Priestess Makoto Niijima: Persona 5 Confidant Guide:

Makoto initially has a negative attitude toward the Phantom Thieves, but after witnessing their actions, she changes her opinion and rapidly becomes one of Persona 5 Royal’s main protagonists. She eventually becomes one of the Joker’s confidantes and one of several possible love interests.

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Benefits

RankAbilityDescription
1Shadow CalculusAllows you to see skills and potential item drops on the analysis screen.
2Baton PassAllows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after 1 More.
3Brainiac TalkChance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
4Follow UpChance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
6Harisen RecoveryChance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7Shadow FactorizationAllows you to see Null, Repel, and Drain when highlighting a target in battle.
8EndureChance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9ProtectChance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
MAXSecond AwakeningTransforms her Persona into a mythological trickster.

Rank 1

FollowupLet’s go again sometime. +2It’s a new you. +1The red-light district next +3

Rank 2

Response 1You’re very well informed. +2Have you ever been here? +0Stay close to me. +0
Response 2You should have known better. +2That was dangerous. +3You get flustered easily, huh? +0
Response 3Why is it called a salon? +0What kind of place is that? +0
FollowupCouldn’t agree more. +2He just wouldn’t give up. +0Let’s actually go in next time. +0

Rank 3

Response 1You have the wrong idea. +2So what if we were together? +0It’s none of your business. +0
Response 2Don’t let it get to you. +2You can change. +3Beep boop. +0
FollowupSounds like you two get along. +2Buchimaru-kun? +0Okay, calm down. +0

Rank 4

Response 1That’s unlike you. +2Is Thieves work distracting you? +0I’m sure you did better than me. +0
Response 2Eiko? +0…Who? +0
Response 3Don’t you have goals? +0What about college? +0What do you mean? +0
Response 4Why do you use it? +3That’s adorable. +2You’re not very ladylike… +0
Response 5Do you still want to pursue it? +0I like a woman in uniform. +2It’s an amazing goal. +3

Rank 5

Response 1Are you jealous of them? +0That’s annoying. +2He sounds suspicious. +3
Response 2I got this. +3Why do I have to do it? +0Only if I can take it seriously. +2
FollowupFist! Of! Justice! +0Report him to the police. +0Try to reach out to her. +2

Rank 6

Response 1We just started. +2We’re fighting right now. +0Love comes in many forms. +3
Response 2Don’t be so pushy. +0Back off. +0Here, have my number instead. +0
Response 3No, you’re being considerate. +0You worry too much. +0Probably a little. +0
FollowupTell him you’re  on a date. +2You’re allowed to ignore him. +0Fire the same thing back. +0

Rank 7

Response 1Do you think he likes you? +0Does Eiko know about this? +0
Response 2Probably a little. +0You watch too many soap operas. +0He’s definitely suspicious. +0
Response3Who was their leader? +0What gang was it? +0
Response 4That’s a horrible story. +3Was it tough without him?? +2He was a noble man. +3
Response 5That’s admirable. +3I’m sure he was happy. +3
Response 6Do you have an answer? +2You can figure that out now. +2
Response 7I’m game if you are. +2What are you going to say? +0Refuse her, please. +2
FollowupOf course.. +2I guess so. +0It’s the role I always hoped for. +2

Rank 8

Response 1He says that to all his girls. +2That’s how he ropes you in. +2I’m not sure. +0
Response 2Absolutely. +3What are we going to do? +2Eh, she deserves him. +2

Rank 9

Response 1Get away from her! +3Your fight’s with me. +3I’m calling the cops. +3
Response 2We should get out of here. +2Follow me. +2
Response 3It looked like it hurt. +0That was the right move. +2You really smacked her. +0
Response 4I’m a regular here. +3It’s a popular meeting spot. +3Not as much as you. +2
Response 5You’ll find someone someday. +3 ENDI’ll be your study partner. +0 (ROMANCE)
Response 6I do. +3 (ROMANCE)That’s not what I meant. +0
FollowupI’d do anything for you. +2Were you scared? +0No big deal. +2

That’s how to max Makoto in Persona 5 Royal as I’ll see you in the next guide.

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