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Bulk Up (move)

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Bulk Up
ビルドアップ Build-up
Bulk Up V.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
Category  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Category  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.

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.

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.
PMDRB Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one level.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.
XY The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting 28 28 28 28
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting 28 28 28 28
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground 30 30 60 60 60
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting     28 28
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting     29 29
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting     29 29
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting     33 33
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting     33 33
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass       39
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass       44
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting       44
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass       34
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass       34
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 Type Machine
I
TM08
II
TM08
III
TM08
IV
TM08
V
TM08
VI
TM08
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal
660 Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


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
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

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 Mega Masa
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Aumento de Massa
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 Corpulencia
Spain Flag.png Spain Corpulencia


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


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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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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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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