Persona 5 Royal Makoto Niijima (Priestess) Confidant Guide

Persona 5 Royal Makoto Niijima (Priestess) Confidant Guide
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Ben Williams


27th Oct 2022 18:09

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 Makoto Niijima (Priestess) 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 Confidant Guide - Makoto Niijima (Priestess)

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

Rank Ability Benefit
1 Shadow Calculus Allows you to see skills and potential item drops on the analysis screen.
3 Black Belt Talk If negotiation with a martial arts-using Shadow fails, you can try again.
4 Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
5 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7 Shadow Factorization Allows you to see Null, Repel, and Drain when highlighting a target in battle.
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 The red-light district next
2 You’re very well informed
  That was dangerous
  Why is it called a salon?
  What kind of place is that?
  Couldn’t agree more
3 You have the wrong idea
  You can change
  Sounds like you two get along
4 That’s unlike you
  Don’t you have goals?/What about college?/What do you mean?
  Why do you use it?
  It’s an amazing goal
5 He sounds suspicious
  I got this
  Try to reach out to her
6 Love comes in many forms
  Don’t be so pushy/Back off/Here, have my number instead
  No, you’re being considerate/You worry too much/Probably a little
  Tell him you’re  on a date
  Do you think he likes you/Does Eiko know about this?
  Probably a little/You watch too many soap operas/He’s definitely suspicious
  Who was their leader?/What gang was it?
  That’s a horrible story/He was a noble man
  That’s admirable/I’m sure he was happy
  Do you have an answer?/You can figure that out now
  I’m game if you are/Refuse her, please
  Of course/It’s the role I always hoped for
8 He says that to all his girls/That’s how he ropes you in
9 Get away from her!/Your fight’s with me/I’m calling the cops
  We should get out of here/Follow me
  That was the right move
  I’m a regular here/It’s a popular meeting spot
  You’ll find someone someday (Romance option)/I’ll be your study partner
  I do (Romance option)/That’s not what I meant
  I’d do anything for you/No big deal
MAX That’s incredible
  Are you stressing over exams?
  That sounds difficult
  What an admirable goal/Your father would be proud
  Just be careful, OK?
  What’s wrong?/Do you want to study?

That's a wrap on the Persona 5 Royal Confidant guide for Makoto Niijima (Priestess)! 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 Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
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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