Me First (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Me First turns into Z-Me First and raises Speed two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user, but hits a random adjacent opponent.

Other languages

English Me First
Japanese さきどり (Sakidori)
German Egotrip
French Moi d'Abord
Italian Precedenza
Spanish Yo Primero

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
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.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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.
Sword​/​Shield This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.