Miltank's artwork for Pokémon SoulSilver and HeartGold.
Category Milk Cow Pokémon
Original Region Johto
Pokémon Color Pink
Type(s) Normal
Ability/ies Thick Fat, Scrappy
(Hidden: Sap Sipper)
Average Height 3'11"
Average Weight 166.4 lbs.

Miltank (Japanese: ミルタンク Miltank) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it is considered to be a counterpart of Tauros.


Miltank is bipedal, bovine Pokémon, and is exclusively female. It's body is pink, with a yellow belly and black, angular markings along its back. A black hood-like marking surrounds its face with a pink, triangular mark on its forehead. There are two small horns on top of its head. it's large, blue eyes, a black nose, and a good mouth, also as long, black, floppy ears with yellow insides. Miltank features a yellow udder with four pink teats. All four of its limbs end in black, cloven hooves, and its long tail is tipped with a black sphere. In the Pokémon anime episode Young Flame Strikes Back!, a smaller Miltank was shown with no horns or teats, implying that this is often what young Miltank appear as.

Until Generation VI, Miltank was the sole known Pokémon that would learn Milk Drink. The milk that it produces is nice and really nutritious, and may be able to heal Pokémon and ill or weary humans. Drinking an large amount of Miltank's milk will cause an animal or person to gain weight. The taste and nutrition of its milk improves with the standard of the pastures it lives in. It can produce over five gallons of milk per day, which often became yogurt or can enjoyed unchanged by children and adults alike. Miltank lives in grasslands, and is additionally raised on farms.


  • Miltank can be seen as a counterpart to Tauros. Both are bovine-like Pokémon with the same base stat total. While Miltank is a female-only species, Tauros is a male-only species.
    • Despite not being associated with a certain group, both Miltank and Tauros are listed in the same Pokédex page in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The same trait is true with Oranguru and Passimian.
  • Miltank's Silver and FireRed Pokédex entries imply that Miltank gives live birth like real-world mammals, despite the fact that Pokémon reproduce via Eggs.


Miltank is based on dairy cows. It shares some traits mainly with Jersey cattle and Holstein Friesian cattle.

Name origin

Miltank is a combination of milk and tank (a storage container for liquid). Tank may also refer to its tank-like defense stats.

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
From ミルタンク Miltank and Normal.


National Pokédex
← #240: Magby
#241: Miltank
#242: Blissey →
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