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Well, Junior, you're like a fly in a marmalade factory. You're always getting stuck in a jam!
— Tokkori • The Empty Nest Mess

Tokkori is a character in the Kirby series, appearing only in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is characterized as a selfish (and sometimes mean) bird that often uses Kirby for protection purposes.

He slightly resembles Twizzy and in some ways, Pitch the Animal Friend from Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Physical Appearance

Tokkori is a small yellow bird resembling a canary. His beak is purple as well as being long and pointed at the end. On the top of Tokkori's head, he has a small tuft of fur, he has three tail feathers sticking out of him. His feet are orange and he has two toes on each foot. Tokkori's brow is very scrunched up looking always giving him an angry look to him. His eyes are also very tiny, he also has three orange lines located under each eye.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Tokkori's first appearance was during the beginning of Kirby Comes to Cappy Town, the anime's first episode, as a cameo, sleeping. In A Blockbuster Battle, when a storm came and Kirby needed to find shelter, he accidentally took Tokkori's nest. When Kirby needed a job, King Dedede told Tokkori to sabotage Kirby's attempts to find work. At the end, Tiff and Tuff built a little house for Kirby.

In the third episode, Tuff finds that Tokkori took Kirby's house. Now, he rarely lets Kirby sleep in the house or just lets him in for some rest while he watches Channel DDD. However, he has shown kindness towards Kirby, even if it's in a superficial way. He also has a cowardly side, as shown when he got lost in Whispy Woods Forest along with Kirby, Tiff and Tuff.


Tokkori speaks with a Cajun accent in the dub. He usually calls Kirby by several different nicknames, such as "Pinky," "Gumball," "Junior," "Sonny," "Punk," "Goofball," and in some cases, "Buddy."


Listen up, junior. This is my nest. No pinkos allowed. Now hit the road!
— Tokkori • A Blockbuster Battle
I took a look around the new house and I took a likin' to it, so I'm movin' in.
— Tokkori • A Blockbuster Battle
Don't try putting ideas in his head! He likes to keep that place empty.
— Tokkori • A Dark and Stormy Knight
Kirby! This place looks like the produce department!
— Tokkori • Here Comes the Son
You listen up good, Banana Brain. That little runt's the one that kicked me outta my nest!
— Hatch Me if You Can
Yo, what's goin' on? I hate when I just show up at the end.
— Tokkori • Escar-Gone
We've always been the best of buddies, huh, Kirby? Huh, Kirby? KIRBY!! Listen when I'm talkin' to ya!
— Tokkori • Prediction Predicament - Part II
What's that? Nobody wants to play with ya? *bursts out laughing about what Kirby told him* Nobody wants to play with ya, 'cause nobody likes ya! Ever since you got here, you've been a pink pain in the neck. As usual, I'm the only one around here with the guts to tell you the truth! Everybody says that Kirby is nothin' but trouble. If I was you, I'd fly the coop cause you ain't welcome here, Sonny! With you outta the way, things would finally get back to normal, and I could take over this cottage permanent. Booooy, wouldn't that be the day? Huh? Kirby? Where'd that boy go?
— Tokkori • Kirby Takes the Cake
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!
— Tokkori • Kirby Takes the Cake
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!
— Tokkori • Buccaneer Birdy


  • This character's name is surprisingly similar to the Japanese word, "tokkuri," meaning "liquor bottle;" perhaps this correlation can be considered a reference to the bird's sour disposition (a quality commonly associated with the stereotypical "drunkard"). It's also similar to the Japanese word "tori," meaning "bird" (which Tokkori is).
  • Every time Tokkori speaks in the English dub, off-key fiddle music plays.
  • In some episodes, Tokkori can understand Kirby's poyo language, implying his experience with the hero.



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