Tauros ( ) is the 128th Pokémon in the Pokédex. He is a Normal type, and is known as the Wild Bull Pokémon.
Tauros can use one of two Abilities: Intimidate, which lowers the opponent's Attack stat by one stage when the user is first brought into battle; or Anger Point, which will max out Tauros' Attack (+6 Stages) when hit by a critical hit. Tauros's Hidden Ability is Sheer Force, an Ability that boosts moves with secondary effects by 33%, but removing those effects in the process.
Tauros doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
Tauros is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Tauros One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Tauros takes on the appearance of a bull with three tails that are like whips.
Tauros are a Male-only Pokémon species.
Trading Card Game
Tauros is listed in 10 sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 2 as a Rare card and the Pokémon Card Game Promos as a Rare Card. It is listed as a Common Card in the Gym Heroes, Versus, Expedition and Platinum sets; as an Uncommon Card in the Jungle and Legends Awakened sets; and as a Rare Card in the EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Crystal Guardians, Unleashed and XY sets.
AnimeAsh owns a total of 30 Tauros; he caught them in the Safari Zone in an episode that did not air in the United States. These Tauros make their most recent appearance in Dream Continues! in a cameo role.
A member of the Team Rocket Elite Trio named Ken uses a Tauros in Chapter 16. Pearl would capture a Tauros on Route 213. Nicknamed "Taulord" by his Trainer and using the Sand Veil Ability, this Tauros would make an appearance in Chapters 406, 413, 414, 416, 430 and 434.
Tauros is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. As one of the tier's best Pokémon, Tauros is a top-tier offensive threat due to its good Attack stat, well-rounded coverage, and great ability in Sheer Force that gives a significant number of its attacks a boost while negating Life Orb recoil when attacking with such moves. It has a great Speed stat that allows for it to threaten offense and balance teams alike, and its Defense stat is decent to the point where it can tank certain strong priority attacks like Shiftry's Sucker Punch or Hitmonchan's Mach Punch. The best Tauros set is a Life Orb attacker set with Rock Climb as the main STAB as it gets a Sheer Force boost, and coverage options in Earthquake, Fire Blast, Zen Headbutt, and Iron Tail, with the latter three getting a Sheer Force boost that allows for Tauros to beat certain Normal resists and bulky defensive walls like Steelix, Ferroseed, Weezing, and Mega Audino. However, while Tauros may be a top-tier threat, it is certainly manageable to go against, as it struggles against bulky Rock-types like Rhydon and Omastar. It has inaccurate attacks that could miss at the most inopportune time, which can be highly problematic. Its Normal typing does not bring much in terms of defensive synergy, and while its Speed is great, some offensive threats like Swellow and Floatzel can outspeed it and heavily pressure it.
Tauros doesn't have any Egg Moves as it is a Male-Only Pokémon; because of this it can only breed with a Ditto.
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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