Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Walkthrough

3. Story walkthrough

Once you start the game, go to the DANCING menu. This will play out a cutscene. At the end of the cutscene, you'll receive new outfits, automatically unlocking IRL Debut:

IRL Debut in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
IRL Debut15 (15)
Obtained a costume.
  • Unlocked by 2,407 tracked gamers (100% - TT Ratio = 1.00) 2,408

Next, go through and play through all of the Tutorials. After the first Tutorial, you'll unlock Better Safe than Sorry:

Better Safe than Sorry in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Played a tutorial.
  • Unlocked by 2,063 tracked gamers (86% - TT Ratio = 1.08) 2,408

Aside from that, doing all the tutorials will unlock the 'Gauge automatically fills' on scratch notes, and the Challenge modifier: 'Gauge is still depleted for MISSes during fever'. All modifiers need to be unlocked over time.

Now that the tutorial is finished, go ahead and start the Dancing. You'll get introduced to the characters, and unlocked a trophy for seeing your first Social Event:

Just Another Day in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Watched a Social event.
  • Unlocked by 2,173 tracked gamers (90% - TT Ratio = 1.05) 2,408

With that done, start the first level: "Mass Destruction ("P3" + "P3P" ver.) on Easy difficulty. Do not change the main dancer, but change the Costume Settings as much as possible. Do this for every song. For now, you can only change the outfit and hair. More will unlock over time. Do your best to beat the song without missing any of the beats. As the easiest song, this is the best chance to do it. Miss no beats, and you'll unlock:

The Usurper of Rankings in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Earned the highest possible grade on a stage (KING CRAZY).
  • Unlocked by 1,685 tracked gamers (70% - TT Ratio = 1.19) 2,408

For beating the level, you'll also unlock:

Welcome to the Club in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared a stage.
  • Unlocked by 2,325 tracked gamers (97% - TT Ratio = 1.01) 2,408

If you have unlocked any Social Events, watch them immediately. Always watch these Events when they unlock.

Start the next song "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars". This time, go to the Custom Settings and change the Note Speed to 1. Complete the level. This unlocks the Challenge modifier "Notes are super-slow".

Start the next song "Soul Phrase". Change the Note Speed to 7. Complete the level, and do not hit any 'Scratch' notes. This unlocks the Challenge modifier "Notes are super-fast", and the Support modifier "Automatic PERFECT on scratch notes".

Start "Wiping All Out (ATLUS Kozuka Remix). Change the Note Speed to anything besides 4. This unlocks the Challenge modifier "Note speed fluctuates."

At this point, continue playing through the songs on Easy difficulty. Do your best to get at least a "BRILLIANT" rating on every song you play. Ken's Social Events require 47 Brilliant ratings total, and Aigis requires 20,000 Perfect notes to be hit.

As you play through the songs in order, changing costumes with each character, you'll naturally unlock:

An Exclusive Stylist in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Changed costumes and played a stage with each of the members of SEES (excluding Koromaru and Shinjiro).
  • Unlocked by 1,738 tracked gamers (72% - TT Ratio = 1.17) 2,408

I Couldn't Help It... in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Unlocked all ???s in Collection.
  • Unlocked by 1,689 tracked gamers (70% - TT Ratio = 1.19) 2,408

As you keep watching Social Events, you'll earn:

The Leader's Demeanor in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Watched 20 Social events.
  • Unlocked by 1,686 tracked gamers (70% - TT Ratio = 1.19) 2,408

The last song you'll play on Easy will be "Burn My Dread". This will earn you:

The Time for Challenge Has Come in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Unlocked the highest difficulty level (ALL NIGHT).
  • Unlocked by 1,716 tracked gamers (71% - TT Ratio = 1.18) 2,408

Now that All Night difficulty has been unlocked, time for a bit of fun. Go to All Night Difficulty, and play "Mass Destruction (Tetsuya Kobayashi Remix). Don't hit any notes. The goal is to fail the song in ten seconds. This will unlock the challenge modifier "Game Over with combo break", and unlock:

If You Would Kindly Excuse Yourself in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Failed a stage.
  • Unlocked by 1,818 tracked gamers (75% - TT Ratio = 1.15) 2,408

If you haven't yet earned:

Going into Orgia Mode in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Beat your own high score.
  • Unlocked by 1,921 tracked gamers (80% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 2,408

by now, then go back to Easy difficulty, and select a song you didn't get Brilliant on. Simply get a better score to unlock that trophy. Even when replaying a song you've already beaten, remember to change your costumes, hair, accessories, and so on. By now you should have the ability to select a favorite outfit. Do so by pressing the Touchscreen button, and you'll unlock:

Personalized Fashion in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Registered a costume as a Favorite.
  • Unlocked by 1,461 tracked gamers (61% - TT Ratio = 1.28) 2,408

When you have the ability to change eye and hair color, change everything in the character at once, and start a song, you'll unlock:

Who Even Are You? in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Started a stage with a different hairstyle, two accessories, colored contacts, and a colored wig.
  • Unlocked by 1,456 tracked gamers (60% - TT Ratio = 1.28) 2,408

Watch the replay of that song to earn:

Let's Do It Again! in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Watched a replay.
  • Unlocked by 1,592 tracked gamers (66% - TT Ratio = 1.22) 2,408

By now hopefully, you should also have unlocked enough Social Events to watch Elizabeth's last Social Event. View it to unlock:

The Party Never Stops in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Made Elle-P's ball a success. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 1,356 tracked gamers (56% - TT Ratio = 1.33) 2,408

The Selfish Producer in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Had Elle-P join the ball. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 1,356 tracked gamers (56% - TT Ratio = 1.33) 2,408

As you've gone through all the songs on Easy, now you need to play a few specific songs on specific difficulties in order to unlock character-specific trophies. You only need to clear these, so you can use all the support modifiers you want. But keep the characters and supports the same.

Complete on Normal:

A Way of Life (ATLUS Kitajoh Remix)
Light the Fire Up in the Night DARK HOUR + MIDNIGHT (sasakure.UK Remix)
Aria of the Soul (T.komine Remix)
Deep Breath Deep Breath (Yuu Miyake Remix)
Mass Destruction (Tetsuya Kobayashi Remix)
When The Moon’s Reaching Out Stars
When The Moon’s Reaching Out Stars (Hideki Naganuma Remix)

Complete on Hard:

When The Moon’s Reaching Out Stars (Hideki Naganuma Remix)
Deep Mentality (Lotus Juice Remix)
Burn My Dread (Novoiski Remix)
Soul Phrase
Wiping All Out (ATLUS Kozuka Remix)

Complete on All Night:

Soul Phrase
Time (ATLUS Kitajoh Remix)
Brand New Days (Yuyoyuppe Remix)
Deep Mentality (Lotus Juice Remix)
Mass Destruction (Tetsuya Kobayashi Remix)

Doing these, you will have unlocked:

Can't Say "I Don't Care" Now in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Watched every possible dance for the P3 Protagonist (Makoto Yuki).
  • Unlocked by 1,281 tracked gamers (53% - TT Ratio = 1.37) 2,408

The Dancing Anti-Shadow Weapon in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Watched every possible dance for Aigis.
  • Unlocked by 1,276 tracked gamers (53% - TT Ratio = 1.37) 2,408

The Dependable Classmates in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared the stages where Yukari and Junpei dance together.
  • Unlocked by 1,306 tracked gamers (54% - TT Ratio = 1.35) 2,408

The Difficulty of Communication in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared the stages where Fuuka and Ken dance together.
  • Unlocked by 1,333 tracked gamers (55% - TT Ratio = 1.34) 2,408

The Veteran Pair in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared the stages where Akihiko and Mitsuru dance together.
  • Unlocked by 1,413 tracked gamers (59% - TT Ratio = 1.30) 2,408


Doing these songs should also net you:
Full Bloom Fever in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Gold Trophy
Watched 40 different Fever Time dances.
  • Unlocked by 1,369 tracked gamers (57% - TT Ratio = 1.32) 2,408


If you haven't unlocked it yet, just keep playing different songs on more difficulties and it will unlock

Pick a song on Normal difficulty you haven't played yet, and play it with either "Notes Fade In" or "Notes Fade Out" challenge modifier on. This will unlock the "Note Speeds Waver" challenge modifier.
Play another song with that challenge modifier on, and it'll unlock "Not Paths Waver".
Play a different song with the challenge modifier "Notes are Reversed", and that will unlock the "Notes are Random" challenge modifier.
Play yet a different song with three support modifiers on, and that will unlock the "Gauge fills more slowly" support modifier.
Ideally, this will now have unlocked every Support and Challenge modifier, except for possibly "Notes are invisible" from Akihiko's final support.

Play a song, and change the 'Hype Gauge' difficulty modifier in the Custom settings to unlock:

As Long As You're Groovin' in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared a stage after changing Hype Gauge difficulty in Custom.
  • Unlocked by 1,348 tracked gamers (56% - TT Ratio = 1.33) 2,408

Clear a song with both "GOOD ratings won't break combos" and "Game Over with combo break" enabled to unlock:

Carrot and Stick Approach in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared a stage with both "GOOD ratings won't break combos" and "Game Over with combo break" enabled.
  • Unlocked by 1,330 tracked gamers (55% - TT Ratio = 1.34) 2,408

Start a song on All Night difficulty, with at least 10 challenge modifiers to unlock the next trophy. You don't have to finish the song. You probably won't.

Chance Encounter with the Final Boss in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Started a stage on ALL NIGHT difficulty with 10 or more Challenge modifiers enabled.
  • Unlocked by 1,322 tracked gamers (55% - TT Ratio = 1.34) 2,408

Clear a song on Hard difficulty with all the Support modifiers on to unlock:

Committed to the Result in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared a stage on HARD or harder with all Support modifiers enabled.
  • Unlocked by 1,333 tracked gamers (55% - TT Ratio = 1.34) 2,408

And with all the supports, you should be able to hit at least half the perfects to get:

Innate Ability in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Cleared a stage on HARD or harder and earned a PERFECT rating on at least half of the Notes.
  • Unlocked by 1,596 tracked gamers (66% - TT Ratio = 1.22) 2,408

Clear a song with both "Note paths waver" and "Note speed fluctuates" enabled to unlock:

The Unhittable Pitch in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared a stage with both "Note paths waver" and "Note speed fluctuates" enabled.
  • Unlocked by 1,324 tracked gamers (55% - TT Ratio = 1.34) 2,408

Lastly, clear a stage with 5 Challenge and 5 Support modifiers simultaneously enabled, to unlock:

Unstoppable Force, Immovable Object in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Cleared a stage with 5 Challenge and 5 Support modifiers simultaneously enabled.
  • Unlocked by 1,354 tracked gamers (56% - TT Ratio = 1.33) 2,408

At this point, all that should be left are various achievements for unlocking all items and seeing everybody's social events. When you unlock the 5th social event, you get access to 6, 7, and 8. Playing the 6th of any character should net you:

The Crib Visit in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Explored a friend's room.
  • Unlocked by 1,528 tracked gamers (63% - TT Ratio = 1.25) 2,408

The important thing about these social events is after the event, you have the chance to walk around the room. Each level, except Elle-P, will have a card hidden in it. You need to find all of the cards in order to unlock all the costumes, accessories, and modifiers, and to unlock the last trophies.

The cards are as follows:

Yukari6On the bulletin boardAccessory: Stylish Glasses set #2
Yukari7Inside the paper bags next to the bedAccessory: Bunny Headband
Yukari8Behind the deskCostume: High-Cut Armour (Red)
Junpei6Among the magazines on the floorAccessory: 70s Sunglasses set #2
Junpei7On one of the bedpostsAccessory: Jagariko Mask
Junpei8On top of the TVAccessory: Headdress
Akihiko6Under the exercise machine in the corner (press X to crouch)Accessory: Sunglasses set #2
Akihiko7Inside the book next to the TVAccessory: Monkey Headband
Akihiko8In the shelf under the topmost speaker (press X to crouch, and look up)Accessory: Live Lobster
Mitsuru6On one of the vanity’s legsAccessory: Stylish Glasses set #3
Mitsuru7On the shower’s ceilingAccessory: Towel Head
Mitsuru8On the side of the table near the TV (press X to crouch)Costume: High-Cut Armour (Black)
Fuuka6Inside one of the flowerpotsAccessory: Stylish Glasses set #4
Fuuka7Under the shelf above the sink (press X to crouch)Accessory: Cat Headband
Fuuka8Inside the cardboard box (press X to crouch)Costume: High-Cut Armour (Green)
Aigis6On a crate behind a shellAccessory: Sunglasses set #3
Aigis7On a box near the blue displayAccessory: Chinese Mask
Aigis8On one of the school uniformsAccessory: Demonica Mask
Ken6On the side of the closetAccessory: 70s Sunglasses set #3
Ken7Inside the hamster cageAccessory: Round Cheeks
Ken8On the ceilingAccessory: Buchimaru-kun

Collecting all of these cards should net you:

Searchin' the Premises in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Obtained 5 rewards from Elle-P's card search. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 1,418 tracked gamers (59% - TT Ratio = 1.30) 2,408

Koromaru's Rival in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Obtained all rewards from Elle-P's card search. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 1,286 tracked gamers (53% - TT Ratio = 1.36) 2,408

Getting the Shiny Things in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Obtained half of all the accessories.
  • Unlocked by 1,420 tracked gamers (59% - TT Ratio = 1.30) 2,408

The Dancing Jeweler in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Obtained all of the accessories.
  • Unlocked by 1,286 tracked gamers (53% - TT Ratio = 1.36) 2,408

The One Who Gathered the Glasses in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Bronze Trophy
Obtained all the pairs of glasses.
  • Unlocked by 1,316 tracked gamers (55% - TT Ratio = 1.35) 2,408

It Won't Fit in my Wardrobe! in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Obtained half of all the costumes.
  • Unlocked by 1,570 tracked gamers (65% - TT Ratio = 1.23) 2,408

Fashion Monster in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Gold Trophy
Obtained all the costumes.
  • Unlocked by 1,292 tracked gamers (54% - TT Ratio = 1.36) 2,408

Best Buds in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Best Buds40 (30)
Explored all the guys' rooms.
  • Unlocked by 1,339 tracked gamers (56% - TT Ratio = 1.34) 2,408

Naturally Popular in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Explored all the girls' rooms.
  • Unlocked by 1,357 tracked gamers (56% - TT Ratio = 1.33) 2,408

If it was the last one you needed, Akihiko's last support should also grant you-

Down to the Bone in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Silver Trophy
Unlocked all Custom modifiers.
  • Unlocked by 1,299 tracked gamers (54% - TT Ratio = 1.36) 2,408

It's Gotta Be You in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Gold Trophy
Watched all Social events. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 1,287 tracked gamers (53% - TT Ratio = 1.36) 2,408

-for watching all social events.

With that done, you should now have every other trophy in the game, unlocking:

Dancing in Moonlight in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Platinum Trophy
Obtained all trophies.
  • Unlocked by 1,254 tracked gamers (52% - TT Ratio = 1.38) 2,408

Enjoy that sweet sweet platinum, and I'll likely see you with a very, very similar walkthrough for P5Dancing.

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