Doctor

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Doctor
Doctor.png
Artwork of Doctor Kirby from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Details
Debut Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Last Game Super Kirby Clash
(as Doctor Healmore)
Other Game(s) Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
(as Doctor Healmore)
Kirby Battle Royale
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Chemitory;
amiibo: Dr. Mario, Wii Fit Trainer.
Power(s) Performs attacks related to medicine and doctors
Comparable to Circus
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This article is about the Copy Ability. For for other uses of the word "Doctor" and related subjects, see Doctor (disambiguation).

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 vain 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.

Moveset[edit]

Doctor's Moveset in Kirby: Planet Robobot
(while facing right)  
Skill Button Execution Description
Bouncing Capsule
Press and release B
Kirby throws a small capsule that bounces on the ground twice before disappearing.
Pill Bopper
Press and hold B, and then release
Kirby throws five capsules (2 behind and 3 in front) to act as crowd control.
Science Lab
↓ + 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:
  • Fire - Kirby holds the potion over himself as it launches a blast of fire that decimates enemies.
  • Ice - Kirby holds the potion over himself as it launches a blast of ice that freezes enemies in contact.
  • Spark - Kirby holds the potion over himself as it launches 6 balls of electricity around him.
  • Heal - Unlike the first three, Kirby drinks the potion to restore the same amount of stamina as an Energy Drink would. This is the first Copy Ability in the series to have a healing move, though it's not available in The Arena or The True Arena.
  • If the B button is released before Kirby is finished brewing a concoction, the set will blow up in his face, leaving him covered in soot for a few seconds. This explosion will also damage enemies.
Research Vault
A/Guard during Science Lab
Kirby stores the potion for later use.
Spray Medicine
↑ + B
Kirby sprays a mysterious liquid above himself, creating a barrier similar to that of the Prism Shield.
Bandage Spin
Dash + release B in midair
Kirby twirls bandages around himself as he falls.
Pharmacy
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.
Clipboard Bash
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
Bouncing Capsule
B
Remedy
Hold/release B (third phase)
Flash Spark
Hold/release B (first phase)
Clipboard Bash
Y
Sleeping Gas
Hold/release B (second phase)

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

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[edit]

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".

Other[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the most elaborate costume that Kirby can acquire from a Copy Ability thus far, featuring three distinct articles.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドクター
Dokutā
Doctor
French Docteur Doctor