Essentials

Me First

Normal status

Generation 4

Summary

Uses the target's move against it before it attacks, with power increased by half.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

If the target has selected a damaging move this turn, the user will copy that move and use it against the target, with a 50% increase in power.

If the target moves before the user, this move will fail.

This move cannot be copied by Mirror Move, nor selected by Assist, Metronome, or Sleep Talk.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before Black, White
Has 0 power.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
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.

Generation 5
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.

Generation 6
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.

Foreign Names

French
Moi d'Abord
Spanish
Yo Primero
German
Egotrip
Italian
Precedenza
Czech
Nejdřív já
Japanese
さきどり (sakidori)

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Me First.

Pokémon

Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
37 41 41 41 Lickitung Normal Own Tempo
Oblivious
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Monster 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
37 41 41 41 Lickilicky Normal Own Tempo
Oblivious
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Monster 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
79 71 71 93 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
93 Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo X Psychic Fighting Steadfast genderless Undiscovered 106 190 100 154 100 130 780
93 Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y Psychic Insomnia genderless Undiscovered 106 150 70 194 120 140 780
70 70 70 70 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
42 42 42 42 Sentret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
50 50 50 50 Furret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
20 20 20 20 Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
20 20 20 20 Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
53 55 55 Stantler Normal Intimidate
Frisk
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
57 57 60 Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
29 29 19 37 Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 110 70 115 70 90 525
37 Lucario Mega Lucario Fighting Steel Adaptability ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 145 88 140 70 112 625
28 28 28 Accelgor Bug Hydration
Sticky Hold
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
41 Fletchling Normal Flying Big Pecks
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 45 50 43 40 38 62 278
46 Fletchinder Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 73 55 56 52 84 382
49 Talonflame Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 78 81 71 74 69 126 499
Meowstic Female Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Competitive
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Rattata Normal Run Away
Guts
Hustle
½ male, ½ female Field 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
• • • • Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
• • • Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
• Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
• Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
• • • Stantler Normal Intimidate
Frisk
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
• • • • Poochyena Dark Run Away
Quick Feet
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
• • • • Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
• Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
• • • Buizel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 65 35 60 30 85 330
• • • • Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
• • • Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
• • • Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
• Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
• • • Ducklett Water Flying Keen Eye
Big Pecks
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
62 44 50 44 50 55 305
• Stunfisk Ground Electric Static
Limber
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
109 66 84 81 99 32 471
• • • Mienfoo Fighting Inner Focus
Regenerator
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
45 85 50 55 50 65 350
• Pancham Fighting Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
67 82 62 46 48 43 348
• Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500

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