The remote pair comes your way with a blinking road sign. It is an XY-chain in which every bv along the chain contains the same two candidates, X and Y. The X and Y in the end cells are toxic.
I mark a remote pair with the ©PowerPoint FreeForm shape, centering ends and corners on the XY cells. Such a chain of an even number of cells, i.e of odd length, is a remote pair. The two cells are toxic as if they were a naked pair in the same unit. You can confirm this behavior by considering X and Y separately as end candidates of an XY-chain. At all odd lengths (2, 4, 6, … cells), the toxic end cells are also known as conjugate pairs.
Here is another instructive example from my review of Antoine Alary’s More Extreme Sudoku, puzzle 200. Two remote pair formations occur together, each removing a pair of candidates in the same cell, leaving a clue.
It came as I was showing how a technique reported by a blog reader solves Antoine’s “book’s most difficult” puzzle.
For continuity in learning advanced Sudoku methods, I now recommend going directly to the X-panel methods, starting with X-chains. This leaves out uniqueness methods, which do fit in with other bv scan techniques, but are not directly related to these methods. Fishing, X-chains and coloring are powerful methods which more directly extend the concepts of links, chains, and toxic sets beyond the bv field.