Interactions are the way the player can converse with students in order to complete tasks, improve reputation, harm reputation, and command others in Yandere Simulator. There are six ways of interacting with students. These interactions include: Apologize, Compliment, Gossip, Tasks, Ask Favor, and Bye.
|“||I spilled red paint on myself. I'm going to go clean it off now.||”|
— Apologizing for being covered in blood.
|“||I found something dangerous, so I was taking it to a teacher.||”|
— Apologizing for being visibly armed.
|“||It's a misunderstanding! I was taking a picture of something else, I swear!||”|
— Apologizing for being visibly lewd.
|“||I'm so sorry for how I behaved earlier. I don't know what came over me.||”|
— Apologizing for being visibly insane or laughing insanely.
|“||Don't worry. I was just filming a prank video for the Internet.||”|
— Apologizing for being covered in blood while holding a weapon.
|“||I'm very sorry...It was an accident...can you forgive me?||”|
— Apologizing after "accidentally" splashing a student with water.
Wearing the Kawaii Moe Shimapan regains 75% reputation damage taken.
|“||I just wanted to tell you that you look lovely today!||”|
— Complimenting a student.
|“||Really? Wow! Thank you! That's so nice of you to say!||”|
— Student responding to a compliment.
Complimenting an NPC will increase the player's reputation by one point. Each student can only be complimented once per day; students will think the player is just pretending to be nice if they are complimented twice.
Wearing the Sweet Strawberry Panties boosts the amount of reputation points received after complimenting students.
- Main Article: Gossip
|“||I have something to tell you about this student...||”|
— Gossiping about a student.
Gossip is used to spread rumors about a rival, which will damage her reputation. The player is not able to gossip if they have a low reputation. As with complimenting, the protagonist can only share gossip with each student once per day.
Wearing the Skimpy Sexy Panties boosts reputation damage done to targets of gossip. More buffs can be found on the Gossip page itself.
- Main Article: Tasks
As of the October 8th, 2015 Build, the player can help students out by performing a task for them. If the task is completed, the student will become friends with her and she will be able to ask them for Student Favors. Currently, the player can only complete tasks for Saki Miyu, Kokona Haruka, Musume Ronshaku, Riku Soma, Pippi Osu, and Ryuto Ippongo.
Not to be confused with Panty Shot Favors.
"Follow Me" has been in the game since the early days of the game. "Distract" and "Go Away" were added in the October 8th, 2015 Build. The player has to be friends with a student or have a high Seduction Level to ask them for Student Favors. Students are not willing to perform favors for the player if their next class begins in less than half an hour. If a favor is asked during this time, they will say, "Sorry, I can't help you now. It's time for class."
In the future, it will only be possible to ask each student for a Student Favor once per day. This is a low priority, though.
|“||Hey, follow me! I want to show you something cool!||”|
— Asking a student to follow Yandere-chan.
In early builds, the player could ask any student other than Senpai to follow them. In a later build, the player could only ask when they had a high enough reputation. In the October 8th, 2015 Build and the November 1st, 2015 Build, "Follow Me" can be achieved through Student Favors, just like "Distract" and "Go Away".
A student will follow Yandere-chan until she asks them to stop, they have to be somewhere else, or she takes too much of their time. This can be used in kidnapping or to murder someone without any witnesses. They will not follow if one student is already doing so.
|“||Please go ask this person if they have a crush on anyone. Text me their answer later.||”|
— Asking a student to distract someone.
As of the October 8th, 2015 Build, the player can ask a student to distract someone (selected in Student Info) for ten seconds. Only someone whose picture has already been sent to Info-chan can be chosen. Students are not able to distract Info-chan, a deceased student, a mind-broken student, a unconscious/kidnapped student, or themselves.
|“||I have some private business to attend to here. Would you mind giving me some space?||”|
— Asking a student to vacate the area.
As of the October 8th, 2015 Build, Yandere-chan could ask a student to move to the fountain.
In the February 2nd, 2016 Build, it is only possible to tell a student to go away if they have actually reached some destination that they intend to occupy for some time. They will go away for a maximum of 60 seconds, and will go to different spots.
|“||Sorry, never mind!||”|
— Exiting out of a conversation.
Allows the player to exit the conversation without interacting with the student.
Upon starting a conversation, a time indicator will appear, showing how much time is left before the student's patience runs out. If no interaction is chosen before the indicator hits half-way, the student will say "Uh, are you just going to stand there?" and will wait a few seconds before finally exiting the conversation.
YandereDev has stated that if this is done to a student more than once, Yandere-chan's reputation may go down for wasting their time continuously. This may be outdated, as he has also stated that if the player continues to waste their time, the student will refuse to talk to Yandere-chan for the rest of the day.
|“||Don't talk to me! I know you killed someone. I'll make sure everyone knows what you've done.||”|
— A social butterfly, loner or teacher's pet after the player chooses to talk to them the next day
|“||Don't worry... your secret is safe with me. But, we shouldn't be seen talking to each other....||”|
— An evil student after the player chooses to talk to them the next day
|“||I haven't told anyone what I saw...please...just leave me alone...||”|
— A coward after the player chooses to talk to them the next day
|“||Don't bother me!/Go away!/Don't talk to me!/Get away from me!/Leave me alone!||”|
— Trying to talk to a witness again
If a student has seen the player commit murder, they will refuse to speak to her the next day. Students will explain why they refuse to speak to the player according to their persona (e.g. an Evil student saying they shouldn't speak together because the student doesn't want to be seen as an accomplice). Trying to interact with them will only get a response of "Go away!", "Don't talk to me!", or "Leave me alone!" from then on.
Guidance Counselor Interactions
- Main Article: Genka Kunahito
The player cannot interact with the guidance counselor like a normal student, but Yandere-chan can report to her. Once a day, the player can report to the Counselor about something the rival has done to get her expelled. Genka will always thank the player and continue working. The options will be normally light pink, but they will turn white when an option is available.
Two removed interactions were "Threaten" and "Seduce". The latter was added back in with the November 1st, 2015 Build, but is not an option on the Interaction wheel. Instead, the Seduction Level influences the player's actions with students.
According to one of YandereDev's older blog posts, threaten was a way to make NPCs to leave the area, but would harm Yandere-chan's reputation.
- If a student is asked to follow while teleporting to the Demon Dimension, the student will stand in place until the player returns.
- It's impossible to interact with students when in Bad Time Mode because instead of talking, the player will use psychokinesis on the student. Any student who gets near Yandere-chan in Ebola Mode will instantly die, so she cannot interact in this mode either.
- Yandere-chan cannot interact with a student while wearing a mask.
- Multiple students cannot follow Yandere-chan at once because the tranquilizer box needs to detect the gender of Yandere-chan's follower. If there are multiple followers, the tranquilizer box cannot detect gender.
- The player's reputation will not decrease if she interacts with a student with a low reputation.