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Persona 4 Golden – Platinum Trophy Guide

Happy New Year, Readers!

Hope you’ve enjoyed your holidays. Me? I’ve been enjoying my import copy of Persona 4 Golden. Pretty late but I didn’t decide to get a PS Vita until I ran out of decent JRPGs on the PS3 ^^;

I’ve got quite a few things to say about the PS Vita’s design (mostly bad things) but that’s another story. It was probably a combination of Gravity Daze/Rush and having an updated copy of Persona 4 that gave me the extra push towards buying one.

Anyway, I thought I’d share the notes I made while looking up various guides. It’s pretty much impossible to get a platinum without some guide. Here are some pointers on how to obtain the platinum trophy for this game which still plays brilliantly despite being 4 years old.

Persona 4 Golden - Platinum Trophy

First Playthrough

Level all your “human stats” as they’ll also be carried over to your second playthrough. For myself, I decided to max out Mari and Adachi’s new social links since they were new content so I got those trophies first playthrough.

Since you’ll be busy level grinding be sure to keep asking Rise for advice to hear 250 lines from her for the “Hardcore Rise Fan” bronze trophy. Maximising her social link helps as she will automatically analyse enemies at the start of and during battles. What counts as different lines? She can say, “There are x number of enemies” or “X has been x” etc so switch between party members. I got mine in the new dungeon towards the end of the game.

It’s also best if you focused on collecting and reading all books for this first run. Yes, READ! If you don’t finish reading them, it doesn’t count. Don’t know why this is bronze when it’s actually missable and requires a lot of time to collect. You don’t really need to start reading until August 4th which is when you get the speed reading book that helps you read 2 chapters at a time so up until then you can work on your social links. Getting the books read this playthrough means you don’t have to wait until August before maxing out the basketball/soccer club members for the second playthrough.

Most books can be bought from the shop but some are via quests and social link events. DO NOT level Kouji/Ken (Sports) to Rank 4 or higher before August or you’ll miss the following 3 books that they give you when agree to hangout with them over the phone!

  • 5/29
    Choose “I’ll Take It” to get the “Witch Detective”
  • 7/15
    Go to your room at night, accept invite -> 7/17, Choose “Can’t do” to get “Fun with Numbers”
  • 8/10
    Accept the invite and choose “I’ll have it” to get “The O-Cha Way”

Quests you need to get the others are…

  • #18, book exchange for “The Youdou”
    You should have got the White Peach from Teddy(Kuma) at Yukiko’s Castle
  • #20, feed the cat to get “The Gaidou”
    You can either fish or get fish from Tanaka Net TV
  • #34, get hard boots to get “Pest Book”
    Sauna, 5F-8F. Dancing Hands… They’re pink and come with muscle guys. Quite rare. Took 2 hours to get 5 skin drops. Sell at the shop and buy the hard boots. They’re a weapon for Chie.
  • #40, Get a nice plate to get “I Love Puzzles!”
    Rise 9F. Lightning and Wind Balances. Not as hard to encounter and collect as the Dancing Hands. Get 3 pretty saucers then go back to hand them over.
  • #45, Remember book contents “Know A Lot book”
    Questions about the books you’ve read – Answers “Effectiveness of skill”, “Witch Doctor Comes With Illustrations”, “1 Insect on Page 2”, “Me”

There is also one book “The Noodle Way” that you can only get by eating at Aika 8 times. Eating there raises your social stats so it’s another reason why you should focus on maxing out social stats and reading all books first.

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