persona 3 portable: mamoru (star) social link choices guide

Exclusive to the male protagonist’s story, the Persona 3 Portable Mamoru Hayase social link is the Star Arcana S-Link players can foster a relationship with.

Much like other S-Links in the game, there are two main benefits to ranking up Mamoru’s S-Link. From a gameplay perspective, you’ll be granted the Car Key item that will enable the ability to fuse the Persona Helel, but you’ll also have access to Mamoru’s own personal story – a fairly important benefit for a JRPG. This guide will help you through the right choices to more easily navigate his S-Link.

Mamoru Hayase S-Link Guide – Star

persona 3 portable: mamoru (star) social link choices guide

Unlike the female protagonist’s Star Arcana link – that being the Akihiko Sanada social link – the original male protagonist’s version of Persona 3 Portable Mamoru Hayase Star social link deals with a young man striving to be the best athlete he can be in order to better support his struggling family.

After you’ve started his S-Link, like most other characters you’ll be progressing your relationship with him by, naturally, spending time with him. Certain dialogue options during rank-up events will grant the player additional ‘EXP’ that will increase the hidden stat that determines when you’ll next be able to unlock an S-Link rank. This guide will point you to which dialogue options offer these bonuses, and which of the answers are the best pick to minimize the time spent on his S-Link.

Before all that, just a few words of warning. If we don’t have a dialogue option listed below, that means that either none of the options offer bonus EXP, or all of them offer an equal amount. That being the case, for any question that isn’t listed feel free to answer any way that you’d like – whether it’s funny, or heartfelt, or even just something you think the main character would say. Most importantly, make sure you have a star Persona with you when spending time with Mamoru.

Mamoru is available every day except Thursday at the bench across from the bookstore in the Iwatodai strip mall during the daytime.

Unlock & Rank 1:

Players will have the option to unlock the Mamoru social link on August 9, a week after you meet him during a sports meet. Speaking with him at this time will begin the S-Link.

No choices have an impact at this rank – you can say whatever you like for each of these first dialogue prompts without any worry.

Rank 1 > 2:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Someday I’ll be famous, and then I’ll be the one sponsoring them!
    • “I’m jealous.” +3
  • By the way, who do you consider your biggest rival?
    • “Myself, really.”

Rank 2 > 3:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • This is an automatic rank – you have a couple of dialogue choices, but no specific response offers any bonus points.

Rank 3 > 4:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • You know what that means? If I do well enough, I might get a scholarship nod.
    • “Sounds like a good plan.” +2
  • I bet my mother would be really relieved.
    • “Yeah, I bet she would be.” +2

Rank 4 > 5:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • *pant* *pant* Sorry I kept you waiting… *gasp*
    • “Are you okay?” +2
  • I used to come here a lot with my teammates, but…
    • “We should come here again.”

Rank 5 > 6:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Sorry man, I don’t think I can meet up with you today.
    • “Hey, no problem.” +3

Rank 6 > 7:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Thanks for coming down here…
    • “I don’t mind.”
  • …Is it really gonna end like this?
    • “Don’t give up!”

Rank 7 > 8:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Hmmm…
    • “You should get some more.” +3

Rank 8 > 9:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • So, the big meet was yesterday.
    • “And you won?” +2
  • I got first place, of course!
    • Do a victory celebration +2
  • Order extra noodles. Go on, it’s on me.
    • Thank him for his generosity +2

Rank 9 > 10:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • This is an automatic rank – you have a couple of dialogue choices, but no specific response offers any bonus points.

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