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Me First (Japanese: さきどり Take in Advance) is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.
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. Me First is unable to copy Struggle, Belch, Chatter, Covet, Thief, Focus Punch, Shell Trap, Beak Blast, Counter, Mirror Coat, Metal Burst, Z-Move, or moves called by other moves.
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.
When Pokémon holding a Choice item copies consecutively executed move or Bide by Me First, those moves 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.
|| The user tries to cut ahead of the foe to steal and use the foe's intended move with greater power.
|| The user tries to cut ahead of the target to steal and use the target's intended move with greater power.
|| 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.
|| 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.
In other games
Me First targets an enemy in front and uses a random attack move that the enemy knows. The move fails if the target has no damage-dealing moves. The power of the called move is boosted in Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, but not in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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
|| 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
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
- 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