Pokémon Go Tauros counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to take on the regional exclusive in raids.

Tauros is one of four regional exclusives appearing in raids as part of the Tour Kanto event in February 2021.

Tauros, Farfetch'd, Mr Mime and Kangaskhan - alongside Articuno, Moltres and Mewtwo and Zapdos make up the eight creatures you need to find in the Raid Collection Challenge.

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How to catch Tauros in Pokémon Go

Ordinarily, Tauros is a regional exclusive in North America, where it will spawn in the wild.


It has, however, since its debut in 2016 appeared in various events so other players have had access in their own region.

One such opportunity is during the Tour Kanto event in February 2021, which tasks players with catching all 150 Pokémon within the span of eight days.

During this event Tauros - alongside fellow Kanto exclusives Farfetch'd, Mr Mime and Kangaskhan - appears in Raids on the main event day on Saturday, February 20th.

At the time of writing, this is the only way to get Tauros before the Raid Collection Challenge deadline on February 28th, 2021 - so be sure to prioritise catching it on the day before the opportunity disappears.

Tauros is currently appearing in raids in North America until Monday, 1st March at 8am (local time). This means if you're lucky enough to have a friend who lives in this region and a Remote Raid pass, then they can invite you to a Tauros raid.

Tauros counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the weaknesses and counters that you need to know to defeat Tauros in Pokémon Go:

  • Tauros type - Normal
  • Tauros is weak against - Fighting Pokémon
  • Tauros counters - Lucario, Conkeldurr, Machamp
  • Other Tauros notes - With a strong group of Fighting-type Pokémon, it's possible to take one down solo. However to be safe, it's best to invite a friend or join a group to ensure you take it down in time.

Tauros CP in Pokémon Go

Here are the CP levels you can expect to see when battling and catching Tauros in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 17,983 CP
  • Max CP at Level 50 - 2,962 CP

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Tauros Moveset in Pokémon Go

Tauros, like every Pokémon in Pokémon Go, can use a variety of Fast and Charged Moves, including:

Fast Moves:

  • Tackle (Normal)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Charged Moves:

  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Horn Attack (Normal)
  • Iron Head (Steel)

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Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer.net. When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.


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