- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Personal opinion; Platinum Difficulty Rating Thread)
- Offline trophies: 49 (40, 5, 3, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 100+ hours (Personal estimate; Estimated Time to Platinum Thread)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 plus NG+ up to day 5/18.
- Number of missable trophies: 36, every non-story based trophy is missable.
- Glitched trophies: 1, Craftworker.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No; you can play on Safe difficulty if you want.
- Do trophies stack?: This game has four platinum trophies, one for each of the English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean versions. Although, PS4 and PS3 have shared trophy lists for each, and unlike other Atlus games, the American and European lists are shared this time.
Welcome to Persona 5, a Japanese RPG in which you balance regular high school life with raiding the cognitive Palaces of peoples’ hearts. In doing so, you will engage in a number of activities on your way to the platinum trophy, including hanging out with friends and developing your social statistics, as well as fighting shadows and capturing them as Personas.
To start off, the trophy list itself contains minor spoilers. If you’re 100% against encountering spoilers, simply follow the roadmap and ignore the trophy list. The roadmap’s path, specifically the spreadsheet, covers every trophy except for three in the first playthrough.
Assuming everything else is completed in the first playthrough, your second will be a partial playthrough to farm money, create your remaining Personas and compleye the secret boss fight. For this, refer extensively to this guide’s supplement, which contains in-depth methods of exploiting money, defeating the boss, and how to make a ridiculously powerful Persona. You can view the supplemental guide here:
Alternatively, you may choose to ignore the roadmap’s path and forge your own journey. In which case, the trophy guide accommodates for this by providing individual methods for obtaining each trophy on your own. Also to assist with this, Anubit3Blad3 has constructed a rather convenient checklist to ensure you've got everything associated with a trophy. Good luck, inmate:
P5 Stuff v1.0 - Google Docs
Step 1: Complete the game on any difficulty, following the walkthrough supplement guide
YokA_sun, with the incredible contribution of finn527, have created a detailed guide to complete most of the trophies in one playthrough, which can be seen here: Walkthrough spreadsheet.
Follow this guide on your path to the platinum trophy and you should earn most of the trophies there are to earn. One trophy of particular note is A New Journey, which requires you to see the true ending. Study that trophy below for a description of what to do for that ending with minimal spoilers.
Also, it may benefit you to use the Persona 5 Google Checklist, created by Anubit3Blad3, which allows you to track your progress. You can find it here.
Also, there are 16 save slots, which you can use to your advantage. Make saves in different slots frequently as if something goes wrong, you can reload a save to fix the problem. Also, you can use these to save-scum and reload your game after you have finished a trophy. If you are following the walkthrough spreadsheet, however, the latter won’t be necessary.
You can play on any difficulty, though some are uncomfortable with playing on the lowest, ‘Safe’, as they feel it makes the game too easy. Also, if you choose to play on Safe difficulty, you will not be able to change the difficulty in the middle of a playthrough, or for New Game Pluses that use that save file. Easy is our recommendation for new players. If you find it too easy, feel free to bump it up to Normal or Hard.
Toward the end of the game, you should capture all Treasure Demons, use the money exploit found in the supplement guide, as well as create the best Persona, Yoshitsune with recommended skills (also in the supplement guide. Also, pay attention to Passionate Listener, as, while some players unlock it easily, others have a bit of difficulty.
One more suggestion is to “Register” the Personas you contribute to the compendium in the Velvet Room. In doing so, you essentially save whatever their stats and moves are for when you buy them from the compendium. As you will need to rank up to Confidant Strength MAX for the next playthrough, register the Personas required for it so you can save a lot of time in the next playthrough.
During this step, you’ll earn:
Soul of Rebellion
Castle of Lust Falls
Phantom Thieves Formed
Museum of Vanity Closes
Bank of Gluttony Goes Bankrupt
Pyramid of Wrath Collapses
Spaceport of Greed Destroyed
Casino of Jealousy Shut Down
Cruiser of Pride Sinks
The True Trickster
A New Journey
Execution Leading to Rebirth
The Ultimate Strike
A Phantom Thief’s Duty
My Best Partner
Soul of Rebellion
Mask of an Honor Student
A True Confidant
Great Phantom Thieves Convene
Power That Connects
I Am Thou
The Sneaking One
A Unique Rebel
Nominating the Twins
Atop Countless Sacrifices
A Sublime Experiment
Through One’s Sentence
Beginner Phantom Thieves
A Perfect Job
Guardian of the Pond
The City’s Hard Hitter
Step 2: Cruise through a second playthrough in NG+, on safety in order to progress more quickly.
Start a game in New Game Plus using the clear save you finished the last playthrough with. In this playthrough, charge through the game quickly, getting to the optional fight for Beyond Rehabilitation. Create the NG+ exclusive Persona (One Who Rebels Against a God) on 5/18, which will be the last Persona you need for Mask Collector.
For this section of the roadmap, all of these trophies are covered in depth in YokA_sun and BeforeJam’s supplementary trophy guide. It can be found here, and will be extensively referred to throughout the New Game Plus trophies:
Assuming you have done all of this, and cleaned up any remaining trophies you may have missed, you should then have achieved your true rehabilitation.
One Who Rebels Against a God
Legendary Phantom Thief
First and foremost, we’d very much like to thank YokA_sun for his absolutely tremendous, generous contributions to both the main trophy guide and roadmap, and particularly the supplemental guide. His work effort was exhaustive and extremely diligent in his data collection and extensive researching measures. This guide wouldn’t even be close to a possibility without his contribution. Also, for his walkthrough spreadsheet, of which the first playthrough of the guide is based on. In can be seen here, and will be extensively referred to throughout this trophy guide and roadmap in order to ensure the smoothest path for you to complete the platinum trophy.
To finn527 in co-creating the excellent spreadsheet guide.
To chinhodado on GitHub for their fusion calculator, to be used for Mask Collector. It can be seen here.
To Anubit3Blad3, for his Google Docs checklist for tracking progress. It can be found here.
To xNinjaOfChaos on GameFAQs, for his carefully formatted tables, which will be featured throughout the guide.
[PST Would Like To Thank BeforeJam for this Roadmap]