well, you get 4 of the 10 available. It's frustrating to get one you don't want. I just got a Sea Dragon that has (so far) 2 abilities I didn't want. My Ice mage is currently training his 4th starfish trying to get the right combination.
My advice, get another, or see if you can bread with someone that has the abilities you want.
I'd love to be able to see in advance what abilities the pet will develop.
hatch with a friend that has a pet with spritely already. The skill is 'rare' so prob would increase your odds to find one with 3+ rare skills. It took me dozens of tries on sea dragons. Then got a sea dragon that could cast spritely, hatched it with damp demon. The new demon cast sprite at teen.
My friend had a spritely that cast its spell every turn at least 1-3 times each turn. Does the pet matter on how much it will cast it I see pets that have spritely and never cast it and pets that cast it a few times each battle, but this...