Me First (move)

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Me First
さきどり Take in Advance
Me First VI.png
Me First VI 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 target has not made its move this turn, 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 target uses 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. 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.

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.
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 Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 37 41 41 41
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 71 93 93
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 70 70 70
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 42 42 42 42
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 50 50 50 50
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 20 20 20XY
50ORAS
50
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 20 20 20XY
57ORAS
57
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 53 55 1, 55 1, 55
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 57 57BW
60B2W2
1, 60XY
41ORAS
41
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 29 29BW
19B2W2
37 37
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 37 41 41 41
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 28 28 28
661 Fletchling Fletchling
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 46 46
663 Talonflame Talonflame
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 49 49
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
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 Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
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

Core series games

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

Spin-off series games

Me First PBR.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
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 *
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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Prioridade
Primeiro Eu (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Primeiro Eu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Yo Primero
Turkey Flag.png Turkish İlk Ben
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Giành Quyền


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