Are you interested in learning how to solve a Pyraminx? You’ve come to the correct place. Thousands of cubers have entrusted us with solving their Pyraminx. We’re going to presume you’ve never solved a Pyraminx or any other pyramid-shaped problem before, so this will be a completely beginner-friendly lesson. Let’s start without further adieu.
Learn the notation of the Pyraminx Puzzle. The puzzle is nothing but a pyramid version of the Rubik’s cube. This is a very important step in learning how to solve a Pyraminx. Let’s first understand the:
L- Turn the Left part of the Pyraminx
U- Turn the Upper part of the Pyraminx
R- Turn the Right part of the Pyraminx.
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 (notice the apostrophe’).
Step 1 –
Match 3 tips by looking around your puzzle. This is a simple task that can be completed in seconds with practise. After you’ve accomplished this step, you can move on to step 2 to understand how to solve the Pyraminx a little bit more.
To solve the Pyraminx, we have to start with simply rotating the bottom line. Simply rotate the three layers (U, R, and L) until the inner blue pieces are solved, as shown in the illustration on the left. After this step, you may need to retwist the tips. This is another simple step. We could have integrated Steps 1 and 2 into a single step, but we believe it is easier to do so. If you’re having trouble with this step, watch the video to the left, which should help you understand how to do it correctly. After you’ve completed these steps, you can move on to step 3.
Step 3- The Bottom Layer Is Finished
We may now go on to the rest of the blue side now that the edges and tips have been handled. This has been broken down into simple bullet points for your convenience.
1. Place your Pyraminx, blue side down, on a flat surface.
2. The arrows point to the appropriate colour for that face (if both tips facing you on the bottom layer are red, that is the red side and so on).
3. Spin your Pyraminx with one hand until the blue and red pieces appear.
4. To solve this Blue/Red piece.
5. Continue with the remaining Blue/Yellow and Blue/Green pieces.
Step 4- The Second Layer
The second layer of the Pyraminx is the focus of step 4. So far, I hope you’ve found this guide to be simple to use and comprehend. If you have any problems, please contact us and we will do our best to help you solve your Pyraminx with one-on-one assistance.
Anyway, let’s get this party started.
1. Return your Pyraminx to its original position, blue side down.
2. Perform U moves with any colour facing until one of the second layer pieces is in the correct position and at the back of the puzzle).
3. The Blue Face is on a table in the image above, and we are looking down on the Pyraminx. As you can see, the Green/Yellow piece is tucked away at the back, where it belongs. On the second layer, the front two pieces (Green/Red & Yellow/Red) just need to be replaced.
4. Hold your Pyraminx so that the solved piece is in the back and the two pieces that need to be switched are in front of you (blue face on the bottom), and follow the algorithm:
L R’ L’ R U R U’ R’
5.For some of you this will solve your Pyraminx. For other we still have a few more little bits to do.
Step 5: Finishing the Task
This is a really simple step, and if you’ve ever solved a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube, you’ll be familiar with the following procedure. Let’s go to work on this puzzle!
1. Ensure that your blue face is at the bottom of the Pyraminx, and that your Pyraminx resembles the image above (3 pieces to be cycled on the top layer).
2. Place any face of your Pyraminx in front of you (as long as the blue side is still on the bottom).
We utilise a different algorithm if your pieces need to be cycled clockwise than if they need to be cycled anti-clockwise.
3. Once you’ve established your Pyraminx, use the following algorithms to solve it.
Now you just have to solve any tips that are twisted incorrectly and your Pyraminx should be solved!
And it’s done!!
It was great exploring with you. Hope this article helped you to conquer the best of your skills with Pyraminx! Let us know in the comments.