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Is me first a good move for my lucario?

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My lucario has been specially bred with 31 speed ivs It has 252 speed evs 132 attack evs and 124 special attack evs and hasty nature it knows
work up, dragon pulse, and earth quake.

asked Feb 21, 2013 by toxicroaker

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I would personally go for an either physical/ special Lucario, not mixed, but that's just me.

The user copies the move that the target has selected in that turn and uses that move itself, with the power boosted by 1.5x. Me First will fail if the target moves before the user, or if the target uses a non-damaging attack. If Me First is used on the recharge turn of a move that requires the user to forfeit a turn after its use, then Me First will copy said attack regardless. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute for the purposes of copying the move used on that turn. The following damaging moves cannot be copied by Me First:

Focus Punch
Me First
Metal Burst
Mirror Coat

I find Me First to be a really gimmicky move. You don't know what your opponent is going to do next, and if they use a priority move you'll have wasted a turn. If they use a non-damaging move you'll have wasted a turn. If they're faster than you (scarfed Pokemon, Deoxy's speed), you'll have wasted a turn. Even if it does succeed, the move Me First copies might not be very effective on your opponent, and your opponent will know that you have that move and either switch to a faster Pokemon or use a move that is not very effective against itself.

Answer is no, Me First is a useless move will poor distribution, most Pokemon being able to use it are too slow or too frail. Lucario is a Pokemon that is too frail to be using a gimmicky move like this, it has far better options for its moveset than Me First.

Lucario @ Life Orb
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Adamant
* Bullet Punch/ Extreme Speed
* Close Combat
* Crunch/ Ice Punch
* Swords Dance


Lucario @ Life Orb
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Modest
* Dark Pulse
* Aura Sphere
* Hidden Power Ice/ Psychic
* Nasty Plot


answered Feb 21, 2013 by fondant
my brother swep me with me first against my delphox by  spamming it against my  psycis whenever i used shadow ball