Ann Takamaki is one of the Confidants that will join your team throughout your journey in Persona 5, and she’ll join your crew fairly early on in the game. Of course, when she joins your team that also means that you’ll be able to start spending time with her outside of battle, raising her Confidant rank in the process. This guide will show you where to find her in order to do that.
First of all, Ann will join your team after you have completed the game’s first palace. Once you’ve gotten that out of the way, Ann will officially be available for you to approach and hang out with. You’ll need to have your Kindness level at 2, however, but if you need help raising that stat then check out our guide on it here. There are a number of different activities that you can do to raise the stat, and it won’t take you long to get to the second level.
With that out of the way, it’s time to actually track Ann down. Luckily you won’t have to go far most of the time, as she’s usually sitting in the seat that’s right in front of you in class. If she isn’t in the classroom, then the next best spot to go looking for her is Shibuya underground mall. She’ll also send you an invitation to hang out at times as you make your way through the game, so be sure to take advantage of those opportunities when they arise. You’ll know that she’s willing to spend the day with you if she has a card icon over her head when you’re near her, so watch out for that.
As for why you want to spend time with Ann, outside of fleshing out her character you’ll also make her stronger in battle. As her Confidant ranks increase she will learn new moves, as well as being more willing to protect you in battle. Her tarot type is the Lovers arcana, so having a Persona of the Lovers arcana while spending time with her will increase the number of rank points earned.