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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.


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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


my brother swep me with me first against my delphox by  spamming it against my  psycis whenever i used shadow ball
Sounds like your brother wrecked you by prediction.

The lesson you need to take from this is there are moves in the game that kind of work most of the time and moves that never work if you predict wrong and moves that work super well if you predict well.  (Rule of thumb! For those who know better; this is a good principle to build on )

If you've got the read on your opponent then hell use me first to hearts content and watch an idiot spam his own destruction.   But come on man; common sense is not a genetic pass-down or born-with; it's a muscle or learnable.  Meaning you've got to exercise it to grow or experience it.  If your opponent has 1/10th a brain you have one shot to use it before he counters it.  If you rely on it as a game winner strat... You better have your plan laid out throroughly