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Mementos is a location in Persona 5.

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Persona 5Edit

Mementos is the Palace for everyone's hearts. Free missions unrelated to the story are done here so that they can steal the hearts of humans on these missions. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts explore the dungeon by using Morgana's bus form. While it is initially an optional place meant for grinding levels and solving optional missions, it later becomes the final dungeon when Yaldabaoth awakens his true form, the Holy Grail, within it. It appears to be a massive series of subway tunnels with wooden train tracks in place of rails, with various features of a prison such as chains or bars. Where a Shadow Self inhabits the area, the walls develop red cracks that resemble a spider web or fractal patterns, and the veins that power Yaldabaoth's regeneration become prominent.

Mementos is divided into multiple "paths", each of which has its own unique architecture and floors, referred as "areas". They are randomly generated and areas open up as the fame of the Phantom Thieves grows with each Palace they defeat.

  • Path of Qimranut: Consists of 2 areas.
  • Path of Aiyatsbus: Consists of 7 areas.
  • Path of Chemdah: Consists of 8 areas.
  • Path of Kaitul: Consists of 10 areas.
  • Path of Akzeriyyuth: Consists of 12 areas.
  • Path of Adyeshach: Consists of 13 areas.
  • Path of Sheriruth: Consists of 14 areas.
  • Path of Iweleth: Consists of 1 area and acts as an entrance to the depths of Mementos, within which the Holy Grail has hidden itself.

Its enemies are affected by weather in reality:

  • Thunderstorm: Increases appearance of rare enemies.
  • Torrential rain: Enemies critical hit rate is increased (needs conformation)
  • Pollen warning: Enemies may fall asleep in dungeons and request Eye Drops in negotiation.
  • Heatwave: Enemies may suffer Burn at the beginning of battle.
  • Flu Season: Enemies may suffer Despair (dying after 3 turns) at the beginning of battle.

All bad weather conditions also boost the appearance rate of rare Personas from shiny treasure chest.

Missions Edit

Mementos is also the setting of missions, called "requests", some of which are needed to progress Confidant links. After finding out a target's name in the real world, the protagonist must find and defeat the target's shadow in the Mementos in a boss fight to make the target have a change of heart.

"Beware the Clingy Ex-boyfriend" acts as a tutorial mission while other missions are received through Yuuki Mishima's chat messages, certain Confidants or certain part-time jobs.

Several Memento bosses are susceptible to Confusion. This weakness is one of the fastest methods to obtain money in Persona 5. A boss confused with the spell Pulinpa by a Persona with Confuse Boost and a high Luck value can drop up to 150,000 yen per turn at around a Luck level of 70.

MissionAvailableTargetDemon formLocationDifficulty Confusable Weakness Reward
Beware the Clingy Ex-boyfriend5/7Natsuhiko NakanoharaObariyonQimranut, Area 1D Yes
The Bark and Bite of a Bully5/9Daisuke TakanashiJack FrostAiyatsbus, Area 2D Yes Protein
One Who Bullies BulliesComplete previous missionYoshimori SakodaBlack FrostAiyatsbus, Area 5D
Sadism Is Just a Sign of Love6/6Hikari ShimizuYaksiniAiyatsbus, Area 7D Whip Sword
Part-time Job, Full-time Hell6/6Nozomi OdoSetantaChemdah, Area 1C Yes
Bad MedicineDeath Confidant rank 8Shoichi OyamadaThothChemdah, Area 2C Yes
Phantom Thieves VS Burglary Ring6/18Kazuya MakigamiMithrasAiyatsbus, Area 6D Yes Old Key
Ending the Boyfriend's AbuseConfront Chihaya Mifune about fake Holy StoneYuya UchimuraFuu-KiChemdah, Area 3C Yes Sleep Stick
The Lovesick Cyberstalking Girl7/10Yumeko MogamiBugsChemdah, Area 8C
A Teacher Maid to SufferTemperance Confidant rank 8Toshio and Hiromi TakaseOberon and TitaniaChemdah, Area 7C Yes
We Aren't Just Your Slaves8/2KishiKumbhandaKaitul, Area 8C
Who's Been Assaulting People?8/5Taizo NaguriKin-KiKaitul, Area 5C Yes
Calling for Justice for Cats8/11Kazuo TsuboiPisacaKaitul, Area 1C
Man of Many Faces and Debts8/19Fumio AkitsuLegionAkzeriyyuth, Area 3B Yes
Debunking the Psychic!Fortune Confidant rank 7Yuichi FukuraiBaphometKaitul, Area 3C
Fighting for Truth of JournalismDevil Confidant rank 7Shinpei HonjoTake-MinakataKaitul, Area 9C
Who's Muscling in Yongen-Jaya?8/30Yasuo JochiIppon-DataraKaitul, Area 10C Yes
Shady Deal in the ShadowsHanged Man Confidant rank 7Akimitsu TsudaBelphegorKaitul Area 4C Weird Wrap armor
Winners Don't Use Cheats9/4Yoshikuni NejimaOseAkzeriyyuth, Area 5B
The Killer Who Cleans Up Trash10/14KiritaniRakshasaAkzeriyyuth, Area 12B None High Counter card
Upstaging the Stage MotherStar Confidant rank 7Mitsuyo TogoLilimAkzeriyyuth, Area 6B Bless
The Money-grubbing UncleHierophant Confidant rank 8Youji IsshikiGirimekhalaAdyeshach*B Yes*
Daughter's Just a Meal TicketHermit Confidant rank 7Kouta and Asami MagarioIncubus and SuccubusAdyeshach, Area 3A Yes Growth 3 card
A Mother's AggressionTower Confidant rank 7Hanae OdaDakiniAdyeshach, Area 11A Fire Soma
Swindling Old Folk is Pretty Low11/25Yoshihito WakasaChernobogAdyeshach, Area 13A Yes
The Head Honcho in Showbiz12/3Shiro AsakuraMaraSheriruth, Area 14S

List of EnemiesEdit

In general, demons that spawn in Mementos are the ones that were already encountered in previous Palace dungeons. Mementos will generate new floors based on story progress and act similar to Devil's Peak and Mikage Ruins from Megami Ibunroku Persona. Reaper can also spawn if the player stays in the same floor for a long time.

GalleryEdit

 
Mementos Dungeon Art P5
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Mementos Concept Art P5
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TriviaEdit

  • Mementos is an auto-generated dungeon like Tartarus and the Midnight Channel.
  • Mementos becomes mandatory in December, as it generates a new palace to be entered by the Phantom Thieves.
  • Mementos, like all other Palaces, symbolizes one of the Seven Deadly Sins-in its case, Sloth. Theologically, Sloth is the most complex of the sins, encompassing laziness (the desire to perform evil deeds or let them exist unopposed because it is easier than doing good), cowardice (evil born of fear), and despair (disaffection from life motivating selfishness and abandonment of moral and ethical duty). When Yaldabaoth awakes, and the Conspiracy starts invoking its power to control Tokyo directly, it is shown in the city's populace choosing to believe an obvious lie (that somehow, the Phantom Thieves are not responsible for the high-profile reforming of several individuals), rather than a cutting truth (that Masayoshi Shido was a terrible leader, and yet most of Japan still voted for him because of nothing but raw charisma), showing cowardice. As the Phantom Thieves manage to find their way into Mementos' core, it's also revealed that the Shadow Selves that had inhabited Mementos have been willingly imprisoned by Yaldabaoth, choosing to let him dictate the future rather than allowing fallible humans to make their own decisions, showing both the laziness and despair aspects.
  • The paths of Mementos are named after the Qliphoth, specifically the versions given by William G. Gray in his book The Tree of Evil. This ties into the ultimate master of Mementos being Yaldabaoth, as the Qliphoth is taken to be the "shadow of God", just as Yaldabaoth is only a deluded impostor of Ain Soph, Kabbalah's name for God as He was before the creation of the world. In the Japanese version, names of these paths are given their literal meaning:
PathJapaneseMeaning
Path of Qimranut思想奪われし路Cognitation-robbing path (Materialism)
Path of Aiyatsbus調和奪われし路Harmony-robbing path (Instability)
Path of Chemdah節制奪われし路Temperance-robbing path (Greed)
Path of Kaitul美徳奪われし路Virtue-robbing path (Vice)
Path of Akzeriyyuth慈悲奪われし路Compassion-robbing path (Cruelty)
Path of Adyeshach感動奪われし路Sense-robbing path (Insensitivity)
Path of Sheriruth寛容奪われし路Tolerance-robbing path (Rejection)
Path of Iweleth見識奪われし路Wisdom-robbing path (Ignorance)

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