Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - P5R January Walkthrough and Guide

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Story walkthrough and strategy guide for January in Persona 5 Royal. Also included are recommended activities for the protagonist to do each day.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - P5R January Walkthrough

※ UPDATE: 12/23/2019 – Initial walkthrough added containing daily school life and thief life activities

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Walkthrough and Guide for the Month of January in Persona 5 Royal

Welcome to Samurai Gamers’ Persona 5 Royal walkthrough, strategy, and guide. This page is written in conjunction with our writer team from Japan and may receive updates and changes from time to time except for story elements. Once the English version of Persona 5 Royal is officially released, we will revisit and finalize this page.

Persona 5 Royal New and Retained Elements

  • New classroom answers implemented to P5R.
  • New exam answers to P5R.
  • Classroom sessions can also happen in the afternoon.
  • Confidant boosts can occur during telephone calls at Cafe LeBlanc.
  • Kasumi, the Faith Confidant, arrives.
  • Access to the family restaurant or diner located at the Shibuya central street starts in May instead.
  • Returning persona from the original Persona 5 game remains in their respective Arcana.
  • Most confidant dialogue choices still remain.

Phantom Thieves

Member Persona
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - ProtagonistProtagonist Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Arsene PersonaArsene
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Satanael PersonaSatanael
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - MorganaMorgana Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - DiegoDiego
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji SakamotoRyuji Sakamoto Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - William PersonaWilliam
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann TakamakiAnn Takamaki Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Celestine PersonaCelestine
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Yusuke KitagawaYusuke Kitagawa Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Gorokichi PersonaGorokichi
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Makoto NiijimaMakoto Niijima Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Agnes PersonaAgnes
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Futaba SakurFutaba Sakura Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Al Azif PersonaAl Azif
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Haru OkumuraHaru Okumura Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Lucy PersonaLucy
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Goro AkechiGoro Akechi Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Loki PersonaLoki
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kasumi YoshizawaKasumi Yoshizawa  Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Cendrillon PersonaCendrillon
Vanadis

Palace

Palace Boss Enemy
New Palace New Boss Enemy
Mementos Depths

Palace Information and Guide

Recommended Strategies for December

1) Maximize your Free Time this Month

This is the last month where you can decide what you can do during your free time. Also, make sure you have these confidants maxed out to be able to maximize your activities per day.

  • Sadayo Kawakami (Temperance Confidant) – Take advantage of her “Free Massage” service. Using this service will give allow you an activity point in evening if you’re coming from the Metaverse (both palace infiltration and Mementos).
  • Tae Takemi (Death Confidant) – If you maxed out her confidant, you can avail HP/SP recovery accessories that can help you spend more time in the metaverse. Also, you can buy more helpful recovery items that are party-based at a discount.
  • Sojiro Sakura (Hierophant Confidant) – If you maxed out Sojiro’s confidant prior this month, you can obtain SP recovery items in the evenings if ingredients are available. With the help of Temperance Confidant’s “Free Massage”, you have more opportunities to create these items every evening.
  • Haru Okumura (Empress Confidant) – The same principle applies to Haru as SP recovery item creator. Unlike Sojiro, you can only access Haru’s “Cultivation” effect during the daytime or after school. If you are able to rank up her confidant even higher, you can enable her “Bumper Crop” and “Soil Recovery” effects. These effects help in lessening the time to cultivate her SP recovery items as well as increasing the pieces of items that you can obtain from every harvest.

Confidant List

2) Stay Longer in Mementos to Level Up your Party and Farm Money

There will be certain periods this month where you need to visit Mementos to accomplish mission requests. While inside the public’s palace, take advantage of the opportunity to level up your party members as well as their assigned personas. In addition, you can also acquire more money to buy stronger weapons, guns, armor, and accessories. When it comes to accessories, we suggest you acquire at least four SP Adhesive 3s to sustain your party’s SP if you still haven’t. Lastly, sell non-consumables items obtained along the way.

3) Maxed Out “Kasumi” Yoshizawa’s Faith Confidant

A certain event will lift up the confidant level of Kasumi up to level 10. Once you’ve unlocked it, prioritize on maxing out her confidant during your free activity.

4) Third Tier Personas Now Available

Apart from maxing out “Kasumi” Yoshizawa’s Faith Confidant, you also need to talk with your fellow Phantom Thieves this month in order to awaken their Third Tier Personas. This includes “Kasumi’s” Faith Confidant as well. Only the Phantom Thieves with maxed out confidants are able to transition their Awakened Ultimate Personas to Third Tier Personas. Goro Akechi’s will come up on February 2nd so don’t worry about him.

January Walkthrough

Date Details
1/1
Sunday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Morning

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Kasumi
    • Conversation with Morgana, and Futaba at Cafe LeBlanc

Daytime

  • Storyline Cutscene
    • Hatsumode Event

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
1/2
Monday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Morning

  • Storyline
    • Breakfast between Sojiro, Futaba, Morgana, and the Protagonist.
    • Conversation with Akechi

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Meeting between Akechi and Kasumi
  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • Party members are limited to Crow and Kasumi
    • Joker and Crow’s Showtime Attack is Unlocked
    • Find a Safe Room
    • Macabre x2 Mini-Boss Battle
    • Belial x2 Mini-Boss Battle
    • Hastur Mini-Boss Battle

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Akechi
    • Conversation with Morgana
1/3
Tuesday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Talk to Ann Takamaki

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
1/4
Wednesday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Talk to Makoto Niijima

Evening Weather: Clear

Evening

  • No Event
1/5
Thursday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Talk to Ryuji Sakamoto

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
1/6
Friday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Talk to Haru Okumura

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
1/7
Saturday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Talk to Futaba Sakura

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
1/8
Sunday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Talk to Yusuke Kitagawa

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Akechi
    • Talk to Morgana
1/9
Monday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Akechi
  • Purchase recovery items or HP/SP accessories from Tae Takemi
  • Purchase new weapons, equipment, armor, or accessories from Munehisa Iwai
  • Sell non-consumable items to Munehisa Iwai
  • Storyline
    • Team Meeting at Cafe LeBlanc without Akechi and the Protagonist
  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • Party member is limited to Crow only
    • Find a Safe Room
    • Boss Battle #1
    • “Desperation-buffed” Boss Battle #2 (with 2 Biyarkys)

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Futaba and Morgana
    • Conversation with Lavenza and Igor
1/10
Tuesday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Morning

  • Shujin Academy
    • Conversation with “Kasumi” Yoshizawa

After School

  • Storyline: Cafe LeBlanc
    • Phantom Thieves Meeting

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Conversation with Morgana
    • Zorro and Mercurius fuse to its third tier persona form, Diego
1/11
Wednesday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Afternoon

  • Classroom Answers (Charm +1 and Lovers Confidant Boost +1/+2)
    • Option: “8 Million”
    • Option: “Little”

After School

  • Storyline: Shujin Academy
    • Phantom Thieves Meeting with Lavenza

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • Storyline: Cafe LeBlanc
    • Conversation with “Kasumi” Yoshizawa
1/12
Thursday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

After School

  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • All party members available, including Violet (Yoshizawa’s codename)
    • “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant rank up to Level 10 is lifted
    • Find a Safe Room

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
  • Get a Free Massage from Sadayo Kawakami to obtain a Free Activity
1/13
Friday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Morning

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Ann Takamaki and Mishima Yuuki

After School

  • “New” Palace deadline is until February 2
  • “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant Rank Up: 5 → 6
    • Choice #1: All choices are +0
    • Choice #2: All choices are +0
    • Choice #3: All choices are +0
    • Choice #4: All choices are +0
    • Choice #5: All choices are +0
    • Choice #6: All choices are +0
    • Choice #7: All choices are +0
    • Choice #8: All choices are +0
    • Choice #9: All choices are +0
    • Phone: “Do not run away” or “What about it” +1/+2

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • Mementos Mission Request Unlocked: “Small Screams”
  • Free Activity
1/14
Saturday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Morning

  • Storyline
    • Conversation with Ryuji Sakamoto

Daytime

  • Classroom Answer (Charm +1)
    • Option #2: “Iwate Prefecture”

After School

  • “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant Rank Up: 6 → 7
    • Dialogue Choice #1: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #2: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #3: “Are you okay?” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #4: “No such thing” +2/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #5: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #6: “Of course”  +2/+3
    • Phone: “It is a type that burns hard” +1/+2

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • Mementos Mission Request Unlocked: “Oh my Sister, I Cry for You”
    • [Optional] Crossword Puzzle (Knowledge +1)
  • Free Activity
1/15
Sunday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Fruit Juice Stand
    • Buy 1 Juice (Social Stat +1)
  • Metaverse: Mementos
    • Accomplish Mission Request: “Small Scream”
    • Accomplish Mission Request: “Oh my Sister, I Cry for You”
    • Explore and reach the ending of new unlocked path after Path of Iweleth (15 levels)
    • Reach all checkpoints

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • TV Shopping
    • Buy “Carry Support Lucky Bag” (44,800 yen)
      • 1 Seven Roll-Up Tie
      • 1 Physical Ointment
      • 3 Magic Ointment
    • Buy “Physically Modified Lucky Bag” (39,800 yen)
      • 3 Overseas Protein Characteristics
      • 3 Nirvana Powered Incense
      • 3 Hustle Supplements
  • Free Activity
1/16
Monday
Daytime Weather: Clear

After School

  • “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant Rank Up: 7 → 8
    • Dialogue Choice #1: “Call out to violet” +3/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #2: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #3: “I’m on” +2/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #4: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #5: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #6: “Look good”, “Really Cute”, or”I like” +3/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #7: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #8: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #9: “I went ahead” +2/+3
    • Phone: “Vintage clothing store” or “Online mail order” +1/+2

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • Invite Lavenza for a tour of your room
1/17
Tuesday
Daytime Weather: Rain

After School

  • Accept room invitation from a fellow Phantom Thief member
    • Third Tier Persona Unlocked

Evening Weather: Rain

Evening

  • Free Activity
1/18
Wednesday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Classroom Answer (Knowledge +1)
    • Option #2: “Ready”

After School

  • Accept room invitation from a fellow Phantom Thief member
    • Third Tier Persona Unlocked

Evening Weather: Clear

Evening

  • Free Activity
1/19
Thursday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Morning

  • Train: Read a book

After School

  • “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant Rank Up: 8 → 9
    • Dialogue Choice #1: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #2: “It doesn’t matter” or “Special sales” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #3: “I’m going to see” / “Of course” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #4: “Of course” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #5: “Surely”, “Not worthless”, “It’s time to start” +2/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #6: “Please refrain from saying no” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #7: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #8 (For Friendship): “Let’s be friends”
    • Dialogue Choice #8 (For Romance): “I also like Violets”
    • Dialogue Choice #9 (For Friendship): “I want to show my best” or “Please rely on us in the future” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #9 (For Romance): “Calm down please” or “Think slowly” +1/+2
    • Dialogue Choice #10 (Romance only): “Did you understand anything?”, “It’s red”, or “Cute” +3/+3
    • Phone (For Friendship): “I’ll support it” +1/+2
    • Phone (Romance only): “I can only get used to it” +1/+2

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • [Optional] Crossword Puzzle (Knowledge +1)
  • Free Activity
1/20
Friday
Daytime Weather: Rain

Daytime

  • Use Sadayo Kawakami’s “Slack Off” or “Free Time”

After School

  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • Explore and reach the ending of the Laboratory Research Ward
    • Find a Safe Room

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • Mementos Mission Request Unlocked: “Idol and Unicorn”
  • No Event
  • Get a Free Massage from Sadayo Kawakami to obtain a Free Activity
1/21
Saturday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

Daytime

  • Classroom Answer (Knowledge +1)
    • Option #2: “Snake”

After School

  • Hangout with “Kasumi” at Inokashira Park
    • Choice #1: “This is normal” +3/+3

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • Mementos Mission Request Unlocked: “Fakeman Show”
  • Free Activity
1/22
Sunday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Daytime

  • Fruit Juice Stand
    • Buy 1 Juice (Social Stat +1)
  • Hangout with “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant in your own room.

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • TV Shopping
    • Buy “Bill Set” (12,800 yen)
      • 1 Luo Tag
      • 1 Doten Tag
      • 1 Hustle Supplement
    • Buy “Sweets Party Satisfaction Set” (29,800 yen)
      • 1 Iiya Characteristics
      • 3 Straberry Daifuku
      • 20 Super Amazake
      • 20 Oh! Shiruko
  • Free Activity
1/23
Monday
Daytime Weather: Cloudy

After School

  • “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant Rank Up: 9 → 10
    • Dialogue Choice #1: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #2: “All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #3: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #4: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #5 (For Friendship): “It’s a violet effort” or “It’s not over yet” +2/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #5 (For Romance): “Important thing?”, “What do you mean?”, or “Who do you like?” +2/+3
    • Dialogue Choice #6: All choices are +0
    • Dialogue Choice #7 (Romance only): All choices are +0
    • Phone: “Capture the world” +2/+3
  • Cendrillon awakens to its ultimate persona form, Vanadis

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • [Optional] Crossword Puzzle (Knowledge +1)
  • Free Activity
1/24
Tuesday
Daytime Weather: Clear

Daytime

  • Classroom Answer (Knowledge +1)
    • Option #2: “My Cellphone”
    • Option #3:  “Run Out”
    • Option #3: “Battery”

After School

  • Cafe LeBlanc (Hangout)
    • Conversation with “Kasumi” Yoshizawa – Faith Confidant Rank
    • New Showtime Attack learned
  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • Explore and reach the ending of Laboratory Psychological Test Room
    • Find a Safe Room

Evening Weather: Clear

Evening

  • No Event
  • Get a Free Massage from Sadayo Kawakami to obtain a Free Activity
1/25
Wednesday
Daytime Weather: Clear

After School

  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • Explore and reach the ending of Twilight Circuit
    • Find a Safe Room

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • No Event
  • Get a Free Massage from Sadayo Kawakami to obtain a Free Activity
1/26
Thursday
Daytime Weather: Snow

Morning

  • Train: Read a book

After School

  • Metaverse: New Palace
    • Velvet Room access disabled
    • Explore and reach the ending of Eden
    • Secure Treasure Room Infiltration Route

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • No Event
  • Get a Free Massage from Sadayo Kawakami to obtain a Free Activity
1/27
Friday
Daytime Weather: Snow

Daytime

  • Classroom Answer (Knowledge +1)
    • Option #2: “To friends of friends”

After School

  • Accept room invitation from a fellow Phantom Thief member
    • Third Tier Persona Unlocked

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Cafe LeBlanc
    • [Optional] Crossword Puzzle (Knowledge +1)
  • Free Activity
1/28
Saturday
Daytime Weather: Clear

After School

  • Mementos Mission Request Unlocked
  • Accept room invitation from a fellow Phantom Thief member
    • Third Tier Persona Unlocked

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Free Activity
1/29
Sunday
Daytime Weather: Snow

Daytime

  • Fruit Juice Stand
    • Buy 1 Juice (Social Stat +1)
  • Accept room invitation from a fellow Phantom Thief member
    • Third Tier Persona Unlocked

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • TV Shopping
    • Buy “Plenty of Energy Set” (49,800 yen)
      • 3 Riser Supplement
      • 5 Strong Muscle Supplement
      • 5 Hard Muscle Supplement
      • 5 Fast Muscle Supplement
    • Buy “Transcendent Delicious Revival Set” (69,800 yen)
      • 2 Anti-Soul Royal Jelly
      • 3 Limited Melon Bread
  • Free Activity
1/30
Monday
Daytime Weather: Snow

After School

  • Accept room invitation from a fellow Phantom Thief member
    • Third Tier Persona Unlocked

Evening Weather: Snow

Evening

  • Free Activity
1/31
Tuesday
Daytime Weather: Clear

After School

  • Metaverse: Mementos
    • Accomplish remaining Mission Requests

Evening Weather: Cloudy

Evening

  • Free Activity
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