mementos persona 5 guide

Mementos Persona 5 Guide

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Persona 5‘s Mementos are dungeons that appear early in the story. Unlike the Persona Palaces with their fixed structure, they are randomly generated levels similar to Persona 4’s Midnight Channel or Persona 3’s Tartarus. Making progress in Mementos is optional, but I strongly recommend that you don’t ignore it, as it has handy functions.

You can access this unique Dungeon for the first time after completing the first of the Palaces. Unlike the latter, you will find a subway labyrinth formed by multiple randomly generated floors each time you enter, so you will always have to look for the exit by exploring its corridors.

It will also be the destination of the secondaries of the game since it will be in the mementos where you will be able to solve the requests, which will consist of killing shadows located in these labyrinths. Therefore, concerning the requests, I recommend accumulating a few to avoid wasting a lot of time going back and forth.

This Mementos Persona 5 guide will walk you through the basics of Mementos and how to acquire Mementos’ requests and complete them. I advise you to go through most if not all of them to max out your Persona character’s power.

Key Info Up Fronts

Mementos where you will have to fulfill all the secondary missions of the game, baptized as Requests. You will be asked to look for an exceptional Shadow stronger than usual in them. Thanks to the general map, you will know in which zones our objectives are, although they will not indicate to you the concrete floor until you are in it, something that Morgana will be in charge of communicating to you.

The Requests will be obtained in the real world and sometimes require prior research, and in our experience, the best thing you can do to optimize the days is to wait to accumulate several missions of this type before traveling to this place.

Most of the Mementos are given to you by Mishima during the story. So you have to be attentive to the messages he sends you and go to see him from time to time. Although you can get some more:

Ichiko Ohya, Tae Takemi, Sadayo Kawamaki, and Chihaya Mifune will give you a request each between levels 7 and 8. And you will not be able to continue leveling up with them until you have completed them.

If you work four turns at the flower shop or convenience store in Shibuya, you can also get additional requests.

Description

This dungeon has several areas that will be unlocked gradually as you progress through the story. Its great attractions lie in that you can always travel here to fight whenever you want or need to. In addition, it’s an excellent place to level up, get yen, recruit people, etc.

Mementos maps are randomly generated, so I can’t give you a step-by-step guide. However, I can provide you with a few tips:

  • You don’t need to face the Requests at the moment. You can save several of them and meet them all at once in a single trip. Considering that the game has a time limit, I  recommend that you accumulate a few before traveling there. Do not accumulate too many, or you will run out of resources while you are there.
  • If possible, visit them when it’s raining: it raises the difficulty but increases the loot received and the number of chests, gives you more money and EXP, and increases the chance of finding Treasure Demons.
  • Unless you want to level up, I suggest you leave a plant as soon as you have eliminated the target to save resources. The further you go down, the larger the areas you explore and the farther apart the save rooms will be, so you don’t want to find yourself short of resources at a great distance from one of them.

Key Features and Moments

After finding out a target’s name in the real world, the Phantom Thieves can find and defeat the target’s Shadow in Mementos in a boss fight to make the target have a change of heart. Doing so will reward the group with an item.

If you want to get the A Perfect Job trophy for completing all the Requests, these are the missions you’ll have to face:

Difficulty D

Beware the Clingy Ex-Boyfriend!

mementos difficulty d

Head over to Mementos, locate the Path of Qimranut, Area 1, and defeat Shadow Nakanohara.

Shadow Nakanohara
Recommended persona Skull’s
Weakness Electricity Skills
Skill Description
Sukunda Debuffs agility of 1 foe for three turns.
Lucky Punch Deals minor Physical damage to 1 foe high critical rate

The Bark and Bite of a Bully

Head over to Memento, locate the Path of Aiyatsbus, Area 2, and defeat Shadow Takanashi.

Shadow Takanashi
Recommended persona Zorro
Weakness n/a
Lucky Punch Deals minor Physical damage to 1 foe high critical rate.
Stomach Blow Deals medium Physical damage to 1 foe and inflicts Hunger.
Evil Smile It has a medium chance of inflicting Fear on all foes.
Evil Touch It has a high chance of inflicting Fear on one foe.

Phantom Thieves VS Burglary Ring

Phantom Thieves VS Burglary Ring

Head to Mementos, proceed to area 6 of the Path of Aiyatsubus, and defeat Shadow Makigami.

Shadow Makigami
Recommended persona n/a
Weakness Curse
Skill Description Counter
Magarula Deals médium wind damage to all foes. Dodge
Mabufula Deals medium Ice damage to all foes dodge
Dazzler inflicts Dizzy to 1 foe. dodge
Marakunda debuffs defense of all foes for three turns. n/a
Diarama Restores a medium amount of HP of 1 ally. n/a
Tarukaja Buffs attack the power of 1 ally for three turns. n/a

One Who Bullies

Select requests to travel to Mementos from the hideaway. Area 5 is where you’ll find the Path of Aiyatsbus. Look around for a “!” and then defeat Shadow Sakoda.

Shadow Sakoda
Recommended persona Any persona with Bless
Weakness Bless
Skill Description
Mabufu Deals light Ice damage to all foes.
Mamudo Has a slight chance of instantly killing all foes.

Sadism Is Just a Sign of Love

Path of Aiyatsbus Area 7

Go to the hideout and select requests to go to Mementos. Then, search for the Path of Aiyatsbus, Area 7, to defeat Shadow Shimizu.

Shadow Shimizu
Recommended persona Panther
Weakness Fire and Bless
Skill Description
Oni-Kagura Deals medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Rage.
Tarukaja Buffs attack the power of 1 ally for three turns.
Charge Inflicts 2.5x damage.

Difficulty C

Who’s Muscling in Yongen-Jaya?

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 10 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Jochi.

Shadow Jochi
Weakness Ice
Skill Description
Sledgehammer Deals medium physical damage to 1 foe.
Rampage Deals light Physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Rebellion Increases one ally’s critical rate for three turns.
Charge Inflicts 2.5x damage.

The Lovesick Cyberstalking Girl

Path of Chemdah Bugbear

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 8 of the Path of Chemdah to defeat Bugbear

Bugbear
Weakness Ice
Skill Description
Brain Shake Deals medium Physical damage to 1 foe.
Marakunda Debuffs the defense of all foes for three turns.
Rakukaja Buffs the defense of 1 ally for three turns.
Stagnant Air Increases susceptibility to all ailments universally for three turns.
Life Drain Drains HP from 1 foe. Almighty-type.

Part-time Job, Full-time Hell

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 1 of the Path of Chemdah to defeat Shadow Setanta.

Setanta
Weakness none
Skill Description
Assault Dive Deals heavy physical damage to 1 foe.
Charge Inflicts 2.5x damage.
Makarakarn Erects a shield on one ally to repel one magical attack.
Masukunda Debuffs the agility of all foes for three turns.

We Aren’t Just Your Slaves (Available at Crossroads Bar)

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 8 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Kishi.

Shadow Kishi
Weakness Psychokinesis
Skill Description
Marakukaja Buffs the party defense for three turns.
Vajra Blast Deals medium physical damage to all foes.
Charge Inflicts 2.5x damage.

Who’s Been Assaulting People (Available at Flower Shop)

Shadow Naguri

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 5 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Naguri.

Shadow Naguri
Weakness Psychokinesis
Skill Description
Counter Has a 10% chance of reflecting a physical attack.
Assault Dive Deals heavy physical damage to 1 foe.
Swift Strike Deals light physical damage to all foes 3x to 4x.
Tarukaja Buffs attack the power of 1 ally for three turns.

Calling for Justice for Cats (Available at Convenience Store)

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 1 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Tsuboi.

Shadow Tsuboi
Weakness Fire and Bless
Skill Description
Flash Bomb Deals medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Dizzy.
Mudo Has a slight chance of instantly killing one foe. Curse-type.
Stagnant Air Increases susceptibility to all ailments universally for three turns.

Ending the Boyfriend’s Abuse (Awarded at Confidant Fortune)

Shadow Uchimura

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 3 of the Path of Chemdah to defeat Shadow Uchimura.

Shadow Uchimura
Weakness Psychokinesis
Skill Description
Swift Strike Deals light physical damage to all foes 3x to 4x.
Rampage Deals light physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Garula Deals medium wind damage to 1 foe.
Tarukaja Buffs attack the power of 1 ally for three turns.

Debunking the Psychic! (To be obtained with the Confidant Fortune)

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 3 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Fukurai.

Shadow Fukurai
Weakness Ice
Skill Description
Psiodyne Deals heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment.
Eigaon Deals heavy Curse damage to 1 foe.
Mudoon Has a medium chance of instantly killing one foe. Curse-type.
Mapsi Deals light Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment.
Mapsio Deals medium Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment.
Brain Jack Has a medium Chance of inflicting Brainwash on all foes
Psy Boost Strengthens Psy attacks by 25%.

Shady Deal in the Shadows (Awarded with the Confidant Hanged Man)

Shadow Tsuda

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 4 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Tsuda.

Shadow Tsuda
Weakness n/a
Skill Description
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage to 1 foe.
Mabufula Deals medium Ice damage to all foes.
Evil Smile Deals a medium chance of inflicting Fear on all foes.
Ghastly Wail Instantly kills all foes under Fear.

Bad Medicine (Awarded with the Confidant Death)

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 2 of the Path of Chemdah to defeat Shadow Oyamada.

Shadow Oyamada
Weakness n/a
Skill Description
Mazio Deals electric light damage to all foes.
Tarukaja Buffs attack the power of 1 ally for three turns.
Megido Deals medium Almighty damage to all foes.
Concentrate Inflicts 2.5x damage.
Diarahan Fully restores the HP of 1 ally.

A Teacher Maid to Suffer (Awarded with the Confidant Temperance)

Shadow Mrs. Takase

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 7 of the Path of Chemdah to defeat Shadow Takase and Shadow Mrs. Takase

Shadow Takase
Weakness Nuke
Skill Description
Magarudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn.
Heat Wave Deals Physical heavy damage to all foes.
Evade Nuke Has triple evasion chance against Nuclear attacks.

 

Mrs. Takase
Weakness Psychokinesis
Skill Description
Lullaby Has a medium chance of inflicting Sleep on all foes.
Freidyne Deals heavy Nuclear damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.
Mafreidyne Deals heavy Nuclear damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.
Nuke Amp Strengthens Nuclear attacks by 50%.

Fighting for Truth in Journalism (Awarded with the Confidant Devil)

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 9 of the Path of Kaitul to defeat Shadow Honjo.

Shadow Honjo
Weakness Wind
Skill Description
Megidola Deals heavy Almighty damage to all foes.
Flash Bomb Deals medium physical damage to all foes.
Invigorate 3 Restores 7 SP each turn in battle.

Difficulty B

Winners Don’t Use Cheats

Shadow Nejima Persona 5

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 5 of the Path of Akzeriyyuth to defeat Shadow Nejima.

Shadow Nejima
Weakness n/a
Skill Description
Oni-Kagura Deals medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Rage.
Vicious Strike Deals medium Physical damage to all foes.
Double Fangs Deals light Physical damage to 1 foe 2x.
Stagnant Air Increases susceptibility to all ailments universally for three turns.

The Killer Who Cleans Up Trash

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 12 of the Path of Akzeriyyuth to defeat Shadow Kiritani.

Shadow Kiritani
Weakness n/a
Skill Description
Tempest Slash Deals minuscule Physical damage to 1 foe 3x to 5x.
Mind Slice Deals medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Confuse.
Tarukaja Buffs attack the power of 1 ally for three turns.
Rebellion Increases 1 ally’s critical rate for three turns.
Revolution Increases critical rate universally for three turns.

Man of Many Faces and Debts

Path of Akzeriyyuth Shadow Akitsu

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 3 of the Path of Akzeriyyuth to defeat Shadow Akitsu.

Shadow Akitsu
Weakness n/a
Skill Description
Mudoon Has a medium chance of instantly killing one foe. Curse-type.
Maeiga Deals medium Curse damage to all foes.
Eigaon Deals heavy Curse damage to 1 foe.
Stomach Blow Deals medium physical damage to 1 foe and inflicts Hunger.
Swift Strike Deals light physical damage to all foes 3x to 4x.
Dekaja Negates all buff effects of all foes.
Life Leech Drains 150 HP from 1 foe. Almighty-type.

Upstaging the Stage Mother

Path of Akzeriyyuth Shadow Togo

Head to Mementos and proceed to area 6 of the Path of Akzeriyyuth to defeat Shadow Togo.

Shadow Togo
Weakness Bless
Skill Description
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to 1 foe.
Maragion Deals medium Fire damage to all foes.
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Freeze.
Mabufula Deals medium Ice damage to all foes. Rare chance of Freeze.
Ziodyne Deals heavy Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.
Mazionga Deals medium Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn.
Magarula Deals medium Wind damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn.
Freidyne Deals heavy Nuclear damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.
Mafrei Deals light Nuclear damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.
Psiodyne Deals heavy Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment.
Mapsi Deals light Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment.
Eigaon Deals heavy Curse damage to 1 foe.
Maeigaon Deals heavy Curse damage to all foes.
Mudoon Has a medium chance of instantly killing one foe. Curse-type.
Mamudoon Has a medium chance of instantly killing all foes. Curse-type.

FAQ

Question: What are Mementos in Persona 5?

Answer: Persona 5 Mementos are dungeons with side quests that allow you to earn money and EXP.

Question: Who is Jose in Persona 5?

Answer: Jose is a new NPC in Persona 5 Royal, and he has a store that offers various services in exchange for flowers and stamps.

Question: Where is Mishima in Persona 5?

Answer: Mishima can be found at the Crossroads, in Shinjuku, at night.

Conclusion

Mementos are always available and are an inexhaustible source of experience and money. Every time you leave a floor, the enemies will reset, which means this can be exploited for EXP and cash. Furthermore, by taking advantage of this mechanic, you can quickly strengthen your character.

Another essential point is that many confidant rank-ups are tied to it. That means that requests, confidant progression, material gathering, and grinding revolve around Mementos. Plus, it is just a cool-looking place in which you will inevitably have a lot of fun.

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