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Me First (move)

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Me First
さきどり Take in Advance
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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.

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 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.

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.
XY 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.
PMDTDS 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.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal 37 41 41
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 79 71 93
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic 70 70 70
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal 42 42 42
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal 50 50 50
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying 20 20 20
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying 20 20 20
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal 53 55 --, 55
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark 57 57 60 --, 60
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 29 29 19 37
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal 37 41 41
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug   28 28
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying     41
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying     46
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying     49
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic     --
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic LickitungLickilicky LickitungLickilicky LickitungLickilicky
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug no Accelgor Accelgor
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus* Ghost Ghost no no Stunfisk
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal no SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water no SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting Lucario Lucario Lucario
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric no SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass no Accelgor Accelgor
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying no NatuXatu NatuXatuFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk* Ground Electric no no SlowpokeBuizelDucklett
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting no SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting no no SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying no no Lucario
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 Type Obtained with
019 019 Rattata Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
127 127 Pinsir Bug Dream World - Dream Park
580 580 Ducklett Water Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Me First IV.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Italy Flag.png Italian Precedenza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선취'Seonchwi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Prioridade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Yo Primero


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