Tauros, The Wild Bull Pokémon. When it targets an enemy, it charges furiously while whipping its body with its long tails. It has a lot of stamina. Once running, it won't stop until it hits something. Charges while whipping its hefty body with its tails. Although powerful, it can charge only in a straight line. It fights with other members of their herd in order to prove their strength. It is not satisfied unless it is rampaging at all times. If there is no opponent for it to battle, it will charge at thick trees and knock them down to calm itself.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Tauros would have to be this:


Iron Tail
Hidden Power Ghost OR Fire Blast

Items Attached:

Choice Band

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Tauros

Aside from having above average attack and speed stats, Tauros has a limited movepool.
Equipping choice band allows you to take advantage of that already high attack.
Even though this set has Iron tail included, it is one of the few options it can have as a move. Besides this, Iron Tail has more Super effective hits that would be Not very effective with other moves. For the last slot, I suggest HP Ghost (since Return doesn't hit ghost types and some of the ghost types may have Levitate, making them immune to Earthquake). In case you can't get the Hidden power of your choice, there's always fire blast as an option. mainly as an anti-Skarmory move, though it will take 3 fireblasts to Knock Skarmory out.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Attack and Speed for Tauros with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Tauros

Tauros, fortunately for its opponents, has quite a few a small move pool of effective moves, which means its move pool probably won't have much variety. Earthquake and Return (or Double-Edge in some cases) tend to be on every competitive Tauros, usually accompanied by an effective Hidden Power.
- Shoving Skarmory in the way of Tauros tends to be a good way to begin, since you deny Tauros the ability to get a super effective with a physical attack. His Fire Blast isn't particularly strong (3KOs Skarmory) so that isn't much to worry about. Failing Skarmory, you should have a Pokémon available with a nice physical defensive stat who won't take a super effective hit from Earthquake. Since the most effective Tauros carries a Choice Band, if you can force it against a Pokémon it isn't very effective against you can get a free turn by forcing it to switch.
- As for taking down Tauros, hitting at its Special Defence is the way to go, or failing that, scoring super effectives with fighting typed moves, pretty simple and straightforward.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Tauros would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:


Rain Dance
Hyper Beam

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Tauros

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rain dance, 2nd - Thunder, 3rd - Rain dance, 4th - Thunder, 5th - Hyperbeam

Locations in Games


Trade from FR/LG


Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Safari Zone

Animé Appearences

Tauros has had a fair of Animé Appearences, most of which under the control of Ash after he caught 30 in the Safari Zone. Ash used it in his Orange League Match and his Johto League Battle against Gary. The Rest are Cameos

Episode 033: The Flame Pokémon-Athon!
Episode 035: The Legend of Dratini!
Episode 067: Showdown At the Poké-Corral!
Episode 101: The Mandarin Island Miss-Match!
Episode 103: Get Along, Little Pokémon!
Episode 113: Hello Pumello!
Episode 114: Enter The Dragonite!
Episode 117: A Tents Situation!
Episode 118: The Rivalry Revival!
Episode 148: Tricks of the Trade!
Episode 168: Two Hits And A Miss!
Episode 271: The Ties That Bind!
Special 07: Epic Battle At Oak's Lab!
Special 14: Another Legend of Celebi!
Special 15: Pallet Town! The Setting off of the Pokémon Trainer!!

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