Persona 5 Royal - Guts Guide

Guide on how to increase the social stat Guts in Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. Included is an overview, and the activities that raise Guts.

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Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - How to Raise Guts

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal Social Stats
Knowledge Guts Proficiency
Kindness Charm


Investing in guts enables you to stand up to people during conversations and approach frightening situations. Guts can be increased a number of ways. Among the social stats, Guts seem to improve from the most diverse and often peculiar of sources. For instance, you can raise Guts by taking Takemi’s clinical trials. Like any other social stat, focus on those that don’t waste game time and those that boost multiple stats. Drinking the weekly beverage or drawing the group’s logo on the blackboard are examples of the former, while doing the Big Bang Burger challenge or spending time at the maid cafe are a few examples for the latter.

Social Stats

How to increase Guts

Study sessions

Activity Detail Gains
Study in the library Interact with the desk at the back of the room Sometimes gives +1 Guts
(+1 Knowledge)


Activity Detail Gains
Ordering hot coffee while studying at the diner +1 Guts (+2 Knowledge Clear skies / +3 Knowledge Rainy day)
Ordering surprise sandwiches at the Shibuya Central Street diner Shibuya Central Street +1 Guts (P5R only)
Use the bathhouse in Yongen-Jaya during rainy weather May give +1 Guts by staying longer (will also grant +2/+3 Charm)
Visit the Maid Cafe in Akihabara Tell the maid to fix her mistake +1 Guts (also gives +2 Charm)


Activity Detail Gains
Watch a DVD in your room Buy the TV from Yumenoshima, Yongen-Jaya

Rent a DVD from Central Street, Shibuya

Each section grants a fixed amount of Guts:

  • X folders +2 Guts
  • The Running Dead +3 Guts
  • Green +2 Guts (P5R only)
Play a video game Purchase a retro game console from Yumenoshima, Yongen-Jaya Each level grants +2 Guts:

  • Star Forneus
  • Power Intuition


Activity Detail Gains
Spend time with Tae Takemi You need to unlock the Death Confidant +1 Guts


Activity Detail Gains
Big Bang Burger Challenge Requires: Rank 2 in Knowledge, Guts, and Proficiency
  • Comet Burger +1 Guts
  • Gravity Burger +2 Guts
  • Cosmic Tower Burger +3 Guts

Also raises Knowledge, Charm, and Proficiency by 1/2/3

Finish reading books Can be done in the library, on the passenger’s seat of the train, or on the stool in Leblanc

Each of these books grants +3 Guts:

  • Pirate Legend
  • The Gallant Rogue
  • Cry of Cthulu
  • Bowman (P5R only)
  • Ghost Encounters
  • Master Swordsman
Watch a movie
  • Like a Dragon – Premieres in July (Shinjuku)
  • Pach Saw  – Premieres in November (Shinjuku)
  • Fight Kebab – Premieres in January (Shinjuku)
  • Merry Christmess – Premieres in December (Yongen-Jaya)
  • Tanktop Millionaire – Premieres in April (Shibuya)
+3 Guts
Do Part-time work at Crossroads bar and speak with the Scary-looking man Requires: Rank 4 Proficiency, Rank 3 Charm, and Rank 3 Guts +2 Guts
Drink juice at Shibuya Underground Walkway Can be bought every Sunday and raises a random stat +1 Guts
Draw the Phantom Thieves logo on the school’s blackboard Becomes available when you unlock Bank of Gluttony and Casino of Jealousy +1 Guts (once for each palace)
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Knowledge Guts Proficiency
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