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Academic Attributes
Attributes are extremely important. Here is some general information on the academic attributes.

The following are the rankings as you gain attribute points for academics:

Rank 1 (0-19 pts) - Slacker
Rank 2 (20-79 pts) - Average
Rank 3 (80-139 pts) - Above Average
Rank 4 (140-199 pts) - Smart
Rank 5 (200-259 pts) - Intelligent
Rank 6 (260+ pts) - Genius

The following are activities that will help you gain attribute points for academics:

Activity - pts gained - cost - WHEN - time spent - (notes)

Naganaki Offeratory - +1 pts - 5 yen - ONCE A DAY - n/a - (10% chance of gaining a point)
Naganaki Offeratory - +1 pts - 100 yen - ONCE A DAY - n/a - (50% chance of gaining a point)
Naganaki Offeratory - +2 pts - 1000 yen - ONCE A DAY - n/a - (75% chance of gaining a point)
Lecture - +2 pts - N/A - DURING CLASS - 1 time period - (must stay awake during lecture)
Study at Library - +2 pts - N/A - AFTER SCHOOL - until evening
Study at the Dorm - +2 pts - N/A - LATE NIGHT - until tomorrow - (gain twice as much on weekend. gain 2 less if tired or sick)
Wakatsu Restaurant - +3 pts - 680 yen - AFTER SCHOOOL - until evening - (unavailable on tuesdays)
Summer School - +3 pts - N/A - AUGUST 10-15 - 1 day - (this happens automatically. 15th is a half-day)
Summer Film Festival - +4 pts - N/A - AUGUST 19 - half day - (also improves S.Link with the Temperance Arcana)
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 22, 2007
Amount of Enemies
They are 3 types of this,one is when they are no enemies at all,but only treasure chests and rare chests BUT if you stay there for a let's say 30 seconds without moving on to the next floor,the boss The Reaper will appear.When they are MORE enemies than usual,most of them would probably be golden ones but again,The Reaper will show up after a period of time.Finnally,when they are LESS enemies then usual,it just means you're getting closer to the end of the block.
Submitted by: Jenova Jenova on April 13, 2009
Charm attributes
Attributes are extremely important. Here is some general information on courage attributes.

The following are the rankings as you gain attribute points for Charm:

Rank 1 - (0-14 pts) - Plain
Rank 2 - (15-29 pts) - Unpolished
Rank 3 - (30-44 pts) - Confident
Rank 4 - (45-64 pts) - Smooth
Rank 5 - (65-79 pts) - Popular
Rank 6 - (80+ pts) - Charismatic

Activity - pts gained - cost - WHEN - time spent - (notes)

Chagall Cafe - +2 pts - 500 yen - ANY TIME - 1 time period - (spend time until the evening if done after school, or until midnight if done during the evening)
Pop Quiz - +2 pts - N/A - DURING CLASS - 1 time period - (only gained if the question is answered correctly)
Hagakure Ramen - +3 pts - 900 yen - AFTER SCHOOL - until evening - (unavailable on thursdays)
Screen Shot Theater - +4 pts - 1500 yen - AFTER SCHOOL - until evening - (only on odd-numbered months)
Summer Film Festival - +4 pts - N/A - AUGUST 22, 23, 30 - half-day
Exam Result - +1 pts - N/A - AUTOMATIC - n/a - (gained if you scored just above average)
Exam Result - +2 pts - N/A - AUTOMATIC - n/a - (gained if you scored well above average)
Exam Result - +3 pts - N/A - AUTOMATIC - n/a - (gained if you scored within the top 10)
Exam Result - +4 pts - N/A - AUTOMATIC - n/a - (gained if you are the top of the class)
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 22, 2007
Combat advantages
In the field, you can opt to avoid enemies entirely by outrunning them, or you can try to hit them with your sword by pressing the X button.

Hitting an enemy that's aware of your presence will start the fight on even terms, while sneaking up on an enemy and hitting them before they notice you will give you the initiative. Conversly, however, if an enemy hits you from behind, you'll lose the first turn of combat. This is similar if not exact to the advantage system of the SNES game Earthbound.
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 20, 2007
Courage Attributes
Attributes are extremely important. Here is some general information on courage attributes.

The following are the rankings as you gain attribute points for courage:

Rank 1 - (0-14 pts) - Timid
Rank 2 - (15-29 pts) - Ordinary
Rank 3 - (30-44 pts) - Determined
Rank 4 - (45-64 pts) - Tough
Rank 5 - (65-79 pts) - Fearless
Rank 6 - (80+ pts) - Badass

The following are activities that will help you gain attribute points for courage:

Activity - pts gained - cost - WHEN - time spent - (notes)

Visit Nurse's Office - +2 pts - N/A - TIRED OR SICK - n/a - (if you don't take the medicine, you'll get a recovery item instead)
Club Mandragora - +2 pts - 800 yen - ANY TIME - 1 time period - (unavailable on Fridays and Saturdays. Spend time until Evening if done. After school or until midnight if done during the Evening)
Wild-duck Burger - +3 pts - 500 yen - AFTER SCHOOL - until evening - (unavailable on thursdays)
Screen Shot Theater - +4 pts - 1500 - AFTER SCHOOL - until evening - (only on even-numbered months)
Summer Film Festival - +4 pts - N/A - AUGUST 18, 26, 27 - half-day - (also improves S. Links in other Arcana)
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 22, 2007
Cursed Cards
Sometimes a card will have a blackened Skull & Crossbones shadow on it. If you pick this card, then the optional boss "The Reaper" will make an appearance on this floor and track you down. Get to the exit fast if you choose this card, as he's a Shadow you don't want to mess with.
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 20, 2007
Demonic Compendium tip
The Demonic Compendium becomes available to the player on May 10th. It is recommended that the player wait until this date (you start in April) to full realize the fusion system, as your fusions and old Personas will be saved
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 20, 2007
Easy cash
To make quick and good money, got through blocks in Tarteraus that the mobs run away from you. Then, go through the floors picking up the cases and chests you find. You won't get tired, as you aren't fighting any mobs. The only thing you will have to fear, are the Reaper, which you will be warned about.
Submitted by: Zenaku on September 28, 2007
Fusion Accidents
In accordance with time-honored Shin Megami Tensei tradition, sometimes things will go hilariously wrong when you try to fuse Personas together. The result is unpredictable, and will often result in a Persona that is nowhere near what you wanted.
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 20, 2007
Get the card you want
There are different patterns that the after-battle cards will be shuffled in. Knowing these shuffle patterns will help you get the card you want.

The Swap - A card will swap places with another card. At high speeds you should use the audio cue of the cards being swapped to assist in tracking the card's movement, as trying to track a fast flurry of cards on eyesight alone makes it more difficult to track the card.

The Pick-up - All 5 cards will be picked up and rearranged off-screen before being placed back down. To track the card you want, take a note of when the card was picked up. If it was the 3rd card picked up, then it will be the card that's 3rd from the left when it's put back down. The 2nd card to be picked up will be 2nd from left when placed down.

The Fold - A set number of cards will fold under a single card before spreading out again. To track the card you want, note which card it folded to and remember where it was in relation to that card when the fold took place. It'll be in that same position when the cards are spread out again.
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 20, 2007
Same-Arcana fusions
Fusing 2 Personas of the same Arcana results in a third Persona of the same Arcana. Unlike different Arcana fusions, though, Same Arcana fusion always results in a weaker Persona. The resulting demon will always be different than its parents, so this method may be useful to obtain weak personas that you may have missed early on and are needed for fusion.
Submitted by: The Ellimist on July 20, 2007

Persona 3 Cheats

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Heart Items
Certain Personas have a possibility of holding a an item within their heart. They will give you this item once they've learned all their skills. If they learn all their skills via the experience gained from an S.Link, then they will give you the item when they next level up in battle.

Persona - Item
Legion - Unbreakable Cage
Jack Frost - Frost Cap
Pyro Jack - Indigo Cape
Surt - Blazing Flame
Unicorn - Alicorn
Gabriel - Frozen Stone
Alilat - Divine Pillar
Take-Mikazuchi - Lightning Armlet
Odin - Draupnir
Flauros - Staunch Anklets
Kohryu - Kohryu's Scale
Narcissus - Narcissus Flower
Thor - Lightning Gloves
Melchizedek - Radiant Halo
Fortuna - Ring of Serenity
Titan - Spirit Bracers
Take-Minakata - Lightning Armlet
Thanatos - Ring of Darkness
Abaddon - Tome of the Void
Seiten Taisei - Mystic Rock
Masakado - Masakado's Hair
Shiva - Rudra Ring
Chi You - Barbaric Bracers
Yamatano-Orochi - Serpent's Eye
Chernobog - Black God's Rock
Jatayu - Storm Ring
Metatron - Book of Enoch
Vishnu - Chakra Ring
Messiah* - Armor of Light (19.8%)
. Aura Dog Suit (19.8%)
. Aigis Armor v.0 (19.8%)
. Shoes of Light (19.8%)
. Aigis Legs v.0 (19.8%)
. Omnipotent Orb (1%)
*Messiah can only produce 1 item per Heart at the indicated percentages.
Submitted by: Parable on August 15, 2007
New game+
After beating the game once, you will be prompted to save your clear game data do so and load the data to start a new game but with your previous level, equipment, money, items, etc.
Submitted by: Just a Shadow on December 17, 2006
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