Competitive Information for Tauros [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon 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.
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Anger PointAnger Point: If this Pokemon (not its substitute) takes a critical hit, its Attack is raised 12 stages.
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Sheer ForceSheer Force: This Pokemon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.


Evolutions / Family:
Tauros

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tauros? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Tauros in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

NidokingZapdosChanseyStarmieAbsol-MegaAraquanidEspeonScizorArcanineSwellow


Tauros is a remarkable Normal-typed Pokemon. Tauros are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Tauros's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Tauros
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Body Slam / Double-Edge
- Iron Head
- Zen Headbutt

Physical Sweeper Tauros (Popular/Trending)

Tauros is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Tauros's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. 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. However, Sheer Force negates the recoil damage from Life Orb while still increasing the damage from both it's ability and the orb making it an amazing item for Tauros. With Sheer Force, Tauros's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Species: Tauros
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Outrage
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Wild Charge / Iron Head

Physical Sweeper Tauros (Sheer Force)

Tauros is a sensational Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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. However, Sheer Force negates the recoil damage from Life Orb while still increasing the damage from both it's ability and the orb making it an amazing item for Tauros. With Sheer Force, Tauros's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Tauros afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Tauros's last move failed).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Species: Tauros
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Zen Headbutt
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Return

Tauros Physical Sweeper (Istanbull*)

Tauros is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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. However, Sheer Force negates the recoil damage from Life Orb while still increasing the damage from both it's ability and the orb making it an amazing item for Tauros. With Sheer Force, Tauros's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects. With it's Sheer Force ability, Tauros boosts the damage of moves with a secondary effect by 30% and nullifies Life Orb recoil when using those moves. This combined with the no-longer recoiling Double-edge makes Tauros a force to be reckoned with!

Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Species: Tauros
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Anger Point
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 8 Hp / 252 Atk / 248 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge / Pursuit
- Zen Headbutt
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Tauros Physical Sweeper (Angry Bull)

Tauros is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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 Anger Point, if Tauros (not its substitute) takes a critical hit its attack is raised 12 stages. This tauros is designed for doubles and is based around it's Anger point ability. Pair it with a Pokemon who can trigger a crit hit on Tauros without doing too much damage to it.

Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Tauros? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Tauros in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

NidokingZapdosChanseyStarmieAbsol-MegaAraquanidEspeonScizorArcanineSwellow


Species: Tauros
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Outrage

Doubles Physical Sweeper Tauros (Sheer Force)

Tauros is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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. However, Sheer Force negates the recoil damage from Life Orb while still increasing the damage from both it's ability and the orb making it an amazing item for Tauros. With Sheer Force, Tauros's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Tauros afterwards).


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
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Horn Drill
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tauros can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Tauros

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