Persona 4 Golden Guide

Naoto Shirogane

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The fifth generation in the famed Shirogane line of detectives, Naoto has come to Inaba to assist in the investigation of the serial murders.

Character Profile

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First Appearance|May 16th
Date of Birth|1995/4/27
Height|152 CM
Weight|?
Blood Type|B
Sex|Female
Preferred Weapons|Pistols
Persona|Sukuna-Hikona, Yamato-Takeru, Yamato Sumeragi
Social Link|Fortune
Voice Actor(s)|Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
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Social Link Upgrades

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Rank|Upgrade
1|Naoto can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle.
2|Sukuna-Hikona learns Invigorate 1: Returns 3 SP each turn in battle.
3|Naoto now perform a follow-up attack during battle. Ultra Trigger: Critical hits and knocks down multiple enemies.
4|Sukuna-Hikona learns Mind Charge: Doubles next magical attack’s damage.
5|Naoto can now cure severe ailments during battle.
6|Sukuna-Hikona learns Invigorate 2: Returns 5 SP each turn in battle.
7|Naoto can now endure a mortal blow during battle.
8|Sukuna-Hikona learns Heat Riser: Increases all stats for 3 turns in battle.
9|Naoto can now take a mortal blow for you in battle.
10|Sukuna-Hikona transforms to Yamato-Takeru and learns Invigorate 3: Returns 7 SP each turn in battle.
Max|Yamato-Takeru transforms to Yamato Sumeragi and learns Shield of Justice: essentially makes your entire party invincible for one turn in battle. It blocks any and all forms of incoming damage.
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Sukuna-Hikona

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Sukuna-Hikona is Naoto Shirogane’s initial Persona and can only be obtained once you have rescued Naoto from the Secret Laboratory dungeon.

Once you maximize the Fortune Social Link with Naoto, Sukuna-Hikona will automatically transform into Yamato-Takeru, carrying its level and skills with it.

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Physical|Fire|Ice|Electricity|Wind|Light|Darkness
-|-|-|-|-|Str|Str
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Skill|Level|Element|Cost
Tempest Slash|-|Physical|15%HP
Mudoon|-|Darkness|15SP
Hamaon|-|Light|15SP
Megidola|-|Almighty|32SP
Deathbound|-|Physical|20%HP
Mind Charge|56|Support|15SP
Blight|58|Physical|16%HP
Mudo Boost|64|Darkness|Passive
Hama Boost|66|Light|Passive
Mamudoon|68|Darkness|34SP
Mahamaon|70|Light|34SP
Vorpal Blade|73|Physical|25%HP
Megidolaon|75|Almighty|60SP
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Yamato-Takeru

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Yamato Takeru can only be obtained once you have maximized the Fortune Social Link with Naoto Shirogane. Naoto’s initial Persona, Sukuna-Hikona, will transform automatically into Yamato-Takeru, carrying its skills and level with it during the change.

Its default level is carried over from Sukuna-Hikona. It undergoes a change in resistances, however. Yamato-Takeru will now block Light and Darkness (up from resisting) and resist Fire attacks.

If you have maximized the Fortune Social Link, spending time with Naoto during the Winter Event (post-January 11th) will cause Yamato-Takeru to transform into Naoto’s third and final persona, Yamato-Sumeragi.

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Physical|Fire|Ice|Electricity|Wind|Light|Darkness
-|Str|-|-|-|Nul|Nul
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Skill|Level|Element|Cost
Tempest Slash|-|Physical|15%HP
Mudoon|-|Darkness|15SP
Hamaon|-|Light|15SP
Megidola|-|Almighty|32SP
Deathbound|-|Physical|20%HP
Mind Charge|56|Support|15SP
Blight|58|Physical|16%HP
Mudo Boost|64|Darkness|Passive
Hama Boost|66|Light|Passive
Mamudoon|68|Darkness|34SP
Mahamaon|70|Light|34SP
Vorpal Blade|73|Physical|25%HP
Megidolaon|75|Almighty|60SP
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Yamato Sumeragi

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Yamato Sumeragi is the third, and final, Persona of Naoto Shirogane. It can only be obtained during the Winter Event (post-January 11th) once you have already maximized the Fortune Social Link to Rank 10.

Spending Time with Naoto once more will automatically cause Yamato-Takeru to transform into Yamato Sumeragi. Yamato Sumeragi also gets a change in resistances: Fire increases from Resist to Null, and Light and Dark increase from Null to Repel, respectively.

This Persona’s default level will automatically carry over from whatever your Yamato-Takeru was before the transformation. The skills will also carry over from one persona to the other, with one exception. Yamato Sumeragi will learn a new skill called “Shield of Justice.”

Shield of Justice essentially makes your entire party invincible for one turn in battle. It blocks any and all forms of incoming damage.

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Physical|Fire|Ice|Electricity|Wind|Light|Darkness
-|Nul|-|-|-|Rpl|Rpl
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Skill|Level|Element|Cost
Tempest Slash|-|Physical|15%HP
Mudoon|-|Darkness|15SP
Hamaon|-|Light|15SP
Megidola|-|Almighty|32SP
Deathbound|-|Physical|20%HP
Mind Charge|56|Support|15SP
Blight|58|Physical|16%HP
Mudo Boost|64|Darkness|Passive
Hama Boost|66|Light|Passive
Mamudoon|68|Darkness|34SP
Mahamaon|70|Light|34SP
Vorpal Blade|73|Physical|25%HP
Megidolaon|75|Almighty|60SP
Shield of Justice|SL Rank 11|N/A|160SP
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