Persona 3 Reload - Full Moon Operations Guide

Full Moon Operations guide for Persona 3 Reload (P3RE, Persona 3 Remake), including basic mechanics of full moon occurrences, effects, boss-level shadow enemy appearance dates and locations, and other useful tips. Persona 3 Reload (2024) is set to release on February 2, 2024, and will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox PC Game Pass).

Persona 3 Reload - Full Moon Operations Guide

Full Moon Operations Guide for Pesona 3 Reload (P3RE)

Important Note

Some Full Moon Operations mechanics and effects listed on this guide are currently based on previous versions of Persona 3. This page will be updated with any changes applied to Persona 3 Reload when they are confirmed in the game.

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Effects of Full Moon

Causes strong boss-level Shadows to appear.

During a full moon phase in Persona 3 Reload (P3RE), strong boss-level Shadows will appear in Tartarus and can be challenged to progress through the game. Below is a list of strong Shadows and the dates they spawn during the main story.

Enemy Name Appearance Date Location
Magician 4/9 Dorm’s Rooftop
Priestess 5/9 Monorail
Empress 6/8 Tartarus’ Entrance
Emperor
Hierophant 7/7 Shirakawa Boulevard
Lovers
Chariot 8/6 Underground Bunker
Justice
Hermit 9/5 Paulownia Mall, Club Escapade
Fortune 10/4
10/4
Iwatodai Station
Strength
Jin Shirato 11/3 Moonlight Bridge
1/31 Tartarus
Takaya Sakaki 11/3 Moonlight Bridge
1/31 Tartarus
Hanged Man 11/3 Moonlight Bridge
Nyx Avatar 1/31 Top of Tartarus

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Effectiveness of certain physical skills are increased.

The current moon cycle also affects the effectiveness of the physical skills listed below.

Skill Name Effect
Zan-ei Deals medium Slash damage to one target. (Power increases during new moon)
Getsu-ei Deals medium Slash damage to one target. (Power increases during full moon)

Despite Zan-ei and Getsu-ei being mid-level skills, their damage output can rival those of late-game attacks by benefiting from new moon or full moon cycles. Because of this, do not overlook using them in the game.

Getsu-ei is effective against bosses that appear during a full moon.

Getsu-ei is a particularly strong physical skill to use against strong shadows during Full Moon Operations as the ability will always gain its attack bonus because of the current moon state. Be sure to bring a Persona with Getsu-ei with you during such instances.

You are always in “Good” status during Full Moon Operations.

You automatically default to “Good” status during the day of Full Moon Operations. This means that you can spend the previous day fighting battles without worrying about being tired or sick on the day of the Full Moon.

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The Tired status, instead, will be applied to your party on the day after the Full Moon Operation.

Increased rate of getting Heart Items during and near new moon and full moon.

The rate of getting Heart Items via fusion is doubled on the day of new moons and full moons, as well as one day before and after these occurrences.

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