Tae Takemi, the doctor who helps the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Royal: Tae Takemi Complete Confidant Guide

Her prescriptions are strong, but her sass is stronger.

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Outside of your close circle of friends and fellow Phantom Thieves in Persona 5 Royal, you’ll have the opportunity to become closer to other characters. Tae Takemi, a sketchy doctor with a clinic in Yongen-Jaya, can provide plenty of helpful medicine for your time in the Metaverse, no questions asked.

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    How to Begin the Death Confidant

    The owner of Takemi Medical Clinic in Yongen-Jaya, Tae doesn’t look like your typical doctor. With her punk style and sharp tongue, her bad reputation almost seems warranted. However, as you spend more time with her, you’ll uncover the startling truth of her exile from the medical community.

    Tae Takemi in the Persona 5 anime.

    You can visit the clinic and trigger Tae’s Confidant as early as April 18. The first time you visit, you’ll learn more about Tae and her checkered past. The next time you visit the clinic after this, the Confidant will start in earnest.

    Death Confidant Skills

    Spending more time at Tae’s clinic and allowing the good doctor to experiment on you is worth it in the long run. As you level up her Confidant, you’ll unlock more healing items and bigger discounts. See the table below for complete details.

    Confidant RankAbilityDescription
    1RejuvenationIncreases the selection of healing items at the clinic.
    2----
    3SterilizationAdds more healing items to the clinic.
    4----
    5ImmunizationAdds support items to the inventory at the clinic.
    6----
    7DiscountDecreases the price for all items sold at the clinic.
    8----
    9----
    MAXResuscitationIncreases the selection of revival items at the clinic.

    Once the Death Confidant is maxed out, you’ll be able to fuse Alice. This Persona reduces the cost of any instant death skill to zero, and can also evade Divine Decree and block Bless Insta-Kill attacks against herself in battle.

    Provided that you’ve reached max rank, Tae will give you a Dog Tag on March 19. This will allow you to access all items sold at the clinic automatically once you start Tae’s Confidant in New Game Plus.

    Hangout Conversations

    Choosing certain dialogue options will increase your friendship rank more quickly during your hangouts with Tae. If you say the wrong thing, you can always give a gift or two to make up for any lost points.

    By ranking up Tae’s Confidant, you’ll also progressively boost your Guts stat.

    The protagonist chatting with Tae at her clinic in Persona 5 Royal.

    Below, we’ve listed all possible dialogue options and the corresponding points. (And yes, you can romance Tae.)

    Tip
    To get the most points while spending time with Tae, you’ll need to have a Persona of the Death Arcana on hand.

    Rank 1

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "...What exactly are you up to?"•It's for brainpower.
    •It's for my exams.
    •It's for studying.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Why don't you have an energy drink or something?"•I need that medicine.
    •I'll tell people.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "So how about you just go home?"•I'm not leaving.
    •Can I work for it?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "...Are you up for it?"•What would I be doing?
    •How much does it pay?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Well? Go on."•Don't mind if I do.
    •Bottoms up.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Are you out of your mind? Only an idiot would have drank that."•I'm not outta my mind.
    •It's for my exams.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "So you're strictly prohibited from disclosing what happens here to anyone...Understood?"•Of course.
    •Same goes for you.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Based on today's results, I think I can whip up some new medicine for next time. Drop by when you're ready for it."•Fine by me.
    •Please go easy on me.
    •So many pretty lights...
    •2
    •3
    •2
    •1
    •3
    •1

    Rank 2

    To start this rank, you must have Bold Guts (Level 2).

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    Arrogant Officer: "You don't seem to be sick...Are you up to something illegal!?"•I have a bad heart.
    •We're on a date.
    •I know my rights.
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    •0
    "*sigh* I'm so over this..."•I agree.
    •Harassment?
    •The Plague?
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    •0
    "You know how it is. Some patients get sick on their way back home."•I'm totally fine.
    •I feel lightheaded.
    •I think I have superpowers.
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1
    •0
    •1

    Rank 3

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "...Awfully rude, just hanging up on a lady like that."•What was that about?
    •Was that an emergency?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "They call me the Plague...due to a grave medical error I made."•A medical error?
    •What do you mean?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Participating in clinical trials run by a doctor like that?"•I don't mind.
    •Is it true?
    •I need the medicine.
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1
    •0
    •1
    "You…haven't told anyone about my drugs, right?"•Of course not.
    •I don't think I did...
    •Have you?
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    •0

    Rank 4

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "......"•You'll be OK.
    •Dr. Takemi will help.
    •0
    •2
    •0
    •1
    "...Hehe."•You seem happy.
    •You're so kind.
    •Why free?
    •3
    •2
    •2
    •2
    •1
    •1
    "Especially after approving that girl's consultation without my permission."•I'll reflect on my mistakes.
    •But she ended up okay.
    •Punish me more.
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    •0

    Rank 5

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "I even told them about the medical error I made..."•They trust you.
    •Was it really your fault?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "...No matter what I said, I couldn't change how they felt about me."•I had no idea.
    •It's not too late.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "That's why it's harmless for people who don't have the disease...probably."•That's good.
    •When will it be done?
    •..."Probably"?
    •3
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1
    •0
    "Also…sorry for the long talk today. I wasn't planning on telling you all that."•About Miwa-chan?
    •About Oyamada?
    •About Crawford-Ende's?
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    •0

    Rank 6

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "*sigh*...What the heck?"•Well, someone's popular.
    •You seem annoyed.
    •Did something happen?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Sheesh. It's not like I'm some kind of genius doctor."•Having fun?
    •You ARE a genius.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "That's my role as the Plague. I'm not suited for all this other stuff."•You're a masochist.
    •It suits you.
    •You're not honest.
    •0
    •3
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •2
    "I'll need you to stick around just a little bit longer. I hope you can handle it."•You can count on me.
    •I think I'm at my limit...
    •Anything for you.
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1
    •0
    •1

    Rank 7

    Choose “I’m glad you did” if you want to open up the romance route at Rank 9.

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "......"•This is harassment.
    •She's a great doctor.
    •Please be quiet.
    •2
    •2
    •2
    •1
    •1
    •1
    "There's no way..."•Don't lose hope.
    •Let's ask for details.
    •......
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "I can't..."•Just rest for today.
    •Anything I can do?
    •Let's retaliate.
    •2
    •2
    •0
    •1
    •1
    •0
    "Ugh. I wish I hadn't shown you that side of me..."•It was inevitable.
    •We all do sometimes.
    •I'm glad you did. (Must choose this option to trigger Tae's romance in the future)
    •0
    •3
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1

    Rank 7.5

    Choose “I’m your ally” if you want to open up the romance route at Rank 9.

    To start Rank 8, you must have Charismatic Charm (Level 4).

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "They're probably being pressured by Oyamada to stop doing business with me. So I figure it's over."•What about Miwa-chan?
    •You OK with this?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "I'm all out of allies..."•Don't give up.
    •Anything you can do?
    •I'm your ally. (Must choose this option to trigger Tae's romance in the future)
    •0
    •0
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    "So...thank you."•You gonna run away?
    •And your patients?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Bye..."•What's his full name?
    •Tell me about him.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "You mean Oyamada? Why? I hope you're not planning to get revenge for me."•I won't do anything.
    •It's for my research.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0

    Rank 8

    Choose “It’s for Miwa-chan” if you want to open up the romance route at Rank 9.

    You must complete the Mementos Request “Bad Medicine” before advancing Tae’s Confidant.

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "It doesn't change the fact that I couldn't save her..."•Miwa-chan is alive.
    •Oyamada lied to you.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "So she's...she's alive..."•You should hurry.
    •Let's get to work, doctor.
    •It's not over yet.
    •2
    •3
    •3
    •1
    •3
    •2
    "...Sorry. Just hang in there, OK?"•It's for Miwa-chan. (Must choose this option to trigger Tae's romance in the future)
    •It's for my exams.
    •It's for you.
    •3
    •2
    •3
    •3
    •1
    •2
    "Miwa-chan was fighting all that time. I have to fight for her, too."•I'll be cheering you on.
    •Don't burn yourself out.
    •Anything else I can do?
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1
    •0
    •1

    Rank 9

    Warning
    To pursue a romance with Tae, make sure you choose all correct responses here–“I wanted to see you,” “I love you,” and “It isn’t a joke.” If you miss any of these responses, you’ll stay friends with Tae.
    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "I have to thank you again. All this is thanks to you helping me with the clinical trials."•Don't worry about it.
    •It was for my exams.
    •It was rough.
    •2
    •2
    •3
    •1
    •1
    •2
    "I start first thing next month. Unfortunately, Takemi Clinic of Internal Medicine will be gone."•That's troubling.
    •And your patients?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "Why don't you tell me the truth about why you kept coming to me?"•I wanted to see you.
    •It was for my exams.
    •Start Romance
    •Remain Friends
    •Start Romance
    •Remain Friends
    "...Don't tell me you're in love with me or something."•I love you.
    •What do you think?
    •2
    •0
    •1
    •0
    "Or... I can give you a "special examination" if you'd like."•It isn't a joke.
    •That sounds good.
    •3
    •0
    •3
    •0
    "Turns out my little guinea pig caught an illness that's even more annoying and persistent than Crawford-Ende's."•It's true love.
    •So did you.
    •I've always loved you.
    •0
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    "You really are the best guinea pig I could've hoped for."•You're welcome.
    •It was a breeze.
    •I'm glad we saw it through.
    •0
    •0
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1

    MAX Rank

    Friendship

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "...For your escapades with the Phantom Thieves, I mean."•Uh, what?
    •Is that a joke?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "And to have it happen when it did...Isn't the only logical conclusion to think that it's you?"•It's a coincidence.
    •I wonder...
    •So what if it's true?
    •0
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0

    Romance

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "...For your escapades with the Phantom Thieves, I mean."•Uh, what?
    •Is that a joke?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "And to have it happen when it did...Isn't the only logical conclusion to think that it's you?"•It's a coincidence.
    •I wonder...
    •So what if it's true?
    •0
    •2
    •0
    •0
    •1
    •0
    "Really...then, would you like a 'thorough examination'?"•What kind?
    •Yes, please.
    •2
    •3
    •1
    •2

    Other Hangouts

    Tae and the protagonist at Inokashira Park in Persona 5 Royal.

    Inokashira Park

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Well then, shall we begin?"•You're changing something?
    •What're you gonna to make me do?
    •What's on today's menu?
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •0
    •2
    •0
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