Persona 5 Royal Haru Okumura (Empress) Confidant Guide

Persona 5 Royal Haru Okumura (Empress) Confidant Guide
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Written by 

Ben Williams


28th Oct 2022 13:10

Both Persona 5 and the definitive Persona 5 Royal have been praised throughout the years as one of the best JRPGs of all time, for their in-depth wealth of features and mechanics. One that was already part of the Persona franchise, but refined for 5, is its Social Link system - altered for Persona 5 Royal to be named the Confidant system.

Along with added bonuses in or outside of battle depending on which Confidant you're dealing with, levelling up the rank of these relationships treat you to each person's personal side story - with some as emotionally captivating as Persona 5 Royal's main story itself.

Each Confidant has ten levels, which are levelled up by earning points via correct dialogue choices outside of their story or spending time with them via a side activity. Some of these dialogue options unlock more than others, one wrong choice meaning you'll have to spend more time ranking up a Confidant's level. To make the best and most efficient use of your time, we're going to have this Persona 5 Royal confidant guide for Haru Okumura (Empress) go through the confidant's benefits, along with the best dialogue choices to make sure you rank it up as fast as possible.

Persona 5 Royal Haru Okumura (Empress) Confidant Guide

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Below, are the abilities that come with each rank and the benefits they bring.

Rank Ability Benefit
1 Cultivation Allows you to grow vegetables with Haru on the Shujin Academy rooftop.
3 Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
4 Celebrity Talk If negotiations amidst a group of Shadows fails, you can try again.
5 Bumper Crop Increases the total vegetable yield for a single harvest.
6 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7 Soil Improvement Decreases the total amount of time it takes to cultivate vegetables.
8 Endure Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9 Protect Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
MAX Second Awakening Transforms her Persona into a mythological trickster.
ROYAL Second Awakening R Fuse with the mythological Trickster, awakening its true power.

Here are the best dialogue options during each part of the Confidant's story to get to the next rank. If you see more than one choice as the best option, that means you'll receive the same number of points no matter which you pick.

Rank Best Dialogue Option
1 That was our deal
2 You like coffee?/Are you opening a café?/Are you starting a farm?
  This is a complex issue/You might be wrong/Maybe you should fire him
  Moonlight Carrot/Sun Tomato/Jewel Melon
3 They won’t find out/It’ll be OK, I promise
  “I don’t want to go with you.”
  I have/Not yet/Too many times to count
  Smart response
4 That’s pricey/It must be amazing
  I can’t let you do that/Let me cover the bill/Kthx
  You mean… poop!?/I can taste the elephant/Excuse me while I vomit
  Let’s ask him
  I’m not really sure
  Let’s get coffee again sometime
5 Somebody’s telling the truth/Trust no one
  There has to be another way
  That doesn’t matter now/I don’t think so
  Pinch yourself
6 That’s fascinating,You’re so studious,Can you make some for me?
  I had no idea
  That would be bad/Black like coffee?
  You don’t need to apologize/That guy is horrible
  Be strong, Haru
  You can talk to me anytime/Let him say what he wants
7 You look exhausted/Don’t overwork yourself/Let’s go see the nurse
  That sounds really tough…/What do you want to do?
  What does Takakura-san think?/There has to be a way/You should tell him that
  That’s the spirit/You can do it, Haru
  I’ll always have your back
8 The soil?
  It’ll help him understand you/He’s going to love it/He might not like it
  I’ll be cheering for you/You’re amazing, Haru/Are you sure you can do it?
  It’s in your nature to nurture/I want some too
9 Don’t forget to breathe/Believe in yourself/I’m here for you, Haru
  I’m sure you’ll do great/It’ll be fine/Give it all you’ve got, Haru
  You’re very welcome/You did amazing
  He saw us as good friends/I like you too, Haru (Romance option)
  I wanted to hear your voice/I miss you
MAX That’s good to hear/You’ve done great, Haru
  I’m sure you’ll succeed/This won’t be easy/It all comes down to flavor
  If you want/Probably not/It’s hard work, you know
  I’m glad too/Don’t deny yourself/Just my teammate?

That's a wrap on the Persona 5 Royal Confidant guide for Haru Okumura (Empress)! To be sure you boost your Knowledge stat as quickly as possible, you should also check out the full list of Persona 5 Royal classroom answers and Crossword Puzzle answers

For even more Persona 5 guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon. 

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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