Shin Megami Tensei V - Walkthrough and Guide

Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5) Walkthrough and Strategy Guide Page containing all main storyline walkthroughs, side quests or subquests, boss guides, character guides, demonic compendium, best skill builds, strategy guides, tips and tricks, post-game unlockables, new game plus unlockables, game databases, cheats, tips and tricks, news and updates, and more. Shin Megami Tensei V is a single-player, turn-based role-playing game developed and published by Atlus for the Nintendo Switch.

News and Updates

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Walkthroughs

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Main Story Walkthroughs

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Shin Megami Tensei V - Jouin Academy - Arrival on Da'at WalkthroughJouin Academy, Tamachi, and Mita Shin Megami Tensei V - Shiba, Hamamatsucho, and Tokyo TowerShiba, Hamamatsucho, and Tokyo Tower
Shin Megami Tensei V - Kamiyacho, Nagatacho, and Tokyo Diet WalkthroughKamiyacho, Nagatacho, and Tokyo Diet Shin Megami Tensei V - Jouin Academy (Revisit) and Zojoji Temple WalkthroughJouin Academy (Revisit) and Zojoji Temple
Shin Megami Tensei V - Shinagawa Wharf, Fairy Village, and Shinagawa Station WalkthroughShinagawa Wharf and Shinagawa Station Shin Megami Tensei V - Ginza, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station WalkthroughGinza, Akihabara, and Tokyo Station
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon King's Castle WalkthroughDemon King’s Castle

Subquests

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Main Story Subquests

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Bring Me Life Stones Bully Breaker
The Cursed Mermaids The Water Nymph
Great Strategy to Become a Boss

DLC Subquests

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A Goddess in Training The Rage of a Queen
The Doctor’s Last Wish Return of the True Demon

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Bosses

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Minato Region Main Story Bosses

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Hydra (Level 15) Eligor (Level 20)
Nuwa (Level 22)

Minato Region Optional Bosses

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Apsaras (Level 16) Leanan Sidhe (Level 17)
Oyamatsumi (Level 48) Pazuzu (Level 16)
Anahita (Level 18) Jatayu (Level 25)
Koumokuten (Level 44) Shiki-Ouji (Level 19)
Oni (Level 17) Xuanwu / Genbu (Level 23)
Baihu / Byakko (Level 43) Zhuque / Suzaku (Level 43)
Qing Long / Seiryu (Level 45) Huang Long / Kohryu (Level 70)

Shinagawa Region Main Story Bosses

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Lahmu – First Encounter (Level 23) Loup-garou (Level 28)
Fionn mac Cumhaill (Level 32) Lahmu – Final Encounter (Level 38)

Shinagawa Region Optional Bosses

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Principality (Level 28) Lilim (Level 32)
King Frost (Level 28) Thunderbird (Level 35)
Kumbhanda (Level 34) Belphegor (Level 38)
Girimekhala (Level 46) Loki (Level 36)
Zouchouten (Level 36) Arahabaki (Level 62)

Other Bosses

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Black Frost (Level ?) Ishtar (Level ?)
Michael (Level ?) Metatron (Level ?)

DLC Bosses

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Quetzalcoatl (Level 34) Artemis (Level 37)
Cleopatra (Level 61) Mephisto (Level 79)
Matador (Level 24) Daisoujou (Level 30)
Hell Biker (Level 36) White Rider (Level 43)
Red Rider (Level 47) Black Rider (Level 52)
Pale Rider (Level 57) Mother Harlot (Level 64)
Trumpeter (Level 73) Demi-fiend (Level 99)

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Characters

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Protagonist and Human – Joiun Academy Characters

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Shin Megami Tensei V - Protagonist Nahobino Character ProfileProtagonist Shin Megami Tensei V - Aogami Character ProfileAogami
Shin Megami Tensei V - Tao Isonokami Character ProfileTao Isonokami Shin Megami Tensei V - Yuzuru Atsuta Character ProfileYuzuru Atsuta
Shin Megami Tensei V - Ichiro Dazai Character ProfileIchiro Dazai Shin Megami Tensei V - Miyazu Atsuta Character ProfileMiyazu Atsuta
Shin Megami Tensei V - Miyazu Atsuta Character ProfileSahori Itsukishima

Demon Characters

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Shin Megami Tensei V - Sophia Character ProfileSophia Shin Megami Tensei V - Gustave Character ProfileGustave
Shin Megami Tensei V - Amanozako Character ProfileAmanozako Shin Megami Tensei V - Hayataro Character ProfileHayataro
Shin Megami Tensei V - Fionn mac Cumhaill Finn McCool Character ProfileFionn mac Cumhaill Shin Megami Tensei V - Lahmu Character ProfileLahmu

Yakumo Faction Characters

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Shin Megami Tensei V - Shohei Yakumo Character ProfileShohei Yakumo Shin Megami Tensei V - Nuwa Character ProfileNuwa

Bethel Faction Characters

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Shin Megami Tensei V - Hayao Koshimizu Character ProfileHayao Koshimizu Shin Megami Tensei V - Abdiel Character ProfileAbdiel
Shin Megami Tensei V - Zeus Character ProfileZeus Shin Megami Tensei V - Khonsu Character ProfileKhonsu
Shin Megami Tensei V - Vasuki Character ProfileVasuki Shin Megami Tensei V - Odin Character ProfileOdin

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Demonic Compendium

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Demonic Compendium

Demons by Race

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Shin Megami Tensei V - Element Race ButtonElement Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Fairy Race ButtonFairy Race Demons
Shin Megami Tensei V - Fallen Race ButtonFallen Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Femme Race ButtonFemme Race Demons
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Shin Megami Tensei V - Fury Race ButtonFury Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Genma Race ButtonGenma Race Demons
Shin Megami Tensei V - Haunt Race ButtonHaunt Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Herald Race ButtonHerald Race Demons
Shin Megami Tensei V - Holy Race ButtonHoly Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Jaki Race ButtonJaki Race Demons
Shin Megami Tensei V - Jirae Race ButtonJirae Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Kishin Race ButtonKishin Race Demons
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Shin Megami Tensei V - Megami Race ButtonMegami Race Demons Shin Megami Tensei V - Mitama Race ButtonMitama Race Demons
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Mini-Games

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Strategy Guides

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Getting Started

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Differences with SMT Games Differences with Persona Games
Beginner’s Guide Battle System
Shin Megami Tensei V - World of Shadows ButtonWorld of Shadows Guide Shin Megami Tensei V - Cadaver's Hollow ButtonCadaver’s Hollow Guide
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Collectible Guides

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All Mimans List and Locations All Abscesses List and Locations
All Demon Statues List and Locations All Amalgams List and Locations
All Punishing Foes List and Locations

Useful Guides

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Ending Guide How to Get the Secret Fourth Ending
Best Nahobino Stat Builds Best Nahobino Skill Builds
Best Magatsuhi Skills to Learn Best Miracle Skills to Learn
Best Demons to Fuse and Recruit Best Party Setups and Members
Should You Get Apsaras or Leanan Sidhe? Fast Leveling Guide
Money Farming Guide Glory Farming Guide
Incense Farming Guide How to Increase Demon Stock
Demonic Compendium Demon Skills
Demon Fusion Table All Special Fusions
All Unlockable Demons How to Get Fusion Accidents
Demon Negotiation Special Conversations
Magatsuhi Skills Guide Skill Potential Guide
Moon Phase System Guide Essences Guide
Relics List and Guide All Mitama List and Guide

Game Database

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Items

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Healing Items Battle Items
Boost Items Dungeon Items
Essence Items Relic Items
Key Items

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Skills

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Physical Skills Magic Skills
Instant Death Skills Ailment Skills
Recovery Skills Support Skills
Passive Skills Magatsuhi Skills
Miracle Skills

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Game Overview

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Shin Megami Tensei V (真・女神転生V), is a single-player, turn-based role-playing game. The game is developed and published by Atlus for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth main entry of the Shin Megami Tensei series and it follows Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, the previous entry that launched last September 20, 2016, for the Nintendo 3DS.

SMT V was announced as part of the unveiling of the Nintendo Switch console last January 2017. By February 2018, the fifth title was announced to having entered “full-scale development”. No status or development updates were disclosed but Atlus confirmed that the game is still under active development by 2019. A release date trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V was shown last November 2021.

Shin Megami Tensei V aims to feature a world that currently features the characteristics of time such as troubles at home and abroad, according to game producer Kazuyuki Yamai. SMT V was developed through Unreal Engine 4 which is the first time for the developers. According to the producer, the game is a hybrid between the charm Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and fun demon upbringing elements of Shin Megami Tensei IV. The game is scheduled to release on November 12, 2021.

Story

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview Story Protagonist

Shin Megami Tensei V is set in modern-day Tokyo. The Protagonist is a student from Jouin Academy and investigates a tunnel with his other high school friends, Yuzuru Atsuta and Ichiro Dazai. After a mysterious earthquake occurred inside a tunnel, they accidentally enter another world called Da’at. Da’at is an alternative apocalyptic version of Tokyo in a struggle between two almighty factions composed of angels and demons.

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview Story Protagonist Aogami Nahobino

In Da’at, the Protagonist is separated from his friends and is saved by a being named Aogami. Together, they fuse into another being called the Nahobino, a being neither human nor a deity, to defeat the random demons the Protagonist encounters. Later, the Protagonist is by angels and reunites with his friends. They were transported to Bethel Japan, a Japanese branch of international agencies focusing on preventing humanity to get involved with the conflict, and are recruited for the cause. The Protagonist and his friends agreed that they will cooperate with Bethel Japan in terms of protecting their version of Tokyo from Da’at’s conflict. While the Protagonist has Aogami as his source of power, his other pair of friends sign-up for the Demon Summoning Program that allows them to summon demons as their close allies.

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Moments after they returned to Tokyo, demons from Da’at started invading their city and the world. This includes their high school, Jouin Academy, and some of their schoolmates like Sahori Itsukishima get abducted by demons. As the Protagonist, you must save your version of the world using the powers of Aogami and eventually ascend to Godhood. Claim the throne and decide what to sacrifice in a world without its creator.

Gameplay

Shin Megami Tensei V shares similar elements from previous Shin Megami Tensei and Persona titles while having its own new and unique gameplay systems as well. Here is a quick summary of SMT V’s unique gameplay:

New Open World Experience

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview Da'at New Open World Exploration

The Protagonist explores the world of Da’at from another perspective. While previous SMT titles feature a birds-eye view exploration, Shin Megami Tensei V offers a first-person view reminiscent of Persona 4 and Persona 5 titles. In SMT 5, you can explore certain locations or habitats within Da’at with fewer restrictions.

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview Demon Recruitment

Different locations within Da’at features different environments and setting. In addition, demons can be seen roaming around and they vary per habitat. Interact with each of them to level your party or recruit them as your ally. Furthermore, mining points and checkpoints are also visible in the open world. While exploring the world of Da’at, the Moon Phase System will be active as an exploration mechanic.

New Skill Systems

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview New Skill Systems

In addition to previous skill systems, Shin Megami Tensei V will introduce new skill systems such as the Magatsuhi and Miracles. Magatsuhi skills are strong race-based skills that do not cost MP but rather a full Magatsuhi gauge to execute.

Miracles are also unique passive skills that boost certain stats or quality of Nahobino and his demon allies. It functions similarly to Persona 5 Strikers’ Bond Skills.

New and Updated Skill Mechanics

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview New and Updated Skill Mechanics

One of the newest skill mechanics to the game is the addition of the Illusion status under Ailment Skills. Also, the skill affinity mechanic of SMT 4 Apocalypse is also adopted to SMT 5 in the form of Skill Potential. Skill Potential refers are skill-type boosts unique to each demon and now it can be utilized by Nahobino as well.

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview New and Updated Skill Mechanics

There are also change in skill mechanics implemented in the game. They include changes in usage of the Physical skills. It will no longer consume the user HP but rather MP. SMT Liberation Dx2, a mobile RPG game from the same franchise also shares this mechanic. Expel and Curse skills are renamed to Light and Dark skills. Furthermore, the Hama- and Mudo- skills are reworked to deal regular damage together with an instant death chance.

New and Returning Demons

Shin Megami Tensei V - Game Overview New and Returning Demons

Staple and signature demons from previous SMT titles will turn up again as allies and foes in Shin Megami Tensei V. Some of those demons that appeared in Persona 5, Persona 5 Royal, and Persona 5 Strikers series will be carried over to the game. SMT 4 and SMT 4 Apocalypse demons like Adramelech, Artemis, Idun, Cleopatra, Anahita, Demeter, and Mephisto will debut into their newest Unreal Engine 4 forms. New and redesigned demons also debut in the game based on mythological figures and creatures such as Amanozako, Fionn mac Cumhail, Hayataro, and Manananggal.

Each demon obtained have their own Essence that can be used to boost Nahobino and his demon’s allies Skill Potential or Affinities.

Game Trailers

Shin Megami Tensei V – World in Ruins Trailer

Source: Atlus West

Shin Megami Tensei V – English Cast Reveal Trailer

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Shin Megami Tensei V – Nahobino Trailer

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Shin Megami Tensei V – Bethel Trailer

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Shin Megami Tensei V – Story Trailer

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Shin Megami Tensei V – Gameplay Trailer

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Shin Megami Tensei V – Announcement Trailer

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Game Information

Title Shin Megami Tensei V (WW)
Genre Single-player / Turn-based / Role-playing
Platform and System Nintendo Switch
Developer Atlus
Publisher Atlus
Release date November 12, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
Official Website https://atlus.com/smt5/