Potential form using が and を particles

I’m using Tae Kim as a guide for grammar alongside Bunpro and i’m getting conflicting messages. Using other resources is just confusing me even more.
So i’m hoping someone here can clear this up for me, please.

According to Tae Kim Potential forms do not have direct objects.
The example is: 富士山を登られた, this is incorrect and 富士山が登られた
Is more natural (the book ommits the 'ら’).

However the Bunpro example sentence is: やっとシャワーを浴びられる, in this example wouldn’t やっとシャワーが浴びられる demonstrate that a shower was possible but at this moment no actual action is taken?

Thanks for reading my post and all help is greatly appreciated!

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That is not necessarily helpful.

In reality there is a subtle difference which is that in.

  • やっとシャワーを浴びられる
    It is the person who is finally able to take the shower.

Whereas in

  • やっとシャワーが浴びられる
    It is the shower that is finally allowing the showering to be available.

を marks the shower as an object of the sentence with an implied subject being the person who utters the sentences.

が marks the shower itself as the subject at it is the thing that does the showerability.


Particles cause me so much anxiety, the explanation clears it up for me thank you!