It was a starter Pokemon that would have been given to a beginnign trainer so its not that young. Besides the starters seem able to grow pretty quickly from weak to fairly strong.Originally Posted by ShucklemasterJ
Given the moves we've seen Pokemon trained and in the wild know or automatically learn, I hardly think that's how it goes. A lot of factors influence it, the main being what the writers want to happen. ^_^ But there is also the trainer, I think it's reasonable that a starter Pokemon would grow more quickly and learn better attacks more quickly if under the care of a fairly experienced trainer like May rather than under the care of a newbie.Originally Posted by Yamato san
This is why I'm okay with Squirtle learning Ice Beam. In all these weeks May has had it the thing has been in a few battles and done a number of things. However it hasn't learned any new moves. It's perfectly reasonable to me that once it was ready to display a new move it would use all that experience its gained to make it a very good new move like Ice Beam. I also think that it being a Water type may have helped. It already knew how to aim projectile attacks (unlike Ash's Snorunt) thanks to these Water moves, and since ice is only frozen water, Squirtle was a lot more prepared once it used Ice Beam.
I will admit she has had more than her share of good luck (even May admitted this in the recent English contest episode, saying that she wasn't too skilled yet). However, Ash had a lot of lucky breaks early in his training career too.And really, any way you look at it, you gotta be getting sick of all the luck the writers are giving Haruka.
And luck only has so much to do with it. Since each Pokemon is unique even within a species, each learning attacks and growing in different ways and at different rates, things like May's Squirtle getting Ice Beam should happen sometimes (see above about Squirtle.) The Pokemon's mental state seems to be especially important too, as well as the complexity of the attack it is learning.
May's reaction does confuse me, given they didn't exactly part on nice terms previously. Any idea what she said when she first saw him and started blushing?Originally Posted by Alfonso