How to Solve a Pyraminx
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Do you want to learn how to solve a Pyraminx? Then you are on the right page. We have personally helped thousands of cubers solve their Pyraminx.

We are going to assume that you have no previous knowledge of solving a Pyraminx or any type of pyramid shaped puzzle and make this a completely beginner focused tutorial.


Notation

L - Turn the Left part of the Pyraminx (as shown in the image above).

U - Turn the Top part of the Pyraminx (as shown in the image above).

R - Turn the Right part of the Pyraminx (as shown in the image above).

There are 3 basic notations for the Pyraminx puzzle (using this beginners method). Once you start to get a little better at solving the Pyraminx you can move on to learn the Keyhole method (which includes the back layer too and "B" included in the notations, but we will get to that one day). 

L, R and U mean to rotate that part of the puzzle Clockwise.

L', R' and U' mean to rotate that part of the puzzle Counter-Clockwise.

Pyraminx Notation

If the above text on learning the correct notation for the Pyraminx confuses you then simply watch the video we have made to the left and see if that clears up any confusion. 


Step 1 - Solving the tips

In Step 1 we will learn how to solve the tips of the Pyraminx. This is a VERY easy step and does not really warrant much of a guide.

 

 

Step 1 - Video

Simply look around your puzzle and match 3 tips. This is extremely easy and can be done in seconds with practise. Once you have completed this step you can move on to step 2 were we will learn how to solve a little bit more of the Pyraminx.


Step 2 - solving some more

Simply turn the 3 layers (U, R and L) until the inner blue pieces are solved like the image to the left. You may have to twist the tips back around after this step.

 

 

Step 2 - Video

This is again, a very easy step. We could of combined Step 1 and 2 into 1 step but we think its easier to completely split it up. If you are struggling with this step just watch the video (left) and hopefully it will shed some light on the correct procedure. Once your puzzle looks like the image above you can move on to step 3.


Step 3 - Finishing the Blues

Now that we have the edges and tips solved we can move on to solving the rest of the blue side. We have broken this down into easy to follow bullet points. 

  1. Place your Pyraminx on a table of flat surface with the blue side down.
  2. The tips show which colour that face should be (if both tips facing you on the bottom layer are red, that is the red side and so on).
  3. With one hand, spin your whole Pyraminx until you find the blue and red piece.
  4. There are 3 cases you will have:

Case 1:

The Blue/Red piece to the left.

U' L' U L

 

Case 2:

The Blue/Red piece to the right.

U R U' R'

Case 3:

The Blue/Red piece needs to be flipped.

R U R'   (then case 1)

Simply follow the above steps (with all the blue pieces) until the blue face on your Pyraminx is completely solved.

Step 3 - Video

This step is a little bit harder than the first 2 steps, but it is still an easy once you know how to perform the moves correct and understand the process. Simply watch the video if you don't understand the above text guide.


Step 4 - The second Layer

In step 4 we turn our attention to the 2nd layer of the Pyraminx. I hope so far that you find this guide easy to use and understand. Please do contact us if you are having any problems at all and we will try our best to help you solve your Pyraminx with 1 on 1 help.

Anyway, lets move on.

 

    1.  Place your Pyraminx back onto a table with the blue side down.
    2. With any colour facing you perform U moves until one of the pieces on the second layer is in the correct position and at the back of the puzzle (like the image below.

(Make sure the piece at the back on the second layer is in the correct place - shown here by the Yellow/Green piece).

    1. In the Image above the Blue face is on a table and we are looking down on the Pyraminx. As you can see the Green/Yellow piece is at the back and in the correct place. The front 2 piece on the second layer (Green/Red & Yellow/Red) just need to be switched.
    2. Hold your Pyraminx so the the solved piece is at the back and the 2 pieces to be switched are at the front facing you (blue face still on the bottom) and perform the algorithm: L R' L' R U R U' R'
    3. For  some of you this will solve your Pyraminx. For other we still have a few more little bits to do.
    4. Place your Pyraminx back on the table with the blue side down.
    5. Perform U moves until your Pyraminx matches the image below (with only 3 pieces on the 3rd layer which need to be cycled).

    (3 Pieces to be cycled - Red/Green/Yellow).

     

     

    Step 4 - Video

    Here we have a little video showing you how to perform all stages of step 4 in an easy to follow video tutorial.


    Step 5 - Solving the rest

    This is a very easy step and if you already know how to solve a 3x3 Rubik's Cube then you will recognise the following algorithm. Let's crack on and solve this puzzle!

      1. Make sure your blue face is on the bottom of the Pyraminx and your Pyraminx looks like the image above (3 pieces to be cycled on the top layer).
      2. Hold your Pyraminx with any face facing you (as long as the blue side is still on the bottom).
      3. if your pieces need to be cycled clockwise we use a different algorithm as to what we use if they need to be cycled anti-clockwise.
      4. Use the following algorithms to solve your Pyraminx once you have established if your 3 pieces need to be cycled clockwise or anti-clockwise.
      5. Clockwise - R U R' U R U R'
      6. Anti-Clockwise -  L' U' L U' L' U' L
      7. Now, you just have to solve any tips they are twisted incorrectly and your Pyraminx should be solved.

    Step 5 - Video

    Your puzzle should be completed after performing this step!


    Thank you for reading our "How to solve a Pyraminx" tutorial guide. Hopefully this has found you solving your Pyraminx and impressing your family or friends. Please do share this guide if you found it helpful in any way.

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    38 comments

    Joy

    Joy

    Hi :) i have got a problem right here that i dont know how to solve, my blue side is complete but my red , green and yellow have at the bottom center a different color.
    Like the whole face ( red/yellow/green) is done except one little piece that is at the bottom line in the center.

    Anshul

    Anshul

    This is the easiest guide of solving the pyraminx cube but the thing i want it that if it would be translated in hindi it will be more easier to understand for indians so i request to translate it

    A Human

    A Human

    The first 2 steps are ok, but my bottom line’s middle piece never matches up and my puzzle never gets solved…. expecting some help after posting this comment.

    Alan

    Alan

    Thanks man

    Ramji

    Ramji

    Not well but very very well ………🤦🏻‍♂️But👍🏻🙇🏻‍♂️

    Simon

    Simon

    So on April,15,2019 I was so excited to play with my Pyraminx when I got it and when I did it was so cool! But then I played with it and I was like how do I solve it! So I looked at the manual and it did not work! So then I hopped onto my computer and looked up " How to solve a Pyraminx" And then I checked other ones and it did not work, until I clicked on this link and it told me all I needed to do to solve a Pyraminx and I solved it in one day a lot of times and I loved it so I can now solve like nothing! So thank you the creators of this wonderful website you knew where you were going with this and also my cube was a sticker less qiYI cube and it did the job so if you want one go to Amazon.com and then search for Pyraminx Rubik’s cube and then it will show " Sticker less speed cube qiYI" and that is exactly the one I got for cheap and also it is very bright colors! So have a great day every body!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    h

    h

    this is so easy! I could solve it in less than 30 seconds after two days!

    Javed

    Javed

    thank you for the lesson, now i can show my freinds my new tricks

    brooks

    brooks

    this was very helpful thanks so muck

    Mik Gre

    Mik Gre

    I have to wait 2 weeks to see if it works. but judging how detailed the steps are and your comments, i suppose it will work.

    Cole Hamilton

    Cole Hamilton

    I solved it with my own algs first and then I went back to see what the actual algs for it were. It’s not hard to solve.

    Darion

    Darion

    Man this website is amazing if u don t understand the step in words than they show it in video too which os really nice the only negative which is a challenge for every rubix/ puzzle is memorzing the algorithms which for some people is easy ok thers not.

    Melanie Logan

    Melanie Logan

    amazing! i solved it so easily!

    Reen Mercado

    Reen Mercado

    This tutorial is really helpful! I learned to solve it only for 15 mins. Thank you very much!!!

    Martin

    Martin

    Awesome tutorial, learned in 1 hour

    matt

    matt

    Very good!!!!!!!!

    Having a little trble on step 4 but works

    Kiran Gole

    Kiran Gole

    Great Tutorial!!!!!

    Solved it on first go. Very easy to understand.

    Thank You very much.

    James

    James

    Would be able to solve if step 4 was more clear. Please Can you make it more clear

    Trushna

    Trushna

    Thank you for algorithms. I solved with help of it

    Shriyans Kumar

    Shriyans Kumar

    thank u very much
    your videos helped me to solve my pyraminx

    shantanu kapse

    shantanu kapse

    Too good bro I learned it in 15 mins

    Mark Hargrove

    Mark Hargrove

    Cleanest, most fool-proof explanation I’ve seen for the Pyraminx. Thanks.

    New Orleans, Louisiana USA

    Red_Fire

    Red_Fire

    It’s confusing, but helpful. Much better than the other YouTube videos. Still trying my best. Uhhhhhg! Arrrrrrrrrrh!

    Bex

    Bex

    Absolutely brilliant tutorial!! I got the pyraminx for Christmas and have been looking for a tutorial since. This was the only one that made any sense whatsoever. So clear. Thankyou so much it was great help!!:)

    Confoused

    Confoused

    Why is the shap of a tryangke? it should be a square

    Henry

    Henry

    Great tutorial. The method is really easy. But, sometimes when I get to step 4, I cannot perform substep 3: “Perform U moves until one of the 3 pieces on the upper layer is in the correct position”
    This happens when there is no such U move.

    In that case, I just do the step 4 algorithm: L R’ L’ R U R U’ R’ and try again. Eventually it all works out.

    Perhaps, there is a smarter way though?

    Sashank Rijal

    Sashank Rijal

    Thx for help I solved it

    Madrid

    Madrid

    I used this tutorial and my best time was 17.56 seconds. Thank you so much very helpful.

    Suds

    Suds

    Thank you so much.
    By far the easiest tutorial to follow on the internet.

    Herbinator

    Herbinator

    Nice tutorial! It was much easier to follow than any of the YouTube videos I looked at.

    karma

    karma

    Thanks a lot! it took a while but it worked! If you haven’t can you make a tutorial on the Skewb?

    something

    something

    this helped me a lot thx

    Djdjd

    Djdjd

    Didn’t work

    Confused

    Confused

    This tutorial is confusing because no matter what i do I cannons get past the final step my pyraminx always ends up even more mixed up then i started . I also don’t get what it means when it says if it has to turn anti-clockwise or clockwise i dont understand.

    Philippe

    Philippe

    This is one of the best tutorials i have ever read. Thanx alot kewbz and luke terzich. Our whole class used this to solve ours, From Philippe Moreau

    Rubix

    Rubix

    I still cant solve it I can’t pass step 3 can anyone help? I have NO idea how to

    pramit

    pramit

    i can solve it yess thnk u very much love u

    pramit

    pramit

    a nice tutorial from my side i love hope by this i can solve my new pyraminx thxx luke terzich

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