If you poked someone for a long time, they wouldn't faint would they? And this was Pokemon, it'd do one damage, at least, every time, so if a super light Pokemon like Hoppip kept tackling some strong Pokemon, wouldn't it feel like nothing? But they'd still faint from the tiny damage if it took place over a long interval of time.
I took a break from making my game (almost done!) to draw this short comic!