Tokka and Rahzar only appeared once in the seventh season of the 1987 cartoon series. In 1993, they were featured in the season 7 episode Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter. In the 1987 TV series, he and Rahzar were two of the out-of-control mutants created after Shredder unleashed a mutagen at a zoo a while ago (whether this refers to when he created Bebop and Rocksteady or Groundchuck and Dirtbag, is not made clear). They were first seen terrorizing Crystal Palace Mall when the Turtles showed up.
The animated versions were more intelligent and more eloquent. Michaelangelo used his grappling hook to contain Tokka, but he simply bit through it. Rahzar created a distraction and they escaped from the mall. Tokka has a very uncontrolled appetite, as shown when the duo managed to find food, but it was a trap set up by Dirk Savage, who proceeded to capture Tokka after he devours the smorgasbord, though Rahzar managed to escape.
As Savage took Tokka to his headquarters, Tokka calls out to his friend for help. At the hideout, Toka and the rest of the mutants were being controlled by A. J. Howard into completing his master plan. Luckily, he broke out of his control and he escaped. It is unknown if he reunites with Rahzar.
Their look in the cartoon was very much like that of their action figures, made two years prior to their appearance. In this episode, his name was spelled Toka.