Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Futaba Sakura, the Hermit Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information about Futaba Sakura, the Hermit Confidant, of Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes availability, abilities, and dialogue.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Futaba, the Hermit Confidant

The Hermit Confidant – Sakura Futaba

Futaba Sakura is a brilliant hacker who struggles with deep social anxiety. Because of her fear of the outside world, she sought interaction through the internet. She is distraught to realize that people are just as full of hate and anger online as they are in the real world. She eventually learns to trust people upon meeting the Protagonist and the Phantom Thieves.

Unlocking Futaba

Sakura’s Confidant relationship automatically becomes available upon gaining access to Akihabara on August 31 at night. After you max out, you can summon Ongyo-Ki.

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 ()

Hermit Confidant Abilities

The Hermit confidant grants you a variety of options for survivability once you’ve mastered it. Most of these abilities focus on helping your party when in a pinch, the most powerful being Final Guard at Rank 10 which allows you to survive fatal situations.

Rank Name Effect
1 Moral Support Chance to cast Kaja or party-healing magic during battle.
2 Mementos Scan Chance to fully map a floor of Mementos when entering that floor.
3
4 Position Hack Chance to instantly Hold Up enemies when starting a battle.
5
6 Active Support Moral Support may now Charge or recover SP.
7 Treasure Reboot Chance to revive search objects in the area after battle.
8
9 Emergency Shift Chance to swap current party with backups when 2 or more people are KO’d
10 Final Guard Chance to nullify a fatal attack to a current party member.
Second Awakening Transforms his Persona, Necronomicon, into a mythological trickster, Prometheus.

Dialogue Guide

Make sure that you have a persona under the Hermit Arcana when interacting with Futaba 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
  • During 8/31 at night. You’ll be able to access Akihabara to start the Confidant route.
  • You can find Futaba outside LeBlanc.
  • Unlocks Moral Support (gives Futaba a chance to cast Kaja or healing skills in battle).
2 1st Choice: “That’s a great idea” +2
2nd Choice: “If we work together.” +3 / “Want me to help?” +2
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
  • Requires a Rank 4 Kindness.
  • Unlocks Mementos Scan (Futaba is given an ability to fully map out a floor of Mementos on arrival).
3 1st Choice: “I was about to come and find you.” +3
2nd Choice: “Good to see you again.” +3 / “You’re the one who appeared.” +2
4 1st Choice: “Let’s do this together.” +3 / “Nope.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: “I think it’s cute.” +3 / “Everyone does it.” +2 / “Not at all.” +2
  • Unlocks Position Hack (Futaba is given an ability to start a battle with a Hold-Up).
5 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice:
“I think you’re right.” +3 / “Your… what?” +2
3rd Choice: “He’s the protagonist.” +3 / “What’s an NPC?” +2
6 1st Choice “That must have been a shock.” +3 / “Are you happy?” +2
2nd Choice: “You didn’t know any better.” +2
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Active Support (makes Moral Support able to charge and recover SP of the party).
7 1st Choice: “What horrible parents.” +2 / “We have to put a stop to this.” +2
2nd Choice: “I’ll do it, for you.” +3 / “We’ll show them the truth.” +3 / “Give me some time.” +2
  • Unlocks Daughter’s Just a Meal Ticket sidequest for Mementos.
  • Unlocks Treasure Reboot (treasure has a chance to respawn after a battle).
8 1st Choice: “That’s incredible.”+3 / “I’m glad to hear that.” +3 / “Did you stutter at all?” +2
2nd Choice: “You worked really hard, too.” +3 / “You’re making me blush…” +2
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
  • Locked until the Daughter’s Just a Meal Ticket mission is completed.
9 1st Choice: “You’ve really matured.” +3 / “What if you get bullied again?” +2
2nd Choice: “Are you OK, Futaba?” +3 / “You’re imagining things.” +2
3rd Choice: “If you want.” +2 / “No way.” +2
4th Choice: Romance – “Because I love you.” +0 / Friendship – “Because we’re teammates.” +0
5th Choice: Romance – “I would like that.” +0 / Romance – “If that’s OK with you.” +0
6th Choice: Romance – “Um, hello?” +0 / Romance – “Is something wrong?” +0
7th Choice: Romance – “Earth to Futaba?” +0 / Romance – “Are you still alive?” +0
  • Unlocks Emergency Shift (gives Futaba the ability to swap out some party members that have been knocked out).
10 (Friendship) 1st Choice: All choices are +3
2nd Choice: “You can’t lose to her.” +3 / “Do you want a job too?” +2
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
4th Choice: All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Final Guard (gives Futaba the ability to nullify a fatal attack).
  • Unlocks Second Awakening (evolves Futaba’s Persona, Necronomicon, into its ultimate form, Prometheus).
10 (Romance) 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
4th Choice: All choices are +0
5th Choice: All choices are +3
6th Choice: “You can’t lose to her.” +3 / “Do you want a job too?” +2
7th Choice: All choices are +0
8th Choice: All choices are +0
9th Choice: “I want that right too.” +3
  • Unlocks Final Guard (gives Futaba the ability to nullify a fatal attack).
  • Unlocks Second Awakening (evolves Futaba’s Persona, Necronomicon, into its ultimate form, Prometheus).
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  1. On 7 without hermit persona only gave +1, we’ll show them then truth still gave +2 though.
    Redid it with ‘we have to put a stop to this’ and it still only gave +1 but “I’ll do it, for you” gives +3!