Essentials

Bulk Up

Fighting status

Generation 3

Summary

Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one stage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 2
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
TM08
Generation 4
TM08
Generation 5
TM08
Generation 6
TM08

Effect

Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
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.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.

Foreign Names

French
Gonflette
Italian
Granfisico
Czech
Nadmutí
Spanish
Corpulencia
German
Protzer
Japanese
ビルドアップ (birudoappu)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Bulk Up.

Pokémon

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
28 28 28 28 28 28 Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
28 28 28 28 28 28 Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
28 Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting Speed Boost ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 160 80 130 80 100 630
30 30 60 60 60 60 Groudon Ground Drought genderless Undiscovered 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
28 28 28 Timburr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
29 29 29 Gurdurr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
29 29 29 Conkeldurr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
33 33 33 Throh Fighting Guts
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
33 33 33 Sawk Fighting Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
39 Chespin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 56 61 65 48 45 38 313
44 Quilladin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 61 78 95 56 58 57 405
44 Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 88 107 122 74 75 64 530
34 Skiddo Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 66 65 48 62 57 52 350
34 Gogoat Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 123 100 62 97 81 68 531
Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
08 08 08 08 08 08 Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
08 08 08 08 08 08 Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
08 08 08 08 08 08 Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 95 95 70 90 70 510
08 08 08 08 08 08 Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
08 08 08 08 08 08 Machoke Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
08 08 08 08 08 08 Machamp Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
08 08 08 08 08 08 Tyrogue Fighting Guts
Steadfast
Vital Spirit
always male Undiscovered 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
08 08 08 08 08 08 Hitmonlee Fighting Limber
Reckless
Unburden
always male Human-Like 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
08 08 08 08 08 08 Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
08 08 08 08 08 08 Hitmontop Fighting Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast
always male Human-Like 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
08 08 08 08 08 08 Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
08 Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
08 08 08 08 08 08 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
08 Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo X Psychic Fighting Steadfast genderless Undiscovered 106 190 100 154 100 130 780
08 Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y Psychic Insomnia genderless Undiscovered 106 150 70 194 120 140 780
08 08 08 08 08 08 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
08 08 08 08 08 08 Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
08 08 08 08 08 08 Granbull Fairy Intimidate
Quick Feet
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
90 120 75 60 60 45 450
08 08 08 08 08 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
08 Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
08 08 08 08 08 08 Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
08 08 08 08 08 08 Ursaring Normal Guts
Quick Feet
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
08 08 08 08 08 08 Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
08 08 08 08 08 08 Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
08 Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting Speed Boost ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 160 80 130 80 100 630
08 08 08 08 08 Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast
Justified
always male Amorphous 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
08 08 08 08 08 08 Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 130 80 60 60 70 460
08 08 08 08 08 08 Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
08 08 08 08 08 08 Vigoroth Normal Vital Spirit ½ male, ½ female Field 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
08 08 08 08 08 08 Slaking Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
08 08 08 08 08 08 Makuhita Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
08 08 08 08 08 08 Hariyama Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
08 08 08 08 08 08 Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
08 08 08 08 08 08 Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
08 Medicham Mega Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power ½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 100 85 80 85 100 510
08 08 08 08 08 08 Groudon Ground Drought genderless Undiscovered 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
08 08 08 08 08 08 Rayquaza Dragon Flying Air Lock genderless Undiscovered 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
08 08 08 08 08 Chimchar Fire Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
44 58 44 58 44 61 309
08 08 08 08 08 Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
64 78 52 78 52 81 405
08 08 08 08 08 Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
76 104 71 104 71 108 534
08 08 08 08 08 Buizel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 65 35 60 30 85 330
08 08 08 08 08 Floatzel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
85 105 55 85 50 115 495
08 08 08 08 08 Riolu Fighting Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
08 08 08 08 08 Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 110 70 115 70 90 525
08 Lucario Mega Lucario Fighting Steel Adaptability ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 145 88 140 70 112 625
08 08 08 08 08 Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
08 08 08 08 08 Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
08 08 08 08 08 Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
08 08 08 08 08 Palkia Water Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 90 120 100 150 120 100 680
08 08 08 Emboar Fire Fighting Blaze
Reckless
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
08 08 08 Timburr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
08 08 08 Gurdurr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
08 08 08 Conkeldurr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
08 08 08 Throh Fighting Guts
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
08 08 08 Sawk Fighting Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
08 08 08 Krookodile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 95 117 80 65 70 92 519
08 08 08 Standard Darmanitan Fire Sheer Force
Zen Mode
½ male, ½ female Field 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
08 08 08 Darmanitan Zen Darmanitan Fire Psychic Sheer Force
Zen Mode
½ male, ½ female Field 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
08 08 08 Scraggy Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
50 75 70 35 70 48 348
08 08 08 Scrafty Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
65 90 115 45 115 58 488
08 08 08 Beartic Ice Snow Cloak
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Field 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
08 08 08 Mienfoo Fighting Inner Focus
Regenerator
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
45 85 50 55 50 65 350
08 08 08 Mienshao Fighting Inner Focus
Regenerator
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
65 125 60 95 60 105 510
08 08 08 Rufflet Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Hustle
always male Flying 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
08 08 08 Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant
always male Flying 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
08 08 08 Incarnate Tornadus Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
08 08 Tornadus Therian Tornadus Flying Regenerator always male Undiscovered 79 100 80 110 90 121 580
08 08 08 Incarnate Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
08 08 Thundurus Therian Thundurus Electric Flying Volt Absorb always male Undiscovered 79 105 70 145 80 101 580
08 08 08 Incarnate Landorus Ground Flying Sand Force
Sheer Force
always male Undiscovered 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
08 08 Landorus Therian Landorus Ground Flying Intimidate always male Undiscovered 89 145 90 105 80 91 600
08 Chespin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 56 61 65 48 45 38 313
08 Quilladin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 61 78 95 56 58 57 405
08 Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 88 107 122 74 75 64 530
08 Bunnelby Normal Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Huge Power
½ male, ½ female Field 38 36 38 32 36 57 237
08 Diggersby Normal Ground Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Huge Power
½ male, ½ female Field 85 56 77 50 77 78 423
08 Talonflame Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 78 81 71 74 69 126 499
08 Skiddo Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 66 65 48 62 57 52 350
08 Gogoat Grass Sap Sipper
Grass Pelt
½ male, ½ female Field 123 100 62 97 81 68 531
08 Pancham Fighting Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
67 82 62 46 48 43 348
08 Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
95 124 78 69 71 58 495
08 Barbaracle Rock Water Sniper
Tough Claws
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 72 105 115 54 86 68 500
08 Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500

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