Persona 5 Royal - Shinya Oda, the Tower Confidant (Confidant Abilities and Guide)

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Overview and guide about Shinya Oda, the Tower Confidant or Social Link, in Persona 5 Royal. Included also are the confidant's availability, abilities, and dialogue choices.

Persona 5 Royal - Shinya Oda, the Tower, Confidant Abilities and Guide

Shinya Oda, the Tower Confidant in Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal - Shinya Oda, the Tower, Confidant Abilities and Guide

Shinya is an elementary school boy dubbed a boy genius gamer who represents the Tower Arcana. He takes pride in his ability to win in a certain online shooting game. Often times, he plays in an arcade in Akihabara. However, he seems to long for the power of the Phantom Thieves. He did meet the protagonist however at one point. The Protagonist met Shinya in an arcade and they play a shooting video game where Shinya was able to easily beat the protagonist.

Persona 5 Royal Confidant List and Recruitment Guide

Unlocking Shinya

On 9/4, shortly after Akihabara opens, Mishima should send a text for a mission. Visit the Game Center in Shibuya and talk to the NPCs there with text. From there, ask about the cheater. In doing so, you’ll trigger the chance of talking to Shinya Oda.

The Tower confidant allows you to expand your ammo limit and down enemies using a gun. After you max out, you can unlock Mada.

Confidant Availability

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Persona 5 Royal Tower Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Effect
1 Down Shot Allows you to down an enemy once during infiltration.
2 Bullet Hail Chance to enter a gun-based All-out Attack after a successful ambush.
3 Warning Shot Able to scare enemies in negotiation to make it easier to obtain a Persona.
4
5 Stained Coating Increases the chance of inflicting status ailments with guns.
6 Cheap Shot Allows you to down an enemy three times during infiltration.
7
8 Electric Slug Increases the damage inflicted by Bullet Hail.
9
10 Oda Special Allows Joker’s gun attacks to ignore resistances and hit the enemy.Also unlocks the Tower Arcana’s ultimate persona, Mada

Persona 5 Tower Confidant Abilities

Rank Name Effect
1 Down Shot Allows you to use all rounds to down one enemy.
2 Bullet Hail Chance to enter a gun-based All-out Attack after a successful ambush.
3 Warning Shot Able to scare enemies in negotiation to make it easier to obtain a Persona.
4
5 Ammo Pouch Increases the maximum number of bullets you can carry.
6 Cheap Shot Decreases the total number of bullets used to carry out a Down Shot.
7
8 Electric Slug Increases the damage inflicted by Bullet Hail.
9
10 Oda Special Allows Joker’s gun attacks to ignore resistances and hit the enemy. Also unlocks the Tower Arcana’s ultimate persona, Mada

Dialogue Guide

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

Rank Dialogue Choices Effects
1 Dialogue:

  • All choices are +0

1st Choice (P5R only):

  • “Call me when it’s game time.” +2
  • On 9/4, Akihabara opens and you’ll get a mission from Mishima (Winner’s Don’t Use Cheats)
  • Visit the Game Center in Shibuya. Talk to the NPCs there to find out about the cheater. Confirm the target at your base for Mementos.
  • Find the target before surviving for three turns you will be forced to retreat to mementos entrance. After you leave, the crew tells you to find the Gamer King. Head to the game center in Akihabara and a scene will trigger. After, talk to Futaba when she’s in front of LeBlanc.
  • Pick any decision and then when you talk to the Game King at the game center you can start the first rank. The first rank’s coop ability will allow you to finish the mission when you go back to Mementos.
  • Kindness +3
  • Unlocks Down Shot, which lets you spend an entire magazine in one turn to down an enemy.
2 1st Choice:

  • “Don’t compare me to you.” +3
  • “Sorry.” +2

2nd Choice:

  • “What a rude employee.” +2

3rd Choice:

  • “Do you admire them?” +2

4th Choice:

  • “So do I.” +3
  • “I’ll let them know.” +3

Phone (P5R only):

  • “I’ll work hard.” +2
  • “So then I can beat you?” +2
  • Kindness +3
  • Unlocks Bullet Hail (gives you a chance to enter a gun all-out-attack after an ambush)
3 1st Choice:

  • All choices are +0

2nd Choice:

  • “That’s the spirit.” +2

Phone (P5R only):

  • “Sure.” +2
 

  • Unlocks Warning Shot (frighten enemies during shadow negotiations for them to join you)
4 1st Choice:

  • “Yeah, you tell him!” +2

2nd Choice:

  • “Get your revenge” +2
5 1st Choice:

  • “It was pretty weird.” +3
  • “He must’ve rigged it.” +3

2nd Choice:

  • “I’m sure you can do it.” +2

3rd Choice:

  • “You need a new strategy.” +3
  • “Are you going to give up?” +2 

Phone (P5R only):

  • “I’ll be cheering you on.” +2
  • “Think you can take him?” +2
 

  • Unlocks Ammo Pouch (boost maximum bullet capacity for each weapon)
6 1st Choice:

  • All choices are +0

2nd Choice:

  • All choices are +0

3rd Choice:

  • “I believe in you.” +3
  • “That’s good.” +2

4th Choice:

  • “Not at all.” +3

Phone (P5R only):

  • “Of course I won’t.”+2
 

  • Unlocks Cheap Shot (reduces bullets required for Down Shot)
  • Kindness +3
7 1st Choice:

  • All choices are +0

2nd Choice:

  • All choices are +0

3rd Choice:

  • All choices are +0

4th Choice:

  • All choices are +0
8 1st Choice:

  • “No, she’s not.” +2
  • “Is that what you think?” +2

2nd Choice:

  • “Believe in them.” +3
  • “It’ll all work out.” +2

3rd Choice:

  • All choices are +0

4th Choice:

  • All choices are +3
  • Kindness +3
9 1st Choice:

  • “I’m glad to hear that.” +3 /
  • “Thank the Phantom Thieves.” +2

2nd Choice:

  • “It means you’ve matured.” +3
  • “No, that makes sense.” +3
  • “A little bit, yeah.” +2

3rd Choice:

  • “He wants to win at all costs.” +2

Phone (P5R only):

  • All choices are +2
  • Locked until A Mother’s Aggression is cleared
  • Kindness +3
10 1st Choice:

  • Thanks to my teacher.” +3
  • “Thanks to my hard work.” +2

2nd Choice:

  • “You made new friends.” +3
  • “You made things right.” +2

3rd Choice:

  • All choices are +0
  • Unlocks Oda Special (allows Joker to attack while ignoring the enemy’s resistance.
  • Kindness +3

Hangout Events

Hangout Area Dialogue Choices Effects
Story Event
  • No dialogue choice available. +2 / +3
Nakamise Street (Asakusa)
  • “Sometimes its good.” +3
Destiny Land (Reclaimed Beach)
  • All choices are +3
  • Receive Balloon
Aquarium (Shinagawa)
  • “For example?” +3
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14 Comments

  1. The list is missing a perk you get at rank 8. It’s not surprising though, with how many different things to keep track of and if the differences in the two versions of the game.

    At rank 8, you learn ‘Electric Slug’, which increases the damage done by Bullet Hail.

  2. end of paragraph under the unlock conditions says maxing social link gives Ardha(Temperance) and not Mada(Tower) as it should be