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Each Transformation acts as one MYO slot that allow you to design a new character. These slots do not cost real money to use but have in-game costs and restrictions. Transformations you unlock can only be used by esk you currently own, Slots cannot be given to other players to redeem with their esk; you must have one of your own characters perform your Transformations. You are required to familiarize yourself with the esk species guide before creating new esk.

Long Sprout Earning your Transformations

Unlocks your first MYO

Unlocks your second MYO
Nature Spirit
4000AP  unlocks third MYO then additional MYOs for every additional 1000AP earned.

Long Sprout Determining the biome and boundary

If you are using a normal esk
You will only be able to create a new esk with the same or overlapping/adjacent boundary and the same biome as its creator. If you want a boundary far from your original esk's, you must use multiple Transformations to gradually move towards your goal or receive a Transformation performed by someone with a boundary closer to your goal.

If you are using an Abnormal
You will be able to create an esk with any boundary or biome, it does not need to be the same as its creator. Lore-wise, this Transformation still needs to take place in the boundary and biome that will be assigned to the new esk.

Sprout 2 The biome of the new esk is always determined by the location where the Transformation takes place.

If you are using a normal esk to do a Transformation then the resulting MYO must have the same biome as the creator and an appropriate boundary within that biome. If you are using an Abnormal to do a Transformation then the resulting MYO can have any biome you like.

Long Sprout Gifting and swapping Transformations

You can use your Transformation to give a MYO slot to another player
You will need to make sure we receive their MYO information with your request either by including it in your comment or having them reply. You are welcome to gift the MYOs you generate to anyone in the group and you can also raffle them off to players as long as there is no entry fee (this includes requiring payment, bartering, artwork, etc). Please submit Transformation raffles to the Advertisements folder. You can only raffle off Transformation slots that you have already earned, not future slots. Please use TF raffling in an altruistic manner to share with the community and not for personal gain, thank you!

You can swap Transformations with another player
This is helpful if you are trying to get into a new biome or boundary. If you do a Transformation swap with another player you will both give the MYOs you generate with your esk to each other. Trading Transformations cannot include money or non-esk adoptables, attempting to make players pay for Transformations is not permitted. These MYOs are a free reward for group participation and they will continue to remain free to all players.

You can swap Transformations for existing esk characters
You can now trade a Transformation slot to a player in exchange for an existing esk character. These swaps can only involve esk characters that are in the Esk-Masterlist, non-TWWM adoptables or esk that are not yet in the masterlist cannot be swapped for Transformations.


Each time you create a new MYO it will use up a Transformation slot and cost your esk some of their GP. If you want to create more esk you will have to continue playing the game until you unlock your next Transformation MYO. When creating a new esk their previous form must be either an animal or a human. 

Sprout 2 Your esk must have enough Growth Points in order to perform Transformations.

Esk spend their own GP in order to do the Transformation, you cannot have another player pay the GP on your behalf. The only way someone can help you raise enough GP is by making art or writing of your character. 

Long Sprout Transformation tiers



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! common traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! single nature feature that is the same species/type as its creator.



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! common traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! any single nature feature



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! up to five uncommon traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! any two nature features  



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited uncommon traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited nature features



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited uncommon traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! up to three rare traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited nature features   



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited uncommon traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited rare traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited nature features
note: modifications such as familiars, accessories, and enchantments are not included in transformations and need to be purchased separately using the Energy Exchange. These changes in manifestation represent the growth of the esk over time; once your character earns growth points they will be able to begin expanding their form and abilities.

 Elemental integration

All newly created esk manifest nature features in resonance with the location of their boundary, but certain esk may also resonate strongly with other forms of nature such as fire, water, air, and other elements. These powerful manifestations consume more energy from the creator during transformation.

Sprout 2 Players at Tree level (2500AP) or higher can integrate an elemental power into their Transformation.

Elemental power can affect the appearance of an esk holistically, please read the elementals guide before creating your MYO design.

Add Elemental Power

+200GP to the Transformation tier cost

Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! Add the extra GP cost to your total to include the elemental trait in the new MYO.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! MYO must clearly display the elemental power in their design.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! You can only include one elemental power during Transformation. If you wish to add additional elements to an esk you may do so later on using the Energy Exchange. 


Abnormal Transformations are special and are only available to players at the Nature Spirit level or higher because the resulting MYOs have access to all traits, including special mutations, and have a wider range of abilities in the game. You do not have to use an Abnormal to create a new Abnormal, any esk can do this type of Transformation. When creating an Abnormal from scratch you must have their original form be an object, plant, mineral, fungi, or other non-animal/human form. Please read the Abnormal MYO design guide before redesigning esk into Abnormals.

Sprout 2 Abnormal Transformations let you redesign an existing character.

If you want to add mutations and Abnormal abilities to an existing esk you can do so by using your Abnormal Transformation to convert them into an Abnormal. 
When you convert an esk to an Abnormal you must make a change to either their origin (turn a trespasser into a traveler or vice versa) or to their boundary and biome. Change the origin, change the biome, or both! Changing the boundary is optional depending on the circumstances.

Long Sprout Abnormal Transformation tier



Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited uncommon traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited rare traits
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited mutations 
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! unlimited nature features
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! and includes traits that are derived from their previous form (ex: if they were an object, then you can include elements of that object in their design without having to add an accessory modification) 
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! if you are doing an Abnormal Transformation on an existing esk you are allowed to change aspects of their ID info including their origin, nature, boundary, biome, and size.

Sprout 2 Esk cannot transform themselves!

You must work with another player if you want to do an Abnormal Transformation on an esk you already own, or if you have multiple esk you can use one to transform the other.

Sprout 2 Abnormals created "from scratch" do not need a secondary origin

If you create a new Abnormal (not re-transforming an esk) you can give them the "Abnormal" origin without having to make them a Traveler or Trespasser. Adding the secondary origin to make them Abnormal Traveler or Abnormal Trespasser is optional.
Esk that are re-transformed into Abnormals must have a secondary origin — they cannot simply be "Abnormal" they must be Abnormal Traveler or Abnormal Trespasser.


Every time an esk performs a Transformation they receive a gift from the Earth. You can add these rewards to your esk's design as nature features. If you do not want to add any of these to your esk's design you may also simply have your esk keep them as collectibles, for example: instead of claiming a crystal as a nature feature you can just add a crystal to a collection of trinkets. Any Transformation rewards you earn here will be listed in the Esk-Masterlist under "unique traits." Transformation rewards do not count as accessories and will not receive scoring for it. Certain rewards are only available to players who use their Transformations to gift or raffle their MYOs to other players without being part of a swap. For every transformation your esk preforms, you may choose from one of the below rewards to add to your esk's design or to keep as a trinket. 

Long Sprout Reward options


Performing Transformations is the only way to obtain crystal nature features for your esk

Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! crystals can be in typical crystal shapes.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! they may also be in unnatural shapes like hearts, spheres, or gems.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! there is no other way to obtain crystalline forms in the game, so this is a special opportunity! 
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! it must be added as a single crystal or cluster of crystals and not cover large areas of the body.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! crystals are the only nature feature that an esk can carry outside of their biome, this perk does not apply to the other rewards listed here.

Normal minerals and rocks

These can also be obtained in the EE, but you do have the option of earning them here

Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! you can choose any sort of mineral or rock you like.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! it can be in any rough, natural, rocky shape, or unnatural, like carved shapes or spheres.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! it can be as large or small on the esk's body as you like.

Special rewards

These features are normally only available as mutations, but you are able to earn them here if you are doing your Transformation to give a MYO to someone else without being part of a swap.

Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! amber with or without preserved specimens inside
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! fossils
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! animal's nests in trees (these may need to be reviewed on a case by case basis, please feel free to note ahead of time if you wish!)   examples: birds, squirrels, wasps, spiders, etc.
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! pearls
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! bones
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! feathers
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! coral (non-living specimen)
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! sea shell
Dot Bullet (Lime Green) - F2U! it must be added as a single unit or cluster and not cover large areas of the body. These rewards cannot be used to replicate Abnormal mutations like horns or wings!

Sprout 2 by garden-corvidae You must include a description or some visual material when claiming your Transformation reward.

Photos of rocks and crystals were accepted in the past, but from now on we would prefer it if you could submit a mock-up of how the reward will be added to your character design. If you do not wish to add it to the design and would rather keep it as a collectible trinket you can skip this requirement and indicate that you are not adding anything to the esk's design.


Please fill out the form below completely and comment below. If your MYO is for another player you must also provide their MYO information or have them comment in the thread with the filled out ID form. Staff cannot review your Transformation until all of the required information is provided! We will reply to your comment to redeem your Transformation slot and then either provide the MYO ID information to you or reply to the MYO recipient directly if the MYO is for another player. If your Transformation request needs any adjustments we will provide specific, constructive advice to help you revise it.

New Growth Button by dualscepters Sprout 2 by garden-corvidae IMPORTANT!
Please make sure to provide a sketch that displays the ideas and rough concept for your esk design and get a first approval by us before creating or commissioning a masterlist ready image. While we do need to see the final image to fully approve the design, this will help avoid unnecessary inconveniences, because there is always a chance that we might have to ask you to change or adjust parts of your design and we would prefer to do so when it is still in sketch phase. We hope that this measure will help to prevent uncomfortable situations for your or your commissioned artist and will aid in creating a smooth and fast approval process.
Thank you very much!

Please use the following form in your comment:

Forms have been removed as this journal is closed 
Please visit the new Transformation Journal to post new Transformation Requests - ty!

MYOs are reviewed based on the species guide as well as on whether they are compatible with the TWWM world. Designs that overly resemble normal-looking animal species or other original species, or designs that do not seem genre-appropriate, may require design alterations. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and we are happy to work closely with designers to come up with an esk that both parties are pleased with. Please send the team a group note if you have any questions.

New Growth Button by dualscepters Sprout 2 by garden-corvidae Going forward, transformation requests will be approved even if MYO information has not been posted yet (usually in cases of gifts and swaps).

This means that TF slots and GP will be deducted even if the recipient needs extra time to post the MYO info, ensuring that the person performing the transformation does not have to track slots and GP in 'limbo'. The design of TF rewards will also be approved at this time - however, the reward is not official (cannot be added to a design or Spirit Renewal) until the MYO info is approved - this remains the same as our current system.
In cases where the slot tier is reduced or the TF is canceled entirely, the player performing the transformation will be refunded accordingly.

Sprout 2 by garden-corvidae Once your esk is in the masterlist it is official and you can start using them in the game!

Please do not jump ahead and create their character tracker or do artwork of them until they are in the Esk-Masterlist, thank you!

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Please post all new Transformation Requests on the new journal located here!

This journal is no longer accepting new requests as it is nearing the maximum amount of comments allowed.

If you have a TF underway in here and find that you cannot make a new comment, please reach out to staff via group note or contact us on discord so that we can help you out - ty!

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I am so sorry about the old clunky trackers, I want to update them soon T_T

  • recipient: it me

  • gift/swap/raffle: this a gift to myself yes

  • transformation reward: a smooth pink stone

  • reward image/description: it’ll be joining the other stones rattling around inside him and not seen on his art


  • origin: abnormal

  • nature: placid

  • boundary: salt flat

  • biome: arid

  • size: towering

  • uncommon traits: chest marking

  • rare traits: bright coloration

  • mutations: flat face, color shift: nature feature, texture shift: ivory face; texture shift: mirror face

  • morph: n/a

  • nature features: salt, quinoa

  • original form: carved ivory compact

  • concept:


  • artist: @rejamrejam

  • designer: @rejamrejam


  • The quinoa colors are all true to nature/not mutations.

  • I had a staff member look this design over in August of last year and they suggested I add a tail and another nature feature, preferably a plant. I hope the quinoa and esk tail work! :D

  • I wasn’t sure how to list the mutations, please feel free to reformat!

I’ve been away for a very long time, please let me know if I messed anything up/need to fix anything/etc :D

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@Candelee Transformation MYO slot redeemed.

Please place this badge in your profile and in Esk 3480’s tracker!

Creator Achievement Badge

-100GP from Esk 3480

TF reward approved (carved amethyst). Please report this reward to the masterlist!

MYO info will be given to @WhiteRose2132 directly

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player profile:

character tracker:

transformation tier: Blessed (200GP)

add elemental yes/no: no


recipient: @ForeverOddOne

gift/swap/raffle: Swap/Trade for Esk 1669


transformation reward: Carved Aventurine Quartz in Lotus Flower Shape

reward image/description: Collectible


(ID info to be given by @ForeverOddOne )

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@ScarletsFeed Transformation MYO slot redeemed.

Please place this badge in your profile and in Esk 4169's tracker!

Creator Achievement Badge

-200GP from Esk 4169

TF reward approved (carved aventurine). Please report this reward to the masterlist!

MYO info will be given to @ForeverOddOne directly

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Origin: Traveler

Nature: Spunky

Boundary: Bayou

Biome: Freshwater

Size: Frisky

Uncommon: claws, false ears, cropped tail, stripes, bold markings, midtone eye, eye spots, socks, tail tip

Rare: Flexible tail, unusual coverage

morph: no

nature features: drift wood, Shade Mudflower



artist: @Scarletsfeed

designer: @scarletsfeed

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TF request approved!


Origin traveler

Nature spunky

Boundary bayou*

Size frisky*

Uncommon traits claws, false ears, cropped tail, stripes, bold markings, mid-tone eyes, eyespots, socks, tail-tip marking

Rare traits manx, unusual coverage

Morph none

Nature Features driftwood, shade mudflower

Biome freshwater

ownership @ForeverOddOne

art + design @ScarletsFeed


  • lovely design!! the colour scheme is so good !

  • for the boundary, we ask that the boundary be adjacent to the creator's boundary. since lior's boundary is a water garden, a bayou doesn't seem entirely feasible for this esk. would something like overgrown pool or pond work for you instead, or a city stream or river?

  • frisky sounds more like a nature than a size! I've got some other suggestions for you that might work: lithe, agile, handful, limber?

  • and lastly I changed cropped + flexible to manx! in the image this looks a lot more like manx than cropped, and manx tails are always flexible so this should work out c: if you'd like to keep cropped the tail needs to be a bit longer!

  • let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way - just these details that need fixing, the design itself is all good!

Please reply with your final masterlist image — ty!

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Origin: traveler

Nature: spunky

Boundary: clogged shoreline

Size: agile

Uncommon traits: claws, false ears, cropped tail, stripes, bold markings, mid-tone eyes, eyespots, socks, tail-tip marking

Rare traits manx, unusual coverage

Morph none

Nature Features driftwood, shade mudflower

Biome freshwater

ownership ForeverOddOne


art + design ScarletsFeed

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thank you, everything looks beautiful!

for the future you don't need to post the corrected ID yourself - you can just let us know what edits you'd like and we'll fix it on our end c:

they're off to the queue!

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(just nudging in here, I think it is cropped tail for sure- it's just being held upright like a deer on alert would be (forgive me if I am wrong >w< ))

(here it is without the nf around it)

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thanks for checking in! but nope, this is still manx! c:

manx doesn't mean the tail has to be so short that it's barely visible, if that makes sense - my mental guide for manx vs cropped is sort of at the knee / mid thigh, which this tail is comfortably shorter than.

it is a bit of a case-by-case basis what counts as manx vs cropped - part of it is length but it's also the tail's appearance. since this tail is very furry and tufty, the imagined underlying structure is a lot shorter than the actual fur tufts, which further cements it as a manx tail.

I ran this by the team just to be sure and we agree this is manx! I know there are a lot of grey areas and it can be confusing, but I hope this clears it up! c:

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Ooooooh this actually does help out, tysm! >w<

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  • player profile:

character tracker:

transformation tier: Abnormal (-300) • add elemental yes/no: no • recipient: @BluJem

  • gift/swap/raffle: n/a • transformation reward: Onyx Stone • reward image/description:

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MYO INFO • origin: Abnormal • nature: dreamyboundary: Forest trail • biome: Forest • size: exiguous • list the uncommon and rare traits, plus mutations if they apply: socks, colorshift, patternshift, oxtail, absence (eyes) • morph: n/anature features: paper flowers • original form *if abnormal: Lost sketchbook • concept: Notes: The "dripping" can change location, pattern, and color scheme but always remains pastel. Only thing that doesn't change are the socks placement

Official abnormal

artist: @BluJem • designer: @BluJem

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hi @BluJem ! super cute idea, I really like the way you're using the markings as painterly accents!

just a couple things before I go ahead with this one! the overall design looks great, but 'paper flowers' is too vague for a nature feature. while the nature features can be affected by an esk's original form, they should still be a named and accuratly depicted species. maybe forget-me-not could work for this design, and salmonberry or rose hip for the pink? you could also choose a different flower and apply unnatural nf colouration to them!

additionally with the way the flowers are placed in a crown they look more like an accessory than fully integrated in the design right now. some more nature features would really bring this one home, particularly if you add some green bits and leaves to help communicate that this is a nature spirit. maybe some flowers could sproud from the tail tuft, or grow along the back and butt?

it's really a super cute design, just lacking that extra push. let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like any help and we'll get this kid rolling! c:

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They were supposed to be pressed flowers I'm sorry!

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that's okay! pressed flowers work just fine! we'd still like to see a named species of flower if possible and some more nf integration though (:

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Would pink hollyhock and baby blue eyes work as the nature features on the crown? and is the flower crown okay now?

Final Abnormal
dinstraction's avatar

unfortunately it looks like neither pink hollyhock or baby blue eyes grow in forests. D: nature features need to be suitable to the biome and boundary. red campion and herb-robert both live in forests and look similar to your idea for the pink flowers, and maybe liverwort for the blue?

we also still feel that more nature feature integration is needed for this design. like I said, maybe flowers could sprout from the tail, or cover some of the hips and back. the problem right now is that while this esk is very cute, it looks like they are wearing a flower crown rather than having flowers as an integral part to the design.

alternately, you could maybe try some other classic esk traits - like the long draping tail, or a white mask. of course if you change the tail you'll need a different mutation instead to communicate that this is an abnormal.

I hope this all makes sense - let me know if you need any help, I'd be happy to help you with any sketches or the like to better explain what I mean!

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Gave up on the other flowers and went with forget me nots, is it okay now? Still pressed of course

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CREATOR INFO • player profile: tracker: tier: Spirited • add elemental yes/no: yes - voucher: @Karifeathergift/swap/raffle: n/a • transformation reward: new zealand greenstone • reward image/description: (as a collectible, not to go on the ml) MYO INFO • origin: traveler • nature: mysterious • boundary: kelp forest • biome: marine • size: svelte • list the uncommon traits: stripes, flecks, eye spots, mid tone eye • morph: marine • nature features: Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), smooth stones • original form *if abnormal: n/a

enchantment: misguiding lights (voucher: )

elemental: bubbles


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artist: @Chickolates • designer: @Chickolates & @Karifeather

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@Karifeather Transformation MYO slot redeemed.

Please place this badge in your profile and in Esk 1540's tracker!

Creator Achievement Badge

-100GP from Esk 1540

TF reward approved (new zealand greenstone). Please report this reward to the masterlist!

vouchers redeemed!


Origin traveler

Nature mysterious

Boundary kelp forest

Size svelte

Uncommon traits stripes, flecks, eyespots, mid-tone eye, socks

Rare traits none

Morph ocean

Nature Features giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), smooth stones

Enchantment misguiding lights

Elemental bubbles

Biome marine

ownership @Karifeather

design @Karifeather and @Chickolates

art @Chickolates


  • adding socks since the front leg markings are so contrasting - everything else looks great! lovely design!

Please reply with your final masterlist image — ty!

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Thank you!! This is the final ml image ^^

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