Yukiko Amagi, a fire-aligned character from Persona 4 Golden representing the Priestess Arcana.

Persona 4 Golden: Yukiko Amagi Complete Social Link Guide

Prioritize your relationship with the quiet Yukiko to gain powerful fire and healing moves.

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Key Takeaway

Yukiko’s Social Link, the Priestess, will unlock automatically on May 17. Her Persona, Konohana Sakuya, favors healing and fire-based attacks, and maxing out her Social Link will enable you to fuse Scathach.

It’s possible to romance Yukiko by selecting the correct dialogue option during the Rank 9 hangout.

In-game, you can’t be your best on the battlefield without deepening your relationships with your friends. Yukiko Amagi represents the Priestess Social Link and is one of your classmates at Yasogami High in Persona 4 Golden. Spending time with her will grant you some extra healing and fire-based moves.

Table Of Contents

    About the Priestess Social Link

    You first meet Yukiko on your first day of school at Yasogami High. Known throughout Inaba as the daughter of the Amagi Inn, a famous hot spring resort in town, her manners are impeccable as she’s been taught how to act with grace and honor from a young age. She is studious and shy, the opposite of her best friend Chie Satonaka, and often earns the top grades in the class during exam time. A caring and steadfast friend, Yukiko’s biggest fear is being forced into a life she doesn’t want, though she has trouble refusing what is expected of her.

    Despite her reserved nature, Yukiko comes to life on the battlefield, commanding the Priestess Arcana and wielding the power of fire. After completing Yukiko’s Castle, she’s the third character to officially join your party.

    Yukiko Amagi chatting with the protagonist in front of Yasogami High in Persona 4 Golden.

    Yukiko’s Social Link triggers automatically on May 17. On school days, she can be found on the first floor of Yasogami High School in front of the bulletin board. On days off, you can track her down near the Yomenaido Bookstore in the Central Shopping District.

    Starting on April 19, you can sneak out of the house at night as long as your uncle, Ryotaro Dojima, isn’t home to get in your way. While it’s not possible to advance a Social Link at night, it can be progressed to the next rank the following day. Hanging out with friends in the Central Shopping District at night will also reward you with an item—so keep this in mind if you have a little spare time.

    Note
    It’s possible to romance Yukiko by selecting the correct dialogue option during Rank 9 of her Social Link.

    Priestess Social Link Skills

    Each time you progress Yukiko’s Social Link, she’ll learn new skills in battle. These can help greatly as you make your way through the game. As such, be sure to prioritize your friends as much as you prioritize training in the TV World!

    Below, we’ve compiled a list of unlocks for each Social Link level.

    RankAbilityDescription
    1AssistCan now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle.
    2MudoPersona gets to learn the Mudo skill.
    3Follow UpCan now perform a follow-up attack during battle.
    4Divine GracePersona gets to learn the Divine Grace skill.
    5RecoverCan now cure severe ailments during battle.
    6AmritaPersona gets to learn the Amrita skill.
    7EndureCan now endure a mortal blow during battle.
    8MudoonPersona gets to learn the Mudoon skill.
    9ProtectCan now take a mortal blow for you in battle.
    MAXSecond Awakening
    ___
    Evade Ice
    Transforms Persona.
    ___
    Persona gets to learn the Evade Ice skill.

    Priestess Hangout Conversations

    When spending time with Yukiko, certain dialogue choices will increase your friendship more quickly. Below, we’ve included every possible dialogue choice, along with the number of points you’ll receive for choosing each option.

    The player chatting with Yukiko at the grocery store in Persona 4 Golden.
    Tip
    Make sure to have a Persona of the Priestess Arcana equipped when spending time with Yukiko. This grants bonus affinity, allowing you to earn additional points for correct dialogue responses.

    Rank 1

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Do you think the culprit will come…?"•I'm sure of it.
    •I doubt it.
    •No worries, I'll protect you.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    >You haven't yet asked Yukiko for her contact information.•Ask her straight out
    •Say it's for the investigation
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0

    Rank 2

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Sensei recommended this book to me because it has details on a bunch of different job licenses..."•Going to apply for one?
    •Sensei?
    •2
    •2
    •1
    •1
    "I was thinking something along the lines of an interior decorator...what do you think?"•Sounds good.
    •What's that?
    •You decide.
    •3
    •2
    •0
    •3
    •1
    •0

    Rank 3

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Even eggs come in so many varieties..."•Making dinner at the inn?
    •On an errand?
    •3
    •0
    •2
    •0
    "So I'm going to get some practice while I can!"•Good luck.
    •There's no point.
    •Any other skills?
    •3
    •0
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •0
    "W-Will you...?"•Count me in!
    •I don't mind.
    •I dunno...
    •3
    •2
    •0
    •3
    •2
    •0

    Rank 4

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    >For some reason, an unusually pungent smell hangs in the air...•Let's eat!
    •My stomach's kinda...
    •Did you taste it?
    •3
    •3
    •3
    •3
    •2
    •2
    >Yukiko looks sad...•There's always next time.
    •This won't cut it.
    •Can I toss this?
    •3
    •0
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •0
    "Umm...I'm sorry to drag you around..."•It's okay.
    •I'm having fun.
    •Just don't feed me again.
    •3
    •3
    •0
    •2
    •3
    •0

    Rank 5

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Then the furniture department. I want to look at the desks. Those and the lamps..."•What's all this for?
    •Can you carry all that?
    •3
    •0
    •2
    •0
    "Those people are from some TV station. They wanted to cover the Amagi Inn..."•Sounds good to me.
    •You said no?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "...I'd feel better about leaving."•Are you serious?
    •That's selfish.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0

    Rank 6

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "I wrote down everything I need, so this shouldn't take that long."•What are you making?
    •Gotten any better yet?
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •2
    "But it's not turning out quite like it does in the book, even though I'm following the directions."•Get someone to teach you.
    •Keep practicing.
    •Want me to teach you?
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •0
    •2
    •0
    "Are they that worried about my cooking...?"•You're pretty bad.
    •If you started a fire...
    •They care about you.
    •0
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •0
    •3

    Rank 7

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Once I leave this town...I won't be able to come here again, will I...?"•You're not coming back?
    •You're really leaving?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "They all have the wrong idea...I'm really sorry..."•It's okay.
    •They're not mistaken.
    •2
    •3
    •1
    •2

    Rank 8

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "I'm sorry, I have to go."•An interview?
    •You're going to be on TV?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "W-Was I scary?"•Yeah, you were.
    •You were cool.
    •You should've said more.
    •0
    •3
    •2
    •0
    •2
    •1

    Rank 9

    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Are you going to wish for something too?"•For everyone...
    •For me...
    •For you...
    •It's a secret.
    •2
    •0
    •3
    •0
    •1
    •0
    •2
    •0
    "I-Is it okay...for me to ask...?"•You're my classmate.
    •You're my friend.
    •I really like you.
    •Friendship route
    •Friendship route
    •Romance route
    •Friendship route
    •Friendship route
    •Romance route

    Max Rank (Friendship)

    Note
    Upon maxing out the Priestess Social Link, Yukiko will give you a Shrine Charm, enabling you to fuse the powerful Persona Scathach.
    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "That's why...I'm going to stay here. By my own will."•That's good.
    •Did you think it over?
    •Good luck.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "It's a charm from that shrine...To protect you."•Thank you.
    •Relying on the gods?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0

    Max Rank (Romance)

    The protagonist and Yukiko sitting next to each other in Persona 4 Golden.
    DialoguePossible ResponsesPoints WITH Matching PersonaPoints WITHOUT Matching Persona
    "Umm, sorry...I don't know what to talk about..."•The futon good with you?
    •The sofa good with you?
    •The floor good with you?
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "That's why...I'm going to stay here. By my own will."•That's good.
    •Did you think it over?
    •Good luck.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0
    "It's a charm from that shrine...To protect you."•Thank you.
    •You'll protect me.
    •0
    •0
    •0
    •0

    Persona 4 Golden has reached legendary status in the world of JRPGs, and this is largely because of the deep relationships you can form with your friends like Yukiko Amagi via the Social Link mechanic. Yukiko grants powerful fire attacks, which makes her a force to be reckoned with all on their own. However, her healing abilities can mean the difference between success and failure during late-game encounters. Pay her the attention she deserves to unlock these powerful abilities!

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