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By noebelle

How much is a tokota, and how do I buy one?

There are many opportunities to buy and obtain a tokota. Check out the Newbie Guide!

How can I change my Tokota's name, personality, and information? And are there no restrictions in doing so?

You can find the link to update your Tokota's import information at Info & Ownership Changes. However, names and personalities must remain PG13, with no sexual, drug-related, cursing, political or religious themes. In addition, you may not use any of the names already in use by one of the starter tokotas - though you may do variant spellings.

Am I free to add hand paints, accessories, and jewelry?

Hand paints, and cosmetic items can be bought with TT at the Toko Tokens Bank and added to your Tokota's import sheet. In personal art you can draw your Tokota being painted or wearing accessories, but they may only be added in official images when they have been purchased and added to the import sheet.

What size are they?

You can find the size ranges for the different types here. There is no noticeable variation in size between genders.

May I submit to, join the group, and create premade art for tokotas, even if I do not own one?

Yes! And in fact, this is encouraged. Selling YTH pieces (Your Tokota Here), offering commissions for the breed, and posting "looking for" journal ads are a great way to save for and get your first tokota, so don't be shy about submitting as long as your submissions are relevant to the group.
On the other hand, you may not submit anything to the group gallery that is specifically related to another species, and not majorly related to tokotas.

What should we assume the other side of our tokota design looks like when we receive it?  Are they meant to be symmetrical? Or can we decide what the other side looks like?

You are welcome to take artistic liberties with the other side - as long as it appears logical and respects the design standards and composition of the other side.

How well do they get along with other species? What rules/regulations for them being around animals would there be?

A well-domesticated tokota will get along great with larger animals and riding animals like horses, shedus, wolves, dogs, etc. It depends strongly on individual personality, but tokos are very adaptable. There is a tendency to become aggressive when challenged by a member of another species, but with training and patient introduction, they can easily ignore hostility from other animals.

It is still best to be mindful when it comes to things like rabbits, small dogs, cats, rodents, deer and birds. Tokotas - and especially wild born tokotas - are trained to hunt smaller animals and may attack, but this can also be corrected with training.

Are references required?

No. You are welcome to create a reference for your tokota, but it is not a requirement, and the group has no activity rules.

Is participation and activity required?

No! You are welcome to use an official tokota as a personal OC or for participation within the group, but there is no obligation and no activity rules whatsoever.

What is the group's perspective on tracing (from stock photos)?

Tracing may dock effort points in official images, but beside that, it is not considered unacceptable. From an artistic standpoint, it's recommended to try branching out and either referencing or drawing from scratch, even if your anatomy may not be as accurate as it is when tracing a photo, but it is understood that some people are not comfortable with this, or simply cannot, so - from the perspective of the group - it is perfectly okay as long as you credit the stock photo you used. Members, however, may have their own views on this. User-held shows are perfectly permitted to ban tracing.

You may absolutely not, in any circumstances heavily reference or trace another artist's work, even if they are a well known artist on google images, or not part of the group.

Are the gaits more similar to a canine/wolf, or more similar to a bear?

Their gait is a little more weighted than a wolf, but not as lumbering as a bear. They have a graceful, natural stride, along with a unique lope, similar to canter but less showy. They also have the ability to perform almost any gait a horse can, albeit not always in the exact same manner. Tokotas can be trained to collect and perform dressage moves similar to a horse.

What counts as a training image?

Any image in which your tokota is at least 75% visible and rider is at least 25% visible can be considered training.

Who are the admins and what do all the admins do?

Quite a lot; the group takes about 200 hours a week to run! You can find a who's who here.

Can I become an admin?

Find out if we're hiring, what jobs are available and how to apply here.

Is there a place to chat with other members about Tokotas or to introduce myself to the community?

Yes! There are two official group skype chats; find out more about them here.

Can I make my own tack or do I need to buy it from the group?

You're welcome to make your own tack, or commission it from another member! There are no group requirements for tack.

For a group goal can I buy or trade for a group goal item and have it count as a find?

No, sorry. You must find the item in the proper activity. This also counts for any item that is craftable, as you may not use the crafted item to count as a find.

For a group goal can I use a random event item find?

Yes, but it has to come from the proper activity, so when noting the group the admin must be able to see the parent comment.

Question not answered here? Ask in the comments!

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Glacialis-Quasar's avatar

I have old admin comments revealing common recipes from before tokotna was a thing, I don't know if I can have those transferred to the site at all or not? I still have the journal and the comments, so can I do have those transferred? Where would I go to do so?

Scribbles-ARPG's avatar

unfortunately the window to get those transferred passed quite some time ago

Kilala20000's avatar

Is the design den currently open?

Scribbles-ARPG's avatar

yup! Current link is here - https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/872865419/4907487932

(can be found on the Tokotna home page under 'Design Central')

Kilala20000's avatar
Kitsumi-Mahon's avatar

Can I use a pota token to just add lilac points to a geno whose parent had merle with lilac points, or would I have to add the merle?

Furreon's avatar

Standalone points and merle are different genes so if the parent only has merle with lilac points then you would have to add merle, as merle always comes with the points attached. You cannot add standalone points unless a parent has standalone points as well.

Kitsumi-Mahon's avatar

Thank you, I figured that was the case but just wanted to check!

Cpt-Labyrinth's avatar

Hi! I can't seem to figure out how to bump my advertisement in the advertisements folder. I remember the 'edit post' page used to have that option, but not after eclipse it seems. Thanks!

Furreon's avatar

You will have to remove the journal from the group and resubmit it to "bump" it. If you're not adding it to a group, you cannot bump journals anymore otherwise at the moment.

Cpt-Labyrinth's avatar
Makes sense, thanks so much for your help!
Kitsumi-Mahon's avatar

How do you redeem a trait found during activities due to PL faction? There's no place in the TT Calculator form for it, and I'm not sure how to redeem the activity roll. Do I just edit the trait into the form when I post to redeem it at the bank?

Alcestia's avatar

You can type whatever the trait is in the TT calc if it's not showing up for some reason. Here's what it'll look like with just the trait: https://gyazo.com/857c481c895158cf369d5c764ae90234

Kitsumi-Mahon's avatar

Thank you for the answer!

Kilala20000's avatar

I just got a couple pups from the Tokotines and I was just wondering how the Rough mane got rolled if one parent has a normal mane and the other a curly mane? I'm still new to Tokota genetics and I'm really confused where the rough mane came from.


Fennarchy's avatar

You can see possible combinations to obtain each mane here:

crnvl-yth's avatar

this is kinda of a bizarre question, maybe not, but can i use my Toko as a fursona? i wanna use my old man more and it seems like i only use my fursonas

HCWhitArt's avatar

I have a question, wasn't sure where to ask it.

If a toko is healthy and doesn't have any defects, could I still blind it? Maybe with a scar pack or something?

Furreon's avatar

Yes you can willingly add a defect to a tokota for free. Making a tokota blind doesn't require a scar pack unless you decide to add scarring near to/on the eye itself. To add a defect to a geno when it's being still to be judged in DC you can just list the defect on the health line in the Import Template Information (Healthy - Blind for example). If you're wanting to add a defect to an uploaded tokota you may do so via the Information Request thread in here, or via Design Central if you're adding item edits/scar packs along side the defect.

LumiaMorford's avatar

Hi! I have a very old tokota that I bought, now as soon as the hierarchy update opens, I want to raise its level, so I started translating it fromSubmissive to Average and noticed this(


) what should I do?should I leave it as it is or build it under the borders? https://tokotna.com/imports/index.php?id=955

ID 955
Fennarchy's avatar


Old designs may not follow the current design guides but that is ok!

When doing an HU you need to keep all the markings as similar as possible

LumiaMorford's avatar
Mad-Darkness's avatar

I’ve been curious about this for a while... let’s say we have an import with the free snowy background. Would I be allowed to change that background to have my toko on the coastal one (also free) in like, a hierarchy update? Or would I need an item to do so?

AeolusAce's avatar

You can change free backgrounds in a hierarchy update!

If it's just a regular import update and you are not applying any other items, it would require a makeover token~

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