Persona 5 Sun Cooperation ability Negotiation

The player has obtained the "Diplomacy" ability at rank 2 of the Sun Confidant.

"But today, you entered a partnership with someone who awoke to the same power, haven't you? Involving yourself with others is an important foundation for your recovery. You've done well. That said, I am not advising the formation of superficial relationships. It must not be of frivolity, but a ring of those who would, by morals or faith, lend you their strength. In other words, they are bonds with those who have been robbed of their places to belong. The expansion of said ring will, in return, help you mature as well."
—Igor, Persona 5

Confidant, known as Cooperation (コープ, Kōpu)? in the Japanese version, is a game mechanic in Persona 5.

This mechanic is similar to the Social Links of Persona 3 and Persona 4 and involves the protagonist building relationships with helpers around the city. Unlike Social Links however, establishing and improving relationships with Confidants also provides various benefits outside of persona fusions, many of which can be used in battle. Furthermore, only the events that start them and the ones that maximize them are voiced, with the exception of the Fool, Magician, Justice and Judgement Confidants as they progress with the story.



Persona 5Edit

Similar to Social Link, each relationship with a certain character (or possibly a group) is represented by a major Arcana, ranking up each Confidant grants bonuses to Personas of correlated Arcana: Experience bonus for fusion result; shorter in-game days required for training a Persona in Velvet Room to learn a passive skill for overcoming its weakness. Ranking up each Confidants also unlocks new ability or benefit which directly affect performance in the Palace.

Arcana Confidants Benefits
0 Fool Igor
  • Unlocks Shadow negotiation.
  • Bonus exp for fusion result.
  • Unlocks Third Eye.
  • Increases Persona stock capacity.
I Magician Morgana*
  • Unlocks crafting items for use in dungeon.
II Priestess Makoto Niijima*
  • Unlock extra information on analysis (item drops/skill list/enemy resistances).
III Empress Haru Okumura*
  • Improves horticulture for item harvesting.
IV Emperor Yusuke Kitagawa*
V Hierophant Sojiro Sakura
  • Teaches SP recovery item recipes.
  • Learned better item recipes on higher rank.
VI Lovers Ann Takamaki*
  • Bargains in negotiation.
VII Chariot Ryuji Sakamoto*
  • Chance for Instant kills on surprise attacks and obtain a Persona (w/o EXP).
VIII Justice Goro Akechi*
IX Hermit Futaba Sakura
  • Chance to cast any of the following:
    • Media
    • Recovers party's SP.
    • Any all-targeted stat boost skill including Thermopylae (all-targeted Heat Riser)
    • Ultra Charge (all-targeted Power Charge+Mind Charge)
  • Reveals maps on Mementos.
  • Chance to prompt Hold Up on disadvantage.
  • Chance to nullify all incoming attacks on critical HP.
X Fortune Chihaya Mifune
  • Bonus point gain on social parameters
  • Bonus affinity point gain on Confidant activities.
  • Offers information for other Confidant characters.
XI Strength Caroline and Justine
  • Unlocks Fusion with more than 2 Personas.
  • Unlocks Lockdown.
  • Can fuse persona with level higher than the player by paying. Note: Amount of money needed depends on:
    • The difference of the level of the result and the player level
    • The difference of the level of the result and the maximum of the levels of the material persona
    • The confidant level of the resulting persona
XII Hanged Man Munehisa Iwai
  • Offers new items and discount.
  • Unlocks equipment customization.
XIII Death Tae Takemi
  • Offers new medicines.
  • Offers new accessories.
  • Increase items efficiency in battle.
  • 50% discount.
XIV Temperance Sadayo Kawakami
  • Napping (increase random Confidant affinity), crafting, reading during school lecture.
  • Offers cooking service (make items without passing time).
  • Reenergize and do activities at Night after spending time in the Metaverse.
XV Devil Ichiko Ohya
  • Reduces alert meter penalty in the Palace.
XVI Tower Shinya Oda
  • Improves gun attack in battle.
  • Unlocks Random Fire.
  • Increases Bullet Capacity.
  • Unlocks Warning Shot in negotiation.
XVII Star Hifumi Togo
  • Allows swapping teammates in dungeon or battle.
  • Improves escape chance.
  • Gain bonus money for defeating enemies after an ambush.
XVIII Moon Yuuki Mishima
  • Free quests
  • Exp for reserved allies not in the active party.
  • Permanent bonus EXP from battles
XIX Sun Toranosuke Yoshida
  • Improves negotiation rewards during Hold Up.
  • Can recruit Personas with level higher than player.
XX Judgement Sae Niijima
  • "True Justice" allows the True ending and fusion of Satanael.
XXI World None
  • None, plot-wise only.

* All party combatants bonus as follow with varied rank requirements:

  • Unlocks Baton Pass.
  • Unlocks Follow-up Attack.
  • Chance to revert to the last negotiation question if the target is enraged by the answer.
  • Chance to recover status ailment afflicted to other party members.
  • Endure: Survive with 1 HP once in a battle when hit by a lethal or instant kill attacks.
  • Protects the protagonist before getting hit by a lethal attack (single target only).
  • Unlocks ally's Ultimate Persona with additional skills and new elemental attributes.


  • With the exception of those directly affiliated with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, and the Fool and Strength Confidants, any Confidant that becomes maxed will eventually discover the protagonist as a phantom thief, due to them revealing the names of those they are troubled by to him.
    • The Sun Confidant is different from the other Confidants, as while he does learn the protagonist is a phantom thief based on observations of the protagonist, he was never troubled by anyone enough that they needed to have their heart stolen.
  • Unlike the rest of the Persona installments, the Tarot Cards which are used to symbolize these relationships are notably written in French instead of English, as they are based on the Tarot of Marseilles deck. The only exception is Death, which is also unlabeled in Tarot of Marseilles and referred to as such.
    • There are however deformities present in the Persona 5 variation of Tarot Cards from the original design. Below state the Deformities:
Arcana French Focus of illustration/Deformitiy
0 Fool Le Mat A traveler bitten by the dog
I Magician Le Bateleur A magician performing bloody experiment
II Priestess La Papesse A priestess reading porn
III Empress L'Impératrice An empress sitting vulgarly
IV Emperor L'Empereur An emperor smoking tobacco
V Hierophant Le Pape A hierophant thumbs down
VI Lovers L'Amoureux The arrowhead is larger than the rest of the arrow
VII Chariot Le Chariot An injured charioteer
VIII Justice La Justice Money weighs heavier than heart.
IX Hermit L'Ermite A hermit blowing raspberry
X Fortune La Roue de Fortune The creature at the top of the wheel is significantly bigger
XI Strength La Force The woman has a malicious smile
XII Hanged Man Le Pendu A hanged man talking to his mobile phone
XIII Death L'Arcane Sans Nom The Grim Reaper is killing the king
(original just depicts the Reaper surrounded by body parts)
XIV Temperance Tempérance A maiden lifting up her right leg
XV Devil Le Diable A hermaphrodite devil tied to two children
XVI Tower La Maison Dieu Arrows raining down on the tower
XVII Star L'Étoile A maiden drinking water from one pot
instead of pouring the content
XVIII Moon La Lune A man attacked by the crayfish in the lake and
the canines howling at the lake instead of the moon
XIX Sun Le Soleil A sun drying out the livings on the land
XX Judgement Le Jugement A skeleton folding its arms like an "X"
instead of praying like the other two people
XXI World Le Monde A maiden playing shakers instead of holding staff in each hand
and is heading towards the northwest of the card


P5 Fool arcana cooperation
The Fool
P5 Magician arcana cooperation
The Magician
P5 Priestess arcana cooperation
The Priestess
P5 Empress arcana cooperation
The Empress
P5 Emperor arcana cooperation
The Emperor
P5 Hierophant Arcana
The Hierophant
P5 Lover arcana cooperation
The Lovers
P5 Chariot arcana cooperation
The Chariot
P5 Justice Arcana
P5 Hermit Arcana
The Hermit
P5 Wheel of Fortune Arcana
P5 Strength Arcana
P5 Hanged-Man Arcana
Hanged Man
P5 Death Arcana
P5 Temperance Arcana
P5 Devil Arcana
The Devil
P5 Tower Arcana
The Tower
P5 Star Arcana
The Star
P5 Moon Arcana
The Moon
P5 Sun Arcana
The Sun
P5 Judgement Arcana
P5 World Arcana
The World