Festival Dudes is an F.O.E in the Inaba Pride Exhibit and found on the second and fourth floors. They are a collection of 4 F.O.Es depicted carrying a shrine, and move slowly in a fixed pattern, taking 1 step per 2 player steps. The player can move about safely between them and under the shrine as long as doing so does not cross either one of their paths. If the Holy Flame is lit, the Festival Dudes become fired up, and move at the same speed as other patrolling F.O.Es. If engaged while the Holy Flame is lit, they will take two actions per turn, instead of one.
After completing Inaba Pride Exhibit, Elizabeth puts forth a request that wants the player to defeat one of them. Despite them having 2 weaknesses, something unexpected for F.O.Es at this stage, the Festival Dudes have incredible offensive power, between their Crazed Slash and Maragidyne attacks, and can repeatedly heal themselves with Diarahan. Inflicting panic on them is almost imperative to keep the party alive and prevent the the player's efforts from being constantly thwarted.
However, having a team consisting of exactly 4 of the older human males (including the player) will possibly prevent this F.O.E. from using Diarahan and Maragidyne, thus potentially making the battle easier. Elizabeth even drops hints at this when the player accepts this request, suggesting that the player fight the Dudes on equal grounds with fellow men around. The characters eligible for this condition are P3MC, P4MC, Yosuke, Kanji, Junpei, Akihiko and Shinjiro and Zen after Rei is gone. You also cannot have a lit torch when the battle starts. If this condition is met, the message indicating the Festival Dudes are "fired up" will display.