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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 is scheduled to use 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, Chatter, Covet, Thief, Focus Punch, Shell Trap, Beak Blast, Counter, Mirror Coat, Metal Burst, or moves called by other moves.
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
|| 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.
|| 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
Spin-off 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
|| 搶先一步 Chéungsīn Yātbouh *|
先搶先贏 Sīnchéung Sīnyìhng *
|| 搶先一步 / 抢先一步 Qiǎngxiān Yībù *|
先搶先贏 Xiānqiǎng Xiānyíng *
|| Moi d'Abord
|| Προτεραιότητα Protéraióteta
|| 선취 Seonchwi
Primeiro Eu (TCG)
|| Primeiro Eu
|| Yo Primero
|| İlk Ben
|| Giành Quyền