Me First (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

If the opponent is readying a direct attack, the user of Me First will try to copy it and attack with 50% more power. The move only works if the user is faster than the opponent or otherwise able to move first (for example a Quick Claw activating).

Me First cannot copy Sucker Punch or Fake Out, nor by its definition above, any high priority move such as ExtremeSpeed. However it can copy a multi-turn move from any of its turns.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user, but hits a random adjacent opponent.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user tries to cut ahead of the foe to steal and use the foe’s intended move with greater power.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user tries to cut ahead of the target to steal and use the target’s intended move with greater power.
X/Y 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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Me First at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 41
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 71
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 70
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 42
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 50
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 55
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 29
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 41
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 28
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 46
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 49
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Me First as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Field
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Buizel
#418 / Water
Water 1, Field
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Water 1, Field
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Water 1, Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Water 1, Flying
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Water 1, Amorphous
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Field, Human-Like
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Human-Like