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 - Goro Akechi Confidant Guide

The Justice Confidant – Goro Akechi

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Goro Akechi Confidant Guide

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.

Crow

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Crow

Goro’s alter ego is Crow, an identity he assumed to confront the Phantom Thieves after initially being at odds with their methods of helping society. His outfit has an overall regal design which makes him resemble a prince with a red mask. Crow’s weapons of choice are a laser sword and pistol. His persona is Robin Hood, who specializes in almighty, bless, and curse skills. Robin Hood is likely based on the legendary medieval outlaw known for his creed to “steal from the rich and give to the poor.”

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 Sleuthing Instinct Chance to reveal one enemy affinity at the start of battle.
  • On 6/25
3 Coming soon.
4 Sleuthing Mastery Chance to reveal all of one enemy’s affinities at the start of battle.
  • On 7/19
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: “You always seem so busy.” +2
3rd Choice: “Shoot very carefully / Ask boldly.” +2
5th Choice: “Good eyesight.” +3
Phone (P5R Only): “As rivals?” +2
  • Unlocks Sleuthing Instinct (P5R Only)
3 2nd Choice: “Should’ve figured.” +3
Phone (P5R Only): “Wasn’t it fun?” +2
  • Requires Rank 3 in Knowledge and Charm. (P5R Only)
4 2nd Choice: “Now this is my kind of club.” +3
3rd Choice: “Any recommendations?” +3
4th Choice: “It’s a great place.” +2
6th Choice: “Pretty frequently / I can use a microwave…” +3
Phone (P5R Only): “I kinda get it.” +2
  • Unlocks Sleuthing Mastery (P5R Only)
5 2nd Choice: “Are you used to gunplay?” +2
3rd Choice: “You wanted to be a hero?” +3
Phone (P5R Only): “You did fine.” / “You’ve still got a long way to go.” +2
6 1st Choice: “A while, huh.” +3
2nd Choice: “You’ve been through a lot.” +2
3rd Choice: “This is nothing / I’ll stay until you’re ready.” +3
4th Choice: “Same.” +3
5th Choice: All Choices are +2
6th Choice: “I think you’re right.” +3
Phone (P5R Only): “My bad, I guess.” +2
  • Appears on 9/3 in LeBlanc. (P5R Only)
  • Unlocks Baton Touch, Follow Up, Detective Talk, and Harisen Recovery confidant abilities.
7 1st Choice: “That’s why it’s so fun.” +3
4th Choice: “I couldn’t let myself lose.” +3
6th Choice: “I’ll think about it/ You’re my rival.”
Phone (P5R Only): “We’re rivals, aren’t we?” +2
  • Appears on 11/2, Requires Rank 4 in Knowledge. (P5R Only)
  • Unlocks Harisen Recovery (P5R Only)
8

Choice: “I definitely wouldn’t lose.” +3
Choice: “Really hate losing, don’t you?” +3

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

Invited Event Guide (Exam Study and Holidays)

Invitations are sent by Akechi a night before the scheduled event by phone text. If you confirm to attend that night, you will have a bonus confidant boost. Furthermore, make sure that you have a persona under these arcana when interacting together with Akechi during these events

  • Devil Arcana
Event Schedule Dialogue Choices Effects
7/29 1st Choice: Good place (Choice 1) +3 Aquarium
7/29 3rd Choice: All Choices are +0 Devil Confidant +3
7/29 4th Choice: “What happened?” (Choice 1) / “There’s no excuse.” (Choice 2) +2 Devil Confidant +2
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Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann TakamakiAnn (Lovers) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji SakamotoRyuji (Chariot) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Goro AkechiAkechi (Justice)
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Futaba SakuraFutaba (Hermit) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Chihaya MifuneChihaya (Fortune) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Justine and CarolineCaroline & Justine (Strength)
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Munehisa IwaiIwai (Hanged Man) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Tae TakemiTakemi (Death) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Sadayo KawakamiKawakami (Temperance)
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Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Yuuki MishimaMishima (Moon) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Toranosuke YoshidaYoshida (Sun) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Sae NiijimaSae (Judgement)
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Takuto MarukiTakuto (Consultant) Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kasumi YoshizawaKasumi (Faith)

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12 Comments

  1. For the third choice, make sure to select “If you like” in response to Ohya for +3 Devil points; the other two responses award only +2 or +0 points.

    For the fourth choice, choose either “What of it” or “It’s nothing bad”, either of which award +2 Justice points. The last one awards nothing.

    If these guides are all based on the Japanese version (and apparently done by someone not fluent in Japanese but relying on Google translate), then they should REALLY be revised for English, otherwise this is kind of pointless.

  2. Got a text from Akechi for what would have been rank 2 -> 3 on 6/29 but I went with Ryuji to investigate. Name says it all. (Royal btw)

  3. These guides are all really bad. Numerous lines in every single confidant guide posted on this site are nowhere to be seen in the game. They need to be edited and updated terribly. Not visiting this site anymore.