Rikku has a crush on Gippal, but other than occasional flirting, Gippal doesnt seem to notice or care.
Well, Rikku seems to see Gippal as imature and sometimes hopeless, also he treats her like a kid so probably not. Family friends? I'd say yes, but thats about as far as their relationship goes.
If I can remember correctly, Gippal does say at Djose Temple in chapter 3 if you visit before you have a mandatory mission that Rikku and he was "quite the couple". Yunie X (talk) 12:48, October 7, 2012 (UTC)