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I've recently started playing HeartGold. My starter is Cyndaquil and I plan on using Tauros as well. Could you please give me which is better for in-game and the rest of a complete team? Thanks in advance.

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I'm pretty sure Mamoswine is better because it has better stats and can learn ice fang.
I'd rather suggest quagsire
It would be biased of me to say Donphan, so I'd say go for Mamoswine. Mamoswine gets a few better stats later on than Donphan and it has a lot more potential with its moveset choices than Donphan.

The only thing is that you won't encounter either one until much later.

But it's good to remember there are also other good ground types in HG & SS to choose from too.

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Id go for Mamoswine, as others have said, mamoswine has better overall stats than Donphan.

Though you’ll have to wait much later to get Swinub, it’s worth the wait. The only thing, unless you plan to make an Ice type team, don’t use a Mamoswine with Snow Cloak, you’ll waste a move to use Hail and then you’ll get only 20% evasion for 5 turns. No, Oblivious is better in my opinion.

Here’s a nice moveset you can use on Mamoswine Ingame.

Mamoswine
Ability :- Oblivious

Moves :-
Earthquake - STAB move, high power, nice accuracy. With Mamoswine’s high attack it’s gonna do lots of damage.

Avalanche - I prefer avalanche to ice fang, because, thanks to Mamoswine’s relatively slow speed, it makes him a physical Sweeper.

Amnesia - The only drawback with Mamoswine is his low Special Defense, but you can quickly cover this with Amnesia.

Ice Shard - This might seem like a filler, but Ice Shard can be really useful if Mamoswine comes across a Tank and manages to damage him only to red. Ice Shard saves the situation.

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