One of the big problems for Pokémon Go players is having a reason to consistently play when you hit the mountain that is the game’s XP demands to level up. Once you hit Level 20, you’ll need to catch hundreds of Pokémon, or spin thousands of Pokestop discs, in order to get that precious level-up. It can dim your motivation to play, so Niantic is adding a simple incentive, in the form of daily quests.
It’s pretty straightforward: Every day you catch a Pokémon, you get a 500 XP and 600 Stardust bonus. Do it for a straight week, and you get 2000 XP and 2400 Stardust. Visiting at least one Pokestop and spinning the disc will get you 500 XP a day and some extra items, and the 2000 XP weekly bonus also applies.
That’s useful for two reasons: One, it’ll let new players zip up the ladder faster and be competitive at local gyms, and two, it gives late-game players a reason to keep playing. At later levels, consistently playing will net you roughly 11,000 XP a week, which is more than you can rack up unless you walk pretty much everywhere all day. With winter coming up, it’ll be a particularly good incentive to keep playing, especially if that guy who parked that Snorlax at the top of your local gym goes on vacation.