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Yen (Symbol: ¥) is a currency used in the series.

HistoryEdit

Yen is the official currency of Japan.

AppearancesEdit

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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) series, yen are also used to buy a Persona 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 TenseiEdit

Yen is the currency used during the first part of the game. After the events of the Great Cataclysm, Tokyo starts using Macca instead, rendering yen useless.

Persona 2 duologyEdit

The Hula of Misfortune spell, which can only be used by certain enemies, will halve the protagonist's money.

Persona 3Edit

In order to start the Devil Social Link, the protagonist must pay a total of ¥40,000 to President Tanaka.

During Shuffle Time, choosing a coin card will also grant money to the protagonist.

Persona 4Edit

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% of confusing a foe, but one way it can backfire is by wasting 3% of the protagonist's money.

Persona 5Edit

Yen are necessary to pay train fees to move around Tokyo, and certain activities require payment to enter each time. Money are 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.

In battle, the Confuse status effect, similar to Persona 4, can be useful when taking on its 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.

In the Velvet Room, once the protagonist maxes out Caroline and Justine's Confidant, they'll be able to pay for them to create Personas of a higher level.

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