Persona 5 Royal: What Carries Over In NG+? (2023)

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  • Why Start Persona 5 Royal's New Game Plus?
  • Personas: Bring Your Compendium
  • Stats: Yours And The Team
  • Your Inventory: Money, Goodies, And More
  • Miscellanious Things That Carry Over

While your first run through Persona 5 Royal is the main focus when you get the game, plenty of fans of the series love P5R so much that they almost immediately embark into Persona 5 Royal’s New Game Plus. But, if you’ve taken a little over 100 hours to complete this dense JRPG, you’ll want to know what you’re getting into before beginning that second run.

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Thankfully, plenty of things carry over into P5R’s New Game Plus that’ll make your second year in Tokyo even smoother than the first. To learn what carries into P5R’s NG+, we’ve got you covered.

Updated on March 15, 2023 by Gabrielle Castania: The hype around Persona 5 Royal has yet to die down, and with the game still so beloved by fans, we wanted to take a moment to dive back into some older guides to give them a bit of TLC for the newest waves of Phantom Thieves. If you’re ready to head back to Shujin yet again and take on another year of thieving, our Persona 5 Royal New Game Plus starter guide has all the info you’ll want to know before you start.

Since you can't begin a NG+ run of Persona 5 Royal until beating the game to completion the first time through, this guide will contain spoilers for the plot of Persona 5 Royal.

Why Start Persona 5 Royal's New Game Plus?

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For as much as some folks love P5R, you may be wondering why someone might opt for a NG+ run of the game with a three-digit completion time. But, Persona is an intensely beloved JRPG that’s consistently ranked among the best and most iconic, and some fans just simply can’t get enough.

First, there may be things you missed your first time through the game that you’d like to see, or that you need to see to 100 percent your completion. It’s actually not possible to 100 percent the game without playing NG+.

One of the reasons for that is that you can’t finish the Compendium your first time through the game.

You’ll need to play Persona 5 Royal’s New Game Plus in order to fully finish it, as there’s no way for you to log Satanael, the Persona Joker used to defeat Yaldabaoth at the end of your first run, after the fight with the game’s final boss.

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With the Compendium carrying over, you can get Satanael right out again for immediate use.

With 47 total trophies and achievements, many of which are tied to events and optional decisions you may not have made, a NG+ is a great way to finish your trophy collection.

Additionally, with such an intense schedule required to see and do everything in the game, if you’ve not been following along with our 100 percent guides for the game, you may miss some social links your first time around.

You won’t need to go back through the ones you’ve completed already, but NG+ is a great way to spend time with social links you missed. You could also choose to romance a different character than you did the first time (or even choose to date all of them at once).

Personas: Bring Your Compendium

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With the Compendium as such a central tennet to the Persona 5 Royal experience, you're no doubt wondering how many of your fusions and super-powered Personas will carry over.

Persona Information That Carries Over

What Carries Over?


Your Compendium

Your entire Compendium. However it was when you finished your first playthrough is how it will be when you unlock the Compendium in NG+

Log the Personas needed for your Strength confidant exactly as the twins request them. This way, you can simply withdraw and show these Personas to them as you can afford them for a quick way to level your Strength confidant. This is especially true if you didn't finish the Twin's confidant the first time around, as it will let you skip the fusion involvedf in the first few rankings of their confidant.

Elemental Affinity Data from Combat

Any data you learned about enemy affinities and weaknesses during battle.

Whether you actually caught the Persona in question, any Personas you've battled already in the first playthrough will not require analysis before you know their weak spots this time around. (This is true outside the tutorial battles, which will still force you to play through as if it's your first time.)

Just beware that using high-level Personas in the early game can make your first few palaces ridiculously easy. If this is the intended goal, great!

But, if you'd like a bit of a challenge again your second time through, we'd recommend saving the super-powered Personas for later.

Stats: Yours And The Team

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We know you worked really hard on your social stats the first time through the game! However, with so much tied to so many different stats, it's possible you may have had to miss out on a social link because a stat wasn't high enough, or you may not even have finished ranking up your stats at all.

Regardless, if you're curious about which stats carry over into NG+, the answers are in the table below.

Stats That Carry Over

What Carries Over?


Social Stats

Whatever your social stats were when you finished your first run is what you'll start with in your second run.

If you finished all your social stats in your first game, you won't need to spend any time working on them in NG+ and can get right into your social links and activities. If you didn't max out all your stats, now's your chance.

HP and SP Gains

Added bonuses from optional training.

Any training you had Joker do last game (training at home or meditating at the temple) will carry over. Boosts related to any confidants will not be applied until the confidant is unlocked.

Jazz Club Cocktail Effects

All skills your team learned from going to the Jazz Club.

Your teammates will not keep boosts they earned through Sunday cocktails, just from regular visits.

Your player level does not carry over. However, getting to keep the Compendium and your stat increases will help boost you back up pretty fast.

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Your Inventory: Money, Goodies, And More

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It's not cheap to be a Phantom Thief! Throughout your first run of the game, you spend countless yen on weapons, armor, and more - so what of that will still be with you in your New Game Plus save?

Items That Carry Over

What Carries Over?


Yen Earned

Whatever money you have at the end of your original game will be in your wallet when you begin your NG+ run.

Some players who know they're going into a NG+ will farm for yen before finishing their original game, accessing high-level enemies and levels of Mementos to reap the best rewards while they're right there and able. You can buy back your strong Personas, but strong Personas are expensive to withdraw, so be sure to bring some money if you're aiming to use them early.

Battle Equipment

  • All weapons
  • All armor
  • All accessories

Check your team before you begin your infiltrations, though - these items do not automatically re-equip onto you or your teammates, so be sure to do it manually to reap the benefits!

Key Items

Any item received when you maxed out a social link in the first run of the game. Anything filed in the Key Items pocket will also remain, including Christmas gifts from any girlfriends.

These items will allow immediate fusion of the Ultimate Personas of each arcana for which you have the item.

Gun Customizations

Any modifications made to your guns at Untouchables.

You earn better customization options the closer you grow to Munehisa Iwai, the shop owner, so it's worth ranking up his confidant for the new gear and discounts!

Skill Cards

Any unused skill cards.

If a skill card has been applied to a Persona, it will be used up in your stock. Only cards that haven't been used yet will carry over. If you used a card but forgot to register the Persona with that new move before you fused or got rid of it, you'll need to get that card again.

Minigame Equipment

All fishing rods and the specialty dart.

Although shooting billiards is all but essential to making your party more powerful, you won't get to keep the Jump Cue you'll earn from going.

Eternal Lockpick

Lockpick that allows you to break into any locked chest without crafting consumable lockpicks.

If you didn't get it in your first game, we've got a guide to crafting the Eternal Lockpick to help you out this time.

Anything not mentioned in the table above will disappear in your NG+, so feel free to use up all your consumable medicines and SP-replenishing items during your final battle!

Miscellanious Things That Carry Over

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Finally, in this section, you'll find the odd and end stats and achievements that don't fit neatly into our other three categories above, but that still carry over into your P5R New Game Plus.

What Carries Over?



The number of hours logged in Persona 5 Royal.

When you begin your Persona 5 Royal New Game Plus, you'll start from the playtime you ended with on your last run and continue logging it from there, instead of beginning at zero.

Velvet Room Challenge Rewards

High scores and rewards from Velvet Room Challenges.


Stamps from Mementos

Any stamps you collected for Jose your first time through.

If you didn't find all the stamps your first time through, this is a great chance to find the few you missed so that you can take on Jose this time around.

With all of the above considered before you start, you're now officially ready to begin your P5R New Game Plus run. Good luck out there - again!

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Persona 5 Royal: What Carries Over In NG+? ›

All of the personas that you unlocked during your playthrough will carry over into New Game +. As long as you have the money to do so, you can re-summon them from the Velvet Room. Any Skill Cards that you found during your playthrough will carry over into New Game +.

What carries over to New Game Plus? ›

When you start a New Game+ playthrough, your whole inventory of Weapons, items, and gear will carry over. You'll also have all your Treasures, Charms, some Key Items, and every Peseta you gathered in the previous run. All your Files will reset, so you'll be able to complete Blue Request Notes again.

Do confidants carry over in New Game Plus Persona 5? ›

Confidant rankings do not carry over into New Game Plus since most of them are tied to story progress, so you'll still need to spend time with your many confidants to get their rankings up.

What carries over from p5 to p5r? ›

Your progress may not carry over, but having Persona 5 save data present on your PS4 does give you access to a few bonuses when you first begin Persona 5 Royal. If you have a Persona 5 save file on your console, you'll receive: 50,000 yen. Hogyoku Apple x3 (health restoring item)

Does the eternal lockpick carry over? ›

Effect. Eternal Lockpick unlocks locked Treasure Chests. It can be used an endless amount of times, as it is not consumed upon use. In Royal, the Perma-Pick is carried over in New Game Plus runs.

Do you keep everything in New Game Plus? ›

Much of your progress carries over to NG+ including the following: Armor. Weapons. Incantations and Sorceries.

Do you keep all your stuff in New Game Plus? ›

All weapons, armor, talismans, consumable items, smithing stones, spirit ashes upgrades, cookbooks, and flask upgrades will remain in the player's possession.

Can you 100 Persona 5 Royal in one playthrough? ›

Up until now, most of the awards have been time-consuming, but not difficult. For a few of these achievements, that's about to change! Unfortunately, some of these cannot be completed unless you're playing a New Game+ run. This means you have to do at least one additional playthrough to obtain full 100% completion.

Can you romance multiple confidants? ›

The protagonist can romance any of the female Confidants except for Sae Niijima. On the day that you rank up your Confidant level to nine with any of the romance options, you will get to choose whether or not to date them.

Can you romance more than one Confidant Persona 5 Royal? ›

Yes, you can have more than one girlfriend in Persona 5 Royal. In fact, you can date every single romance option if you want — but it's not necessarily recommended. Romancing multiple girls will eventually come back to bite you much later in the story, so think carefully before committing to a relationship.

Which Persona 5 ending is canon? ›

Of the many endings in Persona 5, there's only one true, canonical ending. Instead of accepting the god of control's offer in the Velvet Room, Joker intends on breaking the world from its control and giving people free will. The Phantom Thieves return to the Tokyo-Metaverse hybrid world and battle Yaldabaoth.

Do I have to give up Arsene Persona 5? ›

That said, players are not required to keep Arsene as their main Persona. They can fuse it with other Personas to create new partners.

How many endings does Persona 5 Royal have? ›

Yes, Persona 5 Royal has several endings. One is the original ending that takes place in December if you agree to Igor's offer, and this one prevents you from accessing Royal's third semester. The third semester has three endings: a bad ending, a good-ish ending, and the true ending.

How do you get the infinite lockpick in Persona 5 Royal? ›

You basically need to farm Anubis enemies on floor 10 and 11 of the Akzeriyyuth area. Keep defeating them, and eventually you will have enough for the Eternal Lockpick.

How do you get perma pick? ›

To make a Perma-Pick, you'll need 20 Aluminum Sheets and 10 Liquid Mercury. You can obtain both items from the Shadows in Pyramid of Wrath when it opens on 7/26. Some of the items can also be obtained in Spaceport of Greed palace. Note the specific Shadows below that drop the required materials to make the Perma-Pick.

Is it worth using Strange old lockpick? ›

The strange old lockpick provides a better success rate for opening coffins within the Hallowed Sepulchre compared to a normal lockpick. Additionally this lockpick will speed up looting coffins compared to having a normal lockpick or no lockpick. It does not use any charges when used in the Hallowed Sepulchre.

Do Stonesword keys carry over to NG+? ›

In fact, the only major things you'll lose will be Sites of Grace (which must be discovered again), Great Runes, and any keys or key items that might allow you to skip ahead and break progression. Doors opened by Stonesword Keys are also reset and closed again.

What is the point of New Game+? ›

A New Game Plus, also New Game+ (NG+), is an unlockable video game mode available in some video games that allows the player to start a new game after they finish it at least once, where certain features in NG+ not normally available in a first playthrough are added, or where certain aspects of the finished game affect ...

Do bell bearings carry over to New Game Plus? ›

This page covers their names, items they unlock, and Locations. As of Patch 1.05, the following Bell Bearings' items are kept by the Twin Maiden Husks in New Game+. All other Bell Bearings are not kept in New Game+.

What happens if you don't do New Game Plus? ›

If you decline to play New Game Plus, you'll be sent back to right before the final boss, and can explore the Lands Between and pick up anything you missed or continue exploring - though you cannot re-fight the final boss or pick another ending.

Do you keep armor in New Game Plus? ›

All your equipment, weapons, and skill will carry over to new game plus and you'll be able to use everything from the start of your new journey.

Does New Game Plus reset collectibles? ›

When starting a New Game, the chapter progress will be overwritten, as well as unlocked perks. Starting a New Game does not delete Collectibles or Settings.

What is Joker's canon name? ›

While the player can freely choose a given name for Joker, his Phantom Thief code name, he is canonically named Ren Amamiya in most other appearances.

What is Joker's real name Persona 5? ›

Ren Amamiya, better known as Joker or The Phantom, is the main protagonist and player character of the video game Persona 5.

What is the hardest stat in Persona 5 Royal? ›

Guts is arguably the toughest of the Social Stats to level up, thanks to its limited methods.

Who is Joker's canon girlfriend Persona 5? ›

In a nutshell: Cinderella is a story about a woman who met a prince, fell in love with him, and became Ella. Kasumi met Joker, fell in love with him, and became Sumire.

Can you romance Kasumi? ›

To get right to it, there is simply no way to romance Kasumi Goto in this critically-acclaimed action RPG from BioWare. In fact, the options for interacting with Kasumi are generally quite limited, as they are with Zaeed Massani, another of Mass Effect 2's DLC squad members.

Can you romance Sae Niijima? ›

Persona 5 Royal. Sae retains most of her roles from the original version of the game. While she still cannot be romanced, the protagonist will receive a friendship-based Giri-Choco from her during Valentine's Day. The item cannot be missed, as the protagonist always maxes her confidant.

How old is Futaba? ›

Persona 5 Royal Statistics Chart
Futaba Sakura15February 19, 2001
Goro Akechi18June 2, 1998
Kasumi Yoshizawa15March 25, 2001
Caroline and JustineUnknownUnknown
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Can you date Ryuji in p5r? ›

There are plenty of lines throughout the story that are perfectly conducive to building a relationship with pretty much any of the characters. But no, you can't romance Ryuji. You, a 16-year-old, can simply romance adults who are over ten years older than you instead - including your teacher.

Is Ann the canon romance in Persona 5? ›

All of them are technically canon to some extent. The more canonical would probably be Ann, though. The “Lovers Arcana” social link is typically regarded as the “official” love interest in each of the games. Yukari in P3, Rise in P4, and Ann in P5.

What is the Canon p5r name? ›

Used since the 2018 anime adaptation, the Persona 5 protagonist's official canon name is Ren Amamiya.

Should I keep Arsene Persona 5 Royal? ›

On that note, Arsene is just one of the "components" used for fusion, there's zero reason to keep him in your inventory unless you really like him. Arsene's ultimate form is Satanael, which is story-related and thus you can only fuse him in NG+.

Should I accept Igor's deal? ›

Here, you are given a choice by Igor. If you agree to the offer, then you'll get the Good Ending. If you decline, then you'll then continue playing and ultimately make your way to the True Ending, which is of course the one that everyone wants.

Do you need Arsene to get Satanael? ›

Additionally, fusing Satanael requires six powerful Personas, which are: Arsene of the Fool arcana.

Should I finish palaces early? ›

For all but one Palace in the game, complete your Palaces as soon as possible. The only one you shouldn't do this on is the only one you can't do this on. Due to spoilers, we won't go into that here. Not completing a Palace means the owner of it is still up and doing evil things.

How to evolve Arsene? ›

Arsène evolves into Satanael after completing Ticket Quests 42, 43, 44 and 45. He obtains the special skill Revolt Vanguard.

What happens if you don t max out Maruki? ›

If you don't max out his confidant by November 18, you'll be locked out from enjoying the game's third semester which contains a new palace, higher-level Persona, more school days, and so much more. The Third Semester is what makes Royal such a worthy purchase, even if you've played the first title.

Is Goro Akechi dead? ›

Akechi later sacrifices himself to save the Phantom Thieves when he learns that Shido had planned on having him killed after the election.

Can you get a bad ending Persona 5 Royal? ›

There are several Persona 5 Royal endings throughout this story. Some are good, many bad, but only one is true. All are possible depending on choices and competency across the game's Palaces. Thankfully, the bad endings are easy to avoid if you know what you're doing.

How do you unlock the secret boss in Persona 5 Royal? ›

The Secret Boss fight of Persona 5 is against Caroline and Justine. This fight cannot be done on your first playthrough and can only be fought on New Game Plus. In order to initiate it, go to Mementos and talk to Caroline next to the Velvet Room on the top floor.

How do you unlock Michael Persona? ›

Michael is the sixth Persona of the Judgement Arcana and can only be obtained by fusion in the Velvet Room. He is unlocked for advanced fusion once the protagonist reaches rank 5 in the Strength Confidant with Caroline and Justine.

How many lockpicks per palace? ›

Amount of Lockpicks You'll Need for Each Palace
PalaceNumber of Lockpicks to Bring
Kamoshida's Palace4
Madarame Palace4
Kaneshiro Palace3
Futaba's Palace3
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Where to farm liquid mercury Persona 5 Royal? ›

Royal owners will have to go to the Path of Sheriruth in Mementos and fight Ganesha and Garuda shadows to farm Liquid Mercury. Just like in the regular edition, exploring during bad weather increases the drop rate of rare items.

What is the hardest lock to pick? ›

Top 5 Most Challenging Locks To Pick
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  2. ABUS Diskus 20/70. ...
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What is the most difficult master lock to pick? ›


Each key has a complex rounded shape, this coupled with the magnetic element makes it an extremely hard lock to pick. The only way to gain access to the door would be for the key to be cloned, and in that case, a master locksmith would need to get their hands on the original key.

What shape lockpick is best? ›

1. The Triangle Pick. The triangle pick is the most versatile kind of pick and can be used in a variety of ways. It's also one of the best choices if you're only going to pick one kind of lockpick.

What transfers to the New Game Plus in Resident Evil 4 Remake? ›

How does 'Resident Evil 4 Remake' New Game Plus work? Once you load into a Resident Evil 4 Remake completed save, you will be informed that all of your weapons and items, everything you were holding in your case, as well as your storage, will carry over.

Do you keep bell bearings in New Game Plus? ›

This page covers their names, items they unlock, and Locations. As of Patch 1.05, the following Bell Bearings' items are kept by the Twin Maiden Husks in New Game+. All other Bell Bearings are not kept in New Game+.

Do spinels carry over in New Game Plus? ›

Your Spinels also carry over into New Game Plus, so don't worry if you beat the last boss before spending all of them. They'll be waiting for you when you start your second journey.

Can you unlock Chicago Sweeper in New Game Plus? ›

To make things a bit easier, you can do it in New Game+ mode. Once you've finished the game, keeping the requirements in mind, you can purchase the powerful Chicago Sweeper from the Extra Content Shop for 1,000 CP. This weapon will be available for use in the game once accessed from your storage via any typewriter.

Will re5 get a remake? ›

Capcom hasn't confirmed a Resident Evil 5 remake as of yet but the ending of Resident Evil 4 directly sets up the events of that game. Las Plagas Amber is a major plot point of Resident Evil 4 and a parasite responsible for turning the villager's Leon faces into demented killers.

Do you keep PK crossbow in New Game Plus? ›

New Game+ A character with access to the PK Crossbow in their file will lose the Crossbow and the Bolt blueprints upon starting New Game+. The Crossbow and Bolt blueprints can be earned again by assigning four facilities to the Peacekeepers, the same way it did in the original game.

Do memory slots carry over to New Game Plus? ›

Every character's Cooking Stats and Proficiency will carry over to NG+. Amount of times you used Tech will carry over, making it easier to learn new Tech. Memory Circles unlocked in Dungeons will carry over to your new Save File.

Should I give bell bearings to Twin Maiden Husks? ›

Whenever you pick up a bell bearing, bring it to the Twin Maiden Husks and offer it to them. This will add a handful of new items to their shop. If the bell bearing came from a vendor, for example, it will add all of their wares to the Twin Maiden Husk shop.

What happens if you refuse Melina? ›

Refusing Melina's offer in Elden Ring will block your progression in the game. Accepting her offer is the only way to level up in the game, and she's the one who will give you the key item Spectral Steed Whistle, which you can use to summon Elden Ring's horse Torrent.

Do Larval Tears Respawn? ›

There are a limited number of Larval Tears in the world of Elden Ring - each time you play through the game (or in each New Game+ cycle) there are a healthy handful to pick up, but they don't respawn until you start a new run-through.

What is radagon weak to? ›

If you're wondering what Radagon is weak to, the main Radagon weakness is fire, meaning you should be able to drop him quickly with a build that is geared toward that status.


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