Persona 5 - The Lovers Confidant – Ann Takamaki [Persona 5/P5]

Detailed guide on the Lovers Arcana confidant.

The Lovers Arcana is represented by Ann Tamaki. She is first seen as Kamoshida's fling. However, this all changes when she earns Carmen.

This is a Persona 5 confidant guide for the Lovers Arcana.

Ann Takamaki Confidant Guide

Ann Takamaki is a student in Shujin Academy. When the protagonist first meets her, Ann is meek and often isolated from many of her peers. Because of Kamoshida’s rumors, she withdrew to herself with only one friend: Shiho. However, it’s clear that she cares deeply for her friend and that she’s willing to do all sorts of things. Some of these things involve letting Kamoshida take advantage of her and other things in order to protect her friend.

Click here to see the full list of Confidants in Persona 5 as well as how to max out each of their Social Links.


After infiltrating Kamoshida’s palace on 4/15, she awakens to her persona – Carmen. There, you also establish the Lovers Arcana. When you’re done with that, the protagonist can hang out with Ann Takamaki after school.


Rank Name Effect
1 Baton Pass When “One More!” is triggered, you can pass the action to Ann. In doing so, her attack increases. If there are other characters with Baton Pass, she can also pass it onto them to stack the attack.
2 Girls Talk When negotiations fail, you have a chance of trying again.
3 Final Blow If the protagonist’s attack doesn’t down the enemy, Ann can follow up with an additional attack.
5 Fake Tears The demands of demons will lower and negotiations can be tried again.
6 Paper Fan Recovery Ann can clear off conditions from your teammates occassionally.
7 Bewitching Art During negotiations, Ann will help you persuade the target.
8 Moxie Ann has a chance of enduring an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9 Covering Ann has a chance of blocking the protagonist from an otherwise fatal attack.
10 Super Awakening When maxed out, Ann realizes her resolve and Carmen evolves. Formerly Carmen, her persona evolves into Hecate.

Lovers Cooperation Guide


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Rank Choices Notes
1 Automatically starts after returning from Kamoshida’s Palace on 4/15
  • Unlocks Baton Pass (lets Ann pass her turn to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More)
2 1st Choice: “She’s so strong.” +2 / “Are you feeling better now?” +2 / “So are you friends again?” +2
2nd Choice: “You might be right.” +3 / “You can’t blame yourself?” +2 / “Kamoshida had the upper hand.” +2
3rd Choice: All choices are +2
  • Requires Kindness Rank 2
  • Story locked until 5/6 or later
  • Unlocks Girl Talk (gives Ann the chance to step in and rescue a failed shadow negotiation)
3 5th Choice: “Can we stop yet?” +2 / “I love you.” +2 / “I like you.” +2
8th Choice: “Has that happened to you?” +2 / “That’s odd.” +2
9th Choice: “The freedom sounds nice?” +1
  • Unlocks Inokashira Park location
  • Unlocks Follow Up (gives Ann the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up)
4 1st Choice: “I know what you mean.” +3 / “That comes down to you.” +2
2nd Choice: “That’s hilarious.” +3 / “That was mean of her.” +2
3rd Choice: “Tell me?” +3 / “I’m afraid you know.” +2
4th Choice: “Good idea.” +3 / “How exactly?” +2
5th Choice: “Good luck with that.” +3
5 1st Choice: “Give it up.” +2
2nd Choice: “She’s amazing, huh…” +2
3rd Choice: “It had grace.” +2
  • Unlocks Crocodile Tears (gives Ann the chance to lower a shadow’s demands during negotiation)
6 1st Choice: “It seems that way.” +3 / “If it’s a friend, yeah.” +2
4th Choice: “Show her you strength.” +3 / “Comfort her.” +3 / “Listen to what she has to say.” +2
  • Unlocks Harisen Recovery (gives Ann the chance to heal status ailments on party members)
7 1st Choice: “She admires you.” +2
4th Choice: “Go get ’em, tiger.” +2
  • Unlocks Asakusa location
  • Unlocks Sexy Technique (gives Ann the chance to seduce demons during negotiation)
8 1st Choice: “You have some real guts.” +3 / “You’re beautiful as is.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +3
4th Choice: All choices are +3
  • Unlocks Endure (gives Ann the chance to withstand a killing blow)
9 3rd Choice: All choices are +3
4th Choice:

  • Romance – “You have me.”
  • Friendship – “You have the others.”
  • Unlocks Protect (gives Ann the ability to shield Joker from a fatal attack)
10 All choices here are irrelevant since you have already reached the MAX rank.
  • Unlocks Odaiba Kaihinkoen location
  • Unlocks Second Awakening (evolves Ann’s Persona into its ultimate form, Hecate)

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For the 3rd rank you get 1 point less then u say. Please fix that

Katherine Baskerville

Hi, I just fixed it now ???? Thanks for letting us know! ????


For the 2nd rank of her arc I only got +2 points when I said “she’s so strong” and 2 points in the 3rd set of questions.


Also there are 4 dialog options not 3


I actually got 3 on “she’s so strong
then again, I had a lovers persona