Persona 4 Golden Guide

Yosuke Hanamura

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Yosuke Hanamura is one of the Protagonist’s classmates. He moved to Inaba six months earlier when his father was assigned to manage the local Junes Department Store. He has a cheerful personality and takes a shine to the Protagonist, since they come from similar circumstances.

This Social Link is first established on 4/16. Yosuke can be found in the 2F hall at the Yasogami High School. When out of school he is either by Konishi Liquors on the north side of the Central Shopping District, or he can be found in the lobby of Junes.

Character Profile

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First Appearance|April 12th
Date of Birth|1994/6/22
Height|175 CM
Weight|58 KG
Sex|Male
Preferred Weapons|Kunai
Persona|Jiraiya, Susano-O, Takehaya Susano-O
Social Link|Magician
Voice Actor(s)|Yuri Lowenthal
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Social Link Upgrades

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Rank|Upgrade
1|Yosuke may help someone who is knocked down get back on their feet.
2|Jiraiya learns Trafuri: Guaranteed escape from normal encounters.
3|Yosuke can now perform a follow-up attack during battle. Yosuke Strike: Critical hits and knocks down an enemy.
4|Jiraiya learns Dekaja: Cancels any Kaja effects on all enemies.
5|Yosuke can now cure severe ailments during battle.
6|Jiraiya learns Auto-Sukukaja: Begin all battles with Sukukaja casted on yourself.
7|Yosuke can now endure a mortal blow during battle.
8|Jiraiya learns Diarama: Recovers Moderate amount of health to one ally
9|Yosuke can now take a mortal blow for you in battle.
10|Jiraiya transfigures to Susano-O and learns Evade Elec: Triples Evasion against Electric attacks.
Max|Susano-O transfigures to Takehaya Susano-O and learns Youthful Wind: Moderately restores party HP and increases Hit/Evasion rate for three turns
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Jiraiya

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Jiraiya is the initial Persona of Yosuke.

Once you maximize the Magician Social Link to Rank 10, Jiraiya will transform into Susano-O.

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Physical|Fire|Ice|Electricity|Wind|Light|Darkness
-|-|-|Wk|Str|-|-
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Skill|Level|Element|Cost
Garu|-|Wind|4 SP
Bash|-|Physical|6%HP
Dia|-|Healing|3SP
Sukukaja|6|Support|12SP
Dekaja|10|Support|10SP
Sonic Punch|14|Physical|8%HP
Magaru|18|Wind|10SP
Tentarafoo|23|Support|12SP
Garula|29|Wind|8SP
Diarama|34|Healing|6SP
Magarula|40|Wind|16SP
Wind Boost|44|Support|Passive
Wind Break|49|Support|15SP
Garudyne|53|Wind|12SP
Masukukaja|60|Support|24SP
Magarudyne|64|Wind|22SP
Brave Blade|69|Physical|20%HP
Wind Amp|73|Support|Passive
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Susano-O

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Susano-O can only be obtained once you maximize the Magician Social Link with Yosuke Hanamura. Yosuke’s previous persona, Jiraiya, will automatically transform into Susano-O, carrying its level and skills.

Its default level is carried over from whatever your Yosuke’s Jiraiya was at when he transformed.

Spending Time with Yosuke during the Winter Event, if you have already maximized the Magician Social Link, will cause Susano-O to transform into Takehaya Susano-O.

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Physical|Fire|Ice|Electricity|Wind|Light|Darkness
-|Str|-|Wk|Nul|-|-
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Skill|Level|Element|Cost
Garu|4|Wind|4 SP
Bash|4|Physical|6%HP
Dia|4|Healing|3SP
Sukukaja|6|Support|12SP
Dekaja|10|Support|10SP
Sonic Punch|14|Physical|8%HP
Magaru|18|Wind|10SP
Tentarafoo|23|Support|12SP
Garula|29|Wind|8SP
Diarama|34|Healing|6SP
Magarula|40|Wind|16SP
Wind Boost|44|Support|Passive
Wind Break|49|Support|15SP
Garudyne|53|Wind|12SP
Masukukaja|60|Support|24SP
Magarudyne|64|Wind|22SP
Brave Blade|69|Physical|20%HP
Wind Amp|73|Support|Passive
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Takehaya Susano-O

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Takehaya Susano-O is the third and final persona form of Yosuke Hanamura.

Takehaya Susano-O can only be obtained during the Winter Event (post January 11th) once you have maximized the Magician Social Link with Teddie to Rank 10. Susano-O will automatically transform into Takehaya Susano-O when you Spend Time with Yosuke one last time.

Its level is carried over from Susano-O as well as all skills. However, once you receive Takehaya Susano-O, the persona will learn a new ability called “Youthful Wind” which serves to moderately restore the party’s HP and increase Hit/Evasion rates for everyone.

Once you have obtained Takehaya Susano-O, Yosuke also has a change in resistances– he now will absorb Wind damage (up from blocking) and will now block Fire-based abilities, up from resisting. However, Yosuke will remain weak to Electricity attacks.

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Physical|Fire|Ice|Electricity|Wind|Light|Darkness
-|Nul|-|Wk|Dr|-|-
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[table caption=”Skill List” width=”100%” colwidth=”25|25|25|25″ colalign=”left|left|left|left”]
Skill|Level|Element|Cost
Garu|4|Wind|4 SP
Bash|4|Physical|6%HP
Dia|4|Healing|3SP
Sukukaja|6|Support|12SP
Dekaja|10|Support|10SP
Sonic Punch|14|Physical|8%HP
Magaru|18|Wind|10SP
Tentarafoo|23|Support|12SP
Garula|29|Wind|8SP
Diarama|34|Healing|6SP
Magarula|40|Wind|16SP
Wind Boost|44|Support|Passive
Wind Break|49|Support|15SP
Garudyne|53|Wind|12SP
Masukukaja|60|Support|24SP
Magarudyne|64|Wind|22SP
Brave Blade|69|Physical|20%HP
Wind Amp|73|Support|Passive
Youthful Wind|SL Rank 11|N/A|25SP
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