Persona 5 Royal – Yusuke Confidant guide

The trick is to outembarrass him.

Bonds greatly impact how you go about your journey, and the experience is no different in Persona 5. Persona 5 Royal has added phone calls, gifts, and other mechanics not available in the game's first release, giving players more opportunities to raise their affinity with a certain character given the addition of Violet.

Given Yusuke Kitagawa’s eccentric personality, finding the right answers and finding him at the proper moments can be particularly tricky. Here’s a spoiler-free guide to steer you toward the correct path.

How to unlock Yusuke’s Confidant events

Since Yusuke is part of the party, you can start hanging out with him on 6/18. He can be found in the Underground Walkway, Shibuya and is available after school. On rainy days, he’s there at night.

All Emperor confidant answers in Persona 5 Royal

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If you want to max out Yusuke’s Confidant rank as quickly as possible, then the fastest way to do so is to respond correctly during each social link event. Some questions can add as many as three points to your social link, but some don’t add anything at all.

Important Tip: Have at least one Emperor 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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That said, here are all the correct answers during Yusuke’s events. The trick to knowing the correct response is encouraging him often or being as eccentric as he is.

Rank events

Rank 1

  • Phone call: “I’ll be asking a lot.”

Once unlocked: Allows Yusuke to duplicate skill cards.

Rank 2

  • First answer: “It’s novel.” or “It’s enigmatic.”
  • Second answer: “I can’t wait” or “I hope you’re right.”
  • Phone call: “You’re already going enough.”

Once unlocked: No effect.

Rank 3

  • First answer: “Don’t let it bother you.”
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: “This isn’t like you.”
  • Fourth answer: Every answer is correct.
  • Phone call: “That’s the spirit.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.

Rank 4

  • First answer: “Why are we in a boat?” or “I should bring a girl here.”
  • Second answer: “Love comes in all forms.”
  • Phone call: “Don’t get discouraged.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.

Rank 5

  • First answer: “Do you want me to strip?”
  • Second answer: “I’m sure you will.” Or “It doesn’t look like it.”
  • Phone call: “There’s still hope.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke recreate any previously copied Skill Card in one day.

Rank 6

  • First answer: “It feels nostalgic.”
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Fourth answer: “Maybe he was sympathetic.” Or “I couldn’t possibly tell you.”
  • Phone call: “He had a certain dignity.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.

Rank 7

  • First answer: “What do you mean?”
  • Second answer: “The truth is within you.”
  • Phone call: “Calm down.” or “It’s not a crime to enjoy sushi.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke to instantly use either Card Duplication or Card Recreation.

Rank 8

  • First answer: “It has to be Ann.”
  • Second answer: “You’ve really grown, Yusuke.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.

Rank 9

  • First answer: “Her love for her son.” Or “The pain of separation.”
  • Second answer: “You’ve really changed, Yusuke.”

Once unlocked: Lets Yusuke shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.

Rank Max

  • First answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Second answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Third answer: There’s no correct answer.
  • Fourth answer: Every answer is correct.
  • Fifth answer: There’s no correct answer.

Once unlocked: Transforms Yusuke's persona into the mythological trickster, Kamo Susano-o. Once you Max out his affinity, Kamo Susano-o will awaken again.

Non-rank events

Sometimes, Yusuke will also invite you to hang out outside these times, usually on weekends, breaks, or holidays. He’ll text Joker. Affinity points will rise regardless of the conversations’ outcome, but you get bonus points for responding correctly.

  • 7/27, Leblanc: “A bit of everything!”
  • 8/1, Leblanc: “Just go to the library.”
  • 8/4, Leblanc: “Let’s go.”
  • 8/5, Movie event: “I don’t mind.”
  • 8/8, Leblanc: “If I can find a good deal.”
  • 8/11, Leblanc: “There’s no way.”
  • 10/5, Studying event: “Absolutely.”

You don’t have to say yes to all these hangouts. Others will try to invite you over as well, or you could use the day to do something else.

How to raise Yusuke’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 hang out with Yusuke as often as you can during your free time.

Related: All Test Answers in Persona 5 Royal

During these moments, you can also give Yusuke gifts to receive an extra boost in affinity points. Gifts cannot be given during Rank events. All gifts can only be bought once.

What gifts should I give Yusuke

GiftWhere to buyPrice
Chocolate TrufflesSupermarket in Station Underground Mall, Shibuya¥2,800
Custard CakeSupermarket in Station Underground Mall, Shibuya¥1,500
Flower BasketFlower Shop, Shinjuku at Night¥2,400
Glass VaseJapan Sundries Shop in Station Underground Mall, Shibuya¥3,200
Heart RingTurtle Diamond Jewelry Store¥88,000
Instant cup ramen noodle setRocinante¥3,480
Kitchen Tool setShinjuku¥4,900
Sakura FanJapan Sundries Shop in Station Underground Mall, Shibuya¥4,800
Silver BangleTurtle Diamond Jewelry Store¥78,000
Uji Matcha FlanStation Underground Mall, Shibuya and a second one by TV Shopping on 6/26¥2,400 and ¥2,980
Watercolor PostcardKichijoji Stationery Shop¥800

You can also invite Yusuke to hang out in places like the art gallery in Ueno, the planetarium at Ikebukuro, the aquarium at Shinagawa, and more. Many of these used to be locked for female confidants, but you’re free to take most of your friends here in Persona 5 Royal—including Yusuke.

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