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

Guide for Ann Takamaki, the Lovers Confidant, in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. This includes her confidant abilities, boost values, and dialogue choices.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - 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.

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

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 (Both Versions)

The Lovers Confidant unlocks on 4/15 after infiltrating Kamoshida’s palace and awakening to her initial persona, Carmen. After that, you can now establish the Lovers Arcana with her. After you max out the confidant, you can fuse for the ultimate persona, Ishtar.

Confidant Availability (Both Versions)

The Ann Takamaki is available on selected days, including rainy days or evenings.

Day Period
Monday Day ()
Night ()
Tuesday Day ()
Night ()
Wednesday Day ()
Night ()
Thursday Day ()
Night ()
Friday Day ()
Night ()
Saturday Day ()
Night ()
Sunday Day ()
Night ()
Rainy Day ()
Night ()

Confidant Location (Both Versions)

Ann Takamaki can be visited at the Shibuya Station Underground Mall.

Confidant Abilities

Below is a list of the Lovers Confidant’s abilities in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Royal Confidant Abilities

Rank Ability Ability Effect
1
2 Girl Talk Chance to retry enemy negotiation after failure with a female Shadow.
3 Follow Up Chance to perform follow-up attack if Joker does not down enemy.
4 Sexy Technique Chance to cancel an enemy’s attack.
5 Crocodile Tears Chance to lessen enemy demands during negotiation.
6 Harisen Recovery Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7
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.
11 Third Awakening Transforms her Persona, Hecate, into another mythological trickster, Celestine.

Persona 5 Confidant Abilities

Rank Ability Ability Effect
1 Baton Pass Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
2 Girl 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
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.

Confidant Boost Values

Here is a breakdown of the confidant boost music notes the Protagonist will acquire during confidant rank up events. If you bring a Lovers Arcana persona or not, some dialogue choices only grant a maximum of +♪♪♪ confidant boost. While other dialogue choices will have a fixed +♫ confidant boost.

Without Lovers Arcana

Rank Confidant Boost Total notes
(♪)
0-1 0
1-2 1st Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
2nd Choice: +♪♪
3rd Choice: +♪♪
4th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪
11
2-3 5th Choice: +♪♪
8th Choice: +♪♪
9th Choice: +♪
Phone: +♪
6
3-4 1st Choice: +♪♪
2nd Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
3rd Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
4th Choice: +♪♪
5th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪
14
4-5 1st Choice: +♪
2nd Choice: +♪
3rd Choice: +♪
3
5-6 1st Choice: +♪♪
4th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪
6
6-7 1st Choice: +♪
4th Choice: +♪
Phone: +♪
3
7-8 1st Choice: +♪♪
2nd Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
4th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪
9
8-9 3rd Choice: +♪ ♪ ♪
Phone (Romance): +♪ ♪
If not Romance: 3

If Romance: 5

9-Max 1st Choice (Friendship): +♪♪♪ / (Romance): +♪♪♪
2nd Choice (Friendship): +♪♪♪ / (Romance): +♪♪♪
3rd Choice (Friendship): +♪♪
4th Choice (Romance): +♪♪♪
If Friendship: 8

If Romance: 9

With Lovers Arcana

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

Rank Confidant Boost Total notes
(♪)
0-1 0
1-2 1st Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
2nd Choice: +♪♪♪
3rd Choice: +♪♪♪
4th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪♪
14
2-3 5th Choice: +♪♪♪
8th Choice: +♪♪♪
9th Choice: +♪♪
Phone: +♪♪
10
3-4 1st Choice: +♪♪♪
2nd Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
3rd Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
4th Choice: +♪♪♪
5th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪♪
17
4-5 1st Choice: +♪♪
2nd Choice: +♪♪
3rd Choice: +♪♪
6
5-6 1st Choice: +♪♪♪
4th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪♪
8
6-7 1st Choice: +♪♪
4th Choice: +♪♪
Phone: +♪♪
6
7-8 1st Choice: +♪♪♪
2nd Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
4th Choice: +♪♪♪(♫)
Phone: +♪♪
11
8-9 3rd Choice: +♪♪♪
Phone (Romance): +♪♪♪
If not Romance: 3

If Romance: 6

9-Max 1st Choice (Friendship): +♪♪♪ / (Romance): +♪♪♪
2nd Choice (Friendship): +♪♪♪ / (Romance): +♪♪♪
3rd Choice (Friendship): +♪♪♪
4th Choice (Romance): +♪♪♪
If Friendship: 9

If Romance: 9

Confidant Rank Up Dialogue Choices

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
Phone Choice (P5R only): 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 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
Phone Call (P5R only): “Could be.” +2
  • Unlocks Follow Up (gives Ann the chance to attack an enemy after Joker as a follow-up)
  • Unlocks Inokashira Park
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
Phone Call (P5R only): “I train everyday.” / “I carry Morgana in my bag.” +2
  • Unlocks Sexy Technique (gives Ann to seduce the enemy during negotiation and steer discussion)
    (P5R)
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
Phone Call (P5R only): “Someone’s motivated.” / “I’ll cheer you on.” +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
Phone Call (P5R only): “You got this.” +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
Phone Call (P5R only): “That’s probably it / You can ask her yourself.” +2
  • 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

Phone Call (P5R only): Romance only “I’m yours forever.” +3
  • 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 Seaside Park
  • 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 Seaside Park
  • Unlocks Second Awakening (evolves Ann’s Persona, Carmen, into its awakened form, Hecate)

Confidant Hangout Dialogue Choices

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

Hangout Area Dialogue Choices Effects
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
Shibuya “Good Strategy / Little by little?” +3 Acquire Choco Fountain
Harajuku “That’s right / Kyou stands out.” +3 Acquire Idol Poster
Inokashira Park All choices are +3 None
Ikebukuro Planetarium All choices are +3 None
Ueno Museum “There were various things” +3 None
Odaiba Seaside Park All choices are +3 None
My Room All choices are +3 None
Destiny Land 1st Choice: All choices are +3
2nd Choice: “Same here / I’m glad.” +3
None
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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.