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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Me First at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 1
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 41
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 93
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 70
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 42
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 50
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 50
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 57
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 55
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 41
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 37
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
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 59

Learnt by breeding

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

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Field
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Field