Bulk Up (move)

Bulk Up
ビルドアップ Build-up
Bulk Up VIII.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 Mirror Move
  • 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 was TM08 from Generation III to Generation VII, except in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, where it was TM30. It is TR48 in Generation VIII.

Effect

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

If powered up by a Fightinium Z, 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
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 VIII
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1PE
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 37ORAS 37SMUSUM
31PE
36
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 43ORAS 43SMUSUM
37PE
42
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 43ORAS 43SMUSUM
37PE
42
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
31ORAS
31 45
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
31ORAS
31 49
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30DPPt
60HGSS
60 60XY
50ORAS
50 18
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 28 28 16
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29 16
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29 16
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 25 25
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 25 25
650   Chespin
  Field Field 39 39
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 44 44
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 44 48
672   Skiddo
  Field Field 34 34
673   Gogoat
  Field Field 34 34
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 1 1
766   Passimian
  Field Field 32 35
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 20
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like 25
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like 25
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 1
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 20
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 32
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 32
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 32
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
TM08
IV
TM08
V
TM08
VI
TM08
VII
TM08
TM30
VIII
TR48
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug B2W2
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
614   Beartic
  Field Field
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
672   Skiddo
  Field Field
673   Gogoat
  Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field USUM
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
775   Komala
  Field Field
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
836   Boltund
  Field Field
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Bulk Up is a move with 22 PP. The user raises its Attack and Defense by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 16.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 —% Self Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one stat rank.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Attack and Defense by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの こうげき ぼうぎょを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI It boosts your Attack and Defense. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It boosts your Attack and Defense. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

       
Incineroar Ursaring Gurdurr Conkeldurr
The user flexes its muscles to increase its attack and defense power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Floatzel Floatzel flexes its arms and its body becomes surrounded by a magenta aura.
Crasher Wake's Floatzel A Crasher Course in Power! Debut
  Ursaring Ursaring flexes its arms and its body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura.
Paul's Ursaring Evolving Strategies! None
  Sawk Sawk's body becomes surrounded in a crimson aura and he flexes his body, causing his muscles to thicken for a few moments.
Stephan's Sawk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
  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
  Incineroar Incineroar flexes its body and a flame from its fire belt travels upwards over its torso, causing its muscles to thicken.
Professor Kukui's Incineroar Pushing the Fiery Envelope! None
  Gurdurr Gurdurr's body becomes surrounded in a red aura, causing its muscles and body to grow bigger. Once the battle ends or Gurdurr faints, the red aura reappears and Gurdurr returns to its normal size.
Dozer's Gurdurr Trials of a Budding Master! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 健美 Gihnméih
Mandarin 健美 Jiànměi
  Czech Objemový útok
  Dutch Maak breed
  French Gonflette
  German Protzer
  Greek Διόγκωση
  Italian Granfisico
  Korean 벌크업 Bulk Up
  Polish Megamasa
Portuguese   Brazil Força Bruta (BW106-present, TCG, manga)
Aumento de Massa (early anime)
  Portugal Corpulência
Acumulador (Best Wishes)
  Romanian Îngrămădirea
  Serbian Povećanje mase
Spanish   Latin America Aumentar (DP083)
Corpulencia (DP132-present)
  Spain Corpulencia
  Turkish Kas Şişirme
  Vietnamese Tập Thể Hình



Variations of the move Bulk Up
  Bulk UpCalm MindCosmic Power
Dragon DanceGrowthHone ClawsStockpileWork Up


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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