In the time of peace that follows the defeat of Sin, a new craze sweeps across Spira: sphere hunting. People form groups and search the land for old spheres that can help them unlock the mysteries of the past. In FFX-2, Rikku starts her own sphere hunting group: the Gullwings. Paine joins her, and Yuna does too, searching for answers about a sphere showing a young man who looks and sounds very much like Tidus, her own lost love. And so the three set out on the great red airship, the Celcius, with Rikku's brother, known simply as Brother, Buddy, the Celcius's co-pilot, and Shinra, a young Al Bhed and something of a technological genius.
But sphere hunting is not without its competition, and the Gullwings soon become rivals with another group, known as the LeBlanc Syndicate. But when more dire situations than fighting over spheres occur, namely Shuyin's spirit threatening to activate Vegnagun, the groups become allies of sorts.The lack of gear.
In FFX-2, Rikku sheds her old clothes for a new look, and a much skimpier one at that. She steps on to the scene sporting a yellow bikini with pale orange piping, complete with straps from the bottoms riding up on her hips, suggesting a thong that is not there. The top laces up in the front, it's black halter strap buckling on both sides to the what little coverage the bikini top provides. Her arms are covered with off-white arm warmers, or sleeves, if you will, made of a gauzy fabric that ties into four large bows along her arms to keep the sleeves from falling off. Rikku's gloves are similar to those she wore in FFX - wrist-length and fingerless, but these are brown. And because even Square Enix must admit that a bikini top on its own is rather skant covering, a very long scarf is twined about Rikku's neck, red in the middle, around her neck, fading to orange, and finally to yellow at the ends. The tassles at the bottom extend to just below her knees.
Atop her bikini bottoms rests an olive green miniskirt that is just short enough to keep the fanboys squealing. Coming out of two sets of four little grommets by each front hipbone are pale orange strings, crossing to form small 'X's. Over the skirt, a yellow belt is buckled, complete with two square-ish pouches that are oh so necessary for certain theifly duties. Her long legs are bare down to her cowboy-like boots. The mid-calf high boots have black soles and silver bottoms that spike up in a diamond shape into the dark blue cloth of the tops.The dresspheres.
In FFX-2, the main party is made up of only the three girls, Yuna, Rikku, and Paine, as opposed to the previous seven in FFX. Because of this, there would be much fewer options for attacking and defeating an enemy. Thus the dressphere system was born. It allows the trio to change job classes in battle from their default ones (Yuna: Gunner, Rikku: Thief, and Paine: Warrior) to more easily defeat their opponents.
To see images of all Rikku's dresspheres, click here.