Me First (move)

Me First
さきどり Take in Advance
Me First VII.png
Me First VII 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 Mirror Move
  • 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 non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: If a Pokémon that has a Choice item copies a move that it knows through Me First, what move will it be locked into?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Generations IV and V

If the target has not made its move this turn, but has selected a damage-dealing move, Me First copies that move preemptively 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 target selected a non-damaging move, or if the target already executed its move this turn.

If the target is about to recharge from a move like Frenzy Plant this turn, Me First will copy the move. If a consecutively executed move like Outrage is copied, it will force the user of Me First to use the move for several turns, but the 50% increase in power only applies to the first turn.

Unlike other moves, if the target of Me First is a vacant slot or a Pokémon that already fainted before the Me First user's turn, Me First will fail instead of being redirected to an adjacent non-fainted opponent.

Generation VI

The Assault Vest does not prevent from selecting Me First.

Generation VII

Now, when Pokémon holding a Choice item copy a consecutively executed move or Bide with Me First, that move will fail after the first turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Me First, the user's Speed stat rises by two stages. Additionally, the copied move will become its corresponding Z-Move.

Generation VIII

Me First cannot be selected in a battle.

Uncallable moves

Me First will fail if the target chose a Z-Move or any of the following moves. Moves that call other moves are considered to be the original status move (not the move it calls), so Me First will always fail if the target has selected one of those moves.

Move Type Cat Generations
IV V VI VII
Beak Blast  Flying  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Belch  Poison  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Chatter  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Counter  Fighting  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Covet  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Focus Punch  Fighting  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Metal Burst  Steel  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mirror Coat  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shell Trap  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Struggle  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Thief  Dark  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}


Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
SMUSUMPE 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.
SwShBDSPLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 1SMUSUM
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster 37 41 41 41SMUSUM
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 79 71 93 93SMUSUM
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70 70 70 70SMUSUM
161   Sentret
  Field Field 42 42 42 42
162   Furret
  Field Field 50 50 50 50
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 20 20 20XY
50ORAS
50
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 20 20 20XY
57ORAS
57
234   Stantler
  Field Field 53 55 1, 55 1, 55
359   Absol
  Field Field 57 57BW
60B2W2
1, 60XY
41ORAS
41
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 29 29BW
19B2W2
37 37
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster 37 41 41 41
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 28 28 28
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 46 46
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 49 49
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 1 1
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
019   Rattata
  Field Field
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
234   Stantler
  Field Field
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
359   Absol
  Field Field
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Human-Like Flying
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
019   Rattata
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
580   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug Island Scan - Poni MeadowSM
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Me First is a move with 22PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets an enemy in front, and uses a random damaging move that the enemy knows; the move will fail if the target has none. The damage of the called move is boosted by 50%. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTD 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.
MDS Causes the user to unleash a random move drawn from the facing Pokémon's move list. The move's power is boosted for greater damage. The move fails if the Pokémon has no damage-dealing moves.
BSL しょうめんの ポケモンの おぼえているわざのひとつを ランダムで えらんで はつどうする あたえるダメージも おおきくなる あいてが ダメージを あたえるわざを もっていないときは しっぱいになる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD You use one of the attack moves that the enemy knows.*
You use one of the enemy's physical or special moves.*


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

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
Chinese Cantonese 搶先一步 Chéungsīn Yātbouh *
先搶先贏 Sīnchéung Sīnyìhng *
Mandarin 搶先一步 / 抢先一步 Qiǎngxiān Yībù *
先搶先贏 Xiānqiǎng Xiānyíng *
  French Moi d'Abord
  German Egotrip
  Greek Προτεραιότητα Protéraióteta
  Italian Precedenza
  Korean 선취 Seonchwi
  Polish Zwycięzca*
Portuguese   Brazil Primeiro Eu
  Portugal Primeiro Eu
  Spanish Yo Primero
  Turkish İlk Ben
  Vietnamese Giành Quyền



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