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Persona 4 Golden Walkthrough

Items

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This section is meant to compile all available items in Persona 4. In the game, all items (except weapons, armor, and accessories) are dumped into one big item menu. We’ve separated them into smaller categories for better organization.

Items can be found through Exploring Dungeons, completing Side Quests, winning Battles, or simply from buying them at Shopping District, South.

Expendables

Expendables are the types of items that can only be used once before disappearing forever.

Healing Items

There are a number of Healing Items in Persona 4. Some restore HP, some restore SP, some revive allies, and some heal Status Ailments.

These items can be found in Chests in The TV World, or they can be bought from the Shiroku Store in the Central Shopping District. Several drinks can also be bought from vending machines in the Central Shopping District.

Healing Items
Item Price Description
Orange Smash 120 Restores 10 HP to an ally.
Red Goldfish Fishing Restores 10 HP to an ally.
Peach Seed N/A Restores 20 HP to an ally.
Genji Ayu Fishing Restores 25 HP to an ally.
Amber Seema Fishing Restores 50 HP to an ally.
Medicine 850 Restores 100 HP to an ally.
Inaba Trout Fishing Restores 100 HP to an ally.
Ointment 1,750 Restores 200 HP to an ally.
Antibiotic Gel 2,900 Restores 400 HP to an ally.
Value Medicine 1,900 Restores 100 HP to all allies.
Medical Kit 1,900 Restores 200 HP to all allies.
Macca Leaf 6,400 Restores 400 HP to all allies.
Life Stone N/A Restores 30% of an ally's max HP.
Bead N/A Fully restores an ally's HP.
Huge Fish Fishing Restores all of one ally's HP.
Meguro Tuna Fishing Restores all of one ally's HP.
Bead Chains N/A Fully restores all allies HP.
Soma N/A Fully restores party's HP and SP.
SP Restoring Items
Item Price Description
Dr. Salt NEO 120 Restores 5 SP to an ally.
Second Maid 120 Restores 5 SP to an ally.
The Natural 120 Restores 5 SP to an ally.
Hachiro Octopus Fishing Restores 10 SP to an ally.
Red Goldfish Fishing Restores 10 SP to an ally.
TaP Soda 120 Restores 10 SP to an ally.
Soul Drop N/A Restores 10 SP to an ally.
Snuff Soul N/A Restores 50 SP to an ally.
Chewing Soul N/A Restores 100 SP to an ally.
Pulsating Stone N/A Restores 100 SP to an ally.
Guardian Fishing Restores all of one ally's SP.
Mystical Scarab N/A Restores all SP to an ally.
Sea Guardian Fishing Restores all of one ally's SP.
Soul Food N/A Restores all SP to an ally.
Bead Melon Gardening Fully restores on ally's HP and SP
Soma N/A Restores all HP and SP to an ally.
Status Restoring Items
Item Price Description
Revival Bead 1,950 Revives an ally, and restores 50% of HP.
Balm of Life 4,850 Revives an ally, and fully restores HP.
Dokudami Tea 450 Cures Poison (1 Ally).
Mouthwash 450 Cures Silence (1 Ally).
Royal Jelly 450 Cures Enervation and Exhaustion (1 Ally).
Sedative 450 Cures Panic, Fear, and Rage (1 Ally).
Stimulant 450 Cures Dizzy and Down (1 Ally).
Amrita Soda N/A Cures all ailments besides Down and Unconscious (party).
Hiranya Gardening Cures all ailments besides Down and Unconscious (party).

Battle Items

Battle Items are items that can only be used while in a Battle against Shadows in The TV World. Some cause damage to Shadows, and some help allies.

These items can be found in Treasure Chests inside The TV World, won after battle, or bought fro the Shiroku Store in the Central Shopping District.

Item Price Description
Ice Cube 450 Deals 50 points of Ice damage to 1 enemy.
Dry Ice 850 Deals 50 points of Ice damage to all enemies.
Frost Magatama N/A Deals 150 points of Ice damage to 1 enemy.
Firecracker 450 Deals 50 points of Fire damage to 1 enemy.
Hell Magatama N/A Deals 150 points of Fire damage to 1 enemy.
San-zun Tama 850 Deals 50 points of Fire damage to all enemies.
Pinwheel 450 Deals 50 points of Wind damage to 1 enemy.
Yashichi 850 Deals 50 points of Wind damage to all enemies.
Cyclone Magatama N/A Deals 150 points of Wind damage to 1 enemy.
Ball of Lightning 450 Deals 50 points of Electric damage to 1 enemy.
Tesla Coil 850 Deals 50 points of Electric damage to all enemies.
Arc Magatama N/A Deals 150 points of Electric damage to 1 enemy.
Smart Bomb N/A Deals 100 points of non-elemental damage to all enemies.
Bombing Balloon N/A Deals 100 points of non-elemental damage to all enemies.
Curse Paper N/A Casts Mudoon on 1 enemy.
Segaki Paper N/A Casts Hamaon on 1 enemy.
Support Items
Item Price Description
Physical Mirror N/A Barrier that reflects Physical Attack one time (1 ally).
Magic Mirror N/A Barrier that reflects magic one time (1 ally).
Fire Signal N/A Raises the entire party's Attack.
Uplifting Radio N/A Raises the entire party's Attack.
Diamond Shield N/A Briefly raises the entire party's Defense.
Super Sonic N/A Briefly raises the entire party's Evasion/Hit rate.
Olympic Tape N/A Raises party's Evasion/Hit rate.
Purifying Salt N/A Nullifies stat penalties (all foes).
Purified Water N/A Nullifies stat bonuses (all foes).
Red Paprika Gardening Gives one ally Fire resistance for 3 turns.
White Paprika Gardening Gives one ally Ice resistance for 3 turns.
Blue Paprika Gardening Gives one ally Electric resistance for 3 turns.
Green Paprika Gardening Gives one ally Wind resistance for 3 turns.

Dungeon Items

Dungeon Items are items that can only be used while in a “Dungeon” in The TV World. These can be obtained from Chests in Dungeons, the Shiroku Store in the Central Shopping District, and from defeating Shadows.

Item Price Description
Goho-M 950 Leave the Dungeon
Vanish Ball 950 100% chance of escaping a battle (some battles are inescapable).
Chest Key N/A A key to open locked treasure chests.

Skill Cards

Skill Cards are cards obtained at the end of battles during Shuffles. Each Skill Card can be used on one of the Protagonist’s Personas to learn a new Skill. Doing so will use up the Card. These cards can also be given to Marie in The Velvet Room to add to registry. You will not receive anything for giving Skill Cards, but you will be able to buy as many of that Skill Card as you wish, granted you have the funds to do so.

Materials

Materials are items obtained after winning battles. They only have two purposes: completing certain Side Quests or selling to Daidara Metal Works in the Central Shopping District. Selling these Materials will allow Daidara to create new Weapons, Armor, or Accessories depending on which material was sold.

Gems

Gems are special items obtained after winning battles. Unlike Materials, Gems serve another purpose other than being sold. Trade these Gems with the old lady at the Shiroku Pub to obtain new weapons. The Shiroku Pub is the same building as the Shiroku Store, but it’s only open during the evening.

Gems can also be obtained from the Lady in White at Tatsuhime Shrine at night once you have given her enough of the fish she requests.

      • Kingyou Stone – Red Goldfish x1
      • Gyosen Stone – Genji Ayu x3
      • Yazu Stone – Amber Seema x1
      • Masuda Stone – Inaba Trout x5
      • Taisui Stone – Huge Fish x1
      • Mondo Stone – Guardian x1
      • Takou Stone – Hachiro Octopus x1
      • Kaiou Stone – Sea Guardian x1

Equipment

There are four equip-able items in Persona 4 that can be equipped to each character (with the exception of Rise). Each of these items, with the exception of Clothes, will boost a character’s Basic Stats in battle.

Weapons

Weapons are one of four equip-able items in Persona 4. Just as you would think, they are used for attacking Shadows.

New weapons can either be obtained through Side Quests, re-exploring Dungeons, or purchasing them from Daidara Metalworks in the Central Shopping District. Sell Materials obtained from winning battles to make new weapons available for sale.

If you wish to get the Ultimate Weapons, you’ll have to face The Reaper. The Reaper appears in dungeons after opening a certain amount of chests, or after spending a set amount of time on a dungeon floor. See the “Reaper becomes Reaped” Trophy for more information.

Armor

Armor is one of four equip-able items in Persona 4. Just as you would think, they are used for protecting characters.

New Armor can either be obtained through Side Quests or purchasing them from Daidara Metalworks in the Central Shopping District. Sell Materials obtained from winning battles to make new armor available for sale.

If you wish to get the Ultimate Armors, you’ll have to face The Reaper.¬†The Reaper appears in dungeons after opening a certain amount of chests, or after spending a set amount of time on a dungeon floor. See the “Reaper becomes Reaped” Trophy for more information.

Accessories

Accessories are one of four equip-able items in Persona 4. These items are used to add special bonuses to each character. Bonus can include evasion boost, stat increases, or more. Only one accessory can be equipped on each character.

New Accessories can either be obtained through Side Quests or purchasing them from Daidara Metalworks in the Central Shopping District. Sell Materials obtained from winning battles to make new accessories available for sale.

Notable Accessories
Item Obtained Description
Portrait Medal Earn top score for May Mid Terms. Receive from Nanako. Increases Strength by 5
Paper Armband Earn top score for July Finals. Receive from Nanako. Increases All Stats by 5
Bead Ring Earn top score for October Mid Terms. Receive from Nanako. Increases Evasion against magic
Silver Bangle Christmas Present from Rise when in a Relationship Increases max SP by 50%.
Reader King Read all Books in one game Increases Magic by 10
Omnipotence Orb Earn all legendary Weapons and Armor, then fight The Reaper again Blocks all elemental attacks save for Almighty damage

Clothes

Clothes are an added bonus of how you look when roaming dungeons and when you are in battle. Clothes are for appearance only. They do not add to any stats! Most can be bought from Croco Fur in Okina City. A few others can be obtained from events throughout the year, like during Halloween, or after completing Side Quests.

Books

Books can be acquired by buying them from the Yomenaido Bookstore in the Shopping District, South or earning them with quests or events.

Read an entire Book to increase a given Stat permanently. Each book can have between two and five chapters. Only one chapter can be read at a time, unless you have already read “Hyperspeed Reading.” That book will allow you to read two chapters at a time. Reading will pass the time from afternoon to evening, or evening to the next day.

Reading all books will unlock the Reader King Accessory. This is an accessory that increases the Magic stat by 10.

The Book List below is in order of when they first become available. The Books that require a Strength Rank, and the Summer Festival Book, must be obtained on that date and only on that date!

Title Cost Effect Location
The Ramen Way N/A Knowledge & Expression Aiya's Restaurant, Eat 8 Bowls
The Lovely Man 1200 Courage Book Store, April 20th
Expert Study Methods 2800 Increases: Knowledge when studying Book Store, April 20th
Beginner Fishing 1600 Able to fish more Book Store, April 20th
Off Today 1500 Understanding Book Store, May 6th
Office Work Manual 2800 Increases: Diligence when creating envelopes Book Store, May 6th
Easy Origami 3000 Increases: Understanding when folding Origami Book Store, May 20th
English Made Easy 3200 Increases: Expression when translating Book Store, May 20th
The Gentle Way N/A Knowledge & Expression Book Store, Quest 18
Witch Detective N/A Understanding & Diligence May 29th, Strength Rank 1-3.
The Punk's Way N/A Knowledge & Expression Book Store, Quest 20
Forever Macho 1200 Courage Book Store, June 11th
100 Ghost Stories 3400 Courage Book Store, June 11th
Catching Bugs 1800 Catch more bugs Book Store, June 11th
Short on Cash 1500 Understanding Book Store, June 28th
Expert Fishing 4800 Boost reeling speed Book Store, June 28th
Guide to Pests N/A Knowledge & Courage Book Store, Quest 34
Man of History 1200 Courage Book Store, July 15th
Home Gardening 3600 Speed vegetable harvest by one day Book Store, July 15th
Poly-land N/A Knowledge & Diligence July 17th, Need Strength Rank 4 or 7+ (if Basketball) in your room on the 15th. See events below.
Changing Careers 1500 Understanding Book Store, August 4th
Hyperspeed Reading 9800 Read two chapters in one time frame Book Store, August 4th
Picross Rules! N/A Understanding & Diligence Book Store, Quest 40
The O-Cha Way N/A Knowledge & Expression August 10th, Strength Rank 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, or 9 for Basketball. Any Rank for Soccer.
The Divine Way N/A Knowledge & Expression Summer Festival, August 21st
Man-God 1200 Courage Book Store, August 24th
Food Fight! 4200 Boost the effects of eating Chinese food Book Store, August 24th
Sensei's Friend 1500 Understanding Book Store, September 20th
Who Am I? N/A Knowledge & Diligence Book Store, Quest 45
Farewell to Man 1200 Courage Book Store, October 12th
The Final Lesson 1500 Understanding Book Store, November 1st
World Class Bugs 4800 Catch more bugs Book Store, November 1st

Event-Related Books

The three Strength event-related books are absolutely miss-able if you are on the Basketball team, so pay close attention. If you are on the Soccer team, don’t worry– you’ll be fine. Make sure to save the day before each book will become available. You may have to select the appropriate response to obtain the book during an outing.

      • The Witch Detective requires Strength rank of 3 or less on May 29th (5/29). Note: Make sure you rescue Kanji before this date or you won’t get the book.
      • Poly-land requires Strength rank of 4 on July 15th (7/15). It may be possible with Rank 8 as well. Go to your room on this day with a rank of 4 to receive a call from Kou for a study date on the upcoming Sunday. Say you’re allergic to Algebra as a response to get the book.
      • The O-Cha Way requires Strength rank of 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, or 9 on August 10th (8/10) if you’re on the Basketball Team. You cannot get this book with Strength rank of 5 or 6 if your Social Link is Kou. Daisuke/Soccer Team can be any Strength rank to receive the book.

These last two books are not quite as restrictive as the previous three, but you still need to pay attention to get them.

      • The Divine Way received during the Summer Festival on August 21st (8/21).
      • The Ramen Way received only after eating at Aiya’s restaurant eight times.

Fish and Bait/Bugs

There are a number of fish that can be caught with a number of different bait / bug types.

Bait and Bugs
Bait Description
Bread Crumbs When used as bait at the river, can attract Red Goldfish or Genji Ayu. Obtained from the Shiroku Pub in the Central Shopping District at night. Give the woman a which ever bug she asks for. Once a day only.
Tatsuhime Ladybug When used as bait at the river, can attract Genji Ayu or Amber Seema.
Yaso Locust When used as bait at the river, can attract Amber Seema or Inaba Trout.
Meiou Cricket When used as bait at the river, can attract Inaba Trout or Huge Fish.
Inaba Jewel Beetle When used as bait at the river, can attract Huge Fish or Samegawa River Guardian.
Daimyo Grasshopper When used as bait at the sea, can attract Hachiro Octopus.
Heike Stag Beetle When used as bait at the sea, can attract Hachiro Octopus or Meguro Tuna.
Genji Beetle When used as bait at the sea, can attract Meguro Tuna or Sea Guardian.
Fish
Fish Description
Red Goldfish Restores 10 SP to an ally.
Genji Ayu Restores 25 HP to an ally.
Amber Seema Restores 50 HP to an ally.
Inaba Trout Restores 100 HP to an ally.
Huge Fish Restores all of one ally's HP.
Hachiro Octopus Restores 10 SP to an ally.
Meguro Tuna Restores all of one ally's HP.
Guardian Restores all of one ally's SP.
Sea Guardian Restores all of one ally's SP.

Seedlings and Produce

Produce can be grown at home through Gardening. Buy Seedlings from a woman in front of the Dojima Residence, or from a woman at Junes. Each Seedling will grow into some type of Produce.

Seedlings
Seedling Price Description
Barrier Corn 2500 A corn seedling. Takes around 8 days to harvest. Can yield 2 types of produce.
Cabbage Seedling 1800 A cabbage seedling. Takes around 6 days to harvest.
Daikon Seedling 500 A daikon seedling. Takes around 5 days to harvest.
Eggplant Seedling 3000 A eggplant seedling. Takes around 9 days to harvest.
Melon Seedling 5000 A melon seedling. Takes around 10 days to harvest.
Tomato Seedling 500 A tomato seedling. Takes around 5 days to harvest.
Wall Paprika 2300 A paprika seedling. Takes around 7 days to harvest. Can yield 4 types of produce.
Wheat Seedling 1000 A wheat seedling. Takes around 6 days to harvest.
Produce
Produce Seedling Description
Bead Melon Melon Seedling Fully restores on ally's HP and SP
Crack Wheat Wheat Seedling Opens a locked treasure box.
Hiranya Cabbage Cabbage Seedling Cures all ailments besides Down and Unconscious (party).
Return Daikon Daikon Seedling Lets you leave the dungeon.
Tiny Soul Tomato Tomato Seedling Recovers 20SP for one ally.
Red Paprika Wall Paprika Gives one ally Fire resistance for 3 turns.
White Paprika Wall Paprika Gives one ally Ice resistance for 3 turns.
Blue Paprika Wall Paprika Gives one ally Electric resistance for 3 turns.
Green Paprika Wall Paprika Gives one ally Wind resistance for 3 turns.
Makaracorn Barrier Corn Allows one ally to reflect one magical attack.
Tetracorn Barrier Corn Allows one ally to reflect one physical attack.
Scapegoat Eggplant Eggplant Seedling Takes your place once when hit with instant death magic.
  • 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! ^_^