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Persona 4 Golden: Nanako Dojima Social Link Guide

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  • Nanako's Social Link, Explained
  • How To Rank Up Nanako's Social Link

Nanako Dojima is your protagonist’s foster-sister in Persona 4 Golden when he arrives for his year with his uncle in Inaba, and it’s no wonder why she’s such a fan favorite – she’s absolutely adorable. Most of your social link with this bubbly little lady centers around the two of you growing closer as siblings, and it comes to be that Nanako needs you just as much as you need her.

But with specific time frames on her availability occasionally making befriending her a challenge, we went through and laid out exactly how you can befriend Nanako Dojima in Persona 4 Golden

This guide may contain spoilers for the story of Persona 4 Golden.

Nanako's Social Link, Explained

Nanako’s social link begins automatically on 5/3. After this point, you can find her at the Dojima residence every evening, making her one of the easier social links to locate. However, she's very particular about when she'll spend time with you.

You can’t spend time with Nanako until you’re finished with your current dungeon, or if you’re between them in the story. Additionally, you’re only able to increase Nanako’s social link on the evenings when Dojima isn’t home.

However, it’s worth noting early that befriending Nanako requires you to max your Expression skill.

You cannot begin Rank 4 with Nanako until you have Rank 3 Expression, while you need to reach Rank 5 Expression to begin her Rank 6 scene.

This will take some doing, so plan accordingly.

How To Rank Up Nanako's Social Link

You’re probably no stranger to the idea by the time you begin spending time with Nanako, but you earn bonus affinity with your social links simply by having a Persona that matches their arcana in your party when you spend time together.

Nanako fills the role of Persona 4 Golden’s Justice arcana, so hit the Velvet Room before you spend your evenings in with her to optimize your point-earning potential.

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 1

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"U-Um…"

"Yeah, come with us."

"Would you rather watch TV?"

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 2

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

Nanako is fidgeting.

"What's wrong?"

2

1

"Go ahead and ask."

3

2

"Are you an only child?"

"That's right." (Ends the conversation)

3

2

"Nope" (Progresses to the next dialogue)

"Hmmm… Then do you have a little sister?"

"I do."

"I don't."

3

2

"I have you."

3

3

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 3

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Dad'll be disappointed."

"I'll go buy some."

3

3

"Let's go buy some together."

3

3

"He'll live."

Nanako looks sad.

"I'm sorry."

Hear her out. (Requires Rank 3 Expression)

It's not Nanako's fault. (Requires Rank 3 Courage)

3

3

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 4

You must have Rank 3 Expression to begin this scene.

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

Nanako is nodding her head cheerfully.

"Why all these questions?"

"Is there anything else?"

3

2

"What happens to a person when they die?"

"They disappear."

"They go to heaven."

3

3

"I don't know."

2

1

"Why do bad people do bad things?"

"They have no choice."

"Because they enjoy it."

"I don't know."

2

1

"Are bad people more important to Dad than I am?"

"That's not true."

"He's protecting everyone."

"He's protecting you."

2

1

​​

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 5

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"What do they mean by 'real'?"

"Related to you by blood."

"A person you love a lot."

3

3

"Always by your side."

3

2

"Daddy doesn't come home because I'm not his 'real' daughter?"

"Did he say that?"

3

3

"That's not true."

"You have me."

2

2

What should you do?

Talk with her

3

2

Put her to bed

Listen to her talk (Requires Rank 3 Understanding)

3

3

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 6

You must have Rank 5 Expression to begin this scene.

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

Nanako looks like she's about to cry…

Ask what happened

Swear to it

2

1

"He can't come, huh?"

"He'll come."

3

2

"I don't know."

"I'll ask him with you."

3

3

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 7

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

(Dojima) "What's gotten into her…?"

"Let's go look for her."

2 (to Dojima's social link)

"Let's leave her alone."

(Dojima) "She'll listen to you…"

"That's not true."

"Why?"

"Okay."

"Big bro…"

"Why'd you come here?"

"Let's go home."

3

3

"Your dad's worried."

"Is he going to throw me away, too…?"

"He hasn't forgotten."

"He won't abandon you."

"Don't worry."

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 8

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"What should I do…? The teacher will yell at me."

"I'll help you look for it."

3

3

"Nothing you can do now."

"Why did Dad stop smiling…?"

"He's lonely too."

3

3

"Because you're lonely."

3

3

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 9

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Big bro… I love my Dad."

"I know."

3

2

"He loves you, too."

3

3

"What about me?"

"…I feel sorry for him, losing someone he loves."

"He still has you."

3

2

"She's not lost."

3

2

"I feel sorry for you too."

3

2

What should you do?

Talk with her

3

2

Put her to bed

Play with her

3

3

Nanako's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 10

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Big Bro, can you make me a salad?"

"Sure thing."

3

2

"I think…"

2

1

"I eat salad for breakfast!"

"You're my family, too, so… Let's work hard together!"

"Don't strain yourself."

2

1

"Let's do it."

3

3

"But I'm not your Mom…"

2

1

With this in mind, you'll have everything you need to max your Justice arcana in Persona 4 Golden and befriend your "sister," Nanako Dojima!

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