Doctor Yabui is a supporting character who appears exclusively in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is one of the few non-Cappy residents of Cappy Town, and serves as the town physician, operating a clinic which occasionally sees patients. One of his more notable roles is in the episode A Dental Dilemma, where he offers to extract King Dedede's decaying teeth, much to the fear of the King.
Doctor Yabui is more heavily-dressed than most of the residents of Cappy Town, wearing a full white suit with a blue apron, a stethoscope, and a pair of opaque glasses which hide his eyes. His hairstyle and facial hair give him the look of a mad scientist, which is accented by his eccentric and aloof personality.
The following is a complete list of all of Doctor Yabui's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:
|Doctor Yabui's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|A Fish Called Kine||Tertiary character||"I'd like something healthy, like a nice piece of fresh fish!"|
|Flower Power||Secondary character||"Noddy monsters can put their enemies into a deep sleep. I'm afraid little Kirby could sleep for a very long time. A century at worst."|
|Here Comes the Son||Tertiary character||(no dialogue)|
|Dedede's Snow Job||Tertiary character||(no dialogue)|
- Doctor Yabui's name is based on the Japanese term ヤブ医者 (Yabu isha), which means bush doctor or medicine man. The term is often used to describe doctors with little or no formal training.
Kirby is taken to Doctor Yabui's clinic after being given sleeping sickness from a Noddy.