Bulk Up (move)

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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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM08
Sun/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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 37
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 43
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 43
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 31
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 31
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
Level 50
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 28
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 29
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 29
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
Level 25
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 25
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
Level 39
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 44
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 48
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 34
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 34
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 32
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 13

Learnt by TM

Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
StuffulStufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
BewearBewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost