Persona 5 Royal: 10 Best Ways to Earn Money
Take on a part-time job at the Crossroads Bar to earn money slowly and improve social skills in Persona 5.Sell your loot from palace raids to the Un...
Take on a part-time job at the Crossroads Bar to earn money slowly and improve social skills in Persona 5.
Sell your loot from palace raids to the Untouchable Airsoft Shop for a good source of income in yen.
Craft an Eternal Lockpick to open treasure chests in cognitive palaces and Mementos, and sell the valuable loot for yen.
In most RPG games, it is common for money to play an important role, and Persona 5 is no exception. Although you have numerous options available to you in this extensive game, what are the ways to earn money in Persona 5?
Let's take a look at some of the best and most effective ways to earn money - a sort of Persona 5 Royal money farming, if you will - so that you never have to worry about running out of money for items again.
Updated on September 1, 2023, by Gabrielle Castania: Nearly a year after the launch of P5R on all modern consoles, fans continue to fall in love with the Phantom Thieves every day. We return to our list of the best ways to earn money in Persona 5 Royal to finance your heist activities.
9 Get A Part-Time Job
If you're just starting out, you won't have much money, and you won't be earning ridiculous amounts through battling shadows either. One of the best ways to slowly accumulate a decent amount of pocket money is by taking on a part-time job. There are several options to choose from, such as working at a supermarket or a flower shop, but the highest-paying job is working at the Crossroads Bar.
To obtain this job, you need to have a Proficiency rank of three and have unlocked the social link with Ohya. This job pays 5,400 yen per night and helps you improve your social skills depending on who you talk to and when you do it.
8 Sell Your Loot
After raiding one or two palaces, you will collect large amounts of loot from chests or obtained from shadows. And while some are true treasures, selling excess loot can be a good source of income. Therefore, it's important not to forget to get rid of the stockpile that accumulates in your inventory.
It's easy to sell these items for a profit at the Untouchable Airsoft Shop since most valuable items you obtain have no use for you. Their sole purpose is to fill your pockets with more yen.
6 Bring Lockpicks And Use Them Often
While sneaking through a cognitive palace or exploring Mementos, you will come across treasure chests. While most of them will be regular chests, there are chests that require lockpicks to open. These chests always contain good loot, typically in the form of equipment or consumable items.
Although there are cases where you may want to keep these items for yourself, in most cases, they are more valuable when sold. Craft an Eternal Lockpick to have permanent access to these larger chests.
5 Play The Lottery
While there are cases where you may want to keep these items for yourself, in most cases, they are more valuable when you sell them. Craft an Eternal Lockpick to have permanent access to these larger chests.
If you have the extra money and feel confident in your luck, try to get tickets as often as possible. The jackpot prize is 100,000 yen, so don't forget to check if your ticket is a winner - you won't get paid until you've checked it!
4 Defeat Treasure Demons
Treasure Demons are rare shadows that actively try to escape from the Phantom Thieves. Once you engage in a battle with a Treasure Demon, you may be tempted to capture it to obtain useful items or Personas. However, if you're short on cash, defeating a Treasure Demon is a quick way to earn money.
The higher the level and rarity of a Treasure Demon, the more money you will receive for defeating it. Most types can be found in specific layers of Mementos, so don't worry if you defeat one - you can still find a similar one later on.
3 Pick Up Anything Shiny
One of the first abilities you acquire in the game is called "Third Eye," which highlights interactive objects and points of interest in palaces and Mementos. While it helps in solving puzzles quickly, it is primarily used to show you loot scattered around the world.
Some players tend to give up on picking up every item they come across, especially in the later stages of the game. However, if you continue to pick up items, you can benefit from selling them. Don't forget to use this ability frequently, as it can reveal items that you might have otherwise overlooked.
2 Hold Up Shadows And Force Negotiations
After defeating a shadow, you can negotiate with it to obtain some extra yen. To do this, attack a shadow with the element or damage type it is weak against. Once it is defeated, you will have the option to ask it to join you, give you items, or pay you.
Try doing this against stronger shadows as you progress in the game and have started filling out the compendium, as stronger shadows tend to give more money when you agree to spare them.
1 Confuse Shadows Into Throwing Away Their Cash
When shadows are affected by confusion, they sometimes drop large amounts of money instead of attacking during their turn. The trick here is to use a Persona with a skill that inflicts confusion on the enemy, preferably the skill Pulinpa, and have a high luck stat.
With this trick, you can continue to confuse stronger enemies. All you have to do is watch them stumble over their own feet and then use Pulinpa again once the status effect wears off to keep the money flowing.