It's because in it's previous round, Bulbasaur and Totodile had more Votes than Fennekin
Totodile had more votes than Fennekin in Round 2 but Bulbasaur hadn't, there was a tie between Fennekin and Bulbasaur.
Yes, I know that you may have used the results of round 1 as a tie-breaker but that logic don't work in the case of Piplup, Piplup won the round 1 with Snivy and Rowlet but it was still left out from round 3.
In round 2, Mudkip, Treecko, Totodile and Snivy took the first four places but after them there was tie between Piplup, Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Fennekin, Litten, Charmander and Torchic. The results of round one is used as tie-breaker and they're following.
ok so someone help me on who should and shouldn't be in the semifinals? it was probably an oversight and if so, it's an easy fix of just either re-doing the round over or just including the missing Pokemon in the poll.
ok so someone help me on who should and shouldn't be in the semifinals?
It's impossible to say without re-doing round 3 with Mudkip, Treecko, Totodile, Snivy, Piplup, Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Fennekin and Litten because Piplup was so strong in round 1 that the results of round 3 would be different if it were in.
Mistakes happen- we're all human. If everyone wants a fair vote though, then re-doing one of the rounds would be the best idea.
Either that, or I'd personally be fine even if we did a seperate round with the four Pokemon from this poll plus Piplup (who should've been included in round 3) and Fennekin (who was tied with Bulbasaur and Totodile the last 2 rounds). Then maybe have a final three instead of final 2?