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What is a good moveset for Tauros?

3 votes

Mine knows:

Giga Impact: Complements Tauros's attack stat. Deals a huge amount of damage with STAB.

Swagger: Confuses the foe, making it less likely for the foe to attack Tauros after using Giga Impact.

Zen Headbutt: Good damage, decent accuracy, decent chance of making the foe flinch, used to deal with Fighting types.

Rock Tomb: Lowers the foe's Speed for sure.

Tauros Learnset

asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Tauros (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Frustration
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Stone Edge
Giga Impact(power)
Zen Headbutt(Deal with Fighting)
Work Up(Raise more Power)
Rock Tomb/Ice Beam(just to be ahead of the opponent)

8 Answers

7 votes

Tauros is pretty fast already, I'd say it's good without rock tomb. Maybe have earthquake instead for a powerful move that doesn't require the charging like giga impact.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
How about Earthquake instead of Rock Tomb. I've grown fond of the Giga Impact-Swagger strategy.
That's what I meant. Sorry if I made it seem like I was suggesting to delete Giga impact.
Now that I know that's what you meant, I'll put you in as the best answer.
3 votes

Return(huge power and accuracy + stab)

Earthquake(major power and accuracy +awesome coverage)

Stone edge(awesome power and decent accuracy+great coverage)

Zen headbutt(covers super effective fighting)

answered Nov 26, 2010 by Speed freak
2 votes

Tauros (M) @ Wide Lens

Role: Low Acc Sweeper

Trait: Sheer Force

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Iron Tail
  • Rock Slide
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Return

Well, this is the way to affectively use Wide Lens.

Let all of your moves really need that accuracy boost.

Iron Tail is 100 Power coverage with A Sheer Force boost, and Rock Slide gets Sheer Force boost, alone with Zen Heabutt with Covers his only weakness and gets the Sheer Force Boost.
And Return is just awesome.

answered Aug 17, 2011 by Josh
edited Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
1 vote

If you want a "classic set:"

Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Item: Salac/Leichi Berry/Leftovers
*Stone Edge
*Zen Headbutt

If you want a more "creative" set (this is the one I have on my Platinum):

Ability: Anger Point
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Item: Salac Berry
*Zen Headbutt

answered Feb 24, 2011 by BanetteFan
0 votes

Gen V

Tauros (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Intimidate

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Outrage
  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Return

A surprise in the Uber enviroment, I used this guy on my Uber team before his position was usurped by Ditto. Sweeper EVs. Choice band lets it hit really hard. It can outspeed all of the Dragons in Ubers, and OHKO them (except for Dialga, who it 2HKOs with Earthquake.) Stone Edge deals with the Flying types of Ubers. Return provides powerful STAB, and a neutral hit on the rest of Ubers. Anger Point is unreliable, and Sheer Force can't be used with Outrage, so Intimidate is the way to go.

answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 3, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Double/Triple battle

Tauros (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Anger Point
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Substitute
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Frustration

Set up Substitute. Then have a teammate (I use Cryogonal so I can also give screen help) use Frost Breath on Tauros. The Sub will take the damage. Then, Anger Point will activate. After that, sweep to your heart's content with Earthquake and Rock Slide KOing every one of your foes at once. Frustration is STAB.

answered Jan 20, 2012 by trachy
Won't Anger Point not work behind a substitute?
0 votes

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Tauros (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Rock Climb
- Fire Blast
- Zen Headbutt
- Earthquake

Tauros is a pretty strong Pokémon that can do major damage with Life Orb Sheer Force boosted moves, such as Rock Climb, Zen Headbutt, and Fire Blast. Rock Climb is probably the move you should be clicking on anything that isn't a Rock, Steel, or Ghost type. Fire Blast is to hit psychically defensive Pokémon that are weak to Fire, like Avalugg, Skarmory, etc. Zen Headbutt is there to hit Fighting types, and Earthquake is for Rock and Steel types.

answered Nov 30, 2014 by Froggyboy
0 votes

Role: Fast physical sweeper

Ability: Sheer force

EVs: 248atk, 252speed, 8hp

Nature: Jolly

Item: Choice Band/Life Orb


Body slam/Rock Climb: Body slam has 110 power thanks to sheer force and has 100% accuracy, while Rock Climb has 117 power but only has 85% accuracy. I prefer Body slam.

bulldoze: Coverage and has 78 power

Zen headbutt: coverage and has 104 power.

Iron head/rock slide: Both are for coverage

So yeah as you can see, this moveset is to take advantage of Tauros's ability. I use this one quite alot and it does surprisingly well in OU

answered Apr 13 by nintendogamer639