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Tauros (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Body Slam
- Earthquake / Zen Headbutt
- Throat Chop

It got buffed in Gen 8 and no one noticed apparently. Close Combat helps against Normal resistant Rock and Steel types. Body Slam has 110.5 power from Sheer Force. Earthquake also has coverage against Rock and Steel types as well, but in gen 8 NU, there aren't many things Earthquake can hit that its other moves can't, but if you choose to use it it has a good 100 base power. Zen Headbutt can hit other types that others can't, as well as Fighting coverage. Finally, Throat Chop hits Ghosts and has a boosted 104 power from Sheer Force.

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Wow, this got a lot of upvotes
Its a really good set. I've seen and used Sheer Force Life Orb in Gen 8 NU and it does a lot of damage.
yea sheer force + life orb is insane.
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Role: Low Acc Sweeper
Tauros
Tauros (M) @ Wide Lens
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- 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.

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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.

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Gen V

Tauros (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Outrage
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Return

A surprise in the Uber environment, 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.

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Double/Triple battle

Tauros (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Anger Point
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- 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.

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Won't Anger Point not work behind a substitute?
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Role: Fast physical sweeper

Tauros @ Choice Band / Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 8 HP / 248 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Body Slam
- Bulldoze
- Zen Headbutt
- Iron Head / Rock Slide

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' Ability. I use this one quite a lot and it does surprisingly well in OU.

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I know this is old but hey only just starting out :)

Zodiac (Tauros) (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rock Climb
- Zen Headbutt
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide

Rock Climb: Serious STAB powerhouse move with Sheer Force plus Life Orb boost
Zen Headbutt: For Fighting types, power increased by Sheer Force
Iron Head: Coverage, better accuracy than Iron Tail, Sheer Force boosted
Rock Slide: Sheer Force boosted

Hope it serves you well :)

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That bull is simply awesome. One of the best non-evolving non-legendary pokémon, I guess.

Tauros (M) @ Shell Bell
Ability: Anger Point
EVs: 252 Atk / 6 SpD / 252 Spe
Lonely / Adamant / Naughty / Jolly Nature
- Giga Impact
- Zen Headbutt
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Yep, Giga Impact is the only STAB move in this set. I mostly focused on coverage, so if there can be only one STAB move, let it hit very big! Zen Headbutt deals with Fighting, its only weakness, Earthquake and Rock Slide just simply covers a lot of types. Oh. And one critical hit on Tauros, and they are doomed. >:D

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Tauros (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Body Slam
- Zen Headbutt
- Earthquake
- Pursuit

  • Body Slam: STAB
  • Zen Headbutt: coverage
  • Earthquake: coverage
  • Pursuit: to hit Ghosts
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Surprised nobody's made a gimmick special attacking variant yet :P

Gen 8 (SwSh)

Tauros

Tauros @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVS: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hyper Voice
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Fire Blast / Surf

Don't ask why a Normal bull can manipulate 4 kinds of elemental magic.

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Gen 8 BDSP Monotype (Normal)

Tauros (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 192 Atk / 64 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Rock Climb
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam

A mixed Sheer Force Life Orb set you can use on Normal-type teams in BDSP Monotype. Rock Climb is used as normal STAB, as you don't have access to Body Slam in the BDSP games, and Rock Climb gets boosted by Sheer Force. Earthquake provides coverage that allows you to deal with Steel-types like Empoleon, Jirachi, Heatran, and Metagross should they switch in. Fire Blast allows you to 2HKO Skarmory and OHKO Scizor, since the former has a low special defense while the ladder has a 4x fire weakness. Fire Blast also gets boosted by Sheer Force. Ice Beam is another move boosted by Sheer Force that 2HKOes Gliscor and Garchomp, as well as being able to OHKO Dragonite after Stealth Rock Damage. You could technically run Thunderbolt on this set for Slowbro (and Mantine?), but it is incredibly niche, and Tauros needs these four moves.

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