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The general shape of a Reporter block.

A reporter block is a block that contains a value. These blocks can contain anything, from numbers to strings. Boolean Blocks are a special form of reporter blocks that report either "true" or "false". To quickly view the value of a reporter, simply click it in the editor and a bubble will display the value.


This is an example of a Reporter Block:

(x position)

As reporter blocks are values, they are designed to fit wherever a value is needed. This can be anywhere: many blocks have spaces (parameters) within them or drop-down menus capable of inputting reporter blocks. An example:

glide () secs to x: () y: ()

This block can easily be filled with Reporter blocks:

glide (costume [number v]) secs to x: (x position) y: (y position)


There are 30 reporter blocks in Scratch 3.0 (not including extensions), click on a block to find out more about it.




There are no events or control reporter blocks.




Note Note: The possible number of reporters is infinite, as there is no limit to how many variable and list reporter blocks can be created.


As Reporter blocks are values, they are used whenever a script needs a certain value. These values can be anything — from X positions to the costume number of a sprite. Reporter blocks also need another block to work; they cannot stack like Stack blocks. They can be used in sprites to perform a certain activity whenever it is loud, whenever the sprite reaches the ceiling (as shown below), etc.

An example is below:

when gf clicked
wait until <(y position) > [200]>
say [I've reached the ceiling!] for (2) secs

Note how the Reporter block is used in the script — the script waits until the Reporter block's value reaches a certain point, and then it continues.

Another way to use reporter blocks inside the editor is to click on them. They will say the answer in a small speech bubble.