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Persona 4 Golden Walkthrough

Naoto Shirogane

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The fifth generation in the famed Shirogane line of detectives, Naoto has come to Inaba to assist in the investigation of the serial murders.

Character Profile

First Appearance May 16th
Date of Birth 1995/4/27
Height 152 CM
Weight ?
Blood Type B
Sex Female
Preferred Weapons Pistols
Persona Sukuna-Hikona, Yamato-Takeru, Yamato Sumeragi
Social Link Fortune
Voice Actor(s) Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Social Link Upgrades

Rank Upgrade
1 Naoto can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle.
2 Sukuna-Hikona learns Invigorate 1: Returns 3 SP each turn in battle.
3 Naoto now perform a follow-up attack during battle. Ultra Trigger: Critical hits and knocks down multiple enemies.
4 Sukuna-Hikona learns Mind Charge: Doubles next magical attack's damage.
5 Naoto can now cure severe ailments during battle.
6 Sukuna-Hikona learns Invigorate 2: Returns 5 SP each turn in battle.
7 Naoto can now endure a mortal blow during battle.
8 Sukuna-Hikona learns Heat Riser: Increases all stats for 3 turns in battle.
9 Naoto can now take a mortal blow for you in battle.
10 Sukuna-Hikona transforms to Yamato-Takeru and learns Invigorate 3: Returns 7 SP each turn in battle.
Max Yamato-Takeru transforms to Yamato Sumeragi and learns Shield of Justice: essentially makes your entire party invincible for one turn in battle. It blocks any and all forms of incoming damage.

Sukuna-Hikona

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Sukuna-Hikona is Naoto Shirogane’s initial Persona and can only be obtained once you have rescued Naoto from the Secret Laboratory dungeon.

Once you maximize the Fortune Social Link with Naoto, Sukuna-Hikona will automatically transform into Yamato-Takeru, carrying its level and skills with it.

Affinities
Physical Fire Ice Electricity Wind Light Darkness
- - - - - Str Str
Skill List
Skill Level Element Cost
Tempest Slash - Physical 15%HP
Mudoon - Darkness 15SP
Hamaon - Light 15SP
Megidola - Almighty 32SP
Deathbound - Physical 20%HP
Mind Charge 56 Support 15SP
Blight 58 Physical 16%HP
Mudo Boost 64 Darkness Passive
Hama Boost 66 Light Passive
Mamudoon 68 Darkness 34SP
Mahamaon 70 Light 34SP
Vorpal Blade 73 Physical 25%HP
Megidolaon 75 Almighty 60SP

Yamato-Takeru

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Yamato Takeru can only be obtained once you have maximized the Fortune Social Link with Naoto Shirogane. Naoto’s initial Persona, Sukuna-Hikona, will transform automatically into Yamato-Takeru, carrying its skills and level with it during the change.

Its default level is carried over from Sukuna-Hikona. It undergoes a change in resistances, however. Yamato-Takeru will now block Light and Darkness (up from resisting) and resist Fire attacks.

If you have maximized the Fortune Social Link, spending time with Naoto during the Winter Event (post-January 11th) will cause Yamato-Takeru to transform into Naoto’s third and final persona, Yamato-Sumeragi.

Affinities
Physical Fire Ice Electricity Wind Light Darkness
- Str - - - Nul Nul
Skill List
Skill Level Element Cost
Tempest Slash - Physical 15%HP
Mudoon - Darkness 15SP
Hamaon - Light 15SP
Megidola - Almighty 32SP
Deathbound - Physical 20%HP
Mind Charge 56 Support 15SP
Blight 58 Physical 16%HP
Mudo Boost 64 Darkness Passive
Hama Boost 66 Light Passive
Mamudoon 68 Darkness 34SP
Mahamaon 70 Light 34SP
Vorpal Blade 73 Physical 25%HP
Megidolaon 75 Almighty 60SP

Yamato Sumeragi

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Yamato Sumeragi is the third, and final, Persona of Naoto Shirogane.

Yamato Sumeragi can only be obtained during the Winter Event (post-January 11th) once you have already maximized the Fortune Social Link to Rank 10.

Spending Time with Naoto once more will automatically cause Yamato-Takeru to transform into Yamato Sumeragi.

Sumeragi’s default level will automatically carry over from whatever your Yamato-Takeru was before the transformation. The skills will also carry over from one persona to the other, with one exception. Yamato Sumeragi will learn a new skill called “Shield of Justice.”

Shield of Justice essentially makes your entire party invincible for one turn in battle. It blocks any and all forms of incoming damage.

Yamato Sumeragi also gets a change in resistances: Fire increases from Resist to Null, and Light and Dark increase from Null to Repel, respectively.

Affinities
Physical Fire Ice Electricity Wind Light Darkness
- Nul - - - Rpl Rpl
Skill List
Skill Level Element Cost
Tempest Slash - Physical 15%HP
Mudoon - Darkness 15SP
Hamaon - Light 15SP
Megidola - Almighty 32SP
Deathbound - Physical 20%HP
Mind Charge 56 Support 15SP
Blight 58 Physical 16%HP
Mudo Boost 64 Darkness Passive
Hama Boost 66 Light Passive
Mamudoon 68 Darkness 34SP
Mahamaon 70 Light 34SP
Vorpal Blade 73 Physical 25%HP
Megidolaon 75 Almighty 60SP
Shield of Justice SL Rank 11 N/A 160SP
  • BlaBlaBla

    Seriously, LOVE your IGN Guide!
    But….it only goes up to May 19th….where’s the rest?
    You mention here that it’s a complete guide so…what happened to the rest of it??

    • I didn’t do that day by day walkthrough. I did the abridged walkthrough. Check out those pages. They’re complete and everything.

    • Kez Fitzgerald

      I was disappointed as well, but then I decided to help myself to it, so I’m currently working on the day-by-day walkthrough. Since I was puzzled on what to do for a little bit, I went ahead in the game on my own, so you’ll notice that the guide will resume on May 21st. I started about a month ago, so it hasn’t gotten very far. (June 1st, right now.) Also, there is a long process of making sure I have every little aspect of the game complete, which involves creating multiple saves, multiple experiments, and sometimes, multiple playthroughs.

      And of course, I have a part-time job and my parents are pleased when I have social outings. So, it may be a while before it’s “complete.”

      Anyway, If you notice something that doesn’t match up with your game, or you have a question, PLEASE feel free to contact me or leave a comment in the guide. Thank you! ^_^