Tauros was one of only two existing Pokémon to receive a new regional variant in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, along with Wooper. However, Tauros differs from Wooper in that its regional variant has multiple new forms in the latest Pokémon games.
While players will eventually be able to bring an old-school Tauros to Scarlet and Violet through Pokémon HOME, there’s plenty of new takes on the classic Pokémon available in the wild right away. Here’s an overview of all Paldean Tauros forms in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
All Paldean Tauros Forms: Combat Breed
The basic form of Paldean Tauros is known as the Combat Breed. Unlike its Normal-type predecessor from Kanto, Combat Breed Tauros is a pure Fighting-type. Fittingly, this regional variant gains access to Fighting-type moves like Double Kick and Close Combat.
Of all the Paldean Tauros forms, the Combat Breed is the one players are most likely to find in the wild. It has static spawns in East Province Areas One and Two, plus random spawns in East Province Area Two and West Province Area Two. Trainers may also find Paldean Tauros in four-star, five-star and six-star Tera Raid Battles.
Blaze Breed and Aqua Breed
Meanwhile, Paldean Tauros also has two alternate forms: the Fighting/Fire-type Blaze Breed and the Fighting/Water-type Aqua Breed. Blaze Breed Tauros gains access to Fire-type attacks like Flame Charge and Flare Blitz by level up. Similarly, Aqua Breed Tauros can learn Water-types moves like Aqua Jet and Wave Crash.
All of the Paldean Tauros forms can be found in the same areas throughout Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. However, the Blaze and Aqua Breeds can only appear under special circumstances. Notably, a single Paldean Tauros found in the wild will always be of the Combat Breed.
However, if trainers find a horde of five Paldean Tauros in the wild, there is a chance that one of them will be of the Blaze or Aqua Breed. Players will only encounter Blaze Breed Tauros in Pokémon Scarlet, while they will only encounter Aqua Breed Tauros in Pokémon Violet.
Every Tauros variant, including the original from Kanto, now learns a new signature move called Raging Bull. The type of this 90 base power attack depends on which variant is using it. Raging Bull’s type is as follows for each Tauros form:
- Kantonian Tauros – Normal
- Combat Breed Tauros – Fighting
- Blaze Breed Tauros – Fire
- Aqua Breed Tauros – Water
About the Author
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.