Persona 5 Strikers Dire Shadow Guide

02/19/2021 - 00:00 | By: Andrew Stretch
Developer
Omega Force
Publisher
Atlus
Release Date
February 20, 2020
Series
Persona
An enemy a step above the rest

You've already got plenty on your plate going through Persona 5 Strikers. Mysterious apps, the resurgence of the metaverse, and more requests than you can shake a mask at. If you're still looking for more to do then you can take on the different Dire Shadows that are in each of the Jails you visit along your journey.

You'll find the first Dire Shadow during the campaign, outside the church in the Sendai Jail: West Garden. If you, like me, decided to give it a quick try and promptly found yourself at the game over screen then you know that even if you run into one during your normal gameplay it's worth making a mental note and revisiting these shadows when you're feeling a bit more powerful. I ended up coming back to take on these shadows during the Post-Game, but around the time you first start getting requests for taking on the Powerful Shadows you can probably start taking on the Dire variety.

Persona 5 Strikers Dire Shadow

Not only will you get a powerful item for defeating each one, but after defeating all of the Dire Shadows you will earn two Trophies/Achievements:

  • Challenge Winner - Defeat a Dire Shadow
  • Those Who Challenge -- Defeat all Dire Shadows

You can locate the Dire Shadows using the information below, as well as what their weaknesses are, and what you get for defeating them

 
 

Name: Killer Teddybear
Location: Shibuya Jail: Bunkamachi West - Drop down onto the street directly in front of the tower and the Goma Enemy should be there
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Elec, Curse, Wind - Drain: Psychic, Nuclear
Reward: Tyche Charm - Lu +10

Name: Snake King
Location: Sendai Jail: West Garden - This is the one outside the church that you first encountered, and probably the reason you then avoided Goma like the plague...
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Fire, Ice, Curse, and Holy
Reward: Gaia Belt - En +10

Persona 5 Strikers Dire Shadow Snake King
Not as Dire a fight when you're level 66

Name: I honestly forgot to write down the name of this Shadow, my apologies
Location: Sapporo Jail: Sapporo Clocktower - In the top left of the map you’ll find the Goma
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Holy, Curse, Nuclear, Psychic. Uses Ice Attacks
Reward: Wizard Amulet - Ma +10

Name: Wandering Reviver
Location: Okinawa Jail: Lab North - In the back corner of the room right next to the checkpoint you’ll find the Goma
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Fire, Wind, Elec. Attacks with Curse
Reward: Atlas Anklet - St +10

Persona 5 Strikers Dire Shadow Kyoto
Now you're thinking with portals

Name: Sun’s Emissary
Location: Kyoto Jail - This one is a bit harder to say exactly where they are. From the Checkpoint in the middle of the map you’re going to want to go West past the second room through a portal. Once you’re in the Path of Fortune you’ll take a right up towards the shrine and another portal. This will lead you to where the Goma is.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Fire, Ice, Nuclear. Drain Elec and Wind. Uses Wind attacks
Reward: Skanda Socks - Ag +10

Name: War-Hungry Horseman
Location: Osaka Jail: Mt. Chashiro - To the right of the tower on the map you’ll see an extra area, encounter the Goma here.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Elec, Holy, and Curse. Drains Fire and Ice
Reward: Roland Medal - All Stats +5

 
Persona 5 Strikers Dire Shadow Osaka
Make sure you fight cavalry with cavalry

Name: Dark Sun
Location: Jail of the Abyss - Right from the entrance of the Jail if you follow the path he’s in the second room.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Ice, Curse, Holy. Drain on Nuclear and Psychic. Uses Ice attacks
Reward: Star Sticker - +ST guage rate up (very high)

Name: Heavenly Punisher
Location: Tree of Knowledge: Path of Yearning - You’ll find this Goma right next to the checkpoint on the middle floor.
Strengths and Weaknesses: Weak to Nuclear, Psychic, Wind Attaches with physical
Reward: Hachiman Belt - +Reduce Phys Dmg (med)


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