A Kirby: Right Back at Ya! fanfic by AdamGregory03.
Up the steam, a Pokemon Ranger was searching through the mountains, noticing a Heatran. It was his mission to get it safely to the Pokemon Safari Zone. The ranger used his capture styler on a Staraptor so he could fly down to the Heatran. King Dedede and Escargoon planned to catch the Heatran so they could sell it to pay NME so they'll give him more monsters when he wants them. The king told NME that they'd pay them after selling it, so they already got a monster named Heavy Cobra to attack the ranger. While falling, the ranger summoned a Blastoise using a symbol made with his styler. The Blastoise carried the ranger down the stream, right up to Kirby and the gang.
After the ranger, who introduced himself as Kenneth, told the gang about his mission, and they decide to help him. Suddenly, Kenneth notices he is missing his styler, which was found by King Dedede and Escargoon.
In the volcano, Kenneth, Kirby, and the gang find the Heatran, but Kenneth can't help because he doesn't have his styler. That's when King Dedede and Escargoon show up with the styler. Dedede puts the styler on his wrist and aims at the Heatran, but nothing happens. Kenneth explains that his styler will only work for him, so the king sics Heavy Cobra on them. While Kirby tries to fight off Heavy Cobra (mostly by hopping from rock to rock dodging the big snake's attacks), Kenneth sneaks over to get his styler, accidently firing it a Kirby, who swallows it, becoming Yo-Yo Kirby. Yo-Yo Kirby easily beats Heavy Cobra by wrapping around him and spinning on the rocky walls, making him dizzy, then pushing him into the lava, causing the cobra to shriek in pain. The shriek causes the place to crumble down, so King Dedede and Escargoon leave. Kenneth uses the capture styler on the Heatran and the gang gets out in one piece.
Kenneth's helicopter comes and picks up him and the Heatran. The gang share they're goodbyes and wave at they're new friend as he leaves. Tuff wonders how King Dedede and Escargoon will be able to pay NME since they didn't sell the Heatran. It was shown that King Dedede sold his throne, revealing he had a spare one just in case.
- This is one of the first stories of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! to feature Yo-Yo Kirby.
- A transcript was made for this fan fiction.
- In Japan, the episode is titles Pokemon Ranger: To the Volcano's Core.