On the Subject of Hold Ups

Well then, let’s do the first step: Knock all the enemies down, and do a Hold Up!

This module consists of a top screen with 4 buttons. It is based off of the RPG, Persona 5, in which you need to defeat opponents (named shadows) with specific type moves. The display shows the current shadow.

The goal of the module is to knock down all shadows, after which a “Hold Up” happens. During this, you need to choose one of 3 options: Perform an “All-Out Attack”, “Break Formation”, or “Talk” with shadows for money or items. Choosing the wrong move type or the wrong action will incur a strike.

Table A: Shadow weaknesses

Take the name of the current shadow (located at the top of the module) and find it in the list. Use a move with the corresponding type, found in list B.

Weak to Fire

Weak to Ice

Weak to Elec

Weak to Wind

Weak to Nuclear

  • Mandrake
  • Silky
  • Koropokguru
  • Nue
  • Jack Frost
  • Leanan Sidhe
  • Hua Po
  • Orthrus
  • Lamia
  • Bicorn
  • Kelpie
  • Apsaras
  • Makami
  • Nekomata
  • Sandman
  • Naga
  • Agathion
  • Berith
  • Mokoi
  • Inugami
  • High Pixie
  • Yaksini
  • Anzu

Weak to Psy

Weak to Bless

Weak to Curse

Weak to Gun

  • Take-Minakata
  • Thoth
  • Isis
  • Incubis
  • Onmoraki
  • Koppa-Tengu
  • Orobas
  • Rakshasa
  • Pixie
  • Angel
  • Jack O' Lantern
  • Succubus
  • Andras

Table B: List of possible moves

If you found the correct move type, find a move in the row of the correct move type that is also on the bomb.

Fire Agilao, Inferno, Maragidyne, Blazing Hell
Ice Bufula, Diamond Dust, Mabufudyne, Ice Age
Elec Zionga, Thunder Reign, Maziodyne, Wild Thunder
Wind Garula, Phanta Rhei, Magarudyne, Vacuum Wave
Nuclear Freila, Atomic Flare, Mafreidyne, Cosmic Flare
Psy Psio, Psycho Force, Mapsiodyne, Psycho Blast
Bless Kouga, Divine Judgement, Makougaon, Shining Arrows
Curse Eiga, Demonic Decree, Maeigaon, Abyssal Wings
Gun Snap, One-Shot Kill, Triple Down, Riot Gun

Step C: The Hold Up

When all shadows are knocked down, you will automatically perform a Hold Up. To finally solve the module, choose the correct action.

  1. If all of the first 3 Phantom Thieves (Joker, Skull, and Mona) share a letter with an indicator on the bomb, perform an All-Out Attack.
  2. Otherwise, if one of the shadows was weak to Gun, press Break Formation.
  3. Otherwise, press Talk and refer to “Negotiating with shadows”.

Negotiating with shadows

After starting the negotiation, you get the choice between asking for money or items. The personality of the shadow is displayed next to the shadow name.

  • If the shadow is Timid, or Gloomy, ask for items
  • Otherwise, if the shadow is Upbeat or Irritable, ask for money.