Competitive Information for Tauros [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Tauros tauros
Base Stats for Tauros

Normal

Abilities:
IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Tauros

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tauros? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Tauros in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SalamenceGyaradosArcanineGranbullHitmontopCharizardVenusaurHariyamaRaikouKingdraScizorScyther


Tauros is an interesting Normal-typed Pokemon. Tauros is a usual Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Tauros's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Tauros
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Rock Smash
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Tauros (Intimidate)

Tauros is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Tauros from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tauros's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Intimidate, on switch-in Tauros lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tauros this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Tauros? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Tauros in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SalamenceGyaradosArcanineGranbullHitmontopCharizardVenusaurHariyamaRaikouKingdraScizorScyther


Species: Tauros
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Rock Smash
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Tauros (Intimidate)

Tauros is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Tauros from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tauros's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Intimidate, on switch-in Tauros lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Tauros this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Tauros learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tauros can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RS Move and Ability Combos for Tauros

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