Persona 5 utilizes a Social Stat gameplay mechanic, similar to that of Persona 3 and Persona 4. There are five stats in total: Knowledge, Guts, Charm, Proficiency, and Kindness, with each stat having five separate ranks. Players have to accrue a certain amount of points for each social stat to be able to rank up, with Persona 5 Royal increasing the number of points required, likely due to its increase in social opportunities.
Social stats are required to unlock certain confidants, as well as needed to advance your social ranking with other confidants. The Kindness social stat is required to unlock and improve your rankings with Ann Takamaki, Futaba Sakura, and Sojiro Sakura. Here are the ways players can increase their Kindness.
Updated on March 4th, 2021: Persona 5 Strikers recently released for PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and is a direct sequel to Persona 5, though it features a different battle system among other changes. Naturally, this new release has put lots of fans in the mood for another playthrough of its predecessor.
So, if you’re tackling Persona five once more, or perhaps even for the primary time, here’s the whole thing you want to recognise about how you can boost your Kindness stat, consisting of our advice of the quickest manner to get Kindness.
Spending Time Inside Leblanc
There are a few ways in which you can raise your Kindness social stat by spending time inside of Leblanc, which is handy, as there are times in which you are restricted to staying there, normally as Morgana says it’s too late to go out.
To take advantage of a couple of these, you’ll need to first purchase the TV and retro game console from the second-hand store Yumenoshima in the Yongen-Jaya area. Firstly, you can play the “Train of Life” video game, which can be bought at the Akihabara Retro Game Shop. Failing the game will get you +1 Kindness, but winning the game will get you +2 Kindness.
Alternatively, you can rent a DVD from Central Street, Shibuya, with the following two DVDs granting increases to Kindness stats: Wraith adds +2, and ICU adds +3 Kindness. In Persona 5 Royal, you can earn an additional point from watching DVDs by reading the book “Cinema Treasures”.
Lastly, once you have tidied your room, a plant will appear that you can tend to. Every 16 days, you can give the plant some nutrients, which will raise your Kindness stat. The following nutrients are available:
- Garden Energy adds +1 Kindness.
- Bio Nutrients adds +2 Kindness.
- Mega Fertilizer adds +3 Kindness.
Nutrients can be bought at the Discount Store in Shibuya, the Flower Shop in the Shibuya Underground Mall, and the Flower Shop in the Shinjuku Red-light District.
Raising your Kindness stat in your free time is easily done with a couple of leisure activities available to you. For example, if you order a nostalgic steak while studying at the diner, your Kindness will increase by +2, with an additional Knowledge increase of +2 on clear days and +3 on rainy days.
Watching certain movies at one of the movie theatres will increase your Kindness. The following films all increase your Kindness by +3:
- The Cake Knight Rises (Shibuya in May, when invited by Ryuji)
- Mes Miserables (Shibuya in August, when invited by Yusuke)
- Clean Hard (Shibuya in December)
- The Duhvengers (Shinjuku in October)
- Popo’s Nest (Yongen-Jaya in November)
- The Good Father (Yongen-Jaya in February).
Visiting the Maid Cafe in Akihabara will also increase your Kindness by +1 if you choose to forgive the maid when she makes a mistake, as well as increasing your Charm by +2.
Fastest Method: Part-Time Work at the Rafflesia Flower Shop and Crossroads bar
There are two part-time jobs that can increase your Kindness social stat. The first is working at the Rafflesia Flower Shop, which requires you have to have rank 2 in Charm to get the job. Working here will get you +2 Kindness each time, or +3 if you choose the correct flowers. Heres’s a list of the correct flower combinations:
- Flowers to Express Love — Scarlet Rose, Care-Nation, and Adoration Orchid
- Red Flowers — Scarlet Rose, Care-Nation, and Gecko Orchid
- Thank-You Flowers — The Sweetest of Peas, Rainbow Sage, and Gecko Orchid
- Celebration Bouquet — Scarlet Rose, Care-Nation, and Venerable Chrysanthemum
- Small Flowers with Soft Colors — Justice Jasmine, Adoration Orchid, and Fluorescent Freesia
- Big Flowers with Little Scent — Gold Gerbera, Venerable Chrysanthemum, and Fluorescent Freesia
- Bright, Pungent Flowers — Scarlet Rose, The Sweetest of Peas, and Stinking Olive
- Flashy and Exciting Flowers — Scarlet Rose, Gold Gerbera, Gecko Orchid, and Venerable Chrysanthemum
- Flowers to Celebrate a Friend’s Childbirth — Rainbow Sage, Delightful Lily, and Gold Gerbera
The other job is working at the Crossroads bar, which will increase your Kindness stat by +2 if you choose to talk to the “Downcast Woman”. To get hired here, you’ll need rank 4 in Proficiency, rank 3 in Charisma, and rank 3 in Guts.
Part-time work is arguably the most efficient and the fastest way of raising your kindness stat as it is not limited by only being available on certain days of the week. While the Crossroads Bar is evening-only work, the Flower Shop on the other hand is available both day and night, meaning you can take advantage of this whenever you have free time.
Spending Time with Shinya Oda
Shinya Oda is the Tower arcana confidant, and spending time with him will increase your Kindness stat by +3 each time. He can found during the daytime in the Gigolo Arcade in Akihabara, and he is there most days.
Spending time with him may even enhance your social rank with him, with the Tower arcana giving Joker greater gun attack talents as they rank up.
Spending Time with Sojiro Sakura
Sojiro Sakura is the Hierophant arcana confidant, which improves your abilities to brew coffee and cook curry, items that can be used to restore SP when in Mementos and Palaces.
You can only spend time with Sojiro in the evenings when there are no customers, with this occurring more often during rainy days. Joker can help him to clean Leblanc, brew coffee, or make curry, which increases your Kindness by +3 each time.
Other Miscellaneous Activities
There are also a couple of miscellaneous activities that you can do to help increase your Kindness. One of these is reading, however, the stat increase is only earned on the completion of the book. Books take more than one session to complete, so reading the Speed Reader book can make this easier, as it allows Joker to read two chapters at a time.
You can read on the stool in Leblanc, at the school library, or during train rides if you manage to get a seat. Each of the following books increases your Kindness by +3:
- Zorro The Outlaw
- The Illusory Popess
- Buchiko’s Story
- Call Me Chief.
Lastly, every Sunday, you can drink some juice at the Shibuya Underground Walkway, which randomly raises any of the five social stats.