No, no, no, no ,no, no, No! Everything is tied to the POP and Richter. Has Alma learned one spell without Richter knowing it first? No. Has she learned any skill or ability? No. When did she evolve? When RICHTER unlocked HIS POP powers. I get why you guys might think that but it would be just to OP. If AK wanted such a possibility he would have just allowed Richter to become master of the shadow trench as well.