## Introduction

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 a 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 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!

## Learn the Terms

Understand the terminology. The individual pieces that comprise each Pyraminx face are referred to by three different names:

1. Centerpieces are found in the center of each axial piece. There are four axial pieces, and each side has three centers. Centers do not move because they cannot switch positions to another type of piece.
2. Edges: On each face, edge pieces are located to the left and right of the top centers, as well as between the bottom two centers.
3. Tips: The tip pieces are the triangular pyramid's most outer points. These pieces can be moved independently and are not as important in solving the puzzle. These pieces, however, must still be twisted into the correct position to achieve the final solution.

## Notations

• R: Represents the right side of the Pyraminx face you're looking at. When using this notation, the right must be turned clockwise.
• R': Once again, for the right part, but this time it must be turned anticlockwise.
• L: The letter L represents the left side of the Pyraminx face in front of you. When using this notation, the left part must be turned clockwise.
• L': Turning the left part anticlockwise is represented by L'.
• U: The upper or top part of the Pyraminx must be rotated clockwise.
• U': Represents rotating the upper part of the Pyraminx anticlockwise.

## Step 1 - Solving The Tips

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 practice.

## Step 2 - Solving the Center

As a beginner, it is most common and highly recommended to start with a yellow-colored face. Although any color can be used to solve the Pyraminx, yellow is highly recommended because it is similar to the white face of the Rubik's cube.

Simply rotate the three layers (U, R, and L) until the inner colored pieces are yellow.

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

Once the centers are yellow. You can move on to the next step.

## Step 3 – Solving The Edges

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

The next step would be to solve the edge pieces of the yellow face. Turn the Pyraminx so that the yellow face is on the bottom side, which is now the Pyraminx's base.

Examine the Pyraminx's three different colored sides to find the unsolved yellow edge pieces.

Examine the other color on the same edge as the yellow. Check to see if the center below it is the same color as the other color. If it isn't, rotate the top piece clockwise or anticlockwise to align it with the matching color.

### Here are 3 cases that you can use for this case-

• Case 1: If the yellow edge piece is to the left - U' L' U L

• Case 2: If the edge piece is to the right - U R U' R'

• Case 3: 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 achieve this step with ease.

## 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 5 cases.

After solving the first layer you'll get these 5 cases. Perform an algorithm according to the situation and you'll be able to solve the Pyraminx easily.

There are 5 cases of this situation.

• Case 1 - Clockwise Cycle - R’ U’ R U’ R’ U’ R

• Case 2 - Anti-clockwise cycle - L U L’ U L U L’

• Case 3 - Right blocks - L R U R’ U’ L’

• Case 4 - Left Blocks - L  U R U’ R’ L
• Case 5 - Flip Case: R’ L R L’ U L’ U’ L

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!
Learn how to Solve a Pyraminx -

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.

bob

nope.

Ryan

absolutely terrible I rather use Wiki instead, the person keeps of saying it’s easy,easy extremely easy, very easy which is not for beginners. The person needs to learn some patience because I could not figure it out.

Brendan Unanimous

It’s a funny thing the Pyraminx, got it for Christmas and after a while I just got it. Today is my first time checking for algorithms and to my surprise, I was already using the last method. What’s really funny is that I have lots of friends who are speed cubers but when I give them the Pyraminx, none of them can solve it. I’m the only one I know who can solve it. (Geert, if you ever see this it’s literally the last method) Anyways, Peace, Love, and Pyraminx.

Marina Van Tonder

Awesome! Got it first time!

Anunay Gupta

I’m not able to solve my Pyraminx

Oppo highu 445

I am not able to solve mine cube

Thunder Beast

noice
will understand if you read it several times
helped a lot

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With is wrong with you everything is unclear just trash to to he’ll trash

Trash what the he'll is this trash nothing is clear just trash

With is wrong with you everything is unclear just trash to to he’ll trash

Trash what the he'll is this trash nothing is clear just trash

With is wrong with you everything is unclear just trash to to he’ll trash

Hello

Hello its good to see the cube solve

jaboi78

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

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

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.

Random Cuber

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

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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