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Recently, Pokémon GO had an update that allows you to gain extra experience from your first catch of the day. Actually, Niantic stated this on the Pokémon Facebook page:

You’ll earn bonuses for the first Pokémon catch and PokéStop visit each day. You’ll receive a larger bonus when you do this seven days in a row.

What are these bonuses?

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Based on this website, the rewards are as follows:

    Action      |         Frequency      |        Reward
Catch Pokemon   |   First time a day     |  500 XP and 600 Stardust
Catch Pokemon   |   7th consecutive day  |  2,000 XP and 2,400 Stardust
Spin Pokestop   |   First time a day     |  500 XP and “additional items”
Spin Pokestop   |   7th consecutive day  |  2,000 XP and more “additional items”

It should be noted that the 7th consecutive day bonus is called a 'Streak Bonus' and is in addition to the First time a day bonus. See below for a screencapture of a streak bonus that includes the first catch bonus.

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It should be noted also that the 7th consecutive spin gives more items and according to an official PokemonGo update on March 21st, a guaranteed Evolution item.

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    pokemongolive.com/en/post/daily-bonus This website also has the same details about the bonuses and states that it resets at 12 AM local time
    – Bob2Chiv
    Nov 7 '16 at 15:52
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    @mjr Seeing as the Hallowe'en event started/stopped at UTC midnight, your observation probably means this feature follows UTC too. Nov 7 '16 at 18:54
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    Then maybe it's just bugged af, like any normal new Niantic feature
    – mjr
    Nov 7 '16 at 19:15
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    On Pokemon GO's Support for Daily Bonuses, the 7-day bonuses are different than those listed in this answer. But the page also states that bonuses reset at midnight, local time. Maybe someone can experiment with their phone's time...
    – Jerry
    Nov 8 '16 at 1:32
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    @Tester101 The count resets on the eight day, so can gain the "7th consecutive day" reward only once per week.
    – NineBerry
    Nov 14 '16 at 13:23

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