Persona 5 Royal - Takuto Maruki, the Councillor Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information on Takuto Maruki, the Councillor Confidant, of Persona 5 Royal. This includes his availability, abilities, and dialogue.

The Councillor Confidant – Takuto Maruki

Takuto Maruki is the newest confidant introduced in Persona 5 Royal. He works as a part-time student counselor at Shujin Academy. A great listener and good with advice, the counselor quickly becomes rather popular among the school’s student body.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Takuto Maruki, the Councilor Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

As a Confidant, it is implied that he will introduce additional Mementos mission requests and benefits to make the Phantom Thieves’ lives easier.

Confidant List

Unlocking Takuto

Takuto’s confidant events will be unlocked after you receive counseling from him after the midterms on May 13. He can be found in the school building on weekdays.

Confidant Availability

Day Period
Monday Day ()
Night ()
Tuesday Day ()
Night ()
Wednesday Day ()
Night ()
Thursday Day ()
Night ()
Friday Day ()
Night ()
Saturday Day ()
Night ()
Sunday Day ()
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Rainy Day ()
Night ()

Councillor Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Effect Availability
1
2 Detox X When Joker is inflicted with an ailment, he may recover immediately. 5/13
3 Flow Chance to receive the effects of Charge and Concentrate at the start of battle. 5/20
4 6/27
5 Mindfulness Chance to restore Joker’s SP when it is low.. 7/8
6
  • On 9/20
7 Quick Flow Increases the chances of activating Hero Zone.
  • On 9/21
8
  • On 9/23
9 Detox DX Raises the chance of Detox X succeeding.
  • On 9/24
10 Wakefulness Raises the SP recovered from Mindfulness.
  • On 11/18

Dialogue Guide

Rank Dialogue Choices Requirements and 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
None
2 1st Choice: “We made a deal.” / “I’m a little nervous” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: “But it sounds right.” +3
4th Choice: All choices are +0
5th Choice: “Well, okay.” +2
Unlocks Detox confidant ability, increases the protagonist’s max SP by 5, rewards Non-static Gum x1
3 1st Choice: “So they have, huh? / Thanks to you, probably” +2
2nd Choice: “Of course.” +2
4th Choice: “That one seems necessary.” +2
4th Choice: “Did that help?” +2
Phone Call: “Good work over there.” +2
Unlocks Flow confidant ability, increases protagonist’s max SP by 5, rewards Jagariko x1
4 2nd Choice: “I know, right…?” +3
3rd Choice: “Is that what you’re researching?” +2
4th Choice: All choices are +0
5th Choice: All choices are +2
6th Choice: “That sounds fun.” +3
Phone Call: “I feel completely fine.” +2
Increases protagonist’s max SP by 5, rewards Happy Pop x1
5 1st Choice: “This looks great!” +3
2nd Choice: All choices are +1
3rd Choice: “You know, you’re right.” +3
4th Choice: “My senses lied to me! / Hey, as long as it tastes good.” +2
5th Choice: “I guess so.” +2
Phone Call: “I really don’t mind.” +2
Unlocks Mindfulness confidant ability,increases protagonist’s max SP by 5, rewards Donut Worry x1
6 1st Choice: “We’ve got curry too.” +2
2nd Choice: “I can do that.” +3
3rd Choice: All choices are +1
4th Choice: “So give up.” +2
5th Choice: All choices are +1
6th Choice: All choices are +1
Phone Call: “Calm down / What going on.” +2
7 1st Choice: All choices are +3
2nd Choice: All choices are +3
3rd Choice: All choices are +3
4th Choice: All choices are +3
Unlocks Quick Flow confidant ability, increases protagonist’s max SP by 5, rewards Phantom Wafers x1
8 1st Choice: “What do you mean?” +3
2nd Choice: “Ooh, really?” +3
3rd Choice: “Thanks for the food!” +3
4th Choice: All choices are ++3
5th Choice: All choices are +3
6th Choice: “I sure do / Let’s celebrate” +3
Phone Call: “He’s a good friend.” +2
9 2nd Choice: “Kind of sad…” +3 Unlocks Detox DX confidant ability, increases protagonist’s max SP by 5, rewards Fulfiller x1
10 Story Progression Unlocks Wakefulness confidant ability.

Councillor Confidant Rank Up Items

Rank Item
1
2 Non-static Gum
3 Jagariko
4 Happy Pop
5 Donut Worry
6
7 Thief Chocolate Wafer
8
9 Fulfiller

Joker can obtain healing items after hitting certain ranks. Given how valuable the items are, you’re better off saving them for Palace infiltration and boss battles.
The item names are roughly translated. We will update this when the game comes out.

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  1. Rank 4: Question 4 first choice does not give any points. Phone call at the end gives 2 points not 1