Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Billiards Mini-Game Guide


Overview and guide about the Billiards mini-game playable at Kichoji's Penguin Sniper in Persona 5 Royal. Included also is information about Technical Damage Ranks and target books to read.

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Billiards Mini-Game Guide

Penguin Sniper Billiards Mini-Game in Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper How to unlock Billiard Tricks

The billiards mini-game is a side activity in Persona 5 Royal that can be accessed at the Penguin Sniper bar in Kichijoji. One session costs 800 yen.

Billiards Basic Rules and Mechanics

Shots are not made manually and each session plays out like an event only. Playing billiards increases your Technical Rank and successfully performing a trick shot will increase the power of Technical Attacks in battle. In addition, it increases a random social stat of the Protagonist except for Kindness. Saving your game before playing Billiards is essential if you want to boost a specific Social Stat.

Persona 5 Royal Social Stats Overview and Guide

How to unlock Billiard Tricks

When you first start playing billiards, you don’t have access to tricks. Unlocking tricks requires playing billiards, building a Proficiency level, and brushing up on books. The first book can be bought but the other one requires performing some steps.

Persona 5 Royal Book List and Locations

After playing for the first time, you will be able to purchase and read the “Billiard Techniques” book from the Next Ace sports shop at the Shibuya Underground Mall. This raises your Technical Rank to Level 1.

To raise your Technical Rank from Level 2 to Level 3, you must purchase and read “Sharp Cue” from the Next Ace sports shop again. After reaching Technical Rank 3, you will automatically acquire Billiard Magician. Read it and raise max out your Proficiency Social Stat to raise your Technical Rank to Level 4.

Technical Rank List and Requirements

Below is a list of Technical Ranks and their unlocking conditions:

Technical Rank Proficiency Needed How to Unlock
Level 1 None
  • Default
Level 2 None
  • Play billiards for the first time
Level 3 Rank 2: Decent
  • Buy and read the “Billiard Techniques” book from Shibuya Sports Shop.
  • Perform the “Back Hand” technique.
Level 4 Rank 3: Skilled
  • Buy and read the “Sharp Cue” book from Shibuya Sports Shop.
  • Perform the “Jump Shot” technique.
Level 5 Rank 5: Transcendent
  • Read “Billiard Magician” book from a Penguin Sniper patron.
  • Perform the “Masse Shot” technique.

Technical Rank Effects

Below is a breakdown of the effect per each Technical Rank unlocked in the mini-game:

Technical Rank Technical Rank Effects
Level 1 Increased Technical Attack Power (Level 1).
Level 2 Increased Technical Attack Power (Level 2).
Level 3 Increased Technical Attack Power (Level 2) and medium increase to Down Rate.
Level 4 Increase Technical Attack Power (Level 3) and 100% Down Rate.

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