Persona 5 Royal Takemi Confidant Guide – Choices, Romance, and Gifts

The doctor is in. She's always in, in fact...

Bonds have a huge impact on how you go about your journey, and the experience is no different in Persona 5. Persona 5 Royal has also added phone calls, gifts, and other mechanics not available in the first release of the game, too, giving players more opportunities to raise affinities given the addition of Kasumi and other new characters.

Tae Takemi, your Death Confidant, is one of the more challenging ones to grow closer with. However, you’ll find that she likes certain things, desires hearing certain answers, and is overall a much easier person to please than, let's say, Maruki. Here’s a spoiler-free guide to steer you toward the correct path.

How to unlock Takemi’s Confidant events

You can unlock the Death Confidant as early as 4/18. Visit Takemi in her clinic in Yogen-Jaya and ask for her special medicine. Takemi will always be in her clinic for a hangout during the day. On rainy days, she’s also there at night.

Can I date Tae Takemi in Persona 5 Royal?

If you’re into patient-doctor relationships, then here’s some good news: you can date Takemi in Persona 5 Royal. Build her Confidant Rank to 9 and choose to pursue a relationship. You don’t get any special boosts when you date any character, but events are more unique down the line.

What happens if you romance someone in Persona 5 Royal?

Partners can be taken on dates. You’ll also get access to unique cutscenes during special days (such as Valentines). Who you chose as your partner (or partners) won’t affect the bonuses you get on Rank max. You can date more than one woman at a time (including Takemi) but prepare to face the consequences of your actions. Don’t worry—it's only dialogue-related!

All Death Confidant answers in Persona 5 Royal

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Much of Takemi’s dialogue requires you to be blunt, honest, and sometimes a little playful. Later on, she’ll need your constant support. Many of your responses won’t add any affinity points, so getting the best answer on the questions that do add them is essential.

Important Tip: Have at least one Death persona in your team when you meet with Yusuke. Having a persona of your confidant’s arcana raises the number of affinity points you can earn with one of your responses.

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Rank 1

  • Phone call: “Please go easy on me.”

Once unlocked: Increases the selection of healing items at the clinic.

Rank 2

Note: Guts Rank 2 is required.

  • First answer: “I have a bad heart.”
  • Second answer: “I agree.”
  • Phone call: “I’m totally fine.”

Rank 3

  • First answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: “I don’t mind.” or “I need the medicine.”
  • Phone call: “Of course not.”

Once unlocked: Adds more healing items to the clinic.

Rank 4

  • First answer: “Dr. Takemi will help.”
  • Second answer: “You seem happy.”
  • Phone call: “I’ll reflect on my mistakes.”

Rank 5

  • First answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: “That’s good.”
  • Phone call: “About Miwa-chan?”

Once unlocked: Adds support items to the inventory at the clinic.

Rank 6

  • First answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: “It suits you.”
  • Phone call: “You can count on me.” or “Anything for you.”

Rank 7 (part one)

  • First answer: All answers are correct.
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: “Just rest for today.” or “Let’s ask for details.”
  • Fourth answer: “We all sometimes.”

Rank 7 (part two)

Note: Charm Rank 4 is required.

  • First answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Second answer: “I’m your ally.”
  • Third answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Fourth answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Fifth answer: There’s no correct answer.

Once unlocked: Decreases the price for all items sold at the clinic.

Rank 8

  • First answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Second answer: “Let’s get to work, doctor.” or “It’s not over yet.”
  • Third answer: “It’s for Miwa-chan.” or “It’s for you.”
  • Phone call: “I’ll be cheering you on.” or “Anything else I can do?”

Rank 9

  • First answer: “It was rough.”
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: “I wanted to see you.” (Romance route) or “It was for my exams.” (Friendship route)

If you chose the friendship route:

  • Phone call: “I’m glad we saw it through.”

If you chose the romance route:

  • Fourth answer: “I love you.”
  • Fifth answer: “It isn’t a joke.”
  • Phone call: “So did you.”

Rank Max

It doesn’t matter what answers you choose here, since this is Takemi’s max rank event.

Once unlocked: Increases the selection of revival items at the clinic.

How to raise Takemi’s Confidant rank faster

Do note that while responding correctly does raise your links faster, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll unlock the next Rank event immediately. You still need to visit Takemi during free times as often as you can.

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A way to raise your affinity faster is with gifts. Gifts cannot be given during Rank events—only during casual visits. All gifts can only be bought once.

What gifts does Takemi like?

GiftWhere to buyPrice
(Black) Book CoverJapan Sundries Shop in the Station Underground Mall¥3,000
(Rustic) Fountain PenGeneral Store in Shinjuku¥8,000
48 Face Cube PuzzleGeneral Store in Shinjuku¥3,200
All-purpose VitaminsRocinante¥4,500
Black MugGeneral Store in Shinjuku¥1,800
Black Painted MugGeneral Store in Shinjuku¥1,800
Chocolate TrufflesSupermarket in the Station Underground Mall¥2,800
Classical HitsMusic Store in the Station Underground Mall¥3,000
Cowhide Pencil CaseStationery Shop in Kichijoki¥12,000
CastellaSupermarket in the Station Underground Mall¥1,500
Designer PerfumeCosmetics Store in the Station Underground Mall¥7,800
High-performance Electric ToothbrushElectronics Superstore in Akihabara¥29,800
Mini CactusFlower Shop in the Station Underground Mall¥1,600
Rose BouquetFlower Shop in Shinjuku at Night¥3,200

Takemi won’t be the only Confidant whose affinity you’ll be raising, so be sure to not send all of these gifts her way.

For more guides on Persona 5 Royal and other role-playing games, check out some of the other articles here at Pro Game Guides.

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