- This article is about the Copy Ability. For for other uses of the word "Doctor" and related subjects, see Doctor (disambiguation).
|Knowledgeable in medicine and the sciences, Doctor Kirby has a variety of quick and devastating attacks!|
— In-game quote
Doctor is a Copy Ability introduced in the game Kirby: Planet Robobot. Kirby can obtain this ability by inhaling and swallowing Chemitory, the capsule-shaped dispensary enemy, or by swallowing the pills it throws at Kirby. When acquiring this ability, Kirby sports a white coat, a headlamp, and a pair of round blue glasses.
Kirby gains a variety of attacks when developing this ability. His primary attack involves throwing pills at enemies, in a similar vein to Dr. Mario from the Super Smash Bros. games. He also gains a bandage twirling ability, can hit enemies with a giant clipboard, can fire upward with a syringe, and brew chemical concoctions.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of this ability is the Science Lab move, which allows Kirby to create one of four chemical concoctions. One is a fire potion, which spouts a powerful flame. Another is an ice potion that freezes enemies above Kirby. The third is a Beam concoction that fires several small electric projectiles in a fountain-like manner. The last, and by far the rarest (unavailable in some modes), is a green concoction that Kirby drinks to recover Stamina. All three of the offensive brews can be used on their respective elemental puzzles, making this ability very versatile. Kirby will automatically use the concoction once he is done brewing it, or he can Guard or jump before releasing to store it for later use.
|Doctor's Moveset in Kirby: Planet Robobot|
(while facing right)
|Bouncing Capsule||Kirby throws a small capsule that bounces on the ground twice before disappearing.|
|Pill Bopper||Kirby throws five capsules (2 behind and 3 in front) to act as crowd control.|
|Science Lab||Kirby uses a chemistry kit to make one out of the four potions. Each has their own abilities:
|Research Vault||Kirby stores the potion for later use.|
|Spray Medicine||Kirby sprays a mysterious liquid above himself, creating a barrier similar to that of the Prism Shield.|
|Bandage Spin||Kirby twirls bandages around himself as he falls.|
|Pharmacy||Kirby chucks out three capsules out of a jar in front of him. The jar also has a hitbox.|
Therefore, 'Pharmacy' can land up to 4 hits (jar+3 capsules) when close to an enemy, making it a preferred move in boss battle.
|Clipboard Bash||Kirby charges through enemies with a clipboard, becoming invincible during the attack.|
|Doctor's Moveset in Kirby Battle Royale|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Flash Spark||Clipboard Bash|
Kirby: Planet Robobot
The Doctor ability debuted in this game, along with the primary provider of the ability, Chemitory. This ability gives Kirby access to a large array of possibilities and projectiles. The main draw of the ability is the powerful but somewhat random move "Science Lab", which can be used to light fuses, electrify wires, cool down magma blocks, and even recover stamina.
Kirby Battle Royale
|Ha! Are you wearing those glasses to look smart? If I were a doctor, I'd say to get rest and call me in the morning!|
— Knuckle Joe's comment in Kirby Battle Royale
Doctor is one of the selectable abilities in Kirby Battle Royale, though it needs to be unlocked before it can be used. Doctor Kirby's move-set in this game is somewhat different (if less elaborate) as the only chemical concoction he can use here is one that puts his opponents to sleep.
Doctor has three alternate pieces of Headgear in this title. These are the "Chemitory Hat", the "Nurse Cap", and the "Sacred Hat".
- Main article: Doctor Healmore
In the Clash series of spin-off titles, Doctor Kirby takes on an alternate look and role as Doctor Healmore. Doctor Healmore is largely the same is that main-series counterpart, but with a few aesthetic changes and a different B charge move. Instead of using "Pill Bopper", Doctor Healmore can cast a spell called "Healing Area" with three levels of charge. This move creates a puddle on the ground which heals any Kirby who steps in it.
Ironically, Doctor Healmore has made more distinct appearances in the Kirby series than the standard Doctor ability has.
- This is the most elaborate costume that Kirby can acquire from a Copy Ability thus far, featuring three distinct articles: a white coat, a headlamp, and a pair of round blue glasses. Other Copy Abilities generally only grant Kirby a hat.
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