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|“||Knowledgeable in medicine and the sciences, Doctor Kirby has a variety of quick and devastating attacks!”|
|— Flavor Text • Kirby: Planet Robobot|
Doctor is a Copy Ability introduced in the game Kirby: Planet Robobot. Kirby can develop this form by swallowing Pillah, the capsule-shaped dispensary enemy, or by inhaling the pills that it throws at Kirby.
"Doctor's" attacks are based off of medical-related objects, such as pills, clipboards and syringes. Kirby's main attack while possessing this ability is throwing standard pills at enemies, in a similar manner to Doctor Mario from the Super Smash Bros. series. To perform a stronger version of this attack, Kirby can charge up while pressing B to unleash multiple pills which bounce in different directions. Kirby can also dash with a clipboard in his hands, brew chemical concoctions, or spray rainbow liquid out of a syringe.
Perhaps one of Kirby's most unique attribute of this ability is Science Lab, which allows Kirby to create one of four chemical brews which he can either drink or use as an attack against foes. One concoction is a red fire potion, which spouts a powerful flame. The second is a light blue brew that freezes any enemies above Kirby, in familiar vain to the Ice ability. The third brew is a golden liquid, which makes Kirby fire several glowing electrical projectiles in a fountain-like form, harming any nearby enemies. The final and most exclusive concoction is a green potion which Kirby drinks to recover from Vitality. Kirby will automatically use each respective concoction immediately after he is finished mixing it, or he can use the Guard or jump button to store it for use later.
The healer class in the Team Kirby Clash sub-game, Doctor Healmore, has some attacks that are based off Doctor. Doctor Healmore's special move creates a healing puddle by pressing the B button. It has 3 stages of charge, and each Kirby can only heal from it once. His Dash+B attack has a different color palatte. Finally, all of the pills in the Doctor abilities have been changed into gems for the Doctor Healmore class. Oddly, the healing area move cannot be transferred via mouth-to-mouth with another Kirby.
|Bouncing Capsule||B||Kirby throws a pill in front of him.||None||?|
|Pill Bopper||Hold B, then release||Kirby throws out five pills in different directions.||None||?|
|Science Lab||Down + hold B extra long, and then release||Kirby creates a concoction of deadly medicine that can be sprayed on foes. A rare healing concoction can also be created. If B is let go early, there is a small explosion and Kirby is rendered vulnerable for a short period of time, but the explosion still does damage to enemies.||Thunder, Fire, Ice, or Healing||?|
|Research Vault||A/Guard during Science Lab||Kirby holds onto the medicine for later use. It also causes Kirby to glow of the same color as the element that he is holding.||Dependent on Science Lab||?|
|Spray Medicine||Up + B||Kirby sprays rainbow-colored liquid above him.||Water||?|
|Bandage Spin||Dash + release B in midair||Kirby spins around, damaging foes around him.||None||?|
|Clipboard Bash||Dash + B||Kirby dashes forward and damages enemies in front of him with his clipboard.||None||?|
|Pharmacy||Dash + hold B in midair||Kirby throws 3 pills from a bottle.||None||?|
- Doctor's physical appearance and pills are a reference to Dr. Mario, a character from the Super Mario series.
- Doctor's Bandage Spin move could be a reference to Dr. Mario's Dr. Tornado move from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Doctor is one of the very few Copy Abilities that can heal Kirby. The others are Sleep in Kirby: Squeak Squad and Refrigerator in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
- The healing potion cannot be created in The Arena or The True Arena.
- Doctor is the only ability introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot to not have a mid-boss that gives the ability.