Bulk Up (move)

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Bulk Up
ビルドアップ Build-up
Bulk Up.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.
DPPtHGSS
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 Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like 37ORAS 37
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like 43ORAS 43
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like 43ORAS 43
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
31ORAS
31
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
31ORAS
31
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30DPPt
60HGSS
60 60XY
50ORAS
50
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 25
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 25
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field 39 39
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field 44 44
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field 44 48
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field 34 34
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field 34 34
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field 1
766 Passimian Passimian
Field Field 12
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
TM08
IV
TM08
V
TM08
VI
TM08
VII
TM08
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
725 Litten Litten
Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
Water 3 Water 3
740 Crabominable Crabominable
Water 3 Water 3
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Field Field
759 Stufful Stufful
Field Field
760 Bewear Bewear
Field Field
766 Passimian Passimian
Field Field
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3
775 Komala Komala
Field Field
776 Turtonator Turtonator
Monster Dragon
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
Amorphous Amorphous
779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water 2 Water 2
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
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

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
Bulk Up Colo.png Bulk Up XD.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
Mandarin Chinese 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
Força Bruta (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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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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