Zuruggu could hold his own against this caliber of opponent, in this type of situation, it had grown steadily and worked to get its previous move. The move itself wasn't a game changer and Zuruggu still had to defeat his opponent on his own merit. Buizel learning Water Pulse in Sumomo's gym is another example of an extremely convenient but very well pulled off new move mid battle, because it stood on something. We knew Buizel could hold his own with his current moveset, that he was ready for this caliber of opponent, and when the battle turned south, he wouldn't give up and his established fighting spirit allowed him to pull through. Same as Zuruggu. Those are two situations where the new move didn't bother me because the foundations had been laid beforehand. In Kibago's case, there was no foundation for it learning Outrage or Giga Impact.
When was Kibago shown in an actual battle where it wasn't totally wrecked? Where it actually stood as equals against wild Pokémon or trainer pokémon. Only against babies or canonically extremely weak Pokémon (Zuruggu and Monmen) was he shown to hold his own, in a controlled environment. In BW066 and BW082, the last two episodes where Kibago was in a position to do something, it just ran around crying instead of showing it was able to fight, same he did against Tsunbear and Gobitto, because he's just not ready for a real battle. But instead of getting him ready through training, Kibago magically bypasses all of that and learns moves out of thin air to circumvent actually growing stronger.So. So. So. Untrue.
Not my fault it was a hair ornament for the last year.You can't use examples to make Kibago look weak from over 40 episodes ago were in that time he obviously grew.
Which is not inherently bad or good. It's a story element taken on its own that can either be bad or good depending on how it fits into the bigger picture and interacts with the overall arc and characters. I have a holistic outlook where to me it's not just about Kibago learning Giga Impact, it's about how this fits with what was shown beforehand, what the character is, etc. All of it combined makes for a situation that was in my opinion uncompelling, unentertaining, unbelievable and therefore, didn't serve the episode or the story. That this kind of situation tends to happen a lot with Iris where she's shown having potential flaw only to reveal that it's not a flaw at all and that she knew what she was doing and was right all along really makes no sense in a character whose reason to be on the journey is to learn things. You're trying to reduce everything to the part while I look at the whole. It's two different approaches altogether and it makes the "well if you say X about Y, then you must say X about Z" arguments pointless.It's still the same scenario of a Pokemon mastering a move.