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Artwork of Tokkori from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
First episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Last episode Fright to the Finish
Main role Supporting character
Voice actor(s) Kevin Kolack (English)
Fujiko Takimoto (Japanese)
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We've always been the best of buddies, huh, Kirby? Huh, Kirby? KIRBY!! Listen when I'm talkin' to ya!
— Tokkori

Tokkori is a small talking bird and a supporting character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is a yellow parakeet that lives in a nest in a tree near Kirby's House, though the two often switch places. He first appears in Episode 1: Kirby Comes to Cappy Town, though he does not get very much development as a character until Episode 70: Buccaneer Birdy.


Tokkori is a small bird with yellow feathers, a dark purple beak, and red cheek "scratches". His legs are orange and his eyes are small and beady, though he has a very pronounced brow area which gives him a perpetually cranky look. He tends to flutter around quickly, and can stop and start almost instantaneously.


Tokkori has a cantankerous personality, is short-tempered, and is generally selfish. He puts on a strong desire to be left alone to live a hermit's life-style, but this appears to be a deception, as he constantly bugs others with his sarcastic and jeering remarks. Much of this behavior is directed toward Kirby in particular, as the two are housemates. Despise this abrasiveness, however, Tokkori does care about Kirby's safety, and can generally be expected to do the right thing.

In Buccaneer Birdy, Tokkori is confused to be the descendant of Lord James Coleet: a small yellow cockatoo who used to belong to the dread pirate Captain Kick. In the Japanese version, it is specifically explained that Tokkori hatched an orphan and never knew his parents, which is surmised to explain his tendency to live as a hermit and his difficulty getting along with others.

In the English dub, Tokkori speaks with an American southern accent, and his lines are often accompanied by the sound of a fiddle.


The following is a complete list of all of Tokkori's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

Tokkori appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
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Tertiary character (no dialogue) Tokkori appears at the beginning of the episode sleeping in his nest, and is not seen again until the next one.
A Blockbuster Battle
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Primary character "It's time for you to make like a tree and leave!" This episode is Tokkori's first speaking role and his first role as a major character.
Kirby's Duel Role
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Secondary character "Whatever you're sellin' I ain't buyin', so put an egg in your shoe and beat it!"
Dark and Stormy Knight
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Secondary character "Don't try putting ideas in his head! He likes to keep that place empty!"
Beware: Whispy Woods!
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Primary character "Just cause I'm a bird don't mean I got to watch that kid like a hawk!"
Un-Reality TV
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Secondary character "Huh? Kirby?! Hey, Junior, get lost! That's monster's looking--" (just before getting punched by Tiff)
Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
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Secondary character "Guess his little barbecue must have just hurried up the hatching process after I left."
The Fofa Factor
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Secondary character "Just look at me! I used to be fine and feathery, now I'm fat and furry!"
The Big Taste Test
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Cappy New Year
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Tertiary character "Yeah, let's go to bed at 11!"
The Pillow Case
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Secondary character "Come on, Kirby! Wake up! This is no time to sleep! We gotta order one of those magical sweet-dreams pillows!"
Kirby's Pet Peeve
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Secondary character "You two deserve each-other!"
The Thing About the Ring
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Secondary character "Is this what you were lookin' for? Looks like I got it first!"
Here Comes the Son
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Secondary character "Kirby! This place looks like the produce department!"
Dedede's Snow Job
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Secondary character "Snow's strictly for penguins! I ain't gonna freeze my feathers off!"
A Princess in Dis-Dress
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Tertiary character "Listen up, everybody! We got a princess by the name a' Rona who's on her way to visit us!"
The Empty Nest Mess
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Primary character "Well, Junior, you're like a fly in a marmalade factory. You're always getting stuck in a jam!"
Escargoon Rules
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Tertiary character "Heads up, hauncho! You Know Who's turning the castle upside-down lookin' for ya!" Tokkori's head is a fair bit larger in proportion to his body than it usually is in this episode.
Labor Daze
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Tertiary character "Hey Kirby, wake up! Wait 'til you get a load of this thing!"
Hatch Me If You Can
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Tertiary character "You listen up good, Banana Brain! That little runt's the one that kicked me outta my nest!"
Abusement Park
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Tertiary character "What's so amusin' about a park?"
Junk Jam
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
A Recipe for Disaster
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Tertiary character "I think I know that duck!"
The Kirby Derby - Part I
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Primary character "Come on! Give it some gas, grandma! This is supposed to be a racecar!"
The Kirby Derby - Part II
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Primary character "What do you think this is, a bumper kart track?! Well look out, Buster!"
Watermelon Felon
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Tertiary character "I hereby accuse Kirby of snatchin' my bed right out from under my beak!"
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Tertiary character "Yo, what's goin' on? I hate when I just show up at the end!" This line breaks the fourth wall, as Tokkori shows up at the very end of the episode.
Monster Management
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Tertiary character "What a mess! It's gonna be monster mayhem! Well I sure hope Kirby took his vitamins today!"
Prediction Predicament - Part II
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Tertiary character "Kirby! Any moment now we'll be dust in the wind! We've always been the best of buddies, huh, Kirby? Huh, Kirby? KIRBY!! Listen when I'm talkin' to ya!"
War of the Woods
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Secondary character "I wouldn't wanna live to be that old if I was just gonna wind up to be a rest home for termites!"
Cartoon Buffoon
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Secondary character "Wake up! No time for nappin'! We got a deadline to meet! Get to work!"
Don't Bank on It
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Secondary character "That's one dangerous doll! Last night, it stomped me without any warnin'! Kick that thing out!"
Kirby Takes the Cake
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Secondary character "Ah! There ya are! Hey, next time you run away, tell me where you're goin' would ya?! I've been lookin' high and low for ya! Yer girlfriend's plenty steamed at me cause a' you! Come on! Get movin'! Everybody in Cappy Town's goin' crazy worryin', so come on back home!"
Snack Attack - Part I
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Tertiary character "Junior, you've been goin' through chocolate like a hot knife through butter! You're gonna need a whole barrel of bromide if ya don't quit snapping up them candies!"
Snack Attack - Part II
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Tertiary character "Move it, boy! You're blockin' off my escape route!"
Sweet and Sour Puss
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Tertiary character "Love?" This dialogue appears only in the Japanese version, so it is translated from that version.
Dedede's Pet Threat
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Tertiary character "What's the matter? Ain't I tasty enough?!"
A Half-Baked Battle
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Tertiary character "Somehow, I don't think this battle's gonna go easy as pie."
Mabel Turns the Tables
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Tertiary character "Well, well, lookie here! Good thing you stragglers finally showed up! Hey, where's Kirby at? Ain't he with ya'?"
Something to Sneeze At
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Tertiary character *coughs* "Boy is my head stuffed up. It feels like a sofa cushion!" *laughs, then coughs again*
The Kirby Quiz
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Secondary character "That big blowhard only cares about himself!"
The Chill Factor
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Tertiary character "Hey! What's up with them Pengy things anyhow?"
The School Scam
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Secondary character "Don't feel too gloomy, girl. They was[sic] all wet when they got here!"
Delivery Dilemma
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Tertiary character "You must be dreamin'! With this boy's appetite, I'm surprised he didn't gobble up the box, too!"
Buccaneer Birdy
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Primary character "So now we know I'm a noble." *chews* "Guess I'll live with ya here at the castle, huh?" *chews* "I don't-" *gulps* "-mind!" *chews* "But I warn ya I can't stand loud snorin' when I'm tryin' to sleep! I bet Blue Boy here snores even louder than Kirby, so ya better keep it quiet or you're gone!"
Waddle While You Work
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Tertiary character "Maybe he forgot to stop walkin' when he hit the water!"
Dedede's Raw Deal
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Tertiary character "Ain't you got any taste buds?"
Caterpillar Thriller
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Tertiary character "No way! That is one big bug! Its appetite must be as big as yours the way it gulps down trees!"
Fossil Fools - Part I
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Tertiary character "Dinosaurs, huh? You brats oughta' have your heads examined!"
Right Hand Robot
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Tertiary character "What you been eatin', Kirby?"
Goin' Bonkers
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Secondary character "The only stuff Kirby's fit to teach is how to sleep all day long and how to eat everything in sight!"
Cooking Up Trouble
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Secondary character "Hey, hold it! Me and Kirby wanna enter the contest, too!"
Teacher's Threat
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Secondary character "Yeah! The only thing you're gonna learn is how dumb ya are!"
Mumbies Madness
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Secondary character "Just slap a little first-aid ointment on that boy and he'll be as good as new!" *nervous laughter*
Waste Management
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Tertiary character "Well, ya got me stumped. I couldn't tell ya what this mystery meat is if ya paid me!"
Born to Be Mild - Part I
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Tertiary character "Quit making excuses and start making arrests!"
Cowardly Creature
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Secondary character "He ain't no monster. He's a dang sissy!"
Frog Wild
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Secondary character "Good thing he's built like an airbag!"
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Cappy Town Down
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Tertiary character "Folks are saying this is your fault!"
Combat Kirby
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Tertiary character "Some wormhole. I don't see no worms nowhere."
Fright to the Finish
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Secondary character "I don't think that helmet's lettin' the guy's brain breathe!"