Bulk Up (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM08
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM08
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM08
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM08
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM08
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM30
Sword​/​Shield TR48

Effects

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

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bulk Up turns into Z-Bulk Up and raises Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Bulk Up
Japanese ビルドアップ (Build-Up)
German Protzer
French Gonflette
Italian Granfisico
Spanish Corpulencia

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Bulks up the body to boost both ATTACK and DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user bulks up its body to boost both its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.
Sword​/​Shield The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bulk Up at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 36
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 42
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 42
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 16
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 16
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 16
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 25
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 25
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 35
Clobbopus
#852 / Fighting
Level 25
Grapploct
#853 / Fighting
Level 25
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 1
Falinks
#870 / Fighting
Level 20
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 32
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 32
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 32

Learnt by TR

Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass