How to solve a Pyraminx | Easy to follow Beginners Steps

A Pyraminx is a 3-dimensional twisty puzzle with four equal sized triangle shaped sides, which forms a tetrahedron. Each side has 3 tips, 3 edges and 3 centers. At a beginner level the puzzle is solved layer-by-layer in four steps:

  • STEP 1 - SOLVE THE FIRST LAYER CENTERS AND TIPS
  • STEP 2 - SOLVE THE FIRST LAYER EDGES
  • STEP 3 - SOLVE THE SECOND LAYER CENTERS
  • STEP 4 - SOLVE THE LAST LAYER CENTERS AND TIP

Full Video tutorial below:

 


STEP 1: Solve the Yellow centers and tips

  1. Find one tip that DOESN’T have the colour yellow in.
  2. Hold your cube so that that tip is at the back.
  3. Turn the top, left and right sides so until the Yellow is in the front face.
  4. Turn the tips to match

Solving the fist layer Pyraminx step 1


STEP 2: Solve the Yellow edges

  1. Turn the cube so that the Yellow face is now at the bottom and the Red bottom centers are in the front face.
  2. Find the Red/Yellow edge piece.
  3. Turn the top face until the Red/Yellow piece is in the front layer with the yellow side of that piece facing you as shown in the pictures below.
  4. Perform the steps below to put the Red/Yellow edge piece in place.

 

How to solve Pyraminx step2 A
OR
how to solve a pyraminx step 2b
Keeping yellow at the bottom, turn the pyraminx so that a different color is facing you. Repeat the steps above for the blue and green sides.


Possible Problem:
The edge you are looking for is in the bottom layer but in the wrong place or in the correct place but the wrong way around. Perform these steps to pop the piece into the top layer.

Take Edge Out

 


STEP 3: Solve the Red Blue Green centers and tip

  1. Turn the top so that all the center colours match
  2. Turn the top tip to match the center colours.
How to solve a pyraminx step3

 


STEP 4: Solve the Red Blue Green edges

You will now have one of three different cases. Choose the option below that matches your situation and follow the steps to ultimately solve your pyraminx.

Rotate 3 edges anti-clockwise

last layer edges a

Rotate 3 edges clockwise

last layer edges b

 

Swap 2 adjacent edges

last layer edges c

 

Rotate 3 edges and flip 2 edges clockwise

last layer edges d

 

Rotate 3 edges and flip 2 edges anti-clockwise

last layer edges e

 

14 comments

Hunter

Hunter

Good job SPEEDCUBE.COM.AU I was just checking this out to approve it, I personally can solve it in under a second and my method is barely different at all, again good job.

C

C

I didnt understand it at first but I’m getting better

Nevio

Nevio

This is awesome

DUB

DUB

it is better

Alex

Alex

Thanks I was trying to solve a pyraminx before competition

Jake

Jake

It made it so much easier

Urvita

Urvita

This is an amazing instruction guide
For begginers like me. This was very easy to understand. Thank you for this guide!

Anonymous

Anonymous

So helpful!

Elijah Steel

Elijah Steel

Done

Maddox

Maddox

The pyraminx makes so much sense now. I love how you showed the moves to rotate and swap.

Max

Max

Thank you so much!

Max

Max

How can you solve the whole pyraminx? And can you send me a notification about it

Anna

Anna

This is the first instruction guide that has fully made sense to me. Never been able to solve one of these until today. Thanks so much!

Christopher

Christopher

I FINNALY DID IT AFTER 7 YEARS

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