Haru Okumara Confidant Persona 5 Royal Hangout

Haru Okumura is the holder of the Empress Arcana, as well as both a party member and Confidant in Persona 5 Royal. She is a third-year student and the daughter of Okumura Foods CEO Kunukazu Okumura. Haru is introduced on 09/15 and you can begin her Confidant on 10/30 after clearing her father’s palace. She is available during the daytime every day except Sunday and can be found on Shujin Academy’s rooftop.

As with most Confidants, there isn’t a limit on when you can rank Haru up. As long as you achieve Rank 10 before reaching an ending you can complete the Empress Confidant. Also, at Rank 9 you have the option to romance Haru, which changes the dialogue options for the following rank.

Persona 5 Royal: Haru Okumura Confidant skills

Below are the skills and benefits acquired from ranking up the Empress Confidant. The standout skills are Cultivation, Soil Improvement, Protect, and both awakenings. Much like all party members it is worth ranking Haru up as doing so provides benefits in battle and access to her evolved Personas, Astarte and Lucy. Also, the vegetables grown through her Confidant are amongst some of the best SP recovery items in Persona 5 Royal.

  • Rank 1 – Cultivation: Allows you to grow vegetables with Haru on the Shujin Academy rooftop.
  • Rank 3 – Follow Up: Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker’s attack does not down the enemy.
  • Rank 4 – Celeb Talk: If negotiation amidst a group of Shadows fails, you can try again.
  • Rank 6 – Harisen Recovery: Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
  • Rank 7 – Soil Improvement: Decreases the total amount of time it takes to cultivate vegetables.
  • 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 Haru’s Milady Persona into Astarte.
  • Rank 10 –  Third Awakening*: Evolves Haru’s Astarte Persona into Lucy.

*Haru’s Third Awakening is only triggered in the third semester.

Persona 5 Royal: Haru Okumura Confidant answers

These are the best answers to give during hangout events with Haru Okumura. 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
    • ANY
    • ANY
  • Rank 2 (Requires Proficiency: Transcendent)
    • “You like coffee?” or “Are you opening a café?”
    • He sounds suspicious.
    • This is a complex issue.
  • Rank 3
    • ANY
    • I don’t want to go with you.
    • “Not yet,” or “Too many times to count.”
    • Smart response.
  • Rank 4
    • It must be amazing.
    • “I can’t let you do that,” or “Cheers.”
    • ANY
    • Let’s ask him.
    • I’m not really sure.
    • Let’s get coffee again sometime.
  • Rank 5
    • Somebody’s telling the truth.
    • There has to be another way.
    • I don’t think so.
    • Pinch yourself.
Haru Okumura Confidant Persona 5 Royal Correct Dialogue Choice

Persona 5 Royal Haru confidant Rank 6 event. Screenshot by PC Invasion

  • Rank 6
    • “That’s fascinating,” or “Can you make some for me?”
    • I had no idea.
    • “That would be bad,” or “Black like coffee?”
    • ANY
    • Be strong, Haru.
    • You can talk to me anytime.
  • Rank 7
    • ANY
    • What do you want to do?
    • ANY
    • ANY
    • I’ll always have your back.
  • Rank 8
    • The soil?
    • “It’ll help him understand you,” or “He’s going to love it.”
    • “I’ll be cheering for you,” or “You’re amazing, Haru.”
    • I want some too.
  • Rank 9
    • ANY
    • “I’m sure you’ll do great.” or “Give it all you’ve got, Haru.”
    • “You’re very welcome,” or “You did amazing.”
    • “He saw us as good friends,” for platonic. “I like you too, Haru,” for romance.
    • “You sound so happy,” for platonic. “I wanted to hear your voice,” or “I miss you,” for romance.
  • Rank 10 (Platonic)
    • You’ve done great, Haru.
    • I’m sure you’ll succeed.
    • ANY
    • ANY
  • Rank 10 (Romance)
    • You’ve done great, Haru.
    • I’m sure you’ll succeed.
    • ANY
    • “I’m glad too,” or “Just my teammate?”

Note: For information on the other confidants in Persona 5 Royal like Haru Okumura check out our Confidant guides hub.

Persona 5 Royal can be purchased on Steam.

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Kurt Perry
Kurt is a passionate games writer who loves JRPGs, racing games, and FPS. Having grown up on Xbox, Kurt transitioned to PC gaming in 2017 but still enjoys playing a variety of platforms.

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