Totems (封神具, Fūshingu)? are special items in Megami Ibunroku Persona.
Totems are items required to summon unique Personas. They can be found in treasure chests, bought from the casino, or obtained by Returning a Persona. According to the Persona World guide, Totems and Material Cards are items that contain the sealed power of gods and demons. The guide also divides them in three categories: Alias (named after the Persona), Belonging (something belonging to the Persona), and Related (something related to the Persona).
Each Totem is associated with a certain Persona, and when added to the certain fusion it'll change the result to that specific Persona. In most cases Totems work as long as they are added to a fusion that would result in a Persona of the same Arcana as intended. Some of the strongest Personas however, can only be created by fusing specific demons in a Special fusion.
The Totems needed to fuse the party's Ultimate Personas are obtained in a special way. In the SEBEC route, the protagonist is given many choices that test his strength of character. When meeting his other self at the depths of the Alaya Cavern, he'll receive a certain number of Totems depending on the number of correct answers: five if they're all correct, only two (for himself and Maki) if there's any incorrect answer, and zero if they're all wrong. The answers are:
|Location||Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
|Reception Desk||Help her.||Don't help her.|
|Deva System Chamber||Press the red button.||Press the blue button.|
|Queen's Chamber||Maki's is better.||The Queen's is better.|
|Haunted Mansion||Lower your weapons.||Fight Hariti.|
|Deva Yuga||To find my reason.||I don't really know.|
|Lost Forest||Don't hide like that!||Maybe you are...|
In the Snow Queen Quest, the player is rewarded Ambrosia after clearing each one of the three towers. The quantity depends on the order in which the towers are cleared: doing them from easiest to hardest will provide the least amount of Ambrosia, while starting with the hardest is the only way to obtain all five. After defeating Lady Masquerade and gaining access to the upper floors of the Ice Castle, the player can find Hee-ho-kun on 3F, where he'll trade one piece of Ambrosia for a Totem. If the player has less than five Ambrosia, they have the freedom to choose which Totems to obtain.
List of TotemsEdit
This is a list of all the totems used to fuse unique Personas, the resulting Persona, and their locations.
|Totem||Resulting Persona (Level)||Exclusive to/|
|PSP||Revelations||SEBEC route||Snow Queen Quest|
|Hell Book||Hierophant Yama (5)||-||Casino (500 coins)|
|Teddy Bear||Judgement Nike (7)||Elly's Initial Persona||Lost Forest||Nemesis Tower 4F|
|Gift Box||Justice Nemhain (8)||Brown's Initial Persona||SEBEC Building|
3F (PS1)/4F (PSP)
|Hypnos Tower 2F|
|Earth Seed||Magician Houri (8)||Ayase's Initial Persona||SEBEC Building 2F||Hypnos Tower 2F|
|Lapel||Devil Bres (10)||Reiji's Initial Persona||Lost Forest||-|
|Pentagram||Emperor Brahma (23)||-||Casino (1,000 coins)|
|Niple||Death Hel (34)||Casino (1,500 coins)|
|Death Ring||Priestess Urdr (37)||Mana Castle 5F||Nemesis Tower 7F|
|W-Tablet||Hermit Byakko (39)||Mana Castle 5F||Tartarus|
|Emperor Wu's Peach|
|War Tablet||Empress Seioubo (44)||Casino (2,000 coins)|
|Temperance Genbu (45)||Deva Yuga 3F||Tartarus|
|Monk Charm||Magician Varuna (47)||Casino (2,500 coins)|
|B-Tablet||World Seiryuu (49)||Lost Forest||Tartarus|
|Black Garter Belt|
|Monk Tablet||Moon Succubus (53)||Casino (3,000 coins)|
|Lunar Piece||Justice Tyr (54)||Brown's Ultimate Persona||Alaya Cavern B8F||Ice Castle 3F|
|C-Tablet||Sun Suzaku (55)||-||Alaya Cavern B5F||Ice Castle 2F|
|Dark Tablet||Empress Durga (57)||Yukino's Ultimate Persona||-||Ice Castle 3F|
|Coffin||Death Mot (58)||Reiji's Ultimate Persona||Alaya Cavern B8F||-|
|Pure Water||Chariot Susano-o (59)||Mark's Ultimate Persona|
|Golden Pen||Magician Frey (59)||Ayase's Ultimate Persona||Ice Castle 3F|
|Trifocals||Judgement Yamaoka (60)||Nanjo's Ultimate Persona|
|Mud Flower||Priestess Verdandi (61)||Maki's Ultimate Persona||-|
|Lava Charm||Emperor Amen Ra (62)||Protagonist's Ultimate Persona||Ice Castle 3F|
|Buster||Judgement Michael (62)||Elly's Ultimate Persona|
|Black Mask||Tower Nyarlathotep (66)||Exclusive to Reiji||Dropped by|
|Chess Piece||Justice Bishamonten (66)||-||Return Ogma at MAX Rank|
|Thunder Box||Hierophant Fuhedi Mergane (74)||Casino (3,500 coins)|
|Pagan King||Devil Beelzebub (77)||Exclusive to Reiji||Dropped by Alice|
|Dark Ash||Judgement Satan (79)||-||Return Anubis at MAX Rank|
|Big Statue||Sun Garuda (79)||Rakshasa x Yaksa||Casino (4,000 coins)|
|Sun Seed||Magician Ildanach (80)||Cath Palug x Crom Cruach||Return Aonbarr at MAX Rank|
|Dark Gift||Empress Kali (85)||Dakini x Gdon||Dropped by Miyasudokoro|
|Glass Doll||Emperor Vishnu (86)||Gandharva x Yaksini||Obtain all 142 Spell Cards|
|Fate Pin||Priestess Skuld (88)||Ouroboros x Fafnir||Return Urdr at MAX Rank|
|Tiger Belt||Hierophant Indra (89)||Hannya x Girimehkala||Dropped by Ouroboros|
|Olive Ring||Justice Pallas Athena (90)||Scylla x Arachne||Dropped by Fafnir|
|Silver Dish||Judgement Vohu Manah (94)||Jinn x Cherub||Dropped by Adramelech|
|Sun Tablet||Chariot Shiva (96)||Kwancha x Ganesha||Dropped by Fenrir|
|D-Scale||World Shokuin (97)||Toufei x Naga||Alaya Cavern B6F||Ice Castle 9F|
|David Star||Devil Lucifer (99)||Exclusive to Reiji|
Salome x Picollus
|Return Ishtar at MAX Rank|
- In the Japanese version, Totems are known as fūshingu (lit. sealing shingu). A shingu is an object placed in a and can be many different things such as small vases, candle holders, small mirrors, miniature , etc.
- The Totem used to summon Nike is called "Just Do It" in the Japanese version, which is 's slogan. The localized name, Gottabe Shoes, is a reference to one of the company's marketing campaigns, "It's Gotta Be The Shoes."
- The name of the Totem used to summon Verdandi is mistranslated in both Revelations: Persona and the PSP port. The Totem is actually called Passé, which is the French word for "past." This is because the Totems used to summon the three Norn sisters (Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld) are named after the French words for past (passé), present (présent), and future (avenir). However, only Skuld (future) is assigned to the correct time period while Urd (past) and Verdandi (present) are switched around.
- Totems are precursos to the Material Card system used in the Persona 2 duology.