Me First (move)

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Me First
さきどり Take in Advance
Me First.png
Me First 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any adjacent foe, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Appeals first in the next turn
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Me First (Japanese: さきどり Take in Advance) is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

If the foe has not made the first move, Me First copies any damage-dealing move that the target is about to use and increases the power by 50%. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. Me First will fail if the foe uses a non-damaging move.

Me First will only work if the user moves before the target, and as such it is unable to copy moves with increased priority such as Fake Out or Sucker Punch (it can copy moves with +1 priority if used by a Pokémon with Prankster); it is also unable to copy Focus Punch.

If the foe goes second in the recharge turn of a move like Frenzy Plant, Me First will work and copy that move. If a move like Outrage is copied, it will act as usual, forcing the user of Me First to use the move for several turns. Me First is unable to copy Struggle, as it is not a move that can be directly chosen.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user tries to cut ahead of the foe to steal and use the foe's intended move with greater power.
BWB2W2 The user tries to cut ahead of the target to steal and use the target's intended move with greater power.
XYORAS The user cuts ahead of the target to steal and use the target's intended move with greater power. This move fails if it isn't used first.
SM The user cuts ahead of the target to copy and use the target's intended move with greater power. This move fails if it isn't used first.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field 1
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster 37 41 41 41
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 71 93 93
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 70 70 70
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field 42 42 42 42
162 Furret Furret
Field Field 50 50 50 50
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying 20 20 20XY
50ORAS
50
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying 20 20 20XY
57ORAS
57
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field 53 55 1, 55 1, 55
359 Absol Absol
Field Field 57 57BW
60B2W2
1, 60XY
41ORAS
41
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like 29 29BW
19B2W2
37 37
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster 37 41 41 41
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug 28 28 28
661 Fletchling Fletchling
Flying Flying 41 41
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
Flying Flying 46 46
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying 49 49
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field 1 1
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered 59
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
Field Field
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field
580 Ducklett Ducklett
Water 1 Flying
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Water 1 Amorphous
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
580 Ducklett Ducklett
Water 1 Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug Island Scan - Poni Meadow
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Causes the user to unleash a random move drawn from the facing enemy's move list. The move's power is boosted for greater damage. The move fails if the enemy has no damage-dealing moves.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Me First IV.png Me First V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In link battles between players, the user of Me First turns to face its own Trainer during the "stealing" animation before executing the copied move normally.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 先搶先贏 Xiānqiǎng Xiānyíng
France Flag.png French Moi d'Abord
Germany Flag.png German Egotrip
Greece Flag.png Greek Προτεραιότητα Protéraióteta
Italy Flag.png Italian Precedenza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선취'Seonchwi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Prioridade
Primeiro Eu (TCG)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Yo Primero
Turkey Flag.png Turkish İlk Ben


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