Tauros (Pokémon)

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Tauros
Wild Bull Pokémon
ケンタロス
Kentauros
#128
Tauros



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Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Anger Point Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Tauros
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
194.9 lbs. 88.4 kg
Tauros
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
211
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Tauros
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F128.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it is considered to be a counterpart of Miltank.

Biology

Tauros is a quadruped, bovine Pokémon. It is covered in light brown fur with a thick, darker brown mane around the neck. It has a rounded muzzle with a dark brown nose, small, triangular eyes, three gray bumps running vertically down its forehead, and a pair of curved, gray horns grow from atop its head. Each of its three black tails has a tuft of fur on the end, and there is a single gray hoof on each foot. Tauros is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Tauros is a violent, rowdy Pokémon that whips itself into a frenzy using its three tails. It serves as a warning to others that Tauros is about to charge with astonishing speed. Once it starts charging, it is unable to stop or change course until it hits something. It lives and travels in herds on plains and grasslands. It will lock horns with others of its kind, and the herd's protector takes pride in its battle-scarred horns. While still ferocious, Tauros are calmer in Alola than elsewhere, likely due to the region's climate. The practice of riding Tauros is believed to have started in Alola. However, Tauros in Galar are more volatile and don't want to be ridden.

In the anime

In the main series

Tauros in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Tauros

Ash caught a herd of 30 Tauros in EP035, an episode that was banned everywhere outside of Asia due to the prolific use of guns in it, leading to confusion for many as to how he obtained them. They made their international dub debut in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, stampeding at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Other

In The Mandarin Island Miss-Match, a Trainer's Tauros battled Ash's Pokémon. It easily defeated Squirtle with Tackle before being knocked out by Charizard's Flamethrower.

In Get Along, Little Pokémon, Ethan used two Tauros to pull his stagecoach as he traverses Mandarin Island South.

In Tricks of the Trade a "Running of the Tauros" event in Palmpona brought out many Tauros, including one belonging to Fernando, a Trainer who managed to get ten consecutive victories in the tournament. Ash brought his from Professor Oak's Laboratory for this occasion as well, managing to defeat Fernando.

In Two Hits and a Miss, a Trainer's Tauros went out of control. As a result, Ash had to use his Bulbasaur to stop him.

In Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, a herd of Tauros were living on Paniola Ranch. They then made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

In Alolan Open House!, three Poké Ride Tauros were stolen from children at the Pokémon School by Tupp, Rapp, and Zipp.

In The Island Whisperer!, a Trainer's Tauros attacked Kiawe's Poké Ride Charizard. The fight was broken up by Olivia's Lycanroc, and Tauros was calmed down by Olivia herself.

In Big Sky, Small Fry!, Olivia used a Poké Ride Tauros to travel around Paniola Town.

In Caring for a Mystery!, Hayden used a Tauros in a World Coronation Series battle against Ash. It went up against Pikachu, only to be defeated.

Minor appearances

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, a Tauros was living at the Laramie Ranch. A Trainer used another Tauros to compete in the Big P Pokémon Race.

In A Chansey Operation, an injured Tauros was brought to the clinic for treatment.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, multiple Tauros were captured by Team Rocket Grunts after being overpowered by Mewtwo.

In Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, a Tauros was cast for the movie Pokémon in Love.

Multiple Tauros appeared in a flashback in The Lost Lapras.

In The Power of One, multiple Tauros sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Tauros appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Tauros participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Extreme Pokémon!, Mr. Shellby used a Tauros to pull his wagon so he can feed the Pokémon under his care.

In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, multiple Tauros began rampaging after being startled by a troublesome Tyrogue.

In A Claim to Flame!, a Trainer's Tauros competed in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference.

In A Bite to Remember, Katrina cared for an injured Tauros.

In Celebi and Joy!, Nick's father used a Tauros for traveling.

Multiple Tauros appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Tauros was living in an underground paradise.

Multiple Tauros appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Glory Blaze!, a Trainer's Tauros participated in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, the Pokémon Summer Academy provided a Tauros to a student for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Barry encountered multiple Tauros in Xatu's Forest.

Multiple Tauros appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 1), multiple Tauros were captured by the Pokémon Pinchers.

In The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, a Tauros was used during the attack on the Ninja Village.

A Tauros appeared in a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

Four Poké Ride Tauros appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Two Poké Ride Tauros appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!.

In To Top a Totem!, three Poké Ride Tauros pulled a driver's cart.

Multiple Tauros appeared in I Choose You!.

In Real Life...Inquire Within!, Kiawe cleaned a Trainer's Tauros for work experience at the Pokémon Center.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Tauros joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Tauros competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference, but ended up losing.

Six Tauros appeared in Enter Pikachu!, with five of them being wild and the sixth being one of Mew's transformations while Goh and Chloe chased it.

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. Its special attack is Tackle. Due to their docile nature, they won't attack without being assaulted first.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN021 Tauros Goh's Rotom Phone Tauros, the Wild Bull Pokémon. A Normal type. Tauros run in herds in the wild. The herd member with the longest, thickest, and most scarred horns is said to be the leader.

In Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red's Tauros battled Zapdos at the Kanto Power Plant.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

A Tauros appeared in Catch The Wobbuffet!!.

A Tauros appeared in The Tyrogue's Thoughts.

Main article: Ash's Tauros

Ash's Tauros was sent out to battle Gary's Nidoqueen in One Half Of A Poké Ball, but lost to her Hyper Beam.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Tauros

Ash owns a Tauros in The Electric Tale of Pikachu.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Hayden's Tauros appeared in JNM08.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Tauros the Tyrant, a Tauros, apparently captured in the Safari Zone, was used as a mount by members of Team Rocket. By whipping his tails, he was able to control the Pokémon of the other Team Rocket Grunts, a method that Green easily exploited by pushing it off a cliff and having Ditty mimic its appearance. He was later used in Great Girafarig to chase after Suicune, only to be defeated after Eusine's Jumpluff had Leech Seeded him.

In Quilava Quandary, the Day-Care Couple used a Tauros to help train Gold.

A Tauros appeared in a fantasy in Moving Past Milotic.

Pearl caught a Tauros in Cleaning Up Grimer, adding him to his main team and nicknaming him Tauler.

A Tauros appeared in The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun, called by Sun via the Ride Pager, to help with deliveries in his job as a courier.

A Poké Ride Tauros appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six and The Wild Full-Power Pose of Fire.

Two wild Tauros appeared in Battle in Vast Poni Canyon, where they were seen in the Poni Wilds.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Tauros appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Tauros appeared in GDZ45, under the ownership of Hinako.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

Professor Oak owns a Tauros, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

A Tauros appeared in Clefairy, a Supernatural Being?!.

Giovanni is seen with a Tauros in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!.

A Tauros appeared in A Finger Lickin' Battle!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

A Tauros appeared in PZ06.

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

In the TCG

Main article: Tauros (TCG)

In the TFG

One Tauros figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#128
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 Johto
#148
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#128
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#150
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #125
Hoenn
#—
X After heightening its will to fight by whipping itself with its three tails, it charges at full speed.
Y When it is about to tackle, it whips its body repeatedly with its three long tails.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #137
Alola
USUM: #170
Kanto
#128
Sun Historically, people in areas all over the world have ridden Tauros, but the practice is said to have started in Alola.
Moon Although it's known to be a fierce Pokémon, Tauros in the Alola region are said to possess a measure of calmness.
Ultra Sun They live in groups. The one with the longest, thickest, and most-scarred horns is the boss of the herd.
Ultra Moon The climate seems to be related to the reason Tauros in Alola are a little calmer than those in other regions.
Let's Go Pikachu A rowdy Pokémon with a lot of stamina. Once running, it won't stop until it hits something.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #116
Sword When Tauros begins whipping itself with its tails, it's a warning that the Pokémon is about to charge with astounding speed.
Shield The Tauros of Galar are volatile in nature, and they won't allow people to ride on their backs.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
Trade Persian on Route 18
Yellow
Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 38 and 39
Crystal
Routes 38 and 39 MorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 209 and 210 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 210 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 38, 39, and 48, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Scary Cave
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 12
Route 12 (Horde Encounter with Miltank)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Paniola Ranch, Poni Plains
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Paniola Ranch, Poni Plains
Trade Bewear in Poni Gauntlet
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 14 and 15
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Training Lowlands
Training Lowlands (Wanderer)

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Safari Zone
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 32, Forever Level 7, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Great Canyon (10F-12F), Western Cave (10F-16F), Wish Cave (36F-43F), Joyous Tower (41F-44F)
Ranger
Kisara Plains
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Far Amp Plains (1F-9F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
MD Sky
Far Amp Plains (1F-9F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Road
Rumble
Windy Prairie (Normal Mode A & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley (post-ending), Desert: All*
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak! (Reward), Chill Battle: Fever!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 2
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 552
Event: Pokémon Safari (Sixth release)
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Lugia Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Masters
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)

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 Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign 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
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
490
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
1515 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
2525 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3535 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
5050 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
5555 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • 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/TR
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM96Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR94Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   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 VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin128.png Pinani128.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani128.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 128.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 R-049
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 R-179
It thrashes wildly and rams to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
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Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush128Body.png Walking Speed: 1.19 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
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Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

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Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed for a short period of time.


Pokémon GO
GO128.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 183
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Horn Attack, Iron Head, Earthquake

Evolution

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Unevolved
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Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 128 s.png Spr b 3r 128 s.png Spr 3e 128 s.png Spr b 3r 128 s.png Spr 3f 128 s.png Spr b 3f 128 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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128MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Tauros images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tauros can be seen as a counterpart to Miltank. Both are bovine-like Pokémon with the same base stat total. While Tauros is a male-only species, Miltank is a female-only species.
  • Despite not being associated with a certain group, both Tauros and Miltank are listed on the same Pokédex page in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The same trait is true with Oranguru and Passimian.
  • In Sun and Moon, if the player has a Tauros with a Game Boy origin mark, Game Freak Morimoto remarks on how Tauros used to be one of the most powerful Pokémon in the metagame of the Generation I core series games, in part because it could learn Blizzard.
  • 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.
  • According to Sun and Moon, Tauros was designed by Shigeki Morimoto.

Origin

Tauros is based on a bull or a bison and may also be based on the constellation Taurus. Its tail is based on a whip, more specifically the cat o' nine tails.

Name origin

Tauros may be a shorter form of its Japanese name, Kentauros. It is worth noting that tauros and taurus are, respectively, Greek and Latin for bull. Tauros could also be a corruption of toro (Spanish for bull, derived from the Latin).

Kentauros may be derived from the Japanese ケンタウロス centaur, which itself derives from the Greek Κένταυρος. 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 ケンタウロス, 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 Kentaros Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 大隻牛 Daaihjekngàuh Literally "Big cow". 大隻 also means bulky.
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 肯泰羅 / 肯泰罗 Kěntàiluó Transliteration of Japanese name


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External links

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