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

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.

- Place your Pyraminx on a table of flat surface with the blue side down.
- 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).
- With one hand, spin your whole Pyraminx until you find the blue and red piece.
- There are 3 cases you will have:

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.

- Place your Pyraminx back onto a table with the blue side down.
- With any colour facing you perform
__U__

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

- 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.

- 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'__ - For some of you this will solve your Pyraminx. For other we still have a few more little bits to do.
- Place your Pyraminx back on the table with the blue side down.
- 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!

- 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).
- Hold your Pyraminx with any face facing you (as long as the blue side is still on the bottom).
- 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.
- Use the following algorithms to solve your Pyraminx once you have established if your 3 pieces need to be cycled clockwise or anti-clockwise.
- Clockwise -
__R U R' U R U R'__ - Anti-Clockwise -
__L' U' L U' L' U' L__ - 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.

37 comments

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

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

Thanks man

Ramji

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

Simon

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

Javed

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

brooks

this was very helpful thanks so muck

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

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

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

amazing! i solved it so easily!

Reen Mercado

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

Martin

Awesome tutorial, learned in 1 hour

matt

Very good!!!!!!!!

Having a little trble on step 4 but works

Kiran Gole

Great Tutorial!!!!!

Solved it on first go. Very easy to understand.

Thank You very much.

James

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

Trushna

Thank you for algorithms. I solved with help of it

Shriyans Kumar

thank u very much

your videos helped me to solve my pyraminx

shantanu kapse

Too good bro I learned it in 15 mins

Mark Hargrove

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

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Red_Fire

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

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

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

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

Thx for help I solved it

Madrid

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

Suds

Thank you so much.

By far the easiest tutorial to follow on the internet.

Herbinator

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

karma

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

something

this helped me a lot thx

Djdjd

Didn’t work

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

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

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

pramit

i can solve it yess thnk u very much love u

pramit

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