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I can't choose between 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD and 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD.

Smogon recommends the 2nd one.

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I would go with 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD. Chansey’s HP stat is way higher than its SpD stat (and any of its other stats), and since EVs add a common value to the stat instead of multiplying you benefit more from investing in a small stat, so 252 EVs in HP aren’t much of a difference.

Because of Chansey’s design, most of the time it won’t take any physical attacks anyway if you’re playing right. And you can always use a Bold Nature for extra support against surprise physical attacks.

Even though Smogon recommends the latter EV spread, top Uber players (1630+ Elo) tend to use the former spread most of the time (Source).

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I believe the first spread is better for Wish support, but the second is better if you're just trying to take hits and stall. Since Teleport is useless in Gen 7, I would say use the second set because it's hard to use Wish support without Teleporting. Smogon recommends the second spread, but I usually use the first spread. It's really up to you and if you want a Wish support set or a Soft-Boiled + Toxic set.

Thanks to you as well