In Persona 3, players must raise their social stats, including charm, to progress through the game and earn social links.

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IN Personas 3, players can increase multiple social stats to rank up and gain benefits; this includes the Charm stat, which is used to unlock certain social links in the game. Increasing Charms will let players fuse new Personas, learn new skills, and also access new in-game options that would otherwise be locked.

Personas 3 was originally published in 2006, but was updated with the release of Persona 3 portable and will be released in January 2023 for Xbox Game Pass. With this release, more players will be able to enjoy the game and work through a series of different stats to achieve their elite status. Charm is one of the stats that can help players go far.


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What charms unlock

Earn social links as President Tanaka in Persona 3

The charm is different for different gendered player characters Personas 3. Although the difference is small, it is worth knowing that the unlocks are different for male and female characters. The table below shows what the different characters unlock and at what rank.



Rank 2

Nozomi Suemitsu (male protagonist) and President Tanaka (female protagonist)

Rank 4

President Tanaka (male protagonist) and Akihiko Sanada (female protagonist)

Rank 6

Yukari Takeba (male protagonist)

Methods to increase charm

The classroom and cafe are places to increase the charm in Persona 3

There are various methods to increase the charm throughout Personas 3, and some may require in-game time management. However, there are some simple ways to do it. This includes scoring well on exams, which will give the player different increases to Charm based on how well they do, from +1 for slightly above average to +4 for the best score in class. Pop quizzes and correctly answering questions in class will also increase the Charm a bit. This is part of the social high school experience i Personas 3.

To further increase Charm, visiting or working at the Chagall Cafe will grant players +2 Charm. This will cost money (or time if the player works there), but other options will also cost money. For example, the photo club on Arcade will give players increases in Charm, but this can be expensive in the long run. Watching a movie or attending the film festival will also add to the charm. Working at De Ja Blue will increase the Charm in the same way as working at the cafe Personas 3. For players who want a quick meal, going to Iwatodai Strip Mall and ordering Hagakure Ramen for 900 Yen will increase the charm by 3.

Charm ranks

Rank 1

Rank 2

Rank 3

Rank 4

Rank 5

MAX Rank 6

Points required






Title of male protagonist







Title of female protagonist




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To fully maximize Charm using the above method in the portable version of the game, it will take 100 points. Persona games have many ways to increase social stats and this one is no different. To see the ranks and how many points are needed for each one, the chart below will inform players of what rank they are approaching in the game. With each rank unlocked, the player’s journey will progress Personas 3 will be much easier with their new social links.

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  • Persona 3 portable poster

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable


    PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

    Original release date:


    Atlus, Sega

    RPG, life simulation


    Originally released on the PlayStation Portable in 2010, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable is an updated version of the original PS2 title. Players take on the role of a new protagonist who arrives in Iwatodai and soon discovers that he is awake during a mysterious hour that exists between the transition to a new day. During this time, humans who can experience it are attacked by dangerous shadow-like creatures. To combat this threat, the protagonist joins a school group known as SEES, dedicated to eradicating shadows using their mysterious inner power, the Persona.

    Persona 2: Innocent Sin

    Persona 4 Golden

    Single player

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