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SM Rookies (stylized as SMROOKIES) is a pre-debut training team established in 2013, produced by South Korean agency, SM Entertainment. SMROOKIES comprises young trainees who have yet to debut in a group or as a solo act. Rookies have taken part in SMTOWN shows as part of their promotions before graduation in order to develop themselves for their debut.

The first batch of rookies; Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, and Yeri debuted as members of the girl group Red Velvet in 2014.

The second batch debuted as members of the boy group NCT which consisted of various subunits, its first subgroup NCT U, debuted in April 2016, followed by its second subgroup, NCT 127 in July 2016, and its third subgroup, NCT DREAM in August 2016, and its fourth and final subgroup, WayV on January 2019.

The last rookie, Ningning debuted in November 17, 2020, as a member of the girl group aespa.


Debuted Rookies[]

This rookie debuted in Red Velvet.
This rookie debuted in NCT.
This rookie debuted in aespa.
Irene (The ReVe Festival Day 2) 1.png
Seulgi (The ReVe Festival Day 2) 6.png
Wendy (The ReVe Festival Day 2) 4.png
Yeri (The ReVe Festival Day 2) 2.png
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Johnny icon.png
Taeyong (SuperM).jpg
Yuta icon.png
Kun WayV icon.png
Doyoung icon.png
Ten WayV icon.png
Jaehyun icon.png
Winwin WayV icon.png
Jungwoo icon.png
Lucas WayV icon.png
Mark (SuperM).jpg
Xiaojun WayV icon.png
Hendery WayV icon.png
Jeno NCT Dream icon.png
Haechan NCT Dream icon.png
Jaemin NCT Dream icon.png
Yangyang WayV icon.png
Jisung NCT Dream icon.png
Aespa Ningning Next Level concept photo (5).png

Former Rookies[]

  • Hina (하나 / なかむら ひな)
  • Koeun (고은)
  • Lami (라미/김성경)