Bulk Up (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

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

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.

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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 37
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 43
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 43
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 31
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 31
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 50
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 28
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 29
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 29
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 25
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 25
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 39
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 44
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 48
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 34
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 34
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 32
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 13

Learnt by TM

Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Litten
#725 / Fire
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock