This large Pokémon is covered in dark gray, shabby fur. Its torso is human, but its arms are incredibly muscular and have black and gray hands, while its legs have cloven hooves like a cow's. Its head is similar to Tauros, but it the forehead studs are located on a large band on the forehead, and the horns are longer and point upwards. It also has studded bands around its wrists and ankles.
It is based on the Minotaur, a legendary monster from Greek mythology. This half-man, half-bull creature fed on human flesh and was kept in a labyrinth (until it was eventually slain by Theseus), which may explain its Pokedex entries stating that Tauromanox lives in caves.