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In the anime
When they got to the Gym, Juan was welcomed by his butler and {{cat|Gym assistants|assistant}}, {{ho|Sebastian}}, who informed Ash about the Gym rules. In order to test his challengers and make sure that they are ready to compete in the [[Hoenn League]] {{pkmn|League Conference|Championships}}, Juan provides {{pkmn|Trainer}}s with a unique challenge: the Gym battle is divided into four rounds, with the first one being a [[Double Battle]] held in a large {{wp|swimming pool}}, while the other three rounds consist of one-on-one battles conducted on a battlefield resembling a lake surrounded by land. Ash was able to overcome the obstacles imposed by Juan, and in ''[[AG111|Eight Ain't Enough]]'', he succeeded in defeating Juan's ace Pokémon, Milotic, thus winning the {{Badge|Rain}} and qualifying for the [[Ever Grande Conference]].
Juan's position as [[Gym Leader]] and his Coordinator past has made him a well-known personality in Sootopolis City. He is particularly popular with young women. Team Rocket went on to use his popularity for their latest scheme, and had [[James]] [[List of Team Rocket's disguises|pose as Juan]] to make money selling memorabilia and signatures in ''Eight Ain't Enough]]''.
Juan reappeared in a flashback in ''[[DP093|Playing The Leveling Field!]]''.
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 PokemonPokémon use attacks in quick succession, often making it hard for a challenger to land an attack. He blends each of his Pokemon’sPokémon'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.