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The Surprise button is the icon second from the top going down.

The Surprise Button, previously named as the Random Sprite button, or referred to as the Get Surprise Sprite button, was a feature in Scratch 1.x that allowed the user to load a random sprite from Scratch's sprite folders, including user-made sprites. This was taken out of Scratch 2.0 for an unknown reason. If the 1.4 offline editor has been downloaded, it can still be used to make random sprites appear. Some Scratchers have suggested it to be added back into the current version of Scratch.[1]

In the release of Scratch 3.0, it was added back as the Surprise button, with the ability to select a random sound, backdrop, or costume, alone with a single sprite.


Here are a few common uses for the button:

  • To get ideas for a project
  • To make a challenge. For example, make a project with two random sprites.
  • Getting a sprite quickly
  • So that the characters are always different and the project varies.

See Also


  1. bigpuppy. (30/5/2016). "Bring back the "Get Surprise Sprite" button" (quote from title) topic:201794