Persona 5 Royal: The 15 Best Gifts You Can Give Makoto (2023)

The Persona 5 Royal universe is full of complex worlds and interesting stories. These detailed expanses are fueled by the variety of unique characters, of whom Makoto Niijima is considered to be the best girl by a notable majority of the fanbase.

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If players are looking to max out the Priestess social link of ‘Queen’ and establish a strong (maybe even romantic) bond with Makoto, gifts are the way to this girl's heart. To help players woo this strong, capable woman, here is a compiled list of the ten best gifts that Joker can give to this fan-favorite character in Persona 5.

Updated on January 15th, 2022 by Ritwik Mitra: Makoto Niijima is one of the best party members and a valuable addition to the Phantom Thieves. Her Nuclear abilities and unique Persona are two of her most helpful qualities, with further details about the character being unraveled over the course of her personal arc as a Confidant. Players who wish to progress in her story and potentially unlock her as a romance should try and gift her whenever possible, with the following items being absolutely incredible in ensuring that her relationship with Joker progresses at a lightning-fast pace.

15 Black Mug

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It's odd that a simple Black Mug would be enough to grab Makoto's attention. However, given her penchant to wake up early in the morning and get her daily dose of coffee, it makes sense that she would like this present.

Players should try and nab this gift as quickly as possible in Shinjuku. It gives a +2 Boost to the player's relationship with Makoto, which is a pretty welcome bonus indeed.

14 Classical Hits

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Given Makoto's appreciation for the finer arts, it would make sense to gift her something that caters to this interest. The Classical Hits gift is pretty valuable in this regard.

This gift can be found in the Underground Mall and gives a +2 boost with Makoto. It's a pretty easy gift to source and give to Makoto, so players should get this item sooner rather than later.

13 Blaring Alarm Clock

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The Blaring Alarm Clock is an item that can only be purchased in Persona 5 Royal. It's one of the few exclusive gifts from the enhanced release of Persona 5 on this list.

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The alarm clock is pretty neat and is an obvious gifting choice for Makoto. After all, she's one of the few characters in the game who actually likes waking up early!

At a glance, it might seem somewhat weird as to why Makoto would like a Kitchen Tools Set. However, given the fact that she lives only with her sister and cooks most of the time, it does make sense.

In fact, the Kitchen Tools Set unlocks unique dialogue with Makoto as well! It's a great cherry on top of the +3 boost that players enjoy with her relationship.

11 Electric Toothbrush

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Makoto seems like someone who is very particular about her hygiene, given how disciplined of a life she leads. As a result, an electric toothbrush could definitely be a great gift for her.

This is another gift that is exclusive to Persona 5 Royal, and takes a bit of yen to obtain. The +2 boost to the relationship is a nice touch, and most players will have money in excess after a point in the game anyway.

10 Designer Perfume

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Almost every girl would love to receive designer perfume as a gift. Makoto Niijima is no different. Designer perfume is definitely a gift suitable for this Priestess. It offers a +3 boost to a players relationship with her and even has a unique reaction, where Makoto tells Joker how much she loves it. Whilst it might not be the cheapest gift on the market at 7800 Yen, it’s hard to put a price on true love. If Joker has the cash to splash and finds himself in the Underground Mall, the designer perfume is definitely a gift worth picking up.

9 Motorbike Figure

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Makoto is introduced to the player as the diligent student council president of Shujin Academy who is tasked with rooting out the Phantom Thieves. Her goody-two-shoes reputation with her peers comes across as alienating and as a ‘teacher’s pet’ before she awakens to her Persona and joins the team of outlaws.

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When Makoto unlocks Johanna, her Persona based on the legendary Pope Joan, she takes the form of a silver motorbike. Joker can honor this momentous occasion by buying Makoto a motorbike figure from Akihabara for 3600 Yen. This gives players a +3 boost to her Confidant and also comes with a unique reaction.

8 Heart Ring

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If players are looking to romance this feisty tactical genius of the Phantom Thieves, the Heart Ring from Tsurukame Diamond in the Underground Mall is a sure-fire gift to woo the beautiful Priestess arcana.

The Heart Ring is an effective way for players to break through Makoto’s hard-working and focused nature, which makes the steep price tag worth it. If Joker has 88000 Yen to spare, this beautiful piece of jewelry can be used to proclaim a romantic love for Makoto and will give a +3 boost to your relationship.

7 Heart Necklace

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If a Heart Ring feels like too much of a commitment for the 17-year-old Joker, a Heart Necklace is a budget option to romance Makoto. It offers a +3 boost to your relationship and can be found from Tsurukame Diamond in the Underground Mall. This adorable option is a stark contrast to the tough leather that 'Queen' sports, but stylish nonetheless.

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Unlike the aforementioned Heart Ring, this piece of jewelry comes in at 68,000 Yen. It is still a pricey option, especially for a teenager, but you can’t put a price on love. Luckily, there’s no end to the number of places in Shibuya looking to hire a teenager with no qualifications for part-time work, so Joker best get to applying if he wants to woo this girl!

6 Rose Bouquet

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Makoto Niijima is voiced by Cherami Leigh in the English localization of Persona 5 Royal. She has been quoted as describing Makoto's character as "unconventional". But what girl wouldn‘t want to be romantically swept off their feet with a huge bouquet of red roses? Makoto may be ‘unconventional’, but she is no different.

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In Persona 5, this gorgeous bouquet of flowers would offer players a +3 boost to their relationship. However, the rebalancing of gifts in Persona 5 Royal means that the Rose bouquet will now only offer a +2 boost. But is there anything more romantic than a floral arrangement from your beloved? Joker can find these flowers in Shinjuku at Night for 2400 Yen.

5 Book Cover

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A great gift option for the studious (nerd) Makoto Niijima, this book cover is the perfect gift. This Book Cover will surely help her study to become the next Police Commissioner. Who knows, it might even help her gain the approval of her cold-hearted sister, Sae Niijima. In Persona 5, this thoughtful gift would net players a +3 boost to their social link. However, much like many of the gift options in Persona 5 Royal, the Book Cover has been demoted to a +2 boost.

It is still a fairly affordable option for Joker, coming in at 3000 Yen. So, if players want to show a little appreciation for this ferocious and intelligent bookworm, look no further than the Underground Mall.

4 Flower Basket

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There’s only one thing nicer than receiving flowers, and that’s receiving a whole basket of them! This gorgeous floral arrangement isn’t quite as romantic as a huge bouquet of red roses, and it costs the same as the Rose Bouquet (2400 Yen). It can be found in Shinjuku at Night.

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The only difference is that the Rose Bouquet is only if players choose a romance path. If Makoto isn’t for you, this dainty Flower Basket is still an excellent choice to max out her social link. In Persona 5 Royal, the Flower Basket will net Joker a +2 boost to their social link with the Priestess. Who can blame her?

3 Mini Cactus

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If players have ever spoken to a girl, they will know that a mini cactus is the way to their hearts. This cute little mini cactus will definitely have a spot on Makoto’s desk as she studies late at night and is the perfect, low-maintenance gift for this busy school president.

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In Persona 5, this gift would have been a sure-fire way to win Makoto’s heart, with a +3 boost to your relationship. Unfortunately, it’s been demoted in Persona 5 Royal and will now only offer a +2 boost. It’s still super cute and a thoughtful present though. So, if Joker ever finds himself in the Underground Mall with a spare 1600 Yen, the mini cactus is a good thing to pick up.

2 Fountain Pen

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For a lover who is so fastidious in her school work, a nice pen is an absolute must. Both practical and stylish, this is a thoughtful gift for Makoto. Even better, it will net players a +2 boost to the Priestess social link. It might sound like a nerdy and useless gift that nobody would want. But if you’ve ever used a fancy pen, it’s hard to go back to a normal ballpoint after a while. Trust us.

It’s definitely one of the more expensive +2 gifts that you can give to Makoto. The Fountain Pen can be found in Shinjuku for 8000 Yen. But, if players really want to show they know Makoto, this is the gift to do so.

1 All-purpose Vitamins

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Some players might be worried that Makoto spends too much time studying. This means she might not have enough time to get the vitamins she needs to live a healthy life. These supplements might be the perfect gift to show that Joker cares about her health. That might be the most romantic thing in video game history. They offer a +2 boost to your social link and can be found in Shibuya for 4500 Yen.

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If players aren’t sure about the legality or ethical practice of Tae Takemi’s back-alley practice in Yongen-Jaya, these All-purpose Vitamins might be a better shout. Some might call Makoto ‘uptight’ for being wary of the shady practice, others might call it ‘sensible’. Either way, these vitamins are (probably) tested and safe to purchase.

Persona 5was released on September 15th, 2016 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. An enhanced edition called Persona 5 Royal was released on March 31th, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.



What do you need to hang out with Makoto? ›

Makoto will be standing there, but she won't have a "let's hang out" icon above her head just yet. If you talk to her, she'll mention that you need to keep up with your studies before you can hang out with her, which means you need to get your knowledge to the third level to start the relationship.

What rank can you romance Makoto? ›

To enter into a relationship with the staunch Makoto, you'll first need to level up her Social Link to level 9 (which in itself can be pretty tricky if you have less charm), and only after this will you be presented with a very clear relationship option with the character.

Can you romance Makoto Niijima? ›

The Priestess: Makoto Niijima

Availability: Makoto becomes available on June 25th, and is a romance option. Progress with her requires a Charm rank of 4 or higher. Location: On school days she can be found outside the student council office, and at weekends or during holidays you can find her outside the school gates.

Can you date Makoto in Persona 5 Royal? ›

Hang out with Makoto enough times, and you'll be given the option of starting a relationship when her confidant rank is high enough. Initially, you need Level 3 Knowledge to hang out with Makoto. Later on, you'll need Level 5 Charm to progress with Makoto.

Is Makoto a girl? ›

Makoto (まこと, マコト) is a unisex Japanese name although it is more commonly used by males. Depending on the kanji used to write the name 'Makoto', it can have different meanings. Alternately, 'Makoto' as a name can be written simply in katakana or hiragana.

What happens if you date multiple girlfriends in Persona 5? ›

Choosing to date multiple girls at once will actually net you a bonus scene at the end of Persona 5. On Valentine's Day, your girlfriend (or girlfriends) will invite you to spend time with them. Hanging out with one of them will net you a special SP chocolate.

Who is the best girl to date in Persona 5? ›

Out of all the potential romances, the standout is the one with Hifumi Togo. While there are some requirements to even start getting to know her, Hifumi's story is well worth the work.

Who is best to romance in persona? ›

Persona 5 Royal 10 Best Romances Ranked
  • 8 Tae Takemi.
  • 7 Sadayo Kawakami.
  • 6 Kasumi Yoshizawa.
  • 5 Haru Okumura.
  • 4 Hifumi Togo.
  • 3 Ann Takamaki.
  • 2 Futaba Sakura.
  • 1 Makoto Nijima.
Nov 5, 2022

Who can Joker date in Persona 5? ›

There are a whole host of characters Joker can romance in Persona 5 Royal. Essentially, Joker can date any woman in the game who is, wisely, not the prosecutor Sae Niijima. This does include options like Joker's homeroom teacher, Sadayo Kawakami, and Ichiko Ohya, who is also not a teenager.

Who is in love with Makoto? ›

Kyoko Kirigiri is the main heroine of the video game and anime series Dangaronpa and the love interest of Makoto Naegi.

How long does it take to romance Makoto? ›

While you'll see plenty of Makoto snooping around early in the game, she doesn't unlock as a Confidant for some time – not until 6/25, two entire months into the game. As long as you're getting through the palaces in good time, you should have no problems with the first two months of the game.

How old is Joker Persona 5? ›

Joker is the protagonist of Persona 5, a 2016 role-playing video game by Atlus.
Joker (Persona)
AffiliationPhantom Thieves of Hearts
WeaponPersona, dagger, handgun
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How old is Makoto in persona? ›

This is especially true when it comes to the Persona series and Persona 5 Royal.
Persona 5 Royal Statistics Chart.
CharacterMakoto Niijima
BirthdayApril 23, 1998
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Dec 22, 2022

Can you max out a Confidant without romance? ›

You can max out every confidant without needing to take a romance option, which will result in spending the day with Ryuji as opposed to with a romantic partner.

Is Makoto a God? ›

Makoto And The Cataclysm

It was announced during the Raiden Shogun's second story quest that Makoto was a peace-loving goddess with a strong sense of responsibility. However, due to this sense of responsibility, Makoto could not deny going to Khaenri'ah during the Cataclysm.

Is Makoto a villain? ›

Shishio Makoto is a major antagonist of Rurouni Kenshin. He is the main antagonist of the Kyoto arc who attempts to destroy the Meji government after they attempted to assassinate him as he knew too many of their secrets.

Is Makoto related to Ryu? ›

Although considered a new character during development of 3rd Strike, rumors came about that Makoto was Ryu's younger sister.

Who is the most romanced girl in Persona 5? ›

Makoto is considered a queen by her fans. Fans who like her, REALLY like her, and even consider her to be the canon romance of the game. She also is relatively easy to romance and is incredibly plot-relevant.

Can you cheat on your girlfriend in Persona 5? ›

In fact, you actually end up with an extra (pity) chocolate from Sojiro, according to a post here: you still get chocolate from the girl you picked for Valentine's day and pity chocolate from Sojiro. Thus, if you choose to cheat, you actually receive more than if you'd stayed faithful.

Can you sleep with girls in Persona 5? ›

But in Persona 5, it is straight up. You can date older women, kiss them, and even (in the game's own sweet little off-camera way) sleep with them.

Is Persona a girl or boy? ›

In the original release of Persona 3 as well as Persona 3 FES, the protagonist is male; for Persona 3 Portable, Atlus added the option to play as a female version of the character, to provide more options to returning players and attract a female demographic.

Who is best girl in Persona? ›

Most Popular Persona Series Female Party Members According to 2022 Japanese Poll
  • 6th Place: Rise Kujikawa (137 Votes) ...
  • 5th Place: Naoto Shirogane (163 Votes) ...
  • 4th Place: Chie Satonaka (190 Votes) ...
  • 3rd Place: Futaba Sakura (250 Votes) ...
  • 2nd Place: Kasumi Yoshizawa (301 Votes) ...
  • 1st Place: Makoto Niijima (391 Votes)
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Who is the canon girlfriend in Persona 5? ›

Who is the Canon romance in Persona 5 Royal? Makoto is considered a queen by her fans. Fans who like her, REALLY like her, and even consider her to be the canon romance of the game. She also is relatively easy to romance and is incredibly plot-relevant.

Who can you sleep with in Persona 5? ›

But in Persona 5, it is straight up. You can date older women, kiss them, and even (in the game's own sweet little off-camera way) sleep with them. And when I say “older” I don't mean older high school students, or college girls, I mean grown-arse professional women.

Who is Joker's first girlfriend? ›

Harley Quinn, born Harleen Frances Quinzel, was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who was turned into an insane criminal and girlfriend of the Joker.

Who is the Joker's love interest? ›

The 1990s introduced a romantic interest for the Joker in his former psychiatrist, Harley Quinn, who became his criminal sidekick and girlfriend before finally escaping their abusive relationship.

Who is Joker's new GF? ›

DC Comics has finally revealed the origin of Punchline, the Joker's new girlfriend. In The Joker 80th Anniversary 100 Page Super Spectacular, the rise of Punchline is finally explained, showing how DC's newest villain got her start and why she worships the Joker aka the Clown Prince of Crime.

What level charm do you need for Makoto? ›

Persona 5: Confidant list
PriestessMakotoLevel 3 Knowledge for Rank 1, Level 5 Charm for Rank 6
StarHifumiAvailable at night, Level 3 Charm for Rank 1, Level 5 Knowledge for Rank 8
StrengthWarden TwinsVarious special Personas
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What days can you hangout with Makoto Persona 5? ›

You can spend time with Makoto on Tuesday (Day), Thursday (Day), Saturday (Day), and Sunday (Day). On Rainy days, Makoto is available whether it is Day or Night. She can be found on the third floor of Shujin Academy near the student council room. On some days, she can be found in front of the school gate.

Where does Makoto hang out Persona 5? ›

Makoto is available during the day and can be found outside of the Student Council office on the third floor of Shujin Academy, outside of the school on days that it's closed, or at the subway station for the school during the later parts of the game.

How do you unlock Makoto in Persona 5 Royal? ›

You will unlock Makoto once you clear Kaneshiro's palace and can usually be found during the day in front of the Student Council Office , or outside the school gates . Makoto's events are available in the daytime on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and she is available day and night on rainy days.

What is Makoto weak to? ›

Makoto is strong against Nuclear skills, and is weak against Psy. With her Nuclear skills, she'll be able to perform Technical damage against enemies that have been inflicted with Burn, Freeze or Shock.

Can you romance everyone in Persona 5? ›

You can date multiple people at once, in addition to several other things you might not know about. Persona 5 is one of the most successful — and important — games released in the seventh generation of gaming.

Can you date Sadayo in Persona 5? ›

In Persona 5 Royal, Joker can pursue a romance with his homeroom teacher, Sadayo Kawakami. Kawakami works as a teacher by day and a maid by night, and because she is only available after the end of May and on certain specific days of the week, players will need to work hard to get romantically involved.

When can I romance Kasumi? ›

To romance Kasumi, players must progress toward the True Ending of Persona 5 Royal.

Is Makoto death in Persona 3? ›

The Answer. In the playable epilogue of Persona 3:FES, titled "The Answer," it is revealed that Makoto died the day after his sleep, leading to the members of SEES confusion regarding his cause of death, as the doctor cannot find any unusual symptoms before his death.

How old is Makoto at the end of Persona 5? ›

If you are dying to know the age, height, and birthday of every character in Persona 5 Royal, you've come to the right place.
Persona 5 Royal Statistics Chart.
CharacterMakoto Niijima
BirthdayApril 23, 1998
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Dec 22, 2022

Does Makoto get a Persona? ›

Initially appearing as an enemy to the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Makoto joins them to take down the mafia boss Junya Kaneshiro, and ultimately stays with them as the group's strategist. Her initial Persona is Johanna and her Ultimate Persona is Anat.

Where can I take Makoto on a date? ›

After successfully infiltrating Kaneshiro's Palace, Makoto will be available to hang out with. She can most often be found standing outside of the student council building on the second floor of Shujin Academy. On days off, she will stand outside of the Shujin Academy school gate.

How do you unlock Satanael in Persona 5 Royal? ›

In order to unlock Satanael players must first complete the game, achieving either the true ending of the original Persona 5 or one of the two new endings added in Royal.


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