Bulk Up (move)

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Bulk Up
ビルドアップ Build-up
Bulk Up VI.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Bulk Up (Japanese: ビルドアップ Build-up) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM08 since Generation III.

Effect

Bulk Up raises the user's Attack stat and Defense stat by one stage each.

If powered up by a Fightinium Z into Z-Bulk Up, the user's Attack stat is raised by another stage.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo. Bulks up the body to boost both Attack and Defense.*
Bulks up the body to boost both Attack & Defense.*
FRLG The user bulks up its body to boost both its Attack and Defense stats.
XD Raises Attack and Defense 1 level.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.
XYORAS
SM
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37ORAS 37
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43ORAS 43
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43ORAS 43
256 Combusken Combusken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
31ORAS
31
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
31ORAS
31
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30DPPt
60HGSS
60 60XY
50ORAS
50
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
538 Throh Throh
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 25
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 25
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 39 39
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 44 44
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 44 48
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 34 34
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 34 34
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 32
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
TM08
IV
TM08
V
TM08
VI
TM08
VII
TM08
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
256 Combusken Combusken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
538 Throh Throh
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
FireIC Big.png Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
663 Talonflame Talonflame
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
RockIC Big.png Field Field
759 Stufful Stufful
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
760 Bewear Bewear
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
776 Turtonator Turtonator
FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one level.

In the anime

Stephan Sawk Bulk Up.png Paul Ursaring Bulk Up.png Crasher Wake Floatzel Bulk Up.png Trip Conkeldurr Bulk Up.png
Sawk Ursaring Floatzel Conkeldurr
The user glows a reddish color and flexes its arm muscles, raising its Attack and Defense stats.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
419 Floatzel Floatzel flexes its arms and its body becomes surrounded by a magenta aura.
Crasher Wake's Floatzel A Crasher Course in Power! Debut
217 Ursaring Ursaring flexes its arms and its body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura.
Paul's Ursaring Evolving Strategies! None
539 Sawk Sawk's body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura and it flexes its body, causing its muscles to thicken for a few moments.
Stephan's Sawk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr's body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura and it flexes its body, causing its muscles to thicken for a few moments.
Trip's Conkeldurr Search for the Clubultimate! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Bulk Up III.png Bulk Up IV.png Bulk Up V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Bulk Up Colo.png Bulk Up XD.png Bulk Up PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bulk Up PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 健美 Gihnméih
Mandarin 健美 Jiàn​měi​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Maak breed
France Flag.png French Gonflette
Germany Flag.png German Protzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Διόγκωση
Italy Flag.png Italian Granfisico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌크업 Build-Up
Poland Flag.png Polish Megamasa
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Aumento de Massa (early anime)
Força Bruta (BW106-present, TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Corpulência
Acumulador (Best Wishes)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Îngrămădirea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Povećanje mase
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aumentar (DP083)
Corpulencia (DP132-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Corpulencia
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kas Şişirme
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tập Thể Hình


Variations of the move Bulk Up
Status Bulk UpCalm MindCosmic Power
Dragon DanceGrowthHone ClawsStockpile


Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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