Yusuke Kitagawa is the holder of the Emperor Arcana, as well as both a party member and Confidant in Persona 5 Royal. He is a talented young artist who is first introduced at the start of Madarame’s arc on 05/14. You can begin his Confidant as early as 05/18 after clearing Madarame’s palace. He is available every day of the week and can be found in the Shibuya Underground Station.
As with most confidants, there isn’t a limit on when you can rank Yusuke up. As long as you achieve Rank 10 before reaching an ending you can complete the Emperor Confidant. A unique feature of Yusuke’s Confidant is Rank 1 involves a fight against five Level 14 Slimes. To clear this fight easily, use either Fire or Wind attacks.
Persona 5 Royal: Yusuke Kitagawa Confidant skills
Below are the skills and benefits acquired from ranking up the Emperor Confidant. The standout skills are Card Duplication, Endure, Protect, and both awakenings. Much like all party members it is worth ranking Yusuke up as doing so provides benefits in battle and access to his evolved Personas, Susuano-o and Gorokichi
- Rank 1 – Card Duplication: Allows Yusuke to duplicate Skill Cards.
- Rank 3 – Follow Up: Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
- Rank 4 – Art Talk: If negotiation with a lone Shadow fails, you can try again.
- Rank 6 – Harisen Recovery: Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
- Rank 7 – Live Painting: Allows Yusuke to use Card Duplication and Card Creation on the spot.
- Rank 8 – Endure: Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
- Rank 9 – Protect: Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
- Rank 10 – Second Awakening: Evolves Yusuke’s Goemon Persona into Susano-o.
- Rank 10 – Third Awakening*: Evolves Yusuke’s Susano-o Persona into Gorokichi.
*Yusuke’s Third Awakening is only triggered in the third semester.
Persona 5 Royal: Yusuke Kitagawa Confidant answers
These are the best answers to give during hangout events with Yusuke Kitagawa. The answers listed were either chosen because they give the most social points or because they are required for specific unlocks. If a chosen answer doesn’t matter it will be listed as ‘ANY,’ so feel free to pick whatever you want.
- Rank 1 (Must defeat five Level 14 Slimes)
- I’ll be asking a lot.
- Rank 2
- “It’s novel,” or “It’s enigmatic.”
- “I can’t wait,” or “I hope you’re right.”
- You’re already doing enough.
- Rank 3
- Don’t let it bother you.
- This isn’t like you.
- That’s the spirit.
- Rank 4
- “Why are we in a boat?” or “I should bring a girl here.”
- Love comes in all forms.
- Don’t get discouraged.
- Rank 5
- Do you want me to strip?
- “I’m sure you will,” or “It doesn’t look like it.”
- There’s still hope.
- Rank 6 (Requires Proficiency: Masterful)
- It feels nostalgic.
- “Maybe he was sympathetic,” or “I couldn’t possibly tell you.”
- He had a certain dignity.
- Rank 7
- What do you mean?
- The truth is within you.
- “Calm down,” or “It’s not a crime to enjoy sushi.”
- Rank 8
- It has to be Ann.
- You’ve really grown, Yusuke.
- Rank 9
- “Her love for her son,” or “The pain of separation.”
- You’ve really changed, Yusuke.
- Rank 10
Note: For information on the other confidants in Persona 5 Royal like Yusuke Kitagawa check out our Confidant guides hub.
Persona 5 Royal can be purchased on Steam.