money to the protagonist.
The Confusion / Panic status effect gives the inflicted enemy a chance to throw away some of their money and give them to the other team. This is beneficial for the protagonist if an enemy is afflicted. However, if a party member is afflicted with that status effect, they'll be throwing away the protagonist's money instead. In addition, the skill Pulinpa has a 40% chance of confusing a foe, but one way it can backfire is by wasting 3% of the protagonist's money.
Yen is necessary to pay train fees to move around Tokyo, and certain activities require payment to enter each time. Money is involved in some Confidants as well, as the protagonist has to pay ¥100,000 to unlock Chihaya Mifune's Confidant, and ¥5,000 for each call towards Sadayo Kawakami, necessary for boosting her Confidant. On the other hand, by ranking up Munehisa Iwai to Rank 5 and Tae Takemi to Rank 7, the protagonist will earn a discount at their respective shops, Untouchable and Takemi Medical Clinic.
In battle, the Confuse status effect, similar to Persona 4, can be useful when taking on Mementos Requests. Not only are most of those bosses not immune to being confused, they won't run away from the battle after a certain amount of turns have passed.
Several Confidant abilities also boost the money reward in battle: Chihaya Mifune's Rank 3 Confidant ability, Money Reading, allows the protagonist to consult her to double the money reward in battle for that day. Additionally, Hifumi Togo's Rank 7 ability also doubles the reward automatically if the group wins a battle after a successful ambush.
Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Strikers
The protagonist starts out with ¥5,000 at the beginning of the game.
Most like the other games, Yen can be obtained by defeating shadows and by completing requests that reward the protagonist money. Similarly to Persona 5, more money will drop as the higher the protagonist's Luck.
The protagonist can level up his BOND which some skills such as Extortionist will increases the money gained after defeating shadows. Smart Shopper, another BOND skill that helps the protagonist in saving money from Sophia's Shop.
|Playable Characters||Protagonist - Heroine - Law Hero - Chaos Hero - Pascal|
|Non-Playable Characters||Stephen - Ozawa - Yuriko - Old Man - Gotou - Ambassador Thorman - En no Ozuno - Louis Cyphre - Soul Diver|
|Locations||Tokyo - Kichijoji - Shinjuku - Ichigaya - Diamond Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza Underpass - Ginza - Tokyo Tower - Shinagawa - Ikebukuro - Ueno - Tokyo Destinyland - Basilica - River Styx|
|Terminology||Terminal - Alignment - Ring of Gaea - Order of Messiah - Great Cataclysm - Sword fusion - Four Heavenly Kings|
|Soundtracks||Shin Megami Tensei Sound Collection|
|Archives||Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items|