Hermit Confidant guide for Persona 5: Royal – Futaba

Know exactly what to say.

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The Confidants in Persona 5: Royal are characters you want to interact with on a routine basis to level them up. The higher your ranking with that Confidant, the more benefits and potential Persona experience you can obtain as you progress through the game. This guide focuses on Futaba, the Hermit Confidant.

Interactions

You will have multiple opportunities to interact with Futaba as you play the game. When you interact with her, make sure to have a Hermit Persona equipped to maximize the benefits of hanging out with her. When you have an option of what to say to her, you want to choose the best response. These responses vary based on the rank you have with her.

You can tell how much she liked a response based on the music notes that appear. Those detail how good of a response you had, and those increase when you have a Hermit Persona equipped. Every interact we list below is valued as if you had a Hermit Persona on you.

You will need at least level 4 Kindness to interact with Futaba. You can only hang out with her during the day on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday. You cannot hang out with her when it is rainy.

Rank 2:

  • First response:
    • That wouldn’t solve anything. +0
    • That’s a great idea. +2
  • Second response:
    • If we work together. +3
    • Want me to help? +2
    • I don’t know. +0
  • Third response:
    • Sounds good to me. +0
    • Can you tell me again? – Repeats Response.
  • Phone call:
    • I bet it will. +2
    • I’m not sure. +0
    • Why not ask him directly? +0

Rank 3:

  • First response:
    • I what? +0
    • So you’re okay? +0
    • I was about to come find you. +3
  • Second response:
    • Good to see you again. +3
    • You’re the one who appeared. +2
    • You need to be more careful. +0
  • Phone call:
    • It’ll only get tougher. +0
    • You will. +0
    • We’ll both do our best. +2

Rank 4:

  • First response:
    • Nope. +2
    • Let’s do this together. +3
    • If you want. +0
  • Second response:
    • No, you’re talented. +0
    • I bet they were just surprised. +0
  • Third response:
    • Not at all. +2
    • Everyone does it. +2
    • I think it’s cute. +3
  • Phone call:
    • We’ll take it slow. +2
    • You need more training. +0
    • I’ll help you anytime. +2

Rank 5:

  • First response:
    • He’s in my class. +0
    • Friend might be a bit much. +0
  • Second response:
    • I think you’re right. +3
    • No. +0
    • Your … what? +2
  • Third response:
    • What’s an NPC? +2
    • Savage. +0
    • He’s the protagonist. +3
  • Phone call:
    • You did great. +2
    • That’s nothing special. +0
    • Ding! Level up! +0

Rank 6:

  • First response:
    • Were you happy? +2
    • That must have been a shock. +3
    • How did you react? +0
  • Second response:
    • You didn’t know any better. +2
    • Did you apologize for her? +0
    • Sounds like it was her fault. +0
  • Third response:
    • Understood. +0
    • Someone’s pushy today. +0
  • Phone call:
    • Are you running away again? +2
    • Let’s calm down first. +0
    • I’m right here with you. +0

Rank 7:

  • First response:
    • What horrible parents. +2
    • We have to put a stop to this. +2
    • Strange … How? +0
  • Second response:
    • I’ll do it, for you. +3
    • We’ll show them the truth. +3
    • Give me some time. +2

Rank 8:

  • First response:
    • That’s incredible. +3
    • I’m glad to hear that. +3
    • Did you stutter at all? +2
  • Second response:
    • You worked really hard too. +3
    • You’re making me blush. +2
    • Do I get a reward? +0
  • Third response:
    • Fine by me. +0
    • That’s all? +0
  • Phone call:
    • Congrats. +2
    • You’ve still got more. +0
    • Want more pats? +2

Rank 9:

  • First response:
    • You’ve really matured. +3
    • What if you get bullied again? +2
  • Second response:
    • That doesn’t sound healthy … +0
    • Are you okay, Futaba? +3
    • You’re imagining things. +2
  • Third response:
    • If you want. +2
    • No way. +2
    • You’re giving up? +0
  • Four response:
    • Because we’re teammates. +0 (Friendship)
    • Because I love you. +0 (Romance)
  • Fifth response:
    • I would like that. +0
    • If that’s okay with you? +0
  • Sixth response:
    • Um, hello? +0
    • Is something wrong? +0
  • Seventh response:
    • Earth to Futaba? +0
    • Are you still alive? +0
  • Phone call:
    • Instant yakisoba. +2
    • Morgana. +2
    • Do I really have to say it? +2 (romance)

Rank 10 (Friendship):

  • First response:
    • All responses provide +3.
  • Second response:
    • You can’t lose to her. +3
    • Do you want a job too? +2
  • Third response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Fourth response:
    • All responses provide +0.

Rank 10 (Romance):

  • First response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Second response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Third response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Fourth response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Fifth response:
    • All responses provide +3.
  • Sixth response:
    • You can’t lose to her. +3
    • Do you want a job too? +2
  • Seventh response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Eighth response:
    • All responses provide +0.
  • Ninth response:
    • All responses provide +3.

Rank benefits

You receive benefits for every rank you have with a Confidant. Each Confidant has a different series of bonuses associated with them, and depending on what you need during your playthrough, you may want to prioritize certain Confidants you have available to you. These are the benefits of ranking up the Hermit Confidant.

RankAbility NameDescription
1Moral SupportYou have a chance of casting Kaja or having a
party-healing magic spell during combat.
2Mementos ScanYou have a chance to scan an entire Mementos floor
when you first enter it.
3
4Position HackYou have a chance to instantly Hold Up an enemy
when a battle starts.
5
6Active SupportThe Moral Support ability now has the chance to
charge or recover your character’s SP
7Treasure RebootYou have a chance for search objects to revive
after a battle.
8
9Emergency ShiftYou have a chance to swap current party members out
when two or more of them have been knocked out
MaxFinal GuardYou have a chance to nullify a fatal attack
against a party member.
MaxSecond AwakeningFuse with the Mythological Trickster to awaken its true power.