Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji Sakamoto, the Chariot Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information about Ryuji Sakamoto, the Chariot Confidant, of Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes availability, abilities, and dialogue.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji, the Chariot Confidant

The Chariot Confidant – Ryuji Sakamoto

The troublemaker in school, Ryuji Sakamoto is often isolated from other students. He is known for his disruptive behavior which gives him a bad reputation with the teachers. However, prior to that, Ryuji was a star athlete. This came to an end, however, when Kamoshida dashed his dreams. The teacher overtrained him, resulting in Ryuji sustaining a heavy injury.

Despite his delinquent behavior, Ryuji is upbeat and easy going. He is similar to Junpei Iori from Persona 3 and also Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4. However, he dresses similarly to Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4.

Confidant List

Unlocking Ryuji

When you spot the old castle, Ryuji will ask you to go with him. Upon entering Kamoshida Palace, not only will the Protagonist awaken to his persona, but Ryuji will as well. When Ryuji does so, his Confidant immediately starts. After you max out, you can summon Chi You.

Confidant Availability

Day Period
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Night ()
Tuesday Day ()
Night ()
Wednesday Day ()
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Thursday Day ()
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Friday Day ()
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Saturday Day ()
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Rainy Day ()
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Chariot Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Effect
1
2 Baton Pass Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
3 Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
4 Punk Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
5
6 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7 Insta-kill Chance to instantly win a battle after a successful ambush.
8 Endure Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9 Protect Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
10 Second Awakening Transforms his Persona, Captain Kidd into a mythological trickster, Seiten Taisei.

Dialogue Guide

Make sure that you have a persona under the Chariot Arcana when interacting with Ryuji to maximize gains.

Rank Dialogue Choices Effects
1 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice:
All choices are +0
3rd Choice:
All choices are +0
4th Choice: All choices are +0
  • On 4/12, after checking out the situation in the old castle you automatically start this cooperation.
2 1st Choice: I’m counting on you! +3 / “You seem pretty excited.” +3 / “…Help with what?” +2
2nd Choice:
All choices are +0
3rd Choice:
All choices are +2
  • Unlocks Baton Pass (gives Ryuji the chance to step in and rescue a failed shadow negotiation).
3 1st Choice: “Let’s not fight.” +2
2nd Choice:
Calm Down, Ryuuji +3 / “Just endure it.” +2
  • Unlocks Follow Up (gives Ryuji the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up)
4 1st Choice: Are you worried about him? +2
2nd Choice:
But you’re doing great! +3 / I know how you feel +3 / “It’s not so bad” +2
  • Map of Ogikubo is obtained.
  • Unlocks Punk Talk (gives Ryuji the chance to step in and rescue a failed shadow negotiation)
5 1st Choice: “Protein Powder?” +3  / “A towel?” +2
2nd Choice: “You seem conflicted” +2 / “Do you want to rejoin?” +2
3rd Choice: “So he’s an asshole?” +3 / “So, he’s short?” +2

6 1st Choice: “We can train at my place” +3 / “How about Protein Lovers?” +2 / “Let’s stay here.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +3
3rd Choice: Absolutely +3 / More or less +3
4th Choice: All choices are +0
5th Choice: All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Harisen Recovery (gives Ryuji the chance to heal status ailments on party members).
7 1st Choice: “Let’s talk to Takeishi.” +3
2nd Choice: “I think it’s really cool, Ryuji.” +3 / Wait, what? +2
  • When Ryuji tries to find Yamauchi, the door is locked.
  • You can only unlock the door at specific dates: 4/20, 4/25, 4/27, 5/25, 6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 8/12, 9/21, 10/2, 11/2, 11/4, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/2, 12/7, and 12/9.
  • In order to start this, you have to agree to meet with Ryuji at Tsukishima.
  • Unlocks Insta-kill (chance to instantly win a battle after a successful ambush).
8 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice:
All choices are +3
3rd Choice: “All I did was watch.” All choices are +3 / “Are you going to pay me back?” +2
4th Choice: “But I was just standing here.” +2 / “You weren’t cool though.” +3
  • Unlocks Endure (gives Ryuji the chance to withstand a killing blow).
9 1st Choice: “Are you satisfied now?” +3 / “Not running?” +2
2nd Choice: “Don’t do it.” +3 / “What did you say?” +2 / “Do you have any time for that?” +2
3rd Choice: All choices are +3
4th Choice: “I agree.” +2
  • Unlocks Protect (gives Ryuji the ability to shield Joker from a fatal attack).
10 1st Choice: All choices are +3
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
Ogikubo Hangout 1st Choice: “I’m in love.” +3 / “I prefer richer soups.” +2 / “It was lacking in umami.” +3
 Ichigaya Fishing Pond Hangout 1st Choice: “This is shady.” +3 
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: All choices are +3
  • Accept 7/3 invitation
Hawaii Trip 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
4th Choice: All choices are +0
None
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