Every Possible Hawaii Date In Persona 5, Ranked
Which character works out best for the Hawaii date in Persona 5? We're ranking all the possible outcomes.
Dating characters has been a key component in the Persona series ever since Persona 3 , whether they're in the player's party or are one of the social links, there's a lot to love. The romances in Persona 5 , in particular, are incredibly beloved thanks to the assortment of colorful personalities . These romances get further expanded during the Hawaii trip.
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However, only certain Persona 5 characters are available to date, and as such, the fandom is bound to debate which date is the best. Taking into account a variety of factors, from the items gained to the character dynamics at play, this is a ranking of every possible Hawaii date in Persona 5 Royal .
Updated April 15, 2023, by Ritwik Mitra: Persona 5 Royal is an excellent game that is full to the brim with content. One such area where the game takes a detour is during a school-sanctioned trip to Hawaii which makes for a great time. This distraction allows Joker to mess around with his friends, and possibly go out on a date with a close friend as well. Players should definitely go for these dates since they feature unique events and missable items as well.
Ryuji, Yusuke, & Mishima
Admittedly, this can arguably be the best choice depending on the player. Instead of going on a proper date, Joker will decide to hang out with Ryuji , Yusuke, and Mishima. During this time, they will flirt with some girls on the beach with little success. However, the end result is an incredibly hilarious and fun time with the boys in Hawaii. This is especially nice considering what these characters have gone through.
Yusuke, in particular, had issues with his father figure and Joker has been accused of hurting a high-ranking political candidate. So seeing these characters hang out and have a fun time is very pleasant. That being said, the player doesn't receive any items from this hangout, in sharp contrast to what the other characters can give to Joker.
4 Ann Takamaki
Ann Takamaki is the third confidant the player gets in Persona 5 . She can get along with virtually anyone thanks to her personality and she has an incredibly strong sense of justice. However, her beautiful looks often got her into trouble, whether through Kamoshida or people assuming her to be something that she isn't.
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As such, her social link often dealt with her modeling gig as well as what it means to have a strong heart. If the player dates her or is at least able to get her to level 9, players will be offered a pair of Menehune dolls. This will grant the players +20 SP. Although it looks promising, the fact that the player ends up getting better items that offer similar bonuses makes the date less than ideal.
3 Sadayo Kawakami
Sadayo Kawakami is the homeroom teacher of Joker in Persona 5 . She's always tired and exhausted from her jobs, although she is a genuine person who loves to teach others. Outside of being a teacher, she also acts as a maid who helps ease Joker's worries, whether it is by making coffee for him, making curry, or giving him a massage after maxing out the confidant.
However, she deals with a lot of guilt due to her previous student dying from a car crash, with her working hard to give the student's family money. Once the player goes on a date with her in Hawaii, they are offered a Hawaiian ring that has the initials of Kawakami and Joker. The ring allows the player evasion on all bless skills so long as they are non-instakills. However, in order to get this, the player must be at max rank.
2 Hifumi Togo
Hifumi Togo, also known as the shogi queen, is a Persona 5 confidant whose story focuses on her confidence as a player. As she's trying to become a professional like her father, it becomes a problem when she learns that her mother was fixing matches for her. As a result, the player has to effect a change of heart in her mother in order to finish up the confidant. During the Hawaii trip, she is the only female character that isn't from Shujin Academy or isn't a teacher.
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As a result, the player is able to hang out with her during the Hawaii trip from at least level 5, which makes receiving her gift a bit easier when compared to Kawakami. The item gained is a Honu charm, which offers the player a dodge curse ability that is incredibly strong.
1 Makoto Nijima
Makoto Nijima is a Persona 5 party member that the player recruits during the Kaneshiro Palace arc. She's an incredibly serious person, and she is dedicated to taking care of her fellow colleagues, driven by a desire to be as good as her older sister. Once she is recruited, she acts almost like the second-in-command of the Phantom Thieves. This shows in her presence, fighting style, and personality. But aside from her stoicism, she can have her funny moments.
That being said, when it comes to her social link, it's all about her standing up for her ideals and dispensing justice wherever the opportunity arises. This is prevalent when she's helping a classmate deal with the problems that they were facing. Helping gives Joker the chance to date her. One of the best things about Makoto Nijima is that players can just hang out with her at around rank 5. However, the player must get the relationship to rank 9 in order to get the item: a tiki keychain that has divine grace, which increases healing by 50%.
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Editor's note : This is part of Polygon's guide to September in Persona 5 . If you're looking for more, be sure to check that out.
9/7 - 9/12 The Hawaii Trip
Time to go to Hawaii with all of your friends! How exciting!
Well, turns out it might not be as exciting as everyone anticipated. There are some fun times to be had and some pretty scenery, but for the most part, you won’t do much here, in terms of gameplay. Most of your time will be spent chatting with your friends.
However, on Friday 9/9, you will have to run around the beach for a second. Start walking to your left and talk to every speech bubble you see.
Once you have reached the end of the area and exhausted your possibilities, return to your original spot and talk to the new girl. Doesn’t she look familiar?
On your last day in Hawaii, you will get to choose who you want to spend your time with. Do you hang with Ryuji and Mishima? Or a special someone? The choice is yours.
On Sunday, you will travel back to Japan. However, instead of following the gang, you will get a mysterious anime regarding the Principal of Shujin . Watch his demise.
On the 12th, you will be back in Leblanc and hanging out with Futaba and Sojiro. The gang will decide to meet up again tomorrow, so best head to sleep for now. Before bed, you will learn a little more about the Shujin Principal.
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The Phantom Thieves in Hawaii
Hawaii (ハワイ, Hawai ) ? is a location in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal . It is the destination for the Shujin Academy summer school trip.
- 1 Appearances
- 2.1 Confidants
- 4 References
Appearances [ ]
- Persona 5 The Animation
- Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Profile [ ]
The students of Shujin visit Hawaii from September 7th to 11th. Students from Kosei High School also spend their school trip in Hawaii, as their plane was re-routed from Los Angeles due to inclement weather.
Here, the Phantom Thieves find out that their popularity has traveled outside of Japan into the United States, and most of the beach-goers know of their exploits. The students also discover with dismay that most things are not that different from home; for example, they eat at a Big Bang Burger , just like they already do in Japan.
The protagonist may spend time with one Confidant at Waikiki Beach on September 10th, either by way of a date with one of the girls, or by hanging out with the guys. The only exception is Haru Okumura , as Hawaii's events happen prior to Okumura's Palace , where she makes a proper appearance.
In Royal , the protagonist can interact with Haru, before she interrupts Kawakami posing in a bathing suit in her hotel room. A surprise encounter with Kasumi Yoshizawa also happens in the souvenir shop, and is the first time the other Phantom Thieves meet her.
Confidants [ ]
All dates with the female cast involve tasting a local delicacy: Garlic Shrimp. Each date will make a comment on the delicacy, and find out from the stall owner about the popularity of the Phantom Thieves. They will gift the protagonist an exclusive accessory that only he can equip:
- Makoto Niijima : At Rank 5 or above, but a relationship is needed for the date after Rank 9. The protagonist may receive a Tiki Keychain . In Persona 5 , it gives a +5 boost to Magic and Luck. In Royal , it enables the use of Divine Grace .
- Hifumi Togo : At Rank 5 or above, the protagonist may receive a Honu Charm which grants evasion to (non-instant kill) Curse skills. In Royal , it is specifically Evade Curse .
- Ann Takamaki : At Rank 9 or above, in a relationship, the protagonist may receive a pair of Menehune Dolls . In Persona 5 , they give a +5 boost to Strength and Endurance. In Royal, they give a +20 boost to max SP.
- Sadayo Kawakami : At Max Rank, in a relationship, the protagonist may receive a Hawaiian Ring . In Persona 5 , it grants evasion to (non-instant kill) Bless skills. In Royal , it is specifically Evade Bless .
- The hotel the group stay at is based off the Hilton Hawaiian Village , prior to the current "rejuvenated" lobby .
- Unused voice dialogue also indicated that the Phantom Thieves were to visit the Honolulu Kamehameha statue during the Hawaii trip, but was cut from the final game. 
References [ ]
- ↑ Kamehameha The Great Hawaii Trip Event - Persona 5 Youtube.com (April 29, 2020)
- 1 Ren Amamiya
- 2 Goro Akechi
- 3 Sumire Yoshizawa
The following is IGN's walkthrough for September 10 (9/10) in Persona 5.
Today is your third and final full day in Hawaii, so spend it well.
You will get the option to spend time with either Ryuji and Mishima or a girl of your choosing based on your progress with them. The person you choose will give you a present at the end of the day other than Ryuji and Mishima.
Finish off the day with another chat with Mishima before heading to bed.
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