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In the anime
==In the anime==
[[File:Juan anime.png|250px|thumb|Juan in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
Juan debuted in ''[[AG110|The Great Eight Fate!]]'', where he was first seen putting on a show with his {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} at the inauguration of an art piece in [[Sootopolis City]]. Impressed by how Juan's Pokémon took the stage, {{an|May}} commented that Juan could be a great {{pkmn|Coordinator}} and that she had never seen someone using {{type|Water}} [[Move|attacks]] in such a beautiful and creative manner. Following his water show, {{TRT}} appeared to try to steal Juan's Pokémon. After hearing {{TP|James|Chimecho}}'s melodic voice, Juan initially mistook themthe trio for artists, but when {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} told him that they were a trio of thieves, he easily sent them blasting off.
After that, Ash challenged him to a [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}}, which Juan accepted. He then offered the group a ride to the [[Sootopolis Gym]] on his boat, where {{an|May}} complimented Juan foron his performance. Juan then revealed that he was once a [[Pokémon Coordinator]]. After winning the five required [[Ribbon]]s, he entered the [[Grand Festival]] and won with the help of {{p|Milotic}} and the others, earning the [[Ribbon Cup]] and receiving the title of [[Top Coordinator]].
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Juan reappeared in a flashback in ''[[DP093|Playing The Leveling Field!]]''.
Juan enjoys the finer things in life. His preferred aesthetic appears to classical luxury like marble, porcelain, chandelier light fixtures and dark wooden furniture with intricate details. He is impeccably polite and often describes things in a uniquely poetic manner.
In ''[[AG110|The Great Eight Fate!]]'' Juan that he decided to [[Type expert|specialize]] in {{t|Water}} Pokémon because of their streamlined physiques and their weakness to {{type|Electric}} [[move]]s. Max became intrigued by Juan liking a weakness, and Juan explained that, throughout his years competing in [[Pokémon Contest]]s, he learned that being close to making a mistake is one of the best ways to add appeal to a [[Contest Battle]]. He added that he has learned to wait for attacks, then defend from them accordingly.
During a [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}}, Juan is confident in his abilities and crosses his arms over while he focuses on the match. He has his Pokemon use attacks in quick succession, often making it hard for a challenger to land an attack. He blends each of his Pokemon’s unique characteristics, like {{p|Whiscash}}'s whiskers or {{p|Seaking}}'s horn, to best showcase their individuality and strength. Juan channels his passion and experience in [[Pokémon Contest]]s to make his [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}}s a truly elegant and creative performance.