This is perfectly in line with a Poke Tales short. I'm also quite proud of Nidorina's matronly anime look. She looks huggably adorable, if not a little too wide canonically.
Why not introduce you to this cast of cute and happy Nidoran? These are all my Nidoran characters. Here's what's interesting, all but one are from the Poke Island Series, which at the time of this illustration was all I had. Now there's the entire Schneider family, but we'll make do with what we have here.
In order of appearance:
1999 - Melody, Rondo (Poke Island)
1999-2000(?) - Nidoran (F), Martha, Gerald, Nidoran (M), Dot, Needles (Poke Tales)
2000-2001(?) - Diana, Nina*, Chaud* (Poke Legends)
2006 - Angelina (Carmela: ¡Alcance Las Estrellas!).
*Chaud may have appeared first, too lazy to confirm.
And now, some really quick background info. Melody and Rondo are child siblings, but importantly Snow Nidoran, a species of Nidoran with a thicker, white coat living on Mt. Frosty. They lead a choir of other Snow Nidoran kids, and this choir is known as the Snow Children (so now, the fictional Love and Peace song title should make sense).
Nidoran (female) kick started Poke Tales, really, and my love for Nidos. Martha and Gerald Faurnsworth are an older Nidoran couple who fell on hard times. They're also one of the few characters in the series with a surname. Nidoran inadvertantly got them back from rags to riches, but the Faurnsworths are very generous and pleasant to be around. Nidoran (male) is a really nice guy, and a bit of a thrill seeker.
Dot is the Nidoran family's only child. She started off a bully, but just became talky. Needles is the Nidorino family's first born. He's very shy, but likes sweets. Diana is the Nidorino family's second born. She's very sweet natured. She looks a lot like her mom in this picture, too. Nina is the Nidorino family's third born. She's fragile. Chaud is the child of Nidoking's family. Nidoqueen thought it'd be fun to have a baby just like her friends Nidoran and Nidorina. Let's just say the Nidoroyals weren't well prepared. Chaud's a little whiny. Angelina is Carmela's childhood friend. She, like Carmela, has a pretty snappy attitude, but she believes in family and keeping traditions, and has an optomistic personality hidden inside her tough exterior.
For best effect, imagine Dot has the shy, stilted and slurred-stumbly tone of a three year old. That's how her line is supposed to read, but I never quite know if that translates on paper. I wish I had VAs for these characters, especially the babies. Man would that be adorable. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, wives, children, grandchildren and everyone else who's been touched by a maternal influence. :)
Can you guess what the primary color for this piece is? :P This doubles as regular fan art, really.
I nearly opted out of Father's Day art, but I had the idea, and figured the day still needed some representation on the site. I'm sure Nidoran Female wouldn't too happy about these two munching flowers, but there's something special about a little daddy-daughter time, and I think it's safe to let them have this, don't you?
Based off of the Poke Tales versions, as opposed to their finalized toddler selves. Despite how it looks, they're actually close friends. Or maybe it just appears that way because Dot has no one else to play with, and Needles just takes it because the circumstance is mutual. I can imagine in the future, Dot becomes a Nini-like figure being all tough and protective of Needles, who is probably cowardly like Alternate Universe Nidorino. The only difference is it'll be more of a brother sister relationship, and Needles is just a nervous guy instead of a weird one.
Doodled just because. Not including Poke Island itself, it had an entirely different Nido cast than the latter two parts of the series. These are all he important Nido cast members (they may not all be major characters, but they aren't background). When you stop to think of it, outside of Poke Island, Nido Pokemon have been the foundation of everything I start that's Pokemon related. With such high regard, it's no surprise I would build unnecessary sites like this one, but someone had to do it.
The imagery MIGHT make more sense than it did when I first uploaded this, with the advent of more character info through time. But like last time, you could probably guess what each character is like just by what you see, and you'd probably be spot on (although the children are a bit hard).
It's wrong to let children be bad.
A group pic of all the Nido characters of Poke Tales and Poke Legends by the end of the series. Everyone's in cute mode, as well. I could've arranged it better in retrospect, but here we are. Also, this doesn't include Poke Island Nidos. Maybe one day I'll do a group picture of all the major Nidos of the trilogy, but hey, I'm 2/3s there.