The Pyramorphix is a 2x2 shape-mod that was first produced in the early-1980s by Manfred Fritsche. It is in the shape of a tetrahedron and it has 4 colors. Similar to the Mastermorphix in design, it's essentially just the corners of it.
Unlike solving the mastermorphix, the pyramorphix is typically solved using an entirely different method compared to its base puzzle (the 2x2).
Step 1: Return to a tetrahedron
Can be done in 3 moves at most, with 7 total different shapes possible (including the tetrahedral shape)
Step 2: Solve 2 corners
Not too uncommon to have this step already done, but if not it can be done in only 2 moves. These corners are held in front for the rest of the solve.
Step 3: Solve the remaining 2 corners
This is separated into two steps, in where 2 of the 3 required algorithms are used.
Part A: Match two colors on the same side of the corners. The algorithm might have to be done multiple times.
Part B: Fully solve the remaining two corners
Step 4: Solve the centers
Very easy to do, but might take a couple times. Done by making sure none of the centers are correct, then performing the algorithm again to shift the centers into place.
This method was popularized and enhanced by Frozen Cuber, a 7x Guinness World Record holder, who also happens to be the current holder for multiple UWRs/WBs (Unofficial World Records/World's Bests) for events in relation to the Pyramorphix. The method is basically a simplified version of LBL on a 2x2.
Step 1- Construct a layer intuitively.
The layer should consist of 2 corners and 2 centers, and can usually be constructed within 5 moves.
Step 2- Last Layer Piece-Permutation
Done by applying an algorithm to put all pieces in the right place prior to orientating them.
Step 3- OLL
Basically OLL on a 2x2, but can be done only using Sunes and sexy moves.
UWRs/WBs (Unofficial World Records/World's Bests) for events in relation to the Pyramorphix
Frozen Cuber currently holds multiple UWRs/WBs (Unofficial World Records/ World Bests) for several events in relation to the Pyramorphix, with the following to name a few.
|Pyramorphix||single||0.50||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||7-mover, 1-move layer + 6-move LL (Recon & scramble available via link)|||||
|avg5||1.55||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||He's currently ranked #1 for the single-ao1000 for this event on the Global Pyramorphix Speedsolver Rankings|||
|avg12||1.99||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||Explanation vid available via link|||
|avg50||2.37||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||All WB stats are available via link|||
|Pillowed Pyramorphix||single||0.86||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||4-mover, 3-move Layer + U2 for AUF (Recon available via link)|||
|avg12||2.35||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||Explanation vid available via link|||
|avg50||2.84||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||All WB Stats are accessible via the links given|||
|Pyramorphix One-Handed||single||1.40||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||Recon available via the link|||
|avg5||5.61||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||His 5.73s WB2 ao5 is available via link|||
|avg12||7.57||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||He's currently ranked #1 for mutiple disciplines for this event such as the single-ao5 for this event on the Global Pyramorphix Speedsolver Rankings|||
|2-Pyramorphix Relay||single||4.05||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||1.5x solve #1 + 2.0x solve #2 w/ bad pickup|
|avg5||7.74||Frozen Cuber||Malaysia||He's currently ranked #1 for the single-ao1000 for this event on the Global Pyramorphix Speedsolver Rankings|||
Many different versions of the pyramorphix have been produced, the two main types being flat faced and pillowed.
- QiYi Pyramorphix
- QiYi Pillowed Pyamorphix
- ShengShou Pyramorphix
- Shengshou Pillowed Pyramorphix
- Lefun Pyraforphix
- Lefun Carbon Fiber Pyramorphix