Fans create mock-ups of how a free-to-play Pokemon would function.
Ever wonder what a free-to-play Pokemon game might look like? Well wonder no longer because a reddit user has provided a Photoshopped glimpse into how that type of game might function with today's FTP craze.
The examples have similar traits to many of the popular free-to-play games available right now. Instead of going to the nearest Poke Center for a quick check-in, you'll be forced to wait almost an hour--that is, unless you have enough currency to skip the wait. Gyms that are usually always open once you're powerful enough will be closed at certain hours for the poor Pokemon trainers.
And it seems like Professor Oak is a big advocate for social media.