Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann Takamaki, the Lovers Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information about Ann Takamaki, the Lovers Confidant, of Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes availability, abilities, and dialogue.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann, the Lovers Confidant

The Lovers Confidant – Ann Takamaki

Ann Takamaki is a student at 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. it’s clear that she cares deeply for her friend and that she’s willing to do all sorts of things for her. Some of these things involve letting Kamoshida take advantage of her in order to protect her friend.

Unlocking Ann

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

Confidant Availability

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Persona 5 Royal Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Description
1 Baton Pass Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
2 Girls Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiations fail, allowing a retry.
3 Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
4 Sexy Technique Chance to cancel an enemy’s turn.*
5 Crocodile Tears Chance to force enemies to ask for less during negotiations.
6 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
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8 Endure Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9 Protect Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
10 Second Awakening Transforms her Persona, Carmen, into a mythological trickster, Hecate.

*Reworked ability to be confirmed in Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Lovers Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Description
1 Baton Pass Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
2 Girls Talk Chance to step in after Shadow negotiations fail, allowing a retry.
3 Follow Up Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
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5 Crocodile Tears Chance to force enemies to ask for less during negotiations.
6 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7 Sexy Technique Chance to seduce the enemy during negotiation and steer discussion.
8 Endure Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9 Protect Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
10 Second Awakening Transforms her Persona, Carmen, into a mythological trickster, Hecate.

Dialogue Guide

Make sure that you have a persona under the Lovers Arcana when interacting with Ann to maximize gains.

Rank Dialogue Choices Effects
1 Automatically starts after returning from Kamoshida 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.” +3 / “Are you feeling better now?” +3 / “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: “It was no big deal.” +2 / “I couldn’t just ignore you.” +3
4th Choice: All choices are +3
  • 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 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:
“Can we stop yet?” +3 / “I love you.” +2 / “I like you.” +2
6th Choice: All choices are +0
7th Choice: All choices are +0
8th Choice: “Has that happened to you?” +3 / “That’s odd.” +2
9th Choice: “The freedom sounds nice?” +2
  • 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
None
5 1st Choice: “Give it up.” +2
2nd Choice: “She’s amazing, huh…” +2
3rd Choice: “It had grace.” +2
4th Choice: All choices are +0
5th Choice: All choices are +0
  • 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
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
4th Choice: “Show her your own 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
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
4th Choice: “Go get ’em, tiger.” +2
  • Unlocks Sexy Technique (gives Ann to seduce the enemy during negotiation and steer discussion).
8 1st Choice: “You have some real guts.” +3 / “You’re beautiful as is.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +3
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
4th Choice: All choices are +3
  • Unlocks Endure (gives Ann the chance to withstand a killing blow).
9 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice:
All choices are +0
3rd Choice:
All choices are +3
4th Choice: Romance – “You have me.” / Friendship – “You have the others.”
5th Choice: Romance only All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Protect (gives Ann the ability to shield Joker from a fatal attack).
10 (Friendship) 1st Choice: All choices are +3
2nd Choice:
“I’ll be there with you.” +3 / “You can do it, Ann.” +3 / “That’s embarrassing.” +2
3rd Choice:
All choices are +3
4th Choice: All choices are +0
5th Choice: All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Odaiba Kaihinkoen location
  • Unlocks Second Awakening (evolves Ann’s Persona, Carmen, into its awakened form, Hecate)
10 (Romance) 1st Choice: All choices are +3
2nd Choice:
All choices are +3
3rd Choice:
All choices are +0
4th Choice: All choices are +3
5th Choice: All choices are +0
6th Choice:
All choices are +0
7th Choice:
All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Odaiba Kaihinkoen location
  • Unlocks Second Awakening (evolves Ann’s Persona, Carmen, into its awakened form, Hecate)
Hawaii Trip (Romance) 1st Choice: “It’s ’cause you’re cute.” +3
2nd Choice:
“Sure.” +3
3rd Choice:
“I love you, Ann” +3
4th Choice:
“It’s a plan” +3
5th Choice:
All choices are +0
  • Acquire Menehune Dolls
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  1. 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.