# How To Solve a Pyraminx: Beginner & Intermediate Methods

In this Pyraminx Solution Guide with Pyraminx Video Tutorials, we Learn how to Solve the Pyraminx in 3 Steps with an easy Beginner Method then Intermediate Method. This is a full comprehensive Step by Step guide to learn to solve the Pyraminx.

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### How to Solve a Pyraminx Puzzle Step by Step Beginner Method Video Tutorial (Full)

Once proficient at solving the Pyraminx with Beginner Method, you can learn all 5 Pyraminx Last Layer Algorithms taught in Pyraminx Intermediate Method Tutorial.

### Intermediate Method Pyraminx Tutorial with all 5 Last Layer Cases & Algorithms (Full)

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## Understanding the Pyraminx

First we need to understand that the Pyraminx has 4 sides of different colors determined by 3 matching Center Pieces on each Side. For the most part the colors are standardized and will match from Pyraminx to Pyraminx (but not always) with Yellow on Bottom going clockwise we have Blue, Green, Red – BoGeR. video

### Yellow Facing Down, going clockwise

Blue Green Red – BoGeR

Here we have the **Centers & Core** of a disassembled Pyraminx along with the Edge Pieces. The **Center pieces have 3 Colors** and can only rotate with the **Edge pieces have 2 Colors** and can be moved into different positions. So the trick is to align to match all the Centers and place the Edges into position relative to the Centers. BoGeR video

## Solve Pyraminx

3 Step Layer by Layer Method

**Step 1**: Match Tips then Centers on the Bottom Layer (Yellow for us)**Step 2**: Insert the Bottom Layer Edges solving the entire Layer**Step 3**: Fix Edges in the Top/Last Layer solving the entire Pyraminx

3 Step Layer by Layer Overview video

**Note that I will be using Demonstration Pyraminx Cubes with stickers removed to help illustrate the pieces we are focusing on in each step.**

### Pyraminx Terminology & Notation

Video

CW = Clockwise

CCW = Counter Clockwise

Prime (‘) = CCW

Uppercase Letters = Corner (Center & Tip) turns

R = Right Corner CW / R’ = Right Corner CCW

L = Left Corner CW / L’ = Left Corner CCW

U = Up (Top) Corner CW / U’ = Up (Top) Corner CCW

B = Back Corner CW / B’ = Back Corner CCW

Lowercase Letters = Tip turns (we won’t be using)

r = Right Tip CW / r’ = Right Tip CCW

l = Left Tip CW / l’ = Left Tip CCW

u = Up Tip CW / u’ = Up Tip CCW

b = Back Tip CW / b’ = Back Tip CCW

L1 = Layer 1 (Bottom Layer)

L2 = Layer 2 (Last Layer or Top Layer)

LL = Last Layer (L2 or Top Layer)

### Pyraminx Beginner Method Tutorial

Video Time Stamps:

0:01 Intro

1:01 Message from Emily

1:31 3 Step Overview

2:38 Understanding the Pyraminx

4:50 Layer by Layer Method Overview

5:53 Terminology & Notation

7:21 Step 1: ATC _ Overview

8:05 Step 1: ATC _ Solve

8:31 Step 1: ATC _ Troubleshooting

9:24 Step 1: ATC_Tip

11:09 Step 1: ATC _ Practice Strategies

11:39 Step 2: L1 _ Overview

12:25 Step 2: L1 _ Solve

15:08 Step 2: L1 _ Troubleshooting

18:46 Step 2: L1 _ Practice Strategies

19:41 Step 3: LL _ Overview

22:01 Step 3: LL Cases 2 & 3 _ Explanation & Solve

23:54 Step 3: LL Cases 2 & 3 _ Troubleshooting

25:22 Step 3: LL Cases 4 & 5 _ Explanation & Solve

26:53 Step 3: LL Cases 4 & 5 _ Troubleshooting

27:31 Step 3: LL Case 1 _ Explanation & Solve

29:27 Step 3: LL Case 1 _ Troubleshooting

30:47 Step 3: LL _ Practice Strategies

32:03 Conclusion

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33:25 Special Thanks to…

### Step 1: ATC – Align Tips & Centers

- First we align all the Tips to Match the Centers.
- Next we match the 3 Yellow Centers on once side for our Bottom.
- 7:21 Step 1: ATC

In the photos below the Tips are aligned with the Yellow Centers and all 3 Yellow Centers and turned facing the same side to form our Yellow Bottom.

Although it’s not necessary, to help get familiar with the Pyraminx go ahead and match up the last Center (BGR) so all the Centers match on all 4 sides.

### Step 2: L1 – Complete Layer 1

- Insert the 3 Yellow Edges piece into the Bottom Layer (L1) making certain in the correct position relative color adjacent to Yellow.
- 11:39 Step 2: L1

### Step 3: LL – Solve Last Layer

Beginner Method

- Turn the Top LL Center to match the other Centers.
- Identify which of the 5 Cases you have 19:41 LL Cases.
- Pick an new Color as the a new Bottom and solve 22:01 .

Once you Solve the Pyraminx Bottom Layer, Layer 1, there are only five possible cases for the Pyraminx Last Layer Edges.

### 5 Pyraminx Last Layer Cases

Beginner Method

**Case 1: 2E (Bug Eyes)**27:31

2 Edges need to be solved**Case 2: 3E CCW**22:01

3 Edges need to be solved rotated Counter Clockwise**Case 3: 3E CW**22:01

3 Edges need to be solved rotated Clockwise**Case 4: 2F1E CCW**(Winky Eye) 25:22

3 Faces 1 Edge need to be solved, Edge rotated CCW**Case 5: 2F1E CW**(Winky Eye) 25:22

3 Faces 1 Edge need to be solved, Edge rotated CW

**LL Case Names & Nomenclature****2E** stands for 2 Edges (unsolved)**3E** stands for 3 Edges (unsolved) needing to move clockwise (CW) or counter-clockwise (CCW)**2F1E** stands for 2 Faces, 1 Edge (unsolved) with the unsolved Edge needing to move clockwise (CW) or counter-clockwise (CCW)**Case 4: 2F1E CCW **or Winky Eye, the Eyes is on the Right.**Case 5: 2F1E CW** or Winky Eye, the Eyes is on the Left.

**Pyraminx LL Case 1: 2E (Bug Eyes)** is the most difficult Case to solve with Pyraminx Beginner Method and is much easier with Intermediate Method.

Follow the steps precisely shown here 27:31 to solve with Beginner Method.

Intermediate Method 5:49 _ Overview & Logic Solve

**Pyraminx LL Cases 2 & 3**: **3E** are mirrors of each other and are solved the same as each other with Pyraminx Beginner Method as demonstrated here 22:01

These are the easiest Pyraminx Cases to solve. You just pick a new Bottom and solve just as you did with the Yellow Bottom.

Intermediate Method 8:55 _ Overview & Logic Solve

**Pyraminx LL Case 2: 3E CW** 22:01

The 3 Edges need to rotate Counter Clockwise

Intermediate Method 10:38 _ Notation Solve

**Pyraminx LL Case 3: 3E CW** 22:01

The 3 Edges need to rotate Clockwise

Intermediate Method 11:08 _ Notation Solve

**Pyraminx LL Cases 4 & 5: 2F1E** are mirrors of each other and are solved the same as each other with Pyraminx Beginner Method as demonstrated here 25:22 .

We just put the side with 2 bad Edges down as a new Bottom and solve it.

Intermediate Method 12:23 _ Overview

**Pyraminx LL Cases 4: 2F1E** **CCW** 25:22

2 Faces need to be solve and the completely unsolved Edge needs to rotate Counter Clockwise

Intermediate Method 14:15 _ Notation Solve

**Pyraminx LL Cases 5: 2F1E** **CW** 25:22

2 Faces need to be solve and the completely unsolved Edge needs to rotate Clockwise

Intermediate Method 15:09 _ Notation Solve

Take the time to fully understand and become proficient at solving the Pyraminx with Beginner Method. Then if you want to learn a more efficient way to solve the Pyraminx and learn all 5 Pyraminx Last Layer Algorithms, see the Intermediate Method Tutorial.

### Pyraminx Intermediate Method Full Comprehensive Tutorial Video

**Pyraminx Last Layer Algorithms:****Case 1: 2E **video

L R’ L’ R U’ R U R’

Or R’ L R L’ U L’ U’ L

Or Down Down Up Up Move Yellow then back in.**Case 2: 3E CCW ** video

R U R’ U R U R’ **Case 3: 3E CW** video

R U’ R’ U’ R U’ R’**Case 4: 2F1E CCW Winky Eye** video

R’ L R L’ U’ L’ U L’**Case 5: 2F1E CW Winky Eye** video

L R’ L’ R U R U’ R’

### Pyraminx Intermediate Method Tutorial Video **Time Stamps:**

0:00 Intro

1:15 Message from Emily

1:22 Last Layer 5 Cases Overview

3:17 LL Overview & Practice Strategies

5:49 Case 1: 2E (Bug Eyes) _ Overview & Logic Solve

6:57 Case 1: 2E (Bug Eyes) _ Notation Solve

7:17 Case 1: 2E (Bug Eyes) _ Troubleshooting

8:10 Case 1: 2E (Bug Eyes) _ Practice Strategies

8:55 Cases 2 & 3: 3E CCW/CW _ Overview & Logic Solve

10:38 Case 2: 3E CCW _ Notation Solve

11:08 Case 3: 3E CW_ Notation Solve

11:33 Cases 2 & 3: 3E CCW/CW _ Troubleshooting

11:58 Cases 2 & 3: 3E CCW/CW _ Practice Strategies

12:23 Cases 4 & 5: 2F1E CCW/CW _ Overview

13:14 Case 4: 2F1E CCW _ Logic Solve

14:15 Case 4: 2F1E CCW _ Notation Solve

14:29 Case 5: 2F1E CW _ Logic Solve

15:09 Case 5: 2F1E CW _ Notation Solve

15:34 Cases 4 & 5: 2F1E CCW/CW _ Troubleshooting

16:22 Cases 4 & 5: 2F1E CCW/CW _ Practice Strategies

16:59 Alternative Layer 1 Edge Insertion method

18:17 Solve Cases with Alternative Methods Logically

19:11 Conclusion

19:27 Special Thanks to…

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Very thorough tutorial, thank you for taking the time. I’m sure it took tons of time and work to get it so detailed. Solved the pyraminx at my old age because of the lessons in your video. Hadn’t messed with a rubik’s cube in 30+ years.

Thanks.

Yes much more time than it would seem to make the content.

Once familiar with solving Rubik’s style puzzles it becomes much easier to learn addition puzzles.

Just have to learn some simple logical principles first.