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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."


  • 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").
  • 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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