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*Tauros is the only [[Gender|male-only]] Pokémon that had his {{p|Miltank|female counterpart}} introduced in a different [[Generation II|generation]].
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* Tauros is the only [[gender|male-only]] Pokémon that had its female counterpart, {{p|Milktank}}, introduced in a different [[Generation II|generation]].
 
*Tauros is one of the few [[Generation I]] Pokémon that have no evolutionary relatives, along with {{p|Farfetch'd}}, {{p|Kangaskhan}}, {{p|Pinsir}}, {{p|Lapras}}, {{p|Aerodactyl}}, and {{p|Ditto}}.
 
*Tauros is one of the few [[Generation I]] Pokémon that have no evolutionary relatives, along with {{p|Farfetch'd}}, {{p|Kangaskhan}}, {{p|Pinsir}}, {{p|Lapras}}, {{p|Aerodactyl}}, and {{p|Ditto}}.
 
*Tauros is the only Pokémon able to use {{m|Horn Attack}} that receives [[STAB]] from it.
 
*Tauros is the only Pokémon able to use {{m|Horn Attack}} that receives [[STAB]] from it.

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Art by Ken Sugimori from Red and Green
Type
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Category
Glitch Pokémon
Ability
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Exp. at Lv. 100
Unknown
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
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Weight
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0.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Unknown
Catch rate
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Body style
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Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group
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0
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0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Base Exp.: 0 Battle Exp.: 1*
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[[Category:{{{type1}}}-type Pokémon|{{{ndex}}}]] Tauros (Japanese: ケンタロス Kentauros) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Tauros is a three-tailed brown bull with a dark brown mane, silver-colored horns and three silver studs on his forehead.

Gender differences

Tauros is a male-only species. The female counterpart is 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. 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. However, the Kanto Safari Zone has many herds, and more appear in expansive, grassy meadows found in the western Johto region, among other areas.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major Appearances

Ash's Tauros

Ash captured 30 of these Wild Bull Pokémon in EP035, which was banned in North America, leading to confusion for some. The first time Ash ever used any of his Tauros in a battle was against Drake of the Orange Islands in Hello Pummelo.

Other

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

Many Tauros were seen in Tricks of the Trade in Palmpona Town. Ash brought his from Oak's for this occasion as well, but sent it back soon after.

Minor Appearances

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

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 DP140.

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

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

Pokémon Adventures

Tauros was used as a mount by members of Team Rocket.

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 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.
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 Once it takes aim at its foe, it makes a headlong charge. It is famous for its violent nature.
Platinum Once it takes aim at its foe, it makes a headlong charge. It is famous for its violent nature.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Routes 38 and 39
Crystal
Uncommon Routes 38 and 39
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
Uncommon (Diamond)
Rare (Pearl)
Routes 209 and 210 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Rare Route 210 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Unknown Routes 38, 39 and 48, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
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 Cold Meadow

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.


Pokéthlon 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

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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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

Template:Side game

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 the only male-only Pokémon that had its female counterpart, Milktank, introduced in a different generation.
  • Tauros is one of the few Generation I Pokémon that have no evolutionary relatives, along with Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, Pinsir, Lapras, Aerodactyl, and Ditto.
  • Tauros is the only Pokémon able to use Horn Attack that receives STAB from it.
  • Despite Tauros's large muscular build, his best stat is neither Attack nor Defense, but Speed.
  • Tauros has often been considered the hardest Pokémon to obtain in the Generation I games. This is probably due to the fact that he is found only in the Safari Zone during these games, his extreme rarity in that area, and because, unlike other Safari Zone-exclusive Pokémon, he isn't available in other locations or buyable through the Game Corner.
  • Even though Tauros is based on a bovine, he has single-toed hooves like a horse.

Origin

Tauros is most likely based on a bull or a bison.

Name origin

Tauros's name is an abbreviation of its Japanese name, Kentauros, which is comes from Greek Κένταυρος, Centaur. It could also be a misspelling of Centaurus.

It is worth noting that taurus, Latin for bull, is also the name of another constellation.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes


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