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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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 clockwiseBlueGreenRed – 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 Pyraminx3 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 TutorialVideo 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
32:47 Speed Cube Shop Giveaway Details
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 LayerBeginner 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 CasesBeginner 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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