Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Sojiro Sakura, the Hierophant Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information about Sojiro Sakura, the Hierophant Confidant, of Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes availability, confidant abilities, and dialogue choices.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Sojiro, the Hierophant Confidant

The Hierophant Confidant – Sojiro Sakura

Sojiro Sakura is the adoptive father of Futaba after the latter’s biological mother died in a traffic accident. He has since been very protective of her and does not readily allow anyone to interact with her without his permission. He owns and runs the Cafe Le Blanc.

Unlocking Sojiro

Sojiro Sakura’s Confidant relationship automatically unlocks after April 20. After you max out, you can summon Kohryuu.

Confidant Availability

Day Period
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Tuesday Day ()
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Wednesday Day ()
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Thursday Day ()
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Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal Hierophant Confidant Abilities

The Hierophant confidant grants you abilities to regain the party’s lost SP by brewing coffee or cooking curry.

Rank Name Effect
1
2 Coffee Basics Allows you to make coffee which slightly restores SP to one ally. (+30 SP to one ally.)
3
4 Leblanc Curry Allows you to make curry that slightly restores SP to all allies. (+20 SP to the entire party, including non-combatants.)
5
6 Coffee Mastery Allows you to make coffee which greatly restores SP to one ally. (+100 SP to one ally.)
7
8
9 Curry Tips Allows you to make curry that moderately restores SP to all allies. (+30 SP to one ally only when not in combat.)
10 Curry Mastery Allows you to make curry that greatly restores SP to all allies. (+100 SP to one ally only when not in combat.)

Dialogue Guide

Make sure that you have a persona under the Hierophant Arcana when interacting with Sojiro to maximize your 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 (P5R only): “All right.” +3
  • On 4/20, after you’ve arrived home, he will be available to talk to.
2 1st Choice: “Making Coffee.” +2
2nd Choice: “That guy seemed suspicious.” +2
3rd Choice: “I want the ladies to love me.” +2
Phone (P5R only): “All right.” +2
  • Kindness +3 (For P5)
  • Kindness +2 (For P5R)
3 1st Choice: “Medium-fine.” +2
2nd Choice: “Is it trouble?” +2
Phone (P5R only): “Do my best.” / ” Thank you in advance.” +2
  • Sojiro will ask you to brew coffee once before this rank up
4 1st Choice: “Tell me more.” +3
2nd Choice: “Call Sojiro’s Phone.” +3
Phone (P5R only): “Do you get it.” +2
  • Kindness +3 (For P5)
  • Kindness +2 (For P5R)
5 1st Choice: “I think I’m addicted!” +3 / “It wasn’t bad.” +2
2nd Choice: “She wasn’t normal huh?” +3 / “Was she like Futaba?” +2
3rd Choice: “It really paid off in the end.” +2
Phone (P5R only): “Unbalanced eating is not good.” +2
  • Locked until the deadline for Futaba Palace on 8/22.
  • Kindness +3 (For P5)
  • Kindness +2 (For P5R)
6 1st Choice: “To each his own.” +2
2nd Choice: “Shut your mouth” +3 / “You’re wrong.” +2
3rd Choice: “Saving Futaba was no mistake.” +2
Phone (P5R only): “What can help me …” +2
  • Additional +1 confidant boost per dialogue choice if the school exam’s result is good.
  • Kindness +3 (For both versions.)
7 1st Choice: “You might be right.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
Phone (P5R only): “Parent-child bond” +2
  • Kindness Rank 5 Required
  • Kindness +3 (For P5)
  • Kindness +2 (For P5R)
8 1st Choice: “You want my suggestion?” +2 / “Something with curry.” +3
2nd Choice: “I was just protecting Futaba.” +2
  • Unlocked Mementos Mission Request: The Money-Grubbing Uncle.
  • Locks Sojiro and Futaba dialogues until the Niijima Palace infiltration is already in progress.
  • Start the mission request by talking to Futaba in front of Café Leblanc.
9 1st Choice: “It’s great!” +3 / “He’s a bit of a nag.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +3
Phone (P5R only): All choices are +2
  • Locked until The Money Grubbing Uncle mementos mission request is cleared.
10 1st Choice (P5 only): “Thank you” +3
1st Choice (P5R only): All choices are +0
2nd Choice (P5R only): “Thank you”+3
  • None

Hangout Guide

Make sure that you have a persona under the Hierophant Arcana when interacting with Sojiro to maximize your gains.

Hangout Area Dialogue Choices Effects
Café Leblanc (Brew a Coffee) No dialogue choices available. +1/+2 (until 8/21)
No dialogue choices available.
+2/+3 (8/22 onwards)
  • None
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  1. On P5R (not sure about vanilla), after getting rank 8, you can talk to Futaba to start request fight without roaming Mementos, but also without team (fight is pretty easy though). This will be considered as day action, but not as Metaverse action, so you will still have freedom of movement on evening slot. Also, level 9 in P5R gives “Curry tips” ability.