Only one organization could create such abominations and bring them about the world…Yes, Team Rocket is by and large responsible for the genetic modifications and birth of Pokemon fusions! During the Mewtwo project, a rogue sect of the development team went about to utilize Team Rocket’s vast resources and funds to entertain their dark visions. As if Mewtwo wasn’t enough, these scientists continued to splice genetic codes from their already large collection of specimen to create a new set of abominations…And this is one of them.
Tauros + Nidoking
The Minotaur Pokemon
Type: Fighting / Ground
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 328 lbs.
The goal in mind was simple: Create a fusion of a Pokemon filled with aggression to the brim. With Mewtwo, the aggression was born out of the circumstances of its birth. Fusing both Nidoking and Tauros, two pokemon who were well known to be vicious, destructive, and aggressive to begin with, Tauking was born. Tauking takes the form of a Nidoking, albeit two feet taller than its original frame in addition to weighing another 200 extra pounds of muscle. The conversion of a quadruped like Tauros into the bipedal monstrosity known as Tauking added more mammalian features than reptilian from Nidoking. Thus, Tauking lost its ability to create poison. This was not seen as too much of a loss by Team Rocket scientists who engineered Tauking to be more of a bruiser pokemon, but various experiments are being done to regain that aspect of Nidoking in future models. A version of Tauking that imagined it as a centaur were created a few times, but the specimen perished at an early age. The Tauking project was almost scrapped after those mishaps (financial losses were more important to Team Rocket than the loss of the actual lives) but Giovanni insisted the project to continue, for he wished to replace his own Nidoking at some point in the near future.
Tauking has less than average vision, but a strong sense of smell. This is how they are able to find their targets, in addition to using their three tails to gauge if anyone is behind them. Tauking is a deadly fusion who can exert great strength, and one should be wary of its tackles and charges. Like Tauros, Tauking can only dash in a straight line. Because they are tall and so large, they should be attacked from the rear. However, stay clear of their tails; they can be used as whips and are strong like a mother and fast as eff. Forreal.
This one was a lot of fun to do! Fun fact: The bit about the centaur failing is in reference to the fact that I tried to make this art function as a centaur rather a minotaur early on when I was drawing the piece! I felt that Tauros didn’t have that much representation in the fusion in the beginning (despite it having the bull head and getting fur all over) but when I added the bull body, it looked silly. The front legs were way too brolic in appearance in comparison to the frailish looking hind legs. Thus, I wiped out the back half, and removed Nidoking’s “godzilla” tail and added Tauros’ 3 tails to add more of his visual aesthetic to the fusion. I was going to add Nidoking’s signature spike but it looked out of place and silly with the bull horns. In general, I had to give up a lot of Nidoking’s elements (poison, the large spikes on his back, his spiky ears, etc) in an effort to go mammalian. I got creeped out thinking this thing looked kinda human because it does have a humanish body but that’s how the original minotaur was, which is the inspiration for this piece.
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