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Persona 4 Golden: Rise Kujikawa Social Link Guide

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  • How To Rank Up Rise's Social Link

Idol culture in Japan can get pretty intense sometimes, and in Persona 4 Golden, Rise Kujikawa returns to Inaba to take some time outside the spotlight of her idol fame. Risette, the public persona she uses, feels constricting, and this adorable little lady just wants a second to be Rise again.

After rescuing her from her shadow self in the Midnight Channel, Rise becomes your team’s invaluable navigational support. Your friendship with her will deal with the crushing expectations of stardom, but her spot in your team is critical. Follow along below with our guide on how to befriend (and even date) Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Golden.

This guide contains spoilers for the plot of Persona 4 Golden.

Rise's Social Link Battle Perks

Like with the other members of your team who joined after being saved from the Midnight Channel, Rise's social link in P4G doesn't begin until 7/23.

After this, spending time with her will not only increase the rank of her social link, but will teach Rise new skills to use during battle. And sure, Rise isn't actually fighting with you, but her place as your navigation expert is just as worth the effort to bolster as the combatants on your team.

Rise’s Persona 4 Golden Social Link Unlocks

Rank

Abilty

Description

1

All-Out Attack Assist

Rise can partake in All-Out Attacks, adding damage to the assault.

2

Weakness Scan

Rise may reveal and enemy's weakness at the beginning of battle.

3

Full Analysis

Rise may reveal an enemy's weaknesses, skills, and stats at the beginning of battle.

4

Third Eye

Rise may reveal all information about an enemy at the beginning of battle.

5

Healing Wave

The Investigation Team recovers 5 percent of their HP after battle.

8

Stamina Song

The Investigation Team now recovers 10 percent of their HP after battle.

9

Protect

Rise may shield a party member from an attack that would otherwise have been fatal.

10 (Max)

Second Awakening

Transforms Himiko into Kanzeon, Rise's second Persona.

Additionally, you're able to invite rise on bike rides with you after obtaining your scooter license on 6/9. The bike dates begin the end of August and stretch through the end of the game.

While most of your Investigation Team learn exclusive skills on these rides, going bike riding with Rise increases the damage she deals when she joins your All-Out attacks. She can be powered up in this way five times before reaching her maximum output.

How To Rank Up Rise's Social Link

In spending time advancing your social link with Rise, you’ll be seeing her through the rollercoaster of emotions she’s feeling after leaving the spotlight.

During these scenes, you can earn bonus affinity with characters by keeping a Persona that matches their arcana in your party.

Rise is your Lovers social link in Persona 4 Golden, so keep a Lovers Persona on you, or hit the Velvet Room ahead of time if you know you’ll be spending time with Rise.

Additionally, if you’re aiming to romance Rise, the decision to do so happens during her Rank 8 scene. Her Rank 9 scene is the same no matter which path you choose, but Rank 10 with Rise will vary based on the decision. We cover both options in the tables below.

Rise's Social Link, Rank 1

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"……"

"Sure, I'll show you around."

"If I have the time…"

"Yeah, I know a few places."

Rise's Social Link, Rank 2

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"But it's a little embarrassing to show up alone, you know?"

"Why?"

2

1

"So you don't eat out?"

3

2

"Just order takeout."

3

3

Rise's Social Link, Rank 3

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"It'll take time to get back, so let's walk around quick!"

"You come here often?"

3

3

"Can't you shop in Inaba…?"

3

3

"What are you looking for?"

3

3

Rise's Social Link, Rank 4

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

Rise is worried…

Yell

Call the police

3

3

Grab her hand and run

3

3

Rise is desperate…

Go along with her

3

3

Deny it

"I'm sorry… Lying about marrying you and all…"

"I don't mind."

3

3

"Lying is wrong."

"It… It was a lie?"

3

3

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Rise's Social Link, Rank 5

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Senpai, have you ever thought that you're pushing yourself too far, or that you were just acting…?"

"All the time."

3

3

"Sometimes…"

3

2

"Not really."

2

1

"You're with me right now because I'm Risette, yeah?"

"That's right."

"No."

3

3

"I don't know."

3

3

Rise's Social Link, Rank 6

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

(Inoue) "A fan letter came, you see…"

"Give it to her yourself."

"Does she even need them?"

"Why so interested in her?"

"To think I trusted him… I feel betrayed!"

"That's not nice."

"He's worried about you."

"You're really quitting?"

"I gave up on being Risette. I can't meet her expectations…"

"Having second thoughts?"

3

2

"This was your decision."

"She'll understand." (Requires Level 5 Understanding)

3

2

"Doesn't that sound fun? H-How about it? Haha…ha…"

"Sounds great."

3

2

"If you're serious…"

3

3

"I can't decide that now."

Rise's Social Link, Rank 7

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"…She was cute, so I figured she would sell."

"She's cute, huh?"

"Jealous?"

"That's good, isn't it?"

"You like having such a cute underclassman, right? I'm an ex-idol, after all."

"I'm happy."

2

1

"I'm miserable."

"That part doesn't matter."

3

2

Rise looks hopeless…

Cheer her up

3

2

Move closer to her

3

3

Laugh it off (Requires Level 5 Courage)

3

3

Rise's Social Link, Rank 8

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Senpai… I… I don't know why I'm crying…"

"You mustn't cry!"

"Cry all you want."

…You sense this is an important moment. There's no turning back.

Hold her

Romance path

Stand there

Friendship path

Rise's Social Link, Rank 9

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"And yet… I felt so angry about it… Why do you think that is?"

"You regret leaving."

3

3

"You're selfish."

3

3

"Risette is Rise, too."

3

3

Rise's Social Link, Rank 10 (Friendship)

Dialogue Options

There are no dialogue options for Rise's Rank 10 scene.

Rise's Social Link, Rank 10 (Romance)

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"I'll ask the man himself! So—where do you hide them!?"

"What do you mean?"

"You want to see?"

"I don't have any."

With the information in this guide, you've got everything you need to complete your social link with Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Golden!

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