how to solve a pyraminx

Solving a Pyraminx or triangle cube is much easier than solving a Rubik’s cube. You just need to understand the notations and the edges to solve it. 

While solving any cube, algorithms play a major role. To understand that we have few articles published on Rubik’s cube algorithms. You can learn cube solving easily by following them. You can also follow our YouTube channel where we publish videos on solving different types of cubes by the experts.  

In this article, we will be teaching you how to solve the pyraminx cube step by step. All you need to do is follow these steps and learn some algorithms! 

So, let's get started! 

Notations - 

L - Turn the Left part 

U - Turn the Top part 

R - Turn the Right part 

L' - counter clockwise

U'- counter clockwise

R'- counter clockwise

Step 1 - Solving The Tips 

how to solve a pyraminx

In this step we will learn how to solve the tips of the Pyraminx or triangle cube. This is quite intuitive and it’s really easy.

Simply match the  3 tips. This is extremely easy and can be done in 1-2 seconds with practise. 

Step 2 - Solving The Centers  

how to solve pyraminx cube

 

Simply turn the 3 layers (U, R and L) until the inner colored pieces get solved. 

This is again, a very easy step. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to do this step easily.

Step 3 – Solve The Edges

how to solve a pyraminx algorithms

Now that we have the centres and tips solved we can move on to solving the rest of the puzzle. 

The tips show which colour that side should be. 

Move your  Pyraminx until you find the missing edge 

Here are 3 cases for this case-

The edge piece to the left.

U' L' U L

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The edge piece to the right.

U R U' R'

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If the edge needs to be flipped.

R U R' 

Perform this algorithm and you'll get one of the two cases which we have already shared

This step is a little bit harder than the first 2 steps, but it is still  easy and once you know how to perform the moves correctly then you’ll be able to perform this step with ease. 

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Step 4 - The Second Layer

The second layer is the last step! For this step you'll have to memorize a set of algorithms for 4 cases. 

After solving the first layer you'll get these 4 cases. Perform an algorithm according to the situation and you'll be able to solve the pyraminx easily.

There are 4 cases for this situation.

Clockwise Cycle- L’ U L U L’ U

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Anti- clockwise cycle- R U’R’U’ R U’

how to solve a pyraminx last layer

Right blocks- L  U R U’ R’ L’

how to solve a pyraminx step by step

Left Blocks- L R U R’ U’ L’

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Everyone starts out as a beginner and one can only become a master in cubing with practice. My biggest advice would be to practice with focus and improving your finger tricks! 

About Author

Arush Singh
Arush Singh
Arush Singh is a speedcuber from Bhiwadi with 2 National podiums and is currently ranked 2nd in India for Megaminx. He started cubing when he was 11 and it has been almost 5 years since his cubing journey started. Along with cubing, he also loves programming and art and is also fond of conducting research. He is currently a researcher at the New York Academy of Sciences and has been awarded by Google for his research in machine learning and biomechanics. He has attended 14 competitions and has won a total of 30 podiums with 13 gold medals. He was also top 50 in the world for Megaminx in 2019.

11 comments

Hello

Hello

Hello its good to see the cube solve

Adam

Adam

The most unclear thing I’ve ever read in my life. Bulls**t

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b

i dont get it

jaboi78

jaboi78

i know how to solve this and this explanation is not very helpful for people that are new to the Pyraminx

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poop

poop

Kota

Kota

I found this really useful, I’ve never been able to solve any before. But I got this in 10 minutes! Thank you so much<33

Rohit Banerjee

Rohit Banerjee

Wtreetttedv

Applepie

Applepie

I solved my Pyraminx by solving the yellow side than the green than the blue than the red then keep alternating until I get to case one or two than I solve.

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Random Cuber

Random Cuber

It was very unclear couldn’t understand a single thing. Please make a slide show with clear pics plz

Geert Snatersen

Geert Snatersen

very unclear
my last case is not mentioned (i think.
(everything solved except for 2 edges that need to be turned)

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