Starter Tokotas

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 12, 2016, 11:46 AM







What does "Starter" mean?


"Starter" Tokotas have no given lineage and are often the founders of certain genes, mutations or manes. Starters with this badge are owned by the group and thus have special exemptions to certain rules.

What's the difference between a starter and a member-owned Tokota?


  • Starter Tokotas have unlimited lifetime breeding slots.
  • Starters will appear in the lineages of abandoned puppies and semi-customs.
  • Slots to Starters can be acquired through Aippaq's Shrine, contests, sales and various events. Slots follow a tier system that can be viewed on the Starter Prize Tiers journal.
  • Starter Tokotas may be drawn by anyone, without requiring permission of the group.
  • Breedings involving a Starter (posted by you) do not count against your monthly limit of breedings.
  • Starter Tokotas may exhibit markings, traits, mutations and items not yet able to be obtained within the group.
  • Starter Tokotas are permanently owned by the group and will never be for sale, nor owned by a member.
  • A Starter will provide a 2+ HP bonus to Tokotas in any image in which he/she is depicted.
    • Starters with placeholder designs (Such as AM1, AF2, etc.) cannot be used for this bonus until their official designs are released.
  • Starter Tokotas cannot earn items from Activities.
  • For rites such as the Rites of Fertility or Rites of Dominance, you can often use a Starter Tokota instead of a handler.
  • Storyline-wise, all Starter Tokotas are owned by the TCA and are wild-roaming.


This journal is meant to provide a list of all official starter Tokotas. Alternatively, you can view them in this folder.



The Original Twenty


These Tokotas were the foundation of the group, posted on June 16th, 2014.
All of the following Tokotas are sterilized; though they may still be used by admins to fill semi-custom lineages, they will no longer be available for breedings.

Male



Female






The Second Generation

The second wave of starters, meant to provide new mutations, traits, markings, and lineage to the population.

Male



Female






Dire Starters



Male



Female







Outpost Starters



Male



Female






Misc Starters

Added for events, and to introduce new markings/build types.
May not necessarily be dominant.

Male



Female








Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconshiningstarofwinter:
Shiningstarofwinter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
  Amber AF3 by TotemSpirit   ID 42161 by TotemSpirit   ID 42162 by TotemSpirit

More starter friends since I keep having trouble finding them. ;D
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Behold the new and updated starter journal! :la:
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:iconprimus2247:
Primus2247 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Links to the starters on tokotona would be very helpfull
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:iconchrissybird:
ChrissyBird Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Percy 29151 by TotemSpirit   Rainwater AF8 by TotemSpirit
Missing Starters from Journal
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:icontheinfinitechaos:
TheInfiniteChaos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question: I want to use a starter toko for a story line involving my own tokos, but it would also involve the startet being ridden/interacted with by humans. Would that be okay canon/lore-wise?
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:iconweidenlied:
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do the spirits count for the starter bonus as well? (Like Aga, Sikrinerk etc.)
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:icontotemspirit:
TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Not for the starter bonus, no. They are not starters. However, it was posted in the News and Updates on 1/6/18 that we've added a brand new bonus for the deities.

Hierarchy Updates:
  • We have a a shiny new HP bonus - Lore Bonus! Including any of our glowing spirit friends in your submissions is now worth an extra 2HP
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:iconrowan-hart:
Rowan-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Does an Alpha starter count for both the starter HP bonus and Alpha HP bonus?
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:iconpippindraws:
PippinDraws Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think there are any starters that are alpha - they're dominant, not Alpha.
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:iconartemistheartist22:
ArtemistheArtist22 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
there is fenrir for example he is alpha so i too was wondering the same thing :/ and rainwater is a starter and an alpha too.
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:iconpippindraws:
PippinDraws Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fenrir isn't Alpha - he's Dominant. Check his background, check his hierarchy status. None of these starters listed here on this journal are on the Alpha background. Rainwater is currently the only one who is Alpha, even though she (and the other Summer Event starters) aren't listed here, so she would likely count for both Alpha and Starter HP bonuses.
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:iconartemistheartist22:
ArtemistheArtist22 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
okay thank you! (didnt notice the fenrir thing woops my bad)
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:iconrowan-hart:
Rowan-Hart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! My apologies, thank you. :3
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:iconace118:
Ace118 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
If I wanted to breed with a starter what would I need and which one can be bred with?
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:iconkoevr:
Koevr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wanted to also mention that you can craft a Thread of Fate (it's a legendary recipe)
to exchange for a breeding between two random starter tokotas.
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:iconace118:
Ace118 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks :D
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Starter breedings can be won in events and occasionally bought during sales
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:icondrawhingut:
Drawhingut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been trying to look for the starter w/ small ears, but  can't seem to find it D:
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:icontree-kangaroo:
tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
There is no starter for small ears right now. c: It can be acquired by being randomly rolled in a breeding or adding it to a geno using an elemental heart.
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:icondrawhingut:
Drawhingut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOHh so thats why!
Thank you! :)
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:iconbv-academy:
BV-Academy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So can any of these starters be used to gain the 2 HP bonus in images/literature, or only the ones currently in the starter gallery?
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:icontree-kangaroo:
tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Any of the starters that have the starter badge in their information can be used for the HP bonus. c: So any of the tokotas on this page can be used!
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:iconbv-academy:
BV-Academy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Great, thank you!
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:iconempathetic-aesthetic:
empathetic-aesthetic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
two questions > <

one
do we need to get permission to breed with a starter, or would we simply post it?

two
would we get the full liter or just PotL?
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, you can't post a breeding to a starter without a permission written.


It depends on what the permissions says. If it's just a PotL slot, you'd get only one pup (unless it's a split PotL slot). If it's a full slot you get all of the pups. 
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:iconempathetic-aesthetic:
empathetic-aesthetic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Where do we request permissions ? > <
Would we just contact Noebelle?
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You can't request them.
You either win them from a starter slot raffle (but as far as i know, there haven't been any recently.), buy one from sales (that an admin is hosting), win one from a contest, or some other thing. 
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:iconempathetic-aesthetic:
empathetic-aesthetic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Alright thank you So much!!
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :) 
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:iconlumathedragonqueen:
LumaTheDragonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question: Can someone just make a Toko or do they have to be purchased through breeding and stuff? I'm confused.
Cause I want one, but I don't know how get one, and I don't just want any.
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Tokotas are a closed species, meaning you cannot make one without the owner/creator's permission. So you can't make your own. They CAN be purchased from other members if you check the advertisements folder. 
Newbie Resources and Getting Started <--- If you read through that you should understand how to get one for free :) 
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:iconlumathedragonqueen:
LumaTheDragonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah okay. I was just confused.
Usually I'm not able to afford stuff like this so I usually make my own. But if I can't, then I don't know what to do. 
Everyone else seems to have one.
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Read that journal, it explains a lot of things. 
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:iconlumathedragonqueen:
LumaTheDragonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have. Its still confusing to me.
Sorry, my brain doesn't work in the way people think a brain should work.
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How is it confusing you :) ?
Is there a certain thing ? 
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:iconlumathedragonqueen:
LumaTheDragonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just all of it. It's hard to explain, but it's just hard for me to understand.
From getting one of the Tokotas, to everything else.
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:iconcani-bal:
Cani-bal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Here are some ways to get a tokota. If you have any more questions please ask ^^ 
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Parasitic-King Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of curiousity why are tokos not allowed to have the same name as a starter? Seems kind of silly considering how fenrir is a really popular name and its confined to a single toko. :c 
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so their isn't any confusion between starters and other tokotas. You can have different spellings of the same name however ^^
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:iconbrimk:
BriMK Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Is there any way to purchase slots to starters? I ask this, because just the other, I saw a 50% Dire uploaded, with two Dire starter parents. It did not seem like the type of geno you would get from an abandoned puppy.  
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:iconseacrest-star:
SeaCrest-Star Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, not unless you purchase them through specific sales.
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:iconkayxer:
Kayxer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Fenrir not a starter? It's in his description but not sure.
Asking cuze a friend wants to name there tokota Fenrir and I told them you cant use starter names, then realized he's not on here. So idk whether theyre allowed to use that name or not.
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SeaCrest-Star Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  • Tokotas cannot share the exact spelling of names taken by starter/Noebelle tokotas. This is to avoid confusion. If you wish, you can add variations, like Amaroq instead of Amarok.
Fenrir isn't listed as a starter on this journal, true. That's because he's a special starter who will never be put into semicustom lineages, among other things. However, he is still technically a starter, and also owned by Noebelle. Therefore no, your friend cannot name their tokota Fenrir. Any other Fenrirs in the gallery are most likely a mistake, or were added before the rule was in place.
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:iconkayxer:
Kayxer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
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:iconcreativejackalope:
CreativeJackalope Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do Starter Tokotas not gain HP when they are drawn, then?
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:icondashsky:
dashsky Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Well, they don't have trackers to keep track of everything they're involved in so I'm going to say no.
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:iconnocturne00:
Nocturne00 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, a starter toki. ^^
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:iconxfrostfall:
xFrostfall Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't quite understand breedings involving a starter. It seems to read like these are free to do, but that seems like it would kill the market.
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Jaimep Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Starter breedings are only obtained through events. 😊
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:iconxfrostfall:
xFrostfall Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I hadn't realized, heh.
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