Welcome to the start of Persona 5, which takes place in April and features the Mysterious Castle, Investigate the Slaves activities and more.
The opening few days are fairly straightforward, proving a gentle and structured introduction to how its many systems work, before letting you decide how best to use what limited time you have.
If you're after help for other parts of the game, consult our Persona 5 guide and walkthrough.
Important dates during April in Persona 5
- 12th: Investigating Kamoshida Palace. (Investigate the slaves)
- 13th: Return to Kamoshida Palace. (Uncover Kamoshida's abuses)
- 15th: Steal Kamoshida's Heart - you need to return to his Palace and reach the Treasure by the 28th at the latest. Once his heart has stolen you'll have to Await the change of heart until May 2nd.
- 17th: Crafting tutorial.
- 28th: Last day to reach the Treasure in Kamoshida Palace.
- 30th: Last day to steal Kamoshida's heart.
April events in Persona 5
Persona 5 follows a fairly strict calendar, and working out what's best to do on any given day can be a little tricky. We've created a path that, if followed correctly, should allow you to maximise all the social links with Confidants, max out your Social Stats (some days provide better gains to Guts, Knowledge etc than others) and see the bulk of the game's content in a single playthrough.
If you're already part way through then we'll still give you pointers to some efficient levelling opportunities, as well as ways to tackle each Palace and more.
9th: Move into Cafe Leblanc.
10th: Visit Shujin High School.
11th: School begins.
12th: Class question: B. Investigate Kamoshida's Palace.
13th: Investigation continues.
14th: Speak with Ann Takamaki.
15th: Infiltrate Kamoshida's Palace.
16th: Visit Clinic and speak to Tae Takemi. Don't buy anything at this point!
17th: Visit Untouchable. Again, don't buy anything yet. In the evening Morgana will show you how to use the crafting table. (Proficiency +2)
18th: After school:
- Go the the Library and borrow the Captain Kidd book.
- Head to the Underground Walkway in Shibuya and read one of the job brochures, then take the Convenience Store job.
- Head to the Underground Mall and buy 1 Plant Nutrient.
- Head to the Second Hand Store in Yongenjaya and stock up on a few crafting materials.
- Go to Clinic and talk to Tae Takemi. (Death Rank 1, Guts +1)
In the evening clean your room.
19th: Class question: B. After school spend time with Ryuji. (First conversation option: A.)
Evening: Use the plant nutrients on the plant in your room. (Kindness +2)
Read the Captain Kid book at the counter in Leblanc; speaking to the customers will cause them to leave, freeing up a seat.
20th: Read the Captain Kidd book on the train. (Guts +3)
After school: Visit the library and exchange the Captain Kidd book for the Zorro book.
Kamoshida's Palace: We recommend you reach the treasure room..
21st: After school, write the calling card.
Evening: Craft items in your room. It's possible but not essential to get Proficiency +3 here.
22nd:Kamoshida's Palace: We recommend you finish this and take Kamoshida's heart.
23rd: Class question: B.
After school, spend time with Ryuji. (First and second conversation options: A.)
In the evening spend time with Sojiro in Leblanc.
24th: Head to the underground walkway in Shibuya and buy a drink from the juice stand. (Charm: +1)
Watch the movie at the Shibuya Theater. (Guts +3). Read Zorro book in evening.
25th: Read the Zorro book on the train. (Kindness +3)
Class questions: A, C. (Knowledge +1)
Go to the library and exchange the Zorro book for the Carmen book.
Go to the clinic and spend time with Tae. (Guts +1)
In the evening, visit the Yongenjaya Bathhouse (directly opposite the entrance to Leblanc). (Charm +3)
Need more help? Our Persona 5 guide and walkthrough features a complete month-by-month summary with important dates and Palace strategies, as well as how to get the True Ending. Elsewhere, learn how to make the most of your free time with all Confidant, Social Link and romance options, the best ways to increase Social Stats such as Knowledge, Guts, Proficiency, Kindness and Charm, create the best Personas through Fusions, how to cheat on exams with our test answers, how to get Mementos requests, unlock the entire Trophy list and learn about the upcoming DLC schedule.
26th: After school head to the Shibuya Diner and order Nostalgic Steak. (Knowledge +2, Kindness +1)
In the evening, spend time with Sojiro in Leblanc. (Conversation options: A, B, A.) (Kindness +3)
27th: Class question: B. (Knowledge +1)
In the afternoon, spend time with Ryujia. (Not a rank-up opportunity.)
In the evening learn how to make coffee in Leblanc.
28th: After school spend more time with Ryuji. (Conversation options: B, A.)
In the evening visit the bathhouse. (Charm +3)
29th: After school go to Ogikubo with Ryuji and eat noodles. (Conversation option: A.)
In the evening, make more coffee at Leblanc.
30th: Read the Carmen book on the train.
Class questions: B, B, C. (Knowledge +1)
After school visit Tae in the Clinic. (Conversation options: any, any, C.) (Guts +1)
In the evening spend time with Sojiro in Leblanc. (Conversation options: A, B.)