Persona 5 Strikers - Powerful Shadows Guide

Overview and guide about Powerful or Strong Shadows in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S), including their locations, weaknesses, and rewards for beating them.

Persona 5 Strikers - Powerful Strong Shadows Guide

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Persona 5 Strikers - All Powerful Strong Shadows

Powerful Shadows (or Strong Shadows) are strong Personas found in jails in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). Similar to Dire Shadows, these enemy shadows are also way over leveled for your party to defeat immediately. There’s only one Powerful Shadow per jail but defeating them requires proper setup, strategy, and supplies to defeat.

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How to Locate Powerful Shadows

Persona 5 Strikers - Unlocking Powerful Strong Shadow Requests

In order to locate these shadows, you need to progress through the game first and reach the day of Aug 24th. By that day, you are already in the process of clearing Osaka’s Jail. Lavenza will ask you to visit the Velvet Room and give new requests in locating Powerful Shadows

Powerful  Shadow Requests All Requests

Benefits in Defeating Powerful Shadows

Here is quick breakdown of benefits for defeating these shadows:

Obtaining Experience

A large amount of experience points can be earned for defeating Powerful Shadows, allowing you to raise the level of characters and the Bond level experience.

Leveling Guide

Unlock Reaper Secret Boss

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Reaper Secret Boss Guide

Clearing all Powerful Shadow requests will cause the Reaper, an immensely powerful Persona, to appear. Beating the Reaper will then unlock the Takeover feature.

Reaper Secret Boss Guide

Powerful Shadow List

Below is a list of Powerful Shadows, their weaknesses, and rewards in defeating them in the game:

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Powerful Shadow Persona Request & Location Weakness Rewards
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Halt the Strutting Little Imp
(Shibuya Jail)
Bless and Psy (via Fear) Black Frost Persona fusion, C.S Replica (Mona weapon)
Fratricidal Destroyer Seth An Ebon God Descends
(Sendai Jail)
Bless, Phys (via Freeze), Gun (via Freeze), and Nuke (via Freeze) Seth Persona fusion
Monarch of Snow King Frost Make the Way for the Frozen King
(Sapporo Jail)
Fire, Wind (via Burn) and Nuke (via Burn) King Frost Persona fusion
Throbbing King of Desire Mara The Writhing Nightmare Rising
(Okinawa Jail)
Psy and Phys (via Shock or Freeze) Mara Persona fusion, Gram (Wolf weapon)
Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried Dragon Slayer Enters the Fray
(Kyoto Jail)
Fire (via Burn), Nuke, and Wind Siegfried Persona fusion
Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus The Hound of Hades Howls
(Osaka Jail)
Ice, Phys (via Freeze or Shock), and Gun (via Freeze or Shock) Collar of Hell (Cerberus Persona fusion)
Shadow of God Metatron Angel of Contracts Descends
(Tree of Knowledge)
Elec, Curse, Phys (via Shock), and Gun (via Shock) Metatron Persona fusion, Vajra Replica (Queen weapon)
Reaper Knocking on Death’s Door
(Okinawa Jail)
Phys (via Critical Hit) and Gun (via Critical Hit) Paradise Lost S (Joker weapon)

Powerful Shadows Information

Here is a summary of information for each the Powerful Shadow mini-boss:

Fallen Snowman Black Frost (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Shibuya Jail Powerful Shadow Fallen Snowman Black Frost Mini-Boss Guide

Fallen Snowman Black Frost Mini-Boss Guide

Location Crossing, Shibuya Jail
Resists Fire, Ice, Nuke, and Curse
Weaknesses Bless and Psy (via Fear)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 25th (8/25)
Recommended Level Level 58 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Sophie, and Wolf
EXP Rewards 11,500 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 44,850 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Evil Snow Crystal Fusion Item (Black Frost Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1, C.S. Replica Shortsword Weapon x1 (For Mona)

Fratricidal Destroyer Seth (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Powerful Shadow Fratricidal Destroyer Seth Mini-Boss Guide

Fratricidal Destroyer Seth Mini-Boss Guide

Location Mt. Aoba, Sendai Jail
Resists Fire, Wind, and Curse
Weaknesses Bless, Phys (via Freeze), Gun (via Freeze), and Nuke (via Freeze)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 45 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Fox, Queen, and Sophie
EXP Rewards 10,000 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 39,000 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Beastly Was-Sceptre Fusion Item (Seth Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1

Monarch of Snow King Frost (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Sapporo Jail Powerful Shadow Monarch of Snow King Frost Mini-Boss Guide

Monarch of Snow King Frost Mini-Boss Guide

Location Sapporo Jail
Resists Ice and Bless
Weaknesses Fire, Wind (via Burn) and Nuke (via Burn)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 25th (8/25)
Recommended Level Level 55 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Mona, Panther, and Queen
EXP Rewards 11,000 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 42,900 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Giant Snow Crystal Fusion Item (King Frost Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1

Throbbing King of Desire Mara (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Mini-Boss Guide

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Mini-Boss Guide

Location Okinawa Jail
Resists Gun, Fire, Nuke, Bless, and Curse
Weaknesses Psy and Phys (via Shock or Freeze)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 28th (8/28)
Recommended Level Level 65 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Fox, and Noir
EXP Rewards 13,000 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 50,700 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Carnal King’s Wheel Fusion Item (Mara Persona Fusion), Wolf Great Sword Weapon x1

Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Powerful Shadow Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried Mini-Boss Guide

Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried Mini-Boss Guide

Location Kyoto Jail
Resists Phys, Ice, and Elec
Weaknesses Fire (via Burn), Nuke, and Wind
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 28th (8/28)
Recommended Level Level 60 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Mona, Panther, and Queen
EXP Rewards 12,000 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 46,800 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Dragon Slayer Blade Fusion Item (Siegfried Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1

Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Osaka Jail Powerful Shadow Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus Mini-Boss Guide

Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus Mini-Boss Guide

Location Osaka Jail
Resists Fire and Nuke
Weaknesses Ice, Phys (via Freeze or Shock), and Gun (via Freeze or Shock)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 50 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Fox, Noir, and Wolf
EXP Rewards 10,500 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 40,950 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Collar of Hell Fusion Item (Cerberus Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1

Shadow of God Metatron (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Tree of Knowledge Powerful Shadow Shadow of God Metatron Mini-Boss Guide

Shadow of God Metatron Mini-Boss Guide

Location Tree of Knowledge
Resists Wind, Psy, and Nuke
Weaknesses Elec, Curse, Phys (via Shock), and Gun (via Shock)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 30th (8/30) (Post-Game)
Recommended Level Level 70 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Noir, and Wolf
EXP Rewards 15,000 exp (Post-Game)
Yen Rewards 58,500 yen (Post-Game)
Other Rewards Contract Slab Item (Metatron Persona Fusion), Queen Tekko Weapon x1

Reaper Secret Boss (Powerful Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Reaper Secret Boss Guide

Reaper Secret Boss Guide

Location Trauma Cell, Okinawa Jail
Resists None
Weaknesses Phys (via Critical Hit) and Gun (via Critical Hit)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 30th (8/30) (Post-Game)
Recommended Level Level 75 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Fox, and Wolf / Joker, Mona, Panther, and Queen
EXP Rewards 25,000 exp (Post-Game)
Yen Rewards 97,500 yen (Post-Game)
Other Rewards Paradise Lost S x1 (Joker weapon), Recovery Items x5

Other Bosses

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6 Comments

  1. Do you eventually get requests to defeat the Strong Shadows, or do you just get a mission reauest for the reaper after randomly defeating them all? I defeated 2 so far, I in Kyoto and the other in Shibuya, but I never got a mission promt or request other than a warning of its immense power when I came close to it. Will these same enemies reappear, or does the game keep record of what I already defeated?

    • Ok so this is my first run I didint defeat bugbear im on the second jail how the f do you defeat this thing its so strong it kills anyone in one hit i cant even get it close to a quarter of hp is there a strategy i can use? Or something?

    • Sadly I don’t have the answer I cant even do the second one are you supposed to do it on new game plus or on the first run cus I cant tell im on the first run and I get one hit and i cant get a quarter of hp off him

    • Dire shadows are not the same as powerful shadows. Dire shadows are the electrified stationary enemies that Futaba warns you as you get close to them. Powerful shadows are request enemies. Neither reappear as far as I can tell.