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Go to X: () Y: ()
2.0 Go to X () Y ().png
Category Motion
Type Stack

The Go to X: () Y: () block is a Motion Block and a Stack Block. The block sets its sprite's X and Y position to the specified amounts. This block is related to the Set X to () and the Set Y to () blocks — it is the same as the two blocks combined, as shown in the workaround.

This block has no animation in its movement — it is the simplest way to move a sprite around the screen without displaying any animation (i.e. gliding). Therefore, this block is used whenever a sprite needs to jump to another spot.

Example Uses

Sprites often have to jump to places — this block is the simplest way to do so.

Some common uses for the Go to X: () Y: () block:

  • Moving a sprite
go to x: (73) y: (84)
  • Resetting the sprite's position at the beginning of a project or stage
when gf clicked
go to x: (73) y: (84)
when I receive [Stamp picture v]
switch to costume [Background v]
go to x: (73) y: (84)
next costume
go to x: (83) y: (114)
next costume
go to x: (95) y: (144)


Main article: List of Block Workarounds

This block can be replicated with the following code:

glide (0) secs to x: (X amount) y: (Y amount)

Common mistakes

The following alleged workaround is a common mistake made by many new Scratchers:

set x to (X amount)
set y to (Y amount)

However, this workaround is not accurate while using the pen. If you use this code, you will see the difference:

when key [a v] pressed
pen up
go to x: (0) y: (0)
pen down
go to x: (100) y: (100)

when key [b v] pressed
pen up
go to x: (0) y: (0)
pen down
set x to (100)
set y to (100)

The output is the following (the blue trails are the block's, the red are the workaround's):

See Also

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