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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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:iconwolf31707:
Wolf31707 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Can your Tokota have a regular dog as a companion for a story? Not necessarily as an official companion, but just for my story? 
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Yes! Though they only get the companion bonus if they're an official companion on the Tokota's import sheet
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:iconexperimentor-iblis:
Experimentor-Iblis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
If before Tokotna site was created we had crafting Recipes revealed, how do we add them to our account?? 
Crafting Journal: Crafting Journal (Has the admin comments in the comments XD)
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
There's a thread on the monthly crafting journal to get them moved over. c: You can find the crafting journal in the Cycling Journal Hub.
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:iconexperimentor-iblis:
Experimentor-Iblis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Awesome thank you! =D Will head over there now XD
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:icontherealklandagi:
TheRealKlandagi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where is the Account Creation Thread? I apologize if I missed it! Thanks so much!
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lightningspam Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You can find it within the Toko Tokens Bank journal. :> Here: comments.deviantart.com/1/7584…
You'll need to wait til the September Bank journal opens however to post and activate your account. x3
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TheRealKlandagi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok thanks so much! :)
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:iconkeroshima:
Keroshima Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey um i really don't know where to go to ask this, but how long does it take to get correction designs commented or approved? cause i been waiting months for my designs to be approved, and not sure what to do


should i re-enter my design or keep waiting even if it may take months, and i'm pretty sure i'm not the only member waiting on TruffleButter

and my designs been sitting and waiting since July 31, and this is the third time my Fawx dire has been sent through correction, and i'm not sure what to do right now, and i don't want to wait until you'll changed the design guide and then have me change something else on my design, and i been trying to wait patiently as possible, and was wondering if i can have another designer look over my designs?, i understand if not just asking 
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TruffleButter Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Student Filmographer
Howdy, thanks for the tag! 

You can totally ask for a second opinion on designs in corrections, just note that since your design had been sent to corrections there is a process to getting your design uploaded, but just note I am a human and I do have a life outside of tokotas C: But I will be getting to my corrections this weekend, so don't fret your pretty little head~


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Sheebiee Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there anything I can do with a geno that I've lost the proof of ownership to? I've recieved one back in 2017 and was careless enough not to save any trace of the prevous owner whatsoever. I guess I could just forget the geno and move on, but I was wondering if there is any way to get it back. ^^'

Also, I haven't beed following Tokotas for a while and noticed that you have a Tokotna website. What is it for and is a member required to have an account?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
Hi there! To find your geno, unfortunately you will have to look through all the previous breeding journals. CTRL + F to find your username is your friend :"D

Tokotna.com is now our bank. You will need to register/activate your account in order to bank things or use stuff from your bank! Everything is now bankable, where crafting items and materials used to no be able to be banked! The site is pretty nifty. (Bank Account Activation is the thread you will want to use on the cycling bank journal!)
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Nabashta Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are handlers required? 
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
In some areas of the group they are, but not all
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Nabashta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thanks.
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:iconkitkat5500:
KitKat5500 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  New Deviant
On the tokotna website, it says to post my confirmation code on the Account Creation thread, where is that thread? I've been looking for a while now and can't find it.
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:iconfennarchy:
Fennarchy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
The comment thread can be found in the Toko Tokens bank journal, which can be accessed via the cycling journals hub. 
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:iconceruleancraft:
CeruleanCraft Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do i apply a companion to a tokota? 
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:iconfennarchy:
Fennarchy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
You can apply them at the toko tokens bank journal under item application.
Right now the group is closed, so keep an eye out for when it opens!
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:iconjustt-k-arpg:
Justt-K-ARPG Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Can collared match Lilac-points if the Tokota doesn't have the Lilac Modifier?
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
no
you must have the lilac modifier to make any other marking lilac colored
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:iconjustt-k-arpg:
Justt-K-ARPG Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Alright, thanks for the response
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:iconmarkmybirds:
MarkMyBirds Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Where can I rename a Tokota I have purchased from a previous owner :>?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Cycling journla hub > Import Request & Report Page > Information Request
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:iconmarkmybirds:
MarkMyBirds Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much 

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:iconbrutalmood:
brutalmood Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry if this is somewhere and i missed it but is it possible to get my username updated on tokotna? i changed my username so its my old one over there
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:iconfennarchy:
Fennarchy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Name changes can be done over at the toko tokens bank journal under the edit bank account information thread. ^^ 
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:iconbrutalmood:
brutalmood Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tyvm!
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:iconthemoon122:
TheMoon122 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it possible to take my tokotas from a group.. Like them them OCs.... Like is I wanna leave but I don;t want to sell my babies and wanna keep them forever... possibly in a role playing group I created?.........
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:iconch-travels:
CH-Travels Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do people get companions onto the actual Tokota's import? O: Like these:
Baby-Doll 1835 by TotemSpirit Amaru 10884 by TotemSpirit
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lost-coati Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist
Large items ! c:

it can only be animals that are applied as companions on the toko, though.
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:iconch-travels:
CH-Travels Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh okay thank you! c: That's good to know!
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PEEP1897 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
does a Tokota with the Primal Hunter trait have to be dom to hunt Primal pray?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Yes, as it's considered dangerous prey
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:iconivy-thistle:
ivy-thistle Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist
hey! i recently moved accounts (around 2 months ago) my original account was rosycrowns (when i first joined i was SonnasArt), and i do have a tokota - Silver Wing 19211
do i just need to change the info? or do i need to prove i'm her owner?
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
You need to prove you're the owner! To do so, you will need to log into the account listed on the import as the owner. As it appears to be deactivated, you'll need to take a screenshot of you being logged into that account. I don't believe dA will allow you to comment (or do anything?) after so many days of deactivation and logging in again, and it will show you being 'logged in' on the top right. ;u; You should use that screenshot in the ownership transfers thread to transfer ownership to your current account! <3
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ivy-thistle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist
ah, i see, thank you so much!
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:iconch-travels:
CH-Travels Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What happened with the Group Goals? I've noticed they've been listed as "TBA" for a few months and was wondering if there were plans to bring that back?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been stumped as to what to do with them. Some of them can get fairly repetitive but I don't want to make them super complex. I suppose I should try and bring them back but they're kind of just.. stalled atm. 
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CH-Travels Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see then! I didn't realize that you were in charge of them, I hope I didn't come across as rude or anything ^^; I was just genuinely wondering if any new goals would be posted in the future! I understand that, though; you probably wouldn't want the same goals to repeat too often
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, it just kind of came to be one of my things "to do" as activities manager since I'm pretty familiar with the roller and items and making sure the prize was worth the work put in. I might put up a poll on tokocenter to see if anyone has any ideas. I know its something people can earn fp from so I should do something with it : P 
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BleuSpirit Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello hello, quick question, how do you transfer ownerships of a geno you don't want anymore that was sold to you?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
If you're selling it to another user, you just need to reply on the litter thread (as the previous owner has done)
If you're wanting to donate it to the group, then you need to go here - comments.deviantart.com/1/7139…
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:iconbleuspirit:
BleuSpirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thank you!
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:iconch-travels:
CH-Travels Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it possible to find Akotas as abandoned pups? o: I'm asking because I thought I read somewhere a while back that said there were future plans for that, but I could be wrong;;
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Not right now, no. ;u;
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:iconch-travels:
CH-Travels Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay! Will it be possible in the future?
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