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Journal Entry: Mon Jun 16, 2014, 2:27 AM


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!


Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconthelegendarypixie:
TheLegendaryPixie Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Hello! I need a little bit of help~

I haven't been in tokotas for a while now (2-3 years to be correct) and I need to transfer my tokotas to my ARPG account, but I cannot seem to find it?

Could someone please show me where to do it? Thank you! <3
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hello and Welcome back! 

All tokotas are now done on tokotna, there is a thread for those who do not have their tokokna account activated and aren't playing. But if you are returning, I do recommend you checking out this journal first: Returning Players Guide.

Since you used to play tokotas, there is a tokotna account under your name: TheLegendaryPixie's Tokotna Profile
I recommend that you activate your tokotna account using this account, then you can change the name to your name to your ARPG account here: Account Management [Open].

We do not advise making a new tokotna account since there is one made by default during the migration to tokotna. 
All you need to do is connect it to an email, by registering. 
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:iconthelegendarypixie:
TheLegendaryPixie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Ah, ok! Thank you for this! I'll head over to do that right away! :D

Thank you!
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I also wanted to let you know info on the imports on totemspirit are no longer being updated/edited. ^^
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:iconthelegendarypixie:
TheLegendaryPixie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Oh! So they are only updated on tokotna now?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner 2 days ago
yeap! 

Also, be sure to double check your tokos information, as there may have been some information missed during the migration, such as companions, tack, AoAs and such.. 
If there are any errors, be sure to report it here. ^^ 
Tokotna Import Info Error Reports - 2020
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TheLegendaryPixie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Ah, ok!

I will, thank you! :D
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jazzbonnieart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iím having problems with the Site, it wonít send me the Confirmation code.
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The validation code is sent to the email you used to sign up, so please check your email for the code!
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SpiritFoxAnimates2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, this baby belongs to Sahmor (account got deactivated ) and before their account got deactivated, we made a trade, I made them a custom for this gal but she was never transferred to me by the person. They made a new account @/xRosefluff but they dunno if they could transfer her to me still.

Ruby 13263 by TotemSpirit <--- lovely gal
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spyqhetti Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2020  Student General Artist
If I have a Tokota I no longer use and am no longer interested in the group, is there someone I can talk to who can raffle him off or something?
Here he is!
Gingo 7270
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're free to raffle him off or give him away to whomever you want! Making a journal for that and submitting it to the group would be the most effective. If you don't want to give it to another player you may send it to the Shrine (Aippaq's Shrine - Nov 19 - Jan 20 [OPEN]). Anything shrined will have the ownership forfeited to the group and the tokota will be deceased. It will not be used for anything in the game anymore. Each shrined tokota/geno will also be rewarded with an item. What you want to do with him is up to you~
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spyqhetti Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2020  Student General Artist
Alright, thanks! I'll probably do the journal idea, I'd like someone to find a use for him :>
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PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I recently made a tokotna account after hearing about it in private notes chat but I was unaware that the username had to be the same as our DeviantArt username. Someone has already transferred a tokota to the account but I no longer use the deviant account that has the same. What should i do?
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you no longer use the account that has your tokota(s), you will need to get your tokotna account's name changed to match the dA account you will be using in the group. Or you can have the previous account added as your secondary account. Please head over to Account Management [Open] and post in the Edit Tokotna Account Information thread with all the information needed. You will also need to comment from your other dA account to verify that it is actually your account so you can have the accounts merged or added into the primary/secondary set up.
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PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, new problem (sorry ^^')
The name the tokotna account is under is very similar to my old devart name, RenLeopard. But the name it's actually under is KingLeopard, which I've never had an account named that.
The KingLeopard devart account also appears to be no longer in use. So I can't ask them to fill out the form on account management. Any ideas?
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Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you're saying that your old dA account is RenLeopard, but the tokotna account you made is called KingLeopard? But the KingLeopard dA account is not yours? Is this correct?
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PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Any suggestions on how I can fix it?
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please note the Tokotas group with all this information and include proof that you own the KingLeopard tokotna account (take a screenshot of the email you got from tokotna showing your validation code in the email). Also say in the note that you want PsychodicHowl to be made your primary account (and if you want RenLeopard as your secondary, include that too). We will then assist you in changing the name of the KingLeopard tokotna account after it's clear that it was made by you.
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PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Note has been sent, thank you so much for all of this help
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PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
That is correct
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:iconpsychodichowl:
PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Gt myself in one hell of a situation lol
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:iconpsychodichowl:
PsychodicHowl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you so much! I got so worried ^^'
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I purchased a dominant Tokota that had a do-over token applied to it, will I need to earn 300 HP to achieve alpha status or start over to 625 HP? Since it says all HP before the designated date is invalid (same question for any do-over token Toko that I bought)
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends when the do-over was applied. You can check the dates of the do-over application and dominance from the import. If the do-over was made after the toko became dom then you will only need 300HP for alpha (+other alpha requirements of course). A do-over wipes the tokota's HP till the last official hierarchy confirmation the toko has had. You can read more in here: Makeovers and Do-Overs Guide
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect, thank you!!
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AlliBie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are we free to change the info on our tokotas profiles (name, nickname, personality) on Tokotna or do we have to apply for changes and wait for change confirmation somewhere first?
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as the tokota is yours, you can change the name, nickname and personality of it at any point. The dA import will not be updated to reflect any of those changes however, because all of them are eventually being converted into the new import format (where the name is just ID and the description only includes information that cannot change, like the geno, build, lineage and gender of the tokota).
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AlliBie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay! Thank you ^^
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might've missed this in an update journal, but on Tokotna I have some tokos that are listed as Not Breedable. I'm not sure if that's always been there or if that's new and why? 

The tokos in question; 
Stallion's Feather 40562
Cheshire 40561
Seraphim 7092

Thank you for your time! It doesn't really matter I was just curious as to why lol
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Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do that because all of these tokotas are Submissive. Submissive tokotas may not breed even if they have earned their AoAs. Once they've gone up in hierarchy to at least Average (and have earned their AoA badge) they will be able to breed.
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Spicerooni Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh gotcha (feel silly because I didn't notice LOL) thank you!
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BuckyB00 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2020  Student General Artist
I just found old items that i never claimed for 2017 am i still able to claim them?
they have no redeemed comments on them.
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you can! Head on over to the Toko Tokens Bank - January 2020 [OPEN] , use the TT calculator and post your redeems into their respective threads. For example exploring roll results go in the exploring thread, old shrine/event items go in their own thread and anything else that says something to the effect of "Keep this comment for proof", or old item transfer comments, those belong in the Keep this comment deposit thread~
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ChrizSplash Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I recently gained ownership of a Tokota whose dA profile and Tokotna page do not match in terms of her traits. I'm wondering if maybe one of her previous owners removed them? Her profile was edited as recently as her most recent owner but as far as I can tell she has been without her traits before that (if at all). Just wanted to ask in case I'm missing something important!
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please post to Tokotna Import Information Error Reports in the most appropriate thread with the error and include proof of the traits that should be there if some are missing.
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ChrizSplash Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the thing, I'm not sure if they've been removed by previous owners or not. The most recent owner is unsure and the two profiles (dA and Tokotna) have conflicting information... would it be appropriate to try to get in touch with her past owners?
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Furreon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anything removed by the owner on tokotna should show up on the tokota's log at the bottom of the page. As the current owner you should be able to see that log. You can contact the previous owners if you want. I would still recommend to either post in the error journal or note the group so we can see if there is something we can do. As dA imports are no longer being updated (only the import images are getting updated during HU, and rites of fertility are marked as yes or no) it's possible that dA and tokotna imports are not matching. If the dA import is in the new format (toko's name is ID) then the only way to be 100% sure if the toko should've had traits or not is to track down the original breeding comment.
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ChrizSplash Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your help! I went ahead and posted to the error journal.
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TropiCat212 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do AoAs count for HP? I know we get a rite bonus, so I assume they do?
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they do. All art of your tokotas earns HP. The rite HP bonus gets applied on top of the base HP the piece gets (for example fullbody colored + background).
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Alpha-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2019  Professional Artist
Can you please link me to where I can notify the group that my username has changed ?
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TokotasofPineRidge Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Alpha-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2019  Professional Artist
Thank you
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TropiCat212 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do we do if we change our name on dA? my Tokotna website profile still says "Catbreeze212", not updated to "TropiCat212"!

i dont want this to cause any troubles, so i wanted to ask
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TokotasofPineRidge Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You go here - Account Management [Open] under 'edit account' & we can get that sorted for you :D
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YlELD Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2019
hi, i'm pretty much insanely desperate at this point. i bought two genotypes, but me (being insanely dumb) lost the person that sold them to me.
i'm really really trying to find it again, i've got both of the genotypes, but is there possibly ANY way i can find the parents of the genotype's i got??
These are the genotypes i bought (and i have no idea who the toko's parents are, or even the person that gave me perms after i purchased them)
2) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/CC/AA/nG/nPng/nL
Marked collared greying lilac tawny with accents and pangare
Hereditary Traits:
Camouflage
Explorer
Swift Feet
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1) Male, Natural Mane
Submissive - Inbred: Healthy
Ee/aa/tt/MM/CC/AA/nL
Marked collared lilac black with accents
Physical Traits:
Roman Nose
Hereditary Traits:
Brawny
Fisher
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literally any insight on this will help, i spent a bit of money on them and i'd like to get them designed. thank you for your help.
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SeaCrest-Star Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've found one so far, but it's not the lilacs you were looking for!

www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
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YlELD Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2019
yes! i know that one ^^ thank you so so much seriously though for linking it to me anyways! ^_^ i seriously appreciate you so tremendously
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SeaCrest-Star Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An addendum to what TokotasofPineRidge said - you'll want to set the comments to flat view on some of the old journals that have broken comments! Once you find the comment with your username, save the link to it. Admins can always use Parent to see the original comment, but they can't view child comments on broken journals!
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