Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Goro Akechi, the Justice Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information about Goro Akechi, the Justice Confidant, of Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes availability, abilities, and dialogue.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Akechi, the Justice Confidant

The Justice Confidant – Goro Akechi

A high school student with a keen sense of detail, Goro is widely known as “The Second Advent of the Detective Prince.” Although he appears quite popular, there is a darker side to Goro. His past haunts him, his mother having committed suicide and his father having abandoned him. Growing up, he was a loner, unable to befriend anyone. These circumstances fueled Goro’s longing to become a detective.

Despite his past, Goro feels a sense of fulfillment by joining up with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. This grants him a glimpse of the happiness he has been longing for. Goro still feels bothered as there are still some conflicts within him, though.

His character is possibly inspired by Kogoro Akechi, a fictional detective created by the Japanese writer Ranpo Edogawa. This might also branch out as inspiration from Sherlock Holmes.

The information here is written in conjunction with our writer team from Japan and may receive updates and changes from time to time. Once the English version of Persona 5 Royal is officially released, we will revisit and finalize this page.

Unlocking Akechi

Goro Akechi is unlocked automatically in the story. After maxing out his confidant level, you can summon Metatron.

Confidant Availability

Day Period
6/10 Day ()
Night ()
7/24 Day ()
Night ()
8/28 Day ()
Night ()
10/24 Day ()
Night ()
10/26 Day ()
Night ()
10/29 Day ()
Night ()
11/19 Day ()
Night ()
11/20 Day ()
Night ()
Shido Palace Infiltration Day ()
Night ()

Persona 5 Royal Justice Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Effect Date
1 Coming soon.
2 Detective’s Eyes Chance to detect one enemy resistance at the start of battle. Coming soon.
3 Coming soon.
4 Detective’s Gaze Chance to detect all enemy resistances at the start of battle. Coming soon.
5 Coming soon.
6 Baton Touch Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More. Coming soon.
Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
Detective Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
7 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members. Coming soon.
8 Coming soon.
9 Coming soon.
10 Clench Can withstand a fatal blow and will have 1 HP remaining (only triggers once per battle). Coming soon.
Protect Takes a fatal blow directed at the protagonist (only triggers once per battle).

Persona 5 Justice Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Effect Date
1 6/10
2 7/25
3 8/28
4 10/24
5 10/26
6 Baton Touch Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More. 10/29
Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
Detective Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7 Clear Niijima Palace, 11/19
8 Answer Sae’s Questions Correctly, 11/20
9 Encounter Akechi in Shido Palace
10 Defeat the boss ‘Akechi Goro’ inside Shido Palace

Dialogue Guide

Rank Dialogue Choices Effects
1
2 1st Choice: “Looks busy.” +2
3rd Choice: “Ask carefully/ Ask boldly.” +2
5th Choice: “Good eyesight.” +3
Phone Call (P5R Only): “As a rival?” +2
  • Unlocks Detective Eyes (P5R Only)
3 2nd Choice: “As expected.” +3
Phone Call (P5R Only): “It would have been interesting.” +2
  • Requires Rank 3 in Knowledge and Charm. (P5R Only)
4 2nd Choice: “I look forward to it.” +3
3rd Choice: “What do you recommend?” +3
4th Choice: “It’s a good shop.” +2
6th Choice: “Pretty much/ I can use it.” +3
Phone Call (P5R Only): “I feel like I understand.” +2
  • Unlocks Detective Gaze (P5R Only)
5 2nd Choice: “Are you used to shooting?” +2
3rd Choice: “Have you longed for a hero?” +3
Phone Call (P5R Only): “That’s good enough/ Not too shabby/ That’s enough.” +2
6 1st Choice: “Long time no see.” +3
2nd Choice: “I had a hard time.” +2
3rd Choice: “I can afford it/ I’m going with you.” +3
4th Choice: “Same.” +3
5th Choice: “I feel good/ They’re like each other.” +2
6th Choice: “Maybe.” +3
Phone Call (P5R Only): “It was bad.” +2
  • Appears on 9/3 in LeBlanc. (P5R Only)
  • Unlocks Baton Touch, Follow Up, Detective Talk, and Harisen Recovery confidant abilities.
7 1st Choice: “I like it.” +3
4th Choice: “I thought I won’t lose.” +3
6th Choice: “Think about it/ Akechi is a good opponent.”Phone Call (P5R Only): “You’re my rival.” +2
  • Appears on 11/2, Requires Rank 4 in Knowledge. (P5R Only)
  • Unlocks Harisen Recovery (P5R Only)
8

6th Choice: “We won’t lose.” +3
7th Choice: “I hate losing.” +3
8th Choice: Stand by

9 Story progression
10 Story progression
  • Unlocks Endure (P5R Only)
  • Unlocks Protect (P5R Only)
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