Persona 5 Strikers - Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Mini-Boss Guide

Boss guide for Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu, a Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow, in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S). This includes the boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Mini-Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Mini-Boss Location

Yatagarasu is the fifth Dire Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Kyoto’s Jail, a metaverse version of Kyoto, the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.

All Dire Shadows Kyoto’s Jail

Clear All Dire Shadows

Below is a list of all Dire Shadows in the game. The Archangel Dire Shadow is locked in the post-game so you need to clear the main story first. We recommended defeating Dire Shadows when you already unlocked Wolf as a party member in the game.

Dire Shadow Persona Boss Location Availability
Killer Teddybear Bugbear Bunkamachi West, Shibuya Jail Base Game
Snake King Raja Naga West Garden, Sendai Jail Base Game
Harlot of Desire Lilith Clocktower Northeast, Sapporo Jail Base Game
Wandering Reviver Nebiros Lab North, Okinawa Jail Base Game
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail Base Game
War-Hungry Horseman Eligor Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail Base Game
Dark Sun Mithras Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss Base Game
Heavenly Punisher Archangel Path of Yearning, Tree of Knowledge Post-Game
Post-Game Guide Post-Game Walkthrough 

Trophies

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyWho Dares Wins Defeat a Dire Shadow.
PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophyThe Most Daring of All Defeat all Dire Shadows.

Trophies List

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Information

Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:

Persona 5 Strikers - Yatagarasu Persona Stats and Skills

Yatagarasu Persona Stats and Skills

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Stats

Stagger Gauge 8
Availability August 24th
Recommended Level Level 50 or higher
EXP Rewards 9,520 exp
Yen Rewards 31,680 yen
Other Rewards Skanda Socks (Ag +10), Random Skill Card x1

*Boss level and stats are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Strength and Weaknesses

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Weak Weak Resist Resist
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Weak

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Skills

Skill Skill Effect
Ziodyne Heavy Electricity damage to a narrow range. Rare chance of Shock.
Sukukaja Buff agility of 1 ally for a certain period of time.
Dekunda Negate all debuff effects of party.
Maziodyne Heavy Electricity damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Shock.
Down Technique Improves rate for decreasing Down Gauge when inflicting critical hits.

*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Party Build

Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Skull and Mona.

Member Persona Essential Skills Notes
Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist JokerJoker Persona 5 Strikers - Character ListArsene Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice), Freila/Freidyne or Mafreila/Mafreidyne (Nuke) Has access to Fire, Ice, and Nuclear skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster. Can use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status and mental ailments.
Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower
Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate
Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Dekunda, Debilitate
Persona 5 Strikers - Ann Takamaki PantherPanther Persona 5 Strikers - Carmen Persona Stats and SkillsCarmen Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire) Has access to Fire skills which Yatagarasu is weak against. Inflicts Burn status ailment on Yatagarasu that causes it to take increased damage from Nuclear attacks. Can use a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce the enemy attack power. Can also use healing skills.
Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan
Buff: Concentrate
Debuff: Tarunda or Matarunda, Dekaja
Persona 5 Strikers - Yusuke Kitagawa FoxFox Persona 5 Strikers - Goemon Persona Stats and SkillsGoemon Damage: Tempest Slash and Myriad Slashes (Phys), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice) Has access to Ice skills which Yatagarasu is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Yatagarasu does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on Yatagarasu that causes it to take increased damage from Physical, Gun, and Nuclear attacks. Can use a buff skill like Masukukaja to boost allies evasion/critical evasion in battle.
Buff: Sukukaja or Masukukaja
Persona 5 Strikers - Makoto Niijima QueenQueen Persona 5 Strikers - Johanna Persona Stats and SkillsJohanna Damage: Sledgehammer or Flash Bomb (Phys), Freila/Freidyne or Mafreila/Mafreidyne (Nuke) Has access to Nuclear skills that Yatagarasu is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Yatagarasu does not have resistances against. Also, Nuclear attacks from Queen can deal Technical damage to Yatagarasu when afflicted with Burn and Freeze status ailment. Can use a buff skill like Marakukaja to boost allies defense power in battle. Can also use healing skills.
Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan
Buff: Rakukaja or Marakukaja
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Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Strategies

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Mini-Boss Strategies

Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the mini-boss:

Carry SP Recovery Items

Before engaging the boss, bring a stock of HP and SP recovery items. These items can be bought from accessible vending machines, food stands, store, and restaurants. You can also buy ingredients from Sophia’s Shop and other real world stores. Then, cook these ingredients for additional HP and SP items through Joker’s Kitchen.

Joker’s Kitchen Guide

Land Debuffs

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Land Debuffs

Start the battle by landing multiple debuffs on Yatagarasu. Debuffs can be in the form of attack power decrease (Tarunda), defense power decrease (Rakunda), and evasion/critical evasion power decrease (Sukunda). These debuffs can be accessed by Joker (from Arsene and other Personas) and Panther. Another option is by using Debilitate for an all-in-one debuff. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).

Cast Buffs

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Cast Buffs

Follow-up the debuffs with party members buffs. Buffs can be in the form of attack power increase (Tarukaja or Matarukaja), defense power increase (Rakukaja or Marakukaja), and evasion/critical evasion increase (Sukukaja or Masukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas), Fox, and Queen. Another option is by using Heat Riser for an all-in-one buff. This special buff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).

Cure Inflicted Status Ailments

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Dodge Elec Attacks

Observe the boss’ upcoming moves and evade Electricity attacks targeted to your character. By any chance that a party member got inflicted with status effects like Shock, make sure that you have access to a Status Recovery skill called Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower to cure it. You can also use status recovery items to remove the status ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).

Unleash Showtime Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Use Showtime Attack

While engaging Yatagarasu, you may build up your showtime gauge. When it’s available, unleash the showtime attack against the boss. If Joker’s showtime attack is available, make sure he has the right Persona that can capitalize on the weakness of the boss. Also, there is a consumable item that will quickly boost your Showtime gauge build up so feel free to use it against the boss.

Use Fire, Ice, and Nuke Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Use Nuke Attacks

Yatagarasu is weak to Fire, Ice, and Nuclear attacks which Panther, Fox, Queen, and Joker can take advantage. Continue on using elemental attacks in order to break the shields and stagger the boss. Make use of narrow range elemental skills if you’re close and wide range elemental skills if you’re far from the boss.

Deal Technical Damage using Phys, Gun, Wind, and Nuke Attacks

When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Burn, deal technical damage by using Wind and Nuclear attacks. Likewise, when the boss is inflicted with a Shock status, use a Physical, Gun or Nuclear attack to hit it with Technical damage. Switch between Joker, Skull, and Mona to avoid running out of HP and SP.

Capitalize on Terrain Gimmicks

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Use Terrain Gimmicks

If Yatagarasu is beside a monument or lamp post, you can use a Phantom Dash to deal additional physical damage to the boss. Maximize the damage dealt before it is able to retaliate.

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