Like in AKB48, regular auditions to recruit new members are held, and the future successful candidates, the Trainee members, take part of a in-training team of members that work as sub and under for the official members in various activities (mostly the theater performances). And then, when any of the official members graduate, a girl is promoted to fill the space.
- Bolded names indicate members, which are still active in MNL48 or one of the sister groups.
- Italicized names indicate members with pending graduations
- The members' pictures are of members who are still active and are listed in accordance to the alphabetical order of members in each generation.
- Announced in April 28, 2018.
Members (73): Abby, Alice, Aly, Alyssa, Andi, Ann, Arol, Ash, Belle, Brei, Cassey, Celine, Cess, Coleen, Dana, Dani, Daryll, Dian, Ecka, Eda, Ella, Emz, Erica, Essel, Faith, Gabb, Gia, Grace, Hazel, Ikee, Jan, Jaydee, Jem, Jewel, Joyce, Kana, Karla, Kay, Kyla, Laney, Lara, Lei, Madie, Mae, Mari, Mela, Necca, Niah, Nice, Nina, Nix, Princess, Quincy, Rans, Reiko, Reina, Rowee, Ruth, Sayaka, Sela, Sha, Shaina, Shaira, Sheki, Thea, Tin, Trixie, Van, Vern, Vira, Yna, Zen | Cole (Joined the group on May 16, 2018)
- Now in Team MII (7): Andi, Cole, Dana, Gia, Jan, Princess, Sheki
- Now in Team NIV (7): Abby, Alyssa, Coleen, Jaydee, Jem, Lara, Ruth
- Now in Team L (6): Dian, Ella, Grace, Kay, Thea, Tin
- Still part of Team Trainee (1): Kyla
- Now Graduated (36): Mae, Trixie, Van, Zen, Nina, Cassey, Nice, Hazel, Jewel, Madie, Necca, Erica, Sha, Quincy, Sayaka, Ash, Cess, Dani, Faith, Daryll, Ecka, Rans, Lei, Rowee, Joyce, Belle, Sela, Shaina, Shaira, Emz, Aly, Alice, Brei, Gabb, Mari
- Former Trainees (17): Celine, Reiko, Reina, Nix, Ann, Kana, Arol, Ikee, Vern, Niah, Eda, Vira, Yna, Mela, Essel, Laney, Karla
- Withdrew (2): Aria, Eunice
- Candidates (102): See MNL48 1st Generation Candidates
- Announced on March 25, 2019
- Now in Team MII (3): Jamie, Klaire, Yzabel
- Now in Team NIV (1): Miho
- Now in Team L (2): Amy, Frances
- Still part of Team Trainee (2): Sam, Trish
- Now Graduated (3): Yssa, Ice, Nile
- Former Trainees (1): Jean
- Former Candidates (8): Alex, Ara, Gail, Ish, Isylle, Naomi, Sandra, Sun
- Announced on March 15, 2020