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Make potions on the fly to use in battle. It's medical mayhem!
— Collectible description • Kirby Battle Royale

Doctor is a Copy Ability introduced in the game Kirby: Planet Robobot. Kirby can develop this form by swallowing Chemitory, the capsule-shaped dispensary enemy, or by inhaling the pills that it throws at Kirby. It also appears in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Battle Royale, and Super Kirby Clash.

General Information

Doctor Kirby's attacks are based on medical-related objects, such as pills, clipboards and syringes. Kirby's main attack while possessing this ability is throwing standard pills at enemies. 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 attributes 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 vein 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 health. 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 palette. Finally, all of the pills in the Doctor attacks have been changed into gems for the Doctor Healmore class. The healing area move cannot be transferred via mouth-to-mouth with another Kirby. These remain unchanged in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.


Move Controls Description Element Damage
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. He can create a pillar of fire, a spray of ice, or six balls of electricity (reduced to three in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe). A rare healing concoction can also be created, and in Kirby Battle Royale, Kirby can concoct a potion that puts foes to sleep. 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. Sizzle, Zap, Blizzard, 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. Splash ?
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 ?

Kirby Battle Royale Moveset

Move Controls Description Damage (Robo Bonkers)
Bouncing Capsule B Kirby throws a pill that bounces. 90
Flash Spark Hold/release B (first phase) Kirby creates a yellow potion that shoots out balls of electricity. Similar to Science Lab, but potions are determined by charge time, and spark projectiles follow a straight path, not falling. Kirby will hold the flask above his head until B is pressed again, acting similar to Research Vault. 330 per hit
Sleeping Gas Hold/release B (second phase) Kirby drops a purple potion that creates a blue haze that causes opponents to fall asleep. 0
Remedy Hold/release B (third phase) Kirby drinks a teal potion that heals 25% of his maximum health. If the player continues to charge after the third phase, it will return back to the first phase and continue cycling through the different potions for as long as B is held without being interrupted. 0
Clipboard Bash Y Kirby dashes forward with a clipboard in front of him. 80x2


Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Knowledgeable in medicine and the sciences, Doctor Kirby has a variety of quick and devastating attacks!
Make potions on the fly to use in battle. It's medical mayhem!

Related Quotes

Attack with concoctions and clipboards!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll
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 • Kirby Battle Royale
Toss capsules, mix potions, and use clipboards to defeat enemies.
— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website


  • Doctor's physical appearance and pills are a reference to Dr. Mario, a character from the Super Mario series.[1]
    • 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 (once the Ability Scroll for it is obtained) 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, though it is more common in Team Kirby Clash and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
  • Doctor is the only ability introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot to not have a mid-boss that gives the ability.



Concept Artwork



  1. Nintendo Life
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