- 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!||”|
— Pause screen text
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 Health. 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)
Press and release B
|Kirby throws a small capsule that bounces on the ground twice before disappearing.|
Press and hold B, and then release
|Kirby throws five capsules (2 behind and 3 in front) to act as crowd control.|
↓ + hold B extra long, and then release
|Kirby uses a chemistry kit to make one out of the four potions. Each has their own abilities:
A/Guard during Science Lab
|Kirby stores the potion for later use.|
↑ + B
|Kirby sprays a mysterious liquid above himself, creating a barrier similar to that of the Prism Shield.|
Dash + release B in midair
|Kirby twirls bandages around himself as he falls.|
Dash + hold B in midair
|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.
Dash + B
|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|
Hold/release B (third phase)
Hold/release B (first phase)
Hold/release B (second phase)
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 health.
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 does not have the Fire and Ice concoctions in this iteration, but retains his Spark concoction and Healing concoction, and a new concoction that creates a cloud that induces Sleep to his opponents.
Doctor has three alternate pieces of Headgear in this title. These are the "Chemitory Hat", the "Nurse Cap", and the "Sacred Hat".
Kirby's Dream Buffet
In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Doctor Kirby appears on a Character Treat, using his artwork from Kirby: Planet Robobot. Doctor is not an ability in the game proper.
- 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 playable 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.
Ability Star from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Banner from the Kirby Personality Quiz
Plushies of Doctor and Sleep Kirby from "Kirby Copy Ability Selection" merchandise line
Premium pin set from "Kirby's Pupupu Market " merchandise series, featuring "PoyoPoyo Medicine".
The "Doctor Kirby's secret laboratory soda" Kirby Café drink
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Doctor
Names in other languages
- Copy Abilities in Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Copy Abilities in Kirby Battle Royale
- Copy Abilities which can light fuses
- Copy Abilities which can douse flames
- Copy Abilities with electrical properties
- Copy Abilities with icy properties
- Copy Abilities with fiery properties
- Copy Abilities which can replenish health