Persona 5 Royal - Toranosuke Yoshida, the Sun Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

Information about Toranosuke Yoshida, the Sun Confidan of Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes availability, abilities, and dialogue.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Toranosuke, the Sun Confidant

The Sun Confidant – Toranosuke Yoshida

Toranosuke Yoshida gives soapbox speeches outside of Shibuya Station. In the 20 years since he started, he lost seven consecutive elections because of his tempestuous personality and spotted past. Nonetheless, he seems to have good speeches as some still stop to listen to him.

Confidant List

Unlocking Yoshida

The first time he is available is on May 6. He will give a soapbox speech which grabs the Protagonist’s attention for a bit. The second time you speak to him is when you work as a part-time beef bowl waiter. He’s unlocked after helping him out for a second time. Spending time with Yoshida regularly awards the player with three points of Charm. After you max out, you can summon Asura-Ou.

Confidant Availability

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

Rank Name Date
2 Diplomacy Occasionally ask for more money or items during negotiations.
3 Fundraising Allows you to ask for large amounts of money during negotiations.
5 Manipulation Occasionally raises the chances of an enemy giving you a rare item.
8 Mind Control Occasionally lets you skip negotiation when attempting to obtain a Persona.
10 Charismatic Speech Allows you to form contracts with higher level Shadows. Also unlocks the Sun Arcana‘s ultimate persona, Asura-Ou.

Dialogue Guide

Rank Dialogue Choices Effects
1 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 (P5R only): “Let me take notes.” +3
  • On 5/6 onwards, listen to his speech at the Central Square station.
  • Choose “I’m interested” then go work at the part-time gig at the Beef Bowl Shop.
  • Work there twice and you will be able to meet him.
2 1st Choice: “I want to improve my speech.” +2
2nd Choice: “One with conviction.” +2 / “I don’t know yet.” +2
3rd Choice: “That was helpful.” +2
Phone (P5R only): All choices are +2
  • Unlocks Diplomacy (lets you get more money or items from shadow negotiation).
  • Charm +3
3 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice:
“His message.” +2 / “His speaking skills.” +2
Phone (P5R only): “Can you find it?” (Choice 3) +2
  • Unlocks Fundraising (allows you to demand more money from shadow negotiation).
4 1st Choice: All choices are +0
2nd Choice:
All choices are +0
3rd Choice:
All choices are +0
4th Choice: 
“I couldn’t help myself.” +2
Phone (P5R only): “All right” (Choice 1) / “Can’t forget your roots.” +2
5 1st Choice: “The media doesn’t matter.” +3 / “I think so.” +2
  • Unlocks Manipulation (raises the chance for enemies to give rare items during negotiation).
6 1st Choice: “I don’t really care.” +3 / “I’m for them.” +2
2nd Choice: “I’d decline.” +3 / “I’d leave it to chance.” +2
Phone(P5R only): “You make quite the case.” +
7 1st Choice: “You should decline.” +2
2nd Choice: All choices are +0
3rd Choice:
All choices are +0
8 1st Choice: “That’s a difficult decision.” +2
2nd Choice: “Stick to your beliefs.” +3
3rd Choice: All choices are +0
Phone (P5R only): “I’ll never forget that.”/ “Difficult (Choice 2).” +2
  • Unlocks Mind Control (shadows will sometimes automatically join you without negotiation).
9 1st Choice: “Do your best.” +3 / “I’m getting nervous.” +2
2nd Choice: “You had a change of heart.” +2
10 1st Choice: “Don’t let your guard down. ” +3 / “Your true self was revealed. ” +3 / “You’re going to be popular.” +2
  • Unlocks Charismatic Speech (allows contracts to be forged with higher-level Persona).
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  1. How come availability says Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun nights? I’ve only ever been able to do his confidant on Sunday nights. He’s not actually available on any of those other days that are listed. Anyone know why, or have any experience to the contrary? Has anyone actually ranked him up on a Tues, Thurs, or Sat night???

    • Cause they didn’t bother to update the guide from P5 vanilla. In Royal he is indeed only available on Sundays. The Royal info on this site is really unreliable lol

    • Learn to read. He’s available on other nights only in early game. When you finally unlock him as a confidant he goes out of his way to explain to you that he’s changing his schedule so he’s only available on Sundays.

  2. Are there any limitations on when he can be met with? I’m currently waiting deadline for seventh palace, but he didn’t shown up for a week or so. So I’m wondering if he is available at time of seventh palace at all (it would make sense if he is not, if you think about it).

  3. Yoshida ranks up every single time you spend time with him – that’s why there’s no need to bother bringing a matching persona.

  4. You don’t need to worry about having a matching persona with this confidant because it will level automatically after each interaction 🙂

      • Their point is that you literally can’t rank up any faster with a matching persona for Yoshida (at least in P5R; I don’t remember if that was the case in the original). You rank up every single time you see him, with or without a matching persona, and you can’t go any faster because you can’t rank up without going through each rank’s cutscene/event. It doesn’t let you skip cutscenes even if you have enough points to rank up. There are a couple like that (P5R Mishima is another, plus Confidants with story-locked ranks like Morgana, Sae, and P5 Akechi).

        For any other confidants who don’t rank up each time though, you do want to bring a matching persona. That’s how most of them are. Yoshida is just one of the few exceptions that ranks up regardless of approval points.

  5. I’m not entirely sure, but from what I’ve seen with Yoshida’s confidant you don’t need multiple meet ups with him like all the other confidants. From my first playthrough I increased with his ranks whenever he was available. Granted, I only got to rank four with him because I completely forgot about him until the second to last dungeon on my first run, but I’m trying again to check if I’m right on a NG+ run.