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Pinsir #127: Pinsir
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Tauros (disambiguation).
Tauros
ケンタロス Kentauros
#128
128Tauros.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Wild Bull Pokémon
Abilities
Intimidate or Anger Point Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#128
Johto
#150
Hoenn
#285
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-049
Almia
R-179
Height
4'07"
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
194.9 lbs.
Imperial
88.4 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F128.png 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 211 Battle Exp.: 2111*

Tauros (Japanese: ケンタロス Kentauros) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

He is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Tauros are quadruped, bovine Pokémon. They are covered in light brown fur, with a thick darker brown mane around the neck. Their nose is also dark brown. They have a pair of curved, gray horns atop their head, and three silver studs on their forehead. Each of their three black tails has a tuft of fur on the end, and there is a single gray hoof on each foot.

Gender differences

Tauros is a male-only species. Many fans consider its female counterpart to be Miltank, despite the fact that Miltank was introduced a generation later. It is speculated that Miltank was created solely to be the "female version" of Tauros. Miltank obviously cannot produce Tauros Eggs, due to the fact that a bred Pokémon will almost always be the same species as its mother. However, a Tauros can breed with a Miltank to produce another Miltank.

Special abilities

Tauros are violent, rowdy Pokémon that are able to whip themselves into a frenzy using their three-pronged tail. They are unable to stop themselves once they charge. However, they can only charge in a straight line. Like most Normal types, Tauros can learn many different types of attacks.

Behavior

Tauros are rowdy Pokémon; once they've started a rampage they will not stop until they hit something. They increase their will to fight by whipping themselves with their three tails. They live and travel in herds with the herd's protector probably leading the others. Tauros are also known to lock horns with each other in battle, and they usually take pride in their battle-scarred horns. When there are no opponents to battle, Tauros will charge at trees to satisfy their need for a challenge and calm themselves.

Habitat

Tauros are rarely found in the wild, but can be found near farming communities in Johto & Sinnoh. They have also been introduced to the Safari Zone, and can be found near the Johto Safari Zone.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Like other real-life bovines, Tauros graze on grass.

In the anime

Tauros in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Tauros

Ash captured a herd of 30 Tauros in EP035, an episode which became banned in multiple countries due to use of guns, leading to confusion for many as to how he obtained them. The first time Ash ever used any of his Tauros in a battle was against Drake of the Orange Islands in Hello Pummelo.

Other

Many Tauros were seen in Tricks of the Trade in Palmpona Town, including one under Fernando, the Trainer who managed ten consecutive victories in the tournament. Ash brought his from Oak's for this occasion as well, managing to defeat Fernando.

Ash used his Bulbasaur to stop an out of control Tauros in Two Hits and a Miss.

Minor appearances

Tauros first appeared briefly in The Flame Pokémon-athon! as one of the Pokémon in the Laramie farm.

A Tauros appeared in A Chansey Operation, where it was one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic.

Multiple Tauros also appeared in the intro to Mewtwo Strikes Back being captured by Team Rocket Grunts with the aid of Mewtwo.

A Tauros appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

Multiple Tauros appeared in a flashback in The Lost Lapras.

A Tauros, under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer, appeared in The Mandarin Island Miss-Match.

Ethan used two Tauros to pull his stagecoach in Get Along, Little Pokémon.

Multiple Tauros also appeared in The Power of One.

A Tauros appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon beauty contest.

Mr. Shellby owned a Tauros in Extreme Pokémon!.

Multiple Tauros went on a rampage in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble after being startled by a troublesome Tyrogue.

A Tauros under the ownership of an unknown Trainer battled in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference in A Claim to Flame!.

An injured Tauros appeared under the care of Katrina in A Bite to Remember.

Nick's father also owns a Tauros that he uses for traveling in Celebi and Joy.

Multiple Tauros made brief cameo appearances in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Tauros is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A group of Tauros also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!.

Tauros made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Multiple Tauros were caught by the Pokémon Pinchers in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One).

A photo of two Tauros appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP033 Tauros Ash's Pokédex Tauros, a Wild Bull Pokémon. When whipping itself with its three tails, its Tackle is a powerful destructive force.
EP035 Tauros Ash's Pokédex Tauros. Uses Tackle to attack. Due to its gentleness, it will never attack unless something harms them.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Tauros

Ash in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga owns a Tauros.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tauros was used as a mount by members of Team Rocket, apparently captured in the Safari Zone. It wagged its tails when ordering an attack from other Pokémon the grunts owned, a method that Green easily exploited by pushing it off a cliff and having Ditty mimic its appearance.

Pearl later captures a Tauros, adding it to his main team and naming it Tarohiko.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Red catches a Tauros in Rampage At The Safari Zone?!.

Professor Oak is shown with one in PM038.

Giovanni is seen with a Tauros in PM059.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Shigeru has a Tauros which he caught it in the Safari Zone.

In the TCG

Main article: Tauros (TCG)

In the TFG

One Tauros figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When it targets an enemy, it charges furiously while whipping its body with its long tails.
Blue
Yellow A rowdy Pokémon with a lot of stamina. Once running, it won't stop until it hits something.
Stadium Charges while whipping its hefty body with its tails. Although powerful, it can charge only in a straight line.
Generation II
Gold They fight each other by locking horns. The herd's protector takes pride in its battle-scarred horns.
Silver After heightening its will to fight by whipping itself with its three tails, it charges at full speed.
Crystal These violent Pokémon fight with other members of their herd in order to prove their strength.
Stadium 2 They fight each other by locking horns. The herd's protector takes pride in its battle-scarred horns.
Generation III
Ruby This Pokémon is not satisfied unless it is rampaging at all times. If there is no opponent for Tauros to battle, it will charge at thick trees and knock them down to calm itself.
Sapphire
Emerald It is not satisfied unless it is rampaging at all times. If there is no opponent for Tauros to battle, it will charge at thick trees and knock them down to calm itself.
FireRed When it is about to tackle, it whips its body repeatedly with its three long tails.
LeafGreen When it targets an enemy, it charges furiously while whipping its body with its long tails.
Generation IV
Diamond Once it takes aim at its foe, it makes a headlong charge. It is famous for its violent nature.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They fight each other by locking horns. The herd's protector takes pride in its battle-scarred horns.
SoulSilver After heightening its will to fight by whipping itself with its three tails, it charges at full speed.
Generation V
Black Once it takes aim at its foe, it makes a headlong charge. It is famous for its violent nature.
White
Black 2 Once it takes aim at its foe, it makes a headlong charge. It is famous for its violent nature.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
One Trade Persian on Route 18
Yellow
Uncommon Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes 38 and 39
Crystal
Rare Routes 38 and 39Day
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Safari Zone
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
UncommonD
RareP
Routes 209 and 210 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Rare Route 210 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Routes 38, 39, and 48, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Scary Cave
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Safari Zone
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 32
Forever Level 7
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Great Canyon (10F-12F)
Western Cave (10F-16F)
Wish Cave (36F-43F)
Joyous Tower (41F-44F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Far Amp Plains (1F-9F)
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Road
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Everspring Valley (post ending)
Desert: All*

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Quick Attack Tauros English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 2002
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Tauros English United States 25 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gotta Catch 'Em All #3 Tauros Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 490   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 70.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
033 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
088 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
1111 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1919 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2424 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
2929 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —% 30
3535 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4141 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4848 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
5555 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
6363 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tauros obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tauros
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tauros
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tauros
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tauros
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tauros in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tauros in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tauros
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tauros
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tauros can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tauros cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tauros
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tauros
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Pleasant Forest Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Tauros can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tauros
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tauros
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 46+ Purified moves
Shadow Hold Shadow Box XD 128.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Earthquake Ground
Shadow Shed Shadow Tail Whip Normal
Shadow Sky Shadow Body Slam Normal

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin128.png Pin128.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani128.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP128.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Safari
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't show me anything red!
26%-50% HP Grrrgh... My health's getting down to about half.
1%-25% HP I'm beat... I can't muster the energy to ram...
Level up Leveled up! Yowza! I'll batter down foes!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! Yowza! I'll batter down foes!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP128.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry  
If Tauros spots a Ranger, it snorts harshly and charges with its horns out.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
( Normal )
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry  
It thrashes wildly and rams to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Tauros
Does not evolve
Tauros
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 128.png Spr 1y 128.png Spr 1g 128.png Spr b g1 128.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 128.png Spr 2s 128.png Spr 2c 128.gif Spr b 2g 128.png
Spr 2g 128 s.png Spr 2s 128 s.png Spr 2c 128 s.gif Spr b 2g 128 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 128.png Spr 3e 128.png Spr 3f 128.png Spr b 3r 128.png
Spr 3r 128 s.png Spr 3e 128 s.png Spr 3f 128 s.png Spr b 3r 128 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 128.png Spr 4d 128.png Spr 4h 128.png Spr b 4d 128.png
Spr 4d 128 s.png Spr 4d 128 s.png Spr 4h 128 s.png Spr b 4d 128 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 128.png Spr 5b 128.png Spr b 5b 128.png
Spr 5b 128 s.png Spr 5b 128 s.png Spr b 5b 128 s.png
Tauros For other sprites and images, please see Tauros images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tauros is one of the few Generation I Pokémon that, as of Generation V, still have no evolutionary relatives, along with Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, Pinsir, Lapras, Aerodactyl, and Ditto.
  • Tauros is the only non Generation V Pokémon that is able to learn Work Up via level-up.
  • Tauros forms a notable bug in Pokémon Play It, a game largely based on the Trading Card Game. Once the "Tauros" card appears, either in the player's own deck or that of the digital opponent, the game will shut down or freeze the computer.
  • Tauros is believed by some to be the male counterpart of Miltank, but Miltank is incapable of producing Tauros Eggs. However, a Tauros can be the father of a Miltank. It shares this trait with Braviary and Mandibuzz.

Origin

Tauros is based on the Zodiac Taurus, the bull. It is also based on a bull or a bison. Its tail is based on a whip, more specifically the cat o' nine tails.

Name origin

Tauros is an abbreviation of its Japanese name, Kentauros. It is worth noting that Taurus, Latin for bull (which comes from the greek "tauros"), is also the name of a constellation. Tauros could also be a corruption of Toro (Spanish for bull).

Kentauros derives from Greek Κένταυρος centaur. It could also be a corruption of Centaurus, a large south-sky constellation representing a centaur.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ケンタロス Kentauros From Κένταυρος
France Flag.png French Tauros Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tauros Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tauros Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Tauros Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 켄타로스 Kentaroseu Transliteration of Japanese name



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Notes


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