Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Basic Game Controls

A breakdown of the game controls for Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes basic, battle, and exploration controls.

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Game Controls for Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal

Here is a breakdown of the PlayStation 4 game controls for Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes common and specific controls.

Common (Menu) Controls

Input Action
D-Pad Move
× button Confirm
◯ button Cancel
L1 / R1 Change list

Cutscene Controls

Input Action
◯ button Pause / Unpause
× button
△ button
▢ button
OPTIONS Pause (Press again to skip the movie)

Battle Controls

Input Action
◯ button Attack with melee weapon
× button Defend
△ button Use Skills
▢ button Use Items
R1 button Assist
R2 button Baton Pass
L1 button Analyze
L2 button Strategy
Up directional arrow Hold a gun
Down directional arrow Check ally / enemy
OPTIONS Rush
Touchpad Use ShowTime when it appears
(P5R Only)

Dungeon Controls

Input Action
◯ button Check
△ button Menu
▢ button Auto cover
R1 button Map
R2 button Dash*
L1 button Use Grappling hook
(P5R Only)
L2 button Use Third Eye
Left analog stick Move
Right analog stick Rotate Camera**
Touchpad When riding Morgana Bus, use to sound your horn

*While holding down R2, you can perform an air jump.
**Press × button to revert the camera’s view.

Free Time Controls

Input Action
◯ button Check
▢ button Interact
△ button Menu*
R1 button Map
L1 / L2 Use Third Eye
Touchpad Use Online function
Assist
OPTIONS Save
Left analog stick Move
Right analog stick Rotate Camera**

*Press △ button to fast-forward reading dialogue / text messages.
**Press × button to revert the camera’s view.

Event Controls

Input Action
D-Pad Choose selection
× button Advance message / Confirm selection
◯ button Advance message
△ button Advance message (hold)
▢ button Display conversation log
OPTIONS Fast forward (press again to cancel)

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