Saori Hasegawa – Persona 3 Portable Hermit Social Link Guide

Here's how to rank up Saori Hasegawa's Hermit Social Link in Persona 3 Portable!

In Persona 3 Portable, you can choose between a male and female protagonist, and each character has differing Social Links with various benefits. The Hermit Arcana is one example of this, with the female protag’s Link being Saori Hasegawa instead of the anonymous online gamer in the other versions. Here’s how to max high school student Saori Hasegawa’s Hermit Social Link in P3P, including where to find her and the best choices to pick.

How to unlock and find Saori Hasegawa Hermit Social Link in Persona 3 Portable

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You can start interacting and building a relationship with Saori Hasegawa from May 8. On this day, the female Persona 3 protagonist will be given a choice to join one of two school committees: the Library Committee or the Health Committee. Neither of the choices affect her ability to access the Hermit Social Link, so pick whichever you prefer, as both lead to Saori’s Social Link becoming available. Once you’ve unlocked Hasegawa’s Social Link, you’ll find her on school days either outside the Library if you chose the Library Committee or outside the Nurse’s Office if you picked the Health Committee. Both the Nurse’s Office and the Library are on Gekkokan High School’s first floor next to the Faculty Office.

Related: All Persona 3 Portable Classroom Answers

How to rank up Saori Hasegawa Hermit Social Link in Persona 3 Portable

During conversations with Saori, you’ll get the option to pick replies to her dialogue. You can’t just choose any answer, though, as you’ll get more or less Social Link Points depending on your choice, and you want to ensure you’re selecting the ones that will rank the Hermit S. Link quicker. Having a Hermit Arcana Persona in your current Persona list is also essential, as this gives an extra Social Link Point when selecting the best answers, resulting in the Arcana ranking up faster.

Hermit Rank 1

This happens automatically after you choose to join either the Library Committee or the Health Committee. You can select any dialogue option, and the result will be the same.

Hermit Rank 2

  • “We should put them on the shelves. Can you help me out?”
    • “Of course!” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
  • “I see you sometimes in the hall, and you always look like you’re having fun.”
    • “You should’ve come talk to me.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 3

  • "Whew... Today was pretty rough, don't you think?"
    • “Let's stay here a little longer.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
  • "Well, there's no point complaining about what I don't have."
    • “Won't you confront her?” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 4

  • "But if he really wants to go out with me, then..."
    • “Aren't you being a doormat?” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
  • "Do you think it's wrong to think that way?"
    • “I can understand that.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 5

  • "I'm sorry you had to see that..."
    • “I don't mind at all.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 6

  • "I wonder... Is it my fault that nobody's come in today?"
    • “What did you do?” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
  • "Oh, if they see you with me, they might start new rumors..."
    • “Let them talk.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 7

  • "If you stay near me, you're going to lose any reputation you had."
    • “Don't worry about it.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 8

  • >Saori hangs her head low…
    • “Don't let it get to you.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
  • "...I don't want to get you involved."
    • “I don't mind that at all.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 9

  • "......"
    • “I'm going to punch them.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
  • "I don't care how other people see me... But I want you to know that."
    • “I believe you.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Hermit Rank 10

  • "I'm going to try to start over and try to stand up on my own."
    • “You can do it, Saori.” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)
    • “I'll be lonely without you…” +3 (+2 without Hermit Persona)

Upon reaching Hermit Rank 10 with Saori Hasegawa, she will gift you the PA Recording, which unlocks the ability to fuse the Arahabaki, the Aboriginal God Persona.

Want to learn more about Persona 3 Portable? If so, check out How to start/maintain each Social Link in Persona 3 Portable on Pro Game Guides.

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